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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...

The best and worst-dressed of the 2012 Oscars

By Nia Decaille

February 28, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Movies and Television

With all the elegance and sheer glamor of the affair, it becomes hard to choose best dressed for Academy Awards. The top five celebs that dressed to completely enthrall viewers were Emma Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams, Viola Davis and Angelina Jolie. ...

M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” shows off fierce fashion

By Nia Decaille

February 15, 2012

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

Femme Fatale M.I.A. reintered the limelight in full force with catchy aphorisms and killer style. It was perfectly reasonable to worry that the politically outspoken music figure had settled into a life of motherhood.  Whether...

Spring outfits on their way in

By Stevie Mackenzie-Smith

February 2, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fashion

Ah, February. February, you don’t know what you do to us. You tease us with a slice of springtime sunshine, a preview of what is to come, but then you retreat to your cold, hard self and once again our cheeks are ravaged by windbur...

Keeping the wintertime warm and chic

By Nelly Adamietz

January 24, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

As tempting as it may be to burrow up inside and hibernate for the next couple of months, these chic finds will have you ditching your typical winter wear and jazzing up your closet this season. It seems that the infinity scarf is taking over this year…jus...

Flirty Fun Reigns at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

By Nia Decaille

December 5, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Movies and Television

It’s not just about watching women parade around in their panties, ladies and gents! The Victoria’s Secret fashion showcases the sexy product and it allows the women to be confident enough to express their femininity through the creativity of the designers. Every yea...

UMass Fashionistas: Casual Chic with Shevonne Commock

By Nia Decaille

December 3, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

According to local fashionista and UMass senior, Shevonne Commock, personal style is a form of expression and a platform for women to express how they feel. The simple, but prim and chic pieces she pairs together translates ...

Can fashion be frugal and ethical?

By Nia Decaille

October 25, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

Every fashionable individual has to ask themselves at one point : Do I want this pricy [insert coveted item] or opt for something cheaper and similar? Sometimes we have to stare our bank statements boldly in the face and make a de...

Concert Fashion: Anything But Boring

By Jessica Klein

October 24, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

College students everywhere are dishing out $50 or more to rock their heads back and forth, jump up and down, and listen to electric house, trance, and techno music. With concerts like deadmau5, Tiesto, and Afrojack, it take...