The 90’s are out DISCO is in.

Hey, friends. Good news– 2015 is going to be the grooviest year EVER! Thats right ladies, the 90’s are on their way out, and the 70’s are coming in hot. Can you dig it? I hope so, because like it or not its time to get your boogie on.

*Cue St. Lucia* (new disco people, shits hot.)

Get ahead of the game by researching fashion icons of the 70’s. Replicate their outfits and consider yourself a trend setter– trust me, people will catch on.

Farrah Fawcett

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Metallic are about to have yet another moment, hit up Nasty Gal for some liquified fabrics. Try your best not to look like a hooker, because this look won’t be easy to master.

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Flared jeans, peasant blouses, denim everything,

Modern Day Influences: Alexa Chung, Nicole Richie

Stevie Nicks

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Kimonos are still relevant!

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Maxi skirts, floral prints, lunar necklaces, clogs, velvet chokers…. is Stevie Free People’s creative director?

JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS

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High-rise trousers, tied-neck tops, lots and lots of white, massive sunglasses. Preppy ladies– Instead of hitting up Lilly Pulitzer this summer, try replicating one of Jackie’s timeless looks instead… please.

Jane Birkin

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The women who inspired THE Hermes Birkin bag should your summer wardrobe muse. She used to wear a tweed picnic basket bag as a purse, lets do this guys.

Mary tyler moore

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Bad photo quality… but did you not see EVERY fashion blogger wearing multi colored fur this year at NYFW? Ya… you did.

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Gimme that shearling, suede, multi-colored fur, turtlenecks and weird sunglasses!! Mary Tyler Moore’s fashion is the past, present, and future.

LEt us shop.

Don’t worry, I won’t leave all your shopping up to you… here are a few of my favorite 70’s inspired pieces in stores now.

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Leith round keyhole sunglasses / Miss Selfridge skirt Jones New York neck tieMICHAEL Michael Kors buckle shoes / AINEA panel jacket, $720 / J Brand blue jeans, $230 /MANGO black skater dress, $69 / Mossimo hat / Fendi leather shoulder handbag /

 

now go blast fleetwood mac and watch almost famous on netflix.

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10 Reasons Why We Should ALL Be Little Monsters.

One year my parents gave my sisters and I the most obscure Christmas gift possible; Lady Gaga tickets. It wasn’t that I disliked her music, but I never really got the hype…. until I actually saw her live. I was sold– GAGA for GAGA. The next day my sister and I agreed that from that point forward, we were Little Monsters.

Reasons why YOU should be a little monster too:

1.) Because she supports LGBT rights, hardcore.

Since the beginning of her career Lady Gaga has been outspoken about her support for the LGBT community. In addition to being bisexual herself, she has made herself a spokesperson for the gays– through political efforts and her music. I can’t think of a better role model for our generation. (‘Cause I’m bluffin’ with my muffin)

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2.) She writes her own music.

Too often do we find ourselves idolizing celebrities that are not much more than a pretty face and a nice voice. Gaga plays a key role in writing her own music. Although she hasn’t written everything she’s sung, few artists have done nearly as much songwriting as her. No lip-syncing either! Not only that– she’s written songs for Britney Spears, TLC & Cher.

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3.) She loves her fans.

Lady Gaga has been known to invite fans to party at her apartment, how cool is that? When I went to her concert, she read letters thrown on stage from her fans; many of them she was already personally acquainted with. Some celebs feel burdened by their fans (which is absurd) babes like TSwift and Gaga embrace their fans, and have been known to hire them as well.

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4.) She has a rocking body

Hollywood emphasizes the attractiveness of a stick-thin body, Gaga has one of the tightest bods in the industry. Hot like Mexico, rejoice.

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5.) She is out to change the world.

Remember her infamous VMA outfit, the one where the was covered in meat? While many of us were left with jaws dropped in horror, there was actually a serious message behind the dress. She was protesting the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and referred to equality as the “prime rib” of the United States. Don’t ask, don’t tell policies are only beneficial to homophobic soldiers.

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6.) Because you were born this way.

In 2012 Gaga started the Born This Way Foundation, focusing on youth empowerment and self confidence. She donated over a million dollars to kickstart the foundation. BTWF also fights bullying + suicide. Is Gaga a saint, or?

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7.) She’s fucking fearless.

Imagine arriving in Russia to perform a concert. First of all, Russia’s politics are a tad bit intimidating(/scary) and very very anti-gay. Gaga didn’t give a shit, she told fans that they can be gay in her house, despite the fact that it is essentially illegal to be gay in Russia. The government was obviously pretty pissed about this, but that hasn’t stopped Gaga from fighting for Russian LGBT rights.

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8.) She is unbelievably talented.

This is what sold me on Gaga. Her voice is truly beautiful, she has rockin dance moves, and she’s a classically trained pianist. I suppose I respect that some people aren’t entirely sold on her look, but come ON– that TALENT!!!!

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9.) She’s proof you can be your weirdo self and still have a hot s/o

Gaga recently got engaged to Taylor Kinney. He originally proposed with a ring pop. I teared up. If this moment means anything it’s that you can act like a total freak, scare the living shit out of the general public, and somebody will still love the shit out of your weirdo self. #boysboysboys

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10.) She’s an positive influence.

Lady Gaga encourages art, being open-minded, and embracing your own. In addition to being a pop icon, she serves as a voice for the public. Join me, be weird, and be a little monster. #dontbeadragjustbeaqueen

 

 

“ITS NOT THAT I DON’T LIKE YOU I’M JUST AT A PARTY”- Lady Gaga.

NYFW 2015 Makeup 1

NYFW 2015 Makeup Made Wearable

Hello beautiful people, it’s Nicole again! I’m back to give you the rundown on my 5 favorite looks from NYFW. I also have some tips on how you can make the sometimes extreme runway looks work for you day to day life. Remember, makeup and fashion are very similar…what looks good on one person might not look good on another. It takes some trial and error. People have different eye shapes, skin tones, facial structure, ect. Just tweak these looks for what looks best on you to bring out your best features.
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Jenny Packham show, elle.com

How-to at Home: This look is ideal for all of you college gals. Simply moisturize your skin, add a little liquid highlighter on the top of your cheekbones, a creamy concealer under they eyes, and finish with a pink gloss.
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Honor show, elle.com

How-to at Home: Pick a fun color that compliments your eye color (green/brown eyes go for blue, green/blue go for purple). Line your upper lash line with the bold color. Add some mascara, keep your cheeks and lips natural.
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Annasui show, harpersbazaar.com

How-to at Home: Use this new Revlon Photo Ready Eye Art in Burnished Bling to add sparkle to your inner corner, at the end of your liquid liner, or underneath the lash line. Experiment and have fun!
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How-to at Home: Comb your brows upward, run a little brown shadow through your crease,  finish with a neutral blush and lip balm.
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How-to at Home: Spray an angle liner brush with Mac Fix+ or any makeup setting spray. Dip your brush in any eyeshadow color of your choice and go to town. Make sure to set your brows with a clear brow gel after. If you’re a Bachelor fan, you might have seen Catherine Lowe rocking some cobalt blue brows. This trend is so fun and could be seen on the runway in the Badgley Mischka show. It’s probably not for everyday but if you’re going to a concert or music festival, go for it. Another option: Use a colored mascara for a more natural look.

What’s your favorite look?
Nicole

Mens Spring Fashion 2015

MENS SPRING 2015

1. Layers are all that. Cop all the longline t-shirts you can and wear them under a nice sweatshirt. This look is crisp. Clothing is for self-expression, don’t use it to try to fit in. Wear whatever the f*ck you feel like wearing.

2. F*ck Aztec prints. We are over that. If you think wearing a plain tee with a neat Aztec print breast pocket is hip, you wrong. Toss that kiddy shit for some grown man clothing and get you a floral print tee or printed pants instead. Dress like you’re already famous. Head over to Karmaloop for the hottest floral tee’s. 

3. Bomber jackets are alllll dat. Alexander Wang is tossing some fresh bomber jackets out there, but if you can’t afford that head over to forever21.com. Focus on zippers and colors. Life is too short to be looking anything but fresh.

4. Overalls. They are back and if you want to look cool before it’s cool, rock a pair of overalls. (Actually, anything denim will be cool again, soon. Denim on denim is going to be hot.)

5. Since denim will be cool, acid wash anything will also be cool. The grunge is popping again, get those acid wash jeans and shirts. Use fashion to express yourself, not to fit in. Check out ASOS for some fresh acid wash clothing.

6. Leather jackets. You may be cooking in your leather jacket during the warm season, but bitch you’ll be stunting. Leather was hot on the spring/summer fashion runways, and you’ll be looking hot too. If you aren’t walking out the door in the morning thinking “Damn, I look fly as hell” then go change until you do. Look good, feel good. Jack Threads is a great website to find good deals, including leather jackets.

7. Stripes will be the shit come this spring. Wear em right and you wont look like Freddy K, unless that’s exactly the look you want then go for it. Focus on striped shirts layered beneath the rest of your outfit. Subtle but essential.

8. Do you wear all black? Toss in a red shirt or pair of pants layered amongst your black wardrobe and you’ll be making a statement. Black and white is timeless. No more T-shirts with logos, fuck that shit you aren’t a billboard. The more simple, the better.

9. Get them unusual prints. Like I said, fuck the Aztec or whatever shit they are selling at Pacsun and get some funky prints no one you know has rocked before. Layering in an unusual pattern piece in an all black outfit can make your shit pop. People are going to stare anyways, so you better give them something fresh to look at. Plndr.com has some unique clothes, including printed shirts. 

10. If you have been wearing all black for the duration of winter, like me, toss in a nice pastel. That will make you seem more approachable and the subtle color will draw attention to you. F*ck all that “not masculine” shit and wear what you like. If your clothing offends people, it’s probably because they wish they could be brave enough to wear what they like. 

BONUS: TATTERED CLOTHING. Forget that shit you get when you wear jeans with holes in the knee caps. Tattered clothes are about to be hot. Seems crazy to be buying clothes that are tattered, but trust me, they will be hot.

COLORS TO WEAR IN SPRING 2015: BLACK, WHITE, RED, OLIVE GREEN AND PASTELS.

By Luke Flipp

Get Her Look: Chiara Ferragni

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Its no secret that I love fashion blogger and style icon Chiara Ferragni. Unfortunately, the majority of her wardrobe is either designer of vintage. Luckily she has an awesome shoe line (that she wears all the time.)

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Love Moschino white tee, $105 / Black tank, $12 / Current/Elliott torn boyfriend jeans, $220 / Chiara Ferragni patent shoes / Chiara Ferragni pointed toe patent leather flat / Black bag / Prada glasses, $290 / Heart shaped glasses, $20

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If not me, misery.

Was I alone?

For awhile I used to directly associate an ex’s romantic success to personal loss. Frighteningly relatable? I used to ask myself what I had done to lead me to singularity, and them to each other’s house for Christmas. Every time a past lover would update their relationship status I felt as though someone had given up on me. Luckily, at some point apathy started to come more naturally than insanity.

Our Facebook news feed is a personalized tabloid, one that can feel intoxicating at times. Despite this, I’d argue that in some circumstances social media is a blessing. We’ve been spared from awkward encounters with the men of our past and unexpected new girlfriends (keyword: unexpected.) If it weren’t for romantic Instagram posts, imagine how many of us would have drunk-dialed someone from our long list of ex-lovers. Access to personal information has spared many of us from chronic embarrassment. Thank God/Zuckerberg.

What do we know about her? More than a follower count, less than a life story. We become virtually acquainted with people before hearing the sound of their voices. How can you compare yourself to a collection of photographs and 180 character thoughts? What we see is just as filtered as what we allow to be seen.

I’M IRRELEVANT | SO ARE THEY.

It isn’t a personal failure every time your life doesn’t align with someone else’s. Eventually you realize they didn’t choose anyone over you, just as you haven’t directly chosen anyone else over them. The stomach still sinks, but it rises shortly after. Initially self-doubt is inevitable, but at least it isn’t terminal.

I’ll still hold my breath after asking you if you’re with someone new, and secretly hope the answer is no. It is human nature to want your love interests to remain available, until you no longer are. But there are so many fish in the sea, they can’t all be for me.

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Look Good Without Trying

There will always be the girls who walk into their friday morning 8am looking like they just got in from NYFW. Their winged eyeliner is on point, and their curls look effortlessly beachy; too put together even for the most advanced walk of shamer.

Then theres the girl who walks in to class day-to-day in the same black sweatpants, gray sweatshirt, and salt-stained Ugg boots. I’m all for comfort but you don’t have to look like a bum to achieve that.

REDEFINING:”I WOKE UP LIKE THIS”

 1.Braiding your hair when you go to bed post-shower / Dry Shampoo

     If you’re a nighttime shower taker, this is the perfect solution for you. I live, eat, breath this technique. When you go to bed you may slightly resemble Tricia from Orange Is the New Black. But don’t worry, when you wake up you will be Shakira. 

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      Your hair will have that beachy look in just a night’s sleep – you barely have to do anything, I promise. You may want to brush it out slightly so you don’t look like you crimped your hair (this isn’t 2002), but other than that you’re golden. When I had really long hair, I used to live by this method. No heat, no time, no problem. Also pro-tip would be utilizing the magic that is dry shampoo – no time to shower? No problem.

 2. Leggings, leggings, and oh yeah did I mention leggings?

     Anyone who tells you leggings aren’t pants isn’t your friend. You will never regret wearing leggings – unless you look in the mirror halfway through the day and realize your hot pink thong is totally visible, but then who do you really have to blame? Yourself.

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Leggings are easy to put on (you can even sleep in them if you want…) They make your butt look perfect and no one has to know you slept in them for the past three nights. They’re just as comfortable as sweats, but look 10x better. My favorite pair is from Nordstorm, they were a pretty penny, but I regret nothing. Paying a little extra for leggings is a good idea too, because see through leggings are a total buzz kill #cameltoe. You don’t have to go cray and splurge on bunch of Lululemon leggings, a more affordable route such as from the Gap, works too.

 3.Cardigans / Oversized Sweaters

Gain a little extra weight over the holidays? First of all – good, that’s what they’re for. An oversized sweater is the answer to this recent added weight. Cardigans are another great choice, because they add warmth and style to any outfit.

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Both these options also are easy in the morning. They aren’t quite sweatshirts, but they also aren’t skintight shirts either. The sweater I’m rocking above is from Garage. It’s oversized and also pretty trendy if I do say so myself. I wear it weekly. Adding a cardigan or an oversized sweater with a pair of leggings and some little black ankle booties basically makes you a walking Tumblr post – and also requires little to no effort in the mornings, win-win.

 4. Graphic Tee’s

A t-shirt is a t-shirt but add a graphic and your look is instantly x10 cooler – I promise. Whether you want to rock an inspirational quote or the logo of an 80’s band you only know a few songs by, you’re making a statement (as opposed to a plain colored tee)

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You can get awesome T-shirts from Nasty Gal or UNIF, but you can find more affordable options from stores like Forever 21 and ASOS. Rock them under a flannel, cardigan, or chambray shirt– instafab.

5. Statement Necklaces

         Go to Forever 21 buy all their cheap jewelry, thank me later. Specifically – buy a statement necklace or two. In the mornings on your way to class if you have a presentation this will literally save your life. A plain white shirt, nice pants (aka just not jeans) and a statement necklace, too easy. Learning how to accessorize is vital, but you don’t have to break the bank to do so.

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Jewelry requires no effort (it always fits) and you don’t look like a total try-hard. Unless you’re rocking diamonds on diamonds – then I’d say re-evaluate, please. If you want to invest in something a little more expensive (but still affordable,) Senior editor Mackenzie swears by Gorjana and House of Harlow.

     Wanting to look nice but also wanting to wake up 10 minutes before class starts is a real struggle. Adapt these five tips into your everyday life and you will find your mornings becoming a little bit easier. There’s nothing wrong with scrubbing it every now and then, and of course there’s nothing wrong with wanting to dress to the 9’s every so often (but lets not for our 8ams, shall we?) For a happy medium, these tips will save your life.

- Amanda Barba