Massachusetts Daily Collegian

How to Stand Out on Campus

By Ashley Beam

October 17, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Fashion

Standing out on a campus as large as the University of Massachusetts can seem impossible. With tens of thousands of students tightly packed into a campus that can’t even house them all, it’s easy for a student’s style to...

Sunglasses to don despite summer’s end

By Ryan Ford

September 19, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Fashion

Rarely do I wear them inside (if I did, it would be on stage tearing it up to “Don’t Stop Believin’”), but in most other cases my black Ray-Ban Wayfarers are shielding my eyes from the sun. Get at me glare! I must confess...

Barely Dressed, Fully Aware

By Eleine Fang

September 4, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fashion

TRU2U makes clothes. But unlike other clothing companies, TRU2U’s clothes are made sustainable products and fair labor. Locally based in Amherst, TRU2U is a rising company focused on social change and a better future. With a summer of hard work behin...

Spring Fashion 101

By Nia Decaille

April 29, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

The sun has decided to grace our presence once more in Amherst. It will hopefully be several months before we will have to wear woolen sweaters and heavy scarfs. No more will the fashionable UMass community have to tuck away that sun d...

The Culture of ‘Thinspiration’

By Nia Decaille

April 22, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

If you type in “thinspiration” into google you get over a thousand hits of blogs written by young women and their journey to become thin. What does this have to do with the fashion industry? Kate Moss. Naomi Campbell. Chanel Iman. ...

The Fashion of Native Sun

By Nia Decaille

April 8, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music

Take a sick beat mixed with African rhythms and drumming, the bold lyrics of Mohammed Yahya about human rights and oppression, and add Sarina Leah’s bluesy Billie Holiday-esque vocals, and you have the recipe for what Native...

College fashion dos and don’ts

By Emily Merlino

April 6, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fashion

With ever-present papers, exams and OWLs, college students often feel like there’s no time to worry about fashion. However, it doesn’t have to take an hour to pick a cute and appropriate outfit for the day. By following some...

UMass Fashionistas: Phoebe Vigor

By Nia Decaille

April 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

Unpredictable is the perfect description of this month’s weather. This creates a fashion problem. How do UMass students remain stylish and warm? Phoebe Vigor, a sophomore student spending a semester abroad here from her native London, mastered this with j...

Culture and couture mix at the ASA fashion show

By Nia Decaille

March 14, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

The fashion scene this past weekend at the African Student Association’s (ASA) “Coming to America” cultural event didn’t just give the audience a taste of high fashion, but presented a visually inspiring piece transforme...

Behind the scenes at Sisters on the Runway

By Nia Decaille

March 8, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

Walking down the runway at the annual Sisters on the Runway fashion show on March 2 was nothing short of fabulous! Wearing designs by names like ASOS, Urban exchange, and Ode was an intense and exciting opportunity I shared with 19 special  young women for a good cause. The n...

UMass Fashion: vintage winter style with James Barry

By Nia Decaille

March 1, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

“I dress according to my mood,” said James Barry after interviewing him about the noticeably cool sweater he was wearing. The vibrant slouchy sweater was a unique pick from Goodwill and among many of the ones Barry, a Junior special education major, owned. The mixture o...

Backstage and behind the scenes of Polyvore Live for Fashion Week

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 1, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

It’s the week that many eagerly wait for, when fashion designers, icons, models, bloggers, and fanatics come together as one—it’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. During the week of February 9-16, designers including Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy...