thestylesynapse

A neuroscience student with a fondness for fashion.

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rise & shine

The Temple of Heaven (天坛), a stunning imperial complex of religious structures, is where the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties visited to pray for…

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shanghai & abbatoir

Today’s shoot location in Shanghai may be the most hauntingly beautiful one to date. Now a commercial creative hub called “1933”, the four-story concrete maze used to…

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linen & sun

Landed in Beijing! For those of you who don’t know, while I live and work in the US, Beijing is my home. My family moved to this beautifully…

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twist & tate

On a recent trip to London, I had the opportunity to visit the Tate Modern. The building is striking — a brick-and-concrete giant rising confidently,…

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tee & jeans

Ah, the good old t-shirt-and-jeans combo. The ultimate no-brainer and the epitome of effortless chic. I’ve always been the skinny-jean type, but this wide-leg pair made me want…

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cornflower & lace

I’ve admired Self-Portrait‘s designs from afar for a long time. The Malaysian-born designer Han Chong is always finding new ways to play with lace — from…

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azure & tangerine

Who says shirt styling has to be prim? This shirt dress maintains the elegance of a classic collared shirt, but with its side splits, open back, and…

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shoulder & patent

Spring has been a late bloomer this year. Blizzarding in February – OK. Cold as s**t in March – fine. Hailing in April – no…

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asos & chichia

Asos recently launched an exciting collaboration with London-based designer Christine Mhando (better known as Chichia). She combines African textile prints and contemporary silhouettes, resulting in beautiful…

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florals & flurries

Boston’s weather has been a constant tease, offering up a few glorious days of spring, before quickly retreating into cold, gloomy days. It was snowing heavily today.…

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