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An Industry Obsessed with the Body

An Industry Obsessed with the Body

By David Bologna, Beauty & Style Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

The fashion industry has not just accepted, but fetishized the thin ideal, conceptualizing and commodifying a body standard as a method to sell clothes.

NYU’s La Maison Française Hosts Event Celebrating Perfumes of Dior

NYU’s La Maison Française Hosts Event Celebrating Perfumes of Dior

By Julianne McShane, Staff Writer

September 18, 2014


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

NYU's La Maison Francaise offered an inside look at Christian Dior through the lens of of the perfume industry.

Grungy Gentleman Spring/Summer 2015

By Nina Jang, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2014


Filed under Fashion Week

Grungy Gentleman's Spring/Summer 2015 collection mixed casual separates with masculine tailoring on the runway.

Resort and menswear season brings unique trends

Resort and menswear season brings unique trends

August 24, 2014


Filed under Features

While park dwellers tanned and fans seemed to be eternally set on high, summer brought in a season of high fashion to look forward to in the coming year. This season, women’s resort and spring menswear collections begged to be worn with aesthetics from a melange of decades, eras and worlds. Flo...

Resurgence of ’90s trends gives makeup funky blast from past

Resurgence of ’90s trends gives makeup funky blast from past

May 1, 2014


Filed under Features

Makeup trends from the ’90s, from dark, dramatic lipstick to heavy hues of eyeliner, are looks that seem to be coming back in style. While today these makeup looks are regularly reserved for nighttime social gatherings, the chic trends associated with the ’90s time period are becoming relevant ...

Mochila bags give back to Colombian communities

Mochila bags give back to Colombian communities

April 30, 2014


Filed under Features

With spring fashion in full swing and summer on the horizon, colorful and bohemian trends have gained their annual popularity. This year, brightly colored woven bags called Mochilas have become trendy, but the increasing popularity of these bags means more than simply an influx of colorful purses. This i...

Top 5 manicure techniques to highlight unique nails in spring season

Top 5 manicure techniques to highlight unique nails in spring season

April 30, 2014


Filed under Features

Hair and clothing trends are not the only looks changing in fashion now that spring is here. A number of different nail trends surfaced from the spring runway lines and are perfect to sport for an everyday look. Try these stylish nail trends the next time you do your own manicure. Matte Inste...

Perfume line modeled after colleges

Perfume line modeled after colleges

By Cicek Erel, Creative Director

April 30, 2014


Filed under Features

A powerful scent can evoke potent memories and capture the essence of past experiences. At Masik Collegiate Fragrances, a New York City-based perfume company, the link between scent and memory serves as the formula for a collection of perfumes and colognes. The company creates custom aromatic blends ...

TILLYandWILLIAM presents latest line

TILLYandWILLIAM presents latest line

April 28, 2014


Filed under Fashion Week, Features

Facing high expectations in terms of style and sustainability, TILLYandWILLIAM certainly proved capable of meeting both. Designer Jessica Lapidos displayed her collection as part of the city’s Green Festival at Pier 49. Though set in a rather lackluster stage and environment, the show’s authenticity a...

Individuality trumps trends

Individuality trumps trends

April 24, 2014


Filed under Features

Grabbing our attention and keeping us updated on what is hot or not, trend reports are an incredibly useful tool for today’s fashionistas. Giving us tips on which gold accessories we should own for spring, the must-haves for summer and how to cut our hair, trend reports grace some of the most well...

Model sizes prove unrealistic

Model sizes prove unrealistic

April 24, 2014


Filed under Features

One of the most important and undervalued facets of the fashion world is its ability to construct and sculpt the way different fabrics fall on the body. When we wear an outfit that flatters our figures, we often carry ourselves with more confidence and feel more sure of our appearance. Of course, fashio...

Spring wardrobe cleaning

Spring wardrobe cleaning

April 24, 2014


Filed under Features

Summer is fast approaching, and moving can be stressful, especially when hauling your clothes to another dorm, apartment or back home. Before lugging all your belongings around, give your wardrobe a spring cleaning by donating items that you may never wear again to make room for newer, more styl...

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