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A man in Wicker Park sporting a mask while riding a divvy bike.

Fashion forward: the past, present and future of masks

Lily Lowndes, Contributing Writer February 21, 2021

What was the most worn fashion item of 2020? Chain necklaces? Oversized sweaters? Mini bags? Try face masks. As sign-of-the-times as it might seem, face masks were the one item that everyone wore. No...

A modeling job by DePaul student Kezjahree Wingate, who would be walking in New York Fashion Week if not for the pandemic.

Global ‘Fashion Week’ shows go virtual

Samantha Albert, Contributing Writer February 18, 2021

Fashion Week showcases the latest designs and collections from world-renowned designers, brands, and fashion “houses.” Typically, Fashion Week is extremely exclusive. An individual must have tickets...

The author and her father.

Like daughter, like father — we set fashion trends for our parents, too

Rebecca Meluch , Opinions Editor February 7, 2021

Every Christmas Eve, I used to pick out my father’s tie he would wear to mass. It was a tradition that started when I was a measly little first-grader.  He had just assumed I was picking out the...

Assorted Nike Dunks; the apparel company is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the SB Dunks this year.

‘Year of the Dunks’: Nike Dunks celebrate 15th anniversary in 2021

Maria Barragan, Contributing Writer January 24, 2021

We saw the versatility of the Nike SB Dunk expand from the Ben and Jerry's collaboration, to the bright orange Syracuse colorway. Now, the 1985 silhouette of the Dunk has made a very big return – and...

DePaul students Jacquie Michaels, Esther Ayaji and Belle Ross all try to continue their back to school fashion even when classes are all online.

Zoom looks lead 2020 fall fashion

Ava O'Malley, Contributing Writer October 4, 2020

Back before the coronavirus hit, a great deal of DePaul students stepped out in unique, expertly curated outfits. Walking from the Fullerton stop to the Quad on a busy Wednesday morning was a colorful...

Virginia Nielsen wears a mask while carrying shopping bags during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Thursday, May 7, 2020.

What to wear when you have nowhere to go

Carly Travis, Contributing Writer May 8, 2020

Being stuck at home, one might wonder if it even matters what they wear. Think again.  While it’s perfectly acceptable to merely switch in and out of pajamas all day,  it’s also fun to switch...

How to maintain hair, nails while sheltering in place

How to maintain hair, nails while sheltering in place

Kinise Jordan, Contributing Writer April 24, 2020

Despite salons and barbershops not being on the state’s list of essential businesses, a photo of Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her barber, Cashmere Neal, surfaced on social media on April 5. The Mayor and...

A group of women walk down Michigan Ave. near Nordstroms.

How to look good — and feel good — during a Chicago winter

Carolyn McCabe, Contributing Writer March 1, 2020

Imagine waking up with soft morning light shining through the blinds, lightly grazing your skin. You go to check the temperature and it is zero degrees. Not only is the golden sunlight deceiving, but it...

Purchase or pass? Influencer-backed eyeshadows receive mixed reviews

Purchase or pass? Influencer-backed eyeshadows receive mixed reviews

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor January 19, 2020

The new decade anticipates the restock of last season’s most hyped eyeshadow palettes. Jeffree Star Cosmetics’s Conspiracy Palette, Tati Beauty’s Textured Neutrals Palette and Morphe’s The James...

Ross, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls make budget shopping easy for students

Ross, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls make budget shopping easy for students

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor January 12, 2020

Creating a space to call your own, finding stylish outfits or simply wanting warmly scented candles for a cheap price is a dream come true. Luckily, that dream is not out of reach with stores like Ross...

Lady Gaga's makeup brand.

Regardless of cosmetic congestion, consumers still believe there is room for growth

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor January 12, 2020

As the cosmetic industry continues to boom, consumers are left to wonder what they want from makeup companies. The cosmetic industry grew $93.5 billion in the U.S. market in 2019 and is expected to continue...

End of the decade: reliving the 2010s

End of the decade: reliving the 2010s

December 28, 2019

With 2020 comes the start of a new decade. But before the new year, it's time to look back at a few of the trends that defined the past 10 years.   Beauty Covering Climate Change Instagram Memes Movies Sports Women...

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