Conscious Expressivity

Peter Herman, a PhD student of Theological and Religious studies, makes careful and deliberate decisions when it comes to fashion.  This is his fourth year at Georgetown, and he currently teaches Intro to Buddhism and will be teaching a section of Problem God in the fall of 2015. From his shirts to his ties to his pocket squares, Herman’s selections are lively and excellently put together.

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Piercings: “Beauty in the Simple Details”

Since antiquity, body piercings have expanded into a huge array of possibilities, from Egyptian gold bars as symbols of power to purposeful Roman piercings as a promotion of a ruler’s dedication. Many of these traditional piercings have recently re-emergedfrom the covering of the helix of the ear with various cartilage piercings to those that might even venture to the nose or belly button. After talking to students and reflecting on my own experience with piercingsthere appears to be an entire process behind the acquisition of these small body accessories. So what does the piercing “journey” really look like?

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Coach Menswear: Fall 2015

When one thinks of Coach, images of purses and shoes emblazoned with the signature “C” and sleek leather jackets come to mind. Over the years, Coach has become one of the leading companies in fashion offering accessible luxury accessories. Despite its significant focus on women’s accessories, Coach has maintained a presence in the men’s realm as well, mostly with classic leather bags and wallets. As an increasing amount of attention has been paid to men’s fashion as of late, Coach is expanding its array of men’s clothing, and with the recent Ready To Wear Fall 2015 Menswear collection released by Stuart Vevers, the Executive Creative Director of Coach, the evidence of this undertaking is clear.

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The College Prepster: An Interview with Carly Heitlinger

In the winter of 2008, Carly Heitlinger (MSB ’12) was completely overwhelmed, a feeling any Georgetown student can relate to. As a freshman, she was struggling to adjust to life away from home and her new college courses. In the midst of studying for finals, her friends encouraged her to start blogging as a creative outlet, and thus, The College Prepster began right out of her Harbin dorm room.  

 

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Big, Blonde, and Beautiful: A HV Opinion

In an industry where we focus on appearances, the fact that a label like “plus-size” is used to describe girls, models, and clothing is demeaning in and of itself. Typically, “plus-size” is considered anywhere from size 8 to size 16, depending on who you ask. Oftentimes the media, including many fashion and style publications, will refer to these women as “full-figured,” “healthy,” “voluptuous,” or “curvy”—adjectives that seem euphemistically complimentary, yet imply negative connotations.

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