Posts Tagged ‘Taylor Bryant’

It’s not a new fad in the fashion world; it’s actually been around for some time now. You even probably wore them at one point in your life, or have seen people casually walking down the street wearing them even to this day. Yes, the turtleneck has reared its ugly head once again.

My absolute favorite blogger, Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller, recently announced its return. I must admit, I lost some respect for her after that post–not too much, but enough to limit my visits to her blog to two times a day rather than the regular five. As much as I am turned off by their presence, I have to agree with some of the valid points she brings up.

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For most Syracuse stylistas, the unofficial leggings, Uggs and Northface uniform is not a very appealing wardrobe option. Fortunately, Some Girls boutique provides alternatives for those not interested in bumming it to class. Conveniently located on Marshall Street, Some Girls is a cute, edgy and unique clothing store. The walls are littered with accessories from the Snooki sunglasses to the Nicki Minaj Barbie chain, while trendy heels are displayed and flirty dresses and printed tops fill up the color-coded racks. Whether it’s classic and girly or bold and modern, there’s something for everyone despite your style preference.

Some Girls is definitely adjusting to the times, with a very active social media presence. The store’s Facebook and Twitter are constantly updated with news about the store’s recent sales and arrivals. The boutique’s website even allows you to order clothes online! I sat down with Some Girls intern, Priscilla Dominguez, and employee, Steph Curtis, to get the inside scoop on the chic boutique.

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Kitten heels. The words alone make me cringe. The thought of someone actually wearing them in public makes me want to projectile vomit.My (imaginary) best friend Lauren Conrad once said, “Kitten heels are the mullet of all shoes.” And no one enjoys a mullet. There’s no way you can make them cute, and the same goes for kittens.

I hate them with a fiery passion. I do not care how Audrey Hepburn-esque they are, they suck. They’re like a confused mixture of a good flat and a pair of chopped in half stiletto pumps. I don’t want to hear the excuse of heels hurt to walk in. Blah blah blah. Invest in a wedge for God’s sake and stop being so damn lazy. Anybody can walk in a wedge. Some can even make the argument that kitten heels are even harder to walk in because of the awkward wobbly sorry excuse for a heel. Seriously, take off the training wheels and suck it up.

There is never a good reason for a kitten heel, ever. I dare you to give me one. Unless you’re younger than 10 (ahem, Suri Cruise) or over 50 (which I still don’t approve), then you’re off the hook. Otherwise, refrain.

-Taylor Bryant

I remember back in the day when the trend of leggings blossomed. Not gonna lie, I hopped and stayed on the bandwagon just like everybody else for some time. It was kind of hard not to.  They were comfortable, easy, trendy and my boyfriend at the time was borderline obsessively into them. Now, six years later, I can truly say with genuine hatred, fuck you Lindsay Lohan.

I cannot even begin to count the number of times I have been stuck walking behind girls with cellulite-hugging leggings. But, what’s worse is when they think it’s okay to wear them as a replacement for pants. I’m talking about a short top with zero coverage of the ass and that inevitable legging camel toe front and center.  In…your…face. Ugh.

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The days of scrunchies, headbands and flowers being the hottest hair accessory are a thing of the past. The latest hot thing to be donned in those luscious locks of yours are….feathers! Wait, what? Yeah.

This trend is reminiscent of the hair wraps that were all the rage when we were in middle school, except a whole lot dumber. Thanks to celebrities like Ke$ha and Hilary Duff, feathers have flown to the top of the trend fad list this summer. You can sport a hippie-bohemian look with natural looking feathers, or take a risk with neon-colored ones. Talk about edgy. 

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Model Coco Rocha recently tweeted,“The word ‘fashionista’ has lost all meaning (if it even had any to begin with).” I approvingly tweeted back #preachsista. According to urban dictionary, fashionista is defined as “a person devoted to fashion clothing, particularly unique or high fashion.” In this day and age of fashion bloggers and reality TV star overload, it seems like everybody and their mother are trying to get their foot in the fashion door.

While some are genuinely stylish, others are just plain tacky. When reality TV stars like JWoww, DJ Pauly D and The Kardashians have actually been backed to start their own clothing linesthe term ‘fashionista’ becomes fuzzy. I know, I love the Kardashians too, but a line needs to be drawn.

While, yes, fashion is supposed to be a means of self-expression, celebrities from the likes of Lady Gaga to Nicki Minaj have brought it to a new, extremely unnecessary level. Sure these “celebrities” are entertaining at a distance, but I wouldn’t exactly call the pom-pom shirt that Nicki Minaj donned during New York Fashion Week a wardrobe staple.

There’s only so much fugly we can take people! So please, do us a favor and stick to the over-dramatization that you’re used to and leave the fashion to those of us who actually know a thing or two.

-Taylor Bryant

Name: Taylor Bryant

Year: Senior

Major: Magazine Journalism with a concentration in Fashion Communications

Hometown: Montclair, NJ

Three Celebrities I Love: Kanye West, Jayonce, and Zoe Kravitz/Saldana (I cheated, I know, but I couldn’t decide!)

One Lie I Got Away With: Kobe Bryant’s my cousin.

Random Fact: I studied abroad in London last fall.

Follow me on Twitter @taylahgang