Party-Perfect Looks to Wear
CHIPPROOF NAILS Easier Than You Think
Incredible Designers at Amazing Prices
FAUX FUR FASHION
Animal-Friendly & Fabulous
MARIA WARD Editor-in-Chief
from the editor
Deputy Editor Kelsey Isenberg Executive Editor Jessica Cruel Treasurer Andrea Perdomo Fashion Editor Samantha Brody Accessories Editor Aly Mackenzie Beauty Editor MaryAnn Barone Design Director Sierra Piland Public Relations Director Kelsie Murdock, Nicole Holmes Copy Editor Jacqueline Scott Blog Editor Jacqueline Scott Photography Editor Alexandra Brawley
EDITORIAL Rachel Allen Annie Arntz Katy Charles Meghan DeMaria Missy Fournier Trey Green Grace Joyal Stephanie Kelly
FASHION Taylor Delbridge Carly Fields Madeline Gregg Sarah Leonard Kaelyn Malkoski Bess Trotter Kayleigh Winslow
Photo by Alexandra Brawley Back to school always reminds me of freshly sharpened pencils, brand new books, maybe even a new backpack. Oh, and back-to-school clothes, of course! Every fall season calls for a fresh new start to reinvent your look and try new things. Here at Kaleidoscope, we urge you to switch things up this fall and try one of fall’s many new trends. From clean, classic minimalism, to commanding attention utilitarianism—the possibilities are endless. So pick a trend or two, and start shopping! This issue is packed full of deals and steals where we show you how to take looks from the runway to the hallway and beyond. Be sure to check out our usual “Her Way to Your Way” feature (page 12) where we show you how to get the designer looks for less. Don’t want to sacrifice Chanel? Flip to our the story titled “Rent the Runway” (page 24) , which features renttherunway.com — a website where you can actually rent the designer duds for a fraction of the price! So whether, you’re shopping, or renting or both(!), have fun going back-to-school shopping and treat yourself to a new trend. Perhaps the focus of a new school term should be on academics, but it’s hard not to get excited about a new batch of clothes! Happy shopping!
Maria Ward Editor-in-chief
DESIGN Alyssa Bailey Chelsea Capps Sara Creef Kelsey Isenberg Jasmine Lamb M. Christina Serrano Katie Steen Elizabeth Trent
PHOTOGRAPHY Kelly Bolick
PUBLIC RELATIONS Meghan Abernathy Evanne Allen Marlene Alvarez Kati Blaylock Moe Dabbagh Taylor Delbridge Charlotte Ekberg Wevine Fidelis Lauren Hafezi Casey Johnson Jasmine Lamb Jennifer Northington Samantha Oldham Ashton Overholt Chelsea Parker Tricia Thompson
CONTENTS FASHION 12 NIGHT LIFE Get party-perfect with fashions that are as flirty as they are fierce.
HEARTS H&M 18 LANVIN The high-end label’s new affordable line for H&M is perfect for any babe on a budget.
19 JUICY COUTURE
JC teams up with designer Erin Fetherston for a new collection with apparel and accessories that are as stylish as they are comfy.
21 HOW TO STAY STYLISH IN WINTER WEATHER
How to dress for winter weather without sacrificing your sense of style.
22 TIGHTS AND TOES The perfect tight and shoe combos that are ‘so right now.’
BEAUTY 08 FAST FIXES FOR WINTER WEATHER WOES
Beat winter beauty blues with the perfect products to nix dry skin, chapped lips, and more.
09 MANI MAINTENANCE
Chipped nails are anything but chic. Kaleidoscope’s Rachel Allen spills the secrets of the newest innovations for longlasting manicures.
20 SCROUNGING FOR SCRUB
FEATURES 23 TAKE-OFF IN FASHION What to pack and what to subtract when travelling this holiday season.
24 FUR FAUX PAS
Kaleidoscope’s Meghan DeMaria hunts down the best animal-friendly fashion finds of the season.
A LITTLE LOVE 26 GIVE Giving is twice as nice with our feel-good gift guide.
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EDITOR’S LETTER THAT’S HOT ALL ABOUT ACCESSORIES TREND ALERT STUDENT WITH STYLE HER WAY TO YOUR WAY
ON THE COVER On Maddie Matusich: Tibi ‘Bond Girl’ Dress, $376; Scout & Molly’s. Necklace, $65; Monkee’s. Photography: Alexandra Brawley. Hair and makeup: Yvette Cannas
Become a beauty Betty Crocker and mix up your own body scrubs from home. The best part: the ingredients are already sitting in your kitchen cupboard.
This publication funded at least in part by Student Fees which were appropriated and dispersed by the Student Government at UNC-Chapel Hill.
WHAT OUR STAFF CAN’T QUIT BUZZING ABOUT SPRAY POWDER
Get a gorgeous glow with this face and body spray powder for the perfect shimmer and shine.
Cozy made chic, this sweater jacket will keep us warm all winter.
NECKLACE This necklace is the ultimate statement piece to pair with that little black dress.
TIBI WOOL-BLEND SWEATER JACKET, PRICE UPON REQUEST; MY-WARDROBE.COM
NOIR JEWELRY ‘BEADED KNOT’ NECKLACE, $187; SHOPBOP.COM
GUERLAIN d’or IMPERIAL SPRAY POWDER, $85; BLOOMINGDALES.COM
TWEED PURSE Laid-back yet ladylike, this tweed purse will take us from day to night.
METALLIC EYE LINER
J.CREW TWEED ‘COQUETTE’ HOBO, $258; JCREW.COM
Get party-worthy peepers with a metallic eye liner in silver or gold. BOBBI BROWN LIQUID EYELINER IN ‘GOLD’, $20; BELK.COM
PEEP TOE HEELS
Sultry in suede, these purple peep-toe heels will add an extra pop of color to any ensemble.
Printed with illustrations by designer Alber Elbaz, Lanvin’s notebook is both fashion-worthy and functional.
DOLCE VITA SUEDE ‘VALENCIA’ PUMPS, $159; BLOOMINGDALES.COM
LANVIN ILLUSTRATED DRESS NOTEBOOK, $40; AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE @ NET-A-PORTER.COM
All About Accessories THE MOST STUNNING AND STRIKING ACCESSORY FINDS OF THE SEASON
By Aly Mackenzie
WATCH Both functional and stylish, this statement-worthy watch is the perfect signature piece. MICHAEL KORS GOLD-PLATED AND LEATHER WATCH, $140; AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE @ NET-A-PORTER.COM
SCARF Go wild with animal prints this season and adorn yourself with a safari-style scarf.
EARRINGS These spike earrings will add some edge to any ensemble. BOP BIJOUX GOLD-PLATED ‘SPIKE’ EARRINGS WITH SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS, $78; SHOPBOP.COM
WEDGES The new way to do nude is with a pair of patent leather wedges. MARC BY MARC JACOBS PATENT LEATHER WEDGES, $330; AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE @ NET-A-PORTER.COM
DIANE VON FURSENBERG VOILE ‘GRACEY’ SCARF, $160; AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE @ NET-A-PORTER.COM
BAG This evening bag is sparkly, yet subdued in a rich chocolate brown. TOPSHOP CHAINMAIL BAG, $80; TOPSHOP.COM
TIBI SEQUINED DRESS, $100 TO RENT; RENTTHERUNWAY.COM
Trend Alert: Sequins SHIMMER AND SHINE IN THIS SEASON’S SEQUIN TREND. THIS SUPER SPARKLY LOOK IS FULL OF GLITZ AND GLAMOUR. By Samantha Brody BCBGMAXAZRIA REVERSIBLE SEQUIN ENVELOPE CLUTCH, $128; NORDSTROM.COM
FOREVER 21 SEQUIN HOOP EARRINGS, $5.80; FOREVER21.COM
J.CREW SEQUIN ‘HAREM’ PANT, $650; JCREW.COM
HAUTE HIPPIE SILK DRESS, $695; AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE @ NET-A-PORTER.COM
JEAN-MICHEL CAZABAT SEQUIN PLATFORM ‘ZILLA’ PUMPS, $395; BLOOMINGDALES.COM
HAUTE HIPPIE SILK-CHIFFON MINI SKIRT, $395; AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE @ NET-A-PORTER.COM
Student With Style By Stephanie Kelly
rowing up close to New York City left Jackie Sinnett with no shortage of fashion inspiration. And now that she is in Chapel Hill, she is even more motivated to maintain her unique style, even when heading off to class at 8 a.m. With a love for shoes and skinnys, Sinnett tries to channel Kim Kardashian’s edgy vibe.
GET HER LOOK! KS: How has growing up so close to New York City helped to develop your sense of style? JS: I think I’m more willing to experiment with things. You see so many different styles and so many different things. I can’t really afford some of the stores in the city, but seeing a variety of different things helps you to learn to play with your own style. KS: Who has been your inspiration? JS: I love Kim Kardashian’s style. I love the blazers and the dresses that she wears, the tight-fitting dresses and her heels – the Christian Louboutin ones. I like her style because she’s curvy like me, so pieces that she would wear work for me also. KS: How do you stay fashion-forward on a college campus? JS: I follow a lot of celebrity tips online. And as much as I don’t want to get dressed up for my early classes, it makes me feel better to put clothes on. Just knowing that my style is different than a lot of others on campus makes me want to get dressed every morning and buy pieces that are funkier than I normally would’ve gotten. Feeling put together keeps me motivated awake. KS: Since you love shoes, what is the winter shoe style you’re excited about getting to wear? JS: Boots. I love boots. I actually just got a new pair. They’re a little higher than the knee, black leather and kind of military style. They can roll down or roll up. I also have these brown ones that are low, and I have a pair of high suede ones that go up to my thighs. KS: What are you going to incorporate into your wardrobe this winter on campus, day-to-day? JS: I always wear skinny jeans. They’re my signature piece. I’ve been wearing them for so long I feel weird wearing any other type of jean. If I get dressed up I’ll wear a darker pair of skinny jeans with heels or my blazer. And if I feel like dressing down, I’ll still wear skinny jeans and a pair of Keds or a cute t-shirt and maybe I’ll even throw the blazer on over that. PHOTO BY KELLY BOLICK
FOREVER 21 CHAIN TASSEL EARRINGS, $4.80; FOREVER21.COM
TOPSHOP CROPPED JACKET; $135.00; TOPSHOP.COM UNIQUE KNIT ‘WOLF’ SCARF, $90; TOPSHOP.COM
TOPSHOP BEADED TEE, $70; TOPSHOP.COM
TOPSHOP COTTON-AND-ELASTENE ‘BIKER’ PANTS, $80; TOPSHOP.COM MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS OVER-THE-KNEE ‘GREENWICH’ BOOTS, $350; BLOOMINGDALES.COM
Fast Fixes for Winter Weather Woes
By MaryAnn Barone
WINTER-PROOF YOUR BODY FROM HEAD TO TOE WITH OUR TOP PICKS FOR HEALTHY HAIR, SILKY SKIN AND NOURISHED NAILS
ype up your hydration this season and stop the cycle of dry hair, skin, nails and lips. Harsh winter air, cold temps and icy winds can all take a toll on your body, but we’ve got you covered with the products you need now for maximum moisture.
: PROBLEM chapped lips
: PROBLEM scaly skin
A Waxy Lip Protectant
A Body Butter
Thicker body butters provide more moisture to chapped winter skin than your everyday lotion. Look for ones with ingredients such as aloe, vitamin E and shea butter for the most soothing dry skin protection.
A Creamy Lip Balm
Heat this skinsaver in the microwave for a few seconds to help it soak into skin.
THE BODY SHOP ALOE BODY BUTTER, 6.8 fl. oz., $20; THE BODY SHOP STORES AND THEBODYSHOP-USA.COM
: PROBLEM damaged hair INSTEAD OF... Deep Conditioner
Why? A creamier version of your favorite tube of lip balm is even more soothing in winter. Apply it on lips before going outside to help protect them against windburn.
KIEHL’S LIP BALM SPF 15, .50 fl. oz., $9.50; NORDSTROM STORES AND NORDSTROM.COM.
: PROBLEM brittle nails
INSTEAD OF... Topcoat
An Overnight Treatment
The intensive ingredients in an overnight treatment can work their magic for hours while you sleep. Rinse your hair in the morning with cold water for healthy, shiny strands.
WE LIKE: JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ EASE CRÈME SERUM OVERNIGHT REPAIR FORMULA, 1.69 fl. oz., $8.99; DRUGSTORE.COM
A Moisturizing Nail Treatment Winter doesn’t just dry out your skin — your nails suffer, too. Putting on a protective sealant can help keep them healthy and strong all winter long.
WE LIKE: PERFECT FORMULA DAILY MOISTURE, .50 fl. oz., $29; PERFECTFORMULAS.COM OR QVC.COM
Mani Maintenance THE BEST POTIONS AND PRODUCTS FOR CHIP-FREE NAILS By Rachel Allen
verything gets a little darker in the winter. Night falls earlier, leaves lose their green and summer’s sun-kissed tresses fade. Fashion, too, follows suit – chocolate browns and royal purples inevitably replace peppy pastels, especially when it comes to nails. Dark manicures, compulsory between October and January for the past five seasons, look unfailingly cool, but they are, unfortunately, a burden to maintain. While a few chips are forgivable with lighter-colored polishes, dark manicures look unkempt at the first sign of flaking. Determined to keep my nails looking neat this winter, I set out to discover the secrets of long-lasting manicures. I began my investigation with the service that seemed most promising—Creative Nail Design’s highly touted new Shellac manicure, which, online reports rave, goes chip-free for two weeks. Le Paris Spa and Salon in Durham, where I had my nails Shellac-ed in a deep burgundy called Fedora, is one of the few salons near Chapel Hill that offers the new technique, which, as the CND website brags, “combines the ease of polish with the permanence of gels.” The Shellac process is easy and, for the most part, not too different from other manicures I’ve had. The difference and the key to Shellac’s durability is a UV3 light that cures the base, color and top coats to the nail. Two weeks after my Shellac manicure, my nails have grown out a bit, but they remain completely free of chips.
WANT A SALON MANICURE BUT DON’T WANT TO SHELL OUT THE CASH? A DIY CHIP-PROOF MANICURE IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3.
CHINA GLAZE NAIL POLISH IN ‘MISTLETOE KISSES,’ $5.99; EBAY.COM
For those unwilling to splurge for a salon manicure (especially Shellac, which can cost up to $70 – mine cost only $35), at-home polish jobs offer an affordable alternative. The key to chipproofing your manicure, as my Le Paris manicurist Julie and other online beauty experts reiterate, is preparation. Polish can’t adhere properly to dirty nails so always clean them with nail polish remover before application. In addition, a base coat and a top coat are essential. The former provides polish something to cling to, and the latter helps seal in color. Polish choice also plays a role in your manicure’s longevity. Fast-drying nail polishes can’t be expected to set quickly and look immaculate for extended wears—the same chemicals that hasten the drying process also thin the polish, making it chip more easily. Thick polish is also more likely to flake, so watch your brush strokes and check the polish’s expiration date—old polish is clump-prone. Of course, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for where nail polish is concerned. Beauty experts, my manicurist included, agree that pricier options by OPI, China Glaze and Chanel maximize manicure durability because they are thin enough to spread easily. All are also “3 Free,” which means they avoid using DBP, formaldehyde and toluene, which can make polish last longer but are also potentially toxic to human health and the environment. Armed with this insider information, my nails—and yours—will certainly survive this winter in style.
CLEANSE SEPHORA BY OPI NAIL COLOUR REMOVER,$9; SEPHORA.COM
BOLD QUALITY SHADE SEPHORA BY OPI BASE COAT, $9; SEPHORA.COM
OPI NAIL LACQUER IN ‘SIGNIFICANT OTHER COLOR’; VISIT OPI.COM FOR STORE LOCATIONS
Her Way to
MURVAL KARL WOOL CROCHET BAG, $49.99; LUGGAGE.COM
JUICY COUTURE LACE PRINTED HALF GLOVES, $75; SHOPBOP.COM
TOPSHOP RIBBED KNEE HIGH SOCKS, $20; TOPSHOP.COM
CORSO COMO ‘DELICIOUS’ PUMPS, $129; BLOOMINGDALES.COM
TOPSHOP FAUX FUR LINED COAT, $290; SIMILAR STYLES AVAILABLE AT TOPSHOP.COM
Dolce & Gabbana
TOPSHOP RUFFLE CHIFFON SKIRT, $80; TOPSHOP.COM
TOPSHOP FAUX LEATHER BAG, $55; TOPSHOP.COM
Diane von Furstenberg
TOPSHOP SHAWL COLLAR TUX JACKET, $110; TOPSHOP.COM
STEVE MADDEN ‘RUSSHH’ PUMPS, $89.95; NORDSTROM.COM
STEAL RUNWAY STYLES AND SCORE THE DESIGNER LOOK FOR LESS.
TOPSHOP SILK MILITARY POCKET SHIRT, $90; TOPSHOP.COM
FOREVER 21 WOOL FEDORA HAT, $14.80; FOREVER21.COM
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG WOOL-BLEND CARDIGAN, $300; AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE @ NET-A-PORTER.COM TOPSHOP ‘PONTI’ MINI SKIRT, $50; TOPSHOP.COM
FOREVER 21 OVER-THEKNEE SUEDETTE BOOTS, $35.80; FOREVER21.COM
RARE ‘STRUCTURED BODYCON’ DRESS, $58; TOPSHOP.COM
TOPSHOP FAUX LEATHER TOTE, $70; TOPSHOP.COM
FOREVER 21 RUCHED DOUBLE BUCKLE BELT, $7.80; FOREVER21.COM
JUICY COUTURE EMBELLISHED BERET, $65; BLOOMINGDALES.COM
SAM EDELMAN ‘JEWEL’ PEEP-TOE PUMPS, $99.95; NORDSTROM.COM
TOPSHOP ‘120 DENIER’ OPAQUE TIGHTS, $16; TOPSHOP.COM
VELVET FAUX-FUR COAT, $214; UNIQUITIES. HALSTON HERITAGE DRESS, $395; UNIQUITIES. RING, $38; UNIQUITIES. DIA HEELS, $32; FAB’RIK.
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After-hours fashion calls for some serious drama with looks that are as fancy as they are fabulous. Dare to dress up and we guarantee youâ€™ll be the life of the party. MODEL: MADDIE MATUSICH. HAIR AND MAKE-UP: YVETTE CANNAS
Photographed by Alexandra Brawley
THIS PAGE: SHOSHANNA TOP, $265, TRINA TURK SKIRT, $196, BRACELET, $75, AND BUTTER SHOES, $473; MONKEE’S OPPOSITE PAGE: SACHIN AND BABI DRESS, $418, AND NECKLACE, $220; FLEUR BOUTIQUE
THIS PAGE: TIBI ‘BOND GIRL’ DRESS, $376; SCOUT & MOLLY’S. NECKLACE, $65; MONKEE’S OPPOSITE PAGE: FAB’RIK BY FAB’RIK VEST, $52, PANTS, $46, GLAM TOP, $56, AND LADDIE PUMPS, $42; FAB’RIK. RING, $30; HADLEY EMERSON. SANTI CLUTCH, $205; FLEUR BOUTIQUE
Lanvin Hearts H&M By Grace Joyal
or its latest designer collaboration, H&M worked with Lanvin, the French fashion house, to bring luxury wear to H&M shoppers. On Nov. 23, the line will go on sale in H&M stores worldwide. The collection, Lanvin Hearts H&M, was designed by Lanvin’s artistic director, Alber Elbaz, and menswear director Lucas Ossendrijver. Lanvin was created in 1889 by Jeanne Lavin. Elbaz joined the team in 2001 and helped establish Lanvin with its signature looks, using ribbons, bows, pearls and raw edges. The H&M women’s collection echoes Lanvin’s trademarks with soft ruffles draped elegantly on some of the dresses or puffed, asymmetric sleeves on others. A number of the looks are drawn from the house’s ready-to-wear goods. For instance, an off-theshoulder dark purple dress closely resembles one of Lanvin’s creations sold at Barney’s at top price. When thinking of Lanvin Hearts H&M, picture a short, fitted dress made out of abstract rose printed fabric, with ruffles around the bust. Then add black gloves with bows on the wrists, inky-black full-frame sunglasses and an embellished pearl necklace. Prices are higher than ordinary H&M clothing, but the splurge for designer digs is well worth it! Dresses range from $149 to $249, while coats are priced from $149 to $349. All women’s shoes are $99. If the clothing is too expensive for your budget, snag one of the accessories—a necklace, purse, pair of sunglasses or gloves—which are all under $99.
DRESS, $249 PUMPS, $99
T-SHIRT, $39.95 PURSE, $49.95
PHOTOS COURTESY OF H&M
ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE AT SELECT H&M STORES
Erin Fetherston & Juicy Couture
DOUBLE TASSEL NECKLACE, $98
THE TWO TEAM UP TO CREATE THE JUICY COUTURE GLAMOUR GIRLS COLLECTION. By Jacqueline Scott
irly, whimsical, frilly and dainty are all words synonymous with designer Erin Fetherston. With her girlish charm and eye-grazing platinum bangs, she is as much a character as her bow-accented pieces. So when news broke this past spring that Juicy Couture tapped Fetherston as a guest designer and creative consultant, the fashion world was left puzzled. How would Fetherston’s aesthetic revive Juicy Couture, known for its velour tracksuits and rhinestone details and as the female equivalent of Ed Hardy? Drawing on her own design expertise and basing the 11-piece collection off a twist of old Hollywood glamour and her modern L.A. lifestyle, she created the Juicy Couture Glamour Girls collection, turning out dresses, jackets and separates that didn’t shy from Juicy’s claimto-fame material, velour.
VELVET BOW HEADBAND, $55
“You can treat [velour] the right way so it has a luxe look,” she shared in an interview with Teen Vogue. “My vision is to take things out of the box of just sportswear or leisurewear.
VELVET STUDDED SHOULDER DRAWCORD BAG, $188
Fetherston’s ethereal (who know that word could be used when referring to Juicy Couture?!) revamp couldn’t have come at a better time. Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor founded Juicy Couture in 1994. The founders ditched Juicy back in January, prompting holding company Liz Claiborne Inc. to appoint a new designer. The collection includes rich jewel-toned satins, velours and velvets, with pieces ranging from $216 to $688. An assortment of bags, shoes and headbands accompany the pieces. Fetherston keeps with the Juicy rhinestone touch, but she makes looks fresh and not at all gaudy. Finally, a designer realizes that a girl must be two things: stylish AND comfortable. To shop the now available collection, visit juicycouture.com.
DAMSEL GLITTER HEEL, $275
PHOTOS COURTESY OF JUICY COUTURE
ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE AT JUICYCOUTURE.COM
Scrounging for Scrub DIY BEAUTY RECIPES YOU CAN WHIP UP FROM HOME By Jessica Cruel
THE SUMMER BREEZE SCRUB 1 cup sea salt ½ cup coconut oil 1 Tablespoon of honey ¼ cup lemon juice
aby it’s cold outside and that means your skin is probably a little rough around the edges. Kaleidoscope offers two scrub options for this cold season. Every scrub needs two parts. The first being the exfoliant and the second being the moisturizer. Some natural scrubbers include coarse sugar, sea salt, or coffee grounds. This will create the base of your scrub. Next, you will need to add an oil to moisturize the new skin exposed after the dead skin is sloughed away. You can choose between coconut and olive oils to create the perfect holiday scrub that will last and last. Other possible mix-ins include honey and lemon juice, which add shine to your skin. Also adding essential oil can give you the spa-like experience of aromatherapy.
TIPS & TRICKS
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Use a scrub before shaving to bring out all the little hairs that your razor might miss. If you prefer using a depilatory cream, like Veet, use the scrub after to remove all the extra little hairs. Store your scrub near the tub but not in the shower. You don’t want water to get in and ruin it. Also consider gifting the scrub to your friends by wrapping it in a cute jar with ribbon.
You should use your scrub once a week on wet or dry skin. If you choose to do the scrub wet, do it after you wash. The oil will stay on your skin keeping you moisturized long after your shower is done.
WAKE ME UP SCRUB I cup coffee grounds ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup coconut oil 1 Tablespoon of honey 5 drops peppermint essential oil
How to Stay Stylish in Winter Weather
WINTER-WORTHY FASHIONS THAT ARE AS CUTE AS THEY ARE COZY By Missy Fournier
or Southern Belles, Chapel Hill can seem like the North Pole when it snows. W hen you come from a town where scarves are for style not warmth and rain boots are the only weather-friendly shoes that exist, snow is a shocking experience. So Kaleidoscope has issued a warning to stock-up on these items to survive the cold, but don’t forget the hot cocoa. Let’s start with the coat. A down coat is the best option. It will keep your clothes dry and warm. But if you’ve only got a rain coat or a thinner winter coat, you can make that work, too. Wear a raincoat over your coat to prevent the melting snow from making you damp. If your coat isn’t quite winter enough, use layers. When you’re running around trying to win a snowball fight, the last thing you want are damp, cold feet. So for those stocking up on winter clothes, try some authentic snow boots. You want ones that are water-resistant with tracks on the bottom to avoid slippage. If you want to save a little cash, use your rain boots. They may not be the warmest, but they will keep your feet dry.
Put on an extra pair of socks and you’re good to go. To avoid slips, strap on YakTrax to the bottom of your snow or rain boots. Accessories are a year-round plus, but during snow season they can help you stay warm and toasty. When it’s snowing avoid silky scarves and go for chunky knit ones. Why? Because the thicker material will keep you warmer and can be used to cover cold ears and noses. Also choose knit hats and beanies over crocheted berets, any holes will allow heat to escape your body and when it’s freezing outside, no one wants that. During the next Chapel Hill snow, whether you pull out official snowgear or craft your own snow appropriate outfit, you’ll look cute, stay warm and enjoy the winter white wonderland.
MARC BY MARC JACOBS QUILTED DOWN JACKET, $450; AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE @ NET-A-PORTER.COM
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG ‘CARLISLE’ HAT, $180; DVF.COM
BURBERRY CHECKED JERSEY SCARF, $450; AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE @ NET-A-PORTER.COM
HUNTER ‘ANDORA’ BOOTS WITH REMOVABLE BELT, $175; BLOOMINGDALES.COM
VEST REBECCA TAYLOR QUILTED VEST, $395; REBECCATAYLOR.COM
Take-off in Fashion HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO
By Jacqueline Scott
herever the holidays take you this winter, you’ll have to pack your favorite essentials. With this packing guide, save time – and space. Packing should be the least of your worries during the holidays.
SOCK IT Make use of every last crevice of your bag or suitcase. Slip fragile items like perfume bottles and jewelry in socks, neatly tucked into shoes. Then position your shoes with the bottoms against the sides of the suitcase.
LIST IT, LAY IT Surviving the 3 fl. oz. rule is do-able, as long as you think ahead. Don’t wait until you’re in the airport to get travel-sized items. Airports tend to jack up the prices - plus why add more stress to catching your flight? Prevent messes by bagging liquids and keeping them together to avoid aimlessly digging around.
ROLL, NOT FOLD To minimize wrinkles and to maximize space, roll clothing. You can even stack a few pieces of clothing and roll them together. If necessary, tie the rolled bundle with a piece of scrap ribbon. Doug Dyment, the “go-light guru” and author of onebag.com, proves it’s possible to use just one bag for all needs.
BAG TO BASICS If you tend to stuff clothes in a bag with minimal order, then a duffel is for you. Soft-sided luggage (made from high-tech fabrics) is preferred over the hard-shelled variety (fiberglass, metal, etc.). Not only are hard bags more rigid, not allowing room for flexibility, but they are also heavier and do not cope well with the rigors of extended travel.
ORGANIZE IT While making a packing list avoids forgetfulness, lay out all of your items and get rid of half of them instead. Even though you’d love to pack a few LBD back-ups, let’s face it - you won’t need them! Susan Foster, author of “Smack Packing for Today’s Traveler,” suggests packing clothes of one color palette. This will make you pack less AND enforce your creativity when it comes to styling outfits.
FUR FAUX PAS
SPOTTED IN STORES, ON THE RUNWAY, AND ON THE RED CARPET, ANIMAL-FRIENDLY FASHION IS THE NEW WAY TO WEAR FUR. By Meghan DeMaria
INCE CHILDHOOD, we’ve been taught to care for the Earth and protect our environment and its creatures. Perhaps the most memorable of these lessons is in the novel and Disney film, “101 Dalmatians.” Cruella De Vil, the story’s villain, is referred to as an “inhuman beast” because she wants to make a coat using fur of puppies. But the fact is the fur of even endangered animals has been used in the fashion industry for decades.
However in recent years many designers and retailers have taken criticism for the harm and insensitivity they have shown animals. Previously, the fashion world regarded imitation fur and leather as cheaply made or designer knockoffs. But now when resources are limited, the environmental conservation movement has gained ground, affecting the clothing industry as well. Imitation fur, leather and other animal skins have become prevalent not only in stores like Forever 21 and Topshop but are also used by some of the most influential designers of our time, including Chanel and Marc Jacobs. The designers at Chanel are outstanding proponents of the faux fur movement. Their “fantasy fur” dominates the Fall/Winter 2010 and Spring/Summer 2011 runway shows, and it dispels the notion that “faux” can be used interchangeably with “cheap.” To show that sustainability and fashion do not have to be mutually exclusive, the Fall/Winter 2010 show was centered on a lion theme.
Chanel’s show portrayed lions, and by extension, other animals, not as resources to be disposed of, but as creatures to be cared for. The lion was chosen because of Coco Chanel’s fascination with the animal, which was also symbolic of her astrological sign, Leo. Lions are commonly seen as symbols of courage but also of dignity and justice which are ideals Coco Chanel strove to represent. Chanel’s concept of fantasy fur invites the fashion industry to imagine a world in which human aesthetic desires to reconcile itself with a care for the Earth.
MODEL: PAYTON KENDSERSKY PHOTOGRAPHED BY KELLY BOLICK FAB’RIK FOR FAB’RIK FAUX-FUR VEST, $88, AND SHIRT, $48; FAB’RIK
Other designers have shown interest in protecting the Earth’s assets as well. Marc by Marc Jacobs has produced a variety of animalfriendly faux fur accessories that are stylish and more affordable than Chanel’s fantasy fur offerings. The line features faux fur scarves and handbags that are versatile. Marc by Marc Jacobs has also created a unique imitation series in its new imitation ostrichskin line of bags. The bags are made from faux leather PVC and are completely vegan. This new collection offers wallets, medium and full-sized bags, and it is available in a variety of colors.
ASOS FAUX FUR CLUTCH, $37.93; ASOS.COM
REBECCA TAYLOR FAUX FUR VEST, $395; REBECCATAYLOR.COM
DELIA’S FAUX LEATHER ‘ADDISON’ MOTO JACKET, $69.50; DELIAS.COM
TOPSHOP FAUX FUR STOLE, $50; TOPSHOP.COM
SAM EDELMAN FAUX FUR ‘SHALIN’ BOOTS, $200; SHOPBOP.COM
OMPANIES LIKE JUICY COUTURE have joined the Earth-conscious trend by creating new lines entirely. The Bird by Juicy Couture collection features animalappearance clothes. But they are not actually made from animals, and they are environmentally friendly! The line touts faux fur jackets in neutral colors to complement many different looks.
Designers like Kova & T have also found new ways to protect animals by using PVC material in items like latex leggings, which give the appearance of leather when they actually consist of synthetic material. Despite the fact that leather is commonly regarded as a less-controversial use of animal skins, a growing number of consumers and designers have begun to take a serious interest in the use of leather substitutes. With faux leather no longer restricted to lower-quality retailers, designers are expanding their consumer base to include the environmentally conscious. Similarly, Topshop offers a great selection of imitation leather shorts and pants for those who want to look edgy without harming the environment. In addition, if you’re looking to take a walk on the wild side, their store and site have a number of faux animal hats (some with ears!) and jackets, so you can get trendy, animal-style clothes without emptying your bank account. And if you’re looking for a more traditional fur coat, Topshop has some great options there, too. Of course, if you’re looking for imitation furs and animal skins, lower-priced retailers, such as Forever 21 and Delia’s, have consistently provided a selection of attractive and affordable animal-free apparel and accessories. Pair an affordable pair of faux fur booties or imitation leather pants with a higher-end faux fur jacket for a sustainable and chic look!
Give a Little
THE BEST CHARITABLE CHOICES FOR GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING By Katy Charles
e’ve all heard that it’s better to give than to receive. So why not give twice? Each of these 10 gift ideas also supports a good cause, whether it’s providing shoes or school uniforms to a child in need or creating job opportunities for women in developing nations.
Consider buying this pendant for your best friend with a keen eye for fashion. Gold and chic, this necklace can add a subtly beautiful detail to lots of outfits. All profits from this pendant go to the Tory Burch Foundation, which seeks to provide American women and their families with economic opportunities.
TOMS ‘GILDED HERRINGBONE’ SHOES, $54; TOMS.COM
TORY BURCH TORY BURCH FOUNDATION PENDANT, $125.00; TORYBURCH.COM
METALLIC TOMS Check out the new styles as well as the holiday collection. Buy a pair for your friend who is obsessed or for your friend who always talks about buying some but never does. Wedge or flat. Glitter or classic. Patterned or solid. There’s a style for everyone. Check out this gilded herringbone pair for only $54. As always, for every pair you buy, TOMS donates a pair of new shoes to a child in need. FIGS WOOL ‘DUGGARD’ BOWTIE, $65; WEARFIGS.COM
4. GOOD KARMAL CANDIES, $25 FOR 10-PIECE GIFT BOX; GOODKARMAL.COM
BOWTIE These ties and bowties by FIGS are perfect for your boyfriend, dad or grandfather. From Italian silk to British wool, this array of neckwear will add a little something to that oxford shirt and blazer. With every purchase, FIGS gives a child a uniform so he or she can attend school.
CARAMEL CANDIES Give your friend with a sweet tooth some of these natural caramel candies by Good Karmal, available in flavors like espresso and pomegranate! The hand-woven gift box and fortunes that are wrapped with each candy make this present that much sweeter. Plus, it’s eco-friendly! Good Karmal donates a portion of all sales to environmental charities and strives to use only environmentally friendly packaging.
5. SUNDARI ‘MADURA’ CANDLE, $37; ABCHOME.COM
OATMEAL SOAP This organic, hand-made soap by skinnyskinny is natural and beautiful. Made from exfoliating oatmeal and softening cocoa butter, this mild soap is a great gift for your mother or for your health-conscious friend. All of the products sold by Pure Habitat come from revolutionary companies that are accomplishing amazing things, like providing fair wages to artisans in the developing world, saving children from slavery and creating toxin-free products. Visit pure-habitat.com and enter code Kaleidoscope2010 to save 20 percent off of any skinnyskinny soap.
Light this elegant candle from ABC Home & Planet and fill the air with the scent of sugarcane, nectarine and lime. These candles by Sundari, which means “a beautiful woman” in Sanskrit, will burn for 45 hours and come in a variety of scents. You really can’t go wrong with giving a candle, and these would be great for your suitemates or housemates. Plus, ABC Home & Planet seeks to sell cause-related products that decrease our environmental footprint.
PATTERNED SCARF PISCO HAND-KNITTED SCARF, $260; APEACETREATY.COM
ABC HOME & PLANET 14-K GOLD, SILVER, AND AQUAMARINE RING, PRICE UPON REUEST; ABCHOME.COM
Each season, A Peace Treaty employs local artisans to re-define an everyday accessory. This season: the scarf. We loved the bold colors and geometric pattern of this hand-knitted scarf. Crafted from a blend of alpaca and silk, it would be the perfect gift to spice up any of your friend’s wintertime wardrobes. The fibers used in these limited edition scarves come from the Andes Mountains and employ local artisans there.
CHIC SKIRT The holidays are a time for giving, but sometimes you still need to treat yourself. This one-of-a-kind red and black skirt by Hemma would look fabulous at that upcoming holiday cocktail or dinner party. All of the pieces by this designer are woven by hand on wooden looms and are 100 percent eco-friendly. Whether you give this to yourself or to your chic sis, five percent of the profit will go to La Yahoushua Junior Secondary School in Accra, Ghana. HEMMA ‘EMPIRE’ SKIRT, $250; THEHEMMACOLLECTION.COM
SKINNYSKINNY ORGANIC SOAP, $9; PURE-HABITAT.COM
NEST HANDMADE ‘LOURDES’ JOURNALS, $10 FOR ONE; BUILDANEST.COM
COCKTAIL RING This one-of-a-kind aquamarine ring, also from ABC Home & Planet, is set in a thin rim of 14 karat gold atop a sterling silver band. Made with age-old European techniques, this ring is sure to inspire timeless elegance. In addition to seeking to minimize our negative effects on the environment, ABC Home & Planet aspires to maximize social justice. Through the ABC Home & Planet Foundation, anyone can make a donation to the visionary organizations carefully selected by the Foundation, like Africa AIDS Response, Global Fund for Women and Rainforest Action Network.
GUATEMALAN JOURNALS These colorful journals from Nest would be great for taking notes in class or just doodling. Nest, a nonprofit organization, helps female artists and artisans from around the globe by providing them with microfinance loans and a place to sell their crafts. Many of the women empowered by Nest are able to support their families with the profits they earn. What’s more, these women get to preserve their community’s artistic traditions through the creation of these crafts! The Lourdes Journals come in a variety of colors and patterns and are made by Guatemalan loan recipients.