Glamour Without A Lot of Fuss

This article appeared on print in the December 2012 issue of W27 Newspaper. To view original clip visit http://www.w27newspaper.com  Glamour Without a Lot of Fuss W27 attended the photo-shoot of rising fashion designer Sarah Carson Cloud organized by the recently launched online publication HerHattan NYC. Sarah Carson Cloud, designer and founder of her brand, Leota New York, is one of those lucky designers who was featured in the online publication HerHattan NYC, founded by Stephanie Piazza. The photo-shoot, called “Retro Glamour from Wall St. to Fashion Ave.” took place in Midtown Manhattan at Agent RED International. Launched eleven months ago, HerHattan NYC dedicates its time and … Continue reading Glamour Without A Lot of Fuss

Fusion Fashion Show 2013: FIT Takes Top Prize

This post appeared on W27 Newspaper website in March 2013. To view original visit http://w27newspaper.com/post/45413178236/fusion-fashion-show-2013-fit-takes-top-prize On March 9 and 10, the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons The New School for Design met, once again, on the runway for the annual Fusion Fashion Show, a competition that allows 15 young talents from each school to showcase their own collection at the Parsons Midtown Campus. K’Luu, 19, from FIT and Maria Van Nguyen, 23, from Parsons were this year’s winners, both awarded the title of “Best Designer.” FIT was awarded “Best Overall School,” following last year’s loss to Parsons. The winning collections, Sentiment by … Continue reading Fusion Fashion Show 2013: FIT Takes Top Prize

Plukka: The Future of Fine Jewelry

A version of this article appeared in the February 2013 print issue of W27 Newspaper.  In a day and age where, as consumers, we have such a vast variety of choices for any product, service or idea, it is almost impossible not to question how much of what we end up buying goes to waste. Perhaps, when we walk into a store like H&M, Forever 21 or any other retail store, we see endless racks of shirts, tops, pants, skirts, jackets and accessories. Every store will have any number of products of different sizes, types and colors. But what happens to those … Continue reading Plukka: The Future of Fine Jewelry

Book Review: The Cuckoos Calling

This article appeared  in the  September 2013 print issue of  W27 Newspaper. To view original clip visit http://www.w27newspaper.com J.K. Rowling has come a long way from her fantasy novels starring wizards, witchcraft and magic. Her latest novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, was published with acclaimed reviews last April under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith and is in fact a crime novel, a surprising switch from her successful Potter series. This is the type of book that will keep you hooked to your Kindle from page one. The first hundred pages could trick you into thinking you know exactly where the plot is headed. But … Continue reading Book Review: The Cuckoos Calling

Foreigner In The City: The Truth About Alfredo Sauce

This post appeared on W27 Newspaper website in February 2013. After spending a couple of weeks in the States I started to feel homesick. I kept thinking of pizza with real mozzarella on it, or of linguine (yes, the pasta is spelled linguine, not “linguini”) with seafood, or better yet, a piece of tasty lasagna! I visited my dear old friend Google and started looking up Italian restaurants and their menus. After going through endless Yelp reviews and online menus I was surprised to see a mysterious “Pasta with Alfredo Sauce” on every single one. “What is Alfredo Sauce? Never heard of it … Continue reading Foreigner In The City: The Truth About Alfredo Sauce

Foreigner In The City: Introduction To Column

This post appeared on W27 Newspaper website in January 2013. Welcome back to campus fellow FIT students and Happy 2013 from the W27team! As a new semester commences and we are all running around trying to sign up for last minute classes and standing in line at Barnes & Noble for our much needed books, we at W27 have decided  to dedicate some time to international students. What better way to do that than to start a column where a foreigner like me can share her experience (and embarrassing moments for sure!) as a newcomer in the Big Apple? Now, let’s face it: moving … Continue reading Foreigner In The City: Introduction To Column

Obtrusiv Magazine: Discovering Talent In America

A print version of this article appeared in the September 2013 issue of W27 Newspaper. These days it is not uncommon for a college student to be involved in multiple extracurricular activities. FIT has no shortage of students who take seven classes, intern three times a week, have part time jobs and play sports all the while maintaining stellar GPA and excelling in everything. Take Keith Estiler, 22, and Faye Asido, 22, as examples. Keith, a student at Hunter College, and Faye, an Advertising and Marketing Communications student at FIT, both pursue an intriguing endeavor alongside their academic programs: finding emerging … Continue reading Obtrusiv Magazine: Discovering Talent In America

Reflect Your Style

This article appeared on print in November 2012 in W27 Newspaper. To view original clip visit http://www.w27newspaper.com Reflect Your Style Many in this world 
today cannot imagine living without their smartphones, iPads, computers and tablets.
 It is only natural, then, for individuals who
 are already so in tune with the tech-world, to be provided with the same level of technology in their closet. Stone Island, an Italian menswear brand established in 1982, has devoted itself to research, experimentation and technology in order to deliver technologically-advanced garments to its consumers. It was not until 1992, however, that the brand first started … Continue reading Reflect Your Style