A Broader Perspective: Oktoberfest and Munich March 14, 2016

“A Broader Perspective” is a series detailing my experiences living with a host family in Lyon, France. While I was abroad, I was also able to take several trips to other cities throughout Europe. I hope these personal accounts will portray the many cultural highlights of being in a foreign country as well as provide useful […]



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The Talk: On Fashion and Cultural Appropriation September 1, 2014

Usually, I write articles about fashion trends for the Walk: I detail the major patterns I see on the runways and what that means for us as consumers of fashion. However, there are a few trends I refrain from reporting on due to their ties to cultural appropriation and exoticism – e.g., I know kimono […]



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International Beauty: India October 22, 2013

Every culture has beauty rituals meant to keep the population pretty and Indians are no exception.  Their beauty secrets consist of time-tested methods and natural regimes.  When asked about Indian beauty, freshman Melissa Thomas will respond, “My mother has always stressed natural beauty.  If I ever try to do anything new, she always suggests that […]



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Philly in September September 2, 2013

Coming back to school in the fall is both depressing and exciting. On the one hand, you can’t wait to see your friends and take part in the NSO festivities; on the other hand, summer is over and it’s back to the books and goodbye to the beach. Luckily, Philadelphia’s September calendar will make the […]



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[The WALK Around the World] Moroccan Fashion Staples March 30, 2013

Before traveling to Morocco, my study-abroad group was told to dress as conservatively as possible: cover your legs, hide your arms, the looser the fit, the better. As a result, many of the girls I know pulled out the clothes laying in the back of their closets – you know, the ones you thought you’d […]



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Next Semester’s Guilty Pleasures: Your Guide to 2013 Music Festivals January 2, 2013

Itching for an exciting getaway? Need a good reason to traipse the globe? 2013 is your answer, offering you a chance to hear this year’s greatest hits on the sunny streets of Miami, the lush fields of Glastonbury, or the golden gates of San Francisco. 1. The Ultimate Weekend Experience Thinking of getting away from campus […]



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[The WALK Around The World] Tokyo College Fashion 101 December 10, 2012

Japan: the country of geishas, Pokémon, and vending machines… As a current resident of Tokyo studying abroad at the International Christian University (ICU), I can tell you with certainty that, contrary to popular belief, Japan is not just a place for obsessive otaku or Lolita fiends. In fact, Japan’s culture boasts unique combinations of the West and East […]



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[The WALK Around the World] Paris When It Sizzles October 18, 2012

“Paris is always a good idea,” Audrey Hepburn once said. After spending nearly a month abroad in Paris, I now understand why Ms. Hepburn was a fervent Francophile. Baguettes and Berthillon did not tempt the actress’s appetite, but rather the fashion, “la mode.” Ms. Hepburn made multiple movies in the magical city, from my favorite, […]



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The Spanish Flair August 8, 2012

I can’t call myself an expert in Spanish fashion just yet, but my trip there this summer has left me with a number of tips and trends to try here in America. 1. We’ve all seen the harem pants trend in the past few seasons and it’s no secret: it’s beginning to disappear. However, I […]



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London Calling: Fashion Guide to Summer Olympics 2012 July 30, 2012

You don’t have to be in London to celebrate the summer Olympics in style. Check out this guide for the summer essentials that are too torching-hot to compete with! Stella McCartney makes anything look good. It’s no wonder why she designed Great Britain’s gear. Thanks to her collaboration with Adidas, you don’t have to be […]



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