Designers on the Rise: Mira Mikati →  June 15, 2017

eet the designer bringing fun back into fashion. Known for her cartoons, vibrant graphics and oversized emojis, London-based Lebanese designer Mira Mikati is adored for her colorful ready-to-wear pieces. Ever since she was six years old, she was intrigued by clothes and how they were made. As she learned more about being a designer, she knew […]

From Hermione Granger to Princess Belle: Growing Up With Emma Watson →  June 14, 2017

he recent release of a reimagined, live-action version of the classic 1991 animated film, Beauty and the Beast, has generations of Disney die-hards giggling with excitement. As often happens with princess films, all eyes are on the lucky lady who gets to portray the envied role of the beautiful Belle. Thankfully for her, the generally […]

Feminism in Fashion →  June 13, 2017

n honor of International Women’s Day, I want to profile powerful and influential women of the world who also have a great sense of style. Michelle Obama: Michelle is not just the wife of former president Barack Obama, she is also a lawyer, writer, and social activist. As her time as the first lady, she […]

Tips on Creating the Perfect Wardrobe →  June 12, 2017

ot to worry, this is not going to be another post about items your wardrobe must have. No wardrobe essentials here. Just a couple of tips you may want to keep in mind when building your wardrobe so that it truly feels like your safe space. Because, let’s face it, for anybody who loves fashion, […]

The Definitive Dry Shampoo Review →  June 9, 2017

t any given point, my hair is about 90% dry shampoo. Avoiding looking like an 18th century powdered wig, Karl Lagerfeld syndrome as I call it, is not always easy. I have tried just about every offering of dry shampoo, and even one dry conditioner (nope). There are sprays, powders, pastes, and even a mousse. […]

The Big Question: Can Fashion be Sustainable? →  June 8, 2017

et’s face it: the fashion industry is super powerful. It affects every single one of us. As long as you wear clothes you are involved in the industry. I always feel like Meryl Streep and her infamous speech in The Devil Wears Prada when I make this argument — “Okay, I see. You think this […]

Designers on the Rise: Max Gengos →  June 7, 2017

orn into a family that worked in the fine jewelry industry, Max Gengos is no stranger to the concept of luxury. From flying to shows with his parents to viewing diamonds on display, Gengos developed an eye for quality, craftsmanship, and elegant design. With a strong Greek heritage, this designer constantly references Greek influences on […]

Not Branded by Labels: How to Find Your Own Personal Style →  June 5, 2017

eing an FGLI student (First Generation/Low Income) can be difficult when finding your own style.Having a college budget on top of not having a lot starting off with can be difficult when coming to a college campus. When people think about their own personal style, the first thing that comes to mind is what brands […]

Connor Wright (C’20) Designs Maybelline’s NYFW Mural Using Lipstick Labels →  June 3, 2017

onnor Wright has definitely done something wright. Penn freshman, Connor Wright, has been talked about on campus since he stepped on campus, and highlighted in the DP for his exquisite, meticulous, and revolutionary artwork. What started as a budding passion for drawing quickly turned into a mural-making magic show; one that has gotten attention from prominent figures […]

The Vintage Guide to Beachwear →  June 2, 2017

here’s nothing better than going to the beach and feeling confident – though it’s much easier said than done. For a lesson in body confidence, look no further than the 1950′s beach babes. Continue reading for four ways to channel your inner vintage vixen. High-Waisted For those of us with less than six-pack abs, meet your […]