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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5 Fashion Bloggers You Need in Your Feed

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.

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Black History Month’s Fashionable Finale

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.   

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Beyond the Tramp Stamp

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.

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