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EDITOR IN CHIEF Lauren Kelly INCOMING EDITOR IN CHIEF Lauren Pax ART DIRECTOR & PHOTO EDITOR Kelci House INCOMING ART DIRECTOR Jeremy Smetana INCOMING PHOTO EDITOR Meaghan Wylly LAYOUT DIRECTOR Kelly Phelan INCOMING LAYOUT DIRECTOR Reid Groth COPY EDITORS Olivia Krawczyk and Brooke Adzic INCOMING COPY EDITORS Bridget Vis and Jenni Wiener WOMEN’S FASHION DIRECTOR Gina Mueller INCOMING FASHION DIRECTOR Meredith Fossett MEN’S DIRECTOR Michael Bloom INCOMING MEN’S DIRECTOR Zachary Workman MARKETING DIRECTOR & BUSINESS MANAGER Lindsay O’Hara INCOMING MARKETING DIRECTOR Kelsey Olsen INCOMING BUSINESS MANAGER Jocelyn Zadzi BLOG EDITOR Bridget Vis

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LAYOUT DESIGNERS Krista Adkins Emily Schwegman Grace Brooks Sara Fagin STYLISTS Lauren Paulson Caroline Belger Anne Kash Dobbins Kaitlyn Rowsey Sean Wallace Maudie Banta Lauren Flaherty Claire Churchwell Natalie Briggs WRITERS Caitlin Gaynor John Karalis Coco McNatt Oriana Pawlyk Rachel Sacks Adam Stiwald

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BLOG WRITERS Brittany Dove Taylor Frank Kathleen Lawson MARKETING TEAM Sarah Macheca Whitney McConney Megan Bell Brittany Burrows Lauren Yalowitz Dana Pauly Ina Prifti Brittany Hughes Lindsey Bartos Madeline Kurjan Kara Kannel

PHOTOGRAPHERS Callie Andrews Kaitlyn Rowsey Alexander Newman Paige Doscher Sarah Robison Meaghan Wylly Ben Philabaum Ashley Sohngen MODELS Allison Wilbert All models are Miami Gabriel Steffel University students Marit Lovaas

FACULTY ADVISOR Annie-Laurie Blair Up Magazine was founded in 2008 by Lauren Kelly and Kelly Phelan

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Dear Readers,

letter from the editor Editorial Office 356 Shriver Center Oxford, OH 45056 Circulation 2,000 copies Contact upfashionmagazine@gmail.com www.upfashionmagazine.com Printer: The Merten Co.

My friend Mel and I have been planning a crosscountry road trip since we were in high school. I’m not sure where the idea came from – maybe it was Kerouac, maybe it was that Britney Spears chick flick Crossroads. However high or low-brow our inspiration might have been, we figured the best way to see the States was in a car, Third Eye Blind blasting on the stereo and McDonald’s in our laps. We mapped where we wanted to go based on where we wanted to see, without caring how long it would take us. There were the more obvious selections, of course, like Niagara Falls, Chicago, Nashville, the Grand Canyon, Denver, New Orleans, or Los Angeles, but Mel and I also wanted to see Kansas, but we also wondered about the appeal of places like Wyoming and Arkansas. We’re curious about the food, the shopping, and the way people live all across the country. Mel and I haven’t taken a road trip yet, and with her graduating from Providence College in Rhode Island this May and me having to stay at Miami an extra semester, it looks like our lives may never line up well enough for the trip to happen. This issue makes me sentimental about that trip, because its pages are like a road trip into the heart of America – its ideals, romances, classic films and novels, stereotypes, and, of course, fashion. This issue is also where I say goodbye to you all. Actually, this issue is where all the editors say goodbye. In August 2008, Kelly Phelan and I started more than a magazine. We started friendships. Kelly, Mike, Kelci, Lindsay, Gina, Olive, and Brooke – thank you for everything. And I hope that when I say everything, you each know exactly what I mean. To the rest of the staff – you are some of the most brilliantly creative minds on this campus. Thank you for the past seven issues. I would also like to thank the people who have had our backs since the beginning, Peter and Tamar Lask at Juniper (and now at Magnolia). You were our first advertisers and the first to loan us clothing for fashion editorials, and we remain so grateful for your continued support. Finally, I’d like to thank Annie-Laurie Blair, Up Magazine’s advisor, for her enthusiasm, her ideas, and for making sure we’re thinking always big. You are seriously the best. Now that I’ve said my goodbyes, it’s time to introduce the new Up editors. Lauren, Jeremy, Reid, Meaghan, Jenni, Bridget, Zak, Kelsey, and Jocelyn, I hope you have as much fun filling these pages as we did. We’re sad to go, but we wouldn’t want to leave Up, “our baby,” with anyone but you. Love,

Lauren Kelly

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COVER LOOK

photography by kelci house styled by lauren kelly and michael bloom

Want to be able to rock the red, white, and blue without going over the top? Take a few tips from our cover look...

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Opposite page: red and gold bracelets, Erica Weiner, from Juniper, $36.50; long striped dress, Stem, from Nordstrom, $68; denim shorts. This page: red jacket, Tulle, from Juniper, $68.50. All else stylist and model’s own.

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If you choose to use this look, let the red do the talking.

Keep your make-up simple and fresh so that it doesnt clash with your bold colors and patterns.

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Don’t be afraid of a little height, heels will help to balance out the horozontal stripes.

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trends to try for spring photography by kaitlyn rowsey styled by claire churchwell and lauren flaherty

anoraks + metallics =

“rainy day chic” Yellow raincoat, Elie Tahari, stylist’s own; jeans, model’s own; gold Sperry Topsiders, Nordstrom, $84.95.

wide leg trouser + feminine top =

“business chic” Blouse, Josephine, stylist’s own; Hudson flare leg 5-pocket jean, $198; Cuff, Forever 21, $6.80.

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bright shorts + statement necklace =

“urban chic”

Shorts, Nanette Lepore, stylist’s own; blazer, Nordstrom, $45; necklace, Forever 21, $6.80; shoes, Forever 21, $26.80.

neons + lace top =

“uptown chic”

Blouse, American Apparel, $38; skirt, BCBG, $138; heels, Steve Madden, $65; necklace, Forever 21, $8.99.

floral pattern + platforms =

“girly chic”

Dress, Rebecca Taylor, Neiman Marcus, $345; wedges, Tory Burch, $295.

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MENS CURRENT TRENDS

01) Dress a blazer down with loud shorts and shoes in the summertime. 02) Incorporate a blazer into your ‘Going Out’ wardrobe. 03) For a break away from the pack, your navy blazer can be paired with a pair of white chinos to evoke nautical sentiments. photography by ben philabaum styled by zachary workman

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Shirt/dress, Forever21, model’s own; Skirt, The Limited, model’s own.

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Shirt, White House Black Market; belt, Nordstrom, $14.00; shoes, Dillard’s.

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Brews and BBQ Your grill master how to manual

With the warmer weather comes many great things: beer towers at Skipper’s, girls sunbathing while you play Frisbee on the quad, Slip n’ Slides, skirt season (guys you know what I am talking about), and – best of all – it’s grilling season. But I’m a little nervous. Spring is too often marred by grilling incidents or, “meat morbidities,” as I like to call them. These include but are not limited to: “the e-coli burger,” “the charred dog,” “the dropped nugget,” and “the

written by andrew johnston

photography by ben philabaum

leather shoe steak.” Many may be quick to attribute these faults to things such as a world-stopping game of beer pong or faulty charcoal, but the truth is, grilling is often harder than it looks. Luckily, with some practice, patience, and the proper instruction, you too can impress backyard diners with the perfect piece of meat. That’s where I come in. I’m no first-class chef, but I can hold my own on any Weber. And after reading this, hopefully you’ll be able to as well.

How to tell if you©ve kept the good tasting juices in the steak : Quick Reference Method (keeps the good-tasting juices in the steak) Rare: Press your thumb and pointer together; use the other hand to press on the fleshy area between the thumb and the base of the hand. It should give some; this is comparable to how a rare steak feels. Medium-Rare: Press your middle finger and thumb together and feel the fleshy area. This is how a medium rare steak feels. Medium: Press your ring and thumb together and feel the fleshy area; a steak that’s medium will feel similar. Well done: Press your pinky and thumb together; the fleshy area will have hardly any give similar to a well-done steak. More Sure Method: Thermometer temps according to USDA recommended serving temps (Warning: may cause steak to loose juice and therefore flavor): Ground Beef (160 degrees), Beef Steak (150), Chicken (170), Fish (160) 18 spring


Meal : The perfect simple steak with grilled potatoes It’s nothing fancy, but I’ve found this inspired, tried-and-true steak recipe to be the best way to enjoy a steak.

What you©ll need : 1. Beef cut of your size and preference (I usually like a good strip or T-bone in the 8-12 0z range) 2. A couple of red potatoes usually 3-4 will be more than plenty for several people 3. Olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, rosemary, and parmesan cheese 4. Tinfoil and a medium to large size bowl

Steps for steak : Using a charcoal grill (much better flavor than gas) cover the bottom of the grill with match light charcoal. The more meat and longer you plan to grill the more

you’ll need. Light the grill and let heat up for about 15 minutes. You want the charcoal to be mostly white and red-hot with flames at a minimum. If you are using a gas grill, let it heat on high for 5 min and then reduce heat to medium for cooking. While the grill is heating, add the pepper and garlic powder to the steak, making sure to coat both sides fairly liberally or to preference. Next add a little salt to each side. Cook on grill roughly five to seven minutes per side.

The Potatoes : Wash and dice the red potatoes into small squares or triangles.

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Cover inside of the bowl with tinfoil making sure to leave extra at the top and then place the diced potatoes in the bowl.

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Pour in enough olive oil to lightly coat all the potatoes, making sure to mix the potatoes as you slowly pour in the olive oil. Add the salt, pepper, and rosemary to preference, making sure to mix the potatoes as you do. Then sprinkle the Parmesan cheese fairly liberally to the top.

Fold the extra tinfoil over and add more to completely enclose the potatoes in tinfoil. Place the tinfoil ball of potatoes on the grill and cook for about 7 minutes a side. (You can periodically check them by opening up the tinfoil and taste testing a diced square. When done, the potatoes should be nice and soft).

Nothing complements grilling better than a nice ice cold one. Now that your grill ready, here’s a couple summer beer suggestions, so put down your Natty and read on.

THE FRUITY BEER: Boulevard Brewing ZON Craving something fruity? Yeah you would be… but instead of grabbing your usual Shocktop or Blue Moon, why not try the ZON, a Belgian-style beer that has the sweet taste you crave deliciously enhanced with some spicy flavoring. THE THIRST QUENCHER: Landshark Lager & The Loaded Landshark For those hot summer days when merely standing up makes you sweat, reach for an ice-cold Landshark Lager. This crisp beer has the ability to quench any thirst, and if you’re looking for a little boost, throw in a shot of Tequila and make it loaded...it’s delicious, trust me. (Originally created by Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Bar and Restaurant) THE BBQ BEER: Victory Prima Pils-BBQ food calls for a BBQ beer and honestly your Bud Light just isn’t going to cut it. While this beer is one of the hoppiest and bitterest in its category, it pairs perfectly with the spiciness of barbequed meat. Additionally, its light lemon zest flavor will leave you feeling refreshed.

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written by nathan warden

As I sit quietly with my legs folded beneath my seat and hands tapping anxiously on my lap, I find myself admiring the adeptly-assembled outfit of a girl sitting nearby – a great contrast to the homeless man sleeping in the corner. Becoming more alert to my surroundings, I hear the rapid chatter of the people around me speaking Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and another language I can’t recognize. The diversity of not only the New York City subway, but of the entire metropolitan area reminds me of just how big the world really is when you take a couple steps outside of the 45056 zip-code.

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Of course, it doesn’t take a crowded subway car during rush hour to spot the diversity amongst New Yorkers. The plethora of styles and trends are more diverse than the neighborhoods from which they stem. With looks ranging from the fur-laden Upper East Side to the fluid trends of Soho and Greenwich Village, New York has it all. Oxford, however, does not. Some would argue that the lack of fashion diversity could be attributed to the fact that Southwest Ohio just doesn’t afford fashion-conscious shoppers a lot of options but, while that may be true to some extent, it is certainly not the culprit. The truth is, most Miami students participate in a daily routine of elitist mentality, which results in our unabashed worship of conformity. It’s as if, when we get that acceptance letter in the mail during senior year of high school, we find enclosed the latest season’s advertisements for Polo, Sperry Top-Sider, North Face, Patagonia, and Brooks Brothers. When we show up to orientation that summer, we either revel in the fact that everyone likes the same brands we do, or hop on

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our freshly-purchased laptops to order everything they carry in our size. The problem with this isn’t that our poor professors can scarcely tell us apart thanks to the inundation of black leggings, rain boots, Toms, and frat fleeces, but that our uniformity eliminates one of our only opportunities to celebrate public diversity. If Miami students put as much effort as they do into looking exactly alike into finding a style that is not only more unique, but inevitably better-suited to their body type and personal tastes, we’d see beautiful changes on campus – pun intended. Self-esteem would increase as students felt more confident with how their own appearances reflected their personalities and visiting high school students would stop wondering if they were in the Twilight Zone. What do I suggest, then, in the way of advice? Next time you’re looking to extend your wardrobe, look beyond the obvious. Consider brands with up-beat styles and affordable prices likE Zara, UNIQLO, TopMan, Armani Exchange or H&M – all of which are available in the US. The bravest amongst us might even venture into second-hand clothing stores where, with a little luck and a lot of patience, there are unique finds including vintage tees, dirt-cheap suit jackets that can be tailored for less than buying new, and countless accessories that never go out of style. Just imagine how much more interesting the walk to class would be if Miami students invested their time and money in constructing a personally-tailored look, rather than suiting up in the standard Miami University couture. Isn’t it time we popped the Oxford bubble and let a little light into this place?


MIAMI MAN

Name: Destin Grayson Hometown: Dayton, OH Year: Junior Major: Urban Regional Planning Miami Involvement: President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Miami Ambassadors Advocating Diversity (MAAD); Geography and Urban Regional Planning Society(GURPS). As a testament to Up Magazine’s burgeoning men’s section, it is with great pleasure I introduce a new editorial, “Miami Man.” This recurring piece, to be published with each issue, will aim the sartorial spotlight on a gentleman with impressive personal style. It is my wish to showcase those who define themselves well with their clothing choices, encompassing current trends while also paying homage to the mainstays. When I considered Up Magazine’s first Miami Man, it took me nearly no time at all. I had the distinct pleasure to meet Destin Grayson my junior year of high school and we have been friends ever since; whether styled in his newest pair of Jordans or accessorizing with a Brooks Brothers bow tie, Destin is both a fashion influence and dear friend—someone well deserving of this recognition.

photograph contributed by destin grayson

To start, how would you describe your personal sense of style? I would say my style is versatile. I may be in a three-piece suit and tie one day, the next channeling my preppy inner-self, and the third tapping into my collection of sneakers and street wear apparel. From where do you draw your style inspirations and influences? I draw my style from television, magazines such as GQ, Details, Complex, blogs like Street Etiquette, The Style Blogger, and Unabashedly Prep. In addition, I operate my own personal Tumblr, www.destinationow.tumblr.com. What’s your fashion weakness? My weakness has to be sneakers. I have far too many and do not plan on stopping anytime soon. It’s an expensive vice because the last sneaker I purchased was around $200. Seriously--it’s bad. If you had to place your favorite item of clothing, I’m guessing it would be a pair of your kicks…?

Cheers, Zachary M. Workman

Yes. As a sneaker aficionado we refer to our most coveted sneaker as the “Holy Grail.” I was fortunate enough to buy mine, the Jordan V Grape; it’s a classic shoe in an amazing color. What is a piece of clothing every strapping young lad should own? A blazer. Dress it up or dress it down—shorts, slacks, or chinos. It’s a chameleon. Think outside the box. Let’s talk Miami for a second. We’re often quoted to have a uniform—agree, disagree? Of course I agree. Miami is one of the most homogenous campuses in the nation. Walk to class and tell me how many pairs of Ugg boots and North Face jackets you see. What fashion trends do you think guys and girls need to eliminate from their wardrobes at Miami? I love seeing women in leggings but I’m getting tired of seeing them worn for every occasion! Also, I hate the whole blazer, dress slacks, and Sperry’s look.

Invest in a pair of penny loafers, Chief! Rapid fire time. First, for the ladies: style-wise, how do you like your women? Classy, polished, and fashion forward. I love confidence, but humility is key. Who is a well-dressed celebrity and why? Nickelson Wooster. The tattoos, hair, moustache and beard form his totally rad style. Always welldressed. Which celebrity could use a fashion makeover? Drake. Wack sense of style; he’s making millions and I still feel like I’m dressing better than him! Favorite musicians? Ghostface Killah and Maxwell Favorite drink? Grey Goose and Cranberry Juice. On what level is your swagger? One hundred thousand trillion. Come on. spring 21


IT’S TIME TO

SUIT UP written by michael bloom photography by ben philabaum styled by sean wallace

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Get Excited About Your Future As I write this article, graduation day is right around the corner. And, literally, by the time you are reading this article graduation will be a mere couple of weeks away. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes and count to five. Now open them. Your college years might be coming to an end, but I’m here to tell you that your life isn’t. Look all around you, your future is bright, and there might just be something to make it even brighter. Some of us will chase our dreams of stardom, travel the world, or manage the local TGI Friday’s, but the majority of the Class of 2011 will be on the nine-tofive grind, laboring away in an office across the country. No matter where your future takes you, there are some things, such as “suiting up,” that will lift any guy out of his depressed post-graduation days. To quote Barney Stinson (the well-dressed man-whore from the CBS hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother: “Suits are full of joy. They’re the sartorial equivalent of a baby’s smile.” I mean, come one, who doesn’t love a baby’s smile? So I ask you, who doesn’t love suits?

As Barney Stinson said, “Think of me like Yoda, but instead of being little and green I wear suits and I’m awesome. I’m your bro—I’m Broda!” Here are some Yoda-worthy tips. 1. Light colors like beige are great for spring and summer (or all-year-round if you find yourself living south of the Mason-Dixon line). 2. You don’t need to always go black. Try a navy suit with a light brown belt and shoes. 3. Two words for you: tie clip 4. Get creative with your tie. Navy suits give you a great opportunity to add a little flash and color with a cool argyle tie. 5. Most importantly, always make sure your suit is cut properly. A little extra cash in the beginning might just allow you to cash-in big in the long run.

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Uh, not me,” consider this. When you were a youngster playing little league you lived by the saying, “Chicks dig the long ball.” Now, a decade later, you can live by, “Chicks dig guys in suits.” Just ask any of your girlfriends who interned in New York or Chicago for a summer, or any girl that you stumble upon at a bar Uptown this weekend. I can almost guarantee she will say something like this: “Oh my god, I love guys in suits…but it has to be a nice suit, not just any suit!” She will then touch your arm and flirtatiously flick her hair to one side. Whether or not you actually have a job is completely irrelevant. Tell her that you most certainly do have a job, and that if she fancies to preview your new suit, she can meet up with you at some point after commencement. spring 23


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Light colors like beige are great for spring and summer (or all-year-round if you find yourself living south of the Mason-Dixon line).

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Lace dress by Tulle, Juniper, $58.58; Macrame flats by Chinese Laundry, Juniper, $36.50; Aviators by Judy’s, Juniper, $12.50; Short sleeve snapback top by Tulle, Juniper, $38.50; Sccop v pocket tee by Volcom, Juniper, $24.50

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“O you youths, western youths,

So impatient, full of action, full of manly pride and friendship,

Plain I see you, western youths, see you tramping with the foremost, Pioneers! O pioneers!� - Walt Whitman

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Knot demin flats by Wanted, Juniper, $36.50; V neck smock tank by Oneill, Juniper, $34.00; Embroider detail tank by Foreposh, Juniper, $29.50

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FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

CHICAGO Fashion Scene

The view of the city’s skyscrapers can draw you in, but so will the shopping. Chicagoans and visitors alike know to visit Chicago’s strip of Michigan Ave. nicknamed the Magnificent Mile. Chicago has over 460 boutiques and stores between Oak Street and the Chicago Loop business center. These stores usually host trunk shows to display new designers and trends. If you can’t find anything on the Mag Mile, move west to Wicker Park or Bucktown to shop at independent and trendy boutiques for clothes, jewelry, and shoes like Robin Richman. Robin displays local designers and artists that are vintage and classy, but she doesn’t necessarily follow the trends— she buys from retailers all over the world that suit her own style. If you love an assortment of trends and a personal shopping experience that you can get at Juniper or Karisma Uptown, Robin Richman is the gem of all boutiques for you.

Famous Landmarks

Must-see locations are The Sears Tower (Chi’s BellTower, the center of it all), John Hancock Observatory (Chi’s Shriver), Chicago Board of Trade (Chi’s FSB Trade Room), Buckingham Fountain (Chi’s Seal), Picasso Statue (Chi’s Tridelt Sundial}, Tribune Tower (Chi’s Bachelor Hall, where journalists reside all day), The Bean in Millennium Park (Chi’s Uptown Park farm animal) 32 spring

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Great Places to Eat For the best and ultimate place to get a Chicagostyle hot dog, go to Weiner Circle in Lincoln Park, or other Portillo’s locations around the city (also known for their Italian beefs!) Join Lou Malnati’s for your deep-dish pizza, the best Chicago can offer or Gibson’s for a great steakhouse. If you’re looking for great Italian, Greek, Chinese…just wander into any of the cultural neighborhoods that Chicago has to offer.

Getting Around

Besides hailing a cab or taking the CTA bus, you can save money by taking Chicago’s elevated train system, called the “L.” And instead of walking everywhere like we all do in Oxford, you can be adventurous! Take the Water Taxi that transports you to stops at Michigan Avenue, Clark Street and Madison Street. Bonus: You can even get an architecture lesson on Chicago’s beautiful skyline along the way.

Stereotypes

Living in Oxford for four years and then moving to “Chi-town” may give you a bit of a culture shock: it’s lively, [maybe not as intense as NYC] and there are always loud, busy people running from place to place. If you’re looking for something like FSB, Chicago’s business center is like that times ten. But it’s not hard to adapt to. Be a leader in “The Windy City,” not a follower. You’ll fit right in when you catch up to Chicago’s busy culture.

Nightlife

Want to keep it a chill night, like at Quarter Barrel? Make it down to some of the city’s famous neighborhoods like Lincoln Park or Wrigleyville where there are rows and rows of bars and pubs available. Attend concerts at the famous House of Blues, Chicago’s United Center, or the SecondCity theatre. Walk in Millennium Park or Navy Pier to be right along the lakefront and stop and see the many events that take place. Here for the summer? Wait for Lollapalooza to come around where many bands and artists take the many stages around Chicago’s Millennium Park. It’s like OxFest, but with way more to see, and a much easier way of getting lost in the huge crowds. It’s worth it!


TO SOME OF AMERICA’S BEST CITIES

written by oriana pawlyk and jenni wiener

WASHINGTON, D.C.

the capital city

Fashion Scene

For fabulous shopping boutiques or some one of-akind store chains, head to M street in Georgetown. Annie Creamcheese boutique on M is the best to find anything from generations past, from styles in the 80s to trends that are popping back in now, like velvet and wild prints. Plus who doesn’t want those really over-the-top pieces of jewelry? But if you don’t want to go super vintage, try Nana boutique on U Street. U Street is known for very “urban” DC clothing boutiques, unique furniture and outlets. Nana falls right in the middle with adorable, tasteful jewelry and simple, Indie-style clothing and handbags. You can also wander around Dupont Circle 
for used books, cool art, and trendy accessories like you can find at The Green Door or the Ball of Oxford. And if you want your Neiman Marcus or Saks Fifth Avenue, check out Friendship Heights
 for high-end designer fashions.

Getting Around

The “Metro” is an underground train system, and is the second busiest transit system in the country. If you have somewhere to be in the morning, you better pack on that train fast. When you take the escalator to get down to the station, you “walk” on the left, and on the right you can “stand and ride” the whole way down. Yes, there are rules to this form of transportation.

Great places to eat

When you moved to Oxford, you have to try Skyline just once to understand what it’s all about. In D.C., the famous Ben’s Chili Bowl (a presidential favorite) is a place that even many tourists travel to. Good Stuff Eatery may have the best burgers on Capitol Hill, where even politicians alike will come just to get a bite. Gallery Place has chic restaurants, such as Zaytinya that serves Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese-style appetizers and pricey cocktails. It’s like a DiPaolo’s brunch with a Three Tree’s Martini. In Georgetown, Martin’s Tavern can draw in loyal customers for those who know the history behind it: JFK and Jackie-O regularly ate there, and so did Nixon before he was elected.

NIightlife

You can always turn to the Washingtonian or the Washington Post’s “Going out Guide” to know about the fun bars and clubs all across Dupont Circle, Georgetown, U-Street, and as you move your way around the Capitol, including Gallery Place and Chinatown too. But the nightlife in Adams Morgan could top them all—with over 40 bars just as fun and crowded as Brick or The Woods, you can walk from one to the other and each one you walk into will be just as lively as the last. They’re more interactive bars too—dance, play pool, play beer pong if you want to.

Nickname

“The Capital City,” may be the heart of the nation’s preppy center. With a Vineyard Vines, a Rugby, and great places to look you’re best just like Miami student do, prepsters everywhere can fit right into D.C. Collared shirts required.

Famous landmarks

The Capitol Building (D.C.’s Roudebush hall, the postcard for Miami), Washington Monument (D.C.’s BellTower), The White House (D.C.’s King Library, where it’s all work, and minimal play), Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, the Smithsonian Institute, Any of the National Museums, Jefferson Memorial (D.C.’s Alumni Hall), U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Vietnam Memorial, Korean War Memorial, World War II Memorial.

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LOS ANGELES Fashion Scene

If you see Oxford professors shopping at Kroger, it’s either an unexpected or awkward run in. So why not shop and possibly catch a glimpse of celebrities instead? Check out The Grove, an L.A. hot spot for shopping outdoors, you may even run into Khloe Kardashian. But if you want to take a drive, to Rodeo drive in Beverly Hills that is, you could probably get more shopping done and feel like you’re your own celebrity. Ever see Britney Spears or any of the Real Housewives of OC or Beverly Hills shop around on TV? They’ve probably walked into a familiar store with the “LK” awning. The Lisa Kline boutique offers clothes for men, women, and even kids who want to dress just like their mom or dad. Her trends are casual and fun but still sexy enough to get the attention of a crowd or the paparazzi. You can find anything from leather hot pants to bohemian Free People-like clothing to skull-and-cross punk jewelry in the Lisa Kline store.

Getting Around

There are plenty of public transportation options like trains, cabs, and buses in L.A., but if you’re one of those people that drives to class because you cant stand walking, (or you really love your car) L.A. is for you. Having a glitzy, outrageous car is the perfect accessory. Be sure to take it for a spin on Mulholland drive, the road with the best views in all of L.A.

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Great Places to Eat

If you know famous chefs, like those from Top Chef, most have come from or have moved to L.A. to start up tasty places to eat. If you love Oxford’s Stella, you’ll have plenty of options like Bistro 45 or the Palm. If you want to stay super healthy, there are restaurants that are all about salad bars, healthy snacks, and funky juice stands. Even Astro Burger, a version of Ohio’s In-‘N-Out, has a great selection for vegetarians, including tofu. But that doesn’t mean L.A. is only for the “health freaks”. There are many multicultural restaurants that will give your palate a sensation. And don’t forget great bakeries in L.A. like SusieCakes that offer toffee pudding, chocolate wafer pies, and a total variety of cupcakes. Yum.

Famous Landmarks

In and around L.A., there are classic places that have made history. The Hollywood sign is something you can’t miss (kind of like the “Miami University 1809” by Pearson Hall); Venice Beach, a paradise for anyone who goes to L.A. (guess in Oxford we can only settle for Cincinnati Tan, or laying out in Cook Field) Walt Disney Concert Hall (L.A.’s Hall Auditorium) The Staples Center (L.A.’s Millet Hall) Griffith Observatory, which sits a top of all L.A., looking down into the city.

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Many assume that people out West all talk like surfers and lay around the beach all day, just being “chill” and cool about life. Well, that’s more of a “Hollywoodization” we’ve seen in TV shows and movies. Sure it’s not filled with as much hustle-and-bustle as NYC or Chicago, but it’s definitely a place where the lifestyle is like being a celebrity- or at least living among them. Fashion blooms out West just as quickly as it rises in the East. There are such different trends from this warm and sunny climate, but are nonetheless great and inspiring.

Nightlife

Like Chicago has Lollapalooza, L.A. has Coachella, usually in the springtime, with over 130 bands and artists who participate. For nighttime, do something fun, like cruises off Newport Beach, L.A.’s House of Blues, or the Rocky Theatre live music bar. Want to keep it low-key? Go see a movie at the ArcLight Theatre, a really amazing movie theater that draws in an audience for its ambience. Whatever you decide, there is always something to do or someone to see in L.A.


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Fashion Scene

When Miley Cyrus sang, “It’s definitely not a Nashville party,” she gave Nashville a dress code right then and there. Music Valley Village sports a lot of cowboy style trends, with boots and hats that would definitely make you stand out here in Oxford. If you want to be a bit more low key but nonetheless a trendsetter, head to Hillsboro Village. Just like any of the other big cities, Nashville has Fashion Week; but just like Miami’s fashion shows, they make the models look more eccentric than ever, taking their Southern belle style and vamping it up to the glitz and glamour that June CarterCash would never have seen in her days. You’re in Nashville, so you have to love jeans, right? Check out one of the largest jean retailers in Nashville at Boutique Bella. Don’t worry, there are other clothing options and accessories to go great with those skinnies or boot cut jeans you just bought like an Ella Moss tee, delicate but versatile jewelry from David Aubrey, and a great Kooba handbag. If you’re not a jean person, Boutique Bella offers different collections too, from Juicy Couture dresses to Spanx and Hanky Panky lingerie.

Great Places to Eat

When you head down south, you have to be ready to eat some BBQ. If you love Smokin’ Ox or Bdubs, this is your town. Check out Jack’s Bar-B-Que, or Loveless Café for great fried chicken, meatloaf, and chicken and dumplings, the essential comfort foods. Cheeseburger Charley’s is the burger center for Nashville, kind of like Oxford’s Mac ‘N Joe’s. And if you’re in the mood for a heavier breakfast than Patterson’s Café, head to Pancake Pantry, with loads of toppings for your pancakes, biscuits, country ham and eggs, and of course a Southern favorite…grits.

Known For

It’s all about rockin’ out and having fun in Nashville. Nashville has produced great country and rock legends, so they call Nashville the Music City of America. Great bands tour here, and you can always catch a great concert any month of the year. If you love music festivals like OxFest, Coachella in L.A. or Lolla in Chicago, you’ll love Nashville. It’s 10x the entertainment in the music industry.

You know you don’t feel like a real country rock star taking the Miami Metro buses, but in Nashville, get on some party buses to travel around. You’ll blend right in with the tour buses all around you. But if you can’t just rent a party bus, hop on a passenger commuter bus that runs though the city.

Famous Landmarks

You have to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Bridgestone Arena (Nashville’s Goggin Ice Center), The Parthenon, modeled after the actual Parthenon, Centennial Park Lake or Radnor Park Lake (Nashville’s Hueston Woods) Ryman Auditorium (Nashville’s Hall Auditorium) or a cruise on The General Jackson.

Nightlife

There are dozens upon dozens of bars, clubs and performance venues all across the city. The famous Grand Ole Opry is located in the Music Valley, but The District also offers renovated warehouses and barns that are now dance clubs and music venues. It’s almost like Grandfather’s Barn, which is not too far from Oxford! For a real Nashville experience, head to some “Honky-Tonk” saloons to get a feeling of the real South. It’s like Corey Smith at Brick Street... only better.

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NEW YORK CITY

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Fashion Scene

New York City is considered one of the fashion capitals of the world. The bright lights and the unending glittering brand names lining Fifth and Madison Avenues attract not only city dwellers, but also tourists from around the world. This city also swells with fashionistas during the annual Fashion Week, the enhanced version of the spring fashion show by Miami University’s Club of Fashion and Design. Looking for unique designs from around the world? Try Opening Ceremony for unique style from different countries. Need a new dress? Go to Dalaga for versatile and reasonably priced dresses. Dear Fieldbinder has a flirty collection of tops, jewelry and handbags.

Famous landmarks

Must-see locations in NYC are Times Square after dark, the Empire State Building’s view from the 102nd floor (NY’s Bell Tower), the Statue of Liberty in a ferry (NY’s Tri Delt Sundial), Ellis Island up close and personally (NY’s admissions office), Rockefeller Center at dusk when The Today Show is taping (NY’s Shriver), Central Park to discover Strawberry Fields (NY’s Hueston Woods) and the Brooklyn Bridge on top of a double-decker tour bus (NY’s slant walk).

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Great places to eat

NYC makes the Ox’s four sushi joints, three Mexican restaurants, and the increasing number of Indian places look like a kid’s menu. Plus, there are over 750 Starbucks on the island of Manhattan alone. Find yourself missing Bagel and Deli while visiting the Big City? Try H&H Bagels, “the most delicious bagels in the whole world,” according to local Ariel Greene. The average college student doesn’t have much money to spend in the city. In this case, Katz’s Delicatessen is a good deli with cheap food, or you could always try one of the million hot dog stands or food trucks.

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New York City has definitely earned its nickname as “the city that never sleeps”. In fact, tourist mecca Times Square at midnight is more active and vibrant than most other cities at noon. “The Big Apple” is characterized by its fast pace way of life, much like the City of Oxford as students run to get to class, grab a quick meal at Bell, or into the line outside of Brick Street.

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High Street’s nightlife may seem hoppin’ to the average Miami student, but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. New York City is the home to Broadway, Times Square, the NY Yankees, plus a countless number of bars and attractions. In this city, you will never be bored with the same Friday night routine or have to return to the same place twice.

Getting Around

Don’t even try bringing your car to NYC; the cab drivers alone will have you keeping to the sidewalks to avoid the crazy traffic. So all you need is some good walking shoes when you decide to visit. However, if you are feeling particularly lazy or your travel distance is too long for your heels to carry you, you can always take a taxi or the subway system.


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Nightlife

Fashion Scene

Legend has it that the first building ever constructed in Denver was a drinking establishment. Denver specializes in authentic breweries that have a local, Western flavor you have to try for yourself. City, O’ City is a popular bar for college-age men and women. Or check out the Pepsi Center (like Millett Hall), which holds an infinite number of concerts each year and is located near the University of Denver, a great area to meet other students or go to the surrounding bars.

Denver is known as Colorado’s shopping capital. If you are looking for some high quality shopping, try Cherry Creek North and LoDo (Lower Downtown). Want to find the next Juniper? Visit Pink’s. It has “super cute clothes for ridiculously affordable prices,” according to local Christina Bradley, 20.

Famous Landmarks

Larimer Square - one of Colorado’s most popular entertainment, shopping, dining and nightlife districts (Denver’s Uptown), the Denver Botanic Gardens (Denver’s Formal Gardens), the State Capitol (Denver’s Roudebush Hall), the US Mint (Denver’s Office of the Bursar) and the Byers-Evans House – a famous, opulent Victorian home (Denver’s home of President Hodge).

Known For

Denver is also known as the ‘Mile High City’ because it stands close to the Rocky Mountains. Like Miami students, the Denver population sports items from The North Face and are outdoor outdoor enthusiasts. So, if you like climbing the Rec’s rock wall or hiking through the Western quad’s woods, Denver is the place for you.

the mile high city

Great Places to Eat

The city of Denver has slowly developed its own unique cuisine, often dubbed ‘Rocky Mountain Cuisine’, which focuses on game meat not normally used elsewhere. Such dishes add to the culinary adventure in Denver restaurants, although some are not for the faint hearted. For example, ‘Rocky Mountain Oysters’ are in fact buffalo testicles. However, if you are looking for something more ordinary at a low cost, try Parisi’s Italian market and deli (like Paesano’s), Proto’s Pizza (like Bruno’s Pizza), Cherry Creek grill (like 45 East Bar and Grill) or Duffy’s Cherry Cricket (like Skippers).

Getting Around

Riding your bike onto Miami’s campus can be a difficult task. In Denver, it’s just the opposite. If you are visiting Denver, get used to a bicycle takeover. There are over 850 miles of paved, off-road bike paths in Denver parks and around bodies of water, as well as bike lanes on almost every street. Maybe one day Oxford will follow suit.

Images from Associated Press: chicago, brian kersey; los angeles; denver, david zalubowski and ed andrieski. Images from flickr: nashville, gmd photography; washington dc, publicity21.

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When Haley Maynard thinks of Southern horse races like the Kentucky Derby and Keeneland, she imagines the elegantly dressed spectators daintily sipping mint juleps, the exclusivity of the winner’s circle, and the jockeys’ bold silks. From a young age, Maynard, a rising fashion designer from Lexington, Kentucky, has been captivated by the races, which she attended with her mother. She was so enthralled that she based her accessories brand Southern Silks on the attire witnessed at such events.

With the help of her brother, Maynard created a new line that features all things quintessentially Southern, from bowties to necklaces. She gets her inspiration for the brand from the elements of the deeply rooted Southern traditions and those who honor them. “Unique to the horse’s owner or trainer, jockey silks are created using simple shapes and contrast colors,” Maynard says. “Southern Silks’ collections draw inspiration from this fine tradition to design sets of accessories, each mimicking the design of an original jockey silk.”

Maynard graduated from the University of Cincinnati in the Fashion Design/Product Development track. During her time there, she participated in internships with designers like Gucci and Jenny Han, and also had the opportunity to style Kat Sadler of E! News, which she refers to as her favorite fashion memory. She says her own personal style can be described as polished, but eclectic, channeling that of Kate Bosworth. When asked what she would be doing if she weren’t in fashion, Maynard quickly responds, “I can’t imagine myself doing anything else!” In the future, Maynard wants to expand the brand. “Eventually I’d love to offer clothing for men and women as well as products for children,” she says. Southern Silks’ website, www. shopsouthernsilks.com, will be launching soon, just in time for you to get that Keeneland outfit ready!

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Grad school? Enter the work force? A gap year? What’s your American dream?

What do you want to do when you graduate from college? Are you going to graduate? Have you had that crucial internship? Do you have a job lined up yet? Simple questions like these can be the most stressful to answer. CNN reports that the recession has caused the American college experience to become more career-driven than ever before. To help land that dream job, students are now reconsidering majors and exploring employment options long before they see a diploma. Director of Career Services at Miami University, Sue Martin, says 95 percent of students will follow the pattern of graduating high school, going to college, getting an internship and then either attending graduate school or getting a job. But does that mean we all have to follow this path? What if it just doesn’t seem like the right thing to do? Miami University senior Kylie Holway is taking an alternative route after graduation. She is planning on hiking the Appalachian Trail with her boyfriend of six years, upon graduating. She thinks that after all the hard work in school it’s time to do something for herself. “I feel like Miami has challenged me academically, and before I go to medical school, I want to challenge myself physically,” Holway explains. Holway believes the Trail will make her a more well rounded person by developing new skills and gaining new experiences that she can use in the future. “I think I will be refreshed after the Trail,” Holway says. “And 40 spring

I think I’ll be ready to face the challenges of medical school.”

may not always be what is best for their child.

Martin acknowledges there is nothing wrong with taking time off to travel or do something for yourself when you graduate. She suggests that students keep a journal of their extracurricular experiences, so they can show it to employers later.

Senior Katie Herman’s dad has always been very adamant about what she was to do with her life after college.

“I think it is an individual decision if someone wants to get creative and think outside the box,” says Martin. I just think they need to think about how they are going to market themselves after, to get a job.” Career Services strives to be a support center for students trying to figure out their future. They work with students to develop their critical thinking skills, identify potential companies they could work for, and hold mock interviews to prepare them in winning over a future employer. Family can also play a major role in a student’s life decisions. Even though parents always emphasize that they want the best for their child, their career

“My dad really wanted me to go to grad school and he would yell at me and tell me that’s what I’m going to do,” explains Herman. Herman’s dad even made her get an internship, which Career Services advocates, to improve the chances of her getting into physical therapy school after graduation. But, that’s where her father wanted her to go after graduation. She, on the other hand, would prefer working her way up in the pharmaceutical industry. “In the end, that’s not what I wanted to do,” explains Herman. “It’s my time in life to decide, so I did what I felt like I should by interviewing for jobs.” Another path students can follow is to take over their family


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Senior Kevin Ross is a mass communication major, but is planning on making his fortune in the family oil and natural gas business.

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“After my brother went to medical school that left me to be in line to take over the family business,” says Ross. Ross wasn’t even planning on attending college. He was just going to start working for his dad, but his dad wouldn’t allow it. “He told me to go to college, major in something that interested me and enjoy the experience,” explained Ross. After graduation when Ross enters into the family business, he still will harbor a dream job of coming up with Bud Light commercials. The good news for students like Holway, Herman and Ross, is that Martin believes different strokes can work for different people. But in the end, Martin advises, “Everyone should make up their mind on their own.”

Miami Alumnus Tom Wagner encourages graduating students to stay positive in whichever way they choose for their future, even if it’s a little untraditional. “What Miami students don’t realize is how good it looks to have a degree from Miami,” says Wagner. “And you will find a job whether you take time off or not. You just need to stay confident, be yourself and follow your dreams.”

Not ready to start your career after graduating? Well there are several paths you can follow: • Backpack in Europe • Enter the Peace Corps • Enter the Military • Take a year off

Scared about finding a job after graduating? Here are some tips: • Join LinkedIn • Meet with Career Services • Establish faculty relationships •  Network through other Miami Alumni

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Inside the American& & Record Store From rock ‘n’ roll to hip-hop, we have a sound that is all our own. America has always had a sound. What most people don’t know is that this roar arose out of the hum of tradition. The collective products of that hum generated hits that cornered the top spot in pop charts. Where did iconic hits like Elvis’ “Love Me Tender,” Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone,” NWA’s “Express Yourself” and Miley Cyrus’ bong hit find their roots? (Just kidding about that last one.) Believe it or not, behind the scenes of those generationdefining hits are traditional folk

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and blues genres that artists eclectically melded together to form those explosive hits. So, take a quick walk (well more like super high speed dash) with me through the history of how traditional songs grew into global sensations—and no, I won’t be referencing Christina Aguilera’s rendition of the National Anthem. My first exposure to the musical roots we all love lies in a dusty little record shop near my house. Every time I go in, I find myself in a long conversation

with the shop’s owner and her husband who together form an elite encyclopedia of musical knowledge. The tiny shop is packed with records from every genre imaginable, and if you ask the owner what her favorite record is, she tells you “every single one I own.” (I suspect she’d have the same reply if I asked her what perfume she was wearing on a given day; but, I digress). The first row of records has a sign above labeling them “rock ‘n’ roll”. Ironically, the beginnings of that counterculture music in the early 60’s, was actually heavily indebted to folk tradition. Consider Bob Dylan, who voiced the widespread—and soon-to-be iconic—sentiment of protest through folk music. He found his primary inspiration in folk artist Woody Guthrie, but personalized Guthrie’s sound with distinct influences of blues and gospel. This, to me, is the best understanding of the collaborated nature of American music. Our generation grew up with bubblegum pop on the radio, so it’s strange to think that folk music was once popular with kids. Artists like Dylan capitalized on folk’s growing popularity and modified traditional folk into something that was (and still is) his own, a melded product of folk, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and even a little country. Take a few more steps into the store and you’ll find columns of old 45’s littered with Elvis Presley singles. Elvis broke new ground by taking Delta Blues, meshing it with gospel and presenting the world with this new sound. His energized interpretations of traditionally African American songs, and that freeing style of performance brought him widespread popularity. Many consider Elvis to have had the most profound influence on 20th century culture. For this we dubbed him “King,” and rock ‘n’ roll would not be the same without his contribution.

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Buried further in the ‘oldies’ section are old jazz records, the small section being dominated by Louis Armstrong. Who is Armstrong? The true king of jazz. This trumpeter, along with a handful of other New Orleans musicians, created a distinctive and widely popular new sound out of blues and ragtime. He wowed audiences with his utter fearlessness and effortlessly demonstrated sound’s unmistakable freedom. Improvisation was the key to making it in this genre, and many musicians had to throw away their classical training to be able to play and understand this free-form type of music and try to follow Armstrong’s act. His instantly recognizable sound and innovative style of playing are still widely imitated to this day, and throughout his career he spread the new language of jazz around the world. Before we leave the record store, let’s take a look at the cassette section where there are a few scattered hip hop tapes. The old Caribbean folk adage, “from small things, big things come,” embodies hip hoppers Eric B. & Rakim who started the sensation which would soon sweep the nation. It’s hard to believe, but back in 1980, rap was dismissed as a South Bronx, underground sham: doomed to fade away. Rap wasn’t a progressive music, and was viewed as too-stereotypically “street” to catch on. Enter Eric B. & Rakim. Hip-hop became

the new rock’n’ roll. By the mid1980’s this new sound was getting real attention. Rap is a product of cross-cultural integration, deeply rooted within the African culture, oral poetic tradition, and Caribbean folk tradition. Rakim’s awe-inspiring lyricism together with Eric B.’s prodigious DJ skills was one of the first acts to bring this sound to the mainstream and find hip-hop commercial success. As I look inside and out of the record store and I can’t help but see the essence of man’s ability to create sound. I know some of these sounds are an acquired from the past, but in each one there’s something that’s original. The uninhibited nature of this music prevents any artist’s containment of their style. That’s why—even though we have to leave the record store eventually—no matter how far you go this echo from generation’s past will find you, although probably auto-tuned, stopping this art from permeating to global audiences would be like trying to plug a broken hydrant with your bare hands. The rest of the world found American music and as we made exchanges (think the British Invasion), which continue to change our sound each and every day. But seriously, don’t take my word for any of this, go out and hear it for yourself.

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“American Pride” and “The American Dream” are two things that Americans know and cherish. But to others from a foreign country, their definition of what American is may be different to our own. written by jen heuerman photography by alexander newman

To many, America is home -- the land of the free and home of the brave. For most of us, all we know is the United States. So what is the USA to foreigners? How are we perceived in other countries and are we really as highly regarded as we make ourselves seem? I had the opportunity to ask citizens of Morocco, Bahrain and Honduras just what they thought of us Yankees. I talked with five different individuals: Zahra Al-Hawaj, a Junior foreign exchange student here at Miami from Bahrain, Lofti Ahajam and OŊe ḞaCe from Morocco and Gladys Rivera, a school teacher and Melissa Baldiva a student, both from Honduras. I was excited to hear what they had to say abd couldn’t have predicted what they told me. UP: What comes to mind when you think of America? OŊe ḞaCe, Morocco: “Everyone is dreaming of being in the US one day, especially those who are interested in English and the American lifestyle. The Americans are regarded as intellectuals and rich.”

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UP: What was your initial perception of the States? Zahra Al-Hawai, Bahrain: “When I was younger, I watched the Disney channel a lot and my favorite show was Lizzie Mcguire. I thought that was what life was like in America. When I moved here, I realized the show really wasn’t far off.” UP: What does the ‘American Dream’ mean to you? Lofti Ahajam, Morocco: “I believe that America is the best place where there are the most opportunities. I believe very much in the American dream. It is an opportunity for the ambitious and those that want to grow more.” Zahra Al-Hawaj, Bahrain: “I think it’s kind of stupid. Most Americans are taught to think that anything they do will work outthat’s not what I was taught. I was taught that even if you work really hard, it is not always guaranteed that things will work out.” UP: What does America have that your home country may be lacking, or you admire?

Gladys Rivera, Honduras: We are less organized, poorer, and we lack the opportunities for youth because of our lack of technology. UP: What have you found to be stereotypical of Americans? Zahra Al-Hawai, Bahrain: Americans think they are very friendly. But in reality, they are not as friendly as they think. In Bahrain if you meet someone and you have a good conversation with them, you become good friends. In America, you could meet someone and have a great conversation and a great time with them- but it doesn’t mean you’re friends. You have to build a relationship that can take months. UP: Do you have any desire to ever move to America? Melissa Baldiva, Honduras: I want to move to America in order to better my education and the quality of my life. The technology and the education that America provides is something that I truly admire and hope to one day have as a part of my life.


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Brown shorts, vintage; crop white top, H&M, $9.99; green vest, stylist’s own; men's white shirt, Express, $49.90; denim dress, PacSun, $29.50; denim shirt, H&M, $15.90; straw hat, American Eagle, $15.57; brown boots, Gianni Bini, Dillards.

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White dress, American Eagle, $49.50; yellow vest, vintage; belt, J.Crew; green button-down, H&M, $12.50.

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Men's blue shirt, PacSun, $39.50; denim shirt, H&M; beige skirt, H&M; floral dress, Dillards, $45.70; boots, stylist’s own.

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to walk away from something that’s been a part of their life for so long? Who wants to tear down the façade of “I can’t believe you guys have been together so long! You’re so perfect for each other.” It’s not easy to walk away, but it is possible. Maybe you’re waiting for someone to sweep you off your feet so you have an excuse to leave, or maybe you’re waiting to rekindle the flames that once written by olivia krawczyk were. Either way, this dreaded “comfort drag” is way more Okay, don’t get me wrong. did not want, right? common than you may think. Love is a great thing. But it’s We had been dating for a few Everyone thinks we’re this perfect also a confusing, awkward, months before we went to our couple and I’m afraid to tell unnecessarily dramatic and homecoming dance. It was an them that we’re not.” “I’m really scary, too. That’s right, you’re amazing night, food was great, not the only one who thinks so. pictures were awesome and then scared to come home tonight and not be able to call him. He was In fact, you’re far from it. It’s it was time to hit the dance floor. okay to admit you don’t have We were laughing, having a great supposed to be the good one. But, he has not stepped up. After the smoothest relationship past time and then all of a sudden he two years he’s passive and he’s or that you struggle with your stopped dancing and he looked current relationship. Some things at me and said “I think we should not listening. He’s not fighting for me. Hell, he does not even just don’t work out. I know you break up.” He said he had been know that I want to be fought don’t believe me, so I decided to thinking about it for a while and for. Why should he believe he take it upon myself to collect not just felt like he had to do it. needs to? After all, I’m already one, not two, but seven stories There I was in my homecoming “his”? But he’s losing me and from people who have felt the dress, fooled into thinking I was highs and lows of this addicting, having the night of my life, fooled he has no idea. I don’t want to hurt him. I don’t want to lose my comforting drug that we call Love. into thinking that this was really friend. I don’t want to be single the person I wanted be in a again. I don’t want to have to do The Break up you didn’t see relationship with. This guy that this whole relationship circle… coming decided right then, right there again. But I know I can’t do this that this was the perfect time to anymore, because it’s not what’s It’s happened to the best of rip my heart out? I learned two best for me. It’s comfortable us. You sign yourself up for a things that night. One, I needed now, but something about being commitment you hope will be to find a ride home. Two, I have better than all the ones before, the best friends in the world. They with someone forever in the and cross your fingers it won’t supported and danced with me all name of convenience sounds uncomfortable to me. – Lindsay, end in heartbreak. But what night and helped me realize that if it does? Does it mean you I really can do better and anyone Senior, 21 made the wrong choice and that who leaves me stranded in my you wasted your time? Relax. homecoming dress probably isn’t My girlfriend and I had been together for two and a half years. Regardless of the circumstance, the person I want to be with. High school sweet hearts. We it never feels good to end a -- Jenna, Junior, 20 were crazy about each other, but I relationship, and that’s perfectly slowly found myself getting bored fine. Don’t get down on yourself Stuck in a comfortable and I wasn’t happy anymore. So for trusting or loving someone relationship I cheated. Three times. Just so else. If it weren’t for these trial that I would have an easy way and error processes, we’d never Your relationship has hit its out. Just so that I didn’t have to really know what we truly did and dreaded plateau, but who wants 50 spring


tell her that I was bored and didn’t want to be stuck in the monotony anymore. I thought I finally had what I wanted, freedom. But immediately after I confessed everything to her, I had never regretted something so much in my life. I didn’t realize how much I really needed her, how much I needed my best friend. I wish I wouldn’t have taken the easy way out. I wish I would have been honest with her and worked it out because you really don’t know what you have until it’s gone. -- Justin, Freshman, 18 The Love Triangle The more the merrier, right? Wrong. Believe it or not, when it comes to the whole “love game”, third parties have an extreme tendency to complicate everything. We’ve all been there, it’s not fun. But at what point do you make the decision to fight or to just walk away? Discovering your significant other of three years curled up with your best friend after a drunk night is never fun. I should have seen it coming, they had always been very flirty, but it still made me want to throw up. So of course when I confronted about them I got the “It wasn’t what it looked like, nothing happened, I swear!” speech. I didn’t buy it. I couldn’t. We broke up that morning and I cried for weeks. Most people would never talk to the two of them ever again but I chose to be more mature than that and forgive them. When something like this happens, your trust of others tends to get shot to hell. But I have learned that not everyone will treat you like that and it’s okay to still trust people and it’s also okay to walk away and deserve better. -- Jessica, Senior, 21

I met this incredible guy at work, and we hit it off so well! We’d spend a lot of time together, joke around, flirt for six weeks. One day we were in the car and he discreetly hinted that he had a girlfriend…of three years… I was completely taken aback and embarrassed. But I decided to hold my ground, be mature and try my best to not let the hysteria show on my face. Two short weeks later we were at a work party and he began kissing me and telling me that he had felt more for me in these past six weeks than he had ever felt for his girlfriend of three years. I couldn’t believe it! They broke up the next day, because of me. We didn’t go anywhere fast and she wasn’t going down without a fight. After months of calling me, texting me and visiting me, and he decided he was going to go back to his girlfriend because he was afraid of leaving her after three years, and he didn’t know how to be without her. I was upset. I thought he was the amazing guy I was waiting for, but turns out, I was that for him and he missed out. -- Abby, Senior, 21 Awkward Love Stories We all have an inner awkwardness, especially when we’re trying our best to impress. Maybe you have mortifying moments that have scarred you for life, but trust me…we all have. I had been talking to this guy for about a week. We’d talk on the phone for about four hours a night and we seemed to click really well. One day we were holding hands and walking around Wal-Mart (it was high school okay?) and we’re joking around and all of a sudden he

gets a phone call. It’s one of his friends and he’s asking who he is with and he turns and looks at me and says “Umm I’m with….uh… um…what’s your name again?” Sara, Senior, 21 He had to think I was the craziest girl he has ever met. A few friends and I went to a weekend getaway and my crush came along. The second we got there we started drinking cheap liquor. I ended up waking up on the bathroom floor in my bathing suit wrapped in the comforter. Clearly, I had a rough night. I attempted to change my clothes and of course I put on a shirt that I accidently exploded my hairspray all over earlier that day. I got in bed and my crush woke me up and had to change me because he thought I smelled so bad and I was too drunk to do it myself. A few hours later I attempted to go to the bathroom and ended up smacking my face on the door frame and knocked myself to the floor. He found me there the next morning. Needless to say, we didn’t work out. -- Elizabeth, Junior, 20 The moral of the story is, you’re not the only one who thinks love sucks sometimes. Believe it or not, these ridiculous, haunting stories we keep tucked away as far back as possible, really do help. They makes you set your standards, discover yourself, swallow your pride and put yourself first. Even though love has left us hanging out to dry sometimes, this addicting, comforting drug that we call love is the perfect cure to a lonely heart.

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From Rhett to Lady Brett, a Foray into American Classics written by zachary workman

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Current American youth are undoubtedly different when compared with generations past. Our generation finds appeal in everything from Jersey Shore to Ke$ha’s latest trite club hit, while previous generations intently focused on their cinema and literature as sources of entertainment. For those of us individuals with an appreciation for the, oh--finer things, fear not! There are options that still remain, options that are a throwback to the aforementioned American culture. Four choices— two cinematic, two literary—are featured below, and each is guaranteed to be a quality representation of America, its people, and their dreams and ideals.

in the era immediately following World War I. The novel, divided into three parts, details the youth and maturation of one Amory Blaine, a young Midwesterner. Fitzgerald details his matriculation to Princeton, followed by his role in the Great Depression, all while documenting his various romantic travails. The book is relative to our generation for a variety of reasons. Though published in 1920, the overwhelming themes of growing up and personal assertion, alongside personal and romantic struggles, are things to which any young adult can relate. Though one of Fitzgerald’s lesser read novels (everyone’s read The Great Gatsby), This Side of Paradise is a classic in its own right.

This Side of Paradise

The Sun Also Rises

The first literary choice is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s debut novel, This Side of Paradise. Born out of Fitzgerald’s pain following the end of his courtship with Zelda Sayre, the woman he would eventually marry, This Side of Paradise details the life and occurrences of American youth

Though published merely six years after Fitzgerald’s novel, the setting of this novel by Ernest Hemingway is far different; The Sun Also Rises is one of the definitive books of “The Lost Generation,” an assembly of revered literary wunderkinds whose generation was involved


Image from Creative Commons: this side of paradise. Image from Associated Press: gone with the wind, new line cinema file.

with the World War I. The novel tells the story of Jake Barnes, an American expat living in Paris (like Hemingway himself), and his friends—Lady Brett Ashley, an Englishwoman; Jake’s college buddy, Robert Cohn; and Lady Brett’s fiancé, Mike Campbell. The story’s course documents their travels throughout Europe and the personal and cultural clashes that occur. Hemingway’s production is significant, with a focus on women and their emerging roles and rights within society. Lady Brett Ashley is the most significant; though twice divorced, she is a confident woman who rejects common courtesies of the time. In all, the novel is a thoroughly interesting glance at expatriate life and personal relationships—guys will be pleased by the fishing and bullfighting adventures, while ladies will definitely be drawn to the power and charisma of Lady Brett.

Casablanca The classics are not, however, only restricted only to literature. A solid cinematic choice is Casablanca, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring silver screen legends Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The film, set during December 1941 in Morocco, as World War II overwhelms Europe, tells the story of a fated reunion between past lovers Rick Blaine (Bogart) and Ilsa Lund (Bergman). The

viewer sees the pain brought on by their lingering feelings for one another, complicated by Isla’s current lover, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). The love triangle—in the midst of Vichy France occupation nonetheless—provides for a dramatic tale and an ending unlike any other. (Tell me you’re at least somewhat familiar with the iconic phrase, “Here’s looking at you, kid.”) Though set in a vastly different time and on foreign soil (it does include American nationals!) Casablanca is memorable in the sense of properly portraying lost love. Even at this young age, we have all been affected romantically by a person or two, and whether or not you’re with said flame, the movie appeals to either sentiment— your current happiness, if together, and also to that particular sorrow that stays with you after she walks out the door.

Gone With the Wind Directed by Victor Fleming and released in 1939, Gone with the Wind is set in the antebellum Georgia. The film, starring a roughish Clark Gable and a wickedly charming Vivien Leigh, documents the initial infatuation between Leslie Howard’s character, Ashley Wilkes, and Vivian Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara. Though Scarlett confesses her love for Ashley, he informs her that, though he has feelings for her, that nothing will evolve. He is

to take a bride the next day. Partly for revenge, partly for money, Scarlett marries twice in the film, but everyone knows she will eventually fall for Rhett (Gable), the only man who can match her attention-seeking rebelliousness and the only man uninterested in taming her. Their relationship becomes the film’s focal point as the Civil War devastates Georgia and sends Scarlett’s plush life into upheaval. and you will Rhett Butler (Gable) becomes an eventual interest for Scarlett, and their relationship, alongside other plot developments, becomes a focal point of the film. It’s a love story yes, but more than that, it reveals the strength of a woman, how the South changed after the Civil War, and how Hollywood – and in a sense the whole States -- perceived African-Americans in the 1860s and 1930s. And, like Casablanca, its last line is famous. The beauty of these four pieces of work is inherently clear. They are part of the classic American canon and are constantly referenced in society overall. The novels and films have become a large part of our culture, playing into themes to which all of us can relate on a daily basis. Whether the theme of love, growth, or loss, these are all sentiments we have experienced and can understand even when set in the past. Besides, the glimpse into days long gone is always worthwhile. spring 53


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Inspiration from four of our favorite There is nothing tastier than a big, juicy fashionAmerican hamburger, right? You can get one on pretty much any corner across the U.S. whether bloggers

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it’s a McDonald’s “Big Mac” or a fine bistro’s “black and blue” burger. Well the label of the “All-American” burger is a misnomer because in fact, it’s not that American at all.

Brief History: According to whatscookingamerica.net, the hamburger was actually created by Germans. In the late 18th century, they came over to the U.S. and brought one of their favorite foods “Hamburg Steak”, which was basically a low-grade shredded beef with spices. Outrageous Burger: Las Vegas’ never ceases to amaze, and this outrageous burger is no exception. According The Huffington Post, the foie gras and black trufflestuffed Kobe burger sold at Fleur de Lys Restaurant will set you back $5,000. This is not a joke. The burger is served on a brioche truffle bun with a special sauce. Don’t worry, when you order, you will receive a free bottle of Chateau Petrus 1995. Are you salivating yet?


Fattening Burger: It’s true, one wicked burger concoction can have two days worth of calories. According to webmd.com at Fifth Third ballpark in Comstock Park, Michigan, a “Fifth Third Burger” does just that. It’s composed of five beef patties, five slices of cheese, and almost a cup of chili, with enough salsa and corn chips to overflow the eight- inch bun. This big daddy packs the heat with about 4,800 calories. Yikes! If this doesn’t scare you, for only 200 more calories you can have your burger deep fried. Yum. Best Burger For Your Bod: The best way to prepare a burger is at home. Choose a lean-meat (96% lean is the best), or even a meat substitute and you can still chow down with out the excess calories. If you choose a light bun, feel free to pack on your favorite toppings. Just watch out for the cheese, it can bring the calorie count back up quickly, reduced fat will help you out. You could talk about how to cook it as well, like is it better to grill it or make it on the stove or is there even a healthier way?

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Duty

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Rebuilding America one shoe at a time. written by bridget vis

Steve Weinreb was one of the thousands of Americans who found himself jobless when the economy tanked in 2009. He saw the government bailing out big corporations, while the average person, like himself, was left with an uncertain future. He thought there needed to be someone who would look out for those everyday Americans. That’s when Weinreb decided he was going to create the kind of company that cared. So, in early April 2010 he launched his company Civic Duty Shoes with the purpose of supporting social causes across America. “I wanted to do something different with my company,” Weinreb explains. “I knew I could start a company that was socially, environmentally, and fiscally responsible.” The inspiration for the Civic Duty shoe brand had come to Weinreb years earlier when he ran sales for another shoe company. That company produced a shoe wrapped in a bag made of Tyvek, a material commonly used in the construction of houses to protect them from the elements. “I hated the shoe, but I loved the bag,” Weinreb admits. “I knew from then on that I wanted to create an entire collection using that material.”

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Weinreb said Tyvek is an ideal choice for footwear because it is waterproof, lightweight and breathable. However, one of its most important qualities is that it is 100 percent recyclable, which fulfilled Weinreb’s desire to be environmentally conscious. Even though Weinreb lacked formal design training, after many trial and error attempts he came up with a design aesthetic that matches his own. “I like to take classic looks and put a spin on it,” Weinreb explained. “These shoes look like something you’ve seen before, but I changed the shape a little and added details to make it my own.” Weinreb conceived five core styles for his brand that will always be available in a variety of seasonal colors. This core collection features Tyvek shoes with cotton lining to help the shoes hold their shape and provide extra padding. The shoes range in design from a Converselike sneaker called “Fascination” to “Dedication,” a slip-on loafer. These shoes stand out from traditional ones with their prewinkled surface that creates a unique vintage look, and by a signature argyle heel adorning the backs of each shoe.


To cement Civic Duty’s commitment to better the world, the company’s motto “Conspire to Inspire” is etched into the bottom of each shoe. “’Conspire to Inspire’ means that I have a certain set of expertise, and you have a different set, and we each can help individually, but if we work as a collective we can make a bigger impact.” Weinreb says. The most significant way Weinreb thought he could assist social causes was by choosing one social cause to support through the sales of a custom designed shoe for one calendar year. The first social cause chosen was by Weinreb for 2011. He selected Common Ground Relief. This New Orleans based nonprofit organization is dedicated to getting victims of Hurricane Katrina back into their homes. All of the proceeds from a special “Donation 2011” shoe, going on sale this spring, will be donated to Common Ground Relief.

over the world shoes, while Civic Duty will cover a wide-range of US based social causes. “It’s important to help our own communities first,” Weinreb said. “I will encourage international distributors of our shoes to use the same model in their countries.” The inaugural batch of Civic Duty shoes began distribution around Thanksgiving in 2010. Since then, the shoes have garnered lots of enthusiasm from satisfied customers. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton even excitedly blogged about the brand on his website. Miami University sophomore Katie Scott tried out the “Exhilaration” style shoe in periwinkle. “I was afraid at first the material was going to tear,” Scott said of her initial reaction to the footwear. “But they were surprisingly

durable, extremely comfortable, and super cute.” Civic Duty shoes can be found in an increasing number of stores across the country as their popularity grows. In addition, interested consumers can obtain the shoes on the company’s website for $54 a pair. Weinreb is proud of the way Civic Duty turned out, but he sees the company evolving. They are currently experimenting with designs for backpack and outerwear collections made of Tyvek. “This has been a dream come true to start this company!” Weinreb exclaimed. “It’s crazy that losing my job has become the best thing that has ever happened to me. Sometimes people land on their feet, and I’ll take my good fortune and pay it forward—in the name of Civic Duty.”

In the upcoming years, he said customers will be able to submit worthy causes that they want the company to help. Those suggestions will be narrowed to the top five choices, and then a vote will take place on Civic Duty’s website for the customers to elect the winner. “I want people to feel involved in the brand,” Weinreb emphasized. The only stipulation is that it must be an American cause. This aspect of Civic Duty separates it from other conscious brands like TOMS shoes. Weinreb stressed TOMS was not competition since their mission is giving kids all photographs contributed by civic duty shoes

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Sports authority American athletes impact the fashion world

You’re on your way to class when you find yourself signing onto Facebook on your beloved Blackberry. There is an event invite to that annual jersey party. Yes. It’s that time of year to pick out your favorite jersey to wear. After letting Facebook know you are in fact “attending”, you bump into ‘that guy’ from your marketing class, who happens to be wearing that same baseball hat he wears to class every day. He awkwardly smiles at you, and as he walks by. Not only is he

sporting the same jersey, but he’s walking tall in a new pair of Air Jordans, too. What seems like a daily occurrence to most of us is a situation that did not exist 30 years ago. The impact of sports on the fashion industry typically goes unnoticed. However, sports may arguably have a more profound impact on fashion than anything else. The best example of this is the sheer income athletes make from endorsements alone.

written by adam stiwald photography by ashley sohngen styled by lauren paulson

Thousands of companies have learned that sports and athletes have very profitable ways to advertise and sell their products. For example, even after being dropped by three companies, Tiger Woods still made $70 million in endorsements in 2010 alone. Als in 2010, the top 10 highest money making American athletes earned a combined total of more than $215 million.

Venus Williams & Serena Williams Tennis/golf themed parties are a popular event on college campuses. Two athletes responsible for setting trends in this category are Venus and Serena Williams. Each of the Williams sisters has her own fashion line. Venus designs a fashion line titled “The Venus Williams Collection.” Her outfits range from trendy skirts to sporty tops. Serena has been setting trends on the tennis court since her debut in a fashion-forward denim tennis skirt in 2004, and her fashion line is featured on the Home Shopping Network. These sisters have spread their unique styles from the court to the street, setting fashion standards for young girls across the world. Tiger Woods Perhaps the most iconic name in sports apparel marketing, Tiger Woods embodies Nike’s golf apparel market. His name populates advertisements around the world, and with his success in Image from Associated Press: tiger woods, chris o’meara.

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golf, he has been able to impact millions of people by setting styles for golfers and non-golfers alike. He can be seen on the PGA tour on Sundays in his signature red Nike Golf polo. Danica Patrick Danica Patrick is one of Nascar’s most popular faces. She is a competitor on the track and a model off the track. She can be found modelling for magazines such as Maxim, Playboy, and FHM. She is continually making a name for herself by winning in a male-dominated sport, while at the same time, she is setting fashion trends that will be viewed by millions of fans and people around the world.

time, he is known by millions both for his game and his attire. With his own ‘Jordan’ clothing line, he was Nike’s first huge endorsement contract. His shoes are still worn by college and professional basketball players, along with a variety of other athletes. The man also likes his underwear. In the 1990s, he graced Fruit of the Loom ads and how he rocks Hanes.

Michael Jordan

Lance Armstrong

Michael Jordan is the original athlete who impacted the fashion industry. Continually ranked as the best basketball player of all

Lance Armstrong is a seven–time winner of the Tour de France as well as the creator of the Livestrong clothing line we have

become familiar with over the last six years. Armstrong created the Livestrong fashion line in order to donate the proceeds to cancer research. The line grew more quickly than anyone could have predicted. Livestrong is now sold at clothing stores across the United States, such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, and the everpopular yellow bands will likely continue to adorn wrists all over the country for years to come.

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made written by rachel sacks

These four American designers embody the originality, ingenuity, and hard work the United States is known for. Almost every girl’s dream is to walk down the aisle on her wedding day wearing Vera Wang. But the American-born designer of Chinese-descent is famous for more than her amazing white gowns. After spending her high school years training as a figure skater and studying Art History at Sarah Lawrence College in New York,

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From his preppy button-up Oxfords to his simple yet elegant gowns, everything about Ralph Lauren’s designs is classic. Born in the Bronx, NY, to Jewish immigrants, Lauren began his fashion career by selling neckties to his fellow schoolmates. With no formal training or background in design, he worked for Brooks Brothers until he decided to open his own necktie store, Polo. By 1970, Lauren already owned an entire menswear line, and would soon come out with a line of women’s suits, as well. This women’s line would introduce the well-known Polo emblem to the world. Today, Lauren is as much known for that iconic horseback rider as he is exemplifying the 60 spring

good life with luxurious, enduring designs. Lauren has recently been rewarded for his vision, winning the first Legend Award from the Council of Fashion Desigers of America in 2007 and a nod Most Popular Designer in 2009.

she began a career in the fashion industry with a 16-year-stint as a fashion editor for Vogue. After leaving the magazine, she spent two years as design director at Ralph Lauren before launching her bridal line in New York City. Twenty years later, her gowns are as coveted as ever, and she also has a everyday-wear clothing line as well as perfumes, beauty products, fashion accessories, and a line at Kohl’s. Wang’s style takes an easy approach to luxurious fashion, showcasing simple and romantic styles with attention to detail. Many college girls find themselves drawn to the basics for an everyday uniform, and Wang makes these basics a bit more glamorous, romantic and feminine for the college female.

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With no training or education in fashion design, Tommy Hilfiger defied his parents’ dreams of a career in engineering to pursue a career in fashion. At just 19-years-old, he opened his own chain-clothing store, The People’s Place, but by the time he was 25 the store went bankrupt. After moving to New York City, he turned down work offers to be a design assistant with Calvin Klein and Perry Ellis. In 1984, Hilfiger founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation with support from businessman Mohan Murjani. His menswear line caught the eye of the fickle fashion world, and he was international within three years. In 1995, Hilfiger was awarded Menswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and showcased his first women’s collection a year later.

while giving it an update The designs provide basics, such as button-downs, blazers and khaki pants, worn by many college students for their first interviews or post graduation jobs.

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Like Ralph Lauren, Hilfiger designs with the traditional and timeless American style in mind

donna karan

Donna Karan who has been working in the fashion industry for more than 50 years. Karan began her life in fashion at Parsons School of Design, but left after two years to work with American designer Anne Klein, where she would eventually become the

Images from Associated Press: tommy hilfiger photos, seth wenig and louis lanzano; vera wang photos, seth wenig, louis lanzano, and richard drew; ralph luaren photos, richard drew; donna karan photos, evan agostini and richard drew.

head of design. After working there for 20 years, she left to start her own women’s clothing company, the Donna Karan label. She gained fame for her “Essentials” line, which offered seven pieces that can be mixed and matched to any fashionista’s taste (You can blame – or adore – Karan for leggings; they were part of this collection in 1985.) In 1988, Karan created a second line for younger women, DKNY, and followed a few years with a menswear collection. DKNY has a fresh, urban vibe, while Donna Karan New York embodies an ageless modernism. All of her collections reflect the different types of people in America, ranging from urban and modern to classic and ageless. With brighter colors, edgier cuts and unexpected embellishments, the designs give a twist to the basics. spring 61


With the wind in your hair and the prospect of a day spent with a large hooved friend, these sweet and simple looks will take you from the classroom to the saddle as easy as pie (Mom’s homemade apple pie, that is). 62 spring

photography by sarah robison styled by natalie briggs and maudie banta


Opposite page: hat, TJ Max, $19.99; dress, Juniper, $49.50; necklace and boots, stylist’s own. This page: skirt, Juniper, $49.99; blazer, H&M, $29.95 button-down shirt, model’s own; necklace, stylist’s own.

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This page: blouse, TJ Max, $12.99; pants, Urban Outfitters; boots, model’s own; Opposite page: Long skirt, H&M, $9.95; sweater, H&M, $19.95; belt, sunglasses, and boots, stylist’s own.

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All divider images from Associated Press: women; fireworks; boys.

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Images from Associated Press: warped tour, leigh t. jimmie; bonnaroo, mark humphrey; lollapolooza, charles rex arbogast. Images from flickr: lillith fair, thezenderagenda.

Get your girl power on. Performers include Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Gossip, Indigo Girls, and Erykah Badu. Check lillithfair.com for dates and locations.

Warped Tour Tight jeans are a necessity for both boys and girls at this punk rock haven. The linep includes bands like 3OH!3 and Jack’s Mannequin, as well as a whole bunch of other groups only your coolest friends have heard of. Check dates and locations at vanswarpedtour.com.

Bonnaroo

Eminem. The Black Keys. Ratatat. Mumford & Sons. L’il Wayne. It’s Bonaroo’s tenth birthday, and they’ve invited some serious names to the four-day festival, which is held on a 700-acre farm in Tennessee. www.bonnaroo.com

Lollapolooza Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chicago’s three-day music extravangza (August 5-7th this year). Arcade Fire and Lady Gaga have graced the stage in the past. www.lollapolooza.com

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