Bright Done Right: Dance Marathon Recruitment

UNC Dance Marathon recruiters took to the Pit and Polk Place this week. Photo courtesy: UNCDM

Love them or hate them, dance marathon recruiters took over campus this week in their bright, wacky ensembles. While their fashion was purposely extreme to attract your eye,  there is one style do that you can take from their purpose don’ts: a little brightness can go a long way.

Incorporate a colored accessory to an otherwise neutral-colored outfit (blacks, whites, tans), and you’ll pop with a coordinated ensemble that like our friendly recruiters’, catches quite a few eyes too.

Quick Picks:

1) Corked Color Necklace
$43.99, Modcloth

2) Crayon Ring
$12, Fred Flare

3) The Sash
$8, American Apparel

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Rihanna’s 20/20 Interview

Image from NewsCom

Singer Rihanna has become a fashion icon in today’s world of pop culture.  The confidence she exudes allows her to pull off daring outfits, makeup, and hairstyles.  But tomorrow night on ABC’s 20/20 News Special, the world will see more of Rihanna than her fame and beauty.  During the hour-long special, Rihanna will finally open up to the world about her relationship with Chris Brown, and the very public and violent fight that shocked her fans.  By accepting her role as a victim of domestic violence, Rihanna will hopefully become a role model for young women struggling to put an end to volatile relationships.  So from now on, Rihanna is much more than a 21st century style icon – she is a woman who is unafraid to stand up for herself and be an example for girls around the world.

“The Sartorialist”: Fashion Inspiration


The Sartorialist

Image from thesartorialist.com

Clicking through numerous fashion websites and blogs today I eventually found my way to a page stocked full of bright and interesting photos.  These photos did not contain the latest trends or the newest fall coat, but real life people in their real life outfits.  These pictures, taken from the streets of various cities such as NYC, Paris and Milano, portray people running to grab Starbucks or hailing a cab for work, all while displaying impeccable style.  Scott Schuman, the writer and photographer behind the blog, envisioned his site as a place to display photos of people who, in turn, would give inspiration to his viewers.

Schuman says, “My only strategy when I began The Sartorialist was to try and shoot style in a way that I knew most designers hunted for inspiration. Rarely do they look at the whole outfit as a yes or no but they try and look for the abstract concepts of color, proportion, pattern mixing or mixed genres.”

Check out The Sartorialist to get your own inspiration!

 

Editor’s note: We’ve blogged about The Sartorialist before, but it’s always refreshing to hear another opinion!  If you like The Sartorialist, check out Jak & Jil and Garance Doré (Scott’s girlfriend!). Don’t forget, you can buy The Sartorialist’s book – not your typical coffee-table-sized book, it’s perfect for reading on the go.  It’s almost entirely pictures – some from the website, some previously unseen.  It’s sold at Barnes & Noble (both Durham and Southpoint stores), and I’ve seen it at Anthropologie at Southpoint as well.  Seriously, it’s totally worth the money!

Inspired by others

Photo from lookbook.nu

Photo from lookbook.nu

Lookbook.nu understands that people draw inspiration from others. This website allows you to view pictures of edgy, cool, chic girls and guys from around the world. And if the pictures don’t catch your attention, the picture names are so unique (“You’re right behind me as before,” “And with every passing day, true colors show,” etc.).

Check it out to be inspired by global fashionistas!