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Grooming Instruction for Youth (1948)

The things said in the first few minutes of this film are astonishing. I mean, could you imagine the complex you’d have if this was shown to you in school?

Here is an exhaustive (and highly sexist) explanation of personal care and daily habits of cleanliness, demonstrating how to keep the skin, hair, nails, and teeth clean and healthy.

Our favorite line from the narrator: “”You don’t seem to be exactly the type to make this guy behave like a human being…”

Partially filmed at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. in 1948. Geared towards a youth audience.

It’s our video of the week.

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Fall 2010 College Fashion Trends for Women

The Legging

This isn’t really a news flash, leggings have been “in” for a couple of seasons now. However, they took a mini vacay for the summer, and are back in a big way for fall with lots to choose from: shiny ones, patterned ones, and good old fashioned black ones. A note to wearers…your shirt must be long enough to cover your bum…it’s the law.

Pictured: Kim Kardashian and Lauren Conrad.


The Jegging

Leggings + Jeans = Jeggings

The Legging has been so popular that it has joined forces with it’s equally popular counterpart, The Skinny Jean, to create an über pant…and thus The Jegging was born. It’s a perfect match for the staple fall boots and sweaters. Note to wearers… the same long shirt law applies to The Jegging…there are no exceptions.

Pictured: Audrina Patridge and Sienna Miller.


The Faux Fur Vest

We have Rachel Zoe to thank for this old retro look exploding back onto the scene. This dances the very thin line between fashionable and costume-y. But, if you can pull it off, then it’s one super fabulous “boho-chic” fall piece.

Pictured: Kim Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari.


The Scarf

Hands down the best fall accessory.  Scarves go with EVERYTHING and they can make an ordinary outfit stylish (with very little effort).

Pictured: Vanessa Minnillo and Jessica Alba.


The Fringe Boot

Fringe is so hot right now, so it’s no surprise that this includes boots. In fact, I predict it’s about to take over every girls fall/winter fave (which, incidentally, happens to be every man’s least favorite girl fall/winter staple)…that’s right…you heard it hear first(ish),  Kettle Black is the new Ugg.

Pictured: Lauren Conrad and Vanessa Hudgens sporting Kettle Black Koolaburra Triple Fringe Boots.


The Biker Boot

The Biker Boot is the other favorite boot for fall, this flat boot is usually studded or buckled and goes great with other “biker-chic” accessories like The Studded Hobo and The Leather Jacket. All across the land sorority girls and reality starlets alike will be able to look as bad as they wanna be, without having to throw a leg up on a hog. And that my friends, is what fashion is all about.

Pictured: Kristin Cavallari and Kim Kardashian.

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Fall 2010 College Fashion Trends for Men

The Fitted Flannel

The baggy flannel says ‘I’ve spent the day choppin’ lumber n’ scratchin’ m’self’. The fitted flannel says ‘I’m ruggedly handsome, nbd’. One is way more popular with the ladies…and it’s not the baggy one.

Pictured: Two ruggedly handsome men, David Beckham & Brian Austin Green.


The Man Scarf

That’s right, men’s necks get cold too.  So long as it’s not used as an accessory, it’s totally legit to wear a man scarf.

Pictured: Two warm yet still manly men, Tom Brady & Usher.


The Fitted Graphic T

A great opportunity to not only display your “guns”, but also your likes, interests, opinions, and school spirit. How else is everyone supposed to know you love the Romones?!

Pictured: Two men with big guns and unique interests, Justin Timberlake & Zac Efron.


The Cardigan

Mr. Rogers was right, men look good in cardigans. Pair it with your ruggedly handsome fitted flannel and you’ll be a regular man about town!

Pictured: Two ruggedly handsome men about town, Brian Austin Green & David Beckham.


The Oversized Beanie

It’s simple, this is trendy because hat hair isn’t. The regular sized beenie fits snuggly to your head, smashing your hair down into an unsightly helmet. The oversized beanie keeps you warm, but skips the smashing.

Pictured: Two men with good hair, Zac Efron & David Beckham.

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Summer 2010 College Fashion Trends for Women

The Braid
From the beach to the runway, the versatile look is on everybody’s mane. If, like me, you never learned to French braid…now’s the time to learn!
Pictured (from left): Zoe Saldana, Kate Hudson, Molly Sims, Jennifer Aniston


The Floral

This trend dances a very fine line between fashion forward and dated. Layer the florals with a cute jacket or knit to keep from looking too Laura Ashley.

Pictured (from left): Lauren Conrad, Rachel Bilson, Jessica Alba, Ashley Simpson



The Romper

The jumpsuit just got a summer makeover and it’s going to be showing off all over town! Not for everyone, the romper can be great paired with the right attitude and accessories.

Pictured (from left): Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Ashley Simpson, Nicole Richie


The Yellow Bag

Not in the mood to put together a fun summery outfit? No worries…the yellow bag has your back…it’ll give your outfit the summery punch it needs!

Pictured (from left): Rihanna, Ashley Olson, Rachel Bilson, Katie Holmes


The Little White Dress

Put your little black dress in storage, this summer it’s all about the little white dress!

Pictured (from left): Zoey Saldana, Beyonce, Hayden Panettiere, Reese Witherspoon

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