Stop Bowing Down – Feminism in Fashion November 25, 2015

Fashion: the one regime that women can rule, right? Iconic Coco Chanel, modern-royalty Diane von Furstenberg, and dozens of other female powerhouses leave their individual trademarks on the ever-changing industry. It’s refreshing to see a change in the gender-unequal norm; however, just as quickly as fashion rights some of society’s wrongs, the business has taken […]



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Sexism and Slut-Shaming on Halloween October 28, 2015

Its that time of year again: candy corn, haunted houses, and girls walking around in 40-degree weather in leotards. Halloween gives the chance for girls to dress however they want. As said in Mean Girls, “In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and […]



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It’s Inappropriate to Appropriate October 21, 2015

Hennas are in. Native American headdresses are boho-chic. Cornrows are edgy. And bindis? Well, they’re your go-to fashion accessory for music festivals. It’s the fashion trend that just won’t seem to fade. From high end magazines like Vogue to prominent pop culture figures, everyone seems to be partaking in cultural appropriation. Aspects of a culture […]



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Media Models October 13, 2015

My popular page on Instagram is filled with models. We’ve all been guilty of getting, as my friend Mark puts it, “too deep into Insta:” clicking on tagged user after user until there’s decidedly no relationship whatsoever between the original photo and the post that we’re on.  I’ve discovered that it’s almost too easy to […]



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The Turban: Culture vs. Fashion April 6, 2015

Hair accessories are oftentimes marketed as a cure for a bad hair day. They conceal an unruly shape or those gravity defying wisps that bend in every undesirably direction. The right accessory can be a gift, a godsend, or a needed pick-me-up for rough mornings. On the rise in the fashion arena is a flavor […]



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Entertainment Mogul Rich Ross (C’83) Talks Law School, Miley, and More March 30, 2015

It’s not every day that you get to be in the same room as the man responsible for the televised portion of your childhood.  But for us lucky Penn students, it happens once every year. Earlier this month, Penn alum Rich Ross (C’83) came to campus to give what has become an annual presentation on […]



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Social Awareness is Biggest Winner of 2015 Oscars March 2, 2015

Generally, post-Oscars recapping means declaring the Best Dressed attendees and ruminating any obvious award snubs. But following the 2015 Oscars, feedback included everything from racial inequality to wage inequality and even immigration. The evening was full of “awareness” moments – some effective, others off-color –  so much that anyone who watched the broadcast would be […]



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Fifty Shades of Shame? February 25, 2015

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks or you have turned on selective hearing whenever someone utters the number fifty, you’ve probably heard that the Fifty Shades of Grey movie hit theaters on February 14th.  While I have not seen the movie, I proudly read all three of […]



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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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Media’s Food Addiction To Healthier Food February 28, 2014

Food has taken over the internet and social media. I say that in the most positive of ways, as I am an avid foodie. I can’t help but notice, however, how much Facebook, Instagram, and even Buzzfeed revolve around food. When you go to someone’s Facebook profile, you expect to find pictures of them, their […]



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