10 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Feminist

Let’s be honest – the word “feminist” freaks people out. It’s often associated with radicalism and hostility. But my generation (’90s kids, All Growed Up) is changing that stereotype by broadening the definition of “feminist” to include pink-sparkle-loving fashionistas who can explain to you the theoretical roots of feminist theory over dinner, then dance to…

Blindingly Good Marketing from Urban Outfitters & Lisa Frank

by Rebecca Isenhart You are about to be pick-pocketed by a dancing rainbow bear in a tuxedo. ┬áMaybe you’re just having a bad trip, but chances are you’re just standing in Urban Outfitters. UO, in all its marketing glory, has paired up with artist Lisa Frank to push retina-burning relics from the 90’s on college…

10 Things About Running This Summer

by Rebecca Isenhart Last summer, I set a goal to get in shape, but the mere thought of establishing a running routine made me break a sweat. I could hardly run a mile without feeling sick, and the sneakers I had bought a couple of years before, which had been more fashion- than fitness-motivated, made…

Summer Party Perfection: Cupcake Buffet

By Rebecca Isenhart Banner by Rebecca Isenhart Family reunions, graduation parties, birthdays, barbecues, and just-because socializing: summer is a time for gathering with the people you love. But if you’re in charge of planning said social events, getting ready for guests can really interfere with summer’s other great pleasures, like sleeping late, taking afternoon naps,…

Do It Yourself: Bring The Beach Inside With A Tropical Garland

by Rebecca Isenhart I love the beach. Maybe too much, which is why every time I see beautiful shells I become a full-on hoarder. I tell myself I’ll make them into jewelry, but I tend to feel like I’m wearing a mermaid costume when I try to build an outfit around shells. So instead, I’ve…

Summer Swimsuit Trends 2012

by Rebecca Isenhart June has arrived, and it’s time to hit every beach, pool party, music festival, waterpark, and backyard barbecue with radiant confidence. Time to say goodbye to your ancient string bikini – you know the one. This season, make your swimwear reflect your fantastic sense of style. Here are the most up-to-date trends…

Ten Tips For Surviving Suburban Summer

by Rebecca Isenhart Photo via umd.edu At the end of the school year, I pack up and head home to my suburban hometown in upstate New York. After months of jogging along the Esplanade, grabbing sushi and bubble tea in Chinatown, and window shopping on Newbury Street, it’s always a shock when my family winds…