Category Archives: Fashion

Accomplished Alumni: Jesse Goddard

Accomplished Alumni: Jesse Goddard

For this week’s feature, I spoke with former Impulse Editor-in-Chief Jesse Goddard. Since graduating from the U of I in 2015, Jesse’s been living the dream — from helping out Entertainment Tonight with their awards season coverage, to interviewing pioneers in the film industry alongside beloved Chicago Sun-Times film critic Richard Roeper, she’s really made a name for herself in […]

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Pirelli Rolls Out New 2016 Calendar, Pumps Up Feminism

Pirelli Rolls Out New 2016 Calendar, Pumps Up Feminism

Pirelli, the Italy based tire company, doesn’t come across as one of the fashion industry’s most highly sought after gigs. But just like the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and the unveiling of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, the Pirelli calendar is high on the list of coveted spots pursued after by the world’s most distinguished models. Year after year […]

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Technology in Fashion? Couture Designers Say Not Yet

Technology in Fashion? Couture Designers Say Not Yet

It’s amazing to think about just how much technology has impacted our lives in recent years. You wake up and before climbing out of bed, you do a routine check of all your social media accounts — Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. You wait in line at your local coffee shop for your morning hazelnut latte with […]

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2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: An Exercise in Theatricality

2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: An Exercise in Theatricality

When my girl friends say they want to stop by Victoria’s Secret, it’s never to check out the “clothing.” In the context of our conversations, the brand is synonymous with “sexy lingerie,” the kind you would buy to entice your significant other. The brand isn’t emblematic of the latest fashions Prada or Céline have on […]

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The Fashion Community Loses Three Greats

The Fashion Community Loses Three Greats

Tears have been shed and the fashion world is in mourning as three amazingly creative men leave their respective fashion houses. The past few weeks have left the fashion world in shock when the creative directors of three separate fashion houses decided to step down. Alber Elbaz is the most recent designer to leave his […]

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Balmain x H&M: The Business Logic of High Fashion

Balmain x H&M: The Business Logic of High Fashion

As The New York Times columnist Vanessa Friedman so cheekily states: “Get ready for Balmainia.” The Balmain x H&M collection will officially launch in New York today with a runway show and a killer, Instagram-worthy after party filled with pop stars, models and most importantly, Kardashians. Unlike models Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn who will […]

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6 Truths About Working in a Fashion Closet

6 Truths About Working in a Fashion Closet

For those who have seen The Devil Wears Prada or The Hills, it’s natural for one to wonder if working at a magazine or being a fashion intern is as chaotic and glamorous as Andy Sachs or Lauren Conrad make it seem. After having the eye-opening experience of interning for a fashion magazine myself, here […]

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Street Style: New York

Street Style: New York

Each year, the world’s leading designers converge in New York to debut their latest collections in the spectacle that is New York Fashion Week. But beyond this week, the streets of New York are filled with fashion that is, perhaps, just as much of a spectacle. Street Style – the style associated with any urban […]

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The 2015 Emmy Awards: Fashion Recap

The 2015 Emmy Awards: Fashion Recap

Andy Samberg hosted the 2015 Emmy Awards last Sunday. It honestly might have been the first time I enjoyed the actual show more than the preshow red carpet. I’m usually solely focused on the fashion at award shows, but this time, I was sadly underwhelmed. Although there were some standout pieces, the best word I […]

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