The Webster and Le Bon Marché to Launch All-White Everything Collection

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Image by Camilo Rios for The Webster
Wearing all white everything usually is synonymous with headless goats and chicken feet. Aside from all the spiritual connotations, let's not even get into how treacherous a simple task like eating becomes while swathed in a head-to-toe white outfit.

But for luxury South Beach boutique, the Webster, and Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, the world's oldest department store in Paris, the color white is not to be feared, but embraced -- in bulk.

Come January, the two retailers will debut their all-white, 12-piece capsule collection, exclusively being brought to the masses of Paris and Miami.

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Catch Jasmine Villegas Performance, Meet Fashionistas at Macy's Hispanic Heritage Celebration

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Photo by Macy's
Jasmine Villegas
Hispanic Heritage Month is a pretty big deal in Miami, filled with events and specials celebrating our city's massive Latin culture. Macy's in the Dadeland Mall is no exception, and this Saturday the three-story behemoth will mark the month-long holiday by acknowledging those whom have positively represented the Latino community within the fashion and entertainment industries.

The three chicas selected to speak at this weekend's event, kicking off on the second level at 3 p.m., include world-renowned fashion blogger Julie Sariñana from Sincerely Jules, former fashion director for People en Español, Kika Rocha, and Jasmine Villegas, actress and R&B singer, who recently dropped an ill single featuring hip hop's finest, Kendrick Lamar.

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RAW: Natural Born Artists Showcase "Scope" at LMNT

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Photo by Fabian Suarez
The independent arts organization, RAW: Natural Born Artists, prides itself on being for artists by artists. With the art season ready to start, they've stepped up their international presence with numerous shows occurring in tandem this week across the globe.

All the major art hubs in their domain -- the U.S., Canada, Australia and the UK -- will showcase handpicked talent from the fields of film, fashion, music, visual art, hair and makeup, photography and more. With a mission statement of providing independent artists in the first decade of their careers with the "tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity," RAW has their hands full.

Their season runs from February through October and culminates with an awards ceremony in January in Hollywood where the balloting and judging is comprised of a panel, members of the artistic community, and the public. As an artists for artists operation, this ultimately comes down to a healthy level of competition between themselves in their chosen fields.

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Monc Boutique Throws Tailgate Party for Town and Country Grand Opening

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Courtesy of Monc Boutique
UM may throw some pretty bad-ass tailgates. But Monc Boutique's tailgate party, celebrating their fall grand opening on Wednesday will dwarf the Canes' school spirit with braids and ikat rompers.

The boutique will open its second location in the Palms at Town and Country as an addition to their Red Road locale and will keep things raging on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. But sitting on the beds of trucks, dressed in this season's snazziest getups won't be the night's only guarantee: Monc Boutique wants you to leave the night's event prettier than how you arrived. (Yes, it's possible, ladies.)

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Lost Boy Dry Goods Denim Boutique May Be Downtown's Fashion Redemption

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All photos courtesy of Lost Boy Dry Goods
Downtown Miami: a daunting world; where parking is a privilege not a right, and strange, exotic men attempt to lure you into their over-crowded accessory stores with an "authentic" Canon 6D at a suspiciously low price. Good shopping in downtown doesn't come easy. Aside from a uniformed army of stores with luggage and pawned-off cameras, what's left?

Sure, downtown has it's charm with buzz-worthy spots like American Airlines Arena for the sports fanatics, the row of restaurants off of Third Avenue for the keenest of taste buds, Grand Central for the beat-bumpers, and the Corner for all the hipsters and artsy folk. But where does that leave the local consumers?

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Acclaimed Shoe Designer Alejandro Ingelmo: "My Aesthetic Is Being Latin, Being From Miami"

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Photos by Nycole Sariol
It's not everyday you hear about a Miami cobbler making it big time in the luxury fashion market. Sure, you have brands and designers like Del Toro and Alexis helping etch a reputation of reverence for our city, but not too many follow behind them.

There is one, however, who has managed to branch out and bring his hometown justice to the further reaches of Manhattan. His name: Alejandro Ingelmo, and he's so good at designing and turning out shoes, he's even raked up a fair share of nominations and awards to prove just what a wizard he is when it comes to taking care of one's sad, tired soles.

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Que Cute: How To Spot a Miamian During New York Fashion Week

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The Miami woman is a rare commodity, a wonder to behold. And when something summons their illustriously loud presence to another far-off land, taking them out of their natural habitat, that certain je ne sais quoi shines all the brighter, especially in the heavily condensed hustle and bustle of New York City, and especially during New York Fashion Week.

While trekking from show to show during the semi-annual roundup of designers, we couldn't help but notice some irrefutable differences between the Miami fashion ambassador, and the contemporary likes of her hunched-back counterpart, the City girl.

Here's how you sniff out Miami's finest from everyone else at NYFW. Observe.

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Celebrity Stylist Chiara Solloa: "Miami's Got Big Things Happening and Popping"

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Photo and styling by Chiara Solloa
It's been said that the man makes the clothes, not the clothes that make the man, but local stylist Chiara Solloa thinks that's only half the story.

"You can be anybody if you're wearing the right clothes," Solloa says. "It makes you feel a certain way, and that's what I love about it."

For more than 20 years, she's helped set the right look on models, actors, and musicians for everything from spreads to music videos. She was recently recognized as a top player in the field by fashion author Luanne McLean in her book Contemporary Fashion Stylists, she's about to launch a new style blog, and she recently gave birth to her first child.

All pretty impressive stuff, but for Solloa, it's just part of the program. Being a professional stylist is way deeper than just shopping for and picking out great clothes. You've got to be your own accountant and manager. You've got increasing pressures to manage social media accounts and balance an online presence as well as your budget. Plus, you've got total clothing choice for hair and make-up, even little details like lighting.

By now, Solloa is a highly-sought after professional, having worked BMW to Bacardi, Lupe Fiasco to Robin Thicke and Jennifer Lopez, just to name a few. But success doesn't come overnight.

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The Five Most Miami Collections at New York Fashion Week

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New York Fashion Week: Swim Week's older, pushier sister. But without that push, where the hell would Swim Week be? Would it even exist? The answer, presumably, is no.

And as much as we hate to admit it, a nod of appreciation is due in part to our contemporary neighbors to the north, as they have rightfully garnered the title of Fashion Capital of the Americas. A great deal of what is presented at NYFW trickles down to us palm-tree huggers, whether we embrace it or not. Because of its huge impact on not only Miami fashion, but to American fashion in general, Cultist has traveled afar to broadcast its most coveted runway shows of the season. Not just any shows, however; shows that best represent Miami, because it's all about us anyway, right?

Here are NYFW's most Miami-centric spring/summer runway shows and presentations:

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The Webster Brings Chic Menswear to Bal Harbour Shops

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Photo by Camilo Rios
This fall, luxury multi-brand boutique the Webster will roll up its sleeves to partake in a flurry of artistic undertakings, starting with its first-ever men's boutique, which has staked out land in the kingdom of luxury, Bal Harbour Shops.

The awakening boutique is the Webster's third emporium to hit Miami's soil, with its flagship in the heart of South Beach, off of Collins Ave., and its second location also residing in Bal Harbour, however strictly dedicated to women's wear.

After the opening of its second store back in December 2013, the lux boutique received an overwhelming outcry from the flagship's male shoppers, demanding retail justice be met with a store of their own. And their cry was heard.

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