Movies that get me in the mood....

...for fashion. Big and Carrie have put women 16-86 in a visual coma with their screen ensembles for Sex and the City 2. Have these women forgotton about the true power couples of the cinematic fashion world? Here are my top picks for the vintage screen couples that still inspire the world of cult fashion.

1. The Great Gatsby

(Mia Farrow and Robert Redford)

2. The Thomas Crowne Affair (both 1968, and 1999)

(Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway)

3. Bonnie and Clyde

(Warren Beatty and the lovely Ms. Faye Dunaway yet again)

4. Funny Face

(Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire)

5. 8 1/2

(Marcello Mastroianni and Anouk Aimee)


Seeing Double, university terrace

Aris Deng
Sohomore Finance Major
Andy Liu
Freshamn Electric Engineering Major

Walked past then hestitated and walked back to talk with Aris and Andy about their international style. Both were super friendly and raved about Athens "fixed gear style". Humble about their own appearance, I was taken aback by the relaxed nature of their rolled pant legs and chic nerdy glasses.


I'm into...

...the short, shorts look on men these days. The look takes me back to a day where cargo pants hadn't been invented yet. So please step out of the 90's grunge era and try a pair of these on for size. They will undoubtedly test your manhood so,

Pick your comfort level:

Above the knee:
KR3W Reid Short

Urban Outfitters $48

Skimmin' the lower thigh:
Wayfare Shorts

Quicksilver $25

Package Protector:
Corduroy West Coast Short

American Apparel $32

Distractions, Inspirations, choose your title.

(image from the evolution store, via oh joy!)

This post has been manifested by me, for you, due to my two hour loop of unproductive internet fumbling caused by my blatant aversion to criticizing Marxist theory.

Therefore if you, like I, are in need (or mostly want) of distractions during your end of the year projects/papers/ and other ambiguous school assignments please refer to the list below and thank me (or hate me) for your new found inspiration obsessions.

I'm a sucker for a good header darling dexter

Their update speed makes my methods seem archaic oh joy!

Minty, with a touch of sequence hot chocolate and mint

Fashion is not in a monogamous relationship with clothes coco + kelley

I like what she likes mustard and sage

I will be your friend oh, hello friend

If unruly is this beautiful... unruly things



Some of my favorite inspiration comes from the after parties of the coasts. Perhaps its the distance from my small town, but most likely its because everyone looks so damn fantastic. Who wouldn't want to spend the night and early morning hours with these outlandish characters...

especially him....erm her?

all photos are from misshapes.com


Trench, kantner hall

Molly Hagan
Senior Playwright Major

Trench coats often remind me of British spies, or flashers. Paired with worn in cowboy boots and a short boyish 'do, Molly thankfully reminds me of none of the aforementioned characters. Although I never did ask what was really under that jacket...


Floral Dress, court street international festival

Heather House
English Professor for International Students

I wish I had taken more pictures of the International Street Festival, unfortunately I was too preoccupied with the international cornacopia of foods displayed on sticks..... However I was able to capture this picture of Heather and her floral dress that she got for just 5 bucks at a garage sale.


May Humidity

With humid weather comes lack of ambition for dressing nice, and most of the time... getting dressed at all. Air conditioning becomes all the clothing necessary as stepping outside engulfs you quickly in a thick sweater of musky air. Although my fellow students might be saving their summer outfits for cooler days, I can always count on my favorite site lookbook.nu for some inspriation during this moist month of May.

28 year-old user "Virgin Jessica" from Montrose, Tx implores an open denim shirt and hair wrap to keep herself cool even in the Texas heat. Her look is completed with steampunk sunglasses and an array of gold bangles that add dimension but are far from "bling".

Liset Van Der Laan takes a simpler approach to the damp gray days of May by pairing a simple patterend top with long vintage skirt. The ponytail adds the perfect do' to the relaxed look. The beach background was not a contributer to me picking this picture. (The previous statement was a lie).

20 year-old Lena Phillips' look reminds me of the days in high school where me and a couple of friends would go to a remote spot and jump of the railroad tracks into the shallow river below. This only reminds me of this particular occurence because there are railroad tracks. And like Lena, I was not the one jumping. I would just sit there and try to look cool as my friends tried to look cool by risking their lives. Either way, Lena looks like a fantastically sadistic me in her sheer black button up and high waisted shorts that are impractically practical for a mid-day "jump" into the river.


Things I think are cool on May 8th.

David Bowie and cute poems inspire jewelry garance doré

Not your papa's shoehorn shopmodi

Little people on your fingers design spotter

Wear your spine on your wrist the droom

Cindy Gallop's YMCA home the selby

African Fashion vice


Rolled Cords, east green

Sam Sloma
Freshman Organized Communications Major

Sam's style captivated my attention enough to make me sacrifice a freshly bought popsicle. Excitement hit again when I learned that the simple necklaces he wore were handmade, the longer of the two being constructed from an old necklace of his grandmother's. Estate sales, vintage stores, and thrift shops were other outlets that added to a collection that Sam has just recently stopped selling on Etsy. Keep making me ditch my food Sam.


Yes this counts as fashion...

Vice Magazine has some of the most creative fashion spreads of any magazine currently in print. Often raunchy, yet always entertaining. This particular fashion spread appealed to every aspect of my personality, especially childhood obsessions with fancy critters. Who thought a marsupial could pull off a crisp blue button down so well?

See more impeccably dressed mammals here.


No Pants, univeristy terrace

Angela Sizemore
Undecided Freshman

Sometimes I debate taking the effort to run someone down to photograph their look. For Angela... it was an immediate gallop to seize her for a picture. When questioned what theme party she must be coming from/heading to, she explained it was an everyday look. You've got guts Ms. Sizemore, you have got guts.

Like Dog like Owner, College Green

Kelley Bryant
Senior Information Graphics Major

Kelley's hair matched her shirt, Kelley's thigh tattoo matched her dog.... and I really just wanted an excuse to play with that dog.

MICA Fashion Show Highlights

This weekend I traveled to the heart of Baltimore and was able to not only see the Transmodern Festival (and spot Dan Deacon) but attend the MICA Annual Benefit Fashion Show as well. With a seat directly in front of the runway I was able to get the best view in the house (despite a few cases of skimpy loincloths). I accidentally took upwards of 400 pictures but decided to spare the pixels and select some of my favorite looks from each designer.

Janae Smith presented a tribal line that boasted creative uses of fur but left me wanting more...clothes.

Sarah Ivancic presented the empowered woman, beautifully.

Although not thoroughly impressed with Mika Eubank's line of business chic, I loved her concept celebrating the "evolution of women" and this particular model who strutted the runway with the talent of a model who has seen her fair share of New York Fashion Week.

Sally Park's line exploring secret obsessions topped my favorite looks of the show. My mouth held agap as this intricate floral gown passed in front of my eyes. I am utterly suprised I worked my camera in time to capture its beauty.

Sophia Park and Virginia Rohr's line lacked a common theme however their metal pieces did a good job of tying together the looks within the show. Each individualized piece impressed me more than the last. The black "tube" hood on one of the final male models was extremely innovative and was only topped by the over-the-edge attitude of the man of gold who followed him.

Kate Weintraub and Morgan Frailey's line inspired by Victorian bondage was another favorite. Animal skull placed over your no-no's? Yes, yes.

Jessica Marx's work was damn impressive for a sophomore student and again took a more tribal turn. The organic quality of the work was intriguing and surprisingly versatile. This style reminded me of a Southern Belle, if her mother had been part of a Native American tribe.

The concept behind Julia Cheng and Spencer Agoston's work applied to my interests minimally at best but they looked terrifically alien within the dim theater.


Black Palette, college gate

Renzo Woen
Freshman Finance Major

Renzo looks like he just stepped out of a photo shoot for a cigarette. I almost started to think I was not in Appalachia anymore....