07/17/14

Maniac Magazine’s April Hubal, The Girl Who Discovered Kate Upton

1If you work in a creative industry, chances are you struggled a little bit  (or maybe even a lot)  to find your dream job. April Hubal is no exception – what sets this Pittsburgh native apart, though, is the fact that she didn’t just wait for the right fit to come along and find her.

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05/7/14
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#RedBalloonsForRyan

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I’ve only been running STATEMENT/scene for a few months but if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: The blogging community is one of the most wonderfully supportive groups I’ve ever entered. Its a testament to the power of social media and the open-heartedness of the people in this community.  It’s always wonderful to see bloggers rally in support of one of our own.

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04/30/14
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Chatting with Jewelry Designer Mashallah Ghouleh

Mashallah Ghouleh

One of the best things about Chicago’s fashion community is that fact that there are so many emerging talents in the city. Mashallah Ghouleh is a perfect example. The owner of the eponymous two-year-old jewelry company is young, ambitious and equal parts creative and business-minded.

I caught up with this designer to talk about the decision to start her own company, the importance of getting your foot in the door and (obviously) accessories.

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04/24/14
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GIVEAWAY ALERT: Your Chance To Win A #WRUW Sweatshirt

WRUW sweatshirt giveawayIf you’ve been following along here, you already know a thing or two about What R U Wearing and its founder, Farissa Knox. In addition to putting out a great site and app, the company is known around town for creating a runaway fashion hit: The simple, comfortable sweatshirts with the hashtag #WRUW printed across the front.

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04/23/14
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Good On Paper

Kate Spade and Sugar Paper LA Considering I spend the majority of my time “plugged in,” I’m really not one to begrudge technology and its consuming presence in our lives. Sure, people should spend more time communicating face-to-face and yeah, the digital revolution has all but killed off my first love (that would be the magazine industry) but it’s also brought some amazing new capabilities into our lives. I’m reminded of the positive changes technology is directly responsible every time I Skype with someone who lives across the world – the world feels smaller than ever now.

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04/21/14
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Talking Design, Style and Freelance Life With Melissa Noucas

Melissa Noucas outsideI’ve been freelancing full-time for a while now and while I love it, the uncertainty of freelance life can be frustrating and just plain scary. That’s why I was  so happy to discover that an old classmate of mine was not only a fellow freelancer, but a seriously successful and talented one!

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04/16/14
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Farissa Knox Wants To Know What You’re Wearing

Welcome to BYOB: Be Your Own Boss, a feature series highlighting the stylish self-starters we love. 

Farissa Knox of What R U Wearing

In today’s world of instant gratification and overnight fame, it’s rare that you’ll find someone who is detail-oriented enough to work on a product for years before launching it for public consumption – but that’s exactly what Chicago-based entreprenuer Farissa Knox did.

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