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UO student from the Ivory Coast designs clothing to empower women

University of Oregon senior advertising student Ahoua Toure’s energy is contagious, and her passion for designing her own clothing line is seen in her fashion. Originally from the Ivory Coast, all of her designs are made with vintage African fabric from her home country.  “They are really unique patterns that …

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Creativity on Campus: Closer look at the Craft Center

University of Oregon Senior Cassie Shammel talks about the benefits of the EMU craft center. She balances her life as a science major by diving into her DIY projects. Shammel offers that the crafter center is not just for creatives but those looking to acquire new skills. See what your …

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Designer spotlight: Austin Gebhard from Check

Check it, the Check clothing line that is. Advertising major Austin Gebhard created Check four years ago, and now his clothing is sold in stores in Portland and online. “I have always been really into action sports and I have always had an obsession with vintage apparel so there’s a …

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Check out Francesca's Boutique for all your quirky gift and unique accessory needs

Francesca’s Boutique has been at the Oakway Center for almost two years, but the brand has been around since 1999. Their first store opened in Houston, Texas, and they now have more than 500 boutiques. According to the store manager, Kymmi Hanks, “Francesca’s is not your average store — it’s a …

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Redefine your style in 2015

Is 2015 going to be your year? The year where you conquer your goals and accomplish something you will look back on and be proud of? Perhaps 2015 marks graduation, a new internship or the start of a new you. No matter what you do within the year of 2015 …

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McWilliams: Why the bra is (mostly) irrelevant today

The bra. Two soft cups, connected by a spandex band that hugs the upper ribcage, underlined by a plastic or metal wire. This intricate contraption is a bit odd if you think about it long enough, and it has a interesting history that goes further back than many of us realize. …

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How To: Look festive without being tacky

Sequins, sparkles and velvet galore. Eleven months out of 12, fabrics of this nature cause me and many others to keep scrolling or choose a new rack of clothes to paw through. However, not in December. It seems that for at least a few weeks out of the year, it …

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A college student's budget-friendly holiday gift guide

A College Budget Friendly Holiday Gift Guide  Remember when creating your christmas list was nothing short of a fine piece of art? Truly, a labor of love that required days of research, countless hours of preparation, brainstorming, proof reading, editing and finalizing before you turned it into mom, dad or …

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Cuff or Tough? A new jewelry designed to keep you safe

Emerging in a world full of dazzling diamonds, Alex and Ani bangles and fuel bands is a new form of jewelry hitting the market in March 2015: Cuff jewelry is a multitasking piece of jewelry originally designed with women’s safety in mind. If you ever find yourself in a scary predicament, you …

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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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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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The psychology behind a fashion statement

@@I changed this headline from “professor vs student fashion” because that didn’t fit with this story at [email protected]@ Clothing does much more than just keep us warm. The attire that an individual chooses to wear not only serves a useful and socially conventional purpose, it also displays signals about the …

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Video: Condom fashion show

The annual Condom Fashion Show offered education and entertainment for students on Friday, Nov. 30. The event featured student designed outfits made out of condoms to commemorate World AIDs Day and educate students on safe sex.

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Condom Fashion Show looks to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS

In the summer of 2007, Mandy Chong’[email protected]@http://newsletter.uoregon.edu/archives/summer-2011/recognized-mandy-chong/@@ mother sent her an email featuring a dress made entirely out of condoms. The email had been a joke, yet it quickly became the instigator of one of the Cultural Forum’s most quirky annual events: the Condom Fashion Show. “I thought, ‘What an …

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Summer in the City: Downtown Sustainable Style Fashion Show

On a warm evening in downtown Eugene, the usually busy streets were interrupted by a large white stage protruding from Kesey Square. The stage was surrounded by three groups of meticulously placed chairs, and Billie Moser stood giddy with anticipation, waiting for the fashion show to start. “It’s like a …

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Women’s fashion: the five best and worst

Ladies, if you didn’t know, guys appreciate a well-dressed female. It’s not a secret. I certainly cannot speak for every male on this campus; however, there are certain style decisions that should be avoided (or used more often).

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Best fashion: Anna Reilly

The ‘Best of Campus’ winners were determined by a student vote. The winners do not reflect the opinion of the Emerald. Not sure what colors are “in” this spring, or what to pair with those bright new skinny [email protected]@[email protected]@ You might consider asking Anna Reilly, a senior at the University …

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Five things girls hate (and love) about guys’ fashion

Five things girls hate and five things they love about guys’ fashion. What, you say you don’t care about fashion? Sorry, dude, you’re almost grown up. In the professional world (and the dating world) people care about things like this.

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Five things girls hate (and love) about guys’ fashion

Five things girls hate and five things they love about guys’ fashion. What, you say you don’t care about fashion? Sorry, dude, you’re almost grown up. In the professional world (and the dating world) people care about things like this.

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Put away those sweatpants and break out new colors for a spring wardrobe

Students are given the opportunity to take off their rain gear when the sun comes out. Though what they choose to put on instead is entirely up to them, some of these tips might put a little spring in their step.

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O'Gara: Men's fashion blogging turning style into boring replicas

It seems these days a lot of men, mostly college-aged, are eager for this kind of advice, not just on what and how to dress but on how to live.

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Tips to stay warm, fashionable this winter

It’s winter in Eugene, and as last week’s monsoon attests, that means rain. And cold. And dark. It’s six more months until June, and winter is here for a while.

But the season is no excuse to wear your sweats and ugly sweater around. It’s still possible in Oregon to be stylish in the winter, no matter what your California friends might say. Here are some things to keep in mind as you make your fashion choices.

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The Emerald explores fall fashion trends student budgets can handle

With the changing leaves of fall come both the new academic year and new fashion trends. With magazines and websites telling us what’s hot and what’s not, it can be hard to decide what to wear at all. And with a student budget and some daring new trends, the Emerald takes a look at some of the top trends for this fall.

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