Finding a creative, yet stylish Halloween costume is not always easy, especially when you’re on a college budget. However, Dolce and Gabbana has made the process stress-free in their 2014 Fall/Winter show. The show features many allusions to the medieval era, with models donning chainmail hoods and luxurious fur coats. Many of the outfits showcase capes with embroidered forest animals and plants. While many cannot afford to actually buy these beautiful medieval era-inspired looks, we can definitely do our best to imitate them, especially for this upcoming Halloween. There were a few looks in the show that were very reminiscent of … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Dolce and Gabbana
Halloween is this weekend and many students are excited to play dress up in the coming days. Choosing a costume is often hard work. Many find themselves with dilemmas such as “should I dress up as a Native Indian and wear … Continue reading Costume vs. Culture: Dressing with Discretion
With the recently pleasant weather, it’s a good idea to play with different lengths and layering. In Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection, she does just that and adds great textural components to break up sleek silhouettes. With pops of pastels and deeper jewel tones, the collection is beautifully balanced for fall. For the shirt, you don’t need to splurge! Forever 21 has a Chiffon Pocket Shirt for only $13.80 that starts the look off strong. ASOS has a Neon Rose Leather Look Skirt for some interesting texture for $30.32. To stay warm with a splash of deep color, add ASOS’s … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Rebecca Minkoff
In 1995, Galliano got his first big break when he was appointed the head designer of Givenchy. He was the first British designer to head a French couture house. Two years later he moved to Christian Dior for fifteen years. Season … Continue reading John Galliano: A Deserved Return?
Many students feel a little more comfortable in their skin with a bit of makeup on. There is something about outlining our most beautiful facial features that gives us a confidence boost to take on the day. When makeup browsing, … Continue reading Makeup 101: The Basics
Calvin Klein Collection, the storied American fashion house’s black label line, experimented with textures for Fall/Winter 2014: jackets, sweaters, and dresses came in shaggy earth-tone colors, while stark black and white ensembles were refreshed in texturized interpretations, with heavy boots balancing the flowing tops. While the more intricate outerwear would be hard to replicate on a budget, this look is simple, consisting of a long, texturized white dress and heavy boots. For the dress, check out ASOS Midi Skater Dress in Texture with High Neck ($66.33). While the exact texture differs from the Calvin Klein, the silhouette is remarkably similar, … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Calvin Klein
Note: This article is Part 2 of 2 opinion pieces covering fast fashion. Part 1 can be viewed here. Last week I trekked through the overbearing maze of Forever 21, trying to grab a pack of socks, and get out before being seduced … Continue reading Artistic License vs. Fast Fashion: Where is the Line?
Note: This article is Part 1 of 2 opinion pieces covering fast fashion. Part 2 can be viewed here. While flipping through runway collections on Style.com, I find myself lusting after certain looks in every collection. Perhaps that amazing color-block … Continue reading Fast Fashion: Leveling the Playing Field
Leaves are changing color, temperatures are dropping and pumpkin-flavored anything can be found on every block; fall is officially in full swing. As the autumn season takes over New York City, the long awaited thrill of wearing trends seen on the runways … Continue reading Transitioning for Fall: What to Wear
French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela has been innovating since 1988. Designer Martin Margiela originally hails from Belgium and graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp), which also trained other renowned designers including Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck, and Kris Van Assche. Many of these designers, Margiela especially, became known for their avant-garde approaches to fashion during the 1980s. Recently, Margiela’s namesake label has been enjoying a rise in popularity, due in part to high profile fans such as Kanye West, who donned a custom-made Margiela wardrobe for 2013’s Yeezus tour (the bejeweled mask being … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Maison Martin Margiela