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F l a s h Fall/Winter 2013 “All the world’s a stage.” - William Shakespeare

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Flash Mika Kiyono Editor in Chief Clare Deck Arts and Culture Editor

Ava Gagliardi Creative Director

Kaley Walters Beauty Editor

Anna Romagnoli Matthew Hacke Fashion Editors Suzette Dorrielan Founder Professor Amy Aronson Advisor

Danica Talon Makeup Artist

Qinrui Hua Photographer

Francesca Leite Social Media Manager

Michelle DiMartino Makeup Artist

Andrea Cesaro Photographer

Stephanie Kawalski Copy Editor in Chief

Stephanie Furino Photographer

Kimberly Salmon Copy Editor

Hallie Tate Layout and Design Christina Misoulis Layout and Design Jesus Leon Layout and Design

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Fall/Winter 2013

56 Step Onto The Stage Photographs By Qinrui Hua

FASHION

8 La Vie De La Mode 12 This Season’s Trends: Uncloseted 14 Be Bold, Be Bolt! 16 Winter Work Gear 18 THe Heart of Fashion 20 Stranded in Plaid and Pajamas 26 All That Glitters Isn’t Told 34 36 38 40 42

BEAUTY Beauty Behind the Brains Beauty Behind Flash The Latest Fad in Beauty and Cooking A Chat with Chantecaille Merry Makeup For the Holidays

CULTURE

46 One City, Five Boroughs, Spun Four Ways 51 Play This 52 Study Spots of New York City 54 Students To Watch 55 New York City Bucket List 3


Editor’s Letter People say what they want about fashion. Fashion is art, fashion is frivolous, fashion is a form of self-expression. Anyone who has seen the works of the late Alexander McQueen will agree that his clothes are not merely fabric we put on our bodies, but something that serves to provoke and convey, like art. And yes, fashion can be frivolous sometimes; especially when we are hit with the challenges the world faces today and realize at the end of the day, adornment is not a necessity, but a luxury. What is fashion, and is this question even worth answering? When putting together this issue, we found ourselves at the footsteps of some of the grandest of New York City’s landmarks. The models stood at the majestic staircases of the New York Public Library or the James Farley Post Office, a larger-than-life setting with dramatic staircases, broad platforms and towering columns. It was as if the steps themselves were like a stage, and little by little, the photographer, the models and the editors attempted to weave a story for each location. Taking inspiration from the runway, we dressed the incredibly talented members of Fordham Experimental Theater in pajama-inspired outfits. Pajamas, obviously, are something we wear when we go to sleep, but leading brands such as Louis Vuitton and Rochas have changed our perspective by making them acceptable for daywear. With something as simple as reversing night and day, a completely new mindset is born. And with a new mindset comes a new story. Fashion helps us play the role we want to play. Will we ever be sure of who we are? You wake up one day and feel like a completely different person from the day before. You go to your closet, and what do you wear? You don’t have any plans for the weekend, so you read our New York City Bucket List, and perhaps put on a dress for a night at the Metropolitan Opera or wear your most comfortable boots to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Every day is like a play and what you wear has an amazing transformative quality. Fashion can be as simple as making something look more beautiful or as complex as challenging norms and breaking traditions. And ironically, though fashion is so much about the way it looks on the outside, the ultimate transformation, I believe, is on the way you feel. It has been my greatest honor to work with so many talented people to create small pieces that make up one big collection of stories. From the fanciful tale of our editorials to the inspiring real-life stories of Fordham students, we hope that for a little while, you can lose yourself in the pages of Flash. Mika Kiyono Editor in Chief

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Lights, Camera, FLASH!

Love, Suzette, Matt, Anna, Mika, Ava, Clare, and Kaley

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Fashion

The late fashion designer Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Chanel could not have been more correct. Fashion is an expression of the self and open to many interpretations and ideas. You do not have to spend an exuberant amount of money to keep up with the latest fads and trends. Be inspired by the beauty and culture around you, whether on campus or in the city. Don’t be afraid to tell a fellow peer you admire their style, or to walk through one of many chic “museums” the city has to offer: Barneys, Bergdorf ’s, Saks, or Bloomingdale’s. If you take away one thing from this section, know that fashion is as personal as it is collaborative. It is inclusive, not exclusive, and meant to be a shared, artistic experience.

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La Vie De La Mode

Designer Joseph Altuzarra talks France, Fame and Fashion Article By Francesca Cascardo

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Illustrations By Andrew Maitner

ot on the heels of Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, Joseph Altuzarra is captivating the fashion world with his feminine yet edgy clothing line. The thirty-year-old designer has received the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear design, the 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, and has made Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List. A recent partnership with Kering and a growing celebrity clientele (which includes Lana Del Rey and Kate Bosworth) mark the early stages for the Altuzarra brand and its fabulous founder. A perfect French accent rolls off Joseph Altuzarra’s tongue as he expertly orders two “café noisettes” and flashes a huge smile. It is impossible to distinguish Altuzarra, who wears a simple white polo and dark wash jeans, from the well-dressed Parisians at neighboring tables. Although the Paris native revels in the French ambiance, he admits that his heart is in New York, where he revealed his Spring 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week just days before.

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Altuzarra has come a long way since his French schoolboy days, working for some of the biggest names in fashion and successfully launching his own line. Still, he maintains a certain je ne sais quoi that keeps him grounded and reminds him that a designer’s work is never done. Even as the hype of New York Fashion Week fizzles out, Altuzarra prepares designs for Spring 2015 and envisions the expansion of his brand. Looking out onto Boulevard Montparnasse, Altuzarra flashes his forever-beaming smile and enthusiastically offers advice on navigating the City of Light.


Flash: You grew up in Paris. Do you think growing up here, in one of the world’s fashion capitals, sparked your interest in fashion design? Altuzarra: When you grow up in Paris, there’s just a general sense of appreciation for all things aesthetic, and fashion is very much a part of everyday life in Paris. I do think this idea of French people being generally well-dressed is a true thing, but I don’t know if I even knew what a fashion designer was when I was living here; I don’t think I realized that it was an actual job that you could do. My interest in fashion came from a place of being really nerdy in high school and feeling like there’s a Pygmalion quality to clothing that could transform you. I think when you’re fourteen or fifteen and you’re really uncomfortable in your own skin, you feel like clothing can somehow make you more popular. That was my initial experience with fashion; it was a very personal one. It was later on, more so in college actually, that I became interested in fashion as an actual job. Flash: What did you study in college? Altuzarra: Art history. I became interested in fashion through the back door of art history; I was really fascinated with how fashion advertising was related or inspired by classic art and historical references. I had an interest in fashion as an image. I was intrigued by how powerful it could be, but also where it was coming from. Flash: That being said, do you often find inspiration for your clothing line from classic artwork?

Altuzarra: I feel most inspired by narratives, stories or ideas, usually a movie or a book. I start thinking about the things I see everyday differently—a lot of the time, it’s stuff around the house. Flash: Really? Like what? Altuzarra: Yeah, like homeware. In the spring show that we just did, a lot of the first ideas came from napkins and from tablecloths. I thought about how reassuring those things were as objects, how humble they were, how functional they were. When I start thinking about something that I don’t normally think about, it will trigger an idea. Flash: Would you describe the pieces in your latest collection as “humble” and “functional?” Altuzarra: The line is really a mix of two things, and it comes from my background of being both French and American. On the one hand, there is this French side of the brand that is very much about sexuality, sensuality, and seductiveness - a sort of darkness, as well. On the other hand, there’s this idea that’s much more American about pragmatism, ease, and things being functional and utilitarian. Those two things together really make up Altuzarra. Flash: It’s really interesting that America and France represent such distinct styles. If you had to choose between the two styles, or even between the two main fashion capitals, Paris and New York… Altuzarra: I love New York - I love living there. The world has become so much more global, and New York is a really good symbol of that.

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Flash: Do you incorporate the cultural influences you see in New York into your designs? Altuzarra: Always. I think there’s always an element of cross-culture. It’s not that I need to travel to the places that I’m inspired by, but I like reflecting on how cultures mix on the street.

“I love New York - I love living there. The world has become so much more global, and New York is a really good symbol of that.” Flash: About ten years ago, you were an ordinary undergraduate student, hoping to break into the fashion industry. Is it surreal to look at how far you’ve come in such a short period of time? Altuzarra: I think the brand did become popular quite fast. There were a few things that helped me. The fashion community was really supportive from the very beginning, partly because I had worked at Marc Jacobs and at Proenza Schouler. I also came back to Paris and worked at Givenchy for a while, designing the womenswear, so I did have contacts. I started the brand in America because I love living in New York, but also because the fashion community there is incredibly supportive. Anna Wintour, in particular, has been a great supporter, and I’m really grateful for that. We started the brand when the recession started, which sounds like it would be awful, but we had nowhere else to go but up at that point—any sales were sales. The fact that we started when we did actually helped us because the fashion community really rallied around young designers who started at that time. It was just the perfect time. Flash: You’re lucky that you had good timing, but you must have encountered some struggles in starting up the company. What were they? Altuzarra: The fact that bigger stores were having

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financial problems was definitely an obstacle. It was much harder to get them on board as clients, as they were unsure about young designers being able to design good products. There was also a lack of clarity about what luxury customers wanted at that time. There were definitely challenges in that sense. Flash: What has been the highlight of your career thus far? Altuzarra: Signing a deal with Kering has definitely been the highlight. It was something that I was looking forward to and something that felt impossible five years ago. The fact that we’re now in the same family as Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen just feels like a dream come true. It’s really great to have them as a partner because they have been able to develop those brands from ground zero to where they are now. We’re hoping to work with Kering in that same way. Flash: What else can we expect from Altuzarra in the future? What do you envision for the brand? Altuzarra: I think Kering is going to help us develop a line of accessories: bags, shoes, as well as our ready-to-wear business. We’ll be doing bigger pre-collections and really building up our whole infrastructure. Flash: That’s so exciting. Speaking of exciting things, it’s fashion week here in Paris. What will be the highlights of Fall Fashion Week 2013? Altuzarra: The Yves Saint Laurent and the Celine shows are always highly anticipated. Paris has so many big names. The Musée Galliera is re-opening and they’re doing an exhibit of Azzedine Alaïa’s work, which is also supposed to be really cool.


“People who come into this industry have to be really passionate about it. You have to love it enough to be patient and to work hard. You have to believe in your abilities.” Flash: What article of clothing, or accessory, really defines this new look for you? Altuzarra: I think it’s either a longer length skirt, like a maxi-skirt, or a really mini skirt. Those things feel very new to me. Flash: What’s your advice to students looking to break into the fashion industry? Designer Joseph Altuzarra Flash: In your opinion, what’s the biggest trend of the Spring 2014 season? Altuzarra: That’s a good question. I think there’s a new looseness, an ease that feels very fresh and very modern—that sounds so designer-y (laughs). The proportions are changing, and the way people are shopping is changing. There’s a new ease to clothing. Flash: I’ve noticed that also, but more so in the America. Do you think that this new trend is universal, or is it concentrated in a particular country? Altuzarra: Yeah, I’ve definitely seen it more in the States and in London than in Paris. But even in Milan, you can see a sporty-utility, which kind of falls under the easier proportion look.

Altuzarra: People who come into this industry have to be really passionate about it. You have to love it enough to be patient and to work hard. You have to believe in your abilities. It does happen for people— it can be a very giving industry, but you need to be there for the right reasons. A lot of people go into it because they’re interested in the glamour and the theatrics of it. I feel like people who are successful in this industry are good at it because they just love fashion; they’re passionate about what they do, regardless of whether they become famous or not. More often than not, those people do end up being recognized. Focus on your work and recognition will follow. It’s very true for this industry.

Francesca is a Fordham College Rose Hill ‘15 student currently studying abroad in Paris for the fall semester.

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This Season’s Trends: Uncloseted Article By Matthew Hacke Styled and Photgraphed By Ava Gagliardi, Christina Misoulis and Mika Kiyono

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ways of its higher-end counterparts. The silver zippers and buckles, along with the modest black color would look great with skinny jeans and Converse or paired with a cocktail dress and wool tights. H&M also carries a great faux leather piece. If you choose to hit the town in a more expensive motorcycle jacket, or ride away into the sunset in a more reasonable one, there is no going wrong with this closet must-have.

adies, ‘tis the season to change up your wardrobe and try some of this season’s most popular trends. As shown on the Fall/Winter 2013 runways in New What Are You Plaid About? York, London, Milan and Paris this past February, there is something for every gal to wear. Here are the five clos- Another great trend that showed up on the runways in February was plaid attire. One of the most controveret staples to stock up on during the colder months: sial but ironically well-selling collections that used plaid was Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent. The California Biker Babe grunge scene inspired Creative Director Slimane for the A perfect transitional piece, from fall to winter, is a iconic French brand. One model walked out wearing a leather motorcycle jacket. Biker jackets are not just for wool red, black and white plaid cardigan with a belted guys with Harleys or dudes in punk bands; females can cocktail dress, while another model wore a black and rock n’ roll in this hip item of outerwear as well. The fall/ blue flannel dress shirt juxtaposed with a tuxedo blazwinter 2013 collections of multiple designers showed off er. A key look from the collection was a red and black the versatility of the jacket by dressing it up and down. plaid baby doll dress with a white peter pan collar and a Burberry, the high-end brand famous for its check pat- loosely tied bow. tern and trench coats, nails the motorcycle jacket trend one stud at a time. The chic embellishments that Burb- New York based designer, Suno, offered some blue, erry Chief Creative Director Christopher Bailey added green, white and yellow plaid patterned pieces in its colto his sleek and shiny creations give the pieces an add- lection, including a peplum coat and trousers. Ameried wow factor. For example, the “Optical Red Python can fashion powerhouses such as Tommy Hilfiger, Rag Jacket” oozes wealth with its rich texture and two-toned & Bone and Tory Burch also showed hints of the trend ruby red dye. The gold hardware on the coat spices up in crisp suits, structured jackets and silk blouses. If too much plaid is not your cup of tea, try adding subtle the already dramatic color and design. plaid accessories into your wardrobe. Handbags and For women with caviar tastes on a college student bud- shoes are a perfect starting point to experiment with get, there are many stylish brands that carry affordable the pattern. and chic alternatives. Topshop offers a great selection of biker jackets. A popular style is their “Faux Shearling Mix Biker.” It looks as if it was snagged off of the run-

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50 Shades of Blue Blue is the color to bundle up in this winter. Even Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour, had an inkling that this was going to be the color of the season when she placed the first lady, Michelle Obama, on the April cover in a blue Reed Krakoff sheath. Two New York Fashion Week presentations in February that truly showcased this trend were Monika Chiang and Katya Leonovich. Monika Chiang’s collection included a roomy and cozy regal blue turtleneck paired with cropped khaki trousers. She also designed a dress of the same color blue and paired it with short black boots accented with silver hardware and a long, dark blue wool jacket Some of the more affordable plaid garb can be pur with leather trimming. Katya Leonovich’s collection incorporated swirls of blue violet, against a black backchased at stores such as H&M and Forever 21. You also drop, in almost half of the clothes of the twenty-piece cannot go wrong with a gingham plaid print shirt from collection she designed. Different styles of dresses, from J.Crew. Known for it’s signature preppy attire, J.Crew strapless to full-length, were made of a silky fabric. Both cotton dress shirts come in handy for any occasion and designers stayed true to their vision and kept the color its plaid prints make a fantastic statement, as well as a blue in their pieces consistently throughout. wonderful holiday gift. While Chiang and Leonovich sell their clothing in the high three-figure range, don’t run away singing the blues Not Your Mother’s just yet. There are many blue alternatives for gals on a Garden Party budget. Clothing store Club Monaco currently carries A handful of designers this season went back to black many great sale items that include the color blue. Pair with whimsical touches of floral designs on their pieces. their navy tuxedo pants and Chanel-esque “Florence Two designers in particular whose floral patterns, jux- Blazer” with a nice dress shirt. As the late Elvis Presley taposed with darker backgrounds, stood out were Pari- would say, it’s the year to have a blue Christmas! sian brands Valentino and Givenchy. Valentino, helmed by the creative duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, offered a divine collection that mirrored nature in the evening. Dresses contained detailed stitching of pastel colored flowers that looked like they were freshly picked from the Tuileries Garden. The white collared shirts and t-strap sandals gave a more subdued look to the overall aesthetic of the dresses. The models looked like temptresses of the garden— seductive with an air of mystery about them as they walked the runway in their short hemline dresses. Their braided hair and minimal makeup really allowed the dresses to shine. More accessible versions of this dark floral trend include Forever 21’s “Floral A-Line Dress.” Online fashion retailer ASOS also has a great selection of dark florals, including the “Floral Print Bardot Skater Dress,” which looks strikingly similar to a Givenchy creation.

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Be Bold, Be Bolt! Article and Photographs By Anthony Matus

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all is upon us, and Fordham’s Campus could not look better. The most exciting part of the autumn season is the amazing colors that come along with it. The theme for this fall is: wear the colors that fall from the trees. By that we mean wear your reds, your yellows, your forest greens and especially our featured color of fall, bolt orange!


New York City is one of the most beautiful places in the world you can be in to see seasons change, and Rose Hill’s campus is no exception. This fall, stock your closets full of color! Let the inspiration of summer continue until winter forces upon us its inevitable blacks and grays. Combat rainy, gloomy, November days with a pop of color. If black is a must for you, guys, then grab a pair of salmon colored shoes or a colorful backpack. Find an accessory that people will be forced to notice. Rain is not something to be afraid of, it is a reason to break out that orange rain jacket and wear it to get wet. Blue, green, mustard and especially red pants, jeans or chinos will also work great. In some cases remember that simple is better. This means solid colors look great together. Patterns are awesome, but again, be weary of clashing patterns and color blocking! That being said, do not be afraid to put things together and try out different combinations. When in doubt, always wear solid pants with a bold patterned shirt or vice versa. If you find yourself asking, “Does this work?” it most likely doesn’t, but don’t get rid of it all together. Just grab something else and make it work. And don’t be afraid of leather! It too, is making a comeback and can be worn a bunch of different ways. For all the other beautiful days of November, break out the hot and trendy “bow pads.” Elbow pads are hot right now. Grab yourself a traditional sweater, jacket or even t-shirt with some elbow pads. Don’t be afraid of any alternatives either! When you are out shopping, find the shirt or sweater that is the most versatile and then wear different colored jeans with it. Boom! You now have three or four outfits.

For all our classics out there: keep it green, keep it brown and keep it earthy. Dark greens, browns and plum purple are always a safe bet for any autumn day. As far as shoes go, everybody needs a good pair of neutral Sperrys or Clarks. As everybody knows, black matches with everything. Although this is true, the same can be said for brown, so don’t overlook the rusty browns because they can be used nicely. Remember, enjoy the simplicity of the leaves about your feet. Be bold, be bolt and wear the colors that surround you!

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Winter Work Gear A Man’s Guide to Office Attire Article By Michael James Hayes Photographs By Xuan Zheng

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inter is seldom heralded as the greatest season, but there is something special about the city that makes it one of the best places to be during these colder, less pleasant months. Much can be said about the unrivaled festivity and incredible atmosphere of New York winters, but one element of particular interest is our winter style. It’s quite simple: the colder we are, the more clothes we wear. We’re able to delve into our repertoire of coats, layers and accessories. Such circumstances provide us with the opportunity to flaunt our modish mastery through the complexity of our ensemble. But often times, that creativity fails to translate into the working world; it’s easy to become a drab drone of the corporate environment. Use this guide as a means to stand out in your office and get noticed by upper management and seasoned colleagues.

Corduroy

The fabric hasn’t yet broken its age-old stigma that it’s worn exclusively by the old aged, but it’s definitely a reemerging texture. This particular blazer has elbow patches and a ticket pocket to accurately date it as a relic Tweed of decades past. Until you can confidently sport a thickTweed belongs everywhere, including neckwear, pants, er grade cord, stick with the narrower stuff. Be advised, blazers, etc. It’s an incredibly insulated fabric, so it can the roughness of corduroy generates a lot of friction so serve as a suitable coat and jacket while demonstrating avoid bumping anything lest you start a fire. your stylish expertise. The patterns pay homage to British gentleman, and the Brits know how to do business. Cardigans with Elbow Patches It’s commonly available in houndstooth, check and herSpeaking of elbow patches, get some on your cardigan, ringbone, but stick with the herringbone for the most too. Shawl collar cardigans are the easiest way to add modern appeal. some character to your suit ensemble. Use them to replace the traditional suit jacket and pair them with the Chocolate standard office hues like blue, black and gray. The elbow You don’t have to work at Hershey’s to appreciate chocpatches will add a degree of maturity to your look and olate. This rich shade of brown goes great with lighter make your colleagues think that you’ve been there lonhues of green and blue. Swap it out with your charcoal ger than they have. Even more, the cardigan is casual suit and suddenly, you’re the boss. Also, it doesn’t hurt enough to fit in at happy hour after work. to bring edible chocolate into work once in a while; it lets your colleagues know that you’re thinking of them outside of work.

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Camel Coats

Camel is a winter classic and the color is neutral enough to be paired with almost anything. Keep it simple and slender to give the illusion of added height. Keep the hair fine and plush, and you’ll get more attention than a Pomeranian puppy. Since most winter gear is generally on the darker side of the color spectrum, the lighter camel will instantly separate you from the pack.

Maroon

Maroon is a regal color— just ask Father McShane. It’s a perfect blend of brazen and elegance. It should be the statement piece of your getup, so it’s best accompanied by monochrome color schemes. Be sure to heed this advice to avoid looking like an attention-deprived peacock. As an added bonus, you’ll be supporting your Alma Mater; and remember, Fordham alumnae are a great resource post graduation, so don’t shy away from showing some school pride.

In closing, here are a few final stylish tips. Align your textures. A knit tie goes with your cable knit sweater and silk ties with your fine thread suits. Mixing patterns and colors can be done, but it is tricky. The ratio should be 2:1 solid to pattern. For example: solid suit, solid shirt, pattern tie or solid suit, pattern shirt, solid tie. Never compromise on footwear. Square-toed shoes are an abomination; you might as well wear UGGs. Lastly, make sure everything fits. A tailored garment really pulls everything together, whether it’s Emporio Armani or Armani Exchange. Beat the winter with style and spring into next semester as a business pro.

Michael is a Fordham College Rose Hill ‘13 alumnus currently living and working in Manhattan.

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The Heart of Fashion Article By Madeline St. Amour

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Artwork By Maryclare DeMenna

he fashion world is often seen as one full of superficial glamour and meaningless beauty, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Fashion designers are often the first to create charities or get involved in ways to benefit victims of disasters and people in critical need. As Fordham is a Jesuit university that prides itself in helping others, let’s all take a moment to appreciate the work that designers do, beyond making beautiful clothing, and maybe find a way to help give back through their organizations.

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Kenneth Cole amfAR

Tommy Hilfiger The Millennium Promise

AmfAR was founded in 1985 and since then has been funding groundbreaking research on HIV/ AIDS. Its funding has helped the advancement of new treatments, methods of prevention and vaccines against the disease. Each year they hold a New York Gala, which marks the beginning of New York Fashion Week. Celebrities, actors, designers and politicians all come together to raise funds for research and to recognize particularly generous philanthropists, who are given the Award of Courage at this event. The list of past recipients is filled with fashion designers and even a few fashion editors. Who’s the Chairman of their Board, you ask? It’s Kenneth Cole - designer behind the eponymous Kenneth Cole brand. Other than his work with amfAR, he has launched the AWEARNESS campaign and sits on the board of the charitable organization HELP USA. Now that’s anything but a superficial resume.

The Millennium Promise aims to develop rural areas in Africa and end poverty by using a holistic approach to truly make a difference in the communities. They help with challenges in health, gender equality, education and business development, just to name a few. In 2009, Tommy Hilfiger agreed to give $2 million over a fiveyear time span to help a village site in Uganda. The goal is to end extreme hunger and poverty in the area by 2015. Hilfiger also created the Promise Collection, a line of t-shirts and scarves. All of the proceeds from this collection go toward helping the village in Uganda.

Get involved and learn more: www.amfar.org

Tory Burch Tory Burch Foundation Tory Burch created a charity around her own personal experiences, and the result is a great resource for women with their own businesses. The Tory Burch Foundation provides a variety of help for women entrepreneurs: microfinance loans, mentors, networking events and an education program centered on entrepreneurship. It’s a perfect example of “leaning in.” Get involved or learn more: www.toryburchfoundation.org

Get involved and learn more: http://global.tommy.com/int/en/About/philanthropy/millennium-promise

Michael Kors God’s Love We Deliver God’s Love We Deliver provides nutritious meals to people suffering from serious illnesses, such as AIDS and cancer, as well as nutrition information and counseling. Many celebrities have gotten involved with the cause, but Michael Kors stands out. Kors has worked with God’s Love We Deliver for over twenty years and has won the 2012 Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement from the organization. July of 2012 was also declared “Michael Kors” month by the organization, and Kors’ employees took time out of their workday during July to volunteer by cooking and delivering food. This goes to show that not all native New Yorkers are as stone cold as they’re often perceived to be. Get involved and learn more: www.glwd.org

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Stranded in Plaid and Pajamas Photographed by Stephanie Furino Styled by Matthew Hacke

featuring Fordham’s Improv Troupe, Stranded in Pittsburgh From left to right: Abigail Gibson, Ryan Creamer, James Mutagh, Nina Synnestvedt, Tim Bridge, Cara McDavitt, Sam Farnum, Drew Rotunno, Brighid O’Brien, Megan McWaters, and Madeline Hoepf.

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Dapper Duo

Sam wears a black and beige plaid shirt with a denim collar along with a band t-shirt. Drew wears a colorful band t-shirt with a sharp blazer and jeans.

Giggling Gals

Maddy wears a cable-knit sweater with sleek, silk printed pajama pants from Fanaberie. Her mint pumps complete the wardrobe. Nina accents a simple black slip dress with a chunky cardigan, necklace and white, Parisian beret.

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Beauty and the Stud

Megan pairs her blue and red patterned Fanaberie pajama pants with a band t-shirt and a taupe, ruffled sweater from Fanaberie. Add pearls and heels for an extra touch of glamour.

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Spinning Stunner

Brighid wears a flower print robe with dark skinny jeans and patent leather flats.

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Eveningwear on Fordham’s Verbal Essences


Every once in a while it can be fun to escape the everyday and put on your prettiest party dress and heels or your chicest suit for an elegant evening. Next time you’re looking to dress up, take notes from Fordham’s spoken word group, Verbal Essences, as they try on the eveningwear trend with metal tones, metallic and shine. Photographed by Andrea Cesaro Styled by Anna Romagnoli

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Gold Goddess

Elle Crane pairs a Fanaberie gold and black lace dress with heeled Mary Janes. AJ Golio looks dapper in a black suit and a fun, gold patterned tie.

Strike a Pose in Sequins

Do sparkles, lace and feathers all at once Ă  la Cecelia Hanifan. Finish it off with simple, black heels.

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Give Them Something To Talk About

From top clockwise, Shaun Chaudhry, Elle Crane, Cecelia Hanifan, Devon Chowske, Sarah Davis, Mike Dahlgren, Adam Seighman, Vanessa Agovida, Alex Leen and Michael Brown.

Metal Tones, Shine, and Sparkles, Oh My!

The ladies of Verbal Essences, Vanessa, Cecelia, Elle, Alex and Sarah, show off the eveningwear trend with different materials, metal tones and jewelry. Try out metallic silver like the Fanaberie dress on Alex. Add some drama, like Sarah’s openbacked Fanaberie dress or pair gold jewelry with a long black dress like Vanessa.

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Perhaps the most underappreciated portion of a full look is the makeup. Many don’t realize the importance the face brings to an entire look. Let’s call it the star on top of the Christmas tree—no tree is fully decorated without a star. We at Flash, however, wanted to take beauty a step further than makeup. Marilyn Monroe spoke about herself when she said, “Beneath the makeup and behind the smile, I am just a girl who wishes for the world.” As young college students who are studying in New York City, we have the world at our fingertips. But we need to remember that we are remarkable even before we pull out our makeup bag. We believe that makeup does not make you beautiful, it can only make you feel beautiful. We are an intelligent generation that will undoubtedly change the way we live if we strive for our dreams. And once we have touched the world and made our mark, we need to continue to take care of ourselves from the inside out. Marilyn said, “I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.” We hope this beauty section inspires you in more ways than one, and that it provides confidence that starts from beneath your makeup.

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Beauty Behind the Brains Article By Madeline St. Amour and Mika Kiyono

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s students of a school located right outside Manhattan, many of us juggle internships, classes, jobs and extracurricular activities. Navigating through the city and its many industries during our four years here is truly an eye-opening look into the multitude of different careers and companies in any given industry. We talked to three inspirational and intelligent women working in different capacities of the fashion and beauty industries for makeup tips and career wisdom.

Dana Mathews

ly Fordham was perfect—I would go and get rush tickets for shows and then I would go to class at Lincoln Center and then I would go to my internship at Hearst. I wanted to be in the heart of it. Flash: What is your favorite part about what you do, and why? Mathews: My favorite part is getting to work with such exciting, young talent. There’s never a dull moment because they’re so much fun. I love to be face-to-face with the artists. A ton of people come into this office and I love meeting young people. It’s great meeting people at the beginning of their career. Flash: What is one product in your makeup bag you can’t be without?

Mathews: I can’t live without…everything! I love beauty. The Touche Eclat by YSL is my favorite Photo: Craig Arend product. But I recently discovered the foundation, Dana Mathews, Fordham College Lincoln Center the Le Teint Touche Eclat, and that is the best thing 2008, is the Senior Entertainment Editor at Teen ever. Both of those products are definitely my faVogue. Her days are filled with covering every part of vorite things in my makeup bag. culture, from seeing concerts and movies to interviewFlash: In your opinion, what is the best profesing young artists. sional makeup look? Flash: Did you always know you wanted to be in Mathews: Natural, definitely natural. When we do the fashion/magazine industry? shoots with celebrities, we always make sure they Mathews: I always knew I wanted to work at a maga- have natural makeup. It’s our brand, and I think zine. I came to New York to intern at magazines and someone looks best when they have natural and go see Broadway shows. That’s all I wanted. Obvious- polished makeup on.

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Flash: Do you have any words of wisdom for college students? Mathews: A lot of people ask questions like, “What am I going to be? What am I going to do?” and they just get stressed out. Stop worrying about that and work hard and have faith. I never thought in a million years that I would have this job. If you found me at Fordham and told me, I would have been in disbelief. But it happened. I think that you just have to enjoy it and work really hard, and it’ll come. But don’t worry about it. Take a peek: Dana’s makeup of choice.

Flash: What is your favorite part about what you do, and why?

Benish Shah

Benish Shah is the CEO and co-founder of Before the Label, a site that provides crowd-funding opportunities for emerging fashion designers based in New York – think Kickstarter.com for fashion. This platform gives the customer the freedom to choose what designs are created and, therefore, what’s in style.

Benish: I like helping people build their businesses — I like to take their passion and help them make it a reality. Fashion is also notorious for having very high barriers to entry, and it’s very rewarding to me to help break down those barriers for emerging designers. Flash: What is one product in your makeup bag you can’t be without?

Benish: Clinique bronzer, which they actually don’t make anymore. I hoarded a bunch of them, but I’m running out so now I have to go find a new favorite. With no makeup, bronzer can make you look like Flash: Did you always know you wanted to be in you’re glowing instantly. the fashion industry? Flash: In your opinion, what is the best professionBenish: I worked in law for a number of years, ac- al makeup look? tually. I guess I always wanted to end up in fashion. When I was in school, I would always look at the fashion magazines and try to emulate them, and I would fail horribly. I switched careers because law is a soul-crushing career— you constantly tear things down, you don’t build them up. With fashion and tech, you help other people build things.

Benish: Definitely minimal. Matte lipsticks, neutral colors, and if you must wear eyeliner, keep the line thin. I think makeup can be distracting. You also don’t want people to judge you based on the amount you’re wearing, since everyone has a different idea of how much is too much makeup.

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Flash: Do you have any words of wisdom for college students? Benish: Don’t cover up all your skin with makeup; don’t wear a full face of foundation. You always have to work harder. You also need to decide, early on, if you want to be the worker bee or be in the leadership roles. The latter requires more work, so be prepared.

I had worked in corporate for so long, and I was more interested in working in a small start-up setting. Flash: What is your favorite part about what you do, and why? Kaleem: I really like problem solving. I like figuring out which process to use to help people. In the fashion industry, things aren’t as rigid. It’s easy to create efficiencies. Flash: What is one product in your makeup bag you can’t be without? Kaleem: Laura Mercier blush— it makes you look like your skin’s glowing. Chapstick is a must for me, too. Flash: In your opinion, what is the best professional makeup look? Kaleem: I agree with Benish— keep it very minimal. Flash: Do you have any words of wisdom for college students?

Uzma Kaleem

Uzma Kaleem is the COO and co-founder of Before the Label. Flash: Did you always know you wanted to be in the fashion industry? Kaleem: I worked in corporate for a big radio company. I was interested in Before the Label because

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Kaleem: For beauty advice, I’d say moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! And don’t forget your neck! Also, always use sunblock. For professional advice, I’d say that it’s key to find the healthy balance between asking intelligent questions, figuring it out on your own, and faking it. Ask your bosses if they’re alright with you asking questions, or if they’d prefer you figure it out on your own.


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he editors of Flash give insight on their approach to makeup. Below are some of their top tips.

Step into Creative Director Ava’s bedroom photographed by Editor in Chief Mika.

“I always carry dental floss with me. You never know when you are going to need it!” - Matt, Fashion Editor “A spritz of perfume and an extra layer or two of mascara always make me stand a little straighter, even if I’m wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt.” - Clare, Culture Editor “I swear by liquid eyeliner. It lasts much longer than pencil and doesn’t smudge if you find the right one. That and mascara completes my everyday look.” - Francesca, Social Media Manager

“A good base is essential--my morning begins with a moisturizer with SPF.” - Mika, Editor in Chief

“Natural hair can be a hassle. But the key to perfect curly locks are to keep them moisturized. Make sure to have a bottle of a mixture of water, a little bit of Shea butter and any hair oil of your choosing to spritz in the morning, especially during those dry winter months.” - Suzette, Publisher

“I like how defined brows really bring out your eyes. With a smile, you’re good to go.” - Ava, Creative Director “I always exfoliate my lips with a toothbrush and apply lip balm before lipstick— it makes them super soft and smooth all day!” - Kaley, Beauty Editor “My everyday routine almost always involves a little mascara and lip stain to instantly feel put together.” - Anna, Fashion Editor

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The Latest Fad in Cooking and Beauty Article By Kaley Walters and Kayti Greer

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Ways to incorporate coconut oil into your kitchen recipes:

oconut oil is quickly becoming the latest food and beauty cure-all. Perhaps unbeknown to most, it used to be considered fattening and not heart-healthy, and it has taken a while for coconut oil’s reputation to turn around. Though it is a fat, coconut oil is primarily a blend of lauric and myristic acids. This unusual blend of fatty acids is what provides so many health benefits. Coconut oil is finally getting the positive attention it deserves. There are many doctors, writer,s and other professionals who swear by this oil’s magic and who are working to discover even more of its hidden treasures. This oil has been shown to actually reduce one’s cholesterol, as well as promote weight loss. It does so by increasing the good HDL cholesterol in the blood and restoring normal thyroid function. There have been studies that showed consuming about two tablespoons of coconut oil a day is just enough to benefit your health. There are so many ways to incorporate coconut oil into your cooking routine and diet. For instance, it is the best substitute for butter or any vegetable or olive oil.

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1. Dressings and vinaigrettes

Be sure to keep the mixture at about 76 degrees, otherwise the coconut oil may solidify.

2. Baking

Simply use coconut oil in the place of butter or other oils.

In an article for the New York Times, Melissa Clark found coconut oil to be “richer tasting than butter, sweeter and lighter textured than lard, and without any of the bitterness of olive oil.” It truly is one of the most versatile cooking ingredients. Coconut oil can be used in place of butter for all of your baking recipes, with no difference in the outcome of the dessert—so you can feel less guilty while still indulging in your guilty food pleasures! Furthermore, your vegan friends will be able to enjoy all of your recipes with the use of coconut oil since it is not an animal by-product. Everything— from stir-fry to cakes— can be enjoyed even more with the use of coconut oil.

3. Sautéing

Coconut oil handles heat well in that it does not go rancid at high temperatures, therefore not ruining the true taste and texture of your food.

4. Healthy flavoring

Gives a gentle, sugar-free sweetness to tea, coffee, oatmeal, rice, etc. In addition to cooking, coconut oil has numerous beauty benefits. This miracle oil can be substituted for almost half of the beauty products you currently use, and for a broke college student, that can save you a lot of money! The most popular beauty use for coconut oil is direct appli-


cation to the skin as a moisturizer, shaving cream or even acne treatment.There are quite a few properties about this oil that make it so credible to these claims. To start, it is a great moisturizer because it is a saturated fat and has that unique blend of fatty acids. This prevents the oil from going rancid or becoming hard on your skin like other oils. Unlike these other oils, its can be absorbed into your skin more easily, making your skin softer. Coconut oil also contains lauric acid which is known to have antimicrobial properties. This means that coconut oil can be considered mildly antibacterial. Lauric acid is often a fatty acid ingredient that is used in soaps. Antimicrobial agents are also an ingredient used in deodorants and antiperspirants. However, they are used primarily to prevent body odor, and that is why the mix of baking soda with the coconut oil is recommended to create a deodorant. Coconut oil also holds several claims in helping many diseases, though not all of them have been proven medically or scientifically true just yet. Claims such as combating HIV, reducing the need for insulin by improving blood sugar, helping those with autism and even reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s have been discussed. Perhaps the reversal of Alzheimer’s claim is the one closest to being proven. The Alzheimer’s Association has even spoken out about the claims, stating that, “A few people have

reported that coconut oil helped the person with Alzheimer’s, but there’s never been any clinical testing of coconut oil for Alzheimer’s.” Though only a few personal trials have been conducted and reported, no hope has been lost for the obvious favorable outcome. We will continue to stand by for research and studies to be revealed about this claim.

Here are some of the best-proven ways to use coconut oil in your beauty routine: 1. Eye-makeup remover 2. Hair conditioner 3. Skin moisturizer 4. Shaving cream

5. Natural SPF 4 sunscreen and sunburn treatment

6. Cuticle softener 7. Massage oil 8. Frizz-tamer 9. Lip balm

10. Deodorant (mixed with baking soda)

Perhaps all of this information seems a bit too good to be true, though you will never know until you try it. Think you’re ready? There are still a few more things you should know. There are three different types of coconut oil--—virgin, refined and organic. Virgin coconut oil is extracted from fresh coconut

meat without the use of chemicals or high temperatures. That way, it is able to hold on to its many natural health properties. Refined coconut oil is extracted from a dried coconut kernel. It can sometimes even undergo processing and bleaching which disrupts the amount of fatty acids contained in natural coconut oil. Finally, organic coconut oil comes from coconuts where the palm tree was grown organically, or without the use of fertilizers and pesticides. Furthermore, it is extracted the way virgin coconut oil is, without heat or chemicals. To be sure the coconut oil you buy is truly organic, look for the green USDA Organic logo on the jar. Depending on the type of oil you buy, it may be a little expensive. Though with all the amazing benefits and the rigorous process that goes into making it, it’s not so surprising. Paying up to $20 for a 23-ounce jar of organic, virgin coconut oil is definitely justified by the many products it will replace, as well as the many benefits it will provide. There are also much cheaper types of coconut oil and less-expensive places to buy it, like TJ Maxx. Surprisingly, there are even websites that provide ways to make your own coconut oil at home! Whether you’re an avid cook, a health junkie, a vegan or just into the latest fads, coconut oil should definitely be on your grocery list this holiday season.

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A C hat With Sylvie C hantecaille Article by Kaley Walters It seems as though new studies and claims are coming out everyday about the toxins in cosmetic products. Thankfully there are collections, like Chantecaille, that exclude harmful ingredients. Chantecaille also puts their love for the nature and the environment into action by giving back. The Chantecaille brand is truly remarkable, and the woman behind it all is truly inspiring. Flash: Where did you grow up? Sylvie: I grew up in Paris but moved to the United States when I was twenty-six. Flash: When did you know wanted to be in the beauty industry? Sylvie: It happened by accident. I didn’t wake up one morning and say ‘I want to be in the beauty industry.’ I originally studied art and later found an interest in health foods, but that didn’t quite happen. But my friend, Diane von Furstenberg,

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Illustration By Gabriela Gutierrez and I wanted to create a cosmetic line! It was very successful for about four years, and then we sold it to Estée Lauder. Flash: What inspired you to create the Chantecaille brand? Sylvie: Well, I channeled my love and interest for health foods into makeup. The first real step was when I launched the Prescriptives line for Estée Lauder. The line contained completely new scientific formulas that focused on treatment. Twenty years later, I decided to start my own business that reflected my beliefs but something that was also different than what other brands already offered. Chantecaille started out with only four fragrances, before it grew into a full skincare and cosmetics line. I was blessed with all the right connections to experiment with new technology and formulas. I knew I wanted a healthy skincare line that also used plants and flowers; I believe so much in the power of flowers. And before I knew it, we


were the first brand to use plant stem cells in our products. Flash: What differentiates the Chantecaille brand from others? Sylvie: We’re completely dedicated to creating honest products with the highest quality organic materials. We don’t skimp on cost. You’ll never hear us say ‘That’s too expensive for us.’ We say ‘That’s the best; we want it.’ We put our money into our products, not advertising. We gain most of our customers through editorial coverage and word of mouth. Flash: Are you able to call your products organic? Sylvie: We don’t use the term organic because our products are never 100 percent organic. But they are totally natural and use a lot of botanicals. Each product is around 97 to 99 percent botanicals, which I believe to be even better than organic because it provides natural treatment. Flash: I know your daughters are part of the company. Is family involvement important to you? Sylvie: Yes, definitely! I’m a tribal person. I grew up as an only child, so my father sometimes tried to raise me as a boy—it was great in terms of starting a business. Flash: What is your favorite part about what you do on a day-to-day basis? Sylvie: I do so many different things; it changes everyday! All at the same time, I’m creating new products, learning about new sciences, hiring new people, making sure stores display products correctly, solving company problems—a little bit of everything. I really love that it’s always something new every day, and I get to stay active in every part of the company. Flash: Sounds stressful. What do you do to stay sane? Sylvie: As you know, I love plants so I work in my garden in the spare time I get. It’s very relaxing and just gives me great energy. I also love to swim. Flash: What are the top three Chantecaille products you could never live without?

Sylvie: Number one is definitely my Pure Rosewater Spray. It’s not just about the amazing scent it has, but it’s life water. It’s made from roses in France and is such an amazing healing product. I spritz my face first thing when I wake up in the morning and throughout the day when I feel tired or just not like myself. The second would be my Bio Lifting Serum, which is made wholly of stem cells and raspberries. Its level of concentration is extremely high, so I only need a drop. It is absolutely fantastic. My third most important product would be the Nano Gold Energizing Eye Serum. I love this one because it uses raspberry and tomato stem cells, which makes it 97% natural. But it also has such a powerful Botox-like effect—it is amazing. Flash: What would you say to young women that want to use anti-aging products but don’t necessarily need it? Sylvie: You don’t need it. What you need is a very gentle cleanser that won’t break the barrier of your skin; you want to reinforce the barrier of your skin. Also, probiotics are great at cleaning the skin. I’m planning on launching a rose cleanser in May that will have probiotic technology and different stem cells. It will protect and hydrate your skin, which is very important when you’re younger. Young women don’t understand how important it is to protect their skin. Always have some lotion that has SPF to prevent sun damage. I don’t know why tanning is so popular; it’s absolutely terrible for you! Flash: What words of advice would you give to the entrepreneurial student that wants to start his or her own business? Sylvie: You need to fail. You need to know how to lose, fail, learn and be able to pick yourself up and do it again. I think the best way to learn is to fail. It’s like when looking for a place when driving and you get lost, and when you go there again, you know exactly how that road works and where all the signs are. It’s the same thing in life. And I truly believe that when one door closes, a new one opens. I also think you need to experiment, put yourself out there—like surfing and finding your wave because once you get on that wave, you’re going baby!

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Merry Makeup for the Holidays Article and Photographs By Hallie Tate

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his is the time of year it seems as though there are a million different holidays all bunched together. Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day are just weeks apart, and stores are scrambling to sell merchandise for all three as quickly as possible. If you are the festive type, you are probably wondering how you can break free from your normal makeup routine and match your look with the upcoming holidays.

Christmas Style Christmas is perfect for colors and prints! Try adding bright red lipstick and dark green eyeliner to your makeup routine for this color-friendly holiday. To make sure your face doesn’t look dull, like winter can sometimes feel, coat your eyelids and inner corners with a shimmery white shadow to brighten your eyes. One thing to be wary of: during the winter, avoid using a lot of blush or consider reducing the amount of blush you usually use. With the colder weather, your cheeks will naturally become more red than usual. Therefore, if you are using your normal amount of blush, your cheeks may end up looking unnaturally red.

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New Year’s Trend Ring in the New Year with sparkles: silver, gold and yellow. The very funky New Year’s route would be to try gold-tinted lipgloss. Gold or silver eyeliner or eyeshadow are also very stylish for this evening. If you go for the bold lips, tone down the rest of your face so your look does not seem forced. On the other hand, if you go for bold eyes keep the rest of the face neutral. Pick one thing you want to emphasize, and have fun with it!

Valentine’s Look Valentine’s Day is all about bringing out your natural beauty. For a fresh look, use blush to add a rosey tint to your cheeks. To add some warmth, try brushing some on your eyelids too! Or make a bolder statement with your eyes by using a dark purple or black winged eyeliner. If you’d rather play up your lips, your choices are endless! Reds, deep purples and pinks of all shades are perfect for this day. Have fun and be flirty!

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“There is no place like it,” said Walt Whitman of New York City. Novels, poetry, films, songs, paintings and photographs—there are so many different mediums of art that try to communicate the wonder of the city. But it isn’t until you’re actually in it that you truly understand what it is that everyone is trying to capture through various forms of artistic expression. We invite you to explore the city and experience its magic in new ways, from different perspectives, and with a renewed appreciation for all that it has to offer, along with the inspiration of a few of the incredible things Fordham students are doing with New York City as their backdrop.

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One City, Five Boroughs, Spun Four Different Ways Article by Emily Tanner

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ew York City is one city composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens. Here are new ways to explore the five different areas of the city under the categories of (1) where to eat, (2) where to play, (3) where to exercise, and (4) something offbeat.

1. Bianca, 5 Bleecker Street Bianca, located in the NoHo district, is a boutique restaurant with delicious Italian food and prices that you can’t beat in Manhattan. The space is tight and gets pretty crowded, but it’s quaint and the food is authentic. Still under the radar, Bianca is such a gem and the perfect place for an intimate meal with friends or a significant other.


2. Trapeze School New York (TSNY), Pier 40 and South Street Seaport (outdoors)

TSNY offers classes in flying trapeze, silks, static trapeze, trampoline, lyra and many others. Certain classes have a starting rate of $22, with others at a steeper rate of between $50 and $60. It’s very welcoming to beginners, and you can take classes or workshops in a private or group setting. If you’re bored with going into Manhattan and doing the same thing again and again, this is an adventurous way to break out of your general city routine.

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3. Yoga to the People, 12 St. Mark’s Place Need to de­stress? Donation-based Yoga to the People, in the East Village, is a super popular spot for affordable and fun yoga. Because it’s technically free, it gets pretty packed, so get there between 20-­30 minutes before the start time. Offering yoga and hot yoga, classes are relaxed and everyone is free to go at their own pace.

4. Tokio 7, 83rd East 7th Street Tokio 7 on the Lower East Side features high-end designer names at affordable prices. Names such as Rag & Bone, Dolce & Gabbana and Diane Von Furstenberg can be found throughout the store, but you’ll also find some obscure brands that are interesting and up-and-coming, which is always fun. Interesting fact: there are no mirrors in any of the dressing rooms, so don’t go alone!


1. Liebman’s Deli, 552 West 235th Street
 Yummy food in the BX that’s not on Arthur Avenue?! Liebman’s Deli is a famous spot and landmark in New York and has been family run since 1953. This classic kosher NY deli is completely old school and gives you a little taste of the old New York.

2. Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center, may be lesser known than our beloved Botanical Gardens but is definitely worth checking out. Overlooking the Hudson River, Wave Hill has beautiful gardens and trails for anyone looking for more peace and quiet in contrast to the hustle and bustle. Something cool about Wave Hill is that they put on a ton of different events that you wouldn’t necessarily find at the Botanical Gardens, such as art workshops and performances.

3. City Island, 565 City Island Avenue Many people don’t know of City Island, or at least don’t know that it’s in the Bronx, but this is something that every Fordham student should really explore before they leave. One step onto this Island and you feel as though you’ve left the Bronx and entered a town somewhere in New England. Known for its famous seafood, boating and antique shops, this charming location is a great place to spend a day with friends or family when they come to visit.

4. Bronx Equestrian Center, 9 Shore Avenue Bet you never thought that you could go horseback riding right here in the Bronx! You can take lessons, go trail riding and take a look into the stables where you can interact with the horses. If horseback riding was something that you were really into back home, they have advanced lessons and offer both Western and English styles of riding. If you have a group of 10 or more, it’s $25 a person!

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1. Pasticceria Bruno Bakery & Restaurant, 676 Forest Avenue


Classically Italian, this bakery and restaurant is well known in Staten Island. Family owned with locations also in Manhattan, Pasticceria Bruno specializes in cakes and pastries but doubles as a full serve restaurant as well. Serving breakfast, brunch and dinner everyday except for Monday, this establishment is known for its simple yet delicious menu.

2. Staten Island Yankees, 75 Richmond Terrace

The Staten Island Yankees, the minor league team of the area, also known as the “baby bombers,” draws a large crowd to every game. This is definitely a way to have a really fun time, with tickets being much cheaper than those for a major league game. The first minor league baseball team in New York City, this team has a lot of history, and the games are always entertaining.

3. Clove Lakes Park, Victory Boulevard Clove Lakes Park is the place to be in all of the boroughs if you’re interested in hiking. With three connected lakes surrounding the trails, this large and hilly park features pathways for biking, a duck pond and areas for fishing and canoeing. Staten Island is known as the “borough of parks,” so if you think that it wouldn’t be worth it to make the trip over, think again— especially if you’re really into the outdoors and nature.

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4. Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Boulevard Calling anyone who is interested in photography or writing! Alice Austen, one of the first great female photographers in our country, lived in Staten Island. The Alice Austen House is a landmark, with a collection of the 8,000 photographs that she took in her lifetime. With workshops, presentations and exhibitions on photography and poetry, photographers can submit their work to be put in an exhibition at the house.


1. Hope Garage, 163 Hope Street Known for brunch, Hope Garage (housed literally in a former garage) is located on the North Side in Williamsburg. With cool stuff on their menu such as chicken and waffles, banana foster french toast, frittatas and daily fresh donuts, Hope Garage is delicious and hard to beat, and will make you crave brunch for every meal. Split something with your friends or bring your parents; this spot surely won’t disappoint and is worth the splurge.

2. Brighton Beach, Brighton Beach Avenue Oceanside, Brighton Beach is a neighborhood in the southern parts of Brooklyn that has a strong Russian influence due to many immigrants settling in the area years ago. Right near the amusement park Coney Island, there is much more to do here than just go to the beach. The town is lined with authentic Russian restaurants and shops, and has a very different vibe than most other neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

3. Prospect Park, 95 Prospect Park West
 Prospect Park is an absolutely beautiful 585-acre park, and Brooklyn’s only “forest.” Great for running, walking or even just taking in the sights, this park really makes you feel like you’re somewhere in the Midwest or smack dab in the middle of a big forest. They have activities, such as “birding,” which you could get a real kick out of with your friends, and places for picnics and barbeques.

4. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn Bowl (21 and up except for on Saturdays and Sundays from noon­to 6pm) is a bowling center but also a concert venue and restaurant. Rolling Stone magazine called it “one of the most incredible places on earth.” This unique venue combines very different forms of entertainment and puts them together in a cohesive, fun way. DJs, bands, rappers and comedians perform next to the 16 lanes.

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1. Arepas Cafe, 36­07 36th Avenue

2. Flushing Chinatown, Main Street

Have you ever tried Venezuelan cuisine? Check out Arepas Cafe, located in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens. With dishes on their menu such as Yuca con Guasacaca and Pabellon Criollo, this is a great little restaurant to visit if you want to take yourself out of your comfort zone and try something new.

Queens is home to the second largest Chinatown in New York City. Streets galore with all different types of food vendors (you can get the best bubble tea here), Flushing Chinatown is underrated, and, some even say, more authentic than the Chinatown in Manhattan. The Taipan Bakery, located on 37-25 Main Street, is supposed to be one of the best Chinese bakeries, specializing in cake. Fun fact: They also have record stores with the latest Chinese hits!

3. Forest Park, Myrtle Avenue

4. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32­01 Vernon

With great trails for running, Forest Park is considered to be the place to go in Queens for recreational exercise or just a place to clear your mind. Bring your soccer ball or your baseball bat to this stunning park; they have plenty of space for sports and just letting loose. Sports are a great medium for not only exercise but also for fun activities to do in the city.

An abandoned landfill until 1986, a group of artists turned this outdoor space into an open studio and exhibition for artists to work on and display their work. The space was renovated into a local park for those in the neighborhood. They also have an outdoor cinema, which has a film festival every summer.

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Study Spots of New York City Artice By Kiera Maloney

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Photographs By Clare Deck

ver want to go into the city but have too much work? Here are ten places that offer a change in scenery where you can still get some work done.

The New York Public Library

5th Avenue at 42nd Street (Midtown) http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman M, Th, F, Sat: 10am-6pm Tu, W: 10am-8pm Sun: 1pm-5pm Rediscover what is “Between the Lions” at the historical main branch of the New York Public Library. Among the beautiful architecture and millions (fifteen million to be exact) of books, one can find study nooks, cool exhibits and amazing research collections for any project!

Housing Works Bookstore

126 Crosby Street (Soho) http://www.housingworks.org/bookstore/ M-F: 10am-9pm Sat & Sun: 10am-5pm Volunteers staff this unique bookstore and café, and 100% of its proceeds go to Housing Works, a community for those living with HIV/AIDS. It provides a quiet, friendly environment with a great café and free Wi-Fi.

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Poet’s House

10 River Terrace (Tribeca) http://www.poetshouse.org Tu-F: 11am-7pm Sat: 11am-6pm This unique poetry library offers all kinds of cool spaces to get some work done. The Poet House offers plenty of inspiration (poetry collections, art displays, views of the Hudson) and free Wi-Fi so you can get crackin’ on your own masterpiece.

Toby’s Estate

125 North 6th Street (Williamsburg) http://tobysestate.com/story/tobys-brooklyn M-Th: 7am-7pm F: 7am-8pm Sat & Sun: 8am-8pm Their house roasted coffee and living room vibe make Toby’s an awesome place to study, whether you’re solo or with a group. Free Wi-Fi is available, but charge your computer first because outlets are few and far-between!


David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

The Chipped Cup

3610 Broadway (Harlem) http://www.chippedcupcoffee.com 61 W 62nd St (Columbus Circle/Upper West Side) M-F: 7am-8pm http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/index.php Sat & Sun: 8am-8pm M-F: 8am-10pm Just three blocks from the 145th Street Subway station Sat & Sun: 9am-10pm Check out this cool and free gathering place with plenty (a stop on the B and D trains), this Harlem coffee shop of places to sit, a beautiful green wall and free Wi-Fi. is a great place for a change of scenery. Great coffee and The Atrium also has a café featuring New York’s gour- pastries, free Wi-Fi and a cute patio make this a go-to! met sandwich favorite: ‘wichcraft. This quiet escape is in Caffe Bene a perfect location for Lincoln Center students who want 1611 Broadway (Midtown) to get off campus without going too far or Rose Hill kids http://www.caffebeneusa.com who are waiting for the next Ram Van. M-W, Sun: 6:30am-1am Th-Sat: 6:30am-2am Bank of America Tower Atrium Right in the middle of the craziest part of Manhattan, One Bryant Park (Midtown) you can find space to work at the international coffee 7 days a week: 8am-8pm chain, Caffe Bene. Free Wi-Fi, its beautiful wooden inteFew know of the lush atrium in the lobby of the Bank rior, gourmet waffles and extended hours make this the of America building, but it’s the perfect Midtown study perfect study spot for all hours of the day. spot. Filled with greenery, this roofed atrium is great for when it’s too cold for the park. Caffe Reggio 119 MacDougal Street (Greenwich Village) Café Grumpy http://www.cafereggio.com 193 Meserole Avenue (Greenpoint) M-Th: 8am-3am http://cafegrumpy.com/locations/greenpoint/ F & Sat: 8am-4:30am M-F: 7am-7:30pm Sun: 9am-3am Sat & Sun: 7:30am-7:30pm Italy or NYC? It’s hard to tell at Caffe Reggio! With super For all you Girls fans, yes, this is THE Grumpy’s. With house roasted coffee, cool people and free Wi-Fi, what late hours, free Wi-Fi and its quiet setting, this “home of the cappuccino” is a great spot to camp out and get some more do you need?! work done.

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S T U D E N T S T O W A T C H

Article by Christina Misoulis and Ava Gagliardi As Fordham students, we are encouraged to go forth and set the world on fire. Whether in the arts, business or media, it’s not hard to find a spark! Here are four trailblazers currently lighting a path.

Michael Sansevere The Vinyl Project Michael Sansevere is a member of Gabelli School of Business, Class of 2015, and is majoring in Finance. Originally from Hoboken, New Jersey, Michael created the Vinyl Project to expose students to diverse music through the awesome medium of vinyl. Flash: Could you explain where the idea for The Vinyl Project came from? Connor O’Brien, Grace Lilly, and myself – the “founders” of the group – realized last year that we were all into collecting records and wanted to share our records and the experience of listening to records with as many people as possible. We got the initial idea to start the Vinyl Project from an article BBC ran on pubs in the UK that held listening sessions, so we decided that we “totally needed to steal their idea.” We try to hold semi-frequent listening sessions where we listen to a record all the way through, with no interruptions and minimal distractions. We also host excursion trips to second hand record stores, a vital component of record culture.

really cool place is The Thing in Brooklyn (1001 Manhattan Ave.), which has thousands of records in no order whatsoever, and everything is two bucks. All the stores have different feels and specializations, so it’s pretty cool to expose people to those different atmospheres.

Flash: What are your favorite record stores?

Flash: What kinds of people have been coming to listening sessions?

There are a bunch of great record stores in the area that carry quality records and diverse styles of music. My personal favorites are the Jazz Record Center (236 W 26th St.), Good Records (218 E 5th St.), and A-1 Records (439 E 6th St). Another

We are very welcoming and try to make the Vinyl Project accessible to as many people as possible. People who have attended past listening sessions have varying tastes in music and prior knowledge of records.

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Flash: How did you begin collecting records? I personally got into records through sampling. I started making hip-hop music in 7th grade when I got some software from a friend of mine. I stuck with it, discovered that a lot of producers I liked were sampling, and began to do research about the music they had sampled. When I learned they were all sampling old records, and the importance of vinyl to hip-hop culture, I decided to purchase a record player. So I started collecting vinyl looking for samples and break beats but, over time, have grown to collect all kinds of music – anything that sounds cool. Flash: Are you still making hip-hop music? Yes, I am currently working on completing an album with a rap group from home and a couple of mixtapes with other rappers I’ve met over the past three years. I also do some sampling with a band I’m in, The Suits (thesuitsmusic.bandcamp.com). Flash: How do you see the club growing in the future? We hope to increase the club participation, solidify a meeting space and offer a wide range of activities. In addition to listening sessions and record excursions, we have been considering hosting dances, having “show and tell” style meetings, online podcasts and screening movies/documentaries. We’d also love to do work with existing clubs on campus for sponsored events. Flash: Why vinyl? I love vinyl not only because it sounds warm, but also because it is so tangible. We have become so accustomed to mp3s and streaming services, which are no doubt great, that perhaps we have developed a weaker relationship with our music. Listening to a record is a physical process, and studying the cover art is visually stimulating. It is definitely worth experiencing, at least once. Learn more about The Vinyl Project and their upcoming events by visiting the Facebook page!

Petroula Lambrou Creator of Patty Pops Petroula Lambrou is a graduate of the Gabelli School of Business Class of 2013, where she majored in Accounting. Originally from the Bronx, New York, she is currently studying Taxation at the Fordham Graduate School of Business, while continuing to run her baking business. Flash: What is Patty Pops? Patty Pops is a baking business that provides customized cakes, cake pops and cupcakes for any type of special event such as birthdays, baby showers, holidays and even weddings. I just accepted my first wedding cake order last week and I am super excited for the challenge! Flash: How did you come up with idea to start Patty Pops? In my high school economics course, I had to create a hypothetical business and decided to start a lollipop business. I decided to try out the lollipop business in real life - hence the name “Patty Pops” - and it was a success. I then started offering cakes, cake pops and cupcakes as the demand for these products grew.

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Flash: How old were you when you started baking? Did you ever take any baking classes?

Flash: Are there any bakers or cooking shows that inspire the work you do?

I started baking from an oddly young age. I vividly remember making this chocolate-strawberry layer cake when I was about six years old and it was so tall. The cake was about four thick layers high and ended up toppling over, but everyone loved how it tasted. I was so encouraged to continue baking! Over the next few years, I started experimenting with different desserts like Oreo Cheesecake, Greek pastry and cupcakes. For my whole life I have been completely selftaught when it came to baking. My mom knew how to cook, and I always had a sweet tooth after her meals so I began to bake! Everything I know is from books and the Internet!

Well, who doesn’t love the Cake Boss? He inspires me take on challenges and put myself in uncomfortable situations because that is what makes my skills grow.

Flash: How did you balance your Fordham schoolwork with your baking for Patty Pops? I know it sounds cliché, but it is all about time management. Make schedules and follow them! The other trick is to never be idle, something I learned in my OPM (Operation Production Management) class at Fordham. For example, study while the cakes are baking! Or buy textbooks in the audio version so that you can listen while your hands and eyes are occupied rolling fondant! I had to get creative because I am passionate about school and Patty Pops. There were plenty of weekends where all of my friends were out and I was stuck home fulfilling orders. In the moment, I would get upset, but looking back, sacrificing those nights was totally worth it. It was those nights - when I was working hard when everyone else was having fun - that made me realize how passionate I am about what I do. Flash: Do you have any big future plans for Patty Pops? Such as maybe an entire shop or more large-scale orders?

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I have big dreams for Patty Pops. Down the line, I would love to have several bakeries in different locations worldwide. I will work as hard as I have to in order to make my dreams a reality.

Flash: What do you love most about baking and creating your Patty Pops masterpieces? What I love most is people’s reaction to my creations when I make their cake visions a reality. I have always loved making people happy, and thankfully, baking lets me do that very often. Flash: Do you have any baking tips for those just starting out or for those who would like to experiment with fondant? Fondant is all about practice, practice, practice! YouTube is extremely helpful for beginners, that is how I learned, but for some Patty Pops fondant tips: (1) make sure you are using good fondant brands like Wilton or Satin Ice, (2) invest in a heavy, durable rolling pin, and (3) get your cake and icing as smooth as possible before you cover it with fondant! In early November, Petroula made maroon and white cake pops for GSB Dean Rapaccioli’s birthday. Patty Pops has been featured in Her Campus’ 9 Awesome Start-Ups by Current College Women. Be sure to check out all she has done with Patty Pops at pattypops.com and on Instagram @patty_pops.


Emily Raleigh The Smart Girls Group Emily Raleigh is a member of the Gabelli School of Business, Class of 2016. She is majoring in Marketing, and Communications & Media Management. Originally from Long Beach Island, New Jersey, Emily created the Smart Girls Group as a way to foster sisterhood amongst young women. Flash: What is the Smart Girls Group? A one-stop shop for the next generation of superstar women. It essentially encompasses a very wide range of things because we are trying to cater to all facets of a girl’s life – so we have everything. We have a digital magazine that comes out every month, a Huffington Post-style blog, campus chapters across the country and a couple in Europe, an online shop, online classes and an online community. Flash: How did you come up with the idea to start the Smart Girls Group? When I was a senior in high school, and my sister was a freshman, I wanted to write her a book

for Christmas that was a field guide for our High School and how to be a smart girl at our High School. She ended up really liking it, and I figured that would be it, but since I worked on it for so long, I felt a bit empty when it was complete. So I decided to make a New Year’s Resolution to start something that would empower smart girls all over the world, like my sister, and it ended up turning into a lot more. It started out with nine girls and was supposed to be a little mini mag, about ten pages that would come out once or twice a year, and it just grew from there. Now, we have 315 girls who all contribute in some way to the Smart Girls Group. We’re aiming for 500 [by the end of the semester]. Flash: Where do you see yourself in five years? I definitely would like to stay fully involved with SGG. I think for-profit social businesses are cool, so I really love it and want to stay a part of it. That’s my goal - that I can graduate with this as my job. Flash: Who are some women you admire most? My Nana is the reason we are all smart girls. My mother is one of four girls, and they all had girls for the most part, so there’s a lot of girl power in my family. Flash: What do you feel is an important cornerstone in fostering Smart Girls sisterhood? It’s about embracing who you are as a smart girl. I think there’s this stigma in our society where to be smart means you have to be good at math and have a perfect SAT score - that’s some kind of smart, but it’s not every kind. I think the problem is that women are really competitive and we are trying to foster the idea that you don’t have to compete but rather lift each other up because everyone will be better that way. If women can celebrate each other’s smarts, instead of trying to make the women around them seem like they’re not smart it would be a whole different ballgame and women would have more power.

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Flash: How can girls get involved with the group? We have this thing called an involvement guarantee, so any girl who wants to get involved can, as long as she is willing to put something back into the sisterhood. And the reason that we do that is because we want to do something where no girl feels excluded. So any girl can contact us, fill out a form, and we do a monthly placement. We have girls in 42 states now, and 15 countries. We’re on every continent except Antarctica. The Smart Girls Group has an office located right off of campus at the Fordham Foundry and Fordham girls are more than welcome to join! Visit the website at thesmartgirlsgroup.com.

Dayne Carter Music Artist Dayne Carter is a member of the Fordham College at Rose Hill Class of 2015 and is majoring in Communications. Originally from Hillsborough, New Jersey, Dayne recently released his own mixtape, “All In,” and his second music video for the track “I Want It All.” Flash: How old were you when you first started making music? I started writing and recording in middle school and seriously started pursuing music in high school. Flash: What drew you to music? Music was just something I was always very interested in. I listened to a lot of hip-hop when I was younger and was very good at memorizing the lyrics to other people’s songs. I started making up my own raps and recording them. The feedback was positive from the people who heard my music so I began posting my songs online. Flash: Who are some of your favorite music artists and influences? I listen to a lot of underground artists of different genres. I feel I can relate to them well because

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we share the same passion and have similar goals in wanting to develop a larger audience. As far as mainstream music, my current favorites are J Cole, Drake and Chance The Rapper. Flash: Where do you hope to go with your music? I would love to have a career in music and have a recording contract as an artist under a major label. Flash: What do you love most about music? The best part for me is the creativity of the artist. You can give the same beat to 100 people and you’ll have 100 completely different songs. Nobody approaches music the same exact way, and it’s interesting to see how different artists think. Flash: Tell us a little about your mixtape - is there a theme? My mixtape is called “All In” and it was released October 25th on HotNewHipHop.com. The tape features thirteen original songs, and 1 bonus freestyle totaling fourteen tracks for the project. The title represents going “All In” in anything you do and giving 100 percent. If you really want to do something, you won’t make excuses, and you’ll find a way to accomplish your goal. You can listen to and download Dayne’s mixtape “All In” for free at DayneCarter.com


1. Wear a little black dress and your finest pearls for breakfast at Tiffany’s on 5th Avenue 2. Walk from Fordham Rose Hill to Fordham Lincoln Center 3. Eat at Katz’s Deli (featured in the movie When Harry Met Sally) and Carnegie Deli 4. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, once during the day and once at night 5. Kayak on the Hudson 6. Ice-skate at Bryant Park, Central Park and Rockefeller Center 7. Visit Astoria, Queens 8. Take a stroll around Riverside Park 9. Go to the Brooklyn Flea Market 10. Go record store hopping 11. Hail a cab 12. Go to a show at Upright Citizens Brigade 13. Eat at Max Brenner 14. Have tea at the Plaza or Bosie Tea Parlour 15. Go biking along the Hudson or through Central Park Article By Clare Deck 16. Find the best burger in the city 17. Take the Staten Island Ferry 18. Watch the Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting Whether you’re planning 19. Take a tour of Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s official home 20. Walk down the entirety of Broadway on staying in New York 21. Wait in line to get tickets to Saturday Night Live City after you graduate or 22. Run into a celebrity on the street moving elsewhere, why not 23. Eat a slice of pizza in each borough 24. Go to the Cloisters take advantage of the city 25. Visit Belvedere Castle in Central Park that is our campus during 26. Be featured on Humans of New York 27. Check out Buddhist temples in Chinatown the time you’re here now? 28. Visit the 9/11 Memorial After asking students what 29. Go to the abandoned subway station at City Hall 30. Row a boat in the pond at Central Park they want to do out in the 31. Go to all five boroughs in one day Big Apple before gradu32. Eat at a Halal cart ating, Flash compiled one 33. See a New York City Ballet performance 34. Go to the Metropolitan Opera big list to offer inspiration 35. Get student rush tickets to a show on Broadway when it comes to exploring 36. Have brunch and then walk the High Line 37. People watch at Washington Square Park the city during your free 38. Take the trolley to Roosevelt Island time. 39. Explore Coney Island 40. Attend National Pillow Fight Day in Washington Square Park 41. Admire the view of Manhattan’s skyline from Long Island City Park 42. Go to the rooftop garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 43. Explore South Street Seaport 44. Visit an art gallery in Chelsea 45. Go to a fashion show during New York Fashion Week 46. Go to the genealogy room in the New York Public Library on 5th Ave 47. Visit the Rare Books Floor at the Strand 48. Explore DUMBO (Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) 49. Attend a live taping of the Colbert Report, Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman and the Daily Show 50. Walk through Central Park during each of the four seasons 59

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Our Models Stranded in Plaid and Pajamas

Fordham Experimental Theater’s Stranded in Pittsburgh Improv Troupe

Museum of Natural History Spyder Ali Jeff Coltin Mackenzie Dancho Xiaoyang Gong Ben Mileski Jack Murray

All That Glitters Isn’t Told

Fordham Experimental Theater’s Verbal Essences Spoken Word Group

Fordham/Alvin Ailey Dancers

Merry Makeup

Maia Bedford Antuan Byers Larissa Gerszke Gabriel Hyman Kacey Katzenmeyer Cassie Lewis Nicole Nerup Marie Lloyd Paspe Courtney Spears

Rachel Nass

New York Public Library Maryclare DeMenna Nick Endo Meishanka Tyla Moodley Jack O’Rourke Isabelle Owens Mary Frances Richardson Junlin Zhu

James Farley Post Office

The Keating Steps Members T.J. Alcala Ava Gagliardi Delia Grizzard Ian Grotton Michael Sansevere Greg Steltzer Dan Stracquadanio

Special Thanks to ...

Kevin Conroy Jacqueline Gill Geena George Matthew Hacke Haley Kitzmiller Stanley John Stilwell III Emily Tanner Anthony Yu

Fanaberie (338 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn), Purdy Girl (540 Laguardia Place, New York), Town House Shops (504 Laguardia Place, New York), as well as to the paper and The Ram.

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Credits Keating Hall Steps

Dan, T.J., Ian, Greg, Michael, Ava, Delia: Model’s Own

New York Public Library Steps

Nick, Jack, Junlin: Model’s Own Meishanka: Sweater, Model’s Own/Skirt, Courtesy of Purdy Girl Isabelle: Dress, Courtesy of Purdy Girl/Brown Jacket, Model’s Own/ H&M Jacket, Courtesy of Mika Kiyono Mary Frances: Sweater, Courtesy of Town House Shops/Dress, Courtesy of Maryclare Demenna Maryclare: Blazer, Courtesy of Town House Shops/Skirt, Courtesy of Fanaberie/Top, Model’s Own

Museum of Natural History Steps

Ben, Jeff, Jack: Model’s Own Spyder: Comme des Garçon Top, Courtesy of Mika Kiyono/Comme des Garçon Skirt, Courtesy of Qinrui Hua Xiaoyang: Kenzo Dress, Model’s Own/Manolo Blahnik Heels, Model’s Own Mackenzie: Cardigan and Shirt, Courtesy of Qinrui Hua/Red Skirt, Courtesy of Mika Kiyono

Post Office Steps

Matt, Stanley, Anthony, Kevin: Model’s Own Jacqueline: Gray Dress, Courtesy of Qinrui Hua Geena: White Jacket, Courtesy of Clare Deck/Pink Dress, Courtesy of Mika Kiyono Haley: Black Dress (worn as top), Courtesy of Fanaberie/H&M Skirt, Courtesy of Mika Kiyono/Jacket, Model’s Own Emily: Uniqlo Turtleneck, Courtesy of Qinrui Hua/Issey Miyake Skirt, Courtesy of Mika Kiyono

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