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The science behind winter clothing

The science behind winter clothing

Janet Lanman, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

Cleveland winters can be brutal, but not if you bundle up strategically. Here are some proven tips to keep you warm on your way to class. The basics The essential rule to stay warm is to stay dry. As moisture evaporates, it leaves you feeling colder (the reason why you still feel cold getting out...

CWRU formal recruitment

CWRU formal recruitment

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

There are many things associated with the initial return to school for a second semester. Some students hopefully anticipate the start of their classes, but they’re often already thinking about the workload that awaits them. Plus, it is also the beginning of a new recruitment season for Greek Life...

Top 10 Emerging Fashion Trends in Cleveland

Janet Lanman, Contributing Reporter

January 14, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

6. Marsala No, I’m not talking about chicken marsala, this is Pantone 2015’s color of the year! Rich and earthy, marsala is the neutral red that is universally flattering on all skin tones. This wearable trend looks fantastic worn as a pop of lipstick or as a statement item of clothing.   ...

What’s the CWRU study style?

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

With finals coming up within the next week, everyone is stressed about studying and cramming for their exams. However, second to knowing the information and actually showing up, it’s important to understand how you study best. There are two study styles at Case Western Reserve University that have...

Winter accessories keep us warm and fashionable

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

It’s getting cold outside and Case Western Reserve University students are bundling up in their warmest hats, gloves, scarves and boots. The weather is only going to get colder but that won’t stop us from being fashionable. Who said that you can’t look good and be warm at the same time? Most...

When Cleveland was the king of fashion

When Cleveland was the king of fashion

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

On Nov. 8, 2014 the Western Reserve Historical Society opened its new exhibit, “In Grand Style.” This exhibit features elaborate clothing from a range of nearly six decades. Danielle Peck, the senior registrar at the museum, believes this period of time was a highly important one for Cleveland. “Cleveland...

Halloween Trends and Tricks

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Halloween trends change from year to year just like regular fashion trends do. However, the difference is that the general public doesn’t witness these trends until that one night occurs. There will always be the classics: witches, princesses and angels. However, last year and this year there have...

New trends to warm up to before the polar vortex hits

New trends to warm up to before the polar vortex hits

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

Have no fear that the polar vortex is almost here, because so are the newest trends for this coming late fall-winter fashions. To help with the approaching frosty weather, many trends are embracing layering techniques, especially with different kinds of material. Pairing an oversized cardigan with...

Fashion Deals for the Discerning Gift-Giver

Janet Lanman, Style Reporter

December 1, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style, This Week

  Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but the deals aren’t! Here are a few of my favorite websites for getting the best prices online.   Flash Sales: Although Gilt Groupe, Hautelook, and Ruelala are my favorite flash sale websites, I recently discovered Ideeli and MyHabit....

Fall Fashion on a Budget

Fall Fashion on a Budget

Janet Lanman, Style Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

Leather Leather is hot for this season in pants, skirts, and jackets.  This beautiful Theory Caon Leather Skirt for $575 from Saks Fifth Avenue can be emulated with Forever 21’s Pleated Faux Leather Skirt for $22.80. Theory Caon Leather Skirt Pleated Faux Leather Skirt Blazers The structured s...

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