Posts Tagged “fashion”
Searching for the perfect Ivy League Look? Last week, Uscoop, a website for college students to get deals on the latest overstock clothing, just launched an online boutique called Tuckernuck.
The idea started with a group of graduates from Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, and Trinity College. Their mission is to “update the traditional” style reminiscent of Northeastern, upper-class families to the “timeless look based on ease, traditions, and American cool.” Oh yeah, and provide students with the inspiration they gain from sailing, croquet, and according to the description: ”Derby Days”, “wood-paneled Wagoneers” and “parties in big weathered barns.”
Wait, what was that last bit? Derby Days are fraternity and sorority charity events, and one can only guess this is a Wagoneer, and the last item … didn’t render much in a Google search.
Incidentally, six out of the seven models are our very own Georgetown peers, who describe their styles as everything from “modern but laid back” to “classic chic” to “a blend of Euro and prep.” The models are friends of the co-founders and provide some brief quotes on what items inspire their style choices.
And why the name “Tuckernuck”, you might ask? Tuckernuck is a privately-owned island in the town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, with a whopping 35 houses. Well of course!
Surprisingly enough, Vineyard Vines didn’t make the cut in the list of designers, but a company called Salmon Cove did so that probably does the trick.
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In Features, Nico Dodd, Iris Kim, and Kelsey McCullough display the trends in fall fashion
Let’s face it, after September, Washington gets cold and rainy. It can be really easy to fall into the habit of bundling up without thinking about what you’re putting on. Colorful wool, patterned tights, and thoughtful layering can look great and stave off drizzle to boot. As we segue from fall to winter, rest assured these looks are impervious to the cold.
In Editorials, our Ed Board lauds California for passing their own version of the DREAM Act.
In News, Morgan Manger looks at the revitalized Residential Judicial Council.
In Sports, Abby Sherburne praises men’s soccer’s freshman goalkeeper Tomas Gomez.
In Leisure, Heather Regen reviews the Donn B. Murphy One Act Festival.
On Page 13, is the kid’s page! We have a wordsearch and a maze for your inner (and outer) child.
And in Voices, Michael Appau takes a look at the benefits Gadaffi brought to Africa.
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Last year, the Voice got excited by the prospect of Bloomingdale’s setting up shop in the Shops at Georgetown Park on M Street, but now it looks like it’s not to be: the department store has pulled out of the project, according to a recent article in the Georgetown Current [PDF].
According to the Current, Bloomingdale’s—which was going to be the main attraction in a revamped Georgetown Park complex—backed out because of on-going litigation over the ownership of the development:
A Bloomingdale’s spokesperson declined to comment on the change, but an attorney for Western Development, which owns the retail-residential complex, confirmed the news.
“It is our understanding that given this litigation, Bloomingdale’s will not be proceeding as the anchor tenant,” said attorney Scott Morrison.
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Then look no further than Sellinger Lounge in the Leavey Center tonight from 7 pm to 1 am. From the College Dems weekly e-mail:
This Super-Duper Tuesday will be a monumental event and the College Democrats and College Republicans will be celebrating and watching the returns in bipartisan fashion in Sellinger Lounge with FREE PIZZA and SODA.
And as a special treat, C-SPAN will be reporting all night LIVE from Leavey and interviewing College Democrats and College Republicans throughout the night!
Not a member of the College Dems or College Republicans? No worries, just give yourself an important-sounding title (I’m pretty sure Strategic Initiatives Director is up for grabs), put on your nicest polo, and wait for your moment in the spotlight. Move over, Anderson Cooper!
Not too savvy about the 2008 primaries? That can be fixed too—just take a 30-second speech with the phrases “as a young person,” “YouTube,” “clearly, the lesson from tonight’s results are,” and “what’s the deal with this Hillary character, anyway?“, add in a few thoughtful pauses and meaningful hand gestures, and C-SPAN’s producers will be besides themselves.
Then again, if you’re not huge on politics, you might want to save up your fifteen minutes of fame for a forum beyond C-SPAN. This guy did.
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It’s spring, and that means no more frumpy sweaters. Not so fast, say upright Christian men. In a survey sponsored by evangelical youth site The Rebelution, repressed young men the world over answered the question “What do you think is immodest?”. The answer was, overwhelmingly, “Pretty much everything.” Some highlights:
- 57.5% of survey takers disagreed with the statement “It is okay to expose the stomach when wearing a swimsuit.” It gets better when you hit the comments, though. One boy said, “Seeing a girl’s belly makes me very uncomfortable and it is just something that you don’t need to show to anyone.” Here’s something creepy: he’s 13!
- A well-informed 60.7% thought gauchos are modest. For myself, I have no idea what gauchos are. It seems that their knowledge of women’s clothing is rivaled only by this man’s.
- 47% thought T-shirts with messages on the front “draw too much attention to the bust.” So intense!
Link via Pandagon
Posted by Will Sommer
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A good fashion article has a way of convincing readers that if they pursue a certain sensibility in their accessory and apparel choices, they will have a more successful life. A bad fashion article dictates to readers exactly what the most current trends are, exactly what they should buy, and from where. Those most current trends are usually so very current that by the time the article goes to print, people are already moving on to the next big thang. This second type often even presumes to plant the seeds of addiction to material accumulation, in making such lists as “Fall Must-haves,” which should never be taken at their word.
But then there were cut-off jeans for boys.
This trend is not yet widespread enough to be considered mainstream, but the rapid turnaround of blogging enables a play-by-play take on its unfolding. “Cut-off jeans?” you say, “I’ve seen that… aren’t all the girls wearing shorts this season?” Why yes. But when we flip the gender, the context completely changes.
These cut-offs for men can be made in a variety of lengths, as long as the longest does not go beyond the knee. And they can be made to fall as high up the thigh as that man desires. The jeans are typically tight-fitting or at least streamlined, and should be cuffed for maximum expression of style. The great thing about these shorts is that every man already has them in his closet. They are already your favorite jeans; all it takes is a pair of scissors and some gumption. The second leg is always easier.
These cut-offs on men are not just this season’s way to cool down hot legs. These shorts mean so much more. Shorter and tighter clothing on men was avoided over the last decade as male wardrobes grew baggier, larger, and longer. The old double standard between the sexes became more pronounced, as women in more revealing clothes were judged more harshly on their bodily appearance than most men, who could hide behind bagginess. Now the tables are turning back, or at least leveling out, because now everyone’s legs and butts will be fair game.
Posted by Lauren Gaskill, Associate Editor
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