Summer 2009 | Vol. 8, No. 4 unc.edu/kaleidoscope
Summer Beauty Essentials
Summer’s hottest beauty “must haves”
Green Scene Alternative ways to raise money for charities
Jasmin Jones What our lady president has to offer Carolina
Fearless Fashion How to rock some of the latest trends
Blazers Three new ways to wear your go-to blazer
Editor-in-Chief Marisa Staton Creative Director: Kelsie Murdock Deputy Editor: Maria Ward Executive Editor: Jessica Cruel Managing Editor: Alice Miller Marketing Director: Lucy Zhang Syling Directors: Maria Ward, Elizabeth Graper Layout Directors: Mina Liu, Danielle Cushing Treasurer: Kinsley Parsons
styling Michelle Bellamy, Samantha Brody, Elizabeth Croon, Elizabeth Graper, Kelsey Isenberg, Dana Klein, Erin McClary, Christina Serrano, Cate Walker, Maria Ward, Katie Wood
Danielle Cushing, Kaitlin Hall, Mina Liu, Sarah Riazati, Christina Serrano
Kelsie Allen, Annie Arntz, MaryAnn Barone, Ariel Lynn Butters, Justina Chen, Jessica Cruel, Diana Holoman, Patricia Laya, Alice Miller, Kelsie Murdock, Margot Schneider, Hannah Taylor, Tricia Thompson, Cate Walker
pr and publicity
Evanne Allen, Will Davis, Nicole Holmes, Tricia Thompson, Carrie Torn, Cate Walker, Paige Wilcox
Jordan Chatham, Liles Demmink, Nicole Holmes, Madison Lanier, Kinsley Parsons, Ashley Patton, Karissa Santiago, Claire Schmit, Carrie Torn, Amanda Warren, Paige Wilcox, Hilary Workman, Lucy Zhang
Tamara Chance, Matthew Koester, Roxanne Turpen
Liles Demmink, Karen Kleimann, Hannah Taylor
Kaleidoscope is now accepting applications for Fall 2009. Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Looking for: photographers, graphic designers, copy editors, stylists, advertising sales team, publicity and writers
The Home Stretch Warmer weather is (finally!) on its way and that means three things are for certain—bright colors, flirty dresses and sandals! Sandals are probably my favorite item for summer. Being 5’ 10’’, I opt to wear heel-less shoes as often as possible. I love the variety of styles available for sandals now—metallic, gladiator, T-strap, patent leather, embellished, bright colors—you name it, it’s out there. The top three on my list to buy are: Old Navy’s embellished T-strap sandal, the bright colors (green, pink and yellow) are perfect for summer; Steve Madden’s “motif ” sandals, I love the rouched fabric detail on the T-strap; and Dolce Vita’s “beech” sandal, which have a gladiator look without going overboard so they are more versatile. Summer is also the perfect time to have a little fun with fashion. Check out Fearless Fashion, page 9, to see how to rock some of the latest trends. Also in this issue, interview tips, for those on the hunt for a job or internship, page 16, and an interview with Student Body President Jasmin Jones, page 14. Wondering how you will get your Kaleidoscope fix over summer vacation? Check out our blog every week for new entries on fashion, beauty, sales and shopping, tips, fellow students and more. Go to http://unc.edu/kaleidoscope and click on “blog”. Have something to add? Feel free to comment on any of the posts and let us know what you think or tell us something we didn’t know.
Kaleidoscope Fashion Magazine
your life Summer Entertainment
Our list of books, movies, television and music that we think everyone should tune in to this summer. 4
The Green Scene People are finding alternative ways to donate to charities. 5
What she has to offer UNC and her life outside of student government. 13
Summer Essentials From high-end retail to your local drugstore, these new beauty products are must-haves for anyoneâ€™s summer. 8
Fearless Fashion We prove that anything can be in style if you know what to pair it with. 9
Blazing How to succeed at your summer internship and some tips on what to wear to work and how to transform it into evening attire. 14
in every issue
Letter From the Editor 2 Whatâ€™s In Her Closet? Two UNC professionals, and sisters, have a serious job and a serious sense of style. 6 On the Cover Photo by Roxanne Turpen Model: Emily Anderson Styling Directors: Maria Ward, Elizabeth Graper Contributing Stylists: Michelle Bellamy, Elizabeth Croom, Kelsey Isenberg, Erin McClary, Christina Serrano, Katie Wood
summerentertainment For Kaleidoscope’s staff there’s no greater satisfaction than shoving their coats in the back of the closet. Because when the warm air blows in, it’s the perfect time to flip through the pages of InStyle or swoon over the slinky vampires of Twilight while lying on white, powdery sand. Our staff agrees that warm summer nights are perfect for catching up on Gossip Girl’s latest drama, or restocking tissues for oldies like Gone with the Wind. But when a long day of summer is gone, we just love to sing along to Dave Mathews’ tunes with a cup of ice cream in hand. If that’s not enough to rev you up for the summer season, the Kaleidoscope staff has put together lists of books, movies, TV shows and music they can’t wait to get their hands on this summer. If you’re anything like us, these suggestions will get you ready to put on your sandals and soak the summer rays in style. BY PATRICIA LAYA
This summer’s blockbusters will have many of us holed up in the theatres. But Copy Editor Liles Demmink only has one in mind. “The only one that matters-- the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Laugh it up, but that series kept middle America literate.” Still, others will be content with dusting off the classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Catch the premiere of the sixth Harry Potter movie on July 17.
If you haven’t read Twilight yet, then you have either been condemned for it or have plans to do it in the future. The vampire saga, along with new favorites like Shopaholic and Something Blue are on the top list of our staff ’s list. But if classic novels are more your style, layout assistant, Danielle Cushing has the right idea. “I plan to read Catcher in the Rye because it’s the most-liked book among college students apparently, and I seem to be the only one who hasn’t read it.” Also, Executive Editor Jessica Cruel is impatiently waiting for the soon to be released book UChic, where students discuss any and everything, from how to be fabulous in college, to boys and books.
Get your copy of this bestseller on amazon.com for $6.00.
Somehow, some songs make us feel like it’s already summer. For writer Kelsie Allen, country hits the tune. “I love all music but in the summer I especially like to listen to beach music and country music, mostly Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and Jimmy Buffet.”
Summertime means catching up on all the shows that clashed with our hectic school schedule. Writer Justina Chen has her plan set out. “I’m going to find some way to watch Grey Gardens, the HBO biopic about Big and Little Edie - some of Jackie O’s [fabulously dressed] relatives.” Another writer, Hanna Taylor, will enjoy the new reality show. “I want to catch the new show Running in Heels about interns working at Marie Claire.”
The HBO adaptation of this film originally aired on April 18.
The Green Scene: A
s the economy continues to worsen and donations to charities continue to decline, some fashion and beauty companies are looking into alternative ways of raising money for causes that must still depend on the donations of consumers. Fashion and beauty lines have made it even easier for fashionistas to become aware of social changes and to take an active part in changing the way the fashion and beauty industries operate. Whether you are promoting a lifestyle or a cause, you can’t go wrong by buying one of these items. These five chic, socially conscious leaders show you can do your part to take care of the world while still maintaining your most fashionable self. BY MARYANN BARONE
With the beginning of Bare Escentuals in 1976, makeup has slowly moved toward becoming more organic and natural. Many companies also have taken to packaging their products in sustainable ways so shoppers can reduce their carbon footprint. When shoppers buy Tarte’s Spring Greening Reusable Straw Palette, they get three lipglosses, three eyeshadows and a bamboo-handled eyeshadow brush. The lipglosses contain t5, a super fruit complex infused with vitamins and nutrients. Through t5, Tarte makes a donation to the Sustainable Amazon Partnership.
Equal parts s h o e c o m p a n y and humanitarian organization, TOMS shoes began in 2006 with a mission to raise money to help put shoes on the feet of children in places such as Argentina and South Africa. Each time a shopper buys shoes from TOMS, a pair is sent to a child around the world. The shoes range in price from $42 for their canvas slip-ons to up to $98 for their elastic wrap boots.
In 2005, U2 frontman Bono and his wife Ali Hewson launched EDUN, a for-profit clothing brand that promotes sustainable employment, particularly in Africa. EDUN hopes to encourage other fashion labels to expand their businesses to Africa to facilitate the continent’s climb out of severe poverty. This husband and wife duo have been awarded with the Council of Fashion Designers of America Board of Directors’ Special Tribute award for their socially conscious clothing. Fashion lovers will enjoy what EDUN offers while simultaneously promoting trade between countries that would ordinarily not have the opportunity to participate in the fashion community.
Natalie Portman released her collection of vegan shoes earlier this year through Te Casan. Proceeds from her line will benefit The Nature Conservancy. The shoe materials used in the line include faux-suede, faux-patent and faux-calf. The collection is heralded as one of the first lines of vegan shoes that maintain the green lifestyle while still remaining stylish.
Ogogo Sweater, $210, edunonline.com
Urban Decay, already a cruelty-free makeup line, has also come out with a vegan line of cosmetics and makeup brushes that are marked with a purple paw print titled “Marley Approved.” Beauty products come in a wide variety of colors and styles, an advantage for vegans who might find it hard to find makeup. Products offered include nearly 50 eyeshadows and 25 lipsticks, and also lipgloss, eyeliner and body bronzer. Urban Decay’s vegan brushes also offer many options for vegan makeup mavens. They are made from synthetic Taklon, a man-made fiber. Powder brush, $35, urbandecay.com
In Her Closet: Sisterly Fashion Sense
By Justina Chen
his edition of In Her Closet features two professionals who refuse to allow their serious jobs to take over their sense of style. Dr. Katie Pryal, a professor at UNC, and Dr. Chris Adigun, a dermatology resident at UNC Hospitals, also share another connection - they’re sisters! In an interesting twist, Dr. Pryal claims Dr. Adigun, the younger sister, as one of her fashion influences, but each sister has her own unique style.
Dr. Chris Adigun
Dr. Chris Adigun, a graduate of UNC School of Medicine and second-year dermatology resident at UNC Hospitals, takes fashion pretty seriously - she can tell you exactly what she wore on the first day of school in fifth grade! Now, Dr. Adigun defines her style as sporty, comfortable, and effortless, describing her usual outfit as “grandpa-fabulous pants and sneakers.” Dr. Pryal is quick to point out her younger sister, Dr. Adigun as one of the major influences on her style - a somewhat surprising choice given the sisters’ very different tastes. Dr. Adigun’s obvious penchant for bright colors and exotic prints is, at first glance, worlds apart from Dr. Pryal’s more classic looks. But, after consideration, it’s clear that Dr. Pryal draws inspiration from one of the keys to Dr. Adigun’s style success - her willingness to experiment with her clothes. Dr. Adigun builds her outfit around color. “I mix colors people would not otherwise put together.” An otherwise monochromatic ensemble is easily dressed up with a bright pair of shoes, or a funky necklace. As a full-time lecturer at Duke, Dr. Adigun’s only wardrobe requirements were to wear safety glasses and closed-toed shoes, leaving room for a wide variety of outfits, and prompting her students to call her “Chemistry Barbie.” On one particular day, Dr. Adigun came to class wearing real camouflage pants, decorated by hand by a street designer in New York. The pants had hot pink zippers and studs - “a real work of art!” Dr. Adigun paired these pants with a hot pink tank top and bandana, and a passing professor couldn’t help but remark, “Barbie goes to Vietnam!”
CGA Individual: Dr. Adigun wears bright colors and beautiful prints: a typical outfit for the former “Chemistry Barbie.”
Dr. Adigun’s style has provided her with more than just funny anecdotes and nicknames; it has become part of her identity, and one of the first characteristics people notice about her. Rather than getting lost in a sea of white coats and scrubs, Dr. Adigun is determined to maintain her style no matter where life takes her.
Dr. Pryal (right) celebrates her 30th birthday with Dr. Adigun
Dr. Pryal’s Tips for Shopping on a Budget
Dr. Katie Pryal
Dr. Katie Pryal is an English professor at UNC, a former lawyer, and a self-proclaimed shoe snob. If her fashion sense were summed up in one word, it would be timelessness. Not only does she exclaim, “I avoid fads like the plague!”, her search for clothes and accessories with both quality and elegance provides her with a lasting wardrobe.
First, know where to go. Nordstrom is one of the best places to shop - they have sale racks in every department, and their semi-annual sales and shoe sales are hard to pass up. Boutiques (like Monkees, Uniquities, and Modern Times) generally have sales when seasons change. Remember, boutiques are usually small businesses with small storerooms, which translates into big discounts.
Dr. Pryal's only attribute that could label her as a slave to fashion is her ever-increasing shoe collection. Her younger sister, Dr. Adigun calls her a “shoe maniac,” and with ninety pairs and counting, she may not be too far from the truth. As with the rest of her wardrobe, Dr. Pryal chooses shoes with quality. Working with a limited budget, this translates into perusing department shoe sales, boutique sales, and the T.J. Maxx on 15-501. While Dr. Pryal refuses to pay full price for her designer shoes, she's not unwilling to pay a little extra for a longer wear. In fact, she often goes to the cobbler to re-sole and re-heel her shoes. Her dedication to quality extends beyond her disdain for “disposable clothes” to taking good care of the clothes and shoes she already owns.
Another interesting tip is to bargain - without haggling. Saying something like, “I really like both these items and I'd love to get them together; could you take $20 off ?” is generally wellrewarded, especially in these economic times.
Dr. Pryal, wearing one of her knitting designs. The Knitty Professors can be found online at http://knittyprofessors.blogspot.com
Finally, it's important to keep an open mind and an open afternoon. Walking into a store or sale with a specific item in mind, such as a gold leather hobo bag, may result in disappointment more often than not. Also, block out a few hours to really search through the stacks and racks - persistence pays off!
Another interesting, perhaps unknown, feature about Dr. Pryal is her business with Professor Jordynn Jack, also of the English department. The two professors are behind The Knitty Professors, an online-based business that sells knitwear patterns that they designed. The patterns are generally vintage-inspired, but updated for a modern look, and Dr. Pryal often draws trend ideas such as colors and shapes from current fashion. As a professor, Dr. Pryal works mostly alone with her brain. ���It's easy to forget to take care of your body, to go on walks, to exercise. It's easy to trivialize the importance of your appearance, but the mind and body work together.” She is a clear testament to the fact that style transcends jobs, and that dressing well does not necessarily mean being a slave to fashion.
Dr. Pryal (left) and Dr. Adigun at a wedding
Dr. Pryal, wearing another of her own knit creations.
hether you are making weekly trips to Sephora to pick up the latest beauty products, or have made it a resolution to be a more money savvy person by picking up your supplies at local drug stores such as Walgreens, there are great, new products that are must haves for any fashionista this summer. From makeup to hair care, Kaleidoscope magazine explores summer’s hottest beauty “must haves” that cater to everyone’s budget.
By Diana Holoman
Id Hydrating Mineral Veil ($29.00 Sephora)
Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Mask ($38.00 Sephora)
Dove Go Fresh Body Mist ($4.99 Walgreens)
SmashboxO-Gloss ($22.00 Sephora)
Burt’s Bees Natural Sun Care After Sun Soother, Aloe & Linden Flower ($6.99 Walgreens)
L’Oreal Bare Naturale soft-focus mineral finish,Translucent ($4.99 Walgreens)
DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom ($40.00-70.00 Sephora)
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask ($6.99 Walgreens)
This gloss is fruity, fun, and 100% vegetarian
Ole henriksen “All Purpose Aloe Vera Gel” (Sephora $30.00)
Let these mineral powders brighten and hydrate your skin. Put them over your makeup, or wear it with only your sun kissed cheeks. These are the perfect finish for a flawless, natural look.
Summer scents are meant to leave you smelling fresh and feeling flirty. These perfumes combine flavorful fruits and fresh flowers to create a scent that completes any fresh summer look.
Summertime means out with the dark lipsticks and in with the glosses. This shiny lip serum reacts with your skin to concoct the perfect shade for your lips or try Alba’s Botanica Hawaiian Clear Lip Gloss, Pineapple Quench ($4.99 Walgreens)
Not only do these products provide instant hydration to your parched skin, they work to soothe the sting after a less than perfect sunbathing session.
These hydrating masks deeply moisturize your hair and will help you maintain silky, lustrous locks throughout the hot summer months!
Shirt: Target; Skirt: Silence and Noise; Shoes: BCBG
Model: Emily Anderson Hair and Makeup: Kelsey Murdock & Marisa Staton Photographer: Roxanne Turpen Photo Editing: Roxanne Turpen & Matthew Koester
Dress: Julie Haus; Purse: Express; Shoes: BCBG
Shirt: BCBG; Jeans: Gap; Shoes: Paolo
Dress: Foley and Corinna
A New Perspective From
Jasmin Jones I
By Ariel Lynn Butters
’ll be honest - I didn’t vote for Jasmin Jones. Along the way, I’m sure I lied to my many friends who rallied night and day for her campaign, but in the end I cast my vote for Jasmin’s competition. I don’t enjoy admitting my errors, but I truly have to thank my fellow Tar Heels for choosing the best qualified candidate. After sitting down with this remarkable young woman, I am now a firm supporter of the direction Jasmin is taking. Outside of student government, Jasmin is one of the most vivacious people I’ve ever met. Describing herself as someone who “really loves to talk,” Jasmin often spends her (brief) spare time dancing. Yes, she really did teach the entire Dance Marathon morale committee “Thriller” in less than five minutes. Jasmin is also thoroughly involved in the Carolina Union Activities Board and acts as the chair of their subcommittee, Intellectuals of Our Time, finding interesting and relevant speakers for the UNC student body to enjoy. However, when asked about her hobbies unrelated to student government, Jasmin seemed at a bit of a loss. Sure, she participates in other activities, but she is first and foremost an insanely dedicated Student Body President to be. Offering more than the average platform, Jasmin
is determined to intertwine many of her complex perspectives into the Carolina community within the next year. With a double major in broadcast journalism and international relations, Jasmin began her involvement in student government in high school and quickly moved in to become her small school’s Student Body President. Soon, a goal emerged. Jasmin wondered what it would take for her to become UNC’s Student Body President. “I thought it would be kind of hard... I didn’t know what kind of Presidents they’d had in the past,” she says. But like most challenges Jasmin faces, she decided to take it one step at a time. “High school is 1200 people,” she says, “Carolina is 28,000 people, and the world is billions of people. This microcosm is my step into the world.” In this way, the kind of environment and opportunities Carolina offers its students is a very
serious matter to Jasmin. “I want to get students involved in more conversations and interactions with the administration and the Carolina community,” Jasmin proposes. Within this idea comes the overwhelming process of creating limitless diversity. One of the ways Jasmin plans to promote diversity is through the Orange Band Project, in which students wearing an orange wristband will be recognized as people with whom strangers can begin to cross barriers. It makes sense that Jasmin’s platform (“community, collaboration, and outreach”) would be centered on unity. She describes her favorite thing about Carolina as the school spirit. “We are all different, but we are all Tar Heels.” About halfway through my interview I realized that, although Jasmin is a powerful leader, it is her perspective that makes her a force to be reckoned with. “A lot of people may disagree with me, but I have never felt limited to who I am on the outside at Carolina,” Jasmin says. “Not in the classroom, not in student groups, not ever.” Jasmin’s goal is to take a humanistic approach to student government. She began her involvement at Carolina early on as a part of the minority affairs committee. “I
“We are all different but we are all Tar Heels.” saw that I can have an impact,” she says. “That’s what kept me going.” Towards the end of her interview, when Jasmin described what this election means to her on a larger scale, I actually got chills. “There is a human connectivity we all share, but people sometimes think that we are not the same,” she says. “I want to open up new perspectives. Winning this election has opened my eyes to believe that the sky is the limit; if you don’t allow gender and race in society to exist, they won’t.”
s summer finally hits, it means one thing: a longawaited change of wardrobe. Sun dresses, short shorts and sandals. And you have to find room in your budget for you internship or job attire too? It can be difficult. But there is hope for
those of us in need of business attire we can take out at night too - the blazer. Joy Jones, a UNC graduate student studying dramatic art, has come out with her own line of blazers this season. She said she got the most orders on jackets last season, and for good reason:
they are versatile with your wardrobe, and they can cross seasons. “And it is something women could wear anywhere that they needed to look put together but fun,” Jones says. So for this summer, Jones has offered her expertise to Kaleidoscope.
By Margot Schneider
“Four,” Jones starts to say. “Well, one to two,” she finally resolves. “So much of it is about working with what you already have.” She recommends one in a solid color, and one that is a bit more fun. A woman should have the solid one she can dress up no matter the occasion, and a second that can be dressed down. “Ideally, she would want a blazer she can throw over a casual Tshirt and jeans,” Jones says. After you get those two classics, you can start exploring the current styles and expanding your blazer repertoire.
I’ve never bought a quality blazer – how can I spot a good one? You can spot quality before you even take it off the hanger: a key-hole button is going to last much longer than a standard button hole. This is especially important during the summer because you will be using the buttons a lot – “You are going to be taking this jacket on and off all day,” Jones says. Also make sure the breast pocket is real, and the sewing is even. Finally, check the material, inside and out. Polyester is a lower quality, but blends are fine. “Any jacket a lady is going to be wearing to the office should be lined,” Jones says.
How much do I need to spend?
For a quality blazer, the prices range from $50 on sale to $200 in boutique brands. “And that’s the sort of jacket you can wear for several years,” Jones says. When you want a blazer that is only going to be in style for one season, Jones recommends going a bit lower on price – the jacket won’t last as long, but you don’t need it to.
Photos by Matthew Koester; Models: (left to right) Gevaodia Stanley, Ashley Noone, Victoria Cooper
How many blazers does a girl really need?
How can I utilize the versatility of the blazer?
”Earrings, the top underneath, skirts, bags and shoes,” Jones says. To make it casual, “it is all about the accessories.” Jones favorite way to wear a blazer is with a white T-shirt and jeans. “Last season, with a nicer low summer heal, that was actually my outfit for making sales calls,” Jones says. “The jeans were really current, but the jacket showed that I was a professional and had some skills and something to say.”
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What about style?
Jones is quick to point out a few things when looking at trendier blazers: First, a classic blazer will last for years and go across seasons; trendier blazers will not. Cropped sleeves are only ideal for summer, and a boyfriend jacket is very difficult to dress up. As long as the look flatters you and you don’t spend your whole paycheck on it, though, she says a trendier blazer can be a fun edition to any wardrobe. But she is quick to reiterate one thing: “The first obligation is not to style, it is your own sense of self.”
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Start looking for a program 3-4 months ahead of the time. Spots are competitive and certain programs can fill up fast. All internships are different, but most require at least a cover letter and a resume, so start perfecting yours today! Also, interviews are common in the selection process. Do a practice interview with a friend to help you think about possible questions you may be asked and how to respond to them. Once you get an internship, make sure you know what your actual job entails. Knowing what is expected of you early on will lead to less conflict later and a much happier boss! Ask for help when you need it. Most supervisors would rather you ask questions and get the task done correctly the first time than having to redo it later. Enjoy your time as an intern! This experience is all about learning, so take the time to soak in your surroundings.
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