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Style / Tastemakers

Joseph Stocker, founder and creative director, BUREAU; Beth Adams, owner of Dungaree Dolly. 

Photos by Luke Copping





a person who decides or influences what is or will become fashionable.


As Buffalo grows, so does its personal style. Young creative professionals are shaping the way we look at art, design, and music, inspiring the entire community to see the world in a different way. These are the future seekers, dreamers, and doers. From lifestyle to fashion to culture, here are some of the individuals who are defining the new Western New York.


Max Darling, tragically glamorous 


Beth Adams, owner of Dungaree Dolly


Issa, silversmith and jewelry designer; Issa Mars, issamars.com


Joseph Stocker, founder and creative director, BUREAU 


Alison Pieroni, Crop Top


Marie-Claire Bozant, photographer


Chae Hawk, progressive rap cinema artist, chaehawk.com


Chelsey Merrill, hair stylist


Saint Opal, A Lavender Something


Rabiyyah Khan, fashion consultant/ founder and creator of Fashion Bridge Agency (Bridging the Gap between your Fashion Dreams and Reality)


Brandon Davis, co-founder and creative director, Block Club


Amy Hartman, art specialist


Tiffani Moore, creative consultant, style maven, and owner of travelingtrousseau.com


Philip Brunner, addictions counselor, community advocate, and amateur photographer


Lulu, professional smarty pants; Instagram: Sneakylulee


Directed by Erin Habes and Luke Copping 

Photography: Luke Copping 

Stylist: Erin Habes

Wardrobe: models’ own

Wardrobe assistant: Tanajah Davis 

Video directed by Tiffani Moore

Director of photography: Shannon Madden

Hair: Kristin Draudt and Julie Wood, Fawn & Fox Salon

Makeup: Mallory Stoos and Katie Mann, Trippy Chick Makeup 

Props: Wrafterbuilt 





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