Culture

Like it or not, fall (fashion) is here. While we are making no apologies for the ah-mazingness that is autumn wear, we know you may be hesitant to, ahem, fully embrace the season just yet. Well, CIS knows how to turn that frown…

Who? Ken Valencia, 18, Winnipeg Known for rocking a mint look that’s equal parts preppy and street, this self-documenting teen has a peachy, fashion-y point of view that’s all the rage on Instagram and Lookbook. While Ken is currently an assistant manager at Call…

Who? Charmaine Rivera, 22, Glendale, California A key holder at the Call It Spring location in Glendale, Charmaine’s a bookworm that’s known for being outgoing, funny and very easy to talk to. She’s currently in school for business and marketing, and aspires to…

Cut + paste to generate? Reimagine & recreate? Stay up late to innovate? We celebrate 5 original acts that have each arrived at stellar songs through unique approaches to songwriting. From dark beats to bright bleeps, this is the third artist of our…

As we all know, backpacks are practical for a multitude of reasons. For one, they make riding a bike easy and breezy (because LOOK MA, NO HANDZ!), and secondly, they carry pretty much everything – from your morning/midday/afternoon/evening snacks to an extra pair…

Interview with Minna Senior Product Developer, Ladies “I oversee the ladies city category; think ankle boots, block heels, wedges. I do a lot of trend research and I go on shopping trips to see what the designers and our competitors are up to….

Interview with VFRANZ Mens Product Developer “I work with a team of developers to create the styles and looks that’ll be in stores season after season.” How did you get started in the fashion industry? There’s a picture of me as a young…

From pencils, to key chains and books, 25-year-old Brooklyn-based designer and artist Adam Kurtz makes funny things that he sells in his awesome online gift shop. by Ben Pobjoy You were born in Toronto and live in New York. When did the move…

Berlin transplant, Rosie Ubacher, has a killer Instagram account that remixes her art history background with her jet set lifestyle. We spoke to her about her background, what makes her “snap” and why she loves Berlin so much. By Ben Pobjoy You describe…

Who? Unyimé Akpanudosen, 23, South California From his dapper style to his mint re-imagination of 60s-styled art house films, Unyimé clearly has love for all things classic. Known to watch one or two films a day, Unyimé is a visual artist and self-taught filmmaker…