City of Neighborhoods: Touring Philly through Fashion April 29, 2017

hiladelphia is a city of many distinct and contradicting neighborhoods. From Fishtown to Society Hill to West Philly, this city contains multitudes. Each trend covered below represents the vibe of a unique Philly neighborhood: athleisure with an edge for South Philly’s Broad Street, polished and trendy for upscale Rittenhouse Square, and boho chic for rustic […]



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American Classic: Four Fashion Trends from The Wizard of Oz April 24, 2017

More than 70 years have passed since The Wizard of Oz first graced the silver screen, yet the name remains a classic both in the story and style. Dorothy’s gingham, the Scarecrow’s boho, the Tinman’s metallics, the Lion’s neutrals…these are some of the largest trends of the year. As the weather turns warm and you feel […]



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The Royal Wedding Dress April 20, 2017

he Royal Family is back on America’s radar as Pippa Middleton, the ever proper sister of Princess Kate, is set to marry financier James Matthews in May 2017. She first became famous when she sashayed down the red carpet to her sister’s wedding in a simple and elegant ivory Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton dress […]



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Has Luxury Fashion Gone Too Far? April 17, 2017

hen I saw this image of Beyoncé at the NBA All-Star Game a few weeks ago, I was both enamored and slightly irritated. While in awe of her extra-ness, and in complete support of it, there were two of things that bothered me: the Gucci fan and kimono. My issue has nothing to do with […]



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Unconventional Fashion April 15, 2017

 know I’ve done it before: looked into the closet and almost cried over the bland pieces that seem to consume my wardrobe. It’s so easy to just follow the trends that keep you in style, while never stepping out, taking risks, or making a statement. A few artists and designers have recently been making true statements […]



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Lessons from the Queen of Coachella April 14, 2017

ith Coachella upon us, we wonder if we should’ve taken that weekend trip to California to hang out with our fellow festivalgoers and forget about school. But alas–we cannot, so I will bring Coachella fashion to you! Here are the many ways people at Coachella dress and style themselves for this iconic festival. When mentioning Coachella […]



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BTS: Thierry Mugler April 14, 2017

s another installment of Behind the Show, I’d like to explore Thierry Mugler’s Autumn 2017 collection. As this semester’s theme of The WALK is The Blue Issue, it’s a fitting choice, since Mugler’s collection is dripping with blue. Thierry Mugler is actually not currently the head designer of the brand. David Koma was appointed creative […]



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Proof That Rihanna’s Style is Everything April 12, 2017

ver the past few years, Rihanna has emerged as a fashion icon. Not only is her style enviable, but her career is an inspiration to girls everywhere. She has won eight Grammy awards, donated millions of dollars to impoverished communities through The Clara Lionel Foundation, and collaborated with everyone from Puma to Manolo Blahnik. Continue reading for four style rules […]



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Shop for Summer April 10, 2017

e are now past spring break, which means we are in the home stretch of the semester. While we still have Fling and finals coming up, summer is fast approaching. If you are anything like me, one of the best ways to procrastinate all of your midterms, internship applications and other responsibilities is online shopping […]



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Polished @ Penn: Alice Shen (W’17) April 5, 2017

harton senior Alice Shen is no stranger to the world of fashion and modeling. In high school, she lived the America’s Next Top Model dream, and was asked to model for a self-started designer. The opportunity was an entirely random encounter, as the designer happened to attend the same yoga studio as the North Caroline […]



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Fire and Feathers Unite: Year of the Rooster April 4, 2017

 third of 2017 is gone; a little more than half remains to do it right. According to Chinese astrology, 2017, the Year of the Rooster, is meant to be lived with confidence, diligence and intensity. Roosters, both the animals and those born under the horoscope, are flamboyant with feathers in the shades of fire. Never […]



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Penn Fashion Week 2017: Neo-Renaissance Show April 3, 2017

On April Fool’s Day, Penn Fashion Week pulled a style switch-up: the Neo-Renaissance Fashion Show, which mixed streetwear with high fashion. The result was an evening of unexpected pairings, set against the sleek backdrop of the Penn Dental School. The WALK‘s Jessica Lu was on site to capture the action. Click through the photos below […]



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Step Alongside a Stylist’s Sole March 30, 2017

Are your shoes your style twin or your alter ego? We explore this question by interviewing six website stylists and their favorite pair of shoes. Can you see the resemblance? Eliza Culp, SEAS’19, Mechanical Engineering What’s your shoes’ name? Armanno and Basil. If they could go on a vacation anywhere, where would they go? Visit […]



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Fashion’s Favorite Tattoo Artist March 29, 2017

t’s hard to scroll through Instagram these days without seeing some fashion influencer sporting a new tattoo. These tattoos range from the incredibly small white tattoos, to larger tattoos, such as the one that graces Demi Lovato’s entire side. The trend in tattoos today, however, is tiny tattoos that appear on all parts of the […]



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Runways to the Nines March 27, 2017

aris Fashion Week has just come to an end and once again the masterminds of the fashion world have dazzled their peers and spectators alike. Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel and Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton in particular went above and beyond. Both of the designers have set high standards from past runway shows, including Ghesquiere’s […]



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Denim, Deconstructed: A Photo Series March 26, 2017

enim: a fabric, and fashion staple, with which everyone seems to be familiar. However, through the manipulation of the denim in the camera, it may be hard to recognize the item. The beauty of this is that the observer can now view the photos from the eye of the photographer, and interpret the meaning of […]



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