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Tienlyn Jacobson is a Fashion Writer, Social Media Strategist, stylist, and blogger with a talent for handling more projects at a time than is probably healthy (but it's so much fun!). With sleeves perpetually pushed up (because they look better that way), Tienlyn thrives on a conceptual approach to fashion just as much as she does when getting her hands dirty, which is often. Tienlyn is also half the duo of Say Hello Max, a fashion blog that features editorial style photos and refreshingly unique and informative content.

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Three Minutes with Dawn Olivieri

There is simply no arguing that actress Dawn Olivieri’s star is on the rise. In the past years, Olivieri has blessed the small screen with her distinctive blend of raw energy and tantalizing magnetism. From Heroes to True Blood, Olivieri’s repertoire continues to impress. Now in her second season as Don Cheadle’s onscreen ex-wife on House of Lies, Olivieri is more captivating than ever. When…
The Art of Being Alone, Dawn Olivieri by Elsa Kawai & Tienlyn Jacobson
The Art of Being Alone, Dawn Olivieri by Elsa Kawai & Tienlyn Jacobson
The Art of Being Alone, Dawn Olivieri by Elsa Kawai & Tienlyn Jacobson
The Art of Being Alone, Dawn Olivieri by Elsa Kawai & Tienlyn Jacobson
The Art of Being Alone, Dawn Olivieri by Elsa Kawai & Tienlyn Jacobson
The Art of Being Alone, Dawn Olivieri by Elsa Kawai & Tienlyn Jacobson
The Art of Being Alone, Dawn Olivieri by Elsa Kawai & Tienlyn Jacobson
The Art of Being Alone, Dawn Olivieri by Elsa Kawai & Tienlyn Jacobson

The invisible bike helmet: Hovding

To this day, my mother tells me to wear my helmet when I am riding my bike. And truth be told, I probably should, given my accident-prone biking behavior. I have ungracefully fallen off my bike countless times and actually had a helmet save my life, shattering to pieces in the 7th grade. And yet here I am, a self-proclaimed adult out of my school…

Going against the grain: festival style at Tomorrowland

In recent years, Music Festivals have festered with a certain type of uniform, consisting of neon, denim, fringe and over-bared skin, accompanied by plastic raver glasses or literal interpretations of John Lennon glasses. While the ties these looks have to the music festival scene might be obvious, they have also become a fashion crutch.

Trina Turk’s bold geometries

Inspired by artist Sonia Delaunay’s use of geometric abstraction that incorporates both strong colors and geometric shapes, the theme for Trina Turk fall 2012 runs clear throughout the collection, creating a range of pieces that work both together and alone. Literal interpretations of Delaunay’s style can be found in Trina Turk’s approach to color-blocking, color-clashing and bold paring and use of prints. The color scheme…
Tienlyn Jacobson in Trina Turk F/W '12
Tienlyn Jacobson in Trina Turk F/W '12
Tienlyn Jacobson in Trina Turk F/W '12
Tienlyn Jacobson in Trina Turk F/W '12
Tienlyn Jacobson in Trina Turk F/W '12
Tienlyn Jacobson in Trina Turk F/W '12
Tienlyn Jacobson in Trina Turk F/W '12
Tienlyn Jacobson in Trina Turk F/W '12

Rainbow dreams in vivid colour

From pastels to their bolder counterparts, this spring and summer is all about saturation. While there are certain colors that lead the trend, there is no denying that this season, when it comes to color, anything goes. Embracing this notion in full force while infusing an athletic attitude into the mix, the aptly named editorial, ‘Rainbow Dreams’ is shot and styled by Ann Mikitiuk and…
Rainbow Dreams by Ann Mikitiuk
Rainbow Dreams by Ann Mikitiuk
Rainbow Dreams by Ann Mikitiuk
Rainbow Dreams by Ann Mikitiuk
Rainbow Dreams by Ann Mikitiuk
Rainbow Dreams by Ann Mikitiuk
Rainbow Dreams by Ann Mikitiuk
Rainbow Dreams by Ann Mikitiuk

Handbags for bookworms: your favourite book can also be your bag

Fashion is often seen in the context of consumption and immediate gratification – and in the nebulous web of trade and culture, there is a place for that. However, there is also the fashion that stems from a selective vision: honed, crafted and often inspired from other art forms. I would argue that this selective vision is a journey that is immensely personal, as true…
A&V Book-Bags accessory collection
A&V Book-Bags accessory collection
A&V Book-Bags accessory collection
A&V Book-Bags accessory collection
A&V Book-Bags accessory collection
A&V Book-Bags accessory collection
A&V Book-Bags accessory collection
A&V Book-Bags accessory collection

Erdem Resort: delicate polarities

For some designers, a resort collection remains at its origin – an in-between seasons collection intentioned for the warm-weather holidays of affluent jetsetters, often tropics themed and inspired by the luxuriously carefree. For Erdem, this seemed not to be the case for 2013. There was an air of drama that surrounded the collection like a pregnant pause. The restrained polish of the silhouettes and meditated…

Ombre tights: legwear alert

We have put it in our hair and on our nails with reckless abandon, so shocking is probably the last word that comes to mind when this trend has seamlessly (pun intended) extended to our legwear. Whether you want to go bold with bright colored stems or add subtle panache to your look this season, ombré tights are a choice that falls somewhere between the…
Tights by Tiffany Ju
Tights by Tiffany Ju
Tights by Tiffany Ju
Tights by Tiffany Ju
Tights by Tiffany Ju

The cool-kid factor: AlleyCat Trade

There’s something especially intriguing about femininity with a certain edge. Immediately it seems, there is room for a deeper context and the thrill of more possibility. It’s like the mystery that surrounds a girl disproportionately hot for her surroundings who happens to wander into a drifters’ bar, unanswered questions hanging about her like cigarette smoke. The contrast of her freshness against an erosive background is…

Covherlab: mod meets modern minimalism

The ‘Morsecode Signals’ spring 2012 lookbook by Marco Grisola isn’t the first time Italian brand Covherlab has tapped into the minimalist aesthetic. However this season sources inspiration from the sixties as much as it does from exiguous design. Each look is shot in two different ways, contrasting mood and gentle narrative with a direct, haltingly stagnant examination of the clothes. The clothes hold up in…

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