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The Auburn Plainsman thursday, march 6, 2014

Spring Fashion

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Inside the fashion issue



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A quick note from the managing editor

It’s time to transition to spring style The official start of spring is Thursday, March 20, but the state of Alabama rarely follows regular seasonal weather patterns. We are all too familiar with a pleasant 70-degree week followed immediately by the threat of an ice storm. But since we are on the brink of spring, it might finally, thankfully, be time to ready our wardrobes for warmer weather. So, while it’s technically winter for another few weeks, it’s time to pack away tights, coats, chunky scarves, sweaters and boots to save for next fall.

Airy fabrics, bright colors and loose layers will be the keys in your wardrobe to transition from winter to spring. When putting together this issue, I wanted to give readers something they couldn’t get anywhere else. That means you won’t find news from the runway, but instead fashion as it pertains to Auburn University and its students. Style coverage is often geared toward women, but we didn’t want to leave the guys out. Becky Sheehan tapped some of Auburn’s most stylish men, including one who interned at Alexander Wang in New York City, to give to tips on how to dress your best. Also on the topic of interning in NYC, Amber Franklin talked to three Auburn ap-

parel design students who are or will be interning the big city at designers Oscar de la Renta, Nicole Miller and Theory. Online shopping and e-commerce have become a huge business over the last decade. It’s changed the way we shop. Anna Claire Conrad examines how local stores have kept up with online shops by amping up social media presence. To showcase a few ways to transition your wardrobe into spring weather, we teamed up with downtown boutique Behind the Glass and headed to the Overall Company for a photo shoot. A special thanks goes out to the Behind the Glass team who modeled, styled and took photos for shoot. If you’re looking for more style inspiration, look no further than the university cam-

pus. Photographers Emily Enfinger, Sarah May and Raye May went around and took pictures of student style on the street and asked about personal style essentials. But for every guy or gal who is dressed up for class, there’s a handful of girls who are wearing oversized T-shirts and leggings. I’ve examined why college girls, with closets full of nice clothes, decide to dress down for class. This issue is no definitive guide to navigating the spring season in style, but I hope it’s served it’s purpose: to inspire and motivate personal expression through fashionable choices.

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Bright lights, big city Three of Auburn’s apparel design students give insight on what it’s like to intern in New York City at Oscar de la Renta and how they snagged summer internships at Nicole Miller and Theory Amber Franklin

Assistant copy editor

New York City – one of the most well known places for fashion, design and creativity. This spring and summer, three students from Auburn’s apparel production and design management program will be interning at this global fashion capital. Senior Caitlyn Doyle is spending this spring semester interning at Oscar de la Renta. Doyle works in the trends department, which she said allows her to do and see many different aspects of the company, from putting together packages to send to factories to sourcing trends. “I’m there for anyone in the office, doing anything and everything,” Doyle said. “I guess the best part is just the spontaneity of everything and getting to do different jobs.” Doyle said it took her some time to adjust to living in the city and a 9 a.m.–6 p.m. workday, but said her biggest challenge has been learning along the way. “The most challenging part is getting your feet wet and learning everything,” Doyle said. “Most of the time they’re so busy they don’t have time to sit there and tell you, ‘This is ex-

actly how everything’s supposed to go.’ You’re learning as you go.” As far as advice for other apparel design majors, Doyle said she thinks networking and location are essential. “I’ve heard from so many people that they toss your resume out if it doesn’t have a New York address,” Doyle said. “Definitely use your resources at Auburn because that’s how I got my internship. Networking is essential.” Seniors Carolyn Candler and Lilly Woodruff both have summer internships at Nicole Miller and Theory, respectively. Candler has always been passionate about fashion, and previously interned with Anne Barge, a bridal designer based in Atlanta. “When I was there interning, day to day there were only seven or eight people there, so she does everything herself,” Candler said. “I did the boring things like sending out packages and I also got to be physically sewing things on dresses. Anything they did, I was doing too.” Candler said her classes at Auburn and her internship with Anne Barge have made her knowledgeable about the industry and given her confidence going into her internship at Nicole Miller.

Left: Caitlyn Doyle at Oscar de la Renta Middle, top: A model wears a dress designed by Carolyn Candler Middle, bottom: Candler with Anne Barge Right, top: Lilly Woodruff’s dress from her product development course Right, bottom: Woodruff and students present final class project

“Auburn is really unique within our department because at larger schools, all they do day in and day out is garment production, but from what we’ve heard, a lot of them don’t have as well-rounded of an education about the actual industry,” Candler said. “A creative job is hard to get, so they want us to be able to get all the other jobs that not as many people want, but that are needed.” Woodruff said she also believes Auburn’s program has given her the skills to do well in the industry. “I think the broad base I’ve gotten in the program at Auburn just makes me feel comfortable going into the industry because I feel I have a better understanding of a lot of different things,” Woodruff said. “I’m not afraid to go into the internship, even though it’s intimidating because it’s a strong company. I feel like I have a good enough understanding of what I need to do that I can develop skills and continue to learn while I’m there.” Woodruff previously interned with a small designer in Atlanta, where she said she was able to see every side of the industry and will be working on a design team while at Theory. Woodruff also said she was excited about

working for Theory and could see herself there in the future if her internship goes well. “There was just something about the company and the people that made me feel comfortable,” Woodruff said. “The founder and CEO, Andrew Rosen, actually sat down on the couch with me while I was waiting for somebody else to come talk to me. He started flipping through my portfolio and he was like, ‘So, what are you doing here?’ It was a great experience.” Candler will be interning in the design department for Nicole Miller and said the internship is her dream job. “Last year, there was an Instagram of her in the studio for a day with the interns, and she was showing them how their prints were created,” Candler said. “I think it was really cool for the head of the company to be sitting in the design room with the interns, teaching them how she does it.” Candler stressed the importance of being unafraid and confident when applying for internships. “I think the biggest challenge, just in general, is being ready and being able and confident to put your head on the line and try for a great internship,” Candler said.

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Street style Style isn’t something that’s just confined to the runway. For outfit inspiration, look no further than Auburn University’s campus, where students show their personality through what they wear every day. Here are three students who gave us the details on their personal style.

Cassidy Kulhanek JU N I OR I N GERMAN & ART

Her style in three words:

“Fun, fabulous, comfortable.”

jake patrick SENIOR IN FINE ART

His style in three words:

“Things I like.”

Canne Holladay JUNIOR IN ART

Her style in three words:

“Comfortable, warm, variation.”

Photos and interviews by Emily Enfinger / Photographer

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Listen up and take notes, guys: Here’s your cheat sheet on how to dress with style, according to three Auburn gentlemen who have men’s fashion down to a T Becky Sheehan Intrigue Reporter

Three of Auburn’s most fashion-savvy gentlemen shared their distinct style, tips and tricks with The Plainsman.

1. Find Your Signature Style:

“Your clothes define you at first glance,” said Alex Lazzari, senior in fine arts. Lazzari has gauges and an inclination toward laid-back, West Coast fashion. “I get called hipster and artsy a lot because I’m hip and I understand what’s modern, trending and fashionable because I’m an artist,” Lazzari said. An internship with Alexander Wang in New York City honed fashion design grad Telvin Florence’s cosmopolitan punk look. “It’s so deeply ingrained in people to conform,” Florence, who is unabashed about his love for the color black and clean lines in design, said.

2. Fit is Everything:

Charlie Scott, senior industrial design, has learned that fit is crucial. He said he buys most of his wardrobe online at Gap and Urban Outfitters for his 6’5” frame. “I went through some awkward periods in high school,” Scott said. “I guess that’s pretty typical.” Scott navigated the world of style and discovered a love for modern European fashion: tailored jackets and slim-fitting pants. For Lazzari, a slimmer cut is all about showing off the human form and is another way of revealing who you are. He suggested choosing pieces that fit closer to the body and aren’t so baggy and loose.

3. Footwear for Dummies:

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TOP: Telvin Florence hangs out in Wake Up Coffee Company. BOTTOM: Alex Lazzari works in his studio space at Mama Mocha’s.

It’s all about boots, guys. Florence, Lazzari and Scott gravitate toward boots of every variety. Whether they are Timberlands, moto boots or dressier lace-up boots, this acceptable trend takes a pair of jeans to the next level. Find the right pair, and you have comfort and quality for years.

4. Find Your Style Icons:

“Use James Dean as a template,” Florence said. Noting Dean’s effortless cool factor, Florence suggested implementing black jeans or a leather jacket. Other influences for Florence include Lenny Kravitz, Kurt Cobain and Pharrell Williams. Lazzari said he uses Instagram to follow models Luke Ditella and Joel Alexander, both of whom sport beards and piercings. Observing menswear on a trip to France inspired Scott to keep up with fashion and urban design.

5. Budget-Friendly Shopping:

Smart shopping is a must on a college budget. For Florence, this means shopping online at reasonably-priced retailers, such as Zara, Oak, ASOS and H&M. Lazzari’s closet is comprised of thrift store finds plus outfits from Target, TJ-Maxx and Ross. Scott’s philosophy is all about quality over quantity. “My take on it is [that] I’m going to buy selective things, and they may cost a little extra, but I’ll be happy with them, and I’ll feel confident in myself, but I may not have as many clothes,” Scott said.

6. Staple Pieces Every Guy Should Own: Levi’s are huge right now, according to Scott and Lazzari. Scott’s said his favorite jeans are Levi’s 511 or 510. Florence is a motorcycle jacket advocate, while Scott leans more toward a classic pea coat. Lazzari said some of his favorite pieces are flannel shirts and solid t-shirts.

7. Remember: Style Always Beats Trendy:

“Trends are very sporadic,” Florence said. “They don’t last long at all. There’s nothing substantial about them. Whereas style is you. It’s your individual take on who you are as a person.” Invest in classic pieces that fit well to highlight your individuality and to reinvent into different outfits.

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spring awakening Spring: the word itself evokes change. Consider the word in its action verb form. For something to spring, it must first be coiled and held back in some way. Likewise, spring is the season where life is breathed back into the world – and into our wardrobes. So hang up your coats and break out airy separates. Change – and spring – is here. All clothes from Behind the Glass Photographs: Tori Crews Styling: Malise Collins Models: Lauriston Carpenter, Angie Leberte and Stephanie Choe

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It’s the little things that can make a big difference. Enliven an outfit and make it new by piling on bracelets, stacking rings or wearing a bold necklace.

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Social media strategy Online shopping has risen in popularity over the last decade. Local downtown boutiques share how they keep up with the competition by utilizing online social media tools Anna Claire Conrad Head Copy Editor

Today, the majority of our social interaction happens online through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs and even online dating websites. So, why should shopping be any exception? In a time where we seclude ourselves with our smartphones and computer screens, online shopping is a rising trend. Clothing and fashion stores around Auburn aren’t naïve to this modern shopping style. Many shops in the downtown area direct most of their consumers’ attention to their respective websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and Instagram accounts. And even though most of these stores and boutiques are in walking distance of campus, students and Auburn residents still choose to shop from the comfort of their own homes. Gwen Baer, senior in public relations and

marketing and public relations intern at El- treat people that way, on the website like we lie clothing boutique, said Ellie custom- do in the store.” Almost all of the ers choose to shop onsmaller boutiques line because of the peraround the main camsonable relationship she pus, including Therand her coworkers have We try to post our apy and Private Galinstituted through their daily deals so that lery, have various sostore’s Internet persona. people know what’s cial media accounts to Since the store’s try to build a similarly re-launching of its webgoing on in the site last fall, Baer said store. We use social personal relationship their followers they have added their media mostly to get with like they do with their own personal touch to those [in-store deals in-store customers. their customers’ online and promotions] Although it stems shopping experience. from a larger, world“When we ship out out to the public.” wide company, the clothes on the website, —Dee Darden Gap store is no excepwe include a personassistant store manager at gap tion from this style of al handwritten note and business. wrap it (ourselves),” Dee Darden, assistant store manager at Baer said. “The whole point about it being Ellie is that we’re all friends, and we want to Gap, said most people come into this store

to shop, but that she and her coworkers encourage people to visit their Facebook page and Twitter feed. “We try to post our daily deals so that people know what’s going on in the store from wherever they are,” Darden said. “We use social media mostly to get those [in-store deals and promotions] out to the public.” Others stores, such as Behind the Glass, don’t have a website, but that doesn’t keep people from shopping their wide selection of clothing and accessories in the store. We live in an age where social media is a key tool for communication. We follow, share, re-tweet, favorite, like, poke and direct message, and the stores around downtown Auburn are jumping on the bandwagon. With strong, personal online interactions that mirror their equally personal in-store experience, it’s no surprise that online shopping is on the rise on the Plains.

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Auburn Student wardrobe essentials Everyone has that key piece from their closet they love and wear on regular rotation. Sentimental, practical or for reasons of style, five students chime in on their favorites

Erin Slay

Caroline Elliott

Freshman in pre-public relations Wardrobe essential: chunky necklace “It’s super easy to throw on with a casual top or dress. It’s a good transition.”

Freshman in undeclared sciences and math Wardrobe essential: cute top “It totally changes the feel of an outfit.”

Julia Meadows

stevie bowling

Rebecca Bell

Junior in communications Wardrobe essential: scarf “They keep you warm and add a lot to a plain item.”

Junior in communications Wardrobe essential: cardigan “It’s comfortable and my favorite one is perfect for every season.”

Junior in communications Wardrobe essential: watch “I’ve worn a watch every day since second grade, and now it’s such a part of me, I feel completely dysfunctional without it.”

Photos and interviews by Raye May / Design Editor and Sarah May / Assistant Photo Editor


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point of view

An explanation of the college girl uniform Elizabeth Wieck Managing editor

If there's one thing most female students at Auburn have in common, it's this: wearing oversized T-shirts. Pair one with leggings or Nike shorts, and you've got the quintessential college girl uniform. Is it a shame that the overwhelming trend on campus is ill-fitting shirts? Perhaps. An international student in one of my classes called this look, with complete sincerity, "sporty." I am still not sure if the term she used was a breakdown in language translation or if she was using very generous euphemism. This isn't a call to arms to dress up for class. It would be most hypocritical of me to say this, as I have no plans to do so. It is only an attempt to examine and explain the female thought process behind dressing for class.

Let us start at the beginning. The first time I wore a T-shirt that was bigger than a size small was when I attended Camp War Eagle back in the summer of 2010. I made, what I considered, a bold move and ordered a size medium CWE T-shirt. When I returned home and showed off what I thought was a huge T-shirt to my friends, I felt cutting edge and like I was truly ready for college. By mid-semester of my freshman year, I was over mediums and onto the size large. This was not for reasons of fit, but because wearing a size large was just so much cooler. I jumped at every opportunity to add yet another large T-shirt to my collection. Despite that they might diminish appearances, there are positive things to be said about wearing oversize T-shirts. The most ob-

vious is that it's comfortable and freeing to wear something that isn't physically restricting. Large shirts can hide the less desirable effects of attending college, such as the freshman 15. Ask any woman what part of their body they are most insecure about, and they will probably say their midsection. A large T-shirt conceals this quite conveniently. There is also a certain amount of rebellious satisfaction that comes with wearing something that is entirely too big. It makes the ultimate college student statement: we do what we want. Wearing large T-shirts is an anti-trend trend. It's a trend because it's been a popular look for years, and it doesn't appear to be going away any time soon. But calling it a trend, in the way that pastel colors or bold prints are cur-

rently a trend, seems absurd. It's impossible to mention this uniform without mentioning ease (or laziness, depending on how you view millennials). It's easy to roll out of bed before class and throw on the nearest clean T-shirt with leggings or shorts. It’s easy to follow the trend because so many people are doing it. Consider the habits of the millennial generation. We rarely make phone calls or send emails. Instead we choose to text and tweet our way through conversations. Look at our dating habits. One-on-one dates are a rarity, while casual group hangouts are much more common. There are cultural undertones to dressing like this that speak to a defining characteristic of our generation – we are casual. And the way we dress is no exception.

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