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Erin Davis


Our lovely cover girl is Erin Davis, a senior at North Georgia College & State University majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. In her spare time, Erin mentors a young girl at the elementary school in Dahlonega, Ga, Erin’s hometown. Other passions include helping others, children, horses, surprises, traditions, photography and the outdoors. Erin takes pride in living life to the fullest and enjoying every moment. Her radiant personality shines through in her photos, making her perfect for the cover of the winter 20102011 issue of Little Red Book.

STEPHEN HAMMOND How cute is he? Our cover boy is Stephen Hammond. He is originally from Dahlonega, Georgia and was a competitive cheerleader for the Georgia All-Stars throughout high school. He attended North Carolina State University where he majored in biological sciences. After graduating in May, he decided to take some time off before applying to Emory’s Anesthesiology Assistant Program. (His interview is coming up! Wish him luck!)


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EDITORS-IN-CHIEF rachel harrington katelyn schiavone

MANAGING EDITOR sarah wormser


FASHION EDITOR landon ford


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Preheat oven to 3750 . Divide biscuits into thirds. Line a mini muffin tin with 1/3 of the biscuit. Mix first 6 ingredients and spoon into biscuit cups. Bake 10-12 minutes.

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Recently, I’ve been completely dazzled by Geographer, a trio hailing from San Francisco. Their latest EP, Animal Shapes, dropped in August and is nothing short of extraordinary. In this album, the innovative group seamlessly melds orchestral strings with pop synthesizers and soaring vocals. Geographer would be categorized under the electro-pop umbrella, but they manage to sound like something you have never heard before. Recently voted one of three “Undiscovered Bands You Need to Hear Now” by SPIN magazine, Geographer is on the brink of becoming one of the most exciting newcomers in indie music.

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In today’s ever-evolving world of fashion, change is inevitable. By the time you have finally accustomed yourself with the latest trends and incorporated them into your own wardrobe, they are old news and you are left donning attire that screams, “so last week.” To put it simply, few things last. And yet, despite the transience that is fashion, there stands one look that seems to never grow old: the classic and iconic red lip.

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Red lipstick is a sophisticated fashion staple that is tried and true, but never once mistaken for boring. This bold look is not for the meek and mild at heart. It exudes confidence and commands attention. The clean and crisp addition of a red lip to your dress instantly distinguishes you from a crowd of trend-following look-alikes without creating an effect that is outlandish and over the top. As a recent convert to the school of believers in the power of a strong, statement-making lipstick, I have experienced the satisfaction and empowerment that comes from this wardrobe embellishment firsthand. Wearing a red lip has helped me cultivate my own personal style and has given me assurance in knowing that the ensemble I wear is distinctly mine. Isn’t the certainty of one’s own style identity a key aspiration of fashion itself? If engendering a spirit of confidence is a goal of the fashion world, then a fearless red lip is certainly a means to an end. Enhancing the allure to wear such delectable shades of scarlet, crimson or ruby is the sheer versatility of red lipstick. The many hues of red can hold transformative powers for everyone, no matter what your desired look may be. A red lip can add a hint of edge to more banal attire, unleashing a newfound, rocker-chic persona waiting to be discovered. If your tastes are more

refined, red lipstick adds an undeniable old-Hollywood glamour and poise to any ensemble. Red can enliven an outfit in a season characterized by darker colors and heavier materials. Above all, red lipstick can be that one seemingly trivial accessory to add spunk to your everyday wardrobe and lift your spirits. The key to flaunting a stellar red lip is to match your skin tone with one of the many hues of red. Red is not simply “red,” and there are some shades of lipstick that complement certain skin tones better than others. For example, if your skin has a green or olive undertone, then a more brown-based red, like Clinique High Impact Lip Color in Sassy Spice or NARS Lipstick in Basque, will look best with your complexion. For those who have a yellow undertone, an orange-red like JK Jemma Kidd Classic Couture Lip Color in Iconic or NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave will flatter your skin the most. If you have a cooler complexion with blue or pink undertones, stick with blue, pink or berry shades of red, like those in Lancôme Color Design in Red Haute and NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Vesuvio. Although not every hue of red matches every skin tone, an absolutely true red seems to have a universal effect of classic Hollywood elegance on all. Think Snow White with pure red colors like Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in True Red and M.A.C.’s Russian Red. Whether your complexion is fair or dark, there exists a red lipstick to help you take your personal sense of style to a whole new level.


CONSERVATIVE Conservative is no longer just a political statement; it’s a fashion statement that is growing in numbers. From runways in New York to our shops in downtown Athens, conservative clothing styles are a must-have this season.

“Button up your collars, tuck in your shirts, and grab a belt because these classic pieces have cycled their way back into the fashion world.” Buy a skirt that goes below the knee, or invest in some knee socks, and don’t forget your pearls. And when the weather begins to get frightful, try a blazer or a camel coat to achieve that simple and classic look.

Gentlemen, this goes for you, too! Adding a bow tie and suspenders to your already crisp look will be the touch of conservative that your outfit needs. A fun and must-have accessory is a pocket watch; it will be just the right amount of 50s flair!

Understated but sophisticated is the way to go this fall and winter season. Neutrals filled the runways at Fashion Week this year. Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Alexander Wang all had models in earthy colors. You don’t have to go to New York to get these fashions; stores like Flirt and Entourage are all supporting the conservative look right here in Athens. Andrea Briscoe

Hackett Bow Tie| All outfits below can be found at Flirt Fashions 153 E Clayton Street in Downtown Athens.

Wearing a bold, bright shade of red lipstick could be the key to unlocking your individual style. The result is well worth the risk, and you may find yourself never looking back.

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OLD is again new

everything College students, much like trained lions at the circus, constantly work at jumping through fiery hoops of endless requirements to get to their desired degree. Whether this hoop is a PE class (encouraging lifelong healthy habits), biology (the basis of human life), or a multicultural class (training open minds and erasing prejudice), teachers always feel their subject is essential to education. For history, this excuse has always been “because history repeats itself.” As a history major, I completely support this, but as a self-declared fashionista, I can also see the implications in the fashion world. Trends are constantly resurfacing, creeping out of our grandmother’s closets or vintage stores and into our own wardrobes to be updated and worn with pride. Fashion, like cooking, is less about inventing new ingredients and more about finding new ways to put them together. Thus, there are certain items that appear time and time again, donned by models strutting down the runway as if they bear the newest thing since sliced bread. These items are essential to your wardrobe, are great items to invest in, and are easy to modernize. Read on to learn how this season’s runway trends got their start and the best way to wear them. LRB 022

Although some trends like belly-button-baring crop tops or shoulder pads (eek!) should really stay in the past, trends like oxford shoes, men-inspired clothing or animal prints are bound to turn up in the fashion world. Each time these trends resurface, designers put a modern spin on them by mixing contemporary pieces with old favorites. So next time you are stranded in the library working on a paper, give yourself a break by pulling up Google and researching fashion trends of past generations. Try mixing these trends with current items for a look that is oh-so-irresistible.



Originally the bad girl trend of the fifties depicted in classic films like Grease, leather has been revamped in the last few years and continues to grace the runways. Sandy sported her all-leather outfit, off-theshoulder top, and striking red heels. Although you can still pair a classic black leather jacket with motorcycle boots, the trend has since been updated. This season, match an edgy leather with an innocent floral dress in a modern cut for the perfect date outfit. Silk Chiffon Bustier Dress| Suede Biker Jacket|LOT78|

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Sported by such fashion icons as Jackie Kennedy, this trend is back on the runways again. It resurfaced by inspiration partly from the popular drama Mad Men, which follows the trials of an advertising agency working in the 1950s. The trend for fall 2010 includes mixing prints, adding thighhigh socks, and rocking a pair of oxfords. Pleated Twill Pencil Skirt $97| J.Crew Perforated-Leather Oxfords $275|



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For generations, girls have watched Audrey Hepburn, the classic queen of glamour, prancing around the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s with her kitten heels. Until this past fashion season, most contemporary women regarded this as a trend for their grandmothers, favoring sky-high heels instead; however, these easy-to-love heels are popping up again. When wearing the kitten heel, try pairing with modern pieces like sequins to ease out of the nursing home vibe. Your feet are sure to thank you for this revival! Rhinestone Ankle-Strap Kitten Heels|$55|

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It’s no secret that vintage style is in. The trend’s surge in popularity could be attributed to the personal satisfaction of knowing you have an original piece, the money you can save buying pre-worn, the age-old fact that history repeats, or, more likely, a combination of all of the above. The unique and eclectic styles of Athenians make the Classic City the perfect home for vintage and pre-worn boutiques. Community, the newest vintage shop in downtown Athens, officially

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opened its doors to the public on September 10, 2010. Located in the space directly above Espresso Royale on the corner of East Broad and Jackson Streets, the interior of Community has one of the most unique design aesthetics in terms of both architecture and presentation of items for sale.

vintage All of the apparel in Community is “vintage or contemporary pre-worn or revamped,” Sanni Baumgaertner, owner of Community, said. In addition,

Community sells a variety of locally made goods, including jewelry by Laurel Wells and Tasha Hussey, pillows by Emily Newdow, and t-shirts and artwork by Nina Barnes, wife of Kevin Barnes of the indie rock band Of Montreal. Bags made of recycled leather from Rookie Rags in Tucker, Ga., are also featured in the store. Aside from the locally made items, Baumgaertner handselects all of her finds, mostly from yard sales and flea markets by driving a two hour radius around Athens. “I have my secret spots that I go,” she said. Another handful of unique items come all the way from Italy and Baumgaertner’s home country of Germany. Community’s house brand, entitled Community Service, debuted in the store after the Athens Fashion event that was held on October 23, 2010. The fashion extravaganza served as the introduction of the line and was made up of clothes from Community as well as other vintage stores downtown. After selling vintage clothing at various shops in the area for several years, Baumgaertner decided to open Community to allow her own concepts of a store to become reality. “I wanted to see my own vision in my own environment,” she said. What sets Community apart from other vintage stores is the option of in-house alterations and revamps done by Karen Freed. Freed tends and mends any flaws a vintage item may have before the piece is offered for sale on the floor and revises pieces for the house label.

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“Community Service has makes changes to the garments,” Baumgaertner said. The overall feel of the store also sets Community apart. “It’s vintage but with a boutique setup. I want to mix vintage and contemporary pre-worn, making everything more fashion forward,” Baumgaertner said. Her overall goal for the store is to support local artists and crafters and reuse. “Not only do I like the aspect of affordability of pre-worn clothing, but also the sustainability,” she said. In the near future, Baumgaertner hopes Community becomes “a meeting place for people who are into fashion or want to design and make their own clothes.” She plans to offer sewing, dressmaking and alteration classes at the store soon. A distinctive shopping experience, Community’s dedication to quality truly defines what’s old is new again. Katelyn E. Schiavone Photography by Sophia DannerOkotie


119 Jackson St. Athens, GA 30601 Monday-Saturday noon-7 p.m. Sunday noon-5 p.m. Communityathens


Animal prints are a fashion classic that have made their way back in style for Pre-Fall/Fall 2010. The term “cat walk” was redefined this season as designers unleashed exotic leopard, cheetah, zebra, snakeskin and tiger stripes in their collections. Designers updated this savvy style with their use of vibrant and juxtaposed color combinations, textures and accessories. Not sure you can pull it off? Of course you can! Animal prints are a great addition of sass to your fall wardrobes. A great, easy way to add animal print into your fall wardrobe is through your accessories. A classic, snakeskin belt, cheetah printed pumps, or, if you are really funky, a fabulous leopard printed coat can be paired with your fall ready-to-wear. This creates a classic, yet stylish, look. For those more daring fasionistas, you can find bold, colorful, animal prints in leggings, cardigans, baggy sweaters, skirts and dresses this fall. An outfit styled head-to-toe in multiple animal prints can turn this fashion must into a fashion bust. So, when piecing your ensemble together, combine your animal prints with basics for an overall stylish look! Of course, in our wildest dreams we’d all love to strut the streets in Dolce and Gabbana’s print dress as if we were on the streets of the Upper East Side in New York City. Although that is not always possible, it is possible to find runway look-alikes at affordable prices. In today’s economy, especially as fabulous, yet broke, college students, we find ourselves searching for great looks at low prices. Search no longer. Retailers such as H&M, Forever 21, and even Target are all carrying collections with great animal prints for this season. Fashionistas can easily pull together a completely styled outfit, for less than $100.

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Female students and working women everywhere face the same dilemma each morning as they decide which shoes to wear: Which is more important, style or comfort? Some choose style, only to find their feet blistered and sore at the end of a long day. Others find themselves wearing the same pair of not-so-trendy slippers day after day to avoid the consequences of the former option. But isn’t there a better answer? Women should be able to look fabulous in their shoes without forfeiting comfort, and they can. Big names such as Guess, Steve Madden, Jessica Simpson and Marc Jacobs are bringing ankle boots to the forefront this fall. Also known as booties, ankle boots are a practical shoe for both fashion and comfort. Several booties have little or no heel, making them the ultimate shoe for any activity that a busy day may entail. Popular styles catching the attention of fashion lovers include menswear, oxford, lace up and suede. For a

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cheaper version of the designer booties, try Forever 21; they have a wide variety of ankle boots that range from $25 to $30. For those girls that cannot fathom the idea of giving up their collection of heels, there may still be hope. Dr. Scholl’s For Her has designed a shoe insert made specifically for those five-inch stilettos. The gel arch alleviates the pressure that would normally be applied to the ball of the foot. Another approach would be to wear platforms or wedges. Both are a must-have this fall, and they are a more comfortable version of regular heels. “I’m not big on high heels, but I definitely will wear a wedge,” Emily Srygley, a retail associate at Heery’s in Athens said. “My personal favorite is

Sam Edelman’s suede wedge boot with cheetah print for around $225.” An ingenious brand that has conquered the idea of comfortable style is Cole Haan. Owned by Nike, Cole Haan’s flats incorporate Nike Air Technology, which was designed for walking, making flats the shoe of choice for many girls. Cole Haan flats and oxfords can be found at Heery’s Clothes Closet, right here in Athens. You cannot go wrong with Cole Haan shoes in general, since the Nike Air Technology makes walking anywhere more comfortable. Cole Haan is the epitome of comfortable fashion, which can be easily found if you know where to look. Holly Sweat

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Throw the age-old saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” out the window because frankly, the real world doesn’t work like that; it’s not fair, but it’s true. Your appearance is just as important as your personality and the words on your résumé. Like going into a blind date and basing the possibility of a future relationship on a single first attraction, think of walking into a job interview the same way; your future relationship with the company will be based on an initial impact. Within seconds of meeting someone, a first impression has already formed based solely on appearance. Job interviews are no different, and if you’re as fashion crazed as I am, the pain staking decision of what to wear to the interview is a major dilemma. But don’t worry, I’ve got good news. Business wear does NOT equal “boring wear” anymore. With only a few simple changes, you’ll be able to incorporate your fashion sense into your business wardrobe. Here are some helpful tips for the style conscious girls who want to look professional while still exuding confidence and style:

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Trends come and go, but your intent going into a job interview is to stay, so nix the latest trends. Dressing more on the conservative side is always a safe bet, but if you’re insistent on wearing a piece from the latest trend, mix it with something conservative. For example, try wearing a new boyfriend blazer over a fun camisole or a shrunken jacket in a cool fabric with a simple dress underneath. The key is to balance your outfit; be stylish, but always be sure to adhere to the business’ dress code.

2 | Minimize Your Accessories Never let your accessories distract from your personality. You want to make a lasting impression on your employer, but you don’t want that impression to be the jingling sound of the many necklaces you’ve layered. When going to a job interview, it is best to minimize your accessories as much as possible. Studs and a simple bracelet or necklace will usually suffice. LRB 028

3 | When in Doubt, Go for Neutrals Traditional work colors are black, navy, brown and grey. These colors are great for basics, like skirts, blazers and pants. You can always add a splash of color to accent them, but make sure it isn’t too bold. You want to make a good first impression, so if you ask yourself if a color is too loud, go for a neutral. The good news is that neutrals are big for fall, so they should be easy to find. No matter what, it’s always better to play it safe than to walk into an office looking like a mosaic.

4 | Being Showy is a No-ey Employers aren’t going to evaluate you more positively based on what designer labels you wear to an interview, so

5 | Please, No Peepshows with Peep Toes Open-toed shoes are not acceptable to wear to an interview. No matter what people say, employers do not want to look at your toes, especially if you haven’t had time to get a pedicure. To be on the safe side, invest in a pair of plain, comfortable, close-toed heels to use as your “go-to” interview shoe. If you want to add some style and flair to what could be a boring pair of shoes, try a simple, covered platformpump. These are very fashion forward, yet conservative and comfortable.

6 | If Your Dad Doesn’t Get it, Leave It

1 | Don’t Dress “Too” Trendy

LEAVE THEM AT HOME! Wearing showy designer labels can come off as snotty, so until you are guaranteed a job and know the office style better, it’s best to put the labels aside. Instead of that great looking Louis Vuitton carryall, try a less expensive, structured “designer label-less” option that will be able to fit all of your essentials.

How do I look, Dad?

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Dads are a great way to test if an outfit is interview appropriate. If most dads are like mine, they know nothing about the latest styles and trends, and they always want their daughter(s) to dress conservatively. Their fashion sense is composed of what they know from their work and the gym, so when in doubt, ask your dad. If his response to your outfit is, “You always look great, but take the bird off your shirt before you leave,” then it is more than likely that the brooch you thought was fashion savvy won’t translate well to a future employer.

7 | Better to Overdress than Underdress Use the rule of thumb that all girls should know: it’s always better to overdress than underdress. Spend time familiarizing yourself with the business before your interview to try to understand their office atmosphere. Until you actually have the job, it is better to dress a little nicer than you think is appropriate. A good way to make sure you are dressed nice enough is to inspect the fabric of your clothing. Quality fabrics ensure a good fit and a great appearance. Invest in a well-made blazer that will be wearable after your interview by throwing it over a tank and jeans.

showing the company what your résumé can’t, so don’t try and be something you’re not. Know who you are and what you want to express when you walk into that office. If you’re confident in your outfit, then you’ll be confident in your interview. Confidence is key! Allison Davis

8 | Add Outerwear As fall approaches and it gets cooler outside, a great way to incorporate fashionable clothes into your job interview attire is to throw on a great looking piece of outerwear. Add a wool cape or knee-length coat for just the right amount of style.

9 | Dress Job Specific Keep in mind the nature of the job you’re interviewing for. A job in an artistic field allows more room for flexibility when it comes to showing your personal style through clothing. A job in accounting or finance requires a more tailored and conservative approach. The basic guidelines are the same, but depending on the field of work, you can tweak the rules a little.

10 | Be Yourself!

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Above all, be yourself! Interviews are about

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A Time to Embrace

Winter Fashion

Chance of flurries? Winter? Class? No, thanks. As the air becomes crisper, the motivation to get up and go to class, let alone resemble anything other than the Michelin man, seems to vanish. It may surprise some people that not all of their fellow bulldawgs come from the land of pearls and y’alls, but before you stop reading my Yankee words consider the fact that I might have a little insight into mastering the cold weather limbo. Yes, I grew up in New Jersey. No, my name is not Snooki, JWoww or Sammi Sweetheart. Contrary to popular belief, the place I call home is not overrun by “guidos” in graphic tees and Juicy pants; most of us choose our style with a little more grace. Being right outside of New York City does have its perks, and we Jersey dwellers take full advantage of the fashion forces surrounding us, particularly in those cold weather months. When the temperature drops and we shake the mothballs out of our sweaters, a sense of comfort follows, bringing relief with the changing seasons. One of the easiest ways to survive the cold is by layering. There is nothing worse than bundling up for the walk to class, only to get there, begin sweating profusely, and not being able to remove your layers because the only LRB 030

thing underneath your parka is a flimsy tank top revealing your pale arms. This is where the art of layering comes in handy. No, layering does not mean throwing a sweatshirt over the shirt you slept in last night and running out the door. Instead, try layering a light tank under your favorite long-sleeved shirt, and top it off with a chunky sweater and a scarf. Depending on the temperature, finish the look off with a belted parka or overcoat. For those warmer days, vests can be a great piece to invest in. Spice it up and go for a faux-fur look. If you’re not looking to splurge, Old Navy has a great selection.

Everyone does it, but not all of us know how to raid well. It’s important to not get overzealous and know the delicate balance between taking advantage of your friend’s closet and abusing it. These tips will give you the know-how on what to look for, what to avoid, and even some ideas on closet-raiding gettogethers!

Another everyday go-to that I love for class is an oversized sweater paired with leggings and boots. Accessorize with scarves, belts or a personal favorite: earmuffs. Clogs and lace-up oxfords are in this season and make for a great addition to your wardrobe. Wear them with jeans and a structured jacket or a sweater dress and textured tights. Try not to lose your style with the summer days long gone. Cold weather gives you an opportunity to try new pieces in different colors. Even if your budget is tight, play around with what you already have by layering old shirts and sweaters in new combinations. Wintertime blues are no longer an excuse for looking frumpy; it’s time to embrace the cold. Live it, love it, and wear it. Carson Roberts

It’s 9 pm on a Saturday night, and you’ve exhausted everything in your wardrobe from your teal blouse to that retro mini-skirt you bought last spring. You know that your little black skirt will never let you down, but you want something fresh, something to give you that “I just went shopping” feeling. It’s too late to hit the boutiques, but you have the next best thing: your roomie’s closet!

Bravery with new styles is an admirable trait, but make sure you don’t stray too far from your comfort zone. Because let’s be honest, when you don’t feel comfortable, it’s hard to have fun, feel sexy, and rock the outfit like you would want to. When you ask a friend how something looks on you, be cautious. There is a time to not listen to your friend saying “Oh, that is CUTE!” We’ve all told a few white lies just to get a friend downtown a little faster. With these quick tips you’ll know how

to raid your roomie’s closet without asking yourself later, “Why did I wear this again?” Closet raiding can be fun, too! Make it a social event. Invite your close friends over to your place for a clothing exchange! You could cook dinner together and then exchange your items. Meet every week or so to return the items and exchange again. This is the perfect way to expand your wardrobe within budget and see more of your friends. How vogue! Emily Fernie

The first crucial point in roomie closet-raiding is size. The rule is simple: if it doesn’t fit, don’t wear it. Wearing something new is always fun, but when it comes to wearing a dress that’s so baggy it makes you look like a little girl playing dress up in Mommy’s closet, or shimmying on a skirt that’s two sizes too small and shuffling around the whole night, you’d be better off just wearing something of your own!

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HAS ARRIVED IN THE BIG CITY There was a time when the “country girl” had no place in the world of high fashion, but that is a thing of the past. “Country Cool” makes it mark on the runway this season on route for an urban takeover as the countryside’s earthy tones and natural beauty meet a hint of glamour.

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hippiechic Turning back the fashion clock Fashion hands have circled back in time and landed full force on the quintessential carefree and iconic style of the sixties. Designers are channeling their inner “flower power” to create a modern twist on “haute hippie,” by embracing vibrant tones, layered chiffon, and bohemian accessories.

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Simplekind There’s something beautiful about simplicity in the fashion world, when pieces are able to shine all on their own. Luxury and elegance pare to create an aura of sophistication, dubbing this season’s “Minimalist” trend as anything but boring!


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Why give away all your CASH WHEN YOU CAN A quick once-over of a thrift store could be enough to make a shopper stumble backwards and consider stepping back out of the automatic double doors that they just entered. Items are packed haphazardly into corners, aisles between clothing racks can’t be wider than a ruler’s length, and there is hardly any distinction between men’s and women’s sections. But thrift stores, consignment shops, and places like Goodwill (or even your mom’s closet, that storage room in the basement, and the often avoided, stuffy attic) are treasure troves of vintage clothing and accessories. Styles circulate constantly; the acid wash jeans that your aunt gave to Goodwill at the end of the 80s could end up being eerily similar to the pair you picked up yesterday at the mall. Don’t be intimidated by the amount of stuff nearly pouring out of the doors of thrift shops, and don’t be discouraged by the amount of stuff you pick up that you think is complete junk. After

all, some things haven’t quite made their way back around the style circle. Athens happens to be a great spot to start thrift-cessorizing yourself, whether you like to stick to downtown shopping or prefer branching out a little. Stop by Agora, Cillies, or Junkman’s while you’re wandering Clayton Street. Make sure you’ve got time to roam when you hit Agora; the shop may be tiny, but there is not an empty space to be found. Cillies is perfect for finding a cute dress, while Junkman’s yields a more diverse selection (including crazy costumes and life-size cutouts of Elvis). Outside of the downtown bubble, Goodwill and America’s Thrift Store usually have some great finds. The wall of purses at

America’s Thrift Store is enough to render a tote-lover speechless, and the constantly changing assortment of fashion steals at Goodwill allows for surprises every time you hit up the shop. Plato’s Closet has clothes organized by color and genre, which makes it a good spot for finding something specific (and you can also make bank selling them some of your old clothes). The great thing about thrift and vintage store shopping is individuality; it’s pretty unlikely that you’ll spot someone with the same studded belt you found buried behind the suede jacket rack at Agora. When you thriftcessorize, you create your own style; one man’s trash is another man’s new winter coat. Chelsea Harrington


With the upcoming holiday season comes the holiday parties. With each soiree comes the need for a myriad of chic outfits. The constant need for a new look comes at a high price, making the thought of buying yet another new dress or clutch make you feel as if you have overdosed on eggnog. Thankfully, Rent the Runway is here to save the day. Rent the Runway is the “Netflix of fashion;” one click that sends your favorite designer fashions from the warehouse to your doorstep for four to eight days at 10 percent of the retail price. (And if you’re a student, you will receive an additional 20 percent off your purchase!) Once the item has been worn, just send it right back. Truly a

fashionista’s dream: thousands of to-die-for fashions at your fingertips and yours with the single click of a button. For your next Christmas party, imagine yourself clad in Alice + Olivia, Brian Reyes, See by Chloé, or Tracey Reese, decked out in accessories by Kara Ross, Ted Rossi, Elizabeth Cole, and Roarke. And don’t worry about being overly cautious in your outfit; the $5 insurance fee covers all types of little mishaps ranging from lipstick to wine. What sets Rent the Runway above the rest is their dedication to their customers. RTR is not considered a fashion company, but rather a customer service company. Proving their

savvy, RTR sends two sizes of an item to their customers, eliminating the fear of not finding the right fit. Once the size has been determined, a “fit kit,” containing everything from fashion tape to deodorant remover, can be used to ensure a flawless look. So, staying true to the ideals of RTR, “love. wear. return.,” and RSVP with confidence in knowing you will always look your best. Sarah Wormser Gryphon Black Beaded Flippy|75 Shoshanna It’s My Birthday Dress|50 Robert Rodriguez Collection Golden Tank Dress|75 theory Sequin Spiral Stripe Dress Skirt|75 AV MaxBlack Glitzy Glam Earrings|$15 Flashy Fun Bangle Set|$15

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RIGHT TO COPYRIGHT Forever21. Zara. H&M. Our favorite fashion “steals” and many other more affordable brands may simply cease to exist after the new bill that was introduced into Congress this term. The Innovation Design and Piracy Prevention Act is legislation that many participants in the fashion world believe will do more harm than good. Its sole aim is to reduce the immediate copy of innovative garments and the reselling of fraudulent pieces at cheaper prices. When a fashion on the runway is given a vague “new and original” title, its claim to fame lasts three years under the presenting designer. The real question is: what exactly constitutes as an original design? Sure, we can change some lengths here and fits there, but what has never been done before? History repeats itself, and the same can be said for fashion. Right now, for example, we are experiencing the rebirth of the 50s woman in the forecasts. We see hems rise and fall, silhouettes grow and shrink, colors brighten and dull, but in the end it is simply a cycle of what the consumer has not seen for a while versus what she has seen for too long. Also, there is something to be said about the hierarchy of the fashion world. Super-brands and couture houses have the assets to keep their company prestigious and resources to argue their rights with top-of-theline legal representation. When LRB 050

they are challenging a small business or a breakout designer, there is no chance of competition between the two. Ultimately, this causes more harm than good. It wastes money in petty fighting and leaves a lot of boundaries unexplored and open for judicial discretion. Although this does not directly impact the merchandise in stores that do not carry higher name brands, it will likely cause a trickle down effect. The lack of specifics in the bill will leave many designers fighting over who owns what design and how similar a garment can be before they decide to take legal action. Before long, these stores will avoid the confrontation altogether, and our favorite bargain stores that change a few colors, fabrics, and cuts to get the look for less will slowly be whittled down and edged out of business. With the proposed bill in place, it will leave the consumer who does not wear all top, name brand clothing in the dust and our favorite shopping haunts will be forced out of business. Mary Whit Danielson


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pROJECT CONDOM Let’s face it: every Thursday night, we can’t help but make it home in time to watch fashion maven Heidi Klum introduce the new episode of “Project Runway.” Perhaps it’s the anxiety of wondering who will wow the judges that night or the curiosity of who will be torn to shreds by the savage honesty of the judges. No matter what it is, every aspect of the show’s creativity and prestige intrigues us.  On October 12, 2010, UGA followed the footsteps of this prominent show by taking its clever tactics to reach a different target market: the average college student. SHHUGA, the Sexual Health Helpers at UGA organized

the first official Project Condom Fashion Show in which student designers showcased their hand-made garments. Each piece was crafted out of non-lubricated, colorful condoms donated by One Condom Company.  By 6:00 p.m., Memorial Hall Ballroom had already begun filling up with eager viewers waiting to see the show. SHHUGA advisor, Katy Janousek welcomed the audience to the first season and explained their purpose of raising awareness of safer sex in the UGA community. Four judges would critique each designer based on their garment’s theme, design, stage presence, and quality of interview answers. As Far East Movement’s “Like a G6” blasted through the speakers, the models began strutting down the runway in an array of glossy, bright colors. Each group, known as a heat, consisted of five outfits with a different theme. One of the most eye-catching

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designs was a one-piece inspired by Beyoncé entitled, “If You Like It, Put a Condom on It” designed by Lauren Boothby. Her inspiration came from the famous “Single Ladies” song. Her piece sent a message that ladies should not depend solely on men for protection but should aim to carry it on their own. Among the designers of Heat B, was an exceptional design entitled “The Fit That Flatters.” It was a gorgeous green and cobalt evening gown that awed the audience with its elegance. Designer Joanna Schofill stated that the most difficult part of making this dress was custom-fitting it to the model. Additionally, it was not sewn onto a separate dress, but made entirely of approximately 800 condoms. In the last group of designs was an outstanding piece by Danielle Duncan. It was an ensemble made up of a black bandeau top with a flowing green skirt. What shocked the audience most was the impressive set of grey wings attached to the back of the top. The set was made from over 300 condoms. Danielle explained that her inspiration came from

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Victoria’s Secret Angels who tend to portray a heavenly but sexy look that many women admire. She tied in her message by stating that Victoria’s true secret for being sexy is being smart and using protection. As the show neared its end, the crowd cheered for their favorite design. Judges Dr. David Hayes, Ashely Wells, Betria Stinson, and Annie Chambers examined every detail of the looks and came to a conclusion with the help of the audience. The top three looks were selected and brought to the stage. Duncan’s Victoria’s Secret Angel landed third place while Boothby’s, “If You Like It, Put a Condom on It,” took second. The coveted first place award went to none other than Schofill’s lavish and intricately-made gown entitled “The Fit That Flatters.” Designer Joanna Schofill and model Whitney Knight were overwhelmed with happiness. Overall, SHHUGA’s Project Condom Fashion Show proved to be an educational fashion event which united the campus community for a good cause and proved that no matter what life you live, being smart will always be sexy.

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Laura Latham

Ever since I was a little girl flipping through the pages of my mother’s Vogue, I had dreamed of attending fashion week, or better yet, being a part of it. When I found out that I was going to have the opportunity to work backstage at the Tibi fashion show at the 2010 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week as a continuation of my summer internship, I was elated to say the least. The beginning of the day was a blur which began with waking up at 4 a.m. and ended with finally arriving in New York City. But things became a little clearer once I arrived at the Noho office. It was so nice to see everyone I had worked with during the summer, but I got right to work helping the sales team. The atmosphere wasn’t quite what I had expected; I had imagined excited chaos, but was met with what seemed to be the calm before the storm. Fashion Week was held at its new Lincoln Center location, and my arrival was just as I had imagined, big white tents and all. I was given a backstage pass and shown what my job would be. Iris Lieu, another Tibi intern from UGA, and I were in charge of the backstage sign in, which included special guests and press. When a scheduled press interviewer arrived I would radio the director of PR while Iris arranged for the interviewer to have an escort backstage. As showtime neared and we were cleaning up, Olivia Palermo came in! It was so exciting and she was gracious; she even remembered Iris from a previous encounter. We finsihed cleaning up our area and quickly made our way to the backstage area where many exciting sights awaited. Backstage I saw Bobby Brown applying the finishing touches on a model, and I saw a glimpse of the show I would soon see on the runway. I made my way to the standing area and secured a place where I knew my view would be amazing. Twenty-one years of anticipation and a summer of sneak peeks could have never prepared me for what I was about to see. The lights came on and the music started; the whole thing was surreal. The entire day leading up to this had been a blur, but this had my eyes wide open. It was a moment I knew I would never forget. It was a truly incredible experience to know that I played a part in contributing to the success and prestige of New York Fashion Week.

Paula Merida “If you like it, put a condom on it!” Designer|Lauren Boothby Model|Stephanie Dana


Behind the glitter and glamour, certain forces operating unseen are called upon by the ranks of fashion royalty – designers, models, and celebrities – to maintain the lofty and fantastical image of the world of high fashion. There is often limited recognition in the precarious jobs of these behind-the-scenes experts. However, they provide that visionary spark so necessary to highlighting a designer’s wares, transforming a runway show into something otherworldly, and landing the new It girl in the tabloid’s “Best Dressed” section.

Take Fabien Barron, art director and one such expert. The average fashion-phile may not know his name but will surely recognize his hefty clientele list. You’ve come across his work, albeit unknowingly, if you have ever scrutinized Madonna’s fashion choices, read Harper’s Bazaar, or admired clothes from Calvin Klein, Burberry, or other luxury brands. Barron is the brains behind many iconic names, although he is not nearly as well-known as his clients. For Calvin Klein, Barron commercialized the brand’s effortless cool and showcased it through hard-hitting campaigns. He headed the most successful fragrance launch in the world for cK One and popularized the “boxers-showing” trend that had cool-hunters scrambling for underwear from Calvin’s. For Burberry, he completely revamped the failing brand’s image and catapulted it to hot commodity status worldwide. With both Calvin Klein and Burberry, Barron kept his hands off the actual merchandise creation. He had a knack for dissecting the vision of a brand and uncovering its greatest appeal. His role as behind-the-scenes

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agent was to communicate these appeals through advertisement, graphics, and packaging. The label for an article of clothing can say a lot about its brand. An image-maker like Barron must help designers express why their vision is special in the instant it takes for a buyer to look at a hangtag. Similarly, Patrick Li was named by designer Jason Wu (whose gowns are favored by Michelle Obama) as the fashion industry’s best secret. Li, a protégé of Barron, also designs labels, shopping bags, and other objects d’art for brands like Rodarte and 3.1 Philip Lim. Last season, the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte drew inspiration from earthworks, California condors, and wildfire. It was down to Li to distill the sisters’ dizzying array of ideas to a single element that captured the entire feel of the collection: burnt sand, which he affixed to the show’s runway invitations. Subtle but significant detail placement like Li’s helps designers get noticed. In an interview with The New York Times, Li said that everything designers produce under their name or logo should convey the spirit of their vision. For behindthe-scenes experts, it is their duty to help make such expression possible through a variety of mediums. Many others of fashion’s most discreet experts aid Barron and Li on their missions. Behind-the-scenes experts can span a variety of occupations, though their underlying duty as image-maker remains the same. For example, Chanel’s directors this season helped make Karl Lagerfeld’s winter wonderland a reality by transporting real icebergs from northern Sweden onto the set of the brand’s

fall/winter 2010 debut. There, models paraded down the Grand Palais runway, sporting stippled black eye shadow and teased hair, a look imagined by creative director Peter Philips, to complement the collection’s abundance of (fake) fur coats and boots. The set and beauty design, not just the clothes, came together to form the Chanel look and fantasy. From New York to Paris to Milan, makeup artists like Philips and Pat McGrath are painting up dreamlike visages, while hairstylists like Didier Malige and Eugene Soleiman are braiding and curling to the whims of designers every season. These beauty directors and their colleagues, art directors, and image-makers of all kinds remain in relative obscurity compared to the designers or celebrities they work for. But these experts can shift with alacrity the vision of a collection every season, just like Barron and Li can make or break a brand with the flash of a label. Without such dedicated professionals willing to toil and dream up big things behind the scenes, many popular names would be nowhere near as celebrated or as coveted as they are today. Whether it involves reinventing logos as classic as Louis Vuitton’s monogram or whipping up looks for the subversively-cool styles of rebellious new designers, behind-the-scenes experts have as much influence in the shaping of a fashion persona’s image as the namesakes themselves. So, though they rule in the shadows, the hidden cards of fashion will continue to assert their commanding presence over style, expression, and imagination. Katie Keng

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