As Thanksgiving is about to roll around, we are beyond ready for pumpkin pie, knitted sweaters, lazy afternoons, and family time. There is a certain feeling of con(ten)tment around this wonderful time, from seeing old friends and family to sharing some fantastic meals. Here are ten more songs that will make you happy this holiday season.
Google Glass, an innovation that merges Google technology with wearable eyeglasses, just got a high fashion makeover. Google Glass is the perfect example of a wearable tech trend that is in desperate need of a fashion makeover. Google Glass functions like a smart phone solely for the eyes while its users navigate its system by using voice commands much like Apple’s upgraded voice dictation programs through Siri. To activate this feature, users simply need to tilt their heads upward to the default of 30 degrees (a feature that can be manipulated in the user settings) and then say “Ok Glass”. Once this is done, users can use simple commands to operate their Google Glass such as “take a picture” or “send message to mom”. Some additional features include a touchpad, where users can executively control Google Glass by swiping through a pseudo timeline displayed before their eyes.
Over 18 million views in less than 48 hours, Taylor Swift’s music video for “Blank Space,” off her absurdly catchy new album 1989, is capturing serious attention. Known for working out her relationships with exes via song lyrics, this twenty four-year-old plays a psycho version of herself seeking revenge on her dreamy boyfriend (Sean O’Pry).
ligh(ten) your load.
This week, we went a little quieter, a little chiller. With Thanksgiving break right around the corner and work and other commitments piling up (as they always seem to be!) take a moment, relax, breathe out, and listen to these songs to help ligh(ten) your load this week.
What started in 2007 as a personal fashion blog of a quintessentially cool French girl has launched Betty Autier on a fast track to the glamourous lifestyle of a high-end fashionista. I am talking, of course, about Le Blog de Betty, currently one of the most popular fashion blogs on the scene. Betty, the adorable 29 year old with messy bangs and the perfect French pout, has loved fashion her entire life. Now, she is living the dream.
Even though it doesn’t always feel like it, Duke is currently in the middle of my favorite season: fall. And it just so happens to coincide with one the more controversial seasons of the year; Pumpkin Spice season. Starting September 2, Starbucks begins offering the signature drink of the fall and the hate begins. Liking a pumpkin spice latte is apparently one of the most ‘basic’ things a girl can do. But I think that’s pretty unfair judgment.
These days, it’s starting to seem more difficult to remain gluten-consuming. The gluten-free craze has completely taken over. From Udi’s gluten free cinnamon raisin bread (a personal favorite) to Domino’s gluten free pizza, almost any food you can imagine is now manufactured without gluten. And as the “gluten-free” influence continues to spread, we inevitably start to rethink our own diets, regardless of a celiac diagnosis. We wonder, even if don’t need to abandon gluten now, I should go gluten free anyway just to be safe, right? Or won’t a gluten free diet give me so much more energy? And so many of us, whether consciously or not, start to dial back on the gluten intake.
In countless celebrity interviews, the host will ask a star about his or her health secrets behind their anti-aging bodies and flawless faces. Many will cite Kombucha as a staple source of nutrition in their diet. Gwyneth Paltrow is a well known devotee and advertises Kombucha in her lifestyle blog Goop (linked here). It's primary purpose is a healthy liquid supplement and daily drink, but what else is there to known about Kombucha?
Fall break has come and gone, and once again, midterms are rolling around (didn’t we just have them?). Between the rapidly-approaching cold weather and constantly-due problem sets, sometimes it seems as though all of Duke is on edge, stressed out with trying to balance our busy lives. So here are ten more wonderful songs to ease your tensions.
"She’s a character. She’s the Charlie Chaplin of the fashion world," said Lagerfeld. “She is kind of genius, like a character out of a silent movie. I would see her better in a silent movie than a talkie because she over-accents the movement. Girls admire her like they used to Kate Moss. They all want to be as free as her.”
Looking for a fitness and style makeover? Look no further! The popular tech toy, Fitbit, a fitness band that calculates amount of steps taken, calories burned, and quality and hours of sleep, has just gotten a fashion makeover. Fitbit, a small and clandestine device-about the size of a small clip and similar in design, used to come in a boring black finish. This earlier model had zero reflections of personal style and definitely could not be considered a fashion piece. Now, as Fitbit ultra has been released, both the technological capacities of Fitbit are improved as well as its fashion capabilities. Fitbit Ultra can now distinguish how much elevation you experience per day with the new altimeter. As far as style is concerned, Fitbit Ultra comes in two new colors, slate and plum. The old Fitbit look bulky in comparison to the sleek and stylish new edition.
Who is ready for a break? We know we definitely are. It’s been a long and exciting two months, but we are ready to see some old faces and family, go back to the comfort of our homes, and maybe ditch the shower shoes. Even if you aren’t going all the way home, it's time for some travel and time for some mix up, so listen to this playlist to get you ready for our extra long upcoming weekend!!
One of the many parts of my morning regimen is to instinctively snap on my tortoiseshell watch and put in my pearl earrings before walking (or rushing) out the door. I’m sure I’m not alone here- when it’s just an average day, the easiest route for accessorizing is your go-to jewelry that you find yourself wearing as a characteristic part of your look. In fact, these pieces that we wear day after day most likely carry meaning behind them- whether it’s who gave them to you, when or why you bought them, or their deeper purpose.
Karl Lagerfeld has reached the level of celebrity where even his pet cat has become a star. Choupette Lagerfeld has a twitter and an instagram, and 75,000 followers attest to the fact that even Karl's cat is a cultural icon.
One of the best feelings at school is coming back after class to find a big brown box waiting by your door. Your mind starts racing with ideas of what it could be: “did I online shop and forget about it? Or maybe it’s a box of homemade goodies from my little sister?” I know I’m always leaning towards the second option, even though I’m the only baker in my family.
Let’s just be honest here- nobody feels like wearing lipstick or lip-gloss every day. There’s just too much that can go wrong: getting smudges on your teeth, color bleeding at the edges of your lips, hair sticking to your gloss, and so on and so forth.
Just as jamming to “Nobody’s Perfect” transports us to a simpler time, so too does Miley’s DIY, funky-junky jewelry assortment for Jeremy Scott’s Spring 2015 collection. The much-anticipated “Dirty Hippy” collaboration featured bracelets, necklaces, earrings and headpieces made of colorful beads, Slinkys, Rainbow Loom, broken plastic toys and even those tree-shaped car fresheners; there were charm bracelets of peculiar key chains and vintage toys and necklaces donned with sexual messages—“suck it” and “porn rox”, to name a few.
With stories of the freshmen fifteen or fifty or whatever number you may have heard, the worry about weight is real- especially for college freshmen who have never experienced living away from home and this inevitable new found freedom, allowing you to eat out whenever you please and consume an “all you can eat” style meal for breakfast and dinner. Sound great?
The appeal of maxi dresses were always to elongate your lower half, to slim, maybe hide the insecurities you have with your legs, but most of all, display a classic-cool look, topped off with oversized Chanels. There was versatility: summer crops, denim vests, boho headbands finished with a long black maxi skirt.
I always used to wonder why some people don’t like adolescent females, but I think I now know the answer. It’s all thanks to movies like Naomi Foner’s Very Good Girls. Because when they’re portrayed like this in film, what kind of person would?