Dress Well, Test Well!

As AP tests occur, and final exams are just around the corner, students all over the nation are stressed over how to do well. Big exams like these are very overwhelming. You have only one chance to fail or succeed. Everyone wants a good score; everyone wants their hard work from the entire year to pay off. Out of all the strategies your teachers may teach, there is one tip that’s not only universal, but also very simple to do.

Most students like “bumming” on big exam days. The majority of AP test takers are found wearing sweatpants, leggings, and baggy clothing. Most trick themselves into sleeping in past usual, just for the sake of “getting extra rest before the test”, but these habits will likely backfire. Rolling out of bed late, throwing on clothes, and scrambling up your usual schedule will be counterproductive in preparing your mind and body for testing.  Instead, wake up like usual and follow your normal routine. It wouldn’t hurt to dress a little nicer than usual. When you feel good about the way you look, your pride will reflect your energy towards anything you do. Confidence is a key element in being successful.

So, do yourself a favor. Don’t scramble the morning of the test to throw on clothes and throw your hair in a bun. Wake up like you usually do, give yourself the opportunity to take your time. It’ll be less stressful, and knowing how good you look will give you some beneficial confidence for your test.

Don’t forget to give yourself adequate time to wake up right and dress for success!

-GS

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Met Gala

 

The Met Gala is a high class charity event to raise money for The Mets fashion exhibit. Since tickets are thousands of dollars and tables are hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is an event for the high class and famous. The theme this year was Catholic. Everyone’s gown and outfit had to go with the theme. In my opinion the best dressed at the gala was Blake Lively. She wore a stunning red gown right on theme. The worst dressed was Cara Delevingne. She wore a dress resembling fish nets.

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Logomania: Return of the Logos

Throughout the past years popular trends from the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s have come back in style. Looks like dad shoes, plaid patterns, platform shoes, and tracksuits have been seen everywhere ranging from celebrities to everyday people. With these trends comes the return of the excessive use of logos. This is seen most prominently with the brands Gucci,
Balenciaga, and especially Fendi. The Fendi Zucca print was featured on Nicki Minaj’s Chun Li single cover, with her wearing a full Fendi outfit. Kylie Jenner even posted a picture on instagram in a bodycon Fendi dress walking her daughter Stormi in a Fendi stroller. Gucci has also gained a huge following within the past years and everyone can quickly identify their double G logo. The same goes for Balenciaga who debuted a new logo in September of last year and has many pieces with the new logo adorned all over it. The past is definitely making a comeback and personally I love it. How do you feel about this “new” trend?

 

 

-SQ5

Rihanna’s Makeup Tutorial

Rihanna, pop superstar, makeup mogul, and all-around icon, recently shared a  10-minute makeup routine for Vogue that shows us a first look at new Fenty Beauty products and people are loving it. The video shows a real perspective of Rihanna’s routine done by herself without makeup artists or professionals. Since posting the video to Vogue’s YouTube channel it has received over 6 million views from people wanting to see how the famous singer gets her makeup to look so fabulous. The entertaining and in depth video highlights new products like her  “Beach Please” eye shadow duo and the Match Stix contour stick. The video coincides with her appearance as the cover girl of the June issue of Vogue. The video gives you the impression of celebrities are “just like us”, which is a theme we see common in many magazines to promote the naturalness of their lives, and the very natural setting of her bathroom gives you just that. The unfiltered, real vibe of the video leaves us just wanting more. What would we do in a world without Rihanna?  Rihanna’s Epic 10-Minute Guide to Going Out Makeup

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Met Gala 2018: Drama, Heists, and of Course, Fashion

The Met Gala is fast approaching;  on May 7, flashing lights will photograph the biggest stars in one of the greatest arrays of varied fashion. The program has entertained lots of celebrity drama over the years. President Trump proposed to his wife Melania at one Met Gala, and a massive fight broke out between Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Solange on an elevator another year. But the drama does not even begin to compare to the designer clothing and the designers themselves that attend this event. Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace, and Rihanna are just three of the event’s hosts. Wintour makes the final call on all who are on the guest list, which in the past as held some of the Jenners, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, and many, many more.

 

The outfits range from classy to crazy, and many attendees have built a reputation for going big year after year. Specifically, Rihanna’s fashion has amazed and inspired viewers and even other attendees every year.

This event is so glamorous, in fact, that the new Oceans 8 movie, starring Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, among others, displays a heist at the event itself. Be sure to catch the fashion and drama of this year’s Met Gala this coming Monday.

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What is Girlfriend Collective?

Girlfriend Collective is a new up and coming sustainable fashion brand. This brand sells sustainable workout clothes. They want to make good quality clothes so it will last longer for the consumers. All of their apparel is created with recycled fabrics. They’re leggings and bras are made out of #1 plastic – or Polyethylene Terephthalate. Their factories are managed by a Danish family who makes sure that every person working in the factories are paid a fair living wage.  The employees in the factories are offered free lunch and/or dinner, and they get a check-up from a doctor about every 6 months and are provided health care. This company is making a difference in the fashion industry and hopefully more companies will catch on. This is important because while they are treating their employees with respect, they are also keeping the environment safe. -OGF2

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Sweat-free Summertime

If you’re as mentally checked out of responsibility as I am, get ready for summer with Reformation’s new Vacation Collection. Complete with light weight fabrics perfect for a walk on the beach, Reformation is setting you up for a summer of success. Especially important is fabrics that don’t wrinkle while packed in a stuffed suitcase. Use these cotton fabrics to shake out the rough spots so you don’t have to iron on vacation!

This collection is full of fabrics that won’t feel sticky on your skin, especially after you’ve been sitting in the hot sand next to the ocean in sticky sea air. Linen jumpsuits, dresses, shorts, with cotton t-shirts make for a comfortable and sweat-free summer, perfect for beachside (or poolside) lounging! reformation

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