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!
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.
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?
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.
To bring Black History Month at Georgetown to a close, students of the Georgetown Black Leadership Forum put on a spectacular fashion show in Riggs Library. The two-hour celebration of history, creativity, and culture included a spoken word poetry performance, beautiful a cappella renditions by Georgetown student a capella group Resonance Essence Live (REL), and of course, fashion. Georgetown students modeled pieces by local designers Royal Tribe and J. Mi, as well as a collection of evening wear by Rent the Runway.
Like fashion, tattoos are a form of self-expression that can represent anything from a personal statement to a cherished memory. They can say a lot about a person, but behind every tattoo is usually a deeper, more meaningful story. In order to learn more about our own Georgetown community, I sat down with a couple students to ask about their tattoos.