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MCLV Style: Chaiken Leather & ModaVive

After sharing a sweet retro-inspired black & white look from ModaVive recently, I wanted to give you a peek at the edgier side of the San Francisco-based fashion start-up’s inventory.

ModaVive Fashion Start-Up Charity San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Classic Retro Black & White Julie Chaiken Leather Dress

Chaiken Leather Dress – ModaVive

Patent Leather Pumps – Giuseppe Zanotti

Leopard Print Clutch – ModaVive

Cropped White Blazer – Asos

ModaVive Fashion Start-Up Charity San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Classic Retro Black & White Julie Chaiken Leather Dress

Spending an afternoon going through the killer clothes at the ModaVive HQ was all the more fun when I found a very special rack. Dresses & outerwear donated by local designer Julie Chaiken – You can shop these fabulous pieces online here.

ModaVive Fashion Start-Up Charity San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Classic Retro Black & White Julie Chaiken Leather Dress

{Photography by ModaVive}

I love me some leather – Obviously – But I’ll always put my own spin on it to make the look my own. My personal style will never be head-to-toe avant-garde or particularly edgy, but I like to mix pieces to create the perfect look. This fabulous textured, exposed zipper dress – Which I bought immediately after the shoot – Is perfection paired with classic pumps, a pop of red, and a clean white blazer.

Are YOU loving this Chaiken leather dress too?

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MCLV Style: Black & White with ModaVive

I heard about the fashion-for-a-great-cause start-up ModaVive a few month ago at a fun FashTechSF event and have been a fan ever since. When they reached out to see if I’d be up for a visit to their showroom & an interview I jumped at the chance to work with them.

ModaVive Fashion Start-Up Charity San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Classic Retro Black & White

Black & White Dress – Liz Clairborne via ModaVive

Heels – Sam Edelman

Leopard Print Clutch – ModaVive

ModaVive Fashion Start-Up Charity San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Classic Retro Black & White

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ModaVive Fashion Start-Up Charity San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Classic Retro Black & White

{Photography by ModaVive}

When I showed up at ModaVive HQ I spent some blissful time chatting with the fabulous Lauren Richards and browsing through racks and racks (and racks) of killer clothes.

I loved the classic, retro vibe of this black & white dress, and – Of course – I love a dress with pockets! This was actually one of the first pieces that I picked up. I styled it with my trusty nude & white sandals and a bold, eye-catching animal print clutch that I fell in love with.

How would YOU style this dress?

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