Pumpkin Spice Latte’s, Kim Kardashian, and Challenging the Idea of the “Basic Bitch” November 21, 2017

esterday three of my guy friends and I decided to binge watch a bit of Stranger Things while we procrastinated on studying for our various, never-ending midterms. As I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, a video that Kim Kardashian posted on her Instagram started playing. I laughed, quickly turning the sound off. But not […]



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The Best of TV Thanksgivings November 18, 2017

ith the holiday season approaching, I am more than ready to finally indulge, guilt-free, in the plethora of drama-filled, Thanksgiving-themed episodes decades of television has to offer. Riding the wave of early-2000s nostalgia flooding pop culture this year (the Gilmore Girls revival, an upcoming Broadway adaptation of Mean Girls, the comeback of velour, canadian tuxedos, and street/sportswear […]



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How the Volume of Politics Has Changed Everything November 15, 2017

This article is part of  The Volume Issue, The WALK’s Fall 2017 theme, which seeks to explore every aspect of the concept of “volume,” one of which is the impact of the din of political discourse on our everyday lives.   id you see the latest Drumpf tweet?” has become a more common phrase than we ever […]



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Rejuvenate Yo’ Self November 11, 2017

t’s midterm season! For some, it’s likely been that way since the third week of school. Tests, essays, projects, presentations, summer planning, job interviews–they all seem to pile up day after day with no end in sight. And no, having a Thursday and Friday off and calling it a ‘break’ does not magically make all […]



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Gucci Pledges to Go Fur-Free by 2018 November 8, 2017

ast week on October 11, Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri dropped a bomb in the fashion industry with his statement that the brand will go fur-free starting with their Spring 2018 collection. This announcement represents Gucci’s pledge not to “use, promote, or [publicize] animal fur” in its collections. After the news was publicized, it received support […]



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Unpacking the High-Low Fashion Collaboration November 6, 2017

ith every new season comes a new limited-edition, capsule collaboration between fast fashion giant H&M and a select luxury label. Last year’s immensely successful joint venture with the Parisian fashion house Kenzo gave buyers a chance to get their hands on exclusive, ambitious, boldly-patterned pieces at a lower price. This year’s pick: Erdem. The eponymous […]



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Art in Fashion: Jeff Koons x Louis Vuitton November 4, 2017

t the end of October, notable artist Jeff Koons released his second installment of high-end Louvre souvenirs. The collaboration with Louis Vuitton, marketed as Louis Vuitton – A Masters Collaboration with Jeff Koons, resounded with much success, featuring history’s most iconic artists: Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and Jean-Honoré Fragonard. The second […]



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What We Can All Learn from Scandinavian Style November 3, 2017

This article is part of  The Volume Issue, The WALK’s Fall 2017 theme, which seeks to explore every aspect of the concept of “volume,” one of which is the return of ~voluminous~ silhouettes like Scandinavia’s oversized style.    f you’ve ever heard of or watched the viral Norwegian TV series called Skam, you may have noticed that […]



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A Novel Antidote to the Instagram Age October 27, 2017

This article is part of  The Volume Issue, The WALK’s Fall 2017 theme, which seeks to explore every aspect of  the concept of “volume,” one of which is the “volumes,” or books, that can provide a refuge from the digital world.    few weekends ago I found myself wandering around a dreamy bookstore across from Central Park. […]



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South Asians in Pop Culture: Why So Many Comedians? October 25, 2017

This article is part of  The Volume Issue, The WALK’s Fall 2017 theme, which seeks to explore every aspect of the concept of “volume,” one of which is the magnitude of representation of diverse groups in visible industries.   here was a time in my childhood when the only Indian my friends knew of was Apu from […]



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