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[UPDATE: This story was originally published on January 14.]
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
Thanksgiving Day is not exactly what you'd consider a makeup-friendly holiday. Sure, you cover the basics before sitting down to feast with the fam. But, anything outside of that is just ridiculous, right? The thought of chowing down with a perfectly painted pout may send even the most loyal lipstick devotee into hiding. read
Thanksgiving: Of all the holidays, it's arguably the only one where dessert is just as important as the main course. So, when you're charged with whipping up something sweet, the pressure's on. Do you spend all day slaving away in front of the oven or over pastry dough or, at the very least, searching high and low for the read