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Olivia Liu

Olivia Liu, Beauty & Style Editor

Olivia Liu is a sophomore in the Liberal Studies Program. She was originally born at the same hospital in Manhattan where Beyonce had her baby, and then moved at the age of three to the place where Big Little Lies was filmed. She tells the first fact to everyone she knows in California and tells the second fact to everyone she knows in New York. You can find Olivia portraying herself in the best lighting at @oliivialiu on Instagram or send her book recommendations at [email protected]

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Andrew Kwon poses next to a mannequin in a black dress.

Q&A: Designer Andrew Kwon on fashion and the internet

Evening and bridal wear designer Andrew Kwon spoke to WSN about his design process, his time at the Parsons School of Design and the influx of influencers in fashion.
Nov 18, 2022

Andrew Kwon oozes intimacy. The Korean American designer recently launched his newest bridal collection, Rarefied, which was held in a private suite in the Peninsula Hotel on Fifth...

The storefront of the H Mart on 39 third Avenue in Manhattan with a poster of fruits and vegetables and text “WE NOW DELIVER!” under the H Mart logo.

Culture’s cult choices: H Mart

The best items to buy at H Mart, according to the most refined taste buds at WSN.
Oct 18, 2022

Whether we’re on our way to the WSN office or grabbing dinner on the way home, H Mart is the go-to place for food for the culture desk. H Mart is a New York City staple grocery...

Maria Sharapova and Laura Brown sit under a parasol on a tennis court on a rooftop with a large audience in front of them. The downtown Manhattan skyline is behind them.

Glam Slam serves style at New York Fashion Week

With Glam Slam, performance wear doesn’t have to be conformance wear.
Sep 28, 2022

The intersection between fashion and tennis came to a crescendo at Glam Slam, the first joint endeavor of powerhouse agencies IMG Fashion, and Spring Studios.  IMG transformed...

Cassidy Crockett sifting through racks of colorful printed wrap dresses.

How an LS first-year scored an internship with designer brand Diane von Furstenberg

An in-person visit gave first-year Cassidy Crockett the opportunity to stand out among hundreds of applicants for an internship with the high-end luxury brand.
May 4, 2022

Perhaps you first heard of the name Diane von Furstenberg being tossed around during a shopping montage on “Gossip Girl.” Perhaps you’ve perused Nordstrom only to linger...

Two people stand in a tunnel with walls lined with graffiti. The one on the left is wearing a hoodie with green splotches on it, and is holding the handlebars of a bicycle. The one on the right is wearing blue jeans and a similarly colored splotch hoodie. People can be seen walking through the tunnel in the background.

How a Tisch first-year landed an internship working with Cardi B and Offset

A chance encounter outside Ramen Takumi led to Tisch first-year Yvonne Song’s internship as a photographer’s assistant.
Apr 11, 2022

When I first met Yvonne Song before our big plate of Olio e Più’s spaghetti carbonara, she apologized frantically for looking horrible and having no makeup on — she was wearing...

The bubblegum pink storefront of Kinky’s Dessert Bar. On either side of the door, hearts are printed on the windows in a range of pink tones. Above the door is the word “Kinky’s” in yellow letters.

Kinky’s Dessert Bar sells the dirtiest desserts in the Lower East Side

Genitalia-shaped waffles have brought fame to the bakery that opened this past Valentine’s Day. August and John DeWindt, owners of Kinky’s Dessert Bar, explain exactly why the sexual sweets sell.
Apr 4, 2022

“I want a nipple-pierced cupcake!” my roommate and first-year Liberal Studies student, Mia Hejlsberg, said to me as she started getting ready for the day. In any other context,...

(Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Party or fashion show? Christian Juul Nielsen debuts at NYFW

Designer Christian Juul Nielsen makes his New York Fashion Week debut with Danish brand Aknvas in a beautiful flurry of bunny heads, models and disco music.
Feb 15, 2022

A quick glance into the sunken living room at Spring Studios might have one questioning whether or not they had fallen into a 1970s conversation pit. Christian Juul Nielsen,...