Fashion 101

Back for another lesson are we students? Well let’s begin this weeks class by giving a brief introduction to our material we will cover. First, we will look at what one of the hot trends for Fall ’07 is. Next, we will turn our discussion to the fashion faux paux that are ever abundant on campus. The discussion will then lead us to uncover our “fashionista” or fashion inspiration of the week. As usual, the inspiration should come from within, but we all know that sometimes we need a little nudge on the backside to get things rolling! Finally, I will give you one of my fashion tips that can come in handy when you are in a pinch and need to get rid of some unsightly blemishes.

What’s HOT: Picking up from the last issue where we spoke about the shift dress, our new hot item, or better yet COLOR, is GRAY! The new black is a hue of gray tones, anything from light, dark, or charcoal. It was a hit on the runways during Fall Fashion week. DO not think that the sweatpants are going to cut it for those saying to themselves “YES, I can still wear sweatpants to class!” Ummmm NO. We will talk about that in the coming section. Everyone from Calvin Klein, Michael Kors to Vera Wang was working the hottest shades of gray. Monochromatic suits to cement colored evening dresses hit the fashion capitals full on!

What’s NOT: Okay, so just because we are on a rural campus and we have late nights studying (yeah right!) doesn’t mean that its okay to wear, and I hesitate to even say this as I do not even own a pair, SWEATPANTS to class. Let’s break the word apart shall we. SWEAT and PANTS. The main culprit is the first part of the word “SWEAT,” as in perspiration, is not a fashion accessory that needs to be worn around for everyone to see. Lets stop slobifying and lets start beautifying, as in ourselves!

Fashion Inspiration “Fashionista”: Our inspiration of the week is a model making her comeback. We all remember the term “supermodel”. Well, Linda Evangelista, one of the main inspirations of the word “supermodel” is making a major comeback. Just as retro styles from the 70’s and 80’s are in high demand right now, a familiar face is hitting the circuit again. She uttered the motto that I live my life by, “I wont get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day”….WORK IT OUT! Comebacks are all the rage and we love to root for an underdog, so work the runway MISS EVANGELISTA. WORK MISS HUNNAY!!!

Fashion Tip: How many times have you “studied” late into the night and had an eight AM class. You wake up and realize that you are puffy, blemished and suffering from a massive case of the study hangover. Well, every girl needs to keep a little bottle of Visine and a small tube of, yes I know what you are thinking, Preparation H in their bag. If you have an unsightly blemish, that could lead you through a snowy night on the front of Santa’s sleigh, then hit that red bulls’ eye with some Visine. Just as the Visine works on your eyes to rid them of the “red” it will do the same for your blemishes. Now it won’t get rid of them, but it will at least make them a bit more unnoticeable. As for the Preparation H, we have all seen the commercials. We know that it can help ease the trouble down unda. It makes the irritated tissue in that area to decrease in puffiness and swelling…..and it will do the same for those Louis Vuittion bags you have hanging under your eyes. Just dap a very small amount under each eye, and PRESTO instant eye lift and you will be a deer in headlights for a few hours.

That’s all for now. Remember, when you look good you play good and we all want to be on the winning team. So keep your head in the clouds and your Monolo’s on your feet, and strive for perfection in everything you do.

We will tackle in the coming issues, such things are shoe storage issues, split ends, hot trends for winter, major fashion mistakes that we all make at one time in our life and ways to improve things we love and hide the things we don’t.

The Fashion Professor signing off

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