Archive for February, 2011

Weekly Obsession – February 28


A chic, easy way to perk up your wardrobe is by adding a bold pair of glasses. Reeling off of the last few days of winter, a loud blend of color helps minimize those last winter blues! Balenciaga, $345.

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John Galliano Suspended From Dior

Daily Front Row

The longtime creative director of Dior has been suspended from the line as of this morning, reported Daily Front Row. It was reported that while at a Parisian restaurant John Galliano was arrested for alleged assault and anti-semitic comments toward a couple. Eye witnesses have told officials that Galliano was under the influence when the incident took place.

Dior’s CEO Sidney Toledano said in a statement that “Dior affirms with the utmost conviction its policy of zero tolerance towards any antisemitic or racist words or behavior.’ Toledano also mentioned that “pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities.” As of now, the Paris police are investigating the case before they hand it over to the Paris public prosecutor’s office.

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Weekly Obsession – February 24


One of the most significant themes from New York and ParisFashion Weeks is the gorgeous paradox that comes from femenine silhouettes crossed with neutral palettes. The outcome is an elegant and timeless piece. Because the color helps blend into one’s skin tone, the shape of the figure is emphasized. Preen, $1,325.

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A Moment in FMDS- First-Annual FMDS Banquet

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Photos by Sarah Kohart and Sheridan Tupman.

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FMDS Celestial Couture Fashion Show Dates and Deadlines!

Designed by Katie Biondo

It’s fashion show season for FMDS!  Our annual fashion show is on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires Student Center!  The theme for this year’s show is “Celestial Couture,” a focus on the astrological signs and ethereal beauty of the cosmos.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door, and can be purchased at the UUSA Ticket Office in Squires or online at

Below are important dates for FMDS members to stay updated on what’s going on with the show!

  • Feb. 28– Garment fittings,  7 p.m. for designers and staging committee, 8 p.m. for models.
  • March 1 and 2– Rehearsal, 7 p.m.
  • March 14– Garment judging.
  • March 16 and 17– Dress rehearsal in Squires.

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Nordstrom Buys HauteLook for $270 Million

HauteLook CEO Adam Berhard.

Nordstrom has recently purchased HauteLook, a “members-only luxury flash sale site” based out of LA for $270 million in stock. Approximately $180 was paid during transaction and an additional $90 is pending based on the company’s future performance.

HauteLook CEO Adam Bernhard said he “believes the two companies share a common interest” in quality customer service but believes the “exact synergies are still being worked out.”

HauteLook will still offer members 50 to 75 percent off fashion, beauty and travel brand name goods, but will operate independently by Nordstrom. For more information visit

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2011 in Words

americana.                              rustic.

Gibson-girl hair. ’20s INFLUENCE.             Grunge nods.                 City chic.                 Fur trim.

Oriental.               Collegiate.           Golden Hollywood.         OLD MADE NEW.               Prints.

western.             sport.   minimalism.     functionality. maxi skirts.

Wide-leg pants. Lace.                  SERIOUS SUITS.                      Outerwear.               Ponchos.

Suggestive. plaid.      SEQUINS.       sheer.

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