Fashion Fads We (Kind Of) Miss

Remember back in middle school, when you made it your life’s mission to make it to the “cool kids” side of the cafeteria? When you roamed the misery-filled halls, rocking the latest trend that you begged your mom to splurge on, or just copying whatever style was worn on TRL that week? Well, you may or may …

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SNAPCHAT

We live in a self-obsessed world where people share everything about themselves: filtered photos, thoughts in Tweets, lengthy status updates about their day. As if society needed to know even more about our lives, now there is a way to obsess about ourselves even more. A photo-sharing smartphone app is rapidly becoming part of our routine, one snap …

FADS WE MISS: HIP HUGGING JACKETS & ROLLER BACKPACKS

Throwback to the 90’s and early 2000’s. These are two fads that I miss, and hold near and dear to my heart: the jacket around-the-waist look, and the trusty roller backpack. Both extremely useful fashion hacks that were so darn useful at the time, but suddenly went out of style due to a lack of coolness. Pssh. (Ahem, does this not look fashionable …

Shameless Selfies

(written October 2013 for my interdisciplinary Intro to Social Media class, Fall 2013) Okay, maybe you’re not picture-perfect, angle-worthy Kendall or Kylie Jenner. But if you have a smartphone, or at least a phone with a decent-quality camera, surely you have been guilty of this. Behold, the newest fad of our tech-obsessed generation: the selfie.  SELFIE …

Hippie Revolution: The Flower Crown

You’ve seen them at music festivals (Coachella-style), on little girls’ hair at parties, at concerts, even on Harry Styles apparently. As made famous by Lana del Rey, the flower crown is all the rage in wannabe-hipster fashion. Either do-it-yourself with a wire headband, scissors and some fake florals from Michael’s Arts & Crafts; or buy the pre-made version at Claire’s or Urban Outfitters. …