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Two Emory Students’ Experiences In Paris and Sydney


Streetstyle Fashion Trend and the College Students Who Love It!


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Style Editor RaphaĂŤlle King-Houis

Editor in Chief Min Jung Jamie Kwak

Stylists Connie Fan, Rachel Simoff, Alison Chetkof, Emily McCutcheon Makeup Stephanie Llanes Feature Editor Lila Habermann Copy Editor Elizabeth Scott Writers Malika Begum, Victoria Del-Rio, Byeol Han, Jessica Labib, Emily Rosenburg

Photo Director Jiye Lee

Art Director Michael Simon

Photorgraphers Sara Tasini, Tess Liegeois

Layout Staff Jasmine Cohen

Web Editor Katie Kuo

Marketing Director Jacqueline Choi

Bloggers Danielle A-Smith, Lindsey Cohen, Rana El-Nahas, Johnny Pham, Irene Makapugay

Marketing Staff Haemin Shim, Jiyoung Lim

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Editor’s Note

Welcome to the second official issue of Bubble Magazine! This is my first time writing an Editor’s Note for Bubble since becoming Bubble’s second ever Editor-in-Chief. My experience as Editor was quite different from my time as the Feature Editor last year. Needless to say, I’ve enjoyed both as Bubble begins to expand and become well-known on campus. This issue is not only special to me, but also holds special meaning to everyone involved with the magazine. Bubble Magazine was finally chartered this semester under Emory Media, and we are very excited to see our hard work being recognized. The process for the publishing always begins with brainstorming sessions for articles and photo-shoots in the upcoming issue. After the ideas were solidified, we started the writing process and the scheduling for photo-shoots. As an observer, I was thoroughly impressed with everyone’s enthusiasm for his or her work at Bubble. The stylists contacted clothes boutiques to borrow outfits for our models. Writers deliberated to find subjects that would interest our readers the most, and the photographers would take hundreds of shots just to find the right angle. Of course, there are sections whose dedicated to this issue that cannot directly be seen; our layout team worked hard to put all the pieces together and this magazine couldn’t have been printed without our marketing team. Our blog members also play a crucial role in promoting fashion at Emory. For our Fall 2011 issue, we decided to focus more on Emory and on campus fashion. Our photo-shoots took place around various parts of Emory campus and we also incorporated students’ testimonies of Emory study abroad experiences. This is depicted in our careful observation of the fashion sense and style at Emory, life at Emory articles and also a special dedication to the SGA council members. I would like to include a special thank you to the boutiques that were so eager to help us with accessories and clothes during our photo-shoots. I would also like to thank the people who volunteered to write articles for us about their study abroad experience. And of course, last but not least, I would like to thank all contributors: editors, writers, stylists, photographers, bloggers, marketing staff, layout staff and everyone else who put in the effort to create this magazine. To our readers, I hope you enjoy this issue and appreciate the hard work and effort that all of us have put in! I encourage all of you to visit us online as well on our blog ( until our next issue comes out. Min Jung Jamie Kwak



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Men of Success and How they Dress


oing to a top twenty school, it’s no surprise that we are surrounded by successful, motivated, intelligent, and well-dressed people everywhere we look. But who said we couldn’t have all these in one person? Or in this case three! Adam McCall, Brian Fuller, and Ian McCall are three of the most successful men at Emory and only recently did I realize that not only were they intelligent, but their sense of fashion is equally up to par. I think it is safe to say that without these important men, Emory would not be the same. Adam McCall is Emory Student Government Association (SGA) Executive President. Not only does he oversee a staff of more than fifty legislators and executives but he directs more than one hundred clubs and provides funds for all of them. The responsibilities of being an SGA President go beyond having meetings with President Wagner every week, he tells us. And with his busy schedule, he still finds time to be a part of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, proving his ability to juggle school and have time for fun. When I asked Adam to participate in this project, I realized that he wasn’t only a perfectionist during SGA meetings, but he carried that same attitude to this photo shoot. After the long photo shoot, I had the privilege to sit down with Adam and ask him about his style


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and fashion sense. He told me that the most important thing for him is to be comfortable. When I asked him how he chose what he wore for the day, he responded by saying “It really depends on what I’m doing that day. Like, if I know I’m going to have meetings, I will pick out something nice but on days where I have to rush from class to class, sweats and sandals work for me.” Surprisingly, Adam tells us that he really likes the casual look, though a good suit and tie is always in fashion. When I asked the President about a fashion tip he would give to the

Ian McCall Emory community, he said “Men, don’t button both of the buttons on your jacket. It’s just not right.” When style meets intellect, SGA Vice president Brian Fuller is the outcome. He works hand-in

hand with Adam and the entire Executive Board to assure everything at Emory runs smoothly. When I asked Brian to be a part of this fashion shoot, his excitement was evident. The former child JC Penny model was not only enthusiastic about the project, but was eager to help facilitate in any way possible. Brian is one of the most involved students on campus; his confidence and outgoing personality got him the position of a Resident Assistant, he is pledging to the APO service fraternity, and he is one of the main men of SGA. Brian is often described as the “perfect” student; he embodies the spirit of Emory in everything he does and has a heart of gold. His nature is to help everyone and treat everyone the same and that is evident from his warm smile and loving personality. We can only expect that he also has the style sense of a true leader. I asked Brian about his favorite stores and brands, and he quickly said his favorite stores were Express and Guess. Then, I asked Brian to define his style in two words; he said “I think contemporary and classy would be the best words to describe my style.” I can honestly say that I have never

Brian Fuller seen Brian dress like a “bum”; he’s always very well put together. Next, when I asked Brian how he chooses his outfit for the day he told me that it always depends on how he feels when he wakes up. Sometimes he prefers the comfortable look, other days he goes to class completely dressed up. Brian is real life proof that you need to dress for success. I agreed completely when Brian said that “the way you present yourself effects your self confidence and you have to have confidence to be successful.” Ian McCall is the the edgy, animated, and handsome head of communications for SGA. He is the go-to man when you need fliers for advertisements, publicity, and marketing. Ian manages to always find time for fashion. He is a senior here at Emory College and he is fully devoted to his duties at SGA. He just initiated the release of the Emory Bubble where students can find everything related to entertainment here at Emory. He is always working with different SGA events and attending legislative meetings, these things always keep him on his toes. Always with

an agenda, it is almost impossible to meet Ian without an appointment; order rules his life and we can definitely see that in the fashion he sports. During Ian’s interview, we sat at the SGA office in Eagle’s Landing and he was wearing a blazer with jeans and a navy blue shirt. This, he says, is underdressed for him. Ian says he likes to “dress to impress”, quite the lady’s man, Ian is always looking for new styles and new ladies. When I asked him to describe his style to me, he

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responded by saying, “My sense of style… I would say is more modern, street style, and edgy. I like to try new looks and wear whatever works.” His take on the classic jeans and blazer look definitely proved his edgy and stylish look. I asked Ian if he liked to accessorize his look, answering in the affirmative, he told me “I love hats, sunglasses, ties are a great accessory. And you can never go wrong with shoes.” There you have it straight from a true style icon; boys, accessories are not just for girls anymore. ■ Malika Begum BUBBLE Fall 2011


Paris Je t'Aime Recently, American fashion trends have been exploding with bold prints and colors, creating a look that’s anything but understated. To achieve this look, your typical “hipster” spends days thinking about the perfect combination of random pieces they found in Little 5 Points, Forever 21, or an art and music festival in East Atlanta, creating the perfect balance of urban eclecticism. Being an american student in Paris, the first thing I noticed was that the fashion here was nothing like that. Paris fashion is effortless. Defined by neutrals and accented by bursts of color in jewelry, scarves, and lipstick, the French aren’t flashy, and don’t need to be. Neutral makeup and flawless hair complete the quintessential Parisian look. Simple touches to everyday outfits give French women the understated chic that they’re so famous for -- cuffed skinny jeans, leather jackets, nautical stripes, and tailored blazers can be seen strolling down any boulevard. With beautifully dressed people everywhere I look, even the hipster in me cant help but fall in love with Parisian fashion. ■ Jessica Labib


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As I packed my bags in preparation for my semester abroad in Sydney, Australia, I found myself stuck in an impossible packing frenzy. It was nearly 4am, and I couldn’t narrow my selections down into just two suitcases. In a delirious state, I decided to scope out one of my all time favorite websites to find some inspiration. I typed “Australia” into the search bar of TheSartorialist. com. Unfortunately, the impeccable style, gorgeous lighting, and look of ultimate confidence that radiated from the results of my search only succeeded in making me even more frustrated with the task at hand. But I couldn’t let this silly moment of procrastination slow me down. I remembered that Scott Schuman simply had a skill for always bumping into the best-dressed people. I surrendered to my instincts for the remainder of my packing, and about an hour later, I was done! When I arrived in Sydney, I began exploring the streets. I was immediately shocked out of my jetlag by the abundance of style that surrounded me. When classes started, no one showed up in sweats, leggings or loungewear. I discovered that everyday Australians left their homes in perfectly articulated outfits. The “no worries” beach vibe, integral to Aussie culture, enables the people there to be fearless with their fashion. The most common looks on the city streets and on campus are a mix of flowy printed skirts, dresses, or wide-leg pants, some sort of knitted neutral top, at least one eye-catching accessory, and funky

Fashion Down Under shoes to add an edge. Interestingly, I discovered that Dr. Marten’s were the staple shoe for most women here. In Atlanta you’ll basically only find people wearing Dr. Martens in Little Five, where the people are known to be edgy and fearless, but in Sydney it wouldn’t be surprising to see a young girl rocking a short strand of pearls with metallic Dr. Martens. Down under, mixing and matching is the name of the fashion game, and every one is playing. Re-crafting and integrating vintage pieces into daily outfits is also quite common. The Aussie people work to live (they do not live to work), so laidback events are constantly occurring all over the city. Every weekend there are different markets or festivals filled with delicious ethnic food, drinks, random knick-knacks, leather goods, and best of all, racks and racks of vintage clothes and jewelry. These regular events are always bumping with life. As you walk through the stalls hunting for some unknown treasure, you can always count on some unique vintage piece to catch your eye. These little gems yearn to be reinvented and cause uncontrollable sparks of creativity, making it easy to see why and how they make their way back into someone’s closet.

I may have been intimidated in the midst of my packing process, but the ease of Australian style made it very easy for me to acclimate. The best part of Aussie style is how the country’s youth mentality transcends into the general public’s mentality. It instills a wonderful sense of comfort and innovation, which in turn causes Australians to be bold and playful with their style choices. ■ Victoria Del-Rio

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meet our new advisor: leslie taylor As college students, it seems that we are constantly looking for inspiration, searching for something that will inspire us to write an A+ paper, discover our dream career, or simply to get out of bed for our 8:30 class. Inspiration is all around us, yet for some it seems hard to come by (especially those 8:30ers). Bubble’s new advisor is not one of those people. Leslie Taylor seems to be able to find inspiration everywhere she goes, whether it’s from a gifted book of photos or a trip to the library. Professor Taylor is the chair of Emory’s Theater and Dance Department, a Resident Set and Costume Designer for Theater Emory, a Professor of Set and Costume Design, and Director of the Center for Creativity & Arts. She has designed costumes for dozens of shows at Emory and Georgia Shakespeare, displaying her talents across many stages and productions. When it comes to the world of set and costume design, her


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creativity is palpable and curiosity undeniable. I had a chance to sit down with Bubble’s new faculty advisor and discuss the art of costume design, how she gets inspired, and what costume design has to do with the world of high fashion. What she had to share will hopfully help you discover a little more inspiration in your own day to day. How did you first get interested in costume design? “Oh boy. When I was in 9th grade, I showed up at the first meeting of the theater club and ended up being the box office manager. That summer, a friend of mine who was working with a semi-professional theater in town told me that they needed help sewing. She knew I could sew, so she dragged me to the first meeting. There, the young woman who was supposed to be designing the costumes said, “It’s supposed to be togas, and I don’t know what a toga is!” They were preparing for the play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. My mother is a librarian, so I knew how to research. I went to the library and came back to the

next meeting with armloads of books about how you actually fold the real Greek toga. I discovered that I really loved doing the historical research and figuring out what things should look like. After that meeting, I was taking home the white togas and tie dying them in my basement and making all these crazy colors. I just discovered that I loved doing all of that.” When you’re designing costumes for a show, where do you look for inspiration? “That’s a really good question, and it really varies. Inspiration certainly comes from the script. Every time you read a script something different speaks to you. For example, for Shakespeare’s The Tempest, I think I’ve designed it three or four times, and every time I’m a different person then when I read it last. “Particularly for costume design, you’re not doing it in a vacuum. That’s one of the things that makes it very different from fashion design, it’s a very collaborative process. You’re

When you’re creating costumes for a production, what do you hope they contribute to the show? “I believe that costumes are something that helps the actors embody their characters, help undergird what they’re doing and help communicate to the audience who they are. The costume makes the character more complex. It’s really about working

with the actors to create the character. As a costume designer, you’re creating the moving sculpture on stage. You have to think about how it looks on set and the kind of stage picture you’re creating. Recently there seems to be a lot of bridging between the world of high fashion and that of costume design. I’m thinking Rodarte’s designs for the movie Black Swan or Banana Republic’s Mad Men inspired collection. What do you have to say about this crossing over between high fashion and costume? “ I think there’s always been a fair amount of crossover. Fashion designers have certainly been designing for stage for some time. In terms of how it affects the general culture, I think there is definitely a long history of

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what people wear in movies influencing what people then begin to emulate in the real world. I think that crossover is natural. Some designers can do it, certainly for Black Swan Rodarte did an extraordinary job, really breathtaking, but it was not like you were just watching a fashion show. What the costumes were became clothing for those characters.” What is your favorite part of being in the world of theater design? “I think my favorite part of it is the conceptualization of what the world of the play is going to be and how the characters then fit into that world and evolve. My second favorite part of it would have to be actually being in the costume shop, being in fittings or buying the fabric, the actual hands on part of it.” ■ Lila Habermann

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working with a director who may have their own ideas and interests in the script. I often find that I start by reading the script and having a conversation with the director, and then looking at images. How I choose which images to look at is often serendipitous.

: e l y t S t e e Str A College Fashion Trend Online street style photography is a trend in the fashion industry, designed to draw the reader’s attention with its casual yet striking appeal. The most casual photographer of all in this genre is none other than The New York Times photographer, Bill Cunningham. It was he who first ignited the demand for street fashion forty years ago with his pictorial coverage of well-dressed New Yorkers. Cunningham still writes his column “On the Street”, capturing his images while

riding through Times Square on his iconic blue bicycle. “On the Street” attracts various readers, especially college students, who want to see more aspects of fashion than the stock photos taken from runway shows. Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, once remarked, “We all get dressed for Bill”. Her statement instantly grants knighthood to any fashion


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photographer. His casual style of photojournalism has inspired countless number of blogs dedicated to street style in major cities around the world. This trend has even spread to colleges, from national websites like College Fashionista, to a campuswide blog like Emory’s Bubble Magazine blog. Katie Kuo, the web editor of Bubble Magazine’s blog, has followed popular fashion blogs for the past four years. She says that the

appealing for a lot of people our age, whether they’re in college or starting to work for a living,” Kuo says. As for street style blogs, they also provide a certain appeal to college students. “Blogs are so easy to read and to start. I think that students at Emory or any other college are getting more and more web-oriented. That, in itself, is a trend. Also, blogs are all free, while Vogue costs four dollars for a monthly issue,” according to Kuo.

first street style photographers, like Scott Schuman, already had connections to the fashion industry when they began their blogs. Recently, other bloggers like Jessica Quirk, from What I Wore, have less connection to designers and editors, but a much more intimate connection to their everyday readers. “The blogger-to-reader connection in a personal blog is

The ease with which one can read or start a blog inspires even the least established fashion lovers to gain fame with the help of sites like Blogspot and Tumblr. However, blogging has drawbacks and difficulties. Kuo thinks that maintaining and updating are the most stressful parts of a successful blog. “It all depends on what kind of look the blogger wants to portray. Each [blog] has a certain

look. Some focus more on thrift store finds, while others just shop at J. Crew. Whatever style they choose, bloggers have to maintain their blog several times a week to keep their readers.” The necessity of writing and photographing an abundance of creative topics is difficult because most Internet bloggers are hardly fashion industry insiders. They lack the personal connections that established editors, writers, and photographers have access to through magazines or design houses. These insiders have also criticized the inexperienced fashion bloggers who believe a click of the mouse is enough to catapult them into a fashion career. Last year, during a speech at New York’s Pratt Institute, Wintour’s praise for

industry, Wintour gives a realistic, yet less-supported view of the Internet phenomenon’s longevity in a world dominated by brand names and expertise. There is a good reason why the community of designers and editors among the world’s major cities is so close-knit; these figures feed off of each other’s lifetime collections of experience, thought, and artistic growth. The inspiration Anna Wintour puts into the most famous American fashion magazine has, and always will stem, from published fashion photographers like Annie Leibovitz or Irving Penn. Such interaction is not nearly as important among more rapidly successful bloggers like Bryan Boy, whose blog granted him a

influential during the past century. She admits that even with hundreds of blogs at your fingertips, “You’re always going to go back to Vogue. Magazines are permanent… something you can flip through years later, but blogs are temporary. You can’t do that with them.” Although blogs provide an an almost limitless account of different views on style, they lack the longevity that magazines have acquired over the years. Most bloggers rely on personality to attain loyal readers, but their appeal may phase out as they grow older and their personal style changes. Kuo remarks that “all bloggers are fashionable, but they’re only in their twenties. If their lives

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Cunningham gave way to a passive criticism of the even more casual street style blogs. She remarked that “ [at] Vogue we have access and the understanding of fashion that, forgive me, but maybe some bloggers and some of the newcomers to this world have a little bit less experience of, but as I said, the more the merrier. We embrace it.” From her own experience in the

front row seat at Fashion Week, in addition to a design collaboration with Marc Jacobs. Despite his rise to fame, Bryan Boy realizes that his longevity in the fashion world is limited. He admits,“I don’t think I’m going to be in the front row the rest of my life. It could go away at any second.” Even Kuo agrees that the short lifespan of a web article is unavoidable in a field where the printed page in The New York Times and has proven the most

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change too much, they could lose readers and get cycled out.” Even if the bloggers themselves appear and disappear over the years, the college student glued to a laptop will likely stay a loyal follower of street style blogs as a whole. Without a doubt, blogs are the future of fast, realistic fashion coverage. But even so, that copy of Vogue waiting in the mailbox at home will never disappoint. ■ Emily Rosenburg BUBBLE Fall 2011


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On Anna All Saints mixed metal tunic braided metal necklace from thrift store Finders Keepers Whiting and Davis metallic clutch Finders Keepers Dolce Vita gold lace-up heals

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models: Natasha Martin, Anna Perlmutter and Leahna Purcell photographers: Sara Tasini and Jiye Lee style assistants: Alison Chetkof, Connie Fan, Emily McCutcheon and Rachel Simoff

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