New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

All content by Brina Jeffries
Fragonard, from the Masters Collection by Louis Vuitton and artist Jeff Koons. Louis Vuitton has collaborated with Koons to create a 51 piece collection of bags and accessories that depict famous renaissance art.

Louis Vuitton X Jeff Koons: Masterpieces or Mishaps?

Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
Some view the new Louis Vuitton X Jeff Koons collaboration as a fresh twist on classic masterworks, while others think it's art appropriation for commercialism's sake.
A lace-up faux-leather corset paired with a white hooded sweatshirt. Aspects of the traditional Victorian style corset have seen a revival recently, appearing on the runways of brands like Giambattista Valli.

In a Cinch: Corsets Make a Comeback

Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer April 13, 2017
Corsets have a rich and restrictive history, but modern iterations are more comfortable and worn as a statement rather than an undergarment.
Juicy Couture tracksuits are surprisingly trendy again. They were recently featured in Rihanna’s Fall 2017 Fenty  Puma collection, among other runway shows.

Tracksuits Take Fast-Track to Top Trend

Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer April 6, 2017
Is this '90s trend an of-the-moment trend or a true fashion revival here to stay?
Microblading shapes and fills eyebrows to look natural and full by using a small needle that puts pigment into the skin. The process is semi-permanent, lasting for up to 18 months.

Keep Your Eyebrows Permanently On Fleek

Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer March 30, 2017
Face tattoos become trendy when applied as permanent makeup, like microbladed eyebrows.
An Asian model from the Nina Tiari F/W 2017 runway show. New York Fashion Week is featuring  more models in all colors, shapes and sexualities.

Changing the Face of Fashion

Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer March 24, 2017
Recently, the fashion industry has been criticized for cultural appropriation and insensitivity. The New York, London, Milan and Paris Fall/Winter 2017 runways have reflected the industry's struggle in the diversity — or lack thereof — on the runway.
Tata Harper is an organic beauty line based in Vermont. Products can be purchased at Sephora or on their online website.

Naturally Enhance Your Beauty Routine With Organic Products

Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer March 9, 2017
Looking for a new skincare or makeup line that is not only kind to your skin but also kind to the earth? Try these recommendations.
This pair of wide leg jeans is paired with a light colored top and short, black rainboots for an effortless, put together look. The high waisted style extends the legs.

A Guide to Wide-Leg Pants for All Body Types

Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer February 24, 2017
Modern wide-leg pants boast high waists and can be spotted on the runway, street style and in high street shops. We offer five ways to style this new trend for all shapes and body types.

Paper Magazine is a New York based publication that features the latest in fashion, culture and the arts.

Four Fabulous Magazines to Subscribe To

Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer December 5, 2016
Take advantage of holiday subscription deals and subscribe to these fashion magazines today.
From the average chain necklace to chokers of all sizes, accessories are often questioned for their relevance.

Jewelry: From Status to Self-Expression

Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer November 17, 2016
Jewelry no longer defines social status but rather self expression.


Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer November 3, 2016

We all know the traditional designs that appear in New York Fashion Week and in glossy Hearst and Conde Nast magazines. While these fashion houses have shaped the industry world...

Collaborating with the Broadway show “Waitress,” Anne Taylor will contribute to the Adrienne Shelly Foundation for women in film.

Fashion and Beauty Campaigns Empower and Inspire

Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
From Nasty Gal x Nasty Woman to the 67 Percent project by Refinery29, fashion and beauty campaigns are taking a feminist stand that every woman can rally behind.

Best Boots to Beat the Rain

Brina Jeffries, Contributing Writer October 20, 2016
No need to compromise your footwear style as the weather gets colder. We've rounded up the chicest weatherproof boots for you to brave the NYC elements.
This years fall NYFW was filled with loads of scandalous looks, which resulted in a variety of criticisms, including Marc Jacobs use of dreadlocks on predominantly white models.

Controversy At Marc Jacobs’ Show Over Culturally Appropriative Hair Style

Brina Jeffries, Contributing Writer September 30, 2016
Marc Jacobs closed NYFW SS17 with more than enough controversy to hold us over until next season.