Page 1




LIVE MUSIC WEDNESDAY 10 W Park Pl, Oxford, OH 45056 Serve Food to at Least 1:30am 1a.m. Nightly


Spring 2016 12

Eat UP: Revamp Your Smoothie


Come Clean


Miami Man: Troy Myree


New Kids on the Block


#Hustle: Nikki Martinkovic


Mind Guide




We Dare You


Resurging Your Summer Wardrobe

3 | Spring 2016

staff list Editor-in-Chief Greta Hallberg

Creative Director Kayle Antony

Publisher Emma Strupp

Photo Editor Alyssa Sato David Malone

Fashion Director Haley Spindler

Copy Editor Jenny Henderson

Marketing Directors Sydney Medema Ibukun Ibraheem

Online Editor Kelly Higginson

Blog Editors Alex Cooper Blair Donovan

Event Planning Coordinators Mariah Koeltl

Street Style Photographer Jackie Hayes

4 | Spring 2016

Photographers Jackie Hayes Bryce Belyeu Tiffany Visconti Rob Donato Kendall Erickson Olivia (Livvy) List Max Meals Connor Moriarty Francesca Peck Shannon Pressler Sydnie Reatherford Sidney Winzeler Layout Designers Kayle Antony Danielle Schaefer Sara Meurer Morgan Lawrence Lydia Tissandier Darby Shanaberger Julie Norehad Mikayla Zancanelli Katharine Stodghill Stylists Abigail Bates Berkeley Combs Paige Flory Ryan Steffen Lily Manchester Emma Nook Alli Robben Madelyn Voigt Gloria Zhu Erica How Karolina Ulasevich Writers Chase Bailey Abbey Gingras Angela Hatcher Haley Jena Phoebe Myers Molly Nicholas Kevin O’Hara Emily Williams Blair Donovan Kelly Higginson Mary Schrott Emmy Silverman

Bloggers Chase Bailey Vivian Drury Abbey Gingras Hannah Wegman Emily Williams Tori Levy Madelaine Wood Liz Glover Marketing Team Alexandra Bogut Elizabeth Colwell Alexandria Dolbin Coley Frommeyer Claire Markely Leah McCloud Ali Mitchell Rachel Price Lena Rutherford Alexandra Standring Brittany Czodli Mariah Kolber Emily Carroll Event Planning Brittany Czodli Madelyn Voigt Jenna Mrocko Althea Perley Sarah Gaertner Ashley Lewis Alli Robben Regina Icaza Jessie Wolfe Alexandra Standring Leah McCloud Alexandria Dolbin Coley Frommeyer Rachel Price Claire Markley Jessica Pembroke Faculty Advisor Annie-Laurie Blair Finance Advisor Drew Davis Founders | 2008 Lauren Kelly Kelly Phelan

editor’s letter Dear Readers, With graduation right around the corner, seniors are preparing to enter the real world. We’ll be moving to exciting cities and starting new jobs. We’ll be leaving the Oxford bubble that we’ve all grown accustomed to. While the upcoming change is fun, we’ll all need a little guidance. Hence, the theme of our spring issue is Revive, a restoration of life, a fresh start, a new beginning. As the snow melts, the coming of spring offers a chance to give your mind, body, soul and wardrobe a breath of fresh air. Miami student Rachel Morgan takes a bright approach to breakfast on her new Instagram account @askmeifikale. Blog editor Blair Donovan writes about the smoothie bowl trend--and even snags a mouthwatering recipe you can make at home. Satisfy your tastebuds on page 12. Remember when tattoo chokers and overalls were all the rage? We recreated the trends from our childhood and

updated them for adulthood, or at least college. Styled by Haley Spindler Maddy Voigt; photographed by Alyssa Sato and Shannon Pressler. The spirit of the 90’s is alive in our photo editorial on page 28. Playful. Fresh. Bold. Enter the studio of Nikki Martinkovic, a Miami University alumna who started her own print design company in New York. After years of working for clothing lines, she finally hung her own name on the door in May of last year. Up’s publisher Emma Strupp interned for her last summer and introduced us for an interview. Be inspired on page 40. My final issue is bittersweet—I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve created this year, but sad to be moving on from something that I love. I know that I’m leaving the magazine in the capable hands of Kelly Higginson, our incoming editor-in-chief, and the rest of the new editorial board. I can’t wait to see how you all work together next year. Thank you to the amazing staff this year— you all impress me every day with your creativity and passion. It has been a true pleasure and honor to work with each of you and work together to make this magazine. Thank you to Emma Strupp and Kayle Antony for executing my ideas, keeping me sane, and being my better half (or two thirds). But most importantly, thank you, readers. We wouldn’t have a magazine if it weren’t for our audience. For that, I am eternally grateful. For the last time, much Up love. Greta Hallberg Editor-in-Chief Printer: RR Donnelley

5 | Spring 2016

35 W. High Street | Oxford, OH 45056 | 513.280.6573


6 | Spring 2016


’ E






Looking for talented photographers and videographers. Inquire at: 7 | Spring 2016

photographed by Rob Donato

made up: face mask




written Mary Schrott

8 | Spring 2016




f you’re looking to revitalize this spring, the best place to start is your face. It’s the first feature people notice when looking at you and the last image they’ll remember. Needless to say, your money-maker is very important and should be cared for, especially when summertime skin is right around the corner. In addition to your daily gentle cleansing and moisturizing routine, try out a mask every once in awhile. Masks are are a great option if you’re looking to rejuvenate, but sometimes it can be hard to know which ones work best for you. No need to worry though, we did all the hard work for you. If you’re like us and looking for a major skin revival check out these face masks we tried that gave us life and our freshest skin yet. Happy masking!

MANUKA HONEY MASK I first tried Manuka Honey last summer after a string of bad breakouts. My skinned looked so tired which reflected my feelings about skincare perfectly. After watching some beauty vloggers on YouTube, I found that Manuka Honey has healing and moisturizing qualities that help clear up skin and give it crazy hydration. It’s pretty sweet! WHAT’S IN IT: Manuka Honey comes from a northern New Zealand island where bees feed off a special Manuka shrub, which is a native vegetation. It’s raw too which means it hasn’t been processed and is packed with vitamins B and C as well as live enzymes. WHAT IT DOES: Kills bacteria Helps heal blemishes Moisturizes skin WHERE TO FIND IT: Sephora, Ulta, Amazon, Ebay



While there isn’t a LUSH in Oxford (yet) stopping in at your nearest hometown store is a must, especially if you’re planning on great skin this spring. The “Don’t Look at Me” mask is one of my favorites in the store. Not only does it have a crazy blue color, but it’s made of raw ingredients that do wonders for you skin.

There’s no better way to get a fresh face than with this product that won Allure’s Best of Beauty Award 2014. Not only will this mask give you radiant skin, but it’s engineered to keep ingredients from oxidizing in small single serving packages. So if you’re looking to give this one a try, there is no commitment as each package only costs $3.29.

WHAT’S IN IT: Lemon juice for toning, ground rice for exfoliating and murumuru butter for succulent moisturizing. Also organic silken tofu is this mask’s secret weapon as it leaves your skin soft as a spring flower. WHAT IT DOES: Exfoliates Brightens Softens Tones WHERE TO FIND IT: The product is sold exclusively at LUSH stores

WHAT’S IN IT: A strong kick of peppermint oil, flaxseed, menthol, olive, cranberry and grape. Together these plump up your skin leaving it feeling clean and moisturized. This mask allows contains aloe juices that revitalizes your skin’s look and feel. WHAT IT DOES: Moisturizes Cleans Plumps Revitalizes WHERE TO FIND IT: Target or get it in your next Birchbox

9 | Spring 2016




written by Emily Williams

styled by Karolina Ulasevisch photographed by Kendall Erickson Models: Brooke Hetman Charcoal checkered romper: Juniper, $29.75 Bike: BikeWise Shop, $1,299.00 10 | Spring 2016


s I grabbed the handlebars from Bob, I had the sudden realization that I hadn’t been on a bike since my freshman year of high school. The front tire of my ¾ size blue Schwinn had worn a hole, and I’d never had the will to buy a new one over the past five years. I hopped on the saddle, praying that the old adage about riding a bike is true. Robert Feldman, otherwise known as “Biker Bob,” has been teaching Miami students about biking since 1997, first at Hueston Woods and now as an instructor for the Kinesiology and Health department’s mountain biking course. It’s the second day of class and the first day of riding. Our first task? Riding up the hill behind Phillips Hall at top speed. One student doesn’t pick up enough momentum on the way up, rolling off her bike and down the grassy knoll. I make it—barely. My form is off, though. Thankfully, the hill is very small but just large enough that my muscles tense up as we’re asked to ride down it—both brakes lightly pressed and feet parallel on the pedals. Look ahead, not at your feet, I’m reminded as I ride down and steer around a tree. Despite my initial hesitation, it only took minutes for me to remember why I used to love riding my bike. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or haven’t touched a bike in years, Feldman has some tips that are essential before donning your helmet and hopping on the saddle: ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL In order to both stay safe and get the most out of your ride, it’s important to find a bike that suits your size. When adjusting seat height, your knee should be slightly bent when the ball of your foot is on the

pedal at its lowest position. By simply measuring your height and leg height and entering your measurements into one of many online bike fit calculator options, you can find the right measurements of a bike to purchase. REMEMBER YOUR ABC’S Before taking any biking class out on a ride, the students are taught to always perform an “ABC Quick Check.” The “A” stands for air; the tires should be firm with just a slight amount of give. The “B” is for brakes; roll the bike back and forth, testing the front and rear brakes individually. The “C” stands for the chains; rotate the pedals and watch the chain go through a full rotation. Finally, the “quick” refers to the wheels’ quick releases. Make sure the lever of each quick release is tightly secured at a 90 degree angle. EYES ON THE PRIZE Many beginning cyclists tend to look down at the path or at their pedals when nervous about staying on-track or on-balance. Even though this is a natural response, it’s actually safer to keep your gaze aimed forward—not to mention looking down will take away from the view on your ride. GO ON AN ADVENTURE Hueston Woods, just seven miles from campus, has about 18 miles of biking trails. Just last month, the city of Oxford announced plans for a new recreational bike trail. The 10-foot wide trail is set to be completed by the end of June and will run from Kelly Road to Leonard Hallow Park. Keep things interesting by varying your route. Already biked all the trails? Ride them in the opposite direction from your usual route; you may see something new from that perspective.

11 | Spring 2016



written by Blair Donovan

12 | Spring 2016

photographed by Sydnie Reatherford



ith spring break over and done, many of us ditched our healthier lifestyles the moment we got back to Oxford (myself included). Clean eating 24/7 may seem impossible, but a new healthy and delicious food trend that you won’t be able to resist can help out – smoothie bowls.

fresh fruit like strawberries, pineapple, or blueberries, chia seeds, granola, and a drizzle of almond butter or agave sweetener.

Rather than sipping your smoothie through a straw, smoothie bowls allow you to eat a smoothie with a spoon. They’re even better than regular smoothies because you can get much more creative with your ingredients since you’re not limited by a liquid form. Smoothie bowls can amp up your breakfast cereal every morning or they can give you a post-workout boost. They typically have fruits, nuts, seeds, or granola. You’ll never get tired of eating them because you make completely different ones every day.

“Ever since I have made these changes to my daily diet, I feel incredible, have so much more energy, and generally feel happier,” said Morgan. “I seriously would recommend making subtle changes like the ones I have made to everyone!”

Social media has blown up with bright photos of delicious smoothie bowl creations and recipes. Junior, Rachel Morgan, recently started making smoothie bowls with a NutriBullet Magic Bullet. She created her own Instagram food account called @askmeifikale to showcase her creations. Morgan loves making smoothie bowls because they’re extremely filling and easy. Plus, they only take about ten minutes to make. She uses them for fuel on long, busy days.


“You really can make a bowl for whatever mood you are feeling or flavor you are craving whether it’s chocolate, fruit, savory, or vanilla,” said Morgan. “It’s my go-to ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ breakfast, especially when I’m in a time crunch or don’t have that much left in my fridge at the end of a week.” For the base of her smoothie bowls, Morgan typically uses greens like kale or spinach, almond or coconut milk, and frozen fruit. For the toppings, she uses

Clean eating, including eating smoothie bowls and more raw foods, has revived Morgan’s health.

Follow @askmeifikale for smoothie bowl recipes and more, and check out one of Morgan’s favorite recipes. Get as creative as you can and make your own unique bowls.

Combine ½ cup blueberries, ½ chopped strawberries, ½ banana, 3-4 tbsp greek yogurt of your choice, 6 ice cubes, and a splash of your milk of choice/coconut water/juice of choice into a blender or food processor. Blend until all ingredients are smooth. Add in more ice cubes to reach desired thickness. Pour contents into a bowl, refrigerate for 5 minutes. Use this time to cut up the rest of the banana and more strawberries. Measure out ¼ cup granola for the topping and melt some peanut butter or almond butter for drizzling on top. After 5 minutes, remove the bowl from the fridge and top with fruit, granola, drizzle of PB or AB, and optional chia seeds, coconut, or other preferred toppings. Grab a spoon and enjoy!

13 | Spring 2016

styled by Emma Nook photographed by Livvy List Model: Natalie Cofield 14 | Spring 2016

COME CLEAN Your whites are anyhing but basic

15 | Spring 2016

16 | Spring 2016

17 | Spring 2016

18 | Spring 2016

19 | Spring 2016

THE LINES written by Molly Nicholas

styled by Erica How photographed by Rob Donato Model: Joanie Jana Striped Top: Bluetique, $16.00 20 | Spring 2016


ear of imprisonment or death aren’t typically associated with picking out an outfit each morning in today’s world. Stripes are a fashion staple today, but they were not always as easy to wear throughout history. Stripes were seen on prisoners for a long period of time because of their negative connotation and authorities thought that prisoners would be easier to identify in stripes. “The Devil’s Cloth” and “stripes” were interchangeable terms in the Middle Ages because, according to The New York Times, people thought wearing stripes was wrong. But here at Up, if stripes are wrong, we don’t want to be right. In more recent history, stripes are seen as the complete opposite: trendy, sailor-chic and harmless. Everyone probably has a Breton-striped shirt sitting around his or her room that they don’t think twice about. The Breton stripe is typically navy blue stripes on a white shirt - the stereotypical nautical version. According to Vogue, the French Navy even wore Breton stripes as their uniform. This inspired Coco Chanel to use the pattern in some of her first collections. Stars of the time like Audrey Hepburn and James Dean supported the popular pattern.

THE STYLE LINE-UP: TOPS: Horizontal stripes are best worn cropped with a colorful, solid pair of shorts. If you want a trendier look, pair a cropped, striped t-shirt underneath a distressed pair of overalls. Also, consider tucking in a longer, striped top into a skirt or high-waisted jeans. If you’re looking for something different, a striped top underneath a leather jacket or an army jacket is the perfect way to give the nautical look a sassy edge. BOTTOMS: Striped shorts are best worn with a solid colored-shirt. Pants can be done similarly. Bonus points for vertical stripes because they make you look taller and slimmer. Thicker horizontal striped skirts provide you with a look that accentuates your waist and hips. DRESSES: Vertically striped dresses provide a long, slimming look. Horizontal stripes can once again bring out your natural curves. A striped t-shirt dress can be a comfy way to transition from day to night. A jacket, vest or sweater overtop can tone down the stripes slightly, if you don’t want them to be as bold. The pattern is great, but a dress can be overkill without some solid accessories to balance it out. Consider trying the two-piece dress, which has become exceedingly popular this year. It’s also another perfect way to keep stripes from taking over your whole body.

“...the fashion world envisions stripes in more ways than one.” French influence brought the Breton Stripe to Italy after World War II. This could be the reason we see Gondoliers on waterways in Venice wearing striped shirts. Now Taylor Swift loves to sport a navy striped-shirt with bold red lips. Whether you want a nautical or edgy look, the fashion world envisions stripes in more ways than one, taking you from the boat to the runway to the sidewalks of Oxford, Ohio. Stripes today are often worn as the focal point of an outfit, leaving the rest of the outfit a solid color. If you’re looking to mix, patterns, stripes and florals compliment each other well. For a slimming figure, choose vertical stripes, but that doesn’t mean you should shy away from horizontal stripes. They can often accentuate curves and make your body look great, if worn right.

ACCESSORIES: If you’re looking to incorporate stripes but keep it low-key, scarves are the perfect way. They also help transition to Spring while the weather tries to decide if it’s going to be cold or hot. A striped clutch or bag can also subtly add the pattern to any outfit. In the realm of jewelry, striped bangles are a great finishing touch. Throughout history, the striped pattern has shown over and over again, and clearly, it’s not dying out any time soon. Lucky for us, there are so many ways to style stripes for any occasion. Whether it’s boating on the lake or walking down city streets, there’s always a way to look chic and show your stripes.

21 | Spring 2016

miami man


developing style written by Angela Hatcher


t all began with That’s So Raven, the iconic Disney channel show from the early 2000s. As a child, Troy Myree Jr. was glued to his television set, idolizing the main character of the show, Raven for for pursuing the fashion internship of her dreams and always wearing the trendiest clothes. She was his inspiration. “I remember thinking that I can wear cute clothes too, just like Raven,” Myree said. “It’s too bad she doesn’t dress as cute now.” Troy Myree Jr., a French education major from suburbs of Cincinnati, has since been developing his classic, quirky, cutting-edge style. A hodgepodge of thrift stores clothes and name brand items make up his wardrobe.

photographed byShannon Pressler Model: Troy Myree Jr. 22 | Spring 2016

“Name brand, depends. Off brand, depends,” Myree said. “Gucci, Louis, Fendi, Prada—if you have the means, go for it—but don’t spend that money for no reason.”

Like Moschino, he cites specifically, scrolling through his Instagram and clicking on some of the pictures. His eyes automatically flash to a post of a gaudy, novelty handbag made in the shape of a winky face emoji. “Some of the stuff is edgy and chic but some of it makes me cringe,” Myree said. “It’s cute, but, like, is it though?” His eclectic style dates back to his Disney days, where the mismatched outfits of his favorite characters served as his biggest fashion inspiration. “I thought it was so cute,” Myree said. “It was not. At all.” Nowadays, Myree’s cutting edge and unique style favors the color baby blue, his favorite color, a pair of dark, classic black skinny jeans and a pair of Adidas. Nighttime calls for black as much as possible as he hikes from western campus to Uptown Oxford. His most iconic pieces include a long tan coat, his light skinny jeans covered in Sharpie marker from his friends writing all over them and his Doc Marten tuxedo shoes. Myree keeps up with the times. His current favorite fashion trends include neutral colors, like that of Kanye West’s newest line and the baby pink and blue that glowed in the background of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” music video. Myree is a frugal shopper at heart, getting the most bang for his buck, especially on Goodwill half-price Saturdays. Amongst some of his favorite fashion hot spots are TJ Maxx and a thrift store back home called Valley Thrift. “Why would you buy a $200 pair of jeans when you can get the exact same thing from a thrift store for $2?” Myree said. “It’s bomb.” He is a firm believer that you can dress your best, even on the tight-college kid budget. But even Troy has a list of potential splurges--a pair of great fitting jeans, a fur coat that hits just above the knee, and especially a pair of sneakers.

“Fur is so old Hollywood and antiquated,” Myree said. “People are animated about it, it causes a conversation. That’s what fashion is all about.” Like many Up readers, Myree is a big believer that fashion runs deeper than what you put on your body--it has a deeper meaning than just an aesthetic appeal. “People’s clothes...that’s how you tell other people what you want them to think of you,” Myree said. “It’s how you project yourself out into the world.” For Myree, style and identity are one in the same. He insists that fashion will always play a role in his everyday life. He plans to be a teacher and recounting his childhood teachers, he can’t remember ever having a fashionable teacher. He’s going to break the mold. “You don’t have to be super rich to be fashionable,” Myree said. “I want to show people that you just have to follow your passion and you can still dress well.” Myree, like most college fashionistas, recognizes the difference between fashion and style. He defines fashion as what is mode, what’s new and what’s modern, whereas you use your own sense of style, your tastes, to determine the fashion trends you like. But the two are intertwined in the sense that they are always evolving. “I’m still developing my style,” Myree said. “I started junior and senior year of high school and have come a long way since my Disney days.” From mismatching socks and loud colors like his favorite Disney stars, to on trend neutrals and pastels, Myree insists that clothes are so much more than what you put on your body. Fashion is for social change, to bring a cause to a certain demographic and allow people to expand their horizons. Fashion is for allowing people to try new things to see what they do and don’t like to develop their personal style. Fashion can be affordable and chic at the same time. And style is for you, so you can show through what your wear who you are and what you stand for.

23 | Spring 2016

styled by Paige Flory photographed by Max Meals Model: Michael Mackintosh Vineyard Vines Quarter-Zip: Seaview Outfitters, $135.00 Vineyard Vines Club Pants-Seaview Outfitters, $89.50

24 | Spring 2016



hivalry is dead. We’ve heard it a thousand times, when in fact, it couldn’t be further from the truth.

While Netflix & chill sessions are a dime a dozen and hook ups are just a swipe away on Tinder, old fashioned dating isn’t so far out of grasp. Chivalry is an old concept that has changed over time. Its place in our vernacular started nearly a thousand years ago as a code of honor and conduct that knights lived around. Today, it applies to anything a so-called “gentleman” would do. Turns out, many of these gentlemen are still around on college campuses—men willing to actually go to your door to pick you up rather than texting you “here” from the car, for instance. They exist, and chivalry matters more to them than you might think. Senior Hunter Leachman is a firm believer that chivalry isn’t lost on the millennial generation. “If there was one rule of chivalry I would never break, it would be holding doors open for others,” Leachman said. “It may seem like a small action that doesn’t take much effort, but lots of little acts of kindness can have a very powerful impact on the people in your life.” But this old-fashioned idea of chivalrous behavior isn’t for everyone; sometimes splitting the bill or opening your own door are more important than an outdated ideal of what a gentleman should do. Junior Angus MacLeod thinks chivalry is a two-way street in today’s dating scene, and that the term itself may be out of date. “Chivalry is too associated with men, and I think that it places people in gender roles,” Macleod said. “I was taught growing up that the boy always paid, the boy drove, the boy asked the girl out. But I don’t think that’s true now.”

To MacLeod, a relationship is a partnership—both people need to go out of their way to do things for the other person in order to make that bond work. Senior Rebecca Clark, president of Feminists Working on Real Democracy (F-word) on campus, echoed those sentiments. “There may be some relationships where the man wants to pay for everything, and if both parties are okay with it then that’s fine,” said Clark. “But I would rather split both things equally, like if he pays for one meal I’ll pay for the next, or if we go to the movies we each buy our own tickets.” Maybe your perfect man isn’t the “perfect man” you grew up watching on Cinderella. One person’s Prince Charming is almost certainly another person’s frog, regardless of gallant behavior. Chivalry means something different to everyone, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Men don’t always have to pick up the tab and girls don’t always have to wait until they have their door opened. These things don’t define a quality relationship. “There is hooking up going on and that’s okay for some people, but there are plenty of serious relationships that are deep and comprised of more than hooking up,” Clark said. “It just seems more prevalent because people are open about talking about it.” Modern chivalry could even be something different altogether, not based on unspoken dating guidelines but rather on treating the other person with respect—whether in a relationship or hooking up. This applies not only on the first date but on the 157th date—and every date in between. For Leachman, it’s all about being a good person without expecting anything in return. If that’s so, it looks like chivalry is making a comeback.

25 | Spring 2016

RESURGING Your Summer Wardrobe written by Kelly Higginson

styled by Gloria Zhu photographed by Livvy List Models: Gloria Zhu and Lily Sloan 26 | Spring 2016


s summer approaches, the idea of leaving Oxford for new destinations starts to become a truer reality with each passing day. In preparing for the three-month hiatus, in which many of us will be dispersed around the globe, there are wardrobe decisions to be made for each different occasion. Whether it’s a summer internship in an office, getting brunch with friends, traveling to a new vacation hotspot, or going out for nights on the town, the need for a single, versatile wardrobe item becomes even more imperative for our suitcases. Forget stressing because the answer to all your wardrobe choices is much more simple than you think- jumpsuits.

that business and fashion are still in the early-giddy stage of a love affair, so take your jumpsuit and style it up properly by pairing it with a blazer, simple accessories, and a nice pair of flats or sandals to achieve a sophisticated business look.

Though certain jumpsuit trends fade in and out of style, the jumpsuit is a summer must-have item that has been played around with even before Rosie the Riveter made it famous. Comfortable and effortless, versatile and complex, the jumpsuit is an outfit idea that has stuck around for ages because of its adaptability. Regardless of what kind of jumpsuit look you are trying to achieve or whether or not you think they are God’s gift to the fashion world, there is something to be said for a good jumpsuit that fits. When styled correctly, jumpsuits are the easiest thing to wear. So why do so many of us (myself included) have a certain stage fright when pulling off this versatile item of clothing?

Junior Lily Quenneville is fierce when creating innovative looks with her jumpsuits and agrees that it is a key wardrobe item for summer 2016.

Jumpsuits have always had a bad rep of being a challenge to style, but why? When looking back at the iconic World War II “We Can Do It!” poster of Rosie the Riveter, she’s wearing a polka-dot headscarf, flexing her muscles, standing up for women in the workforce, and being completely unapologetic about her character, all while sporting a denim jumpsuit. Rosie, along with many other working women during the war, cut so many corners to stay glamorous and fashion followed to accommodate them. Nothing stopped women from looking fabulous when wearing their jumpsuits, even if they were working in the grease and dirt. Seven decades of fashion have surpassed and you’d think women would have more confidence. Perhaps fashionistas fear the jumpsuit because they fear there’s an appropriate time or occasion to sport them. In light of new beginnings and a resurging summer, I challenge all you fashion followers, to diversify your wardrobe during this hiatus and take the Rosie the Riveter mentality by hopping on the jumpsuit bandwagon. For the summer intern looking for an easy go-to chic professional look, throw on a jumpsuit. It’s no secret

For a travelers look during the day, take whatever jumpsuit you fancy (romper, denim overalls, shortalls, jumper, etc.), and style it with a cargo or denim jacket, some big sunglasses, and your comfiest pair of sneakers, converse, sandals, or booties. As the sun heats up during the day, take your jacket and tie it around your waist as an accessory. The jumpsuit world is your oyster.

“For me I love wearing plain jumpsuits without much pattern so I can play around with the accessories.” Quenneville said. “I dress it up with layered necklaces to create many looks so I can wear the jumpsuit many ways.” If you’re feeling extra daring and tired of the regular jumpsuit look, revamp the jumpsuit look by turning it into a suddenly chic jumpsuit and shirt/pant hybrid. Yes, you heard me correctly- I’ll take a moment for your gasps of astonishment. If your jumpsuit has sleeves, tie them around your waist and wear a collared chambray button-up or chiffon shirt to get more cost per-wear. For the night out on the town, take a jumpsuit and dress it up with some statement accessories, Whigh-heeled shoes, and a cross-body bag. The ability to create and express yourself multiple ways with the same item will show sophistication and versatility in your wardrobe. “During the summer I can wear a jumpsuit to the beach with a floppy hat then turn it into a night outfit by throwing on some wedges with it. They are the most comfortable and easiest go-to outfits,” Quenneville said. As Quenneville can testify to, there is a name for the go-to outfit for any occasion and it’s the jumpsuit. No stress or outfit changed is required for your soon-to-be hectic summer. When searching for your next go-to jumpsuit, take the Rosie the Riveter approach and ask yourself, how else can I do this? Think of all the possibilities one article of clothing may ensue and pack it in your suitcase for whatever adventure lies ahead. 27 | Spring 2016


KIDS ON THE Who needs a degree when you’re schooling style?

28 | Spring 2016


styled by Haley Spindler photographed by Alyssa Sato Model: Brooke Schmidt

editorial 2 childhood trends

30 | Spring 2016

editorial 2 childhood trends

31 | Spring 2016

32 | Spring 2016

33 | Spring 2016

styled by Madelyn Voigt photographed by Shannon Pressler Models: Anthony Restifo and Nick Giannotti

REC 34 | Spring 2016

ESS: Amp up your courtside style 35 | Spring 2016

36 | Spring 2016

37 | Spring 2016

38 | Spring 2016

39 | Spring 2016

photographed by Connor Moriarty Model: Nikki Martinkovic


creating a dream career written by Greta Hallberg 40 | Spring 2016


ucked in the trendy neighborhood of TriBeCa lies the the small studio workspace of NIKKI MARTINKOVIC. Bold florals, colorful graphics and unexpected stripes hang from the walls on silk fabric swatches. These prints are upbeat and playful, just like the woman who designs them. Nikki’s pooch, Pickle, a cute french bulldog and unofficial brand ambassador with attitude greet all visitors promptly at the door. Nikki Martinkovic, the brains and namesake behind the company, officially hung her own name on the door in May of 2015. Nikki is an artist. She designs her prints by painting patterns on paper. She then scans her artwork and recreates them into a digital file. It is these digital copies of her prints that she then brings to trade shows and sells to companies to use on their garments. Martinkovic spent the early part of her career working in-house at clothing labels Alice + Olivia and Milly, where she bought prints from other studios to use on the clothes. “The majority of the options were pretty similar to one another and nobody really had a unique perspective,” said Martinkovic. “That’s kind of why I started the company.” Her fresh aesthetic is just that--it’s modern, trendy and totally unique. She takes inspiration from artists and puts a contemporary spin on their work in her designs. No two NIKKI MARTINKOVIC prints look alike, but each one is bold and graphic and colorful.

“Every time I have a meeting with a new client, they just are amazed at what we have because it’s something that nobody else has and they haven’t seen it,” said Martinkovic. For her, that’s flattering to hear because her clients meet with many studios and know what’s on the market. It reassures her that the Nikki Martinkovic brand is creating something fresh and different. “I want my clients to come to me for cool prints that they can’t get anywhere else,” she said. Although she’s been officially open for less than a year, she already has some impressive clientele. J.Crew, Ralph Lauren, Steve Madden, Milly, Sachin & Babi, Victoria’s Secret and Sak’s Fifth Avenue are among some of the brands that have purchased her designs. Her designs are starting to pop up on a button down shirt, an evening gown, a bathing suit or even a pair of socks. “Seeing the print on a garment is super exciting,” said Martinkovic. “And getting feedback from the customer that a print does well and sales are amazing.” In starting her company last May, Martinkovic relied heavily on her entrepreneurship professor and mentor, Mark Lacker. He taught her how to write a business plan and challenge her ideas. While Nikki was finding a studio, designing a logo and creating her collection, he was guiding her on building her business and marketing her brand. “The first thing I did do was hire an attorney and an account. That was so important to me because I wanted to make sure that whatever I did from day

41 | Spring 2016

“You’ll never be able to do it unless you believe in yourself”

42 | Spring 2016

one was done right,” said Martinkovic, about one of the important pieces of starting a business and filing an LLC. She consulted Lacker with business ideas and he connected her to an intern for the summer: a young, fashion-forward student who dreams of moving to New York City and working in fashion. Up’s Publisher Emma Strupp interned for NIKKI MARTINKOVIC last summer, helping develop her startup. “I moved to New York last June and fell in love. The vibe, people and most importantly, Nikki’s business was intoxicating,” said Strupp. “Her work ethic is unparalleled.” This January, Strupp returned to New York to help Martinkovic prepare for Premiére Vision, a global textile trade show. Fashion professionals attend to purchase designs for their upcoming collections and connect with exhibitors. “I learned if you have to want it to make it in fashion, you must be willing to make sacrifices to grow a business,” said Strupp. “It’s a mindset and Nikki has it.” A native Ohioan and Miami alumna of Miami University, Nikki Martinkovic returned to her alma

mater in March for a presentation about her company. She graduated with a degree in interior design, and while she loved art, her passion was always fashion. “Don’t assume it’s all pretty,” said Martinkovic of working in fashion. “Along the way, I definitely did things that I absolutely hated. But that’s all part of the process and it was still a learning experience and as long as you’re always learning, that’s the most important thing.” While she was a student on campus, she helped grow the Miami University Club of Fashion and Design. Martinkovic, along with a few of her friends, came up with the idea of the runway show and established the partnership with Federic Holzberger of Aveda Federics Institute Cincinnati, a major sponsor and supporter for the club. MUCFD is now celebrating its tenth year on campus. The club honored Nikki with their first “Outstanding Alumni Award” for the work she put into building the organization at the spring fashion show on April 16. To learn more about Nikki Martinkovic’s bold and beatuiful prints, visit her website at and follow her Instagram, @NIKKIMARTINKOVIC.

43 | Spring 2016

the power of

SEEING How Visualization is Majorly Stepping Up the Music Game written by Haley Jena


f a picture is worth a thousand words, than a music video can illustrate what those thousand words simply can’t. Today, visualization in music is shifting the perception of songs in more than one way. With lyrics, music videos and more, musicians are reviving their roots and repping their cultures both politically and personally (not to mention gifting us new songs for our favorite playlists). Songs are becoming more than lyrics and radio hits— visuals make them opportune art pieces. Recently rising in popularity, visual albums and showcases are growing worldwide and on Miami’s campus. WMSR, Miami’s student radio station and source for discovering on-the-rise artist and playlists, spent this semester crafting a powerful audiovisual

44 | Spring 2016

styled by Ryan Steffen photographed by Jackie Hayes Model: Rae Claire Embree

album set to release this April. General manager of WMSR Alexis Moten is psyched for the benefits that come with overlapping imagery and music. “When music videos first came out, that’s how people heard songs, but now they’re becoming more of think pieces. They’re an opportunity to show how the artist feels, because not everyone will translate the lyrics automatically,” Moten said. WMSR’s album will craft a new story from songs and translate music into something graspable, according to Moten. The new set of tracks was inspired by Jason Maek & Zaena’s recent visual album Fashion Week. Audiovisuals are simultaneously providing entertainment and shaping modern cultural influence, whether it be a campus creation or the world’s most streamed videos. Some music videos celebrate personal revitalization, while others deliver a political statement. Intimate or controversial, here are some of Up’s favorite audiovisual artists:

BEYONCÉ In December 2013, Beyoncé set the bar incredibly high by dropping her undetected and unprecedented audiovisual album Beyoncé. The eponymous collection of music videos was unlike any other in the industry, blessing us with fourteen new tracks and seventeen accompanying short films, each depicting a refreshing candor of revived freedom and feminism. The power of influential visualization in music had begun. Bey didn’t stop there: when the singer dropped Formation the day before the Superbowl, the world went ballistic. A heavy bass paired with the song’s jubilant vocals is a juxtaposition to the song’s more serious message. In the music video, we see powerful images that advocate for political change as well as self-love for one’s natural persona and physicality. Powerful frames speak louder than words ever could, like Beyoncé lying atop a police car in the video’s post-Hurricane Katrina set. Perhaps most striking of all is a scene of a black child in front of a band of riot police, who raise their hands in response 45 | Spring 2016

to the child’s dance moves, followed by an image of graffiti reading “STOP SHOOTING US.” Undeniably, Beyoncé uses her platform of influence to raise political awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement with surrounding issues such as police brutality and microaggressions in black culture. Additionally, shots of the singer’s daughter Blue Ivy wearing her hair naturally and beautifully favors a sense of natural and unwavering pride. Without these visuals being paired with the song, the message may be simply heard rather than listened to. “On its own, Formation is just a song, but I’m more than sure that Beyoncé’s message about police brutality would go under the line if not for the video,” Moten commented. The quintessential queen of cool, Beyoncé once again proves to be the god of all things music and more.

KANYE WEST Here’s an unexpected combination: a fashion show, an album release and a smiling Kanye West. In February, Kanye debuted his new album The Life Of Pablo at Madison Square Garden during a fashion show for his third season of his Yeezy line. Pairing his new album with expressionless models 46 | Spring 2016

clad in normcore clothing created much more than a catwalk and much more than a listening party, but rather a new aesthetic and artwork. TLOP is a tribute to artwork, personal style, Chicago, religion and (of course) Yeezy himself, which we got to see (literally) before our eyes at the concurrent premiere. The show featured several different models of color, in turn bringing the songs to life by stimulating all the senses beyond simply hearing. Tracks like Famous and Feedback pay homage to Ye’s hometown, Chicago, and reanimate the culture he grew up in that molded his beloved infamous appeal. Other tracks such as I Love Kanye and Low Lights take a much more intimate approach to celebrating and invigorating personal victories and accomplishments (with lyrics reading “I love you like Kanye loves Kanye” and “It feels so good to be free, to be accepted for who you are and loved no matter what,” respectively). If the fearless pride wasn’t clear enough in his fashion show and album drop duo, Kanye himself tweeted: “I want people to be the best versions of themselves and I will be the best version of me.” We applaud your ambition, confidence and vision, Ye—we’ll follow in your footsteps (but maybe with slightly smaller egos).

JUSTIN BIEBER Belieber or not, we all have to admit that Justin Bieber had a transcendent comeback to the music scene. The song Life Is Worth Living off his recent album Purpose assures a positive message to listeners (and ostensibly himself ) that life is something to endure and appreciate even when the going gets tough. While the song carries an inspiring message, the video Biebs released for the song amplifies the ideation further. Presented is a girl, makeup-free and authentic, dancing wistfully with a man and exhibiting an open wound over her heart as if it had been, quite literally, torn out. At the conclusion of the footage, we see the girl fall weak but slowly stand straight up and discover her wound has disappeared and she becomes whole once again. With this emotional and up-close video, we are allowed to witness a telling message of picking yourself up after dwindling and returning to who you really are, similar to JB’s own journey.

KENDRICK LAMAR This semester, I took a class in which we analyzed Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore studio album To Pimp A Butterfly. It was mind-blowing. For so long, I would blankly (try to) rap along with Kendrick and the songs’ fiery beats. However, truly listening to and

watching the music videos gives the audience clear eyes and ears. Like Beyoncé, Kendrick speaks on a variety of topics, both cultural and personal. In King Kunta, Kendrick contrasts going from the bottom of society to the top, yet the rapper is still smoldered with oppression. The concomitant video for the track shows a prideful, happy Kendrick in his hometown Compton while highlighting images of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists— something listeners wouldn’t fully be able to focus on without the aid of a visual. Music videos for Alright and i showcase the maliciousness of police brutality and benefits of loving yourself, respectively. “Kendrick’s message has been consistent this whole time. To bring back this constant thing of saying ‘I will always be myself and it’s awesome’ is so cool. When everyone starts to be more prideful of themselves and not be too scared to tiptoe around on eggshells to talk about race—that’ll be awesome,” Moten said. Today, music videos speak louder than they ever have, whether it’s overcoming personal barriers to attacking fronts of oppression. From Beyoncé to WMSR and beyond, we can’t wait to see what visualization in our favorite songs opens us up to next.

47 | Spring 2016

photographed by Jackie Hayes

CHEAPvsPRICES FAIR WAGES Is Everyone Winning? written by Emmy Silverman

48 | Spring 2016


et’s face it—we fit the stereotype. We’re broke college kids. The majority of you probably spent under $40 on the last clothing item you purchased. And maybe even less than that. As college students, with minimal to no current income, we tend to purchase cheaper clothes. Stores like H&M and Forever 21 follow the trend and produce affordable, fashion forward clothing for a reasonable price. It’s a win-win. Or is it? Low prices contribute largely to the downward pressure on factory workers wages. With the Fair Trade Act, the Commerce Commission aims to keep prices low and still pay workers a living wage. Consumers should be confident of the accuracy of information they receive when making purchasing choices. To assure this, businesses are obligated to provide accurate information to help consumers to make informed choices about goods and services. The majority of the clothing we wear is made from cotton. Where does our cotton come from? Forever 21 remains vague when it comes to their answers to this question. Rumors arose about forced child labor in the cotton industry--specifically with Forever 21. Uzbekistan continues to remove millions of children from school and force them to pick cotton during the harvest season, which diminishes these children’s chances of a successful future. Forever 21 does not abide by the Fair Trade Act as we are still unsure about their clothing production process. On the other hand, H&M is very open about their efforts to utilize fair production practices and keep prices reasonable for consumers. The company is a leader in the Fair Trade initiative. Under the leadership of chief executive Karl-Johan Persson, the company is continuing extreme efforts to hold high ethical standards, taking lead on a host of fair trade and environmental concerns.

H&M is making major moves to assure that we, the consumers, know where our clothes come from and how they are produced. To counteract their claim that their clothing is disposable, H&M initiated a recycling program that has customers turning in their old clothing (any brand) to H&M stores. The fabric will be utilized to create new clothes. The company is also starting to label their clothes to give customers convenient insight into the garment’s ethics. Labels include information of how and where a garment was produced and offer a quick measure of the item’s environmental and social impact. But how can a company pay workers higher wages and assure their products are fairly and organically produced without charging more for their merchandise? They can’t--H&M is taking the money out of their own pocket, rather than their customers, because they want to have a great social impact on everyone who is involved in their company. H&M has been working with three factories in Cambodia and Bangladesh where workers receive fair wages. In Cambodia that is $177 a month, or about $5 a day. No, this is still not livable by our standards, but these wages are fair compared to many factory workers across the globe, which puts into perspective why your clothes are so reasonably priced. “I think it’s possible. I know it’s possible to be a leader for sustainability and offer fashion and quality at great prices,” said H&M’s Persson to The Washington Post in 2014. H&M is a leader in the Fair Trade Innovative. Companies like Forever 21 need greater public exposure of their production practices and maybe they will change their ways for the better. Next time you go shopping, consult ohiofairtrade. com to find out if your favorite brands follow fair wage standards. There are also many other companies that abide by The Fair Trade Act like Patagonia, and European labels such as People Tree and NOCTU.

49 | Spring 2016



onfession: I am in a style rut. I have to admit, it’s ironic that I’m writing an article about being in a fashion funk; my friends routinely call out my perpetual flannel-and-leggings routine. Sometimes I feel like a cartoon character—constantly dressed the same way, with a go-to outfit for every situation: class, going uptown, hanging out at home, etc. When we were brainstorming articles for this issue, an advice story on emerging from a “style rut” appealed to me for very personal reasons. I had found myself in a habitual wardrobe, a style nearly as repetitive as the uniforms I used to don way back in my private school days. As I set out to write this article, I looked at myself and realized one thing for sure: it was time for a change. As spring begins, I can’t help but feel like this spirit of revolution is timely. The concept of spring cleaning is ingrained in us at this point; its arrival encourages us to throw out the old and bring in the new. Trading out your old pair of Victoria’s Secret leggings, big old generic sweater, and Timberland appearance, but a radical re-evaluation of self. So

styled by Haley Spindler photographed by Tiffany Visconti Model: Paxton McCarty 50 | Spring 2016

often in our second semester we feel, frankly, unsettled. A prolonged six-week break simmers to an end, and we’re immediately hit with heavy course loads, Greek life recruitment, extracurricular and social obligations, and more. As we struggle to keep up, we lose a sense of joy in our self-expression. Style becomes mundane and getting dressed a chore. The fun we had in the fall—trying out new jackets and layers and going out looks—fades away. But my challenge to you, and myself, is to rediscover the happiness in our creative outlets. Yes, readers, for a lot of us, that’s fashion. However, I challenge you to find bliss in your personal style and various passions. Sometimes the best way to break yourself out of a rut is to remember why you fell in love with those passions in the first place. Since we’re a fashion magazine, I’ve sought some tips on rekindling a stylish affair—after all, if you can’t change your life, you can change your clothes. I spoke with our own fashion director, Haley Spindler, for specific advice on how to transform our looks for spring. Haley’s suggestions are applicable to all - no matter if your fashion formula is bare-basics preppy or tried-and-true grungy—and can jolt anyone out of style dead end, while still keeping with their personal taste. Here are a few excellent tips that I know I’ll be using:

START WITH THE BASICS This is a pretty universal tip, but having a few solid pieces in your wardrobe can update a typical look easily and efficiently. “[These pieces] don’t have to be expensive,” Haley said, “but finding fun and different staples that you can incorporate into your everyday life can make a look totally more updated and fun.” Haley suggests layering these pieces to add dimension and variation to the standard “leggings and big tee” look. For example, if you tend to rock a vest with a casual class look, maybe try a key leather or army jacket instead. Personally, a lot of my usual outfits could be switched up by trading out a decent pair of black leggings for an essential pair of black skinny jeans.

GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE It’s always a great idea to play with patterns and colors - if you typically roll with an all-neutral palette, why not try a bold red look next time you’re out? The temptation to sport your standard jersey

at Beat and Broken Clock or black head-to-toe Uptown is easy; but what happens when you break outside of your style safety net? “Switching up the shape of a piece goes a long way,” Haley says, “If you’re used to wearing skinny jeans, maybe buy a pair of cool boyfriends jeans or flares to mix up your usual look. Sometimes the things you buy out of your comfort zone end up being your favorite pieces!” So next time you’re gearing up for a day party or your way-too-early Friday lecture, I dare you to alter your go-to uniform on those terms. Usually model your jersey with skinny jeans? Try high-waisted shorts and tights or distressed boyfriend jeans. Always wear simple shades of navy, olive, or grey? Take a risk with a springtime hue—from lilac to coral to baby blue— incorporated with one of your own signature items.


“I love reading magazines or blogs to get inspiration about clothes,” Haley said. “It’s always cool to see what trends are coming into style and then figuring out how you can incorporate those looks into your style and life.” Scrolling through your favorite fashion blogs and Instagram accounts are always excellent sources of fashion inspiration, but I’ve found that some of my biggest style influences happen right here, on Miami’s campus. Yes, popular culture has a profound effect on our aesthetic expression; undoubtedly Rihanna’s style, on the street or in her music videos, altered my perception on style in ways that I’m sure specific artists and icons influence you all. However, a walk through campus or perusing through Up’s own blog can spur the same sort of trend-oriented imagination. For instance, I would never dream of pulling off a jumpsuit, but after reading our very own Kelly Higginson’s article, I suddenly feel emboldened to do so. In the end, the truth is this: funks happen to the best of us, stylistically or otherwise. But breaking our own patterns and habits is an exercise in freedom— freedom from routine and freedom from self. Disrupting our own formulas, our standard looks, is a way to tap back into the fun we found with fashion in the first place. My advice to you is to explore and enjoy expressing yourself again. Realize your ruts and challenge them—after all, it’s the perfect time of year to hit the reset button.

51 | Spring 2016

MINDGUIDE written by Phoebe Myers


pring cleaning is universal as soon as March rolls around. Maybe your mom made you organize the garage before spring break or your dad let the family know it was time to deep clean all the bathrooms. This time of year is a whirlwind of tidying up and shaking off the cobwebs of a long winter. Sometimes it’s not just houses that need revitalization. Even with most of the school year finished, every spring students find themselves in the midst of exams and assignment. On top of that, the collective weight of stress from the previous semester can linger in their brains. In the spirit of spring cleaning, consider taking a moment to refocus your mind through meditation. If you haven’t meditated before, look no further than this handy little guide.

WHAT’S MEDITATION? This is actually a pretty complicated question, but a quick run down would explain that it’s the practice of being in the present moment. The practice has origins in Asian religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism, yet the basic techniques of meditation can of course be practiced by people of any (or no) religion.

{ photographed by Sidney Winzeler

52 | Spring 2016



There are many variations of meditation, which usually involve sitting or standing quietly and focusing on what’s happening in the current space around you. This could mean listening to your breath, chanting a mantra (repeating a prayer or personal statement), focusing on the sounds around you, or even walking slowly and noticing the texture of the ground under your feet.



A useful App is Insight Timer. It’s free and has a wide selection of guided meditations which can be very helpful for beginners. It also has a timer setting that uses the sound of a gong so you don’t have to be disrupted by your phone’s jarring alarm.

A benefit of being in the present moment is largely to stop worrying. By paying attention to what’s happening right now, your mind gradually stops racing with thoughts and worries about the past or the future. It can be difficult to keep these thoughts at bay, but it does get easier with practice. Being in the present moment is a very calming experience as well, if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or chaotic.

OK, SOUNDS PRETTY COOL. HOW EXACTLY DO I DO IT? Here’s a quick outline on how to get started if you’re a beginner: 1. Grab a pillow or cushion, and place it on the ground in a not-too busy area. 2. Sit on the pillow however you’re comfortable. Some people need a tree or wall to lean against for back support. If that sounds good, go for it. 3. Close your eyes, and take three deep breaths, in through your nose, out through your mouth, or however you want. 4.Focus on how the air feels entering and exiting your nostrils. Is it cold? Hot? 5. Follow your breath through your ribcage and focus on it rising and falling. Notice the pattern. 6. If you notice random thoughts or worries pop in your mind, it’s OK. Be gentle with yourself. Notice the thought, don’t linger on it, and soon it will fade and you can return to your breath.

The internet of course is a lovely space to find out more about meditation. There’s a lot of information on the history of meditation, and articles about its many different forms.

TECHNOLOGY’S NICE, BUT I WANT SOME HUMAN CONNECTION! WHO’S MEDITATING AT MIAMI? There’s a meditation and reflection room in Armstrong Student Center that can be reserved, if you want to practice there alone or invite your friends for a group meditation! A new group on campus is the Miami Yoga and Mindfulness Club, started by students Walter Pappas and Claudia Read. “We decided to start the club because we have a passion for yoga and mindfulness and wanted to share it with the Miami community and spread awareness” they said. “We are so excited to learn and grow with our members, and can’t wait to have a supportive, loving community here on campus.” Contact either of them if you’d be interested in learning more about meditation and meeting other mindful people! While setting aside time for traditional meditation is great, keep in mind that you can always use meditation principles during any activity. If you can’t make it to Mindfulness Club one week or have neglected your Insight Timer, you can always return to focusing on your breath. Even while washing dishes or studying, concentrate on the rhythm of your breath and find a moment of peace.

7. Follow your breath and your ribcage for as long as you see fit. Even one minute of meditation is useful! 53 | Spring 2016


styled by Berkeley Combs photographed by Max Meals Model: Berkeley Combs 54 | Spring 2016

55 | Spring 2016

56 | Spring 2016

57 | Spring 2016

58 | Spring 2016

59 | Spring 2016


written by Kevin O’Hara


t is 1753 and you have never felt more alive. The delicate beading of your thin mask twinkles against the lamplight, each of the colors complimenting the satin of your lavish gown. Patterned ruffles blossom against your bodice as the restrictive corset tightens around your waist, your breasts rising and falling with every intake and outtake of breath. The finest of diamonds dangle from your ears as sparkling jewels drip from your wrists. A playful smile crosses your glossed lips as the sun dips beneath the horizon. Leaning on the

60 | Spring 2016

balustrade, you tilt your head back as specks of light spiral upwards and burst into plumes of brilliant color, a loud crack signaling their demise. Cheers erupt behind you as drunken revelers stumble across the bridge, an emerald bottle of bubbling champagne floating in the canal beneath you. You gaze into the rippling water, observing how the waves blur and alter your reflection. In many ways, it is a costume designer’s job to bring these kinds of characters to life. Whether it be the daughter of a wealthy, Venetian merchant or a

vengeful empress overlooking the bloodied streets of Rome, the clothing that a costumer designs for a character can make or break an actor’s performance. Additionally, a designer’s costumes can breathe new life into old styles and peak an audience’s interest in what those fashions have to offer.

Roman and Greek influences can be seen in the dress that Lupita Nyong’o wore to the 2014 Academy Awards. Made of a flowing, light blue fabric that was cinched in at her waist, Nyong’o’s Prada-designed gown shares many similarities with the popular garments worn in ancient Greece.

So how does a costume designer create an accurate representation of history while keeping an audience’s interests in mind?

“[Additionally], there has been a resurgence of corsetry in couture and fashion modes,” Mortimore continued. “[In fact, the actors in Miami’s production of “Pride and Prejudice”] rehearsed in contemporary corsets from Victoria’s Secret.” Another trend seen

It is 1753 and you have never felt more alive. “Research,” Mrs. Melanie Mortimore said. Mrs. Mortimore teaches History of Western Dress at Miami and has overseen the costume design for university productions like “In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.” “[You have] to see how the arts from different eras [inspire] each other in form, texture, color, pattern and scale.” Costumes from movies, stage productions and other forms of entertainment show how these elements of design come together to create beautiful and desirable pieces of clothing. In fact, many costumers take previously worn designs and modify them until they fit whatever project they are working on. According to, this is what happened with Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 film “The Great Gatsby.” Catherine Martin’s designs for the classic characters went on display at the Prada Epicenter in Soho once the film premiered because of how many of the costumes were actually re-worked pieces that Prada and Miu Miu had already put out. While we see influences of the 20th century in fashion every single day - from the slinky dresses of the flappers to the bohemian style of Coachella— what about fashions from earlier periods in history? “Clothing inspiration from the [Roman and Greek eras] has been fairly consistent throughout history,” Mortimore said. Typically seen on the red carpet,

at Miami that comes from history is the riding boot. According to Mortimore, whether it be the Hunter boots seen around campus or Tory Burch’s expensive, leather-trimmed rain boots, the basic design can be traced back to the shoes that men used to wear during the Regency Period. Looking around, you may think that your world and the world of the girl overlooking the canal is completely different. You eye the length of her skirt, hearing the way the fabric whispers against the aged stone of the bridge, and try to imagine wearing something so heavy and uncomfortable. Yet, did you not enjoy picking out the perfect prom dress? Did you not like the way it fit like a glove and trailed behind you? You notice the size of her waist, catching a breath as you try to imagine the restrictiveness of the laced corset in the humid, Venetian air. It isn’t too hard to picture, though, as you remember the lacy fabric and rigid boning upon each and every one of the winged angels of the Victoria’s Secret runway. These examples and countless others show that our trends are inspired by costumes and historical designs more than one might think. Sure, we may not see women in bustles or men in waistcoats and tall, black hats, but there is no denying that our history is within our clothes’ details. You just have to look hard enough to see them.

61 | Spring 2016


with crystal jewelry written by Chase Bailey

Stylist: Lily Manchester Photographer: Sydnie Reatherford Model: Lily Manchester Crystal Necklace: Lane & Kate, $50.00 *Made by a senior at Miami, Rachel Keppeler Nude/ pink jeweled necklace: Lane & Kate, $102.00

62 | Spring 2016

There’s nothing more satisfying than feeling a balance in your life...


pring is all about regeneration. Helping the wearer to take on a personal transformation, raw crystals have been incorporated into stunning pieces of jewelry. Each crystal found in nature is said by spiritualists emit energies at unique frequencies that connect to the wearer and aid in particular fields of one’s life. From emerald earrings to revive passion to an opal ring to aid in imagination, there are hundreds of possibilities to incorporating a new change in your life. Spiritualists wear crystals to tap into specific energies. Try out one or all of these personal favorites that enhance specific energies: QUARTZ Quartz is the most common stone on the planet and comes in an array of different colors. A general energy cleanser and amplifier, this stone is perfect for getting rid of bad energies of the past and projecting good energies into your future endeavors. Rose quartz, a beautiful stone with a soft pink tone, is a variation of quartz that embodies self-love and compassion. AGATE Another stone that can come in a variety of colors, agate is typically monochromatic with varying shades of stripes running through it. Promoting overall strength, self-confidence and stronger intellect this crystal is just the thing to add to your wardrobe if you’re looking to take a more forceful approach to life. Wear this stone if you’re having trouble asking out that person you’ve had your eye on or when you’re in need of some extra spark during a big presentation.

FLUORITE A great study tool, this crystal is just the thing to wear as jewelry or to keep on your desk in order to keep your facts straight. Wear a piece of fluorite during exams to stay focused. Giving off energies that promote concentration and higher knowledge, fluorite will help you study for finals more efficiently so you’ll be able to head Uptown while everyone else is working too hard. CALCITE Calcite, like quartz, is an overall energy amplifier and can come in a variety of colors. Bringing in energies that help one in the arts and sciences, this stone is perfect for anyone trying to pass chemistry or land the next big role in a production. Keep a piece of calcite on your night stand to ward off bad vibes while you sleep. Wear blue calcite to get a feel for what your next big move should be. It’ll help you remember dreams more clearly and will aid in deciding how to proceed into the future. Crystal jewelry can easily be found in just about any jewelry store. Precious and semi-precious stones can pull together your aesthetic while serving a purpose of personal reflection and growth. The longer you wear a stone, the more it syncs to your personal energies. Check out the handcrafted pieces Lane & Kate has to offer Uptown, including some of the stones mentioned above. If you’re looking to save money try making your own pieces. Wire wrapping crystals into pendants is both affordable and fun. There’s nothing more satisfying than feeling a balance in your life, and crystals can help you tap into certain energies to bring that balance. Good vibes only.

63 | Spring 2016

boutique+cosmetique featuring

9 E High St

64 | Spring 2016





65 | Spring 2016

styled by Tiffany Visconti photographed by Tiffany Visconti Model: Carder Gilbert

66 | Spring 2016


/rə’vīv/ (v) restore to life or consciousness.

67 | Spring 2016

68 | Spring 2016

69 | Spring 2016

70 | Spring 2016

71 | Spring 2016

Give your go-to cat eye a break and mix up your makeup routine with a bold, double-winged eyeliner. Pair it with a luxurious two-tone lip to elevate your look. Accentuate your eyes with a swipe of sunset shimmer below your bottom lashes. 72 | Spring 2016

styled by Alli Robben photographed by Alyssa Sato Model: Erin Carreiro

73 | Spring 2016

74 | Spring 2016

Profile for Up Magazine

Up Spring 2016 Issue  

Up Spring 2016 Issue  


Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded