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Best dressed television character

By Jennifer Schreer

November 8, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Fashion, Movies, Television

We all have those go-to television shows that we just can’t get enough of. Sometimes it’s for the storyline, the insanely good-looking cast or just as a guilty pleasure. But what about the fashion? Some characters just stick out among the rest as...

‘Lesbian chic’ reduces sexual identity to fashion trend

By Allie Connell

November 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

According to, “lesbian chic” is in vogue right now. By making lesbianism a fashion statement of wearing Doc Martens and having a pixie cut, it is reducing the choice of sexuality to a passing fad. In reviewing “lesbian...

Sock It to ‘Em

By Ryan Ford

October 30, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fashion

Dressing well is all about the details – the way a scarf is knotted, the crispness of a sliver of white pocket square and the striped contrast of a sock against a selvedge jean. Attention to detail is what sets men apart ...

Video slideshow: Fall apparel

By Ashley Beam

October 23, 2012

Filed under Arts Multimedia, Arts Videos, Web-Exclusive

Ashley Beam displays the latest fall fashion trends.   Fall Fashion on Campus from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

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...