When does cultural inspiration turn into cultural appropriation?

LISA ANTAO There have been several controversies over the past few years when designers and retailers have faced backlash for cultural appropriation in their collections. Some may say it’s just inspiration and should be considered a compliment when specific garments and patterns from traditional cultures are used in mainstream fashion. Others argue it is is just disrespectful, especially if there are historical traditions and customs … Continue reading When does cultural inspiration turn into cultural appropriation?

You Should Be Following: Storm Reid

LISA ANTAO At just 14 years old, actress Storm Reid has a lot of wisdom about growing up under pressure, diversity and equality in society. Acting in her first lead role in Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, Storm is actually not new to the spotlight. With an impressive list of movies and television roles secured under her belt she is set to become one of … Continue reading You Should Be Following: Storm Reid

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Molly Burke: Beauty Beyond Looks

ALISSE KELERTAS Molly Burke is one remarkable woman. Not only is she a highly successful motivational speaker at the young age of 23, she also has over 200,000 subscribers on her Youtube channel. Oh, and did I mention she’s blind? When Burke turned 4 years old she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a rare retinal disease causing loss of vision. By the age of 14, Burke … Continue reading Molly Burke: Beauty Beyond Looks

Fashion Nova: The Rise of Influencer Fashion

KHARISSA EDWARDS Since launching in 2014, Fashion Nova has become a constant presence on social media. The exclusively online fashion brand boasts 10.4 million followers on their main Instagram account and 1.2 million followers on Fashion Nova Curve, their plus-sized sister range. The brand adds over 600 new styles on a weekly basis. Fashion Nova represents a completely new way of appealing to shoppers. They’ve … Continue reading Fashion Nova: The Rise of Influencer Fashion

The Best YouTuber Merch

Teddy Fresh The beloved duo behind H3H3 Productions on YouTube has recently released a brand inspired by children’s wear and high fashion designs. Teddy Fresh uses bright colours and cute imagery to create a unique look that rivals high fashion brands that dare to experiment with childlike designs. Go to https://teddyfresh.com/ to purchase some Teddy Fresh and support Ethan and Hila, one of the most entertaining YouTubers … Continue reading The Best YouTuber Merch

Hollywood takes on the role of ‘Activist’ at the Oscars

KHARISSA EDWARDS At the 2018 Golden Globes, celebrities took a stand against the mistreatment of women by wearing all black. At the 2018 Grammy Awards, stars wore or carried white roses in solidarity with the ‘Time’s Up’ movement. Once again, Hollywood’s elite used their fame to champion an important issues in society. While a large emphasis was placed on the lack of female nominees, the … Continue reading Hollywood takes on the role of ‘Activist’ at the Oscars

The Bachelor Season 22 Fashion Highlights

ALISSE KELERTAS It’s Bachelor season ladies and gents! This means every Tuesday evening (I don’t have cable and can’t watch it live on Monday’s when it airs), I curl up on the couch with my roommate, indulge in a glass of wine (or two) and watch The Bachelor. I personally wouldn’t categorize myself as a romantic and I hate cheesy, mushy, gushy love talk, but … Continue reading The Bachelor Season 22 Fashion Highlights

Ellipsis Tattoos

MIRA WILLIAMSON You might have been noticing three minimalistic dots appearing on social media. They may have been grazing someone’s finger, wrist, ankle, or ribs. Tiny tattoos have become very popular recently. The cute and simple designs are artsy and look good. The three-dot trend (…) represents the punctuation symbol known as an ellipsis.   Grammatically, the ellipsis typically marks an omission, in a sentence … Continue reading Ellipsis Tattoos

Livia Firth: One of the most vocal and proactive leaders in sustainable fashion

BRITTANY CHANG-KIT Sustainable fashion has long been a topic of discussion in the world of fashion, with its fair share of recognition in the public eye as well as the occasional condemnation of animal fur brands. However, the topic of sustainable fashion has become a passive topic over the years; while there are small improvements, it has not become so mainstream as to completely change … Continue reading Livia Firth: One of the most vocal and proactive leaders in sustainable fashion

You Should Be Following: Yara Shahidi

IZZIE GHAFFARI-PARKER Yara Shahidi is without a doubt a name that you will be hearing for years to come. At 17 years old, she has already had a starring role as Zoey Johnson in the hit ABC sitcom “black-ish,” for which she won a NAACP Image Award in 2014, and is now leading the show’s spin-off, “grown-ish,” which follows Zoey as she deals with starting … Continue reading You Should Be Following: Yara Shahidi