2019 spring fashion show commemorates graduating seniors

2019 spring fashion show commemorates graduating seniors

Lipscomb’s Department of Fashion and Design proudly presented the annual “Spring Fashion Show” Monday night. Held in the heart of Ezell, many students, staff, friends and family flocked to witness the show. It also happened to be International Earth Day, which fitted the theme of the night — sustainability and supporting the environment through raising awareness. This night commended the seniors in the department and all their hard work throughout individual collegiate careers. In doing so, they showcased their works on the runway with student models. Senior fashion and merchandising student Kayla McEathron shared her story about her love of fashion and how eliminating sweatshops that abused their workers was a strong passion of her’s. According to McEathron, the main mission is not to change the world but to save it. “The seniors and I were very proud with how the fashion show turned out,” McEathron said. “We each had a role in the show to make it happen, and I thought everyone did a great job of coming together to make the show successful. It is a bittersweet feeling for all of us seniors….” The night concluded with an award ceremony and gifts. Donated prizes were provided by local businesses Cabana, Molly Green, Nordstrom, The Perfect Setting, The Escape Game, Jos. A Bank and Gus Mayer. The Fashion Merchandising Award was given to senior Caitlin Nichols, who demonstrated “academic achievement, student leadership and potential contribution to the field of fashion merchandising.” “This award means the world to me, and I am so honored that my teachers chose me to be the recipient,” Nichols said. “It shows how much...
LU’s GQ: How to be Stylish in the Summer

LU’s GQ: How to be Stylish in the Summer

This is the last edition of LU’s GQ this semester. I wish everyone all the best in their exams and hope everyone has a relaxing summer. Speaking of summer, are you sick and tired of sweat marks and feeling uncomfortable in the heat? Need to go to work and feel like you’re wearing a wet suit? Then worry no more, this is how to remain cool in the heat this season while still being fashionable. Shirt: Keep in mind that we are wanting to look stylish and separate from the pack of guys wearing graphic tees and frat tanks. If you read last week’s post on ‘What to Wear on a First Date?”, it explains the importance of a simple, classic and timeless tee shirt. Neutral colors are the best, however because of the heat, stick with lighter colors like white. Earth tone colors are also trending this year, so you might want to explore khaki, olive and tan. If you’re planning to spend the whole day at the beach and then go out during the night, it is a great idea to wear a button-up shirt. The great thing about shirts is that they can be dressed up or down, in the summer I love to wear either a white or light blue button-up with contrasting shorts. It is also important to keep in mind what material and fabrics you’re wearing. Lightweight and breathable material helps reduce sweat marks and also hides them as they can dry quickly. Linen shirts will always be a gentlemen’s classic. Just imagine middle-aged Italian men basking in the Milan sunlight while wearing...
LU’s GQ: what to wear on a first date

LU’s GQ: what to wear on a first date

I have no idea what to wear! What can I wear to impress them? I don’t have anything! If these thoughts have come into your head when preparing to go on a first date, then fear no more. I am here to help! First dates can be nerve-wrecking, and it is crucial to make a long lasting and good first impression. This list is tailored for all men and is so simple and economical for all students.     T-Shirt: Let’s start off with the T-shirt. Simple, classic and timeless. When in doubt, there is nothing wrong with throwing on a plain T-shirt with a pair of jeans and nice shoes. Neutral colors are the best — stick with your black, whites and greys. Earth tone colors are also trending this season so you might want to explore khaki, olive and tan.       Button-up Shirt: The classic button-up shirt is the next level up from a T-shirt. It classes it up a bit and makes it more formal. Shirts are a people pleaser, especially if it is a nice one. This is definitely a piece of clothing that needs to be invested in — to wear on dates, casual outings and business meetings. Everyone needs a nice shirt that can be dressed up or down. Jacket: Depending on the weather, you may or may not need a jacket. But it’s always cool and handy to have one, especially living in an area with unpredictable weather. Pictured is me wearing a denim jacket over a grey sweater with black jeans. Denim, leather or bomber jackets are the three...
Breakout chapel for Women’s Empowerment Week discusses beauty standards

Breakout chapel for Women’s Empowerment Week discusses beauty standards

Lipscomb held its second annual chapel dedicated to women’s empowerment week on Thursday. Sophomore Bana Faraj hosted the event, helped organize and even participated as spokesperson during the break-out chapel. “Women don’t realize that they self-hate, and that can cause them to not be kind and in some cases to hate on other women,” Faraj said. “So when we give them a second to step back and examine, ‘how do I feel about myself,’ it allows them to understand that how you feel about yourself reflects how you treat others.” Before the event, Faraj showed raw nervousness and excitement as flocks of people came to listen in support of the cause. Along with the five speakers Agnus De Leon, Kavya Patel, Rojeda Merani, Ansley Glenn and Shaniya Pleasant, Faraj’s passion and positive energy radiated throughout the room. “This means a lot because I think all around the world we have these conversations all the time,” Faraj said. “It doesn’t matter what part of the world you are from; these conversations are so important.” The panel showcased five female students from different ethnicities and backgrounds, with the main topic being beauty standards around the world and how they affect everything around us. Each individual had their own definition of beauty and the journey towards finding true self-love and worth in today’s society. “I think with men it’s a conversation of understanding how to talk to women, how to approach women and how to be a part of the conversation of uplifting women,” Faraj said. “I think a lot of the times that’s not what men do — some men do, and...
LU’s GQ: How to wear a suit and look good

LU’s GQ: How to wear a suit and look good

There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to wear a suit. However, wearing a suit is a far more complex task than many perceive it to be. The majority of men have no idea what they’re doing as they simply go out and purchase a suit with no thought, especially college students. So here are five simple rules to make wearing a suit a memorable experience, whatever the occasion — because there is nothing wrong with having a little edge. The suit: If you speak to a tailor or anyone in the fashion industry, and ask him or her the most important aspect when it comes to wearing a suit, tailors will most definitely say the fit, 100% of the time. It doesn’t matter if your suit is made from the finest Italian fabric or diamonds, if it doesn’t compliment your body, it can make you look sloppy and unprofessional. You can easily make a $100 suit look like a $1,000 suit just by fine-tuning all the little details of a suit in order to fit your body nicely. Belt and shoes: When wearing a suit, combine it with a nice pair of dress shoes and a belt. Shoes, and belts come in different colors, shapes and sizes. The general rule for shoes is that they must match the belt in color. The pocket square: A pocket square adds a new level of style and polish but make sure it does not match your tie in either pattern or material. It should simply complement your shirt, and tie. Be creative with the pocket square, from...