Trendwatch: #Normcore →  April 17, 2014

Fashion’s all about movements, then counter-movements, then counter-counter movements, and well… you get the drift. Enter normcore: fashion’s latest rebellion. Specifically, rebellion against the veritable circus of outrageous trends that bloggers and editors have been enamored with as of late. That’s right — embracing normcore means putting away the Anna Dello Russo accessories and dressing […]

Beauty Profile: Elonia McHenry W’14 →  April 17, 2014

We’re back with another installment of “Beauty Profile!”  Find out what some of the biggest fashion and beauty lovers on campus are influenced and inspired by, and how they think about beauty. Each week, we’ll discuss their favorite beauty products, health philosophies, and spots in Philly. See our previous installment here. Today, we’ll take a […]

Just Jules: Vita Fede →  April 16, 2014

What happens when you blend Asian, American, and European culture into a sleek jewelry line? You get Vita Fede, designer Cynthia Sakai’s beautiful brand of classy jewelry with a modern geometric take.  Born in Pasadena, California to Japanese parents, Cynthia started her own leather accessories and handbag line at age 18.  By 21, the driven […]

Penn Fashion Week Recap →  April 16, 2014

Let me start by saying that if you didn’t attend any of the Penn Fashion Week speakers, I shamelessly wag my finger at you.  That being said, since I am the kind of girl who likes helping her friends out, I’ll give you a peek at what you missed out on. As soon as I […]

Monk’s Cafe: Worth the Wait →  April 4, 2014

My good friend has been raving about Monk’s Cafe for months and I finally got to experience it this past Saturday. It had been a long day locked in Starbucks studying, and I thought it would be the perfect remedy for my study-induced FOMO. Our cab pulled up to an unassuming restaurant front. What was […]

Your Playlist for Fling 2014: David Guetta, Ra Ra Riot, & Magic Man →  April 3, 2014

David Guetta The 46-year old French house music DJ and producer needs no introduction. He’s talented, irreplaceable, and knows (better thananyone) the formula for catchy tunes. Our Spring Fling headliner this year, David Guetta, is pretty much a giant in the music industry, having worked with Rihanna, Usher, Pitbull, Afrojack, Tiesto, LMFAO… and we have […]

Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” →  April 2, 2014

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is the best use of the color purple since the 1982 novel by Alice Walker. Except the year is 1932, and in the winter of fictional eastern-European country Zurbrowka, a hotel concierge (Ralph Fiennes) and his lobby boy protégé (Tony Revolori) embark on an adventure rife with murder, lies, […]

Trendwatch: Penn Fashion Week’s All the Rave →  April 1, 2014

This year’s Penn Fashion Week is all about the five senses – sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound – and though the annual fashion show capping off the week is technically the event for sound, it’s going to smell an awful lot like teen spirit on the runway. That’s right – Fling’s theme this year […]

Philly Spotlight: Marian Hill →  March 29, 2014

Marian Hill, the electro-R&B duo comprised by Jeremy Lloyd (production and writing) and Samantha Gongol (vocals and writing), played their first show ever at Philadelphia’s Boot & Saddle on February 25th. Though these Philly natives took their talents to NYU and Yale, we can thank them for remembering their roots and returning home to launch to […]

The Fashion Essentials: Kimonos →  March 28, 2014

It’s not quite sundress season yet, but it’s never to early to bring out the florals. If you’re itching to bring out all your spring and summer prints, we say fill the void with the perfect substitute – a kimono. Kimonos are perfect for all seasons. They’re an unpredictable choice that will have all heads […]