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Spring 2011 Androgynous College Fashion Accessories

These fashion staples know no bounds. Gender shmender…this stuff is hot, period.

The Ray Ban Wayfarers

This is by no means a new trend, these babies have had several comebacks in the last 50 years.  In the 1960’s with Breakfast at Tiffany’s and again in the 1980’s with The Blues Brothers and Risky Business.

Pictured (from top left): Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine and Zac Efron, Pictured (from bottom left): Jessica Alba, Kristin Cavallari and Rachel Bilson

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Note: For the vast majority of college students who can’t afford the real deal…knock offs can be found at just about every retail store.

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The Ray Ban Aviators

These aren’t new either, in fact, they are officially a classic.  Even though the Wayfarer is sort of stealing it’s thunder right now, the Ray Ban Aviators aren’t losing any steam, they’re still a fan favorite.

Pictured (from top left): David Beckham, Zac Efron and Kellan Lutz, Pictured (from bottom left): Megan Fox, Vanessa Hudgens and Nicole Richie

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Note: For the vast majority of college students who can’t afford the real deal…knock offs can be found at just about every retail store.

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The Straw Trilby Hat

This 20’s throw back is a just the tip of the fashion iceberg, hats are so in right now.

Pictured (from top left) Justin Timberlake, Zac Efron and Brian Austin Green, Pictured (from bottom left): Ashlee Simpson, Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon

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Note: The trilby resembles, and is often confused with, the fedora. The only difference is that the trilby has a slightly smaller brim.

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The Horn-Rimmed Eyeglasses

Looking nerdy has never looked so cool. No prescription required.

Pictured (from top left): Joe Jonas, David Beckham and  Justin Timberlake, Pictured (from bottom left): Alicia Keys, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jennifer Aniston

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Top Halloween Costumes on Campus in 2010

THE JERSEY SHORE

Campuses everywhere will have no shortage of faux “Guidettes” and “Juice Heads” fist pumping the night away.

(Left: Pauly D Costume, Right: The Real Pauly D)
(Left: “Snooki” Costume, Right: The Real “Snooki”)
(Left: “The Situation” Costume, Right: “The [Real] Situation”)
AVATAR
Move over Smurfs, there’s a new blue “it” costume in town. Welcome to Pandora University.
(Left: Jake Sully Costume, Right: The “Real” Jake Sully)
(Left: The “Real” Neytiri, Right: Neytiri Costume)
LADY GAGA
Lady Gaga doesn’t wear outfits…she wears costumes, so it’s a given that we will see her “little monsters” just about everywhere we turn this Halloween.
(Left: Lady Gaga Costume, Right: The Real Lady Gaga)
THE SEXY (                )
It’s become the Halloween staple for girls 18-28. Here is how it works, pick a noun and then put the word “sexy” before it…voila…you have your costume. Try it, it’s like Halloween mad libs, nearly any noun will do…vocation, animal, season, character, etc..
(Top Row From Left: Sexy Little Red Riding Hood – “Lo” Boswortj,  Sexy Sailor – Sarah Paxton, Sexy Flapper – Kim Kardashian, Sexy Peacock – Audrina Patridge, Sexy Cop – Heidi Montag, Sexy Wonder Woman –  Kim Kardashian, Sexy Bride – Mariah Carey, Sexy Maid – Jenny McCarthy, Sexy Cadette – Paris Hilton, Bottom Row From Left: Sexy Firefighter – Lindsay Lohan, Sexy Devil – Selita Ebanks, Sexy Alice in Wonderland – Paris Hilton, Sexy Mermaid – Mariah Carey, Sexy Genie – Kim Kardashian, Sexy Prisoner – Paris Hilton, Sexy Aerobics Instructor- Kristin Cavallari, Sexy Angel – Mariah Carey, Sexy Ladybug – Sophie Monk)

THE 80’S

If you didn’t already know, the 80’s are soooooo hot right now.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Hills: reality television without the “real”?

The Hills
The Hills

This past Tuesday marked the end of an era for MTV – the final episode of their popular docu-drama, The Hills. For better or worse, The Hills had become a pop culture phenomenon over the last four years (I mean, what would this world be without the existence of Speidi?). The show became a guilty pleasure of countless Gen Y’ers over the past six seasons because so many of us were at a similar point in our lives as Lauren. We were finally out on our own, learning the ropes at our first jobs, and the experiencing the ups and downs of new relationships. And while its impact on the celebrity pop culture is apparent, what’s less so is the way that the show created somewhat of its own sub-genre: reality TV without the realness.

While billed as a reality television, there has been criticism since its inception that much of The Hills was not real at all. But as ratings would indicate, that didn’t stop most of us from tuning in. As the show grew in popularity, so did the celebrity of the show’s cast members. Lauren, Audrina and Heidi were now regulars on red carpets and in the pages of magazines. The show producers made a decision early on that this aspect of the cast members’ lives wouldn’t be featured on a show. While I think this helped keep the characters more relatable to the general audience, it also took an element of legitimacy out of the program. The life of celebrity had become a large part of these people’s reality, and it seemed like a disconnect to not even address it on the show.

Kristin Cavallari
Kristin Cavallari

When Lauren left the show after the first half of season five, her Laguna Beach nemesis, Kristin Cavallari, took over as the show’s central figure. From here, the false front of reality only became more obtuse. With Lauren, the relationships she had on the show came across as more organic. Even though we knew that many of the situations were a manufactured reality, it was at least believable that she was actually friends with these people in real life. But when Kristin is essentially just plugged into the situation, it became blatantly obvious that basically all of the relationships are totally contrived for entertainment value.

Which brings us to this week’s final episode. In the final scene, Kristin is saying goodbye to ex-boyfriend and current friend-with-benefits Brody as she is leaving town for Europe. As Kristin’s car pulls away, the camera pans out to reveal that the entire scene was filmed on a set in a studio back lot. Were the shows producers inferring that the show was not in fact reality at all? Multiple cast members noted that the ending was to be left up to the interpretation of the viewer. C’mon people, this isn’t Lost. What is left to interpret? As the seasons went on, it was more evident that there was very little “reality” and this was the producers’ tongue-in-cheek way of admitting that we were right all along. I, for one, thought it was a smart way to end the show. I give the producers credit for acknowledging the criticism that has plagued the show for years and finally letting us all in on the joke. We may never know which parts of the show were real and which were not, but the truth of the matter is that I don’t think many of us even care.

So this begs the question, how “real” do we need our reality television to be?