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If there's one thing we love about exploring Oakland, it's discovering heaps of emerging local artisans worth writing home about. The area has become a hotbed for creatives and we're always eager to peek into their inspired worlds. So, naturally, when we caught wind of what Kaila Niles, of up-and-coming label Heaven, was whipping up, our interest was immediately piqued.
The budding designer hasn't just mastered the art of one skill, but is unbelievably multi-talented — with daring tie-dye techniques, gorgeous jewelry, and lavish lamps all umbrella-ed under her line. Want to get the 411 on Niles' top East Bay spots and whimsical personal style? Let her be your guide!
Photographed by Maria del Rio
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It can be difficult to describe what it feels like to cross the finish line at a race. Sure, rewarding, thrilling, challenging, and exhausting are all part of it, but that’s why we turned to Instagram to capture exactly what this joyful-yet-tiring celebration looks like.
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