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What to wear when you have nowhere to go

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

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 things up every now and then. After all, we do have one more month of being stuck inside.  Cloth...

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 her barber were pictured standing only a few inches apart, appearing to be violating the six-foot so...

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

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

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 is also incredibly rude. When you go to pick out your outfit after the ultimate natural betrayal, ...

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 Charles Palette have dominated social media feeds, yet have makeup enthusiasts wondering if these products live up to their hype.  ...

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 Dress for Less, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s.  Imagine having Mary Poppins’ purse - an endless amount of good...

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

Lady Gaga's makeup brand.

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 to grow 7.14 percent compound annual growth rate from 2018-2023.  The industry has expanded from...

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 in Pop Music The White House...

End of the decade: 2010s contoured way to top of beauty firsts

Rihanna's hairstyle.

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

December 28, 2019

This decade has been the biggest “glow up” of all. The art of beauty has taken a turn from canvas and onto people’s faces, with hair and makeup transforming and including a range of diversity that was not there before. The 2010s changed the whole beauty industry. More makeup brands than ever ...

Fall fashion trends on the rise as temperatures drop

Jack Stevens, senior, enjoys thrifting to protect the environment.

Rebecca Meluch, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

The temperature is now dropping below 40 degrees, our clocks are turned back, the sun is setting in the late afternoon, and fall fashion trends continue to develop . Red, yellow, green, and brown tints of nature beautifully mark the time for fall fashion trends that inspire a maroon, olive, and khaki colo...

Models show off Mexican-Contemporary designs at Latinx Fashion Show

The different designs in ‘Beyond What We Wear’ are intended to show all Chicagoans that beauty extends beyond superficiality.

Hillary Flores, Social Media Editor

September 30, 2019

Beauty is a six-letter word that takes on various meanings. But, is this word only skin-deep? This was the topic of conversation in the Latinx Fashion Show, “Beyond What We Wear,” on Sept. 24, hosted by JLL. The fashion show welcomed Mexican-Contemporary designers Lydia Lavin and her daughter, Monserrat...

Columbia College student dares to stand out in pink

Moonheart's Gucci glasses are one of her favorite accessories. She said it's the only Gucci item she owns.

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

June 12, 2019

In a world of fitted black turtlenecks, cigarette skinny black slacks and leather loafers, only a few dare to add their own flare of style into their wardrobe. Those few are brighter than the sun as they turn heads and stand out in the crowd of basic and bland business-casual and so-called urban yuppies...

Oversized sunglasses remain popular summer trend

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie shielding half their faces with large sunglasses.

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

June 12, 2019

Summer is approaching and everyone is reaching for a stylish pair of shades. There’s a pair of trendy sunglasses for everyone, but a common theme amongst them all is the overdramatic and oversized look. The bigger, the better. Some celebrities who originally started this trend are Paris Hilton, Nicole...

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