Check out Francesca’s Boutique for all your quirky gift and unique accessory needs

By on Monday, Jan. 26 at 9:27 pm.

Francesca’s Boutique has been at the Oakway Center for almost two years, but the brand has been around since 1999. Their first store opened in Houston, Texas, and they now have more than 500 boutiques. According to the store manager, Kymmi Hanks, “Francesca’s is not your average store — it’s a boutique. We only get five […]

Designer Profile: Leah Braunstein of Gestalt Goods

By on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 4:25 pm.

Leah Braunstein is a 22-year-old Portland native and senior product design major at the University of Oregon. Braunstein and her friend Sara Birns collaborated to make timeless women’s clothing. They went as far as starting their own fashion line, Gestalt Goods. Though Gestalt Goods is currently at a stand-still due to Braunstein and Birns’ time constraints, Braunstein […]

2014 fashion trends fade, 2015 trends look similar

By on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 6:54 pm.

A new year means new fabulous, ridiculous and wonderfully unexpected fashion trends. Fashion is always a defining factor in how you look back on a certain year, like what you can’t believe you wore your first day of high school or your favorite celebrities’ iconic red carpet look. So, how will 2014 and 2015 be remembered […]

The RealReal: An online haven for designer duds

By on Monday, Dec. 29 at 4:46 pm.

The RealReal is an online designer consignment website that offers authenticated luxury goods for a fraction of their original price. The RealReal hosts brands like Chanel, Hermés, Louis Vuitton, Rolex and pretty much any other renowned designer you could imagine. Prided on providing both the consigner and buyer with the highest of quality and ultimate purchases, […]

Ring in 2015 with Pantone’s Color of the Year: Marsala

By on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 10:20 pm.

Some will mark the end of 2014 by remembering arrested celebrities or outrageous twitter hashtags (#AlexFromTarget, anyone?). Others will ring in the new year with a diet, a workout regimen and a new pair of Nikes. Global color authority Pantone, however, has a different ritual. Each year, representatives chosen by Pantone from around the world […]

Cuff or Tough? A new jewelry designed to keep you safe

By on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 12:20 pm.

Emerging in a world full of dazzling diamonds, Alex and Ani bangles and fuel bands is a new form of jewelry hitting the market in March 2015: Cuff jewelry is a multitasking piece of jewelry originally designed with women’s safety in mind. If you ever find yourself in a scary predicament, you simply press the discrete button […]

From Macy’s to Best Buy and Walmart, tackle Black Friday like a professional in Eugene and beyond

By on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 11:18 pm.

Black Friday holds different meanings for many people. Some know it as the aftermath of the Thanksgiving meal, when you grab a coat and head to the nearest mall only to wait in line for hours in hopes of being the first into Macy’s to get your hands on the discounted goods. Some realize the irony of […]

6 outfit ideas you should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

By on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 1:12 am.

No matter where you are going for Thanksgiving or whom you are spending it with, these fashion boards created specifically for Ducks will help you find an appropriate outfit. Thankful yet? 1. Women’s Fancy Thanksgiving This outfit features a cranberry color dress to keep you seasonally stunning and layers a fur coat to give the […]

Dressing with Pride: The costume design behind University Theatre show “Pride and Prejudice”

By on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 11:54 am.

If you haven’t seen the University Theatre’s new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, I highly recommend you do. The show, which runs until Nov. 22, is three hours long and is filled with laughter and ornate, hand-crafted costumes. “The costume element of this production is of such a high caliber, from design to creation to […]

The good, the rad and the ugly: 5 fashion trends inspired by the ’90s

By on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 4:23 pm.

Trends come and go. We laugh at what we wore ten years ago, and can’t imagine what we will be wearing ten years from now. But one thing’s for sure: trends never really die. Oftentimes, designers draw inspiration from the past, but add a more contemporary twist. For example, brands like American Apparel make millions from […]

Closet profile: Kasey Watson discusses his distinguished blended style

By on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 2:43 pm.

Name: Kasey Watson Year: Junior Major: Accounting with a concentration in Finance Hometown: Salem, Oregon How would you describe your style? Very refined and classic with stripes and lots of blues, greys and neutral subdued tones. A few adjectives that describe my style are soft, subtle, relaxed, blended, comfortable, elegant and muted. What is your […]

Zip up the winter chill with these five affordable jackets

By on Monday, Nov. 10 at 10:08 pm.

If you haven’t noticed while walking to class, the winter chill has definitely set in. Check out these five jackets that will keep you warm and stylish this winter. Since all these jackets are $75 dollars and under, it means you can even snag a coffee on your way to class feeling guilt-free. 1.The Chambray Military […]

Closet profile: Megan Little draws style inspiration from her favorite eras

By on Monday, Nov. 3 at 10:18 pm.

Name: Megan Little Year: Sophomore Major: Landscape Architecture Hometown: Los Angeles, California Describe your style in one sentence: I would say comfortable, sustainable and put together. Fashion inspiration: A combination of of 60s mod-like Twiggy, 70s bohemian and the 90s. I draw inspiration from a lot of different eras and people. Favorite recent purchase: My […]

Seasonal beauty trends to fall in love with

By on Monday, Nov. 3 at 12:12 pm.

As the leaves change colors, you should feel inspired to do the same. Fall is the perfect excuse to bring out seasonal colors and revamp your typical beauty routine. My favorite colors to incorporate this season are dark, red-toned browns, rose, copper, gold and dark purple. It has also become apparent flipping through magazines and taking […]

Schooled in Style: Professor Michael Allan discusses his style in this Q&A

By on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 5:54 pm.

Most professors maintain a pretty conservative sense of style when they’re at work, but every now and then we get professors with superb taste. We might even find ourselves thinking, “Wow, that’s a really nice shirt,” while spacing off in the middle of lectures. This closet profile honors one of those classy professors: Michael Allan of the Comparative Literature Department. “He […]