February 29, 2012

The Ram Runway: Spring Chic


We can all admit it. We are all over having a winter mindset and are ready to embrace the fresh crispness spring.Even though this winter was rather wimpy, most of us would not complain if the whole blossoming of flowers and warmer weather shebang would arrive pronto! Dreams of having picnics on Eddies in flowing skirts with classic wide-brimmed hats and cat-eye sunglasses will become a reality in the near future; the official start of spring is only less than three weeks away! To make the season more fun, most Spring 2012 trends embrace colors and feminine silhouettes. Designers, such as Preen, Louis Vuitton and Prada show great examples for this current spring wave, as they used simple, fresh prints in pastel hues over girlish shift, waist-cinched, and drop-waist dresses that echo the time periods of the 1950s, 1920s, and early 1960s.If you want to surface your inner Jackie O, Daisy Buchanan, or Grace Kelly, go ahead, because it is certainly stylish!

Fordham University student and Phoenix-native, Lauren Sheffield, pulls off a spring 2012 outfit with ease. She wears an ensemble that welcomes the upcoming warm season. Sporting a look that recalls the Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection’s 1920s tomboy-inspired ensembles, she wears a simple grey Forever 21 sweater over a bright yellow Anthropologie dress, which gives off a drop-waist effect. This technique shows that you do not need to buy new pieces to stay current with fashion styles. Simply layering pre-existing items can do the same trick. To prepare for the still slightly chilly weather, Lauren adds a dark grey Target scarf, which gives the outfit a more architectural feel, with its burst of volume over the grey sweater. She also carries a J. Crew red leather bag, which follows the small, bright leather-bag trend, as seen by designers like Fendi and Alexander McQueen. Sand-colored Zara booties also add a cute, comfy touch to the outfit. What inspires Lauren to pull together chic ensembles are the streets of New York City and blogs like Cupcakes and Cashmere and The Sartorialist. Looking for pieces that truly stimulate your creativity through various resources, like a group of websites or your surroundings, can truly improve your entire ensemble’s look.


A word of advice for Spring 2012: do not feel overwhelmed when trying to pull off the season’s trends. All the simple styles you would need are in your closet. Like Lauren layering a sweater over a dress to create a drop-waist look; you can search for items you already own and put them together in different ways to look chic. Also, do not simply follow all trends simply because they are considered to be “in.” Choose styles that make you feel beautiful, as you inner confidence is what makes any girl stand out and shine. Have a happy spring and make sure that your daily looks are as cheerful as the upcoming blossoms!

Nicole Fishstein is freshman, studying international marketing, at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business. As a result of growing up around New York City since age eleven, she has grown to be passionate about the global street and high-end fashion, which has inspired her to have a career path in the fashion industry. 

February 28, 2012

Couture for the College Girl: Blazing Blazers

Want to spice up a simple outfit but don't know where to start? Well, fashionistas, let me introduce you to the colored blazer! Everyone knows that this spring is all about bright colors and prints, and the colored blazer makes no exception. This trend has been seen all over the runway, in magazines and on celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba. The best part of this trend is the endless array of colors to choose from, all without breaking the bank.

Blazers are a great way to dress up a simple t-shirt and jeans combo or add some personality to your favorite little black dress.  Combining colors is also a very fun way to amp your blazer. The most popular colors this spring are bright red, hot pink and royal blue. A hot pink blazer can be combined with either a bright red clutch purse or a royal blue mini-skirt (not all at the same time- unless that is your style, of course).

Colored blazers are great because they can make you stand out from the rest of the crowd. Putting one of these pieces on top of an everyday outfit can instantly turn it into an evening outfit for hanging out with friends in the city. So, forget about the regular black business blazers and introduce a blazing colored blazer into your wardrobe this spring! 

Fashion tip: For a fun, relaxed look, roll up the sleeves of the blazer to make it a ¾ sleeved jacket. 

Reylisa Anico is a junior at Fordham University where she majors in Psychology and minors in Business Administration. Reylisa believes that fashion is the ultimate form of expression. She creates her own style by observing the greatest runway of all; the streets of New York City. Combining styles and making them your own all while trying to keep a happy wallet is a challenge; but somebody has to do it.

February 27, 2012

The Ram Runway: Less Is More



When New York Fashion Week comes around, I eagerly stalk fashion sites to check out photos of the newest collections, but what I enjoy even more is seeing pictures of style from the streets. Street style blogs have exploded in popularity in the past few years, and I love seeing how fashionistas transform designer pieces into everyday outfits. However, with the popularity of street style blogs comes another phenomenon: what Glamour blogger Tracey Lomrantz calls “stunt dressing.” Basically, dressing completely crazy just to get noticed by photographers. I believe true fashionistas are able to pull off looking chic without having to dress like a clown. Those wannabes could take a lesson from freshman Madison Snider, who manages to look impeccably styled by keeping her outfit simple. She combines wardrobe staples with trendy accessories to make an outfit that is timelessly fashionable.  Every girl needs a pair of black skinnies in their wardrobe, whether it be a pair of black jeans like these from J Brand, or a legging-pant such as these by True Religion. They’re a must-have because they can be dressed up or down, and transition perfectly from class during the day to the city at night. Madison pairs these with a sheer blouse, which is perfect for layering and can be paired with pretty much everything. I particularly love this one from Urban Outfitters. My favorite part of Madison’s outfit is her accessories.


This is where Madison’s personal style really shines through. Rings are one of my favorite accessories and one of the most fun things to shop for. Cool and funky rings can be found from chains like Free People, online stores like Etsy or Ebay, or from vendors on the streets of New York. I love the way Madison wears multiple simple rings for a touch of personality that isn’t too over the top. Her fun nail polish also adds spunk to her overall look.


Madison’s suede oxfords don’t sacrifice fashion for function, as they’re both cute and comfortable. They remind me a lot of Minnetonka Moccasins- my favorite go-to shoe!

Finally, Madison finishes her outfit with a fitted raincoat, ideal for the approaching spring weather. Madison’s simplistically chic ensemble gives true meaning to the expression “less is more” as she flawlessly demonstrates how to rock wardrobe basics with a subtle touch of personal style.

Bryn Evans is a sophomore at Fordham University where she majors in Communications and Media studies. Originally from Washington, DC, she has been dreaming of a career in the fashion industry since a young age. She absolutely loves the energy of NYC and the amazing opportunities it has to offer!

February 24, 2012

Intern Diaries: It’s That Time Again!

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Market Week is back! Market Week is the week that occurs a couple of days after New York Fashion Week. Company X had an extremely successful Fall 2012 Collection at Fashion Week. The theme of this years show was “Fashion is a puzzle.” The collection had a very interesting, creative theme based around jigsaw puzzle pieces. Garments featured these puzzle pieces and models carried puzzle piece accessories. Company X had an extremely packed show, including guests: Oscar de la Renta, Anderson Cooper, Diane Sawyer, and Barbara Walters.

Company X’s show featured a ton of dresses in dark colors, but also in fun cocktail colors, such as tropical pinks, lime greens, and bright blues. The colors and styles really exemplified the collections name, “Rendezvous.” The head of Company X explained that her collection was all about being a woman, the art of seduction, and loving your body. The show was truly an inspiration and now, it is a blast to be able to see what goes on behind the scenes and how the clothes are sold!
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Market Week is always the craziest week at Company X. I came into work after my classes around 1 and did not leave until 10 PM! There were a lot of sales meetings with buyers all day, so other interns and myself were assigned to set up the tables for the appointments. We had to set the tables neatly with cups, lunch and/or snacks, beverages, line sheets, fabric/color sheets, and runway booklets. These tables keep the clients satisfied and allow them to each see the line with their own packets of information. Along with the table setup, the interns also had to dress models for appointments. Some buyers wanted to see how the clothing looks on the body, so they gave me outfits that they handpicked for the models to try on. Setting up the tables and dressing models were the main tasks I was given on the first day of Market Week, but I definitely will have some more duties in the coming days!


Christina Corrado is currently a sophomore at Fordham University. She is a Marketing major in the Gabelli School of Business. Originally from Summit, New Jersey, Christina has always made time to get into New York City for internships, shopping, events, and more! Christina aspires to have a business career in the fashion industry.

February 22, 2012

The Ram Runway: Staying Connceted

My friends from home are amazing. Before college, we would spend every weekend together, if not more. It was so easy to see them every day, since we all went to the same school, and took part in many of the same after school activities. But being at college is different-- it was such an adjustment to go from seeing them every day to seeing them only on breaks instead!

This week, I’ve been missing them more than anything. Anyone else would think I hadn’t seen them in ages. I write on each of their Facebook walls a million times a day and I blow up their phones, telling them silly things about my day. But whenever I’m feeling really down, all I have to do is take one look at the charm necklace we each have, and I immediately cheer up.

There are so many ways to keep your friends from home in mind when you’re all away at college. As a fan of jewelry, I am completely for friendship necklaces, bracelets…well, friendship anythings!
Though they might be cute, forget the woven, stringy, bracelets of summer camps past.  Fordham students Megan Wrinn and Emily Kurtenbach have found a more elegant way to represent their bond, through this stylish interpretation of a friendship bracelet.

For Christmas, these girls gave each other bracelets with matching gem stones. Though the stones are the same, the delicate chain that wraps around each girl’s the wrist is different. Wrinn’s chain is a chic silver, while Kurtenbach’s is a gorgeous gold. The stone is an amber color, which looks great with both colored chains. 


The girls found these bracelets at the Columbus Circle Christmas shops-- a famous collection of pop-up shops that everyone SHOULD go to during the holiday season (mark that on your calendars now!) But, don’t worry—even though the holidays have passed, you don’t have to wait for next December to find something just as meaningful.

During the summer time, you can find cute friendship bracelets all over the beach and the boardwalk. I like those because you can get so many with the pretty beads mixed in with the string. However, other stores offer bracelets, necklaces, and rings that last just as long as your friendship will.

My favorite string ones are at Juicy Couture and they come in all different colors! They also have a clasp that ensures they won’t fall off easily! A cute metal friendship bracelet can be made from the Alex and Ani Script Initial Bangle. Give your friend his or her initial, or give them yours! And another plus? These bracelets are eco-friendly and made from recycled brass! My favorite bracelet to give, though, would be the Michael Kors PavĂ© Heart Charm Bangle. It comes in three metal tones, and I just love the heart. It is something that can be worn any time, no matter what the occasion, so your friend can be on your mind all the time! Though it is pricier, the gorgeous and timeless shape will make it truly last!
So how long has it been since you picked up the phone, or wrote on Facebook? Your best friend is probably missing you just as much. Call them up! Make some crazy plans to see each other, and, while you’re together, get something that reminds you of each other. It’s worth it, and it is the most comforting feeling to know that you can always have them with you, no matter what! 

Briana Rotello is a sophomore at Fordham Campus, Rose Hill. She grew up in Rockville, Maryland and attended Wootton High School. She had always pictured herself living in New York City, and after she found Fordham University, she was able to put her dreams into action.
She picked Fordham University for both its academic integrity, strong focus on writing, and its location. She is planning on majoring in Communications. Briana aspires to be a fashion journalist after college and appreciates all the learning opportunities offered to her in the great city of New York. She is ecstatic to experience more of the fashion world, and to learn more about the art of writing.

February 21, 2012

Couture for the College Girl: Play Up the Prints

Patterns, prints, and polka dots are the perfect way to show off your style this season. From sweet and sentimental to bold and beautiful, these playful pieces find inspiration from Fashion Week 2012. For instance, the featured Marc by Marc Jacobs dress exemplifies a popular trend for this spring, bird patterns. Who knew a dress with little pink birds on it could be so striking and elegant? If you’re searching for a look that’s not straight off the runway, consider this Free People polka dot shift. It can be paired with a sleeveless jean jacket, another spring favorite, to create an effortless, fun look. Whatever your style, be sure to take advantage of this twist on the retro look, and let your outfit reflect your mood.

Maygan Anthony is a Maygan Anthony is a sophomore at Fordham University, majoring in International Political Economy and Arabic. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Maygan has had a love of fashion and writing from an early age. She finds inspiration from fashionistas like Coco Chanel and Vera Wang, and enjoys creating high-end looks at a low price.

February 20, 2012

The Ram Runway: Velvet Fever

The first thing I noticed when Ali, a sophomore at Rose Hill, walked into my class was her amazing black velvet shirt. Paired with dark blue jeans, her scoop necked, long-sleeved top made for an unusual and refreshing sight.  It was actually the first time I had ever spotted a girl wearing velvet as the main component of her outfit. Usually I see velvet in accessories or as an embellishment. I thought Ali’s tight, black, velvet shirt was ambitious and daring, and my thoughts were confirmed when I found out it was actually a dress from American Apparel. Her jeans, from Free People  the top with just the right wash and color.
While velvet can easily be integrated into a glammed-up look, Ali’s grey suede booties, from Urban Outfitters, took the outfit in a more casual direction. But the best part of the ensemble was Ali’s camel Marc Jacobs coat with beautiful fur trim on the hood. Amazingly, she found it at Loehman’s for half the retail price saying, “I could never afford a real Marc Jacobs.” The jacket perfectly complimented the entire look off and really transformed her outfit into a more relaxed “off to class” outfit.

Lastly, Ali toted all of her school supplies in this funky printed laptop bag,  also found at Urban Outfitters. Laptop bags are, yes, great for carrying laptops, but can also chicly become a multi-purpose tote for lugging around all of your class stuff.


I admire how Ali transformed a velvet dress into a shirt—what a great fix for when we’re bored, frustrated, and feel like we have a closet full of nothing to wear! By utilizing this velvet dress in more than one way, Ali turned a single item of clothing into another quite simply--a useful trick for the college girl on a budget and desperate for “new” looks.

Alex is currently a sophomore at Fordham University and is a Communications and Media Studies major. Alex is completely enticed with the fashion world and living in New York City has only inspired her more to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She is greatly influenced by photographing and documenting street style and keeping tabs on the happenings of the fashion industry locally and globally. 

February 17, 2012

Sponsors: Shoshanna

Fashion for Philanthropy could not be more excited to announce that Shoshanna will be participating in our spring fashion show for a third time! This year’s show will feature TEN looks from the whimsical and detail oriented designer. Shoshanna’s bold prints and bright colors are a favorite among celebrities such as Taylor Swift and Zooey Deschanel. Our April 20th charity fashion show will prove that these feminine and flattering designs are not only red carpet ready but are perfect for the fashion-forward college girl, too.

If you can’t wait until April 20th to check out the Shoshanna looks that are sure to rock the runway, head over to the website to browse the newest collection and do some online shopping. Want even more information about the flirty, yet easy to wear designs? Connect with Shoshanna through Facebook and Twitter

Ellen Wray is a sophomore at Fordham University where she is a Communications and Media Studies major. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Ellen always dreamed of living and studying in New York City. She has always found inspiration in New York’s forward-thinking fashion scene and is excited to be experiencing it first hand.  

Couture for the College Girl: Midi Madness




Maxi-length dresses and skirts were everywhere last season. Their flowy floor-length materials were feminine, flirty, and dreamy- essentially everything a girl could ask for. Yet, a popular concern about maxis was that they were difficult to wear for a night out. But have no fear!  A simple solution to keeping that flirty maxi style and transitioning it for a night out is here! Introducing the asymmetrical midi dress! This dress is long in the back and then shorter in the front. The midi provides the flare of unexpected drama in your outfit, which is perfect for a night out on the town. Midi dresses are also a bit less of a commitment than the daring maxi, so for all of you shy fashionistas out there, this one is for you! The best part is, midi dresses are available everywhere no matter what your budget is. So, what’s not to love?
Sara Jansson is a junior at Fordham University, majoring in English. Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Sara finds inspiration in the fashions and fast-paced lifestyle of New York City. She is a featured blogger for Fashion for Philanthropy.

February 16, 2012

The Maroon Man: Layers of Class

A friend and fellow student of mine, Martini Tangco, has refined his urban look ever since he has taken up residence off-campus and gotten a job at Urban Outfitters. His look is very versatile, and it is not only perfect for a day in the city, but also for a presentation at school. As my time at Fordham continues, I find myself being drawn toward NYC more and more. With all the academic and social opportunities the city has to offer, it is key to know how to dress up an outfit and layer up for various occasions.    

My favorite part of this ensemble is the blazer. A blazer with jeans is a very popular and comfortable look. An understated blazer like Martini's can really convey a sophisticated appearance without looking too overdressed. Shoes are also a major factor for a successful outfit. Like many of my friends, I am starting to develop an insatiable shoe fetish that will never be satiated. Therefore, I couldn’t help but envy Martini’s pair of Original Penguin leather dress shoes, which accented the blazer quite nicely. It’s essential to have a comfortable pair of leather shoes that are perfect for venturing into the city. Leather has an ideal texture for city excursions due to its durability and versatility. In my personal experience, traveling through New York can get messy, so it is a huge stress-reliever to have clothing that can handle surprise rainstorms, pigeons, and spilt coffee!
Under his blazer, Martini sports a horizontal striped shirt from American Apparel over a button down from Club Monaco.  The tri-chromatic red, white, and blue color scheme really pops as the centerpiece of the outfit while Martini’s jeans are a more understated tone of blue. If you’ve read previous Maroon Man articles, you may have noticed the field watch trend make another appearance in this outfit. Notice how he accessorizes with a brown leather field watch and a simple, yet masculine red bead bracelet. Martini successfully orchestrates a comfortable city-appropriate outfit for professional and social occasions on or off campus.

Colin Croughan is currently a sophomore at Fordham University and is a Communications and Media Studies major. After first modeling in the club’s annual show last year, Colin has become inspired to combine his interests in fashion and journalism. Colin hopes to pursue a career in the men’s’ fashion world and has come to love Fordham’s urban environment and close proximity to the city. Though Colin is excited to exhibit many Rose Hill fashion trends, he is particularly interested in sharing trends in men’s fashion that are low-effort, stylish, affordable.

February 15, 2012

The Ram Runway: Vintage Value

Who says that you can’t be cute when walking around Fordham? Even during January, a month filled with snow, sleet, and freezing rain that makes many students hesitant to leave their dorm rooms, pulling together a nonchalantly cool ensemble can be easy.

For Fordham students, browsing New York City’s plentiful vintage shops and flea markets is key.  From my own experience, I have found the most adorable, affordable, clothing and accessories from Beacon’s Closet, Shareen Vintage, the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, and Brooklyn Flea.  For those of you who are not fans of buying vintage, these stores will convert you!   Even though, in recent years, the cost of vintage clothing has skyrocketed in New York, it is still possible to find cheap vintage clothing that is truly unique. A trip to the best vintage store--your mom’s closet--can also be worthwhile to find pieces to spice up your wardrobe! Best of all, while staying warm and stylish in your thrifted threads, you’ll never have to worry about running into someone in the same Forever 21 top.

If you still need help to pull of a winter-proof, vintage ensemble, look no further than Madi Caruso for inspiration. A Los Angeles native and Gabelli School of Business Freshman, she proves that looking simply chic is possible with an outfit can go from around campus to a ski resort in the Swiss Alps. Her sweater, with its triangular print falls in-line with the eighties trend found in Dolce & Gabbana’s fall runway show. The simple, black, leggings pull the ensemble together, and the floral-print Doc Martens add a touch of tough fun.  To hold essentials, like dorm keys and a Fordham ID, she brings along a simple black purse.  When asked what her wardrobe inspiration is, Madi simply responds, “comfort”. As Madi shows us, denying oneself cozy clothing is not necessary to look chic. What also makes this ensemble wonderful is that this outfit is affordable on a college girl’s budget.  The sweater was a steal from the Salvation Army, the purse was only a dollar from LA vintage store Jet Rag, and Madi’s leggings were found in her mom’s closet!  The adorable, floral-detailed Doc Martens were the only splurge of the outfit (and every college girl deserves those guilty-pleasure items).

Remember: vintage is your friend! There is nothing more rewarding than venturing into thrift stores and flea markets is very rewarding and leaving with wonderfully original, warm, and chic, clothing (like Madi’s graphic sweater) that is also affordable. Who can succumb to winter blues when you look this great?

February 14, 2012

Couture for the College Girl: Not Just for the Boys


Reylisa Anico is a junior at Fordham University where she majors in Psychology and minors in Business Administration. Reylisa believes that fashion is the ultimate form of expression. She creates her own style by observing the greatest runway of all; the streets of New York City. Combining styles and making them your own all while trying to keep a happy wallet is a challenge; but somebody has to do it.

February 13, 2012

The Ram Runway: Snow Bunny Chic


The holidays have come and gone, leaving behind dreary weather and the anticipation of spring. With all the snow, ice, and cold wind, it gets tempting to go for sweats instead of a cute outfit. But don’t let the bad weather compromise your style! There are plenty of ways to bundle up and still look chic, as Kingsley Delacato, a sophomore at Rose Hill, demonstrates. An avid skier, finds fashion inspiration off the slopes as well! Her snow bunny style is keeps her warm and comfortable, without sacrificing style. She pairs fur boots with leggings and a wintery thermal, topping her outfit off with a chic fur vest and ski hat. I love the way she finds a balance between fashion and function. It’s a look that both effortless and stylish, and can easily be replicated!

To get a look like Kingsley’s, opt for a legging pant, such as these from Free People, that are thick enough to keep you warm and also come in a variety of colors. Leggings are a great wardrobe staple that make dressing comfortably easy without looking sloppy, can be worn through all seasons.  Comfortable and form-fitting, thermals are perfect for winter style. Pick a festive one in a wintery print like Kingsley’s, or a more neutral color like these from Victoria’s Secret. They’re great for layering and extremely practical. To add some flair, Kingsley chooses a faux fur vest. As one of the biggest current trends, they can be found in many stores for reasonable prices. These vests from Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters will give you a similar look without breaking the bank. Faux fur vests can make any outfit trendy and work with every piece from pants to dresses. I got my own fur vest at H&M for $49.95 and it’s one of the pieces in my closet that I wear the most!


To pull her whole outfit together, Kingsley added a chic pair of snow boots that match her vest and add a bit of personal style. For trekking around the city and campus, I would recommend investing in a boot that is both stylish and weather-resistant like this Joan of Arcadia Boot by Sorel. By combining these versatile pieces, it’s easy to transform a comfortable outfit into something that still expresses your personal style. Warm weather will be here soon enough, but in the mean time let’s learn to embrace the cold and rock winter fashion!

Bryn Evans is a sophomore at Fordham University where she majors in Communications and Media studies. Originally from Washington, DC, she has been dreaming of a career in the fashion industry since a young age. She absolutely loves the energy of NYC and the amazing opportunities it has to offer!

February 10, 2012

Intern Diaries: Sampling through Samples

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Today at Company X, myself and three other sales interns helped set up the in-house employee sample sale. The department that I intern in, sales, keeps track of all of the samples that are sent out to buyers and department stores. When a line of clothing has already been sold and no buyers or department stores request to see the clothing anymore, the sales department places these items in boxes. Once there are enough boxes, which usually happens once a month, it is time for the company sample sale! My job is to send out an email informing all of the employees that there will be a sample sale on a certain day. I also have to randomly assign each department a time slot in which they can go shop. Doing this avoids chaos at the sample sale.

The other interns and I sort through the boxes and organize everything into categories: accessories, tops, dresses, pants, skirts, coats, etc. We are required to hang everything up neatly on racks and organize each category by color. This makes it easier for the employees to shop without being overwhelmed. When everything is set up, I make signs that list the prices for the sample sale and post them around the room and by the cash registers. Next, I make sure the cash register is stocked with enough cash and change for the day. The last task I am given is to pull some things to be donated. The head of Company X is hugely involved in volunteer work all around New York City and loves giving back to others. She donates most of her unneeded or unsold clothing to a charity for less-fortunate women that provides them clothing to wear on interviews, at jobs, etc. I will usually get a list that tells me how many pieces of each category they need for the charity and pull all of the looks. I will steam them, put them in a garment bag, and send them away to the charity!


When it is time for the sale, the interns and I check everyone out and total up their purchases. My boss, again extremely giving and generous, donates all of the money from the sample sale to various charities. It is really nice working for a company that is not only concerned with their profits, but the well being of others, which is definitely a rarity in the business world today.

Christina Corrado is currently a sophomore at Fordham University. She is a Marketing major in the Gabelli School of Business. Originally from Summit, New Jersey, Christina has always made time to get into New York City for internships, shopping, events, and more! Christina aspires to have a business career in the fashion industry.

February 9, 2012

The Maroon Man: A League of His Own

If there is one thing that Fordham student Terry Brown knows, it's about how to incorporate swag. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Terry has been showing off his West Coast style in the Bronx for quite a while. You might have spotted him around campus, dodging the paparazzi in a flat brim hat with some shades on! All jokes aside, Terry is a very accomplished student designer and entrepreneur with his own brand "League Me."
This winter has been more chilly than snowy, meaning wind-resistant clothing is essential. Terry keeps warm by keeping it simple, rocking a League Me Varsity Windbreaker. Hold on, I know what you're thinking-- How can get I swag-tastic clothes like Terry? Well, I have at least one solution. Though many student's refrain from the chaotic consumer environment up on Fordham Road, it has been my guilty pleasure for the past two years. It’s a great place to shop for specific looks rather than name-brands, and is an affordable solution to trekking down to NYC. In fact, some of my favorite wardrobe pieces have come from Fine Men’s Wear, Conway and other storefronts up Fordham Road. Having one or two items from Fordham Road is a fun way of adding an urban edge to an outfit.
Insulated and wind resistant jackets are a must to survive the winter for guys who don't like to layer up or throw on a scarf. Under the jacket, he has on an original League Me Fitted Tee and tan Levi's Matchstick jeans. Nude tones and slim fit clothes like these are a big trend. An outfit doesn't have to be complicated to be successful. His look is fitted and simple, with a few small accessories that pop. Terry plays up his gray tee with a low-hanging gold chain, drawing more length-wise attention and accentuating his height.
In addition to the wind chill, this winter has also been very bright, leaving most of us walking around campus squinting, tearing and frost-bitten. Terry battles the elements with a pair of sleek, black RayBan's. A nice pair of solid color sunglasses is an easy way for guys to add a simple accessory, regardless of the season. Terry also sports a pair of red, low-top Vans. Recent shoe trends have reflected a retro 90's influence, and vans have an iconic and laid-back look. Askmen.com reviews that vans, "...are identifiable without being completely overdone on the streets...With most styles under $50". They are exactly what college men want out of the fashion world- affordability, versatility, and comfort.

Overall, Terry's look demonstrates an easy way to look sharp in this brisk weather. For those who need some new winter threads, try taking a walk up Fordham Road so you can turn your swag on while you turn the heat on this season.


Colin Croughan is currently a sophomore at Fordham University and a Communications and Media Studies major. After first modeling in the club’s annual show last year, Colin has become inspired to combine his interests in fashion and journalism. Colin hopes to pursue a career in the men’s’ fashion world and has come to love Fordham’s urban environment and close proximity to the city. Though Colin is excited to exhibit many Rose Hill fashion trends, he is particularly interested in sharing trends in men’s fashion that are low-effort, stylish and affordable. Check out some of his posts at fordhamffp.blogspot.com.

February 7, 2012

Couture for the College Girl: Color Me Happy


























Maygan Anthony is a Maygan Anthony is a sophomore at Fordham University, majoring in International Political Economy and Arabic. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Maygan has had a love of fashion and writing from an early age. She finds inspiration from fashionistas like Coco Chanel and Vera Wang, and enjoys creating high-end looks at a low price. 

February 6, 2012

Ram Runway: Chunky Knits for a Long-Awaited Winter


After we arrived back at Fordham for a new semester the temperatures have finally dipped and winter has definitely begun here in the Bronx. In order to stay warm, snug and comfortable as we venture to class and back in these frigid conditions, take a cue from Devin, a sophomore at Rose Hill. 


Sporting thick black leggings and a wide array of knit winter accessories, Devin was the epitome of the comfy yet pulled together winter chic look. At an amazing find of $10, her Urban Outfitters boots combatted the tough outdoorsy hiking boot look with a more feminine approach, adding a hidden wedge and silver loop holes. Moving on up, Devin's cream knit sweater, found at a thrift shop, was a great piece to layer under her black puffer jacket. I highly suggest investing in a quality down coat, as they are a necessity once temperatures drop at Fordham and in the city. 


To accompany her already stylish look, Devin added some great winter accessories. Both her cream infinity scarf and brown pom pom hat were bought in France on a recent trip and added some extra oomph to her ensemble. Also, investing in warm accessories such as these is a smart idea as they will come in handy more than you can imagine. I love how Devin worked with all sorts of knitwear, in different patterns, thicknesses, colors and styles, yet made them all flow and work perfectly together. To carry all of her back to school essentials, Devin sported a sea foam green backpack, an unexpected yet playful pop of color. Her silver rings added just the right amount of shine to her relaxed yet cohesive wintry look. 

Stay warm!

Alex Casolaro is currently a sophomore at Fordham University and is a Communications and Media Studies major. Alex is completely enticed with the fashion world and living in New York City has only inspired her more to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She is greatly influenced by photographing and documenting street style and keeping tabs on the happenings of the fashion industry locally and globally. Check out some of her posts at fordhamffp.blogspot.com.