Exploring Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

Calling out cultural appropriation has been a growing trend within the past decade—it’s time to figure out what it exactly means and what is legitimately considered offensive. To make this easier, I will focus mostly on understanding cultural appropriation in context to the fashion industry. What is cultural appropriation? Here’s the definition published by the […]

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Understanding the Impact of the 2017 French Presidential Election

Last Sunday, the French people elected Emmanuel Macron as their nation’s president and took a stand against the growing populist influence. Macron, 39, won 66% of the vote over his opponent Marine Le Pen, the far-right National Front candidate. Although the media labels Macron as a centrist, he identifies himself as someone “of the left” […]

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Getting Personal: A New Chapter for Fashion Retail

Understanding the Fashion Retail Landscape Many department stores and big brands have announced hundreds of closures happening in 2017. If we’re going to be honest, most of the closures were not terribly surprising. Some companies include inexpensive, fast-fashion brands (rue21 and Wet Seal); classic shopping mall retailers that were once popular in the 1990s-early 2000s […]

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Making Moves from New England

My “weekends” from my full-time job typically fall during weekdays, since retail work hours are not like traditional 9-to-5s. You’ll find me in the corner, hunched over my laptop clicking between 15 open tabs, occasionally pausing to sip a small mint mocha. I lost my headphones during St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Newport, so depending […]

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7 Empowering Tips from Theory x LOLA Women’s Panel

2016 predicted that “the future is female.” In 2017, it feels that the future has arrived, because it is definitely looking female. Theory hosted a panel discussion with several entrepreneurs for Women’s History Month. All of the panelists shared incredible stories about their personal and professional journeys. The panelists were Tiffany Dufu, Author & Entrepreneur Alexandra […]

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A Millennial’s Defense of Leisure Reading

  The one-and-done rule can work for an array of situations—checking out library books is not one of them. Honestly, I have more discipline window-shopping in Le Marais in Paris compared to when I walk into the local library. Once I walk through the entrance of Wilton Library, I experience a Bookworm Blackout for roughly […]

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Coping with FOMO During Paris Fashion Week

Every time Paris Fashion Week comes around, I obsess over every Instagram post from my favorite bloggers, editors, models and personalities in their glamorous rush through the City of Light. … Then a part of me has a mini-breakdown inside, wishing how I could be there. Fashion Month is a stylish, juiced-up blur of runway […]

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New Year’s Resolutions 2017

I almost refrained from writing a resolutions-related post, because obviously resolutions like “Be more organized” or “Be more punctual” are ideal.  But for 2017, I want to build upon last year’s general resolutions with one simple addition. Find and express gratitude towards everyone. In recent years, I have come to appreciate the incredible people who […]

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2 Months Later | Snapchat Stories vs. Instagram Stories

An evaluation of Instagram’s Story feature over sixty days later When Instagram stories were initially released, people were thrilled. Users could connect with their favorite bloggers, photographers, artists, etc. on a continuous stream throughout the day and allowed a more behind-the-scenes look at the photos being shared… But people were also very confused—why is Instagram […]

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A Moment of Prayer for Nice

My heart is stricken with deep love and sympathy for France. Whether inflicted by nature or by man, each nation has experienced its episodes of destitution, cruelty and absolute savageries. But a deliberate attack on a country founded on liberté, égalité and fraternité—a trinity of unalienable rights for all human beings—is a rabid attempt to darken the […]

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