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Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

Five Halifax Halloween costumes

Deciding on a Halloween costume is tough, especially when you’re a student.   “Oh, I have plenty of time to figure that out,” you say. But in the hustle and bustle of the start of the school year, you completely forget.   If this sounds familiar, worry not. Here is an array of clever, Halifax-centric ideas that…

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Could you fight crime in this?

    A classic costume  Superman’s costume is iconic. Easily recognizable. Hundreds of kids around the world throw on the ol’ blue and red for Halloween every single year no fail. The real Superman staple is that rippling bod, most Superman costumes include some sort of very fake macho biceps tacked underneath thin blue material. …

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Fashion through the ages of Dalhousie

AUTHOR SERENA JACKSON When it comes to back-to-school outfit inspiration, there are resources everywhere: dozens of bloggers posting articles with stunning photography of minimalist book bags, Buzzfeed’s “11 Back-To-School Outfits That’ll Crush It On Social Media”, that one giant Sears billboard featuring Gigi Hadid in what looks like some sort of private school uniform from…

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Dal/King’s fashion show celebrates every body, every sewing level

Rachelle Laskar thought that she wouldn’t pursue her fashion designer dreams until after finishing her undergraduate degree in psychology at Dalhousie. Then she discovered Vaudeville Fashion Design Show. The Dalhousie-King’s Fashion and Design Show Society’s 80 designers, planners, choreographers, models and stage crew produce the student-run charity fashion show. The proceeds from this year’s show…

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Vaudeville Fashion Show

Vaudeville Fashion Show allows Dalhouise/King’s students to design, create and model clothing. We spoke to Vaudeville’s co-presidents, Charlotte Cowan and Courtney Edwards. But, first, why Kim Milligan nominated the women of the society: “I am nominating these people because we are a group of mainly women coming together to put together a Fashion Show that…

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It’s freezing!

  I feel at my best when I spend a little more time than usual getting dolled-up. I’m sure some of you would agree with me. However, I wish you didn’t, because this is the perfect example of the influence the media has had, and still has, on us. As children, we couldn’t care less…

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Clothes on the cheap

A tour through my closet would reveal some questionable taste in clothing, an addiction to muted tones and— best of all— a large collection of thrifted items. Some may call me cheap, but I am proud to say that most of my wardrobe is second hand. Being thrifty is not only good for the wallet.…

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The lion hunter makes purses

Mo Handahu with her clutches. (Joy Blenman photo)

Musemo (Mo) Handahu was flipping through a fabric catalogue when she heard a voice. “It literally said, ‘Make a purse,’” says Handahu, the designer of up-and-coming handbag company Clutch Culture. She gathered vibrant print textiles and began sewing away. Her first clutch was flimsy—nothing special—but to Handahu, that first bag represented the beginning of a…

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