We visit Natasha Green, to chat about her work, style, and love of all things musical. Inspired by her parent's strong work ethic, Natasha has worked her way up to Head of Client Services for Diligent, an award winning Fashion Ecomm Company, based in London.  We love her relaxed attitude towards success and life in general, balancing hard work with nature walks, face timing with family and belting out show tunes.   Can you tell us a little about yourself and your career so far – how did you become Head of Client Services? A lot of people will say that...
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Jason Bass, Co-Founder of travel bag brand, Treason Toting Company, shows us around his Baltimore-based workroom and offices in City Garage, Under Armour’s space for local startups. We chat with the dapper new dad on everything from his early entrepreneurial spirit, to his recent travels to Japan. First, tell us about the powerful brand name. We were planning our next project and everyone we spoke to told us making bags was a bad idea. Making them in Baltimore and not China, bad idea. Wear hats and dress with what we call “sophisticated grit”, bad idea. So, we decided to commit...
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Meet Event Planner Anna Louise Illing

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Simplification is key for Anna – Louise Illing. From her strict, black only policy on clothing to her elegant, clutter-free home, less proves to be more for this down-to-earth fashion girl. We interviewed Anna in her home and got the scoop on how she got her start working for The British Fashion Council, her 5 wardrobe essentials, and when to splurge on that piece you’ve been dreaming of. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your career so far? At school, art was one of my stronger subjects and when I realized it was likely that I was...
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We visited the bright and spacious studio of figurative artist, Dan Whiteson, in Tottenham, London. His paintings have been exhibited nationwide in both solo and group shows. Several of his works are held in private collections across the world.  When he’s not painting, Whiteson teaches a weekly (and often packed to the gills) drawing course that continues to grow in popularity and attract eager students from all over London. Below, Dan shares his inspiration, future projects, and how a crazy party in a tiny tent in Finland turned out to be one of his favourite meals of all time.  What...
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Opinions abound when the J SHOES team gathers in Baltimore for a seasonal line review. One thing we can all agree on at the end of a long day discussing colours, sole construction and grades of leather etc, is that we are ready for some thirst quenching margaritas and scrumptious tacos at Bar Clavel. The Sinaloan style Taqueria and Mezcaleria is owned by Baltimore based Restauranteur and Poet, Lane Harlan. Lane also opened Baltimore’s first amaro bar, W.C. Harlan. Both have been praised in national publications including The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, New York Magazine, Thrillist, and Eater. In 2015, In 2015, Thrillist named W.C. Harlan in "25...
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