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Some kind of bun-derful

Posted by Luke Kessaram on October 9, 2014 @ 04:41 p.m. EDT
Tags: Hair, Man bun, Men's fashion


Man bun

It’s time to break the silence: what’s up with all the man buns?

Don’t deny it, you’ve seen them too. This past September has been witness to record high numbers of man buns in the lecture halls and on the playing fields at Queen’s. They came back to campus with us when we returned from summer break and settled in our midst.

That isn’t to say that the man bun is a new phenomenon. In fact, the rise of the man bun over the course of the past year can be tracked using a tool called Google Trends.

Interest in man buns is plotted on a graph and has been increasing steadily over the years.

But at the beginning of 2014, things start getting interesting. That’s when Jared Leto wore a man bun to the Golden Globes, complete ... Read more...

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Fall fashion: Layering is key to transitioning seasons

Posted by Rachel Wong on October 8, 2014 @ 11:39 a.m. EDT
Tags: fall, Fashion, layering, style guide

It’s always hard to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall weather. Even more difficult is to bid farewell and pack away all those shorts and crop tops you’ve been rocking from May to August.

The key tip to wearing summer staples in the fall-time is layering. Try to layer different pieces with varying lengths and textures. A great way to work a summery piece of clothing into fall is to add fall accessories like scarves, hats or boots in darker colours.

With the right accessories, summer items can be easily be revived and transitioned into your fall wardrobe. Here’s how three summer staples can be worn in cooler weather.

1. The sun dress

thesundress

It’s a huge misconception that sun dresses can only be worn in warm weather. If neutral colour, they can easily be brought into colder ... Read more...

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Street style: Classy in the classroom

Posted by Claudia Tsang on October 3, 2014 @ 10:54 a.m. EDT
Tags: Classy, Coco Chanel, Fashion, Jewellery, Prof, Street style


Classroom style

Coco Chanel once said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous”. With her fiery, wind-swept hair, and elegant poise, these are words Heather Evans, an English professor at Queen’s, clearly lives by.

Never one for pants, Professor Evans keeps it classy with her pencil skirts and clean, straight lines. Upgrading simple, timeless black-and-white ensembles with distinctive handmade jewellery, a classic pair of heels, and accented scarves, she maintains an effortless, refined style.

How long did it take you to get dressed today?
I had a really hard time getting dressed today [knowing I was getting interviewed]! Probably around an hour. I usually take approximately 45 minutes. I don’t like to get rushed.

Describe the outfit you’re wearing today:
I don’t know any of the brands I’m wearing. I think I got the skirt ... Read more...

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Review: New York Fashion Week 2014

Posted by Shivani Gonzalez on September 23, 2014 @ 03:30 p.m. EDT
Tags: Designer, Fashion, New York, Runway

As Queen’s students are starting to pull out their Canada Goose jackets and Hunter rainboots, New York City is fast-forwarding to spring. New York Fashion Week just finished and designers delivered their all this year. From loud and edgy to soft and simple, New York Fashion Week had a lot to offer. Here are the highlights.

Tommy Hilfiger

Every year fans can expect to see a new incredibly well thought out and designed theme for Tommy Hilfiger’s New York Fashion Week show. From an alpine resort to a street covered in ivy to a beach boardwalk, Hilfiger always manages to amaze audiences.

This year he managed to outdo himself with a Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club theme mixed with a music festival vibe.The look for this fashion show was typical vintage bomber jackets, ankle boots and patterned shorts but with a modern twist that still held the sentiment of ... Read more...

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Must-have men's fall accessories

Posted by Jake Ramer on September 19, 2014 @ 10:28 a.m. EDT
Tags: Backpack, Fall, Fashion, Men's wear, Style, Toque, Watch


Fashion collage

With the onset of fall, the temperature starts to dip and days become shorter. Having a wardrobe adequately prepared to face the season will certainly aid in the chilly transition.

Fortunately, fall weather allows for an assortment of accessories. Finding a balance between classic styles and new trends is often the best approach to piecing together fall outfits.

Shoes
Shoes are a very large part of any outfit, so choosing a pair that’s stylish in addition to being versatile and comfortable is important.

A dark leather shoe or boot is a classic look that’ll go well with a whole variety of outfits. The versatility is a definite benefit — they can be worn casually or in dressier settings.

Depending on the shoe, they may transition well into early winter if they’re more of a boot than a ... Read more...

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Tricolour tie-dye

Posted by Samantha Ortibus on September 18, 2014 @ 01:43 a.m. EDT
Tags: Fashion, School spirit, Tie-dye, Tricolour


Shorts

With Homecoming soon approaching, now is the perfect time to get back into the Queen’s spirit by making your own pair of tricolour shorts. It’s a great way to add our school’s colours to any wardrobe and avoid spending big bucks on a pair of Queen’s shorts that you plan to drag though the chaos and mayhem that is HoCo.

Step 1: Find a pair of shorts that are very light in colour and that are, preferably, made with cotton. Other tie-dye acceptable fabrics include linen, rayon and hemp. You can definitely experiment with other types of fabrics, but if you do I can’t guarantee how well the dye will show.

Step 2: Go to any local craft store and pick up a tie-dye set. Most stores usually offer a surprising variety of options from individual satchels of dye powder ... Read more...

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Curly hairstyle care tips

Posted by Chloe Sobel on September 13, 2014 @ 06:28 p.m. EDT
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Style


Curly

It’s taken me a long time to embrace my curly hair. In high school, I did everything short of actually straightening my hair to make it straighter. I brushed it out constantly, I slept with it in a ponytail — the only reason I didn’t turn to an actual straightener was pure laziness.

It wasn’t until university that I decided to fully embrace my curls. I was transformed. It’s now been about four years that I’ve been working with, not against, my hair’s natural texture. Here are some tips for anyone looking to embrace their curls and doesn’t want to jump in unarmed.

Know your texture

It’s important to know what kind of curls you have. Not all curls are created equal. My hair is slightly closer to wavy than to curly. It lies flat on top and then ... Read more...

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Student street style: bright and bold

Posted by Claudia Tsang on September 4, 2014 @ 11:44 p.m. EDT
Tags: Colourful, Fashion, Funky, Street Style


Street style

Sporting timeless denim, stripes and fall nested, over-sized cardigans, Kerenza is known by her friends and the Instagram community for her thrifted ensembles. Keeping her timeless pieces in a minimalistic fashion, she fuses the new and the old to create outfits adaptable through the interchange of seasons.

What’s the story behind your outfit of the day?
I’m wearing these corduroy yellow shorts which are my favourite and super comfy and which I bought on sale at American Apparel. I also tied this blue shirt, which I thrifted, around my waist because I like denim and felt like I had to include it somehow. I also thrifted this [black] shirt and I found both of them in the men’s section. I ended up modifying this [black] shirt by cutting the sleeves off and then I added a pair ... Read more...

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Don't dress to impress

Posted by Katherine Meagher on September 4, 2014 @ 11:40 p.m. EDT
Tags: Fashion, Magazines, September

In the fashion world, September is synonymous with style. All the best fashion magazine issues are released, bringing forward the start of the much-anticipated, yet fleeting fall season.

For those of us whose summer jobs came with a uniform, September also brings the freedom to choose what we’ll wear.

Few elements of the approaching school year induce the heart-pounding excitement as much as deciding your “look” for the next eight months. Suddenly, the outfit ideas seem infinite; the occasions that could accommodate even the most impractical of pieces seem just as numerous.

It can be tempting at this time to focus on the choices of our peers — how they dress, how they speak and think about their clothing. It’s great to take inspiration from our classmates and often the best ideas come from this kind of collaboration, but this is the start of a new fashion ... Read more...

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Heatless hairstyles

Posted by Victoria Musial on August 11, 2014 @ 09:53 p.m. EDT
Tags: Braids, Hairstyles, Heatless, Updo


Summer hairstyle

Summers in Canada are hot enough without the added heat of your blow dryer, straightener or curling iron. So save yourself from the extra effort and try out some of these heatless hairstyles — they’re fast, easy and stylish!

Easy Twist Braid Updo
This cute up-do only takes a few minutes to achieve but looks as though you spent hours perfecting it. It is the perfect look for attending a summer wedding, hanging out at a backyard barbecue or for those days when you feel like doing something special with your hair.

Twist braid updo

You’ll need:
• One hair elastic

How to:
1. Start with two sections of hair near your hair part. You can choose to use smaller sections for a more formal look or larger sections to achieve ... Read more...

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