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Your New Favorite Coffee Shop

Your New Favorite Coffee Shop

The Plein Air Café has just opened for the spring season and already there are pins featuring the café’s inverted triangle logo sprinkled on backpacks and jackets across campus. If you haven’t yet done so, now is the time to find out why. Plein Air sits nestled between the Seminary...
MODA Blog + RTR Trunk Show

MODA Blog + RTR Trunk Show

The MODA Blog partnered with Rent the Runway for an on-campus trunk show featuring RTR’s latest spring fashions. Those gathered enjoyed snacks, music, and giveaways from L’Oreal. Check out the photos here and be sure to look at RTR’s online catalogue for upcoming spring events!
Coachella Week 1: Fashion Highlights

Coachella Week 1: Fashion Highlights

Yes, we love the music, the booze, the celebrity sightings, and the general air of why-the-f@*# not?! that characterizes a typical day at Coachella. But we are also forgetting one thing: outfits. Whether you’re a festival-goer, a performer, or an unlucky livestream-viewer stuck at home, Coachella is a great moment...
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Kick in Spring with Little Black Boots

Kick in Spring with Little Black Boots

Contrast a flirty sundress with little black boots to give the outfit edge and toughness. Here are some of the top picks of this season’s booties. Forever 21 Over the Edge Booties//$36   Urban Outfitters Deena & Ozzy Buckled Ankle Boot//$50 Nasty Gal Report Acer Ankle Boot//$61   Nasty Gal Shoe Cult Marissa Platform Booties//$74...
The Logan Evening Show

The Logan Evening Show

 Morgane and Dani, our MODA Board President and Marketing Director, were recently guests on University of Chicago’s very own late night talk show! The Logan Evening Show is a live show, complete with a band, announcer and an intern that features a variety of guests, from University faculty to student groups who are enthusiastic about what...
Head over Heels: Iggy Azalea

Head over Heels: Iggy Azalea

In honor of the upcoming release of the beautiful Iggy Azaela’s new album, “The New Classic,” here are a few of her best looks! (Listen here) Look out for it on iTunes, available today, April 22nd! (Image via) (Image via) (Image via) (Image via) (Image via) (Feature image via)
Quad Style: Shubham

Quad Style: Shubham

The classic white button-down and khakis always looks good, but first year Shubham Chandra takes it next level with his polka-dot socks and tie. MODA stopped the New Grad resident on his way to Model UN because the maroon messenger bag and multiple polka-dot accessories were too good to ignore. He even wore a delicate...
Eggs for Easter

Eggs for Easter

 Easter Sunday is quickly approaching, its time to make your reservations! Plan to celebrate the holiday at one of the many Chicago restaurants with Easter brunch specials! (Image via) Sepia  123 N Jefferson Street // 312-441-1920 Sepia’s Easter menu features a three course brunch from 10 AM to 3 PM with natural ingredients from local...
MODA Blog + RTR Trunk Show-- TODAY!

MODA Blog + RTR Trunk Show– TODAY!

While today’s weather may not be indicative, spring is in the air and it’s time to start planning your warm-weather wardrobe. Join us today (Wednesday, May 16th) from 6-7:30pm  in South Lounge where the MODA Blog will be teaming with RTR to  showcase dresses from Rent the Runway’s Online Catalog. There will a variety of...
I Spied: Rose Gold Ring

I Spied: Rose Gold Ring

Want some rose gold ring to match your rose gold headphone bling? Look no further: check out this 14K open rose gold ring with pointed black diamonds to sprinkle some “spikes and sparkle” into your outfit. It’s available for $1085 at Heirlumé, a Chicago startup that uses quantitative data to take the guesswork out of...
Leather Weather: Jackets for the Spring

Leather Weather: Jackets for the Spring

It’s almost that time of year again for bare legs, strolling along the quad for fun, and gazing towards the downtown skyline from the Point. Leather jackets are the perfect type of outerwear for this transitional phase from winter to spring. Here are three leather jackets that Zara has perfected: black, brown, or pastel, these...
Fit and Fashionable

Fit and Fashionable

Going to the gym isn’t meant to be a fashion show, but it surely doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for sloppy sweats and sneakers! Sportswear companies have transitioned from boring black spandex tights to super fashionable yet very sweat proof gear, complete with embellishments, bright colors, and funky patterns! Some styles are even...
Decadent (and HEALTHY!) Chocolate Frosting

Decadent (and HEALTHY!) Chocolate Frosting

I love chocolate frosting! Who doesn’t? Sometimes, I even get cupcakes just to eat the frosting. Sprinkles Cupcakes even has this thing called a “frosting shot,” AKA just a shot glass full of frosting. Best idea ever. Of course, eating lots of frosting makes me feel a little guilty… so here’s a recipe for all...
Where & Wear: The $100 Grilled Cheese

Where & Wear: The $100 Grilled Cheese

Sometimes, the dining hall grilled-cheese is just not enough. Sometimes you need “thinly sliced black Iberico ham, sourced from pigs living primarily in the south of Spain, allowed to roam free in the pasture eating acorns until they are of proper size…then salted and air-dried for six weeks followed by a minimum curing process of...
Mad Fad: Final Season Fashion

Mad Fad: Final Season Fashion

This Sunday, April 13, the hit period drama “Mad Men” returns for its seventh and final season. Though the promotional photos are typically vague and lacking in spoilers, the clothes make up for it. Costume designer Janie Bryant artfully uses clothing to underscore the subtly written story and make us wish we lived in this stylish world....