Four outfits for four kinds of dates Lifestyle breaks down how to rock a trendy and hot outfit for any kind of Valentine’s Day date you have planned
Feb11

Four outfits for four kinds of dates Lifestyle breaks down how to rock a trendy and hot outfit for any kind of Valentine’s Day date you have planned

  The bar you’ve never heard of date So you’re going out with a cool cat, eh? But you’re feeling a little scared that they’re going to find out that you have a tendency to talk to your cats for too long and you have an active relationship with the cast of New Girl? Well, first, tell them all of that because you sound like a dream. Second, dare to show them that cat lovers and New Girl diehards are cool too. What screams “I...

Not yours to fetishize A personal essay on the appropriation and fetishization of Asian culture in North American society
Jan14

Not yours to fetishize A personal essay on the appropriation and fetishization of Asian culture in North American society

I’ve noticed a startling trend on Instagram recently. My blonde-haired, blue-eyed white friend began posting selfies of herself with a Sailor Moon necklace, Hello Kitty stationary and various other Asian artifacts from my childhood. While it goes without question that interests and hobbies transcend race, what alarmed me were the comments under these photos. Friends of all races and ethnicities commented about how “cute,” “cultured”...

Drake’s style evolution The many shades of Drake that the 6 god himself has blessed us with through the years
Nov19

Drake’s style evolution The many shades of Drake that the 6 god himself has blessed us with through the years

Take a moment to reflect on a time in your youth where you were unsure of your identity. If you were anything like the rest of us, you’ve probably made some bad calls re: what you wore. It’s okay. We’ve all had dark times. When one is not yet comfortable in their own skin, they’re more susceptible to the toxic influence of trends, or what everyone else around them is wearing. Remember spending $70 on that moose-adorned, Abercrombie...

Changing lanes Zara and H&M’s sister company, COS, is slowing down their emphasis on fast trends
Nov12

Changing lanes Zara and H&M’s sister company, COS, is slowing down their emphasis on fast trends

By: Jeffrey Ye If you’ve been keeping up with brands such as Zara and H&M recently, you’ll know that their moves have been surprisingly uncharacteristic for their “fast fashion” label. What is fast fashion? Fast fashion is characterized by the strategy of the aforementioned fashion giants to rapidly incorporate (knock off may be more accurate) the latest trends from either the runway or popular culture into their stores. Their...

Winter essentials
Nov05

Winter essentials

By: Sasha Dhesi and Jennifer La Grassa Turtlenecks Quick, tell me one thing that all these people have in common: Audrey Hepburn, Michel Foucault, Steve Jobs, Zayn Malik and Carl Sagan. Nationality? Nope. Ideology? Probably not. Love of turtlenecks? Check! What is it about a turtleneck that makes it so appealing? It seems as though they’ve never really fallen out of fashion. And how did these sweaters win my heart over every other...

WANTED: models of colour The fashion modelling industry is one that has been whitewashed for too long
Nov05

WANTED: models of colour The fashion modelling industry is one that has been whitewashed for too long

By: Sasha Dhesi With cultural diversity growing in the West, our media is slowly but surely also becoming more diverse. Minorities have carved out their spots in most forms of media, whether it be music, dance or television, but there is one part of the art world where diversity has plateaued: the modelling world. Diversity in the modelling world is abysmal: the FashionSpot, an online fashion magazine, reported that during February’s...