For All Hopeless Romantics: Jane and Serge

The most iconic French love story, full of scandal, drama and sorrow started in 1968, in St. Tropez. A couple days before he died, Serge Gainsbourg called Jane Birkin and told her he bought a diamond ring for her and that she could wear it after tossing away the previous one. Jane knew that he…

MODA Designer Profile: Abby Erdmann

The MODA Winter Fashion Show is only 2 weeks away, and we hope you are as excited as we are. Here’s a sneak peek of what the designers have been dreaming up and what inspires them. First up is Designer Abby Erdmann, a third year studying Art History and Psychology! When and why did you…

4 Places to Eat Before the MODA Show

As you know, this year’s MODA Show will take place at Morgan Manufacturing, situated in West Loop/Fulton Market. As one of Chicago’s fastest growing neighborhoods, the West Loop is filled with new, sleek restaurant openings. Not sure where to eat before the MODA Show? West Loop has a ton of diverse and delicious options. (1)…

14 Dresses for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day – everyone’s favorite Hallmark holiday. Whether you’re looking for a dress for a special night out or want to cure some winter blues with online shopping, MODA has rounded up 14 date-night, swoon-worthy, jaw-dropping dresses for an extra special V Day. Yes, we know that there is still ice on the ground but…

Playing Patch-Up

From the iconic studs and embellishments of the classic punk jacket to the neat rows of badges on a girl scout vest, the wearing of patches and pins comprises a highly versatile mode of self-expression. Decorating an article of clothing is a unique way for the wearer to express herself—to tell the world who she…

7 Apps To Make You A Better Student

Think about life before smartphones. With everything from music to shopping at the flick of a finger, and the whole world wide web tucked in your back pocket, it’s hard to imagine what things were like before iPhones. But what makes for great entertainment as you wait for the CTA or in line for your morning Starbucks,…

Where & Wear: Mindy’s Hot Chocolate

Although the weather has been fluctuating like the instability of my calculus grades these past few weeks, there is no better way to beat the windy chills or celebrate the end of a hellish week of midterms than an egg filled brunch trip and decadent, home-made hot chocolate. Mindy’s Hot Chocolate is nestled in the uber-chic and trendy Wicker…

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

When I ask my dad why he buys gifts for those who don’t seem to appreciate them (guilty parties – my mother and myself), he says “a bad gift is wrong, but two empty hands are just sin”. Valentine’s Day is pushed on us as the one time of the year where we can show…

Fashion Social Networking with VFiles

VFiles is the ultimate fashion social networking site where designers, artists, fans, models and more can connect and collaborate. In addition to browsing mood boards, users can shop the latest VFiles curated collections on their online store. Here are some of our favorite VFiles users to follow: @gracejjoy @vmagazine @boykloves @MODA @hedibauer @sophiecj22  To get started…

Makeup That Can Take On Winter Winds

Chicago’s winters are known for their freezing temperatures and chilly winds. Here are a few makeup products that can combat the cold and the wind for a winter look that will keep you from feeling dry throughout the day.     Tinted Moisturizer Tinted moisturizer is a great substitute for foundation in the winter, giving your skin the hydration it needs. Clinique’s ‘Moisture Surge’ Tinted Moisturizer is fragrance and oil-free ensuring healthy, glowing skin. It also has SPF, protecting you from the sun that still (sometimes) shines in the winter, especially when the UV rays start reflecting off the snow. Lip Color Bobbi Brown’s…