15 Dec 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Final fashion tips

The time has come for me to sashay away. It’s been a great semester telling you about the latest fashion trends, the do’s and don’ts and sharing my knowledge on

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08 Dec 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Finding the right holiday dress for you

We want to look our best during the holidays — especially single ladies. So get into the mindset of looking sharp. The hunt is on for that perfect holiday dress.

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03 Dec 2012

'Revive' fashion show to feature student work

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Muriel Macaire, 22, fashion design major, heads up Burk Hall to drop off her garments for Fashion Network Association's Revive Fashion how that will take place

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01 Dec 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: 'Revive' fashion show takes dark spin on fairy tales

Fairy tales are a part of everyone’s childhood, but the Fashion Network Association’s leading designer Iris Chu has turned it into reality. Chu’s collection will feature a dark color palette

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17 Nov 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Lingerie enhances intimacy, seduction

Shopping for lingerie can be daunting, but don’t get your panties in a bunch just yet. Lingerie is not only an important staple in a woman’s life, but in her

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10 Nov 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: How to update your clothes with hardware

If you’re looking for some attention this season, ditch the pretty girl tulle and go get some studs. And I’m not talking about hunky men. This fall, hardware fashion rules.

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09 Nov 2012

Exclusive: Angels work their magic at 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Lead Victoria's Secret supermodel Candice Swanepoel is being coiffed by top hairstylists at the 17th annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The fashion show took place at

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03 Nov 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: How first lady fashion could attract voters

This season, voters are looking for someone who has mastered public speaking and has a strong public image — and perhaps a better half with a good sense of fashion.

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30 Oct 2012

"Fluorescent Virgins" exhibit illuminates local artists' work for Dia de los Muertos

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Pilar Gordillo is co-curator of the Fluorescent Virgins exhibit at the Cesar Chavez Student Center’s Art Gallery. She attributes the idea for the show to friends

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27 Oct 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Ditch those ugly UGGs

It’s beginning to get colder out there and it’s natural to want to keep your feet warm, but remember — UGGs are just short for uggly. For some reason, girls

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24 Oct 2012

Local clothing store Piece x Piece creates wearable art from discarded fabric

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Piece x Piece is a San Francisco fashion brand where designers make unique clothing out of scrap fabrics. Photo courtesy of Piece x Piece."][/caption] In a

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20 Oct 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Go bold with oxblood

Step aside, gamboge orange. There’s a new color on the block and it’s bold. The hottest hues for the fall right now are a showcase of darker tones and shades.

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13 Oct 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: The hottest styles just a click away when shopping online

It’s easy to swipe your credit card on those PIN pad machines at the register, but it’s easier still to punch in those 16 digits from your card at your

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06 Oct 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Why skinny jeans lower sperm count

Fashion has a cost — and I’m not talking about the price tag. The skinny jean trend is infecting the world, spreading beyond hipster and punk rock fashion scenes — but

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01 Oct 2012

One-woman show 'Fortunate Daughter' juggles family values, sexual identity

[caption id=”” align=”alignright” width=”230″ caption=”Comedian Thao P. Nguyen performs a stand-up piece from her show, "Fortunate Daughter," at the San Francisco Theater Festival Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. "Fortunate Daughter," a

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29 Sep 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: The time is now to rock a watch

The ticking of a second hand through a chronograph face is a reflection of the modern man. As collectible works of art, watches with 24-hour and date subdials pair well

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22 Sep 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Strike a pose in eco-friendly clothing

It looks like “organic fiber” is the new black when it comes to fashion. Ladies, think twice before buying those cute simple cotton tanks from your go-to store. And gentlemen,

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18 Sep 2012

Vintage Fashion Expo to showcase one of a kind clothing this weekend

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Lis Normoyle, vice president of the expo, grabs inspiration and visually riveting vintage pieces from local bay area vintage fairs. Normoyle emphasizes that pieces at the

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15 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: San Francisco's best dressed raise money for charity at Glamorama

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”The money that was raised during Glamorama, a fundraiser and fashion show that featured designs by Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and more, went to charities dedicated

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15 Sep 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: To wear heels or not to wear heels?

All right fashion fanatics, take a chic step forward. Wearing heels and workin’ it like a runway is a gift, but deciding between breaking necks or breaking ankles can be tough.

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08 Sep 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Learning how to layer for the fall

It’s getting colder, but the sun is still here. Do you know what that means? Fall fashion! This season is all about layers. You might be afraid that layers are thick

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07 Sep 2012

San Francisco fashionistas party down at Fashion's Night Out

[caption id=”attachment_30086″ align=”alignnone” width=”645″ caption=”Fashion bloggers Whitney Powell (left) and Brittany Hebb (right) share their styling secrets during the Fashion's Night Out event at Bloomingdale's Thursday Sept. 6, 2012. Photo

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01 Sep 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: keeping back-to-school fashion simple

It’s not easy pulling a figure-flattering outfit from a messy closet when you’re late for school. Don’t decide between your dad’s vintage button-up and your mom’s snagged knitted sweater. Drop

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28 Mar 2012

Visually impaired cartoonist and SF State student aspires to be published

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Patrick Ward, a visually impaired SF State student, practices his cartoon drawing at 19th and Holloway streets. Mar. 5, 2012 Photo by Andrew Lopez."][/caption] Patrick Ward

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18 Oct 2011

Debt: The dangers of credit cards for college students

If I were to give any SF State student advice, it would be this: Don’t enter the debt danger zone. Credit cards can provoke you to spend money that you

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