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Back To School Looks

I need of some unique looks for your back-to-school look?  I’ve found some ADORABLE things online recently that I just had to share!

  1. This Elephant Backpack – http://www.landofnod.com – Only $29.00!

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2. This Black Fringe Coldshoulder Tee – Find it at http://www.loveculture.com – Only $19.95!

If you’re looking for something different and trendy, try fringe!  I love this piece because you can never go wrong with a coldshoulder shirt.  Plus, it’s super lightweight so it won’t be too hot for this muggy August weather!

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3. Look ultra slimming in high-waisted pants, shorts, and skirts!

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4. They’re lowering the heels for us, ladies!  All over the runways they had these loafer-type heels.  They’re lower, more comfortable, and have a bigger heel so we aren’t QUITE as wobbly.

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I’ll keep my eye out for more trendy looks to make you stand out, while being up-to-date on everything chic!

BET RED CARPET FASHION

Now don’t think I was going to go too long without clocking the BET Awards Red Carpet fashion. I have sat and debated and I have finally brewed a top 5 list for the best and worst fashion statements for this past weekend. they’re in order from worst to best.

Fashion Misses:

5. Brandy Norwood

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This entire outfit confuses me. I don’t know if it’s the colors, I don’t know if it’s the shape, or maybe it’s the fact that you don’t wear big hair with a dress that flares out like your hair. Typically Brandy does well with fashion but this one wasn’t hitting it for me at all.

4. LaLa Anthony

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I’m so disappointed in LaLa because she’s one of my favorite personalities and an inspiration to me, but either she needs to hire a new stylist or stop picking her own dresses because these patterns aren’t cohesive at all. I know everyone wants to do the bright summer colors…but we have to pick one girl.

3. Zendaya

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Now Zendaya is one of my girl crushes but even though she looks queen in everything she wears, I have to be honest; this dress was a no. It looks like she took a button up from her ex boyfriend and spray painted it with glitter paint from Home Depot. The shoes and hair are beast and if she would have done another design of glitter dress and I could have appreciated the look. Still love you Z!

2. Lil’ Mama

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Lil’ Mama could have truly pulled this look off had she left out this mirror sequin you-tried-it in the front. She should have tried a simpler accessory to this suit. Maybe next time Lil’ Mama. I have to say this is better than usual though.

1. Debra Lee

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Debra Lee always looks a mess to me. I don’t think I’ve ever actually liked an outfit she’s worn. This is perhaps my favorite. She’s notorious for being boring and badly dressed and she didn’t let us down this year. It looks like an extra long man’s t-shirt. Debra, you’ve got to do better at some point.

Dishonorable mentions to Karrueche for whatever she had on and Natalie LeRose’s performance outfit.

Fashion Hits

5. Naturi Naughton

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“Power”‘s Naturi was so bold in her orange and the young lady who broke the internet designed it. It compliments her body and it’s gorgeous. I love everything about it.

4. Ciara

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Now there’s been some controversy over this dress but I have to say I like it. Ciara has the perfect physique to pull this look off and she looked beautiful. Thanks again for that Janet tribute. Go Ciara!

3. Janelle Monae

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Even though everyone said she stole Lupita’s look, she definitely pulled it off. Janelle Monae looked ABOSLUTELY gorgeous! The hair, the dress, the shoes, the face…everything…gorgeous!

2. Janet Jackson

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Janet FREAKING Jackson; we haven’t seen her in so long we forgot how much she slays. Her body was snatched, she looked like an angel, and whoever did her make up deserves an A plus. She strutted on that stage like an angel and she was outstandingly beautiful.

1. Jidenna

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It’s about time we start recognizing men in fashion, especially our black men. I love everything about Jidenna’s fashion. He sings about being a “Classic Man” and he definitely looked like one. Thank you Jidenna! Show these black men how to dress!

Honorable mentions to Tracee Ellis Ross, Yazz, and Diggy for looking snazzy too!

Who else had the outfits of fleek at the BET Awards?

Mental Fashion Woes

Every girl cares about her first day outfit, whether its two weeks before or the day before, the anxiety is strong in this one. Your brain ceases to piece together outfits, your eyes don’t quite see the colors right, and for some reason it seems like your closet is completely empty.

But, no fear. All of this is totally normal. You just have to know what kind of mental state you’re in, to decide how to handle yourself. All of these states of mind doesn’t mean you won’t be able to reach the finish line to a totally ballin outfit at the end of the day. It just means you care enough to have a mental breakdown, which in my opinion should make others appreciate your outfit even more. You almost lost your marbles over it.

1. Panic: I have to think about classes? Packing? AND CLOTHES? When is the first day? Do I have enough clothes to bring to my dorm? What is the weather gonna be like? Should I bring a jacket on the first day? I don’t have a jacket to go with my outfit? None of my clothes are good enough!!!!!!!…

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2. Closet rummaging (destroying): These are all the clothes I own? But this doesn’t go with this…or this…or this. Ugh, fine this button down and these shorts I guess will do. Maybe my shoes will give me better results

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3. Phone a friend: What are you wearing? Do you know the weather? I was thinking shorts, but do you think it will be cold in the classroom? Is a dress calling to much attention to myself? Do you still have that bracelet I have borrow?

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4. Group shop: I like this, but this would look better on you. But seriously, I’ll borrow it if I ever really wanna wear it.

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5. Piecing it Together: Are heels a thing in college? Do people wear them to class or is that just a tv thing? How many accessories does this call for…I don’t want to sound like a coin purse. Will a hat throw off the whole thing. Does this print scream, tacky?

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6. Organization 101: Outfits all decided. Am I missing anything? I guess I cleaned out my closet while I was choosing. Wow, it looks empty. I can get some sleep, everything is all laid out and I am at peace.

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7. Doubt (Major Doubt): OMG! Why am I still awake? Must be anxious nerves. Is that outfit I chose a good idea? What if that girl I don’t like wears the same thing….WHAT IF SHE DOES?!

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8. Euphoria (or Realization): Isn’t everyone freaking out about school tomorrow? Why do I think it’s just me. Geez. What I picked out is fine, better than fine….it is the best outfit in the whole wide world. Maybe it could use a headband..no no headband. Or maybe, another bracelet. NO! no bracelet. I got this.

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❤ Allie Mitchell

For the Love of Fringe

Oh yea! It’s coming back people. It’s in the leather, it’s in the suede, it’s in plain old cotton. The fringe is back. You might remember fringe from western looks or the rock and roll days or even the hippie days. Hmm…maybe more so western. You might be wondering when you enter stores what are these pieces of fabric just hanging down, dangling. You probably think someone cut up the garment and left it there, but no, that’s exactly the way it is suppose to be.

There are fringe tank tops, fringe bags, fringe shoes,and even overly fringe dresse717cb624570d54ad2150a13ff8fe262es. Never go over the top with the fringe though, oh no.

Add to your fringe with shorts and a flower headband to give that boho/hippie flair. Or put on a nice dress and add a fringe bag for some pizzazz. Even better put on that fringe dress and go out dancing.

Afraid of the fringe. Stuck in your norm. Well, just get something that has a simple fringe. Like a fringe vest, those always look simply classic with a plain tank top.

❤ Allie Mitchell

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Infinite Appeal

What comes to mind when you think Infinite Appeal? Some may say modeling. Others may say make up, whereas others may say the obvious which is fashion. Fortunately, Infinite Appeal is all of those things and more. Although, Infinite Appeal isn’t all made up of the clothes and make up, what makes up such an “appealing” organization are the people that are apart of it and truly dedicate their time to making something that has been around the Georgia State community since 1999, even better. Some people may be thinking, oh another fashion organization. I challenge you all to look again at this organization, an organization based on community service as well as supporting the art of fashion. I sat down with the upbeat and hilarious executive board, Gabrielle Alexander (President), Kaila Yancey, Kamala Johnson, Alexandra Martin, and Michelle Davis. They spoke about Infinite Appeal and their ideas of what it means to be part of something bigger than yourself.

EEM: Tell me a little bit about yourself personally..

Gabrielle: I’m majoring in journalism with a minor in sociology, and a concentration in public relations. I’m a junior here at GSU, this is my fourth year, since I took a year and a half break from college. I have been interning with different companies around Atlanta. I have assisted with a lot of large scale productions. Also, I’m a brand manager for Asos at GSU.

Kaila: I am sophomore at GSU, majoring in journalism with a concentration in public relations and a minor in marketing. I want to do corporate public relations for corporate firms. I want to have my own non-profit. I have a love for clothes and think that fashion shows confidence and style.

Kamala: Junior at GSU, majoring in journalism with a concentration in public relations and a minor in hospitality administration. I have a large interest in make-up, having picked it up in high school. I have a dream to be a make-up artist. On the other hand, I don’t know specifically what i would like to do with PR. I am looking to a one- year membership with Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, and that’s about it.

Alexandra: I’m a senior here at GSU, majoring in marketing. I became interested in fashion, starting off with my mom telling me if i wanted to learn anything about the fashion industry I needed to start reading vogue. I am interested in either becoming a buyer for boutiques or becoming a manager for a retail brand. I am still trying to figure things out, but for now I am an ambassador for Asos.com.

Michelle: I’m a senior here at GSU, majoring in journalism. I got interested in fashion I would say due to my mom, but I also found that fashion was the only way I could express myself, well with that and through writing. I want to become a fashion journalist and travel writing.

EEM: Tell me a little bit about Infinite Appeal in your own words?

Gabrielle: Its a full time- job with a common goal for people to express their creativity.

Kaila: Infinite Appeal is a test. Most people that work with us major in PR or business, so it’s really a test to see if you are ready for your field.

Michelle: At the start of every year, it is like bud. You can see the transformation, especially from the models, you can see the growth throughout the year from each person involved.

Kamala: Infinite Appeal is a really great outlet for students. Because with me I wanted to be a make-up artist, but I didn’t know where to start. So, it was basically an outlet for me to jump start my passion and also being around common people that try to push each other in the right direction.

Alexandra: An organization that has no room for excuses. Like, if you are given an assignment, you need to do it, if you need help ask for it. But at the end of the day, you need to get it done. Oh, yeah and we are a family, of course.

EEM: Infinite Appeal has been around GSU for a while (1999), are you still focused on the same values as before? Has the appeal of Infinite Appeal grown?

Gabrielle: Definitely. And our core value is community service first, so every year we think of new ways to serve our community while inputting fashion in the mix. We like to give back to those who give to us. It keeps getting bigger and better every year.

EEM: Does Infinite Appeal come out with a different type of fashion show every year or semester?

Gabrielle: YES! Every year. We get together the executive board in the summer and then as the school year goes on we get members for PR and marking side. And then we have model calls, that bring out hundreds of people. Then on the executive side we discuss what we want for the year, what is our theme for the year, our creative team assist us in executing the vision we want for that particular year. We try to outdo the year before.

EEM: The models that you use, are they from your organization or do you use a model search?

Gabrielle: They become apart of our organization. We hold model calls open to anyone 18 and up. We don’t necessarily have a look. That is specifically why the founders of Infinite Appeal named the organization what they did, because it “appeals” to the masses. We spend a lot of time teaching and preparing them for the show, giving them confidence. By the end of the day, they feel like a model.

EEM: If you have one, what is your favorite article of clothing that you own (not from your own line)?

Gabrielle: That is to many items, I can’t choose!

Kaila: My adidas sweatpants, they are so easy and comfy

Alexandra: anything black.

Michelle: this fur jacket i’m wearing!

Kamala: I like black too, I enjoy it.

EEM: What has been your favorite memory from working with Infinite Appeal?

Gabrielle: They are all my favorites, I don’t have one specifically.

Kaila: Standing behind the door seeing the audience in awe at last years show, as they admire something you spent countless hours on is amazing.

Michelle: I was a model last year, so modeling in last years show was probably my favorite memory.

Kamala: doing my first gig as a make-up artist and having someone appreciate it meant a lot to me.

Alexandra: It is the same as Kaila’s, being able to sit back and watch the audience fall in love with what we have done.

EEM: How do you balance school and working on Infinite Appeal?

Gabrielle: (laughing) As students we don’t get enough credit for being able to balance. This is a full time job with overtime and no vacation days. There is no options, because the show must get done. You have to appreciate the time you have when you are able to take a nap or just have down time.

Michelle: haha, naps? what are those?

Gabrielle: This really just a practice for the real world, so you have to learn to balance. It doesn’t get any easier, so this is probably the best practice for that.

EEM: What kinds of reactions have you gotten from Infinite Appeal (from the people that run it to the organization itself)?

Gabrielle: This year, I believe we have gotten a lot of positive reactions. It is different because the executive board changes every year. But, since we do have that campus presence, we give that excitement to the community which hypes up our shows, making everyone excited.

EEM: What is your target audience for your Infinite Appeal?

Gabrielle: Georgia State. We really put this show on for the students. It is also for atlanta, but our main goals is for the audience to just enjoy the show.

EEM: How can readers get involved with Infinite Appeal? Are you looking for a specific type of person to be a part of the organization?

Gabrielle: We just look for people who are ready to work. And also anybody with any passion, whether it be make-up, photography, etc. You can follow us on our social medias and we release our applications for members on facebook.

EEM: What do you want people to take away from Infinite Appeal, and what are your plans for it in the future?

Michelle: We want the models to leave with confidence and a higher self-esteem.

Gabrielle: And we want everyone to leave with a portfolio, so they are prepared to enter their professional field. That is one the members side. But, on the audience side, I want them to leave enjoying their experience and being inspired by what we put together as students.

Wanna get in touch with Infinite Appeal?

Instagram: @infinite_appeal

Facebook: Infinite Appeal

Email: infinite.appeal@gmail.com

Allie Mitchell ❤

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Summer/Fall Transition

The summer to fall transition can be hard on some people. And no it’s not because of allergies. It’s because the clothes and fashions are changing consistently, on the other hand, some styles tend to stay the same but with mild variations. I shake my head violently when people say that you can’t wear shorts in the fall or tank tops are a no-no. HAHA. Almost (ALMOST) anything can work in any season given the right transformation too of course fit that seasons climate change and its most recent trends. Here are two quick summer to fall transitions that can help you make it through the struggle the highly demanding fashion world. But of course that’s what I’m here for. Get ready for your first day of classes guys and make sure your wardrobes are up to date as well. 🙂

 

1.) “The Legging Shorts”: Shorts are yes the epitome of the summer. Well, that and tank tops. And more recently bandeaus. Well as we come to approach the fall, we have to be aware of our wardrobes. Invest in the some well-fitting leggings and match them with decent pair of shorts. Distressed shorts can work well, but depending on the outfit, un-shredded, non-faded shorts would probably work best.

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2.) “Off the Shoulder Sweaters”: Some may say these are highly unflattering. But, come on, I believe the words “comfortably sexy” come to mind. And of course with any piece of clothing you have to make sure it fits you and your style. You don’t want overly-slouchy where it looks like you have NO business whatsoever wearing it. You still want to look cute and presentable. Also, these bad boys are comfortable to sleep in given the right material.

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Allie Mitchell ❤
*If anyone has any style/fashion questions, has a style story, has a DIY fashion project they would like me to feature please contact me from my email, alliemitch18@gmail.com*

To Thrift or Not To Thrift

To Thrift or Not to Thrift….That is the question

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This week I want to address a topic that sparks many different reactions.  When a lot of people thinking of thrift store shopping, they just think old.  I am here to tell you today to change that outlook. 

 Thrifting is like treasure hunting.  When you go thrifting, don’t expect to have amazing things jumping out at you.  You have to search carefully.  When you actually search you will find many amazing things at that store.  Items that you will never expect to find there and items that would be very expensive at most stores, you will find at the thrift store. 

 Trust me; I was once against thrifting until I went for myself.  From the first day I shopped at a thrift store I found pieces that I love till today.

 

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    I will talk about thrift store shopping for clothes and thrifting for accpssories, and I will use personal pictures to show how awesome thrifting can be.

   When you go clothes shopping at the thrift store, you have to open your mind up to the possibilities of what you can find.  I have found pieces from DKNY, Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, and many many more.  You can find clothes at the thrift store that you can turn into statement pieces. Here are some examples of outfits created from thrift store pieces

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     You can also shop for accessories at the thrift store.  You will find awesome genuine leather bags and belts and you will also find amazing truly vintage jewelry.  I have often found 100% Gold earrings from the thrift store.  These pieces are ones that I have not found in any other store.  I have also bought my fair share of bags and belts, most of which are genuine leather.  Here are some of the accessories I have found at the thrift store

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     Hopefully after reading this article, many of you    will open your mind to the art of shopping at the thrift store.  There are many wonderful things in those stores for you if you just open up and search for it.  It is great because you can find all these amazing pieces all for fewer than ten dollars.  There 
are a lot of thrift stores around that you can shop at but some of the best ones are Value Village, The Salvation Army, Park Avenue Thrift Store, and Rag-O-Rama.

Happy Thrifting