Chunky Sneakers: I Like Them

It is the year 2002. I mean, 2020. The higher the platform soles on your sneakers, the closer you are to God. This is a trend that has been ridiculed by many for trying to make fashionable “orthopedic” or “dad” sneakers, and yet for every hater there is a chunky-shoe-wearer persevering.  I, personally, am a …

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Diet Prada and Fashion’s New Era of Accountability

After every red carpet event, awards ceremony, or fashion show, the first place I find myself looking is @diet_prada. I know I am not alone in this, as this account has amassed a truly loyal following of Dieters, who, much like myself, avidly follow for the next scandal or outfit critique. For those of you …

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A Spring Break Trend-Breakdown (by Locale)

The sun is finally rising on a new season here in St Andrews, which means that all of our calendars are filled with essay deadlines, fashion shows, and internship interviews (I think we all know which of those merits top-priority status). Though the weather has just begun to climb above 5ºC, the important thing to …

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Airport-Dressing as Told by a Frequent-Flyer

As my Delta Skymiles status now indicates, my biannual arch back and forth over the Atlantic between university and home has made me a real jet-setter in the past year and a half. I’ve never been a practical dresser on any account, but the cyclicality of living my life in two places has unforeseeably sharpened …

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Fashion under Communism: Growing Up in Czechoslovakia

In 1989, communism ended in Czechoslovakia, where my mom grew up. On August 20th, 1968, Warsaw Pact Troops led by the Soviet Union invaded the country in an effort to stop the liberalization form lead by Alexander Dubček. At the time, children were considered the communist regime’s future and well taken care of. Health care …

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A Brief History of the Fashion Show

The “fashion show” as we know it today is a heavily mythologized institution with a reputation for being exclusive, grandiose, and expensive (it’s no wonder they’ve taken off in St. Andrews..!). Modern fashion shows are formal events, either ticketed or invite-only, with different seating areas for stylists, critics, photographers, etc. However, the fashion show has …

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6 Wardrobe Items that will Carry You Effortlessly Into Spring

The months of February and March in our small Scottish seaport are always a toss-up, weather-wise. Being from the über-chilly Northeast of the US, I always come back expecting my spirits to be lifted by slightly warmer climes, but this year has disappointed on that front. Oftentimes, this strange period between the winter and spring …

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