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From Macy’s to Best Buy and Walmart, tackle Black Friday like a professional in Eugene and beyond

Black Friday holds different meanings for many people. Some know it as the aftermath of the Thanksgiving meal, when you grab a coat and head to the nearest mall only to wait in line for hours in hopes of being the first into Macy’s to get your hands on the discounted …

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6 outfit ideas you should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

No matter where you are going for Thanksgiving or whom you are spending it with, these fashion boards created specifically for Ducks will help you find an appropriate outfit. Thankful yet? 1. Women’s Fancy Thanksgiving This outfit features a cranberry color dress to keep you seasonally stunning and layers a …

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Dressing with Pride: The costume design behind University Theatre show "Pride and Prejudice"

If you haven’t seen the University Theatre’s new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, I highly recommend you do. The show, which runs until Nov. 22, is three hours long and is filled with laughter and ornate, hand-crafted costumes. “The costume element of this production is of such a high caliber, …

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Dressing with Pride: The costume design behind University Theatre show “Pride and Prejudice”

If you haven’t seen the University Theatre’s new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, I highly recommend you do. The show, which runs until Nov. 22, is three hours long and is filled with laughter and ornate, hand-crafted costumes. “The costume element of this production is of such a high caliber, …

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The good, the rad and the ugly: 5 fashion trends inspired by the ’90s

Trends come and go. We laugh at what we wore ten years ago, and can’t imagine what we will be wearing ten years from now. But one thing’s for sure: trends never really die. Oftentimes, designers draw inspiration from the past, but add a more contemporary twist. For example, brands like …

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Schooled in Style: Professor Michael Allan discusses his style in this Q&A

Most professors maintain a pretty conservative sense of style when they’re at work, but every now and then we get professors with superb taste. We might even find ourselves thinking, “Wow, that’s a really nice shirt,” while spacing off in the middle of lectures. This closet profile honors one of those classy professors: Michael Allan of …

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Emily Chounlamany’s job at Nordstrom and how it altered her view on fashion

Name: Emily Chounlamany Year: Sophomore From: Seattle, Washington I would describe my style as: Sophisticated and simple with bold accents. The predominant color in my wardrobe is grey. Favorite trends: One of my favorite trends would be the bohemian look. I like it but it’s not really my style. Instead …

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‘Mullet rawk’: Music and fashion go hand in hand

A group of people sitting in the corner dressed in black, leather, big hair and a good amount of studs jam along to the song titled “Mandatory Abortion for Tweakers.” The musician, BrAiN-aKE & tHe fAmiLy MuLLet, who played at Black Forest last Friday night, describes his music on his …

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Subscription shopping redefines what it means to shop retail

A personalized monthly delivery that allows you to discover new items is redefining retail and online shopping. Birchbox, an online subscription shopping website, offers a unique way for shoppers to test and discover new beauty and lifestyle products without ever having to leave their house.   Subscription shopping is a …

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On bikes, safety and style now go hand in hand

Gone are the days when cyclists are confined to workout gear on bikes. There are now a wide range of brands that create their clothing, helmets and other biking accessories with cyclists in mind. Safety and style now go hand in hand. The Student Health Advisory Committee will be partnering …

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Closet profile: Elisabeth Kokesh shows off her style

Name: Elisabeth Rose Kokesh Year: Sophomore Major: Undeclared Hometown: Sisters, Ore. When it comes to 1960s and the 1700s fashion, you may not find too many commonalities. However, Elisabeth Kokesh sure does. This UO sophomore draws on the decadence of the 1700s and the groovy floral patterns of the ’60s …

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Andrew Van Asselt uses fashion to fight against human trafficking

A little girl’s rough hands slowly linked with his. He froze. Her touch startled him, woke him and opened his eyes. He stood there still, too scared to glance down at her. Bright red and green lights flash obnoxiously. The smell of old wet trash is in the air. His …

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Fashion: Jewelry for USB drives by Isaac Appiah

People have been coming up with ways to make USB drives more attractive and potentially wearable for quite some time. But, from what you can gather in a quick Google image search, many of these USB-as-fashion items seem to overuse the rhinestones and are a bit too cutesy. Los Angeles-based …

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Fashion: Oak Street Vintage owner chooses her favorite pieces

Oak Street Vintage, located on the corner of 14th and Oak, is a goldmine for mid-20th century design finds. The store has everything: furniture, housewares, jewelry and clothing. Owners Cora Frazer and Carl Ernst, who opened the shop in 2007, are longtime collectors of  mid-century pieces. “Although there were other …

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Fashion: Tour my closet — Lisa Inoue

Name: Lisa Inoue Year: Senior Major: Advertising Hometown: Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan “I used to read a lot of fashion magazines, but I don’t have any time to do it over here, but I used to read [them] a lot… that is typical for Japanese kids to do, after school …

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Fashion: Tour My Closet — Olya Surits

        Name: Olya Surits Hometown: Khabarovsk, Russia Year: Senior Major: Humanities “I take inspiration from my emotions, the 90s, and Catwoman.” – Olya Surits Describe your Style: “One time my best friend told me that my style was 90s Russian.” Most Recent Fashion Purchase: Velvet jacket for …

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Fashion: The far side of my closet — a look at some items I own

We all have them: those clothing items we love but cannot bring ourselves to wear, like those outlier friends you reunite with once a year to say hello.

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Top Five: Backpacks of the Week

1. Laptop Backpack: OK, it is pricey but some things are worth investing in, such as a durable backpack. Keeps laptop safe and comes in complementary neutral tones.  $219.95. 2.Polka Dot Backpack: Polka dots have been a big deal since summer or so. This bag would make a trench coat …

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Fashion: Bagel + Forehead = ?

In honor of Halloween, it seems appropriate to remind people of a recent body modification fad popular among Japanese hipster youth: Bagel heads. This procedure could work to your advantage if you want to be a warlock or a villain from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Here’s why:  Gluing on gashes …

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Mimic a Fashion Icon: Louise Brooks

Bobs, cloche hats, blazers and tailored shirts. These are some signature features of 1920s actress and flapper Louise Brooks’ style. As the weather gets colder, take some tips from Brooks’ wardrobe. Here are some items to mimic her look: 1. A clutch. It can be beaded, stitched, or plain. For …

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Tour my closet: Matt Ellis

  Name: Matt Ellis Year: Junior Major: Biology and Art Hometown: Oregon City, Ore. “Most of my shoes are either dress shoes or Nikes, old Air Forces or Jordans…I like simple things, plain colors and interesting patterns versus graphic tees, and I really like making my own clothes, it is …

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Fashion: Standout rain gear

Dressing for the season is commonplace. But when that season lasts for six-plus months and is noteworthy for chronic sogginess and darkness, it can leave little motivation for  an expressive wardrobe. While you can’t break through that gray slate of sky, here is a sampling of rain gear that will …

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Tour my closet: Annie Rafferty

  Name: Annie [email protected]@https://www.facebook.com/annie.rafferty1?ref=ts&[email protected]@ Year: Junior Major: Public Relations Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.   “As far as local style, a lot of people in Eugene have underlying style that you don’t really catch because people are bundled up in yoga pants and Northfaces mostly … but there are a bunch …

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Fashion: Material innovations making big impacts

Fishbowl platforms, bottle opener buckles, calculator watches — all are examples of fashion merged with technology. But this year, a couple of creations demonstrated that useful fashion can go beyond the kitschy. This past spring, two Cornell students from Africa engineered a stylish malaria suit that acts as a day …

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Fashion: Top five under $50, women's edition

1. Quilted Teal Bag:  From ModCloth, with a faux leather and gold chain strap. Perfect size to take out for day or night. This is the kind of bag you want to have when you don’t feel like dressing outrageous, but want a piece that makes you stand out, subtly …

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