Fashion Crush: kpop

    By Shelby Herndon “Why would you listen to music that you can’t even understand?” is probably the most common phrase I hear when I mention kpop music. Some people simply do not know what it is or do not like the music. Regardless of how you feel about it, kpop and it’s influence […]

Fashion Crush: Rei Kawakubo

By Allison Oberlin On May 1st the Metropolitan Museum of Art will unveil its latest Costume and Textiles exhibit with Rei Kawakubo as the focus. This will be the second time the museum will cover a living designer, the other being Yves Saint Laurent.  Both Kawakubo and Laurent a known for a lifetime’s worth of […]

Dependency with Eman El Saied

By Julia Block Like most college students, Eman El Saied is afraid of dependency. However, instead of ghosting after the third date or never responding to that text, El Saied decided to confront the issue at hand with a gender bending fashion shoot. “This series was inspired by my fear of dependency. Maybe “co-dependency” is […]

A Sanctuary for Animals– Coming to Richmond

By Sarah Thaw Photos by Celeste Fuentes Last year, 4.6 billion farm animals were slaughtered for human consumption. To facilitate this demand, animals are deprived of their right to a natural life and instead treated as commodities, going through a process of birth and death as fast and efficiently as possible. Like any other large-scale […]

Mullet: An Interview with Curators Brennen Perry and Anna Tregurtha

By Jessica Frenzel Photos by MJ Minutoli Mullet, an exhibition of multimedia artwork curated by seniors Anna Tregurtha (Kinetic Imaging) and Brennen Perry (Painting and Printmaking), is truly a business up front and a party in the back! The two crafted a body of work from students and artists working in media ranging from performance, […]

Soul.eil Helps Fight Breast Cancer Through Art

By Nicolas De Souza Photos by Kadeem Morris Breast cancer stands synonymous with grief, pain, and negativity. Amna Elzain experienced the unparalleled pain of losing a loved one when her mother passed away from breast cancer about 3 years ago. However, Elzain decided to not stew in the negativity from her mother’s passing. Instead, she hosted […]

Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet Review

By Allison Oberlin The Met Gala’s opening of the Costumes and Textiles exhibition has been a major event since Diana Vreeland was named the acting curator of the department in 1971. Her name and reputation made it the event of the season and attracted celebrities and artists, which has continued today. This year the theme […]

Refined Style – Editorial

“People of all ages have turned to the past, using eccentric pieces to portray their individual style. As a result, what was considered antiquated now feels refreshing.” Photog | Aaron Ni’jai Model | Natalia Castellar Creative director | Allison Oberlin Creative Director | Britnie Dates Stylist | Jada Northington Makeup | K.Will Hair | Q. Brooking […]

FASHION CRUSH FRIDAY: MULES

If the shoe world gave superlatives, the mule would be “Most Flirty.” You see, throughout history this pump-slipper hybrid served as a sort of sex-symbol and a sign of social status. The mule was reserved for the wealthy members of high society because its backless design made them impractical for walking long distances. Instead of […]

Stick and Poke Tattoos

Written by Christina Ryan Photos by Marissa Alper Richmond is home to some of the most incredible artistry; from the murals that adorn our streets to the famous tattoo shops around every street corner, expression flows in every direction.  One type of artistry that has been gaining attention has been the ‘Stick and Poke’ D.I.Y.-homemade […]

Fashion Crush Friday: The Battle of Versailles

    Few people would associate the fashion world with the strategic mechanisms of war, but the Battle of Versailles makes the case for such a comparison. Held on November 23, 1973, the event served as a runway face-off between the best designers of France and America. What began as a simple fundraiser to raise […]

Fashion Crush Friday: David Bowie

By Allison Oberlin, Guest Columnist A man by many names, David Bowie, passed away from cancer on January 10, 2016. The death of this signer and actor came as a shock to most of the public who did not know about his cancer diagnosis. His death also sparked many Instagram and Facebook posts from fans that […]