Cutting out Meat Without Cutting out Chic →  November 17, 2015

1. Vaute Couture 2. Stella McCartney 3. Forever 21 4. H&M 5. Sephora 6. Zara Veganism is on the rise. According to Harris Interactive, there has been an increase from 1% of the population to 2.5% from 2009 to 2012. Although this a small jump, vegan living has become more mainstream with big celebrities like […]

City Escapes: Coffee Shop Study Spots →  November 16, 2015

Recently, a friend and I were sitting inside a coffee shop in Rittenhouse Square, working away at a project for our Management class. We were interrupted by a rapping on the glass that separated us from the beautiful park outside – it was a fairly high profile Penn 2015 grad who recognized us from the […]

Eat You Way Through NYC’s Hidden Gems →  November 13, 2015

New York City seems to be a popular destination for Penn students. With NYC being just around 2 hours away, most have seen, or at least heard, about the big tourist hubs like Times Square. Eating a ‘New York bagel’ or ‘New York pizza’ is written on many a bucket list. However, being the vibrant […]

The OCR Purse →  November 12, 2015

It’s OCR season. You’ve gone to Loft and Banana Republic and JCrew. You think you’ve created the ideal wardrobe. But there’s something you’re missing – the perfect OCR purse. Having the right purse is vital to reducing stress in this process. The ideal bag will fit all the essentials. It’s a place to throw gum […]

Could Fashion Sabotage Your Career? →  November 11, 2015

The Wall Street Journal’s fashion and culture columnist, Christina Binkley, wants you to know Sex and the City’s iconic fashion is leading women to sabotage their careers.  In the style-guru’s article “The ‘Sex’ Effect: Empowering To Some, Trashy to Others,” Binkley explains that although person style and freedom of expression can be used in a […]

Erica Polle launches GivTake, An Online Marketplace for College Students →  November 10, 2015

What starts as a simple idea to solve the qualms of student consumers gets rapidly transformed into a blossoming startup when Penn junior Erica Polle takes the reins on a project and teams up with her sister Karen. Erica, sweet and ambitious Communications major has launched GivTake, a web-enabled online marketplace that creates a non-stop […]

Sleep-Deprived Beauty →  November 9, 2015

At Penn it’s easy to feel as if midterm season is perpetually upon us. However, now that the semester is truly in full swing, I thought it was time for a few tips and tricks for pulling off an all-nighter (or something close to it) without looking like it in the morning. Many beauty specialists, […]

Modern Minimalism →  November 6, 2015

Growing up, I heard my mother tell me over and over again “less is more.” It was always “less chocolate cake after dinner”, “less TV on school nights”, less, less, less. Now that I’m a bit older, I can see this proverb proving itself  true in a much more positive light in the world of […]

Coloring Philadelphia: Mural Art →  November 5, 2015

A painted giraffe’s head pops between jungle leaves, while an elephant stomps towards a lake. You aren’t staring at Gauguin, but at a masterpiece of another genre that has come to define Philadelphia: mural art. The exotic piece is the work of 37 patients of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who are learning to deal […]

Kim Kardashian’s Pregnancy Look →  November 4, 2015

Kim Kardashian West is not known for being subtle. Whether it’s her personality, clothing, or personal life, she is someone who is known for being over the top. Since her relationship with Kanye West, this extravagance has somewhat changed. Gone are the days of smokey eyes and overdone bronzer, replaced by contouring, strobing, and nude […]