Go big — like a freshman?

April 24, 2009 • 1
When Danielle Tomson ’12 walked into my “International History” class on the first day of the semester, I noted her use of bold red lipstick in conjunction with black skinny jeans, black leather boots and a wonderful black military coat. This girl was anything but funerary in her New York uniform, and I made sure »


April 10, 2009 • 1
As I sit on Old Campus admiring the sun and springtime attire (read: men’s half-clothed bodies), I think to myself that there is only one thing missing: adventure headbands. For those of you who missed Mischa Barton last spring, or Mary-Kate Olsen ever, an adventure headband is one that is worn either across the forehead »

Clubs, pubs, flubs

March 27, 2009 • 0
Luck of the Irish? From what I saw over spring break, young Dubliners’ fashion choices were sometimes lucky, and other times in need of some good ol’ American fixin’. When I went out for my first night on the town, two words kept flashing in my mind: “culture” and “shock.” I expected freckles, fair skin »

The good, the bad and the hot mess

February 20, 2009 • 0
Unless you are made of gold and just over one foot tall, you should not go to the Academy Awards naked. That being said, swans do not clothing make. So, movie stars who are reading this, take the advice of our experts and Clooney it up. I’m sure you remember Heidi Klum’s red, silk taffeta »

Have murse-y, not MRSA

January 30, 2009 • 2
On this week’s good-look list: the Man-Purse. Yeah, I said it. Often associated with other ambiguously gendered things such as mannies (male-nannies), the murse has become a trend of which I highly approve. A murse, in fact, is not just a trend, but a necessity. Backpacks, the primary alternative for males, should be kept to »

Giving heels on campus the boot

January 16, 2009 • 0
As this semester commences, and fashion statements are made, one cannot help but ask the ever-unanswered question: Are heels appropriate to wear to class? The idea is actually completely foreign to me since I, standing at six feet tall, have no reason to sport a heel when crossing the campus. But I do believe that »

Some prep in your step

November 7, 2008 • 3
At a place like Yale, a certain level of preppiness is to be expected. But with the instantaneous popularity of “Gossip Girl” — which has slipped preppy some serious steroids — people around campus seem to be taking the classic polo to a whole different level of Hampton Classic-chic. Gone are the days of the »

First Ladies make it work

October 31, 2008 • 0
Jackie O was the most fashionable First Lady in history. She sported oversized sunglasses way better than Jessica Simpson did in 2004 and she made the sheath dress a staple of the ’60s as well as a style that countless women still try to pull off. But with all the changes that John McCain and »

Nerdthrob Nick scores a Norah

October 10, 2008 • 0
Michael Cera continues to bank on his awkward “Juno” charm as sensitive guitarist Nick, the only straight member of his garage band, “The Jerk-Offs.” Nick has just been dumped by his “hot” girlfriend Tris (Alexa Dziena) and, in an attempt to win her back, he sends her a series of breakup CDs, which Tris continues »

Japanese man makes films for you

September 19, 2008 • 1
Yasujiro Ozu, renowned as the greatest master of Japanese cinema, will be paid tribute in an eight-week series featuring his 35mm films in the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium. This evening, the Cinema at the Whitney will begin by screening Ozu’s “A Straightforward Boy” (1929) and “Early Summer” (1951), two very different films that flank the »