#everydaymadewell: Singer-Songwriter Asli Omar

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Asli describes the last eight-month tour with her band The Tontons (living on a bus, rarely doing laundry, writing songs on the fly) as “luxurious,” which is indicative of her free-spirited tendencies. There are a few constants, however, like washing her face or drinking lots of water, that give that unpredictable time just a bit of familiarity. We stopped by her house in Houston, Texas, to get a feel for how this artist with a penchant for spontaneity keeps herself grounded. Asli’s everyday, in her own words, right over here…

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#everydaymadewell: Photographer Sierra Prescott

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LA-based photographer Sierra possesses a proclivity for extremes. From her ritualized day-to-day (every morning starts with a stretch) to her favorite off-duty activity (learning new tricks on her skateboard), she believes in sticking to a schedule but still taking risks. We met up in her Silverlake neighborhood to see how Madewell fits into her day. Sierra’s everyday, in her own words, right over here…

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The High Riser: A History of Waist-Whittling, Leg-Lengthening Perfection

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The days of the super-low rise seem to have been left back in the aughts. (Can we all breathe a sigh of relief?) The pendulum is swinging upward now (“pendulum” being the optimum word as high rises aren’t a new thing). Let’s take a look back, from the high riser’s subtly sexy beginnings to its very welcome resurgence.

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#everydaymadewell: Dancer & Filmmaker Celia Rowlson-Hall

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As a choreographer and filmmaker, Celia’s job description is more or less “be creative on the fly.” Under her belt: a Bessie award, several short films, the best dance sequence ever on Girls (this one), music videos and so much more. We spent a Monday morning in Manhattan with her, to get a glimpse at her daily rituals and her daily uniform (denim and a dance leotard). Celia’s everyday, in her own words, right over here…

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#everydaymadewell: Restaurant Owner Sabrina de Sousa

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The restaurant business, to state the obvious, is nonstop. So for Sabrina, co-owner of Dimes (the cool-kid, clean-eating café in Manhattan’s Lower East Side), it’s the quiet moments—and the ease of a great jean and a tomboy button-down—that get her through it. We wanted a glimpse into those rare moments outside the restaurant, so we paid her a visit on a Tuesday before she headed over to work. Sabrina’s everyday, in her own words, right over here…

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