The Procrastinator’s Guide to Halloween Costumes

  I’ve always prided myself on my organizational skills- my elementary school agenda book had all four of my homework assignments conscientiously highlighted upon completion and since than not much has changed, but being prepared when it comes to holidays? Forget it! St. Patrick’s day arrives and I leave the house without sporting a spot of…

How To Make Yourself Seem Put Together

In the short list of the talents I have, I am proud to admit that I have mastered the art of looking put together and projecting a calm, confident persona. However, this image is far from how my life truly is.

The History of Curly Hair

Nowadays, luscious locks that spring from your scalp are sought after. But they weren’t always and even now, they’re not always appreciated. Let’s take a step back in time for a moment, to the 1500s. Just eight years earlier, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and Henry VII was ruling over England and Wales with…

Surviving Festival Season: Concerts, Tours and All

You’ve waited for months, ever since you saw the lineup and qued up your computer in class to be the first to buy tickets. Congratulations, you’ve finally made it! The summer concert season is in full swing. A huge gathering of artists sharing their craft for appreciative audiences, what is more beautiful than that? Reaching…

Aisling Organics: A Clean Beauty Movement

Aisling Organics is a cosmetics company that started with the simple mission to create make-up products made from natural ingredients instead of chemicals and toxins. “Aisling” means vision in Irish and it is founder and CEO, Krysta Lewis’ vision that everyone is using the cleanest products possible. After finding out that most major makeup brands…

Dad Hats: From Baseball to Fashion

You’re scrolling down your Instagram when you first see it; the hat. It has a vintage feel or even a pop culture saying that speaks to you. Immediately you know that your wardrobe will not be complete without it. You feel that you must have it in order to achieve the level of cool of…

So You Want to Be on Top? An Interview with Two Former ANTM Contestants

By: Casey Tsamis Do you think you have what it takes to go into the modeling industry? Did you love the last season of America’s Next Top Model? Past contestants Dustin McNeer and Hadassah Richardson explain the life of a top model and their experiences. Photography by Blake Ballard Dustin McNeer, ANTM Cycle 22, 18,…

How To Transition Your Wardrobe For Spring

It’s that time of year again–though the bitter winds of winter may still be pushing us down Boylston, spring is right around the corner. Maybe it’s just me being optimistic, but in my head, March is synonymous with spring–and it’s only a blink away! That means the days of ski jackets and snow boots are…

Taking It Off

For some people, arriving at home after a long day means taking off their shoes or their pants. For me, it means taking off my bra. A couple of years ago, I could have never imagined even writing about this. In between dance and school, my closet consisted of sports bras for dance and wire…

Fast Fashion: Who’s Really Paying the Price?

The brown paper bags are ubiquitous. It is impossible to walk down Washington Street or anywhere in the Downtown Crossing area without seeing them. They can be the size of a lunch bag or the size of a suitcase; either way, the hands they are held in swing them back and forth, content with their…