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Top designers, trends of fall Fashion Week

Feb. 8 marked the conclusion of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and, as always, it was a fabulous seven days. Some new and some unexpected names were in New York City’s Bryant Park to steal the show, and many fashion insiders are seriously excited about the future of American design.…

Feeling broke? Refresh fashion with no money

Last week was Restaurant Week, which means – among other things – that I am essentially broke. And isn’t it always when there’s no way you can validate any kind of shopping that you feel your wardrobe needs a facelift the most?…

Wearing black to express individuality, creativity

When freshman elementary and special education major Aly Binck says she dresses mostly in black, it’s not what you think. No, she’s not one of those “the width of one of my pant legs could fit my entire body, every one of my T-shirts alludes to blood or death, and I have more metal in the chains hanging off my pockets than was buried with Tutankhamen” types of black wearers.…

Fashion faves on Liacouras Walk

Jennifer Supplee: Law student Jennifer Supplee, a woman who never wears less than two-inch heels, easily tops my list of Temple’s best dressed. Her personal style mantra – to never sacrifice classiness for sexiness – makes her even more fabulous in my book.…

Setting freshman fashion faux pas straight

Of all the changes and transitions freshmen must make as they begin their college careers, perhaps fashion is not among the top-ranking. As I enter into my second year as a Resident Assistant for freshmen, I know well that for many, fashion ranks pretty darn low.…