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Accessorizing for Eye Ball 2013

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Blogs | 1 comment

There’s just a few days before Eyeball 2013, and my friends and I are finalizing the details of our formal outfits. It’ll be my first time attending Eyeball and I’m excited to see what it’s like. After purchasing my dress for the fete, I moved on to thinking about what accessories I’d wear to match. Accessories are always a huge part of my outfits! The dress I chose is a long one that gives me a simple and elegant color theme to work with–blue and silver. I chose some accessories that I already own and bought a few more to complete my look. Here are what the key pieces look like:

Silver and Blue Accessories

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MODA’s Spring 2013 Fashion Show

MODA’s Spring 2013 Fashion Show

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Blogs | 2 comments

Last Friday, I mingled with friends from undergrad while taking in one of my favorite annual events. While at the University of Chicago, I was a member of MODA, a fashion platform on campus that catered to students’ more creative and stylish side. My fellow members and I wrote for the fashion and lifestyle, interviewed style influencers for the print magazine and designed pieces for the big annual event–the spring fashion show.


This year, I attended the fete as a guest and was met with a sea of familiar and new faces. I took in the runway show from the VIP section with a fellow MODA alum. The event took place in the Great Hall at Union Station and drew a huge crowd from both the university and the community. Over 70 designs were presented on student models. These looks were designed by a wide range of talent, from students who’d picked up sewing within the past year to established professionals like Lidia Wachowska of Evil Kitty. My favorite designs included beautiful and ultra-feminine dresses, and one look that was positively desert chic.


Design by Concetta Cipriano for Cettina Designs


Design by University of Chicago student Joy Mao

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Picasso and Chicago

Picasso and Chicago

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Blogs | 2 comments

One of my favorite places in the city is the Art Institute of Chicago, on Michigan Avenue in the Loop. The Art Institute’s vast inventory–the permanent collection is one of the largest in the country at more than 260,000 works–is housed in eight buildings that total nearly one million square feet. The museum also hosts hundreds of gallery talks and lectures each year, and it’s home to a terrific research library for art and architecture. I’ve been to the Art Institute countless times–due in part to my complimentary membership from the University of Chicago–and I always appreciate the art I’m immersed in. Among the 30 or so special exhibits at the museum each year, there are always a few that make my must-see list.

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Super Bowl Party, RC-Style

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Blogs | 1 comment

Last weekend was the last exam-free weekend of the quarter, and of course, it was also Super Bowl weekend. On Sunday, several of RC residents came together to watch the big game in the second floor lounge. Game day snacks were abundant and good cheer was universal as the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens faced off. I took a break from studies to join my colleagues and enjoy the excitement. I watched the second half, after that unprecedented 34-minute blackout, as the 49ers tried to close the gap the Ravens had established. The Niners fell short in the end, but between the plays, we all were amused by the over-the-top, $4-million-per-30-seconds-of-air-time commercials. One of my favorites was the Taco Bell ‘Viva Young’ ad, featuring a group of older friends having the time of their lives.


Photo by Jonathan Dong

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