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How to Wear Color

Raise your hand if you’re afraid of color! If you are, it’s okay. A lot of people are not sure how to incorporate color into their wardrobes. Lani and Kyle have several clients who, prior to hiring RLS, pretty much only dressed in black. Color makes a statement, but you want to be sure you are making the right statement. Color affects your  appearance in many ways. I studied the visual arts in college and was pleasantly surprised to learn that the principles of color theory I learned in my classes are very similar to those of the fashion world. …

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“Black Panther” Premiere: A Royal Flush

It’s Black History Month, a fitting time to release the first Marvel film to center around a black superhero! (Seriously, it’s about time…) Black Panther tells the story of T’Challa, the new king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda (played by Chadwick Boseman), who must defend his kingdom from multiple evil forces. He is assisted by his best friend (David Kaluuya of Get Out), a CIA agent (Martin Freeman of Sherlock), and his ex-girlfriend/warrior woman (Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave). The movie is set to release on February 16th and has already received rave reviews from critics. . Lupita …

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Journey to the LAND of distraction

. 70’s-inspired fashion is so on trend that there’s now a whole new women’s clothing line dedicated to nostalgia for the decade. On February 1st, new contemporary brand LAND of distraction launched its inaugural collection self-described as “for the thrill seekers, the rule breakers, the path finders.” The brand combines a retro cool-girl attitude with gritty Southwest flare in a collection that definitely takes some risks. In an interview with V Magazine, founder Danita Short says of the brand, “There is a movement of empowering women right now happening globally and I want to enhance that. Like in the 70’s, …

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An Early Spring at the SAG Awards

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been itching for spring to come. The inconsistent weather here in the D.C. area isn’t helping my patience. One day it’s so cold my steering wheel feels like a block of ice, and the next day I’m walking around in cropped jeans and a light jacket. The red carpet at Sunday’s SAG Awards featured exciting colors and fun florals that made me even more anxious for spring. This red carpet felt especially bright considering almost all of Hollywood dressed in black for the Golden Globes earlier this month to show support for the …