Fashion

At South End stands the cosy little shop called Leokadia that has a wide, assorted range of jeans, belts, boots, and umbrellas. This European-themed store is run by an alumna of Northeastern University called Jessica Lynn. Named after her mother who was also a shoe fashionista who owned a 1000 square feet closet filled with shoes and handbags, this shop has been featured by the...

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Paris, New York, and London have been the fashion hot spots. Why not change it? – asks Emily Plourde, student of combined major in graphic design and creative industries, and president of the student fashion group Haute Fashion at Northeastern University. Talking about the Boston Fashion Week, she says that when she first came to Boston, she didn’t think it would be a fashionable experience...

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Real

A woman being a CEO of a leading company of fashion and luxury products is a big deal, but Maureen Chiquet was more than just that. She might be the former global CEO of Chanel now, but her whole life – professional and personal – is a perfect example of how women should defy societal as well as gender roles. From being a literature major...

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Mannequins reflect our lives

Mannequins are usually only seen as vessels of the medium of sales and advertising products. This word comes from the French word mannequin, which had acquired the meaning "an artist's jointed model", which in turn came from the Flemish word manneken, meaning "little man, figurine".  However, that’s not what Ralph Pucci from Northeastern University seems to think. He understands an even deeper meaning of their...

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It often ends up being frustrating when your weight keeps on fluctuating and you have to buy new clothes every time. Tyler Farley, who graduated from Northeastern University, faced the same problem due to a health issue. He disliked wearing belts as well, so to provide a cost-effective solution, he resorted to suspenders.   However, when he perused websites like Google and Amazon to look for suspenders...

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all bodies are beautiful

The issue of body-shaming is not new in society. Certain unrealistic standards of how one’s body should be have been ingrained by the patriarchy. The ideals of this structure profit many opportunistic companies. Recently, models and actresses such as Jameela Jamil and many others have opened up about how difficult it is to maintain their bodies that is “acceptable” according to the standards of the...

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celebrities

Not only normal people, but even celebrities get accused of sexual misconduct. For instance, recently, a handful of people accused Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behaviour. What’s more? This ‘behaviour’ has dropped him in the group of other accused celebrities, including Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, and Harvey Weinstein. Since April 2017, around 200 influencing people are guilty of sexual misconduct. This phenomenon has given rise to...

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women-perfect

It is widely accepted fact that women possess a stereotypical curves and beauty in their looks and bodily features. On the other hand their counterparts, men, should have a well sculpted set of abs and machoism in their features. Any individual breaching this look faces some (at times even brutal) amounts of social pressure of being a misfit by appearance- an aspect that is completely...

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