Living Aesthetically//Spring Break

Living Aesthetically: A commitment to trying new things, the magic of the moment, and the finer things in life. It is a tribute to self-respect, to treating yourself to only the best things that life can offer. This means leading a lifestyle of activeness and curiosity, fearlessness and going forth with an open-mind. Spring Break//If you’re molly-ing your week away at Ultra Miami, then a sarcastic cheers to you. But for those who enjoy the finer things, i.e. travel, exploration and intellectual growth; then you are warmly invited to read on. This week’s edition of “Living Aesthetically” is a review on…

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I Spy: alfa.K Nail Patches

If you love nail art, but lack the dexterity to master a design on both hands, be sure to check out alfa.K nail patches. In essence stickers that you lay over your nails, these patches come in a variety of colors and designs, ranging from sophisticated marble to more whimsical prints like these fun eyes…

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Quad Style: Peyton Walker

It is that in-between weather: the tail end of a long-lasting winter, but not yet the Chicago heat of summer. How to stay both comfy and chic at this “awkward” time? First year Peyton Walker‘s outfit balances this perfectly. Black skirts, black stockings, and black leather loafers give this look a sense of  youth and energy. The…

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House of MODA Video

Thank you to all who helped make our 2015 Spring Fashion Show, House of MODA, our most successful show yet! We hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our Facebook page to see pictures from the show and backstage. Relive the experience with this video: Interested in getting involved with MODA? Look at our page for…

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House of MODA Street Style

We’re always impressed with MODA’s DBC designs, but this year the House of MODA attendees also wowed us with their attire. Check out some of our favorite looks not seen on the runway! PC: Michael Chen PC: Sara Lu PC: Sara Lu PC: Martina Magnusson PC: Martina Magnusson PC: Martina Magnusson PC: Julie J. Huh PC: Julie J.…

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MODA Spring 2015 Mag

Coordinating with the theme of our 2015 Fashion Show, we are excited to announce the release of the MODA Magazine Spring 2015 Issue. This issue’s “Dimensions of Glamour” takes a look at the idea of glamour through the decades, highlights MODA’s Designer Boot Camp program, and reviews SS15 trends. Check it out here! Feature Image: Photo…

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5 Tips on Spring Skin Care

 1. A light cleanser Your skin is less dry in spring, so try a light-weight foam cleanser that leaves your face smooth and refreshed. My go-to cleanser is La Roche-Posay Toleriane Gentle Dermo-Cleanser (200ml, $19). Its texture is between gel and foam and it glides so smoothly onto your face. Moreover, it is fragrance-free, paraben-free, preservative-free, and…

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Spring Break 2015: Swimsuit Trends

Although it may be hard to trust with Chicago’s unpredictable weather, days of sun and blue skies are nearing! Wrapping up winter quarter, we are all in need of a well-deserved break and some vitamin D. It’s time to ditch the down jackets, and sprawl out in a vibrant swimsuit. If you’re escaping the snowy,…

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Quad Style: Felicia Woron

 Spring is finally in the air in Chicago, and this weekend, second year Felicia Woron took note of the seasonal change (ignore the snow still on the ground though). This look is all about balancing sportier pieces with more traditionally feminine ones. Felicia’s utility jacket adds just the right amount of toughness and edge to…

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Trending: Fringe

This spring, the 70’s are back, with styles like wide-leg pants, bucket bags, and, you guessed it, fringe, taking runways and storms by storm. Fringe is taking over everything from jackets to swimwear, and we’re totally into it.  Here is a list of budget-friendly fringe pieces that will amp up any spring outfit:   Fringe…