Posts Tagged: fashion

Katwalk: On Pointe

Often I find myself obsessed specifically with the curves of the body—shoulder blades, collarbones, or arches of the foot. Despite relinquishing the ambition of becoming a prima ballerina assoluta many years ago, I still appreciate the speechless storytelling and enviable flexibility of the ballet and its dancers. I learned from reading the interviews of the… Read more »

Fashion Streeters: What does your style mean to you?

Kendra Martel Science First year (left) “This style represents to me the ability to be comfortable and confident at the same time.” Jacqueline Wilson Science First year (right) “To be honest this style pretty much just sums up what is left over when you desperately need to do your laundry!” Tiana Suzanne H. Visual Art First… Read more »

Double back to Korea

During the holidays, I returned to my mother’s homeland for the second time, to further absorb the culture I was geographically isolated from in my early youth. If you know anything about Korea, it’s probably about the cosmetics and cosmetic surgery. The cosmetic stores were my first visit’s focus; this time I decided there was… Read more »

Rain, rain, come my way

Picture this for me, please: it’s that time of year again, when rain clouds cry and the winds whip the dreary tears onto mon visage. Now that’s more like it. It’s a typical rainy day on campus. The sky pours out rain, and we mere mortals have to manage to stay dry in its wake. … Read more »

The Noticeables

The guy who wears a bow tie while riding a unicycle, the girl wearing large headphones who always sings Queen songs just a little too loudly in public. The guy with an enormous afro and purple suede shoes who always seems to be carrying a large stack of books. These are the people who I… Read more »

Cold-shouldered formality

Every winter, the University of Victoria holds a Winter Formal dance at the end of November for the on-campus residents. I attended it in my first year, and if you have a chance, why not? I really spent most of the time at the table with the edibles anyway, because . . . free food. But dressing… Read more »

The sun’s deception

The time has come for the sun to fool us all. When it’s sunny out, it doesn’t always mean it’s warm. It means the desperately romantic wind is trying to sweep us off our feet by smothering us in fallen leaves. The first wave of viruses is just receding, so let’s not get caught by… Read more »

‘Sell Your Old Clothes’ Facebook group thrives on fast fashion

As Victoria Facebook group ‘Sell Your Old Clothes’ celebrates its second year anniversary this spring, creator and University of Victoria Business alumna Fiona Morrison will be stepping down as administrator. The thrifty Facebook group is geared towards young, stylish women in Victoria and averages at more than 15 posts per day, with nearly 1500 active… Read more »

Local jewelry designers make a splash at UVic

On Friday, Oct. 4, the shimmer of quartz and glimmer of gold lit up the halls of the Student Union Building. UVic alumnae Danielle Noel and Sylvia Tennant put their passion and creativity on display with their up-and-coming jewelry line Zaleska. Tennant was running the pop-up Zaleska shop at UVic, having taken a semester off… Read more »