Social Media & The Case for Inclusive Makeup

KHARISSA EDWARDS As a dark skinned black female, shopping for makeup, specifically foundation, is always somewhat distressing. Before Fenty Beauty launched, walking into Sephora to see shades upon shades that were nowhere near my skin tone was frustrating. Many cosmetic companies continue to exclude women of colour from their shade range thus it didn’t surprise me when Tarte Cosmetics came under fire for their Shape … Continue reading Social Media & The Case for Inclusive Makeup

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

A Review of Vincero Collective Watches

JONATHAN NG I’ll preface the article with this: by no means am I a “watch guy.” I’m fairly new to the field of horology and I do not possess a substantial collection of thousand-dollar timepieces. I do, however, have an eye for style, watches that will complement (but not overpower) an outfit and I can discern acceptable quality from junk. I’ve been eyeing a chronograph … Continue reading A Review of Vincero Collective Watches

The Hairy Truth About Your Extensions

ALISSE KELERTAS Do you know where your hair extensions are coming from? Hair extension have become a very popular beauty trend over the past decade. Most celebrities or social media “influencers” you see these days are wearing them. While some are made from animal hair or synthetic materials, most high end extensions are actually made from human hair. In 2008, an eye opening documentary titled Hair … Continue reading The Hairy Truth About Your Extensions

How Nepotism has Redefined the ‘Supermodel’ Title

KHARISSA EDWARDS “Supermodel.” This title calls into mind names like Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, Christy Turlington, and Gisele Bundchen. They are models who transformed the fashion industry through their vivacious personalities and undeniable talent. They became stars, world renowned and revered. Thus, it came as a shock to the industry when in November 2017, Kendall Jenner replaced Gisele Bundchen as the … Continue reading How Nepotism has Redefined the ‘Supermodel’ Title

Indecisive about the ideal playlist? Try a Movie Soundtrack.

BRITTANY CHANG-KIT Sometimes Spotify can be an absolute mess of indecision and tip-of-the-tongue uncertainty. At least for myself, finding the best string of songs to match my current mood is a trek. I often end up generalizing my moods (for instance, going from “somber” to “sad”) and merely accepting one of my pre-set playlists. Cue the innumerable “skips” on the song anomalies. Of course you … Continue reading Indecisive about the ideal playlist? Try a Movie Soundtrack.

Nailing the Basics

In the world of men’s style, people often confuse stylish with flashy. I don’t blame them; fashion blogs and magazines tend to focus on individuals who make outrageous sartorial choices. NBA All-Star Draymond Green made headlines when he showed up to the ESPYs wearing a turquoise blazer, shorts, and pirate loafers. GQ didn’t stop talking about Jaden Smith when he traded pants for skirts or … Continue reading Nailing the Basics

Cardi B x Steve Madden: Curated By Cardi

ALISSE KELERTAS If you are unfamiliar with who Cardi B is, let me fill you in. Cardi is an American hip hop artist/rapper. She signed with Atlantic Records this year and released her first single “Bodak Yellow,” which was #1 on US Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, is certified triple platinum, and is nominated for 2 Grammys. Cardi is also the first female rapper to have … Continue reading Cardi B x Steve Madden: Curated By Cardi