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-emerged, from 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 piercings, there appears to be an entire process behind the acquisition of these small body accessories. So what does the piercing “journey” really look like?Read More
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.Read More
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.
The college fashion gods have graced M Street with a big – correction: MASSIVE – beautiful new Forever21 store and I for one am obsessed. To find out if my fellow Hoyas share in my excitement, I took to campus to find out what students saw as the “best” and “worst” aspects of the new F21 setup. Read on and see if you agree with them!Read More
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.Read More
As spring break approaches, the last thing you want to do is return to D.C. with skin so red and uncomfortable you are forced to lug a bottle of aloe vera to class with you in Walsh. We get it: everyone feels a bit prettier with a radiant tan, especially as spring break has many of us lusting after a natural sun-kissed glow. But is good color worth the risk of sun damage?Read More
Here at hilltop voGUe we admit we’re a bit addicted to Instagram. Not only is it a fun way to keep up with friends, but it can also be a great way to draw inspiration from people all over the world, particularly when it comes to fashion. To bring some style to your feed, we’ve compiled a short list of our favorite bloggers. We guarantee these Instagramers are well worth jeopardizing your follower to following ratio.Read More