Best Dressed Seminar Fashionista: Yena Lee ’12

April 10, 2010 • 0
Freshman year, I took this really awesome fresh sem on 20th century American consumer culture. It was hands down the best-dressed class I’ve ever been in (short of Urban Design this semester). Not only did everyone have really unique personal style reflected in fun, eclectic pieces, but every girl in the class except for me »

Best Dressed Wisconsinite: Tess Ryckman ’12

April 1, 2010 • 4
“I’m from a town in Wisconsin where plaid was worn long before hipsters took it over.” Say ‘hi’ to Tess Ryckman ’12, our best dressed for this gorgeous week in New Haven. Her simple pieces take on new form each day as Tess changes up her style based on what she’s listening to when she’s »

Best Dressed Biology Major: Ambika Bhushan

March 25, 2010 • 1
Nothing says back to school like going to lab. (At least I’d imagine so — buildings past Luce Hall are uncharted waters for me.) So, in honor of what is arguably the worst non-midterm/final week, we’re celebrating the style of Ambika Bhushan, Best Dressed Biology Major. As a bio major I’m amazed she has time »

Best Dressed YPU member: Adam Stempel

March 4, 2010 • 945
Adam Stempel’s politics may be progressive, but his views on fashion are classic and conservative. The Calhoun College junior and former PoL chair looks like he jumped out of a Ralph Lauren catalog in these photos and from what I hear, basically every day of his life. “I’m very fond of my blue and white-striped »

Best Dressed Femme: Rachel Schiff

February 24, 2010 • 0
“My style is always Queer Femme, sometimes it’s more punky, other times it’s more saucy, at times it’s sexy, and occasionally I go for elegant.” This is Rachel Schiff- a Silliman senior, a WGSS major, a makeup genius, and our Best Dressed Femme. What I love about this outfit is that it’s dark and edgy »


February 19, 2010 • 0
NEW YORK — An idea of how the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week actually worked eluded me until the moment I got there. Did I need a press pass to get into the tent? Wait, a tent? They were going to put high fashion models in a tent? Is this PDF invitation, compliments of the Stiles computer »

Best Dressed Couple: Fedor Deichmann ’11 and Sophia Chen ’11

February 17, 2010 • 3
Fedor Deichmann and Sophia Chen have not only defied relationship odds by staying happy together since freshman year, but they’ve also successfully continued to care about self-styling, avoiding the amotivational style syndrome many committed couples fall into. They maintain clean-cut, fashionable, cosmopolitan looks that mesh well together but remain a far cry from those his/her »

Best Dressed Daughter of a Yale Prof: Hope Kronman

February 10, 2010 • 1
When I called Hope Kronman yesterday evening to ask what labels she was wearing in the photo Eva shot of her, I expected an extensive list of designers from that special section of Nordstroms that I don’t even look at. But it wasn’t like that all. And the fact that it wasn’t made me proud »

Owl City gets lost in the dark

February 5, 2010 • 1
I’ve listened to the Owl City song “Hello Seattle” 125 times. So let me preface this by saying that I’m a huge fan. Owl City, the synthpop soloist, dropped a deluxe edition of his “Ocean Eyes” summer album this week. The album included three new songs: “Rugs from Me to You,” “Butterfly Wings,” and “Fireflies »

Best Dressed Yale Lit Major : Simon Swartzman

February 2, 2010 • 2
This is Simon Swartzman. He is a senior Literature major from Chi-town. And apparently, he’s in STILES (I am so lucky). Wait, nevermind. He lives off-campus- I could’ve predicted that. Today, and probably always for all we know, Simon had awesome style. Starting from the top: I usually never approve of the full-on beanie concept, »

Baldwin no good over 50

January 22, 2010 • 3
It’s complicated with: “It’s Complicated.” But only because they had to put Alec Baldwin in the film. If you can get past looking at Alec Baldwin’s face for an hour and fifty-eight minutes, “It’s Complicated” is actually delightful. Directed by chick-flick queen Nancy Meyers (best known for “What Women Want,” “Something’s Gotta Give” and my »

Oh hey girl, hey. You rock those birthing hips.

December 7, 2009 • 0
YCouture paired up with Seychelles on Chapel Street Thursday night for a talk and trunk show with up-and-coming designer Aysha Saeed. Her story, while inspirational for many members of Yale’s fashion society, didn’t actually start with fashion. After studying finance at Rutger’s, Saeed cycled through five or six comfortable but unfulfilling jobs before starting fresh »