December 16th, 2017

Finals got you down? Dress up.

While most of break will be spent in pajamas, recuperating from long days (and nights) in Butler, scattered holiday parties are the perfect excuse to shed the gray sweats and don something festive and fabulous. But in the post-finals fog, figuring out what to wear to a classy EC holiday party before you head home or a reunion with your high school friends, who are all likely expecting to meet your edgy New York persona, could prove difficult. After all, most of us have just spend the past two weeks in the same sweatshirt so we’re a bit out of practice with dressing well. To refresh your memory, here are four perfect options for any holiday party, except the ugly sweater kind.

For a grand entrance, pair your favorite LBD with a statement duster coat. Shed the coat for a dramatic look change.

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December 14th, 2017

Read the Hoot Fall/Winter 2017 issue!

December 6th, 2017

CU Closets: Eloise West

Name: Eloise West

School, Year: Barnard 2020

Major: Psychology

Campus involvement: Researcher in the Barnard Cognitive Development Center

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November 27th, 2017

Interview: Emma Noelle

Chances are you’ve heard of Barnard sophomore and photographer Emma Noelle. Her work, which has appeared in Ratrock Magazine, Sukeban Magazine, Mythos Magazine, and more, often consists of portraits that are at once intense and dreamy. Apart from all of that, she’s also trying to create a photography major at Barnard. Hoot reached out to find out more about Emma, her art, and her love for the Hungarian Pastry Shop, among other things. You can find more of her on Instagram, and online at

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November 8th, 2017

Monochrome + Graphic

Monochrome makeup reemerged about a year ago and it hasn’t gone away. Matching the tones on your eyes, lips, and cheeks is the ultimate way to stretch your products and make your makeup for you. With only one product (in this case, three Kryolan Pure Pigments), you can create looks that are as stunning as they are easy to achieve.

Red: the ultimate power color. Balance a bold red eye with a bitten lip look, applying the pigment only to the center of the lips.
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October 31st, 2017

Holler Fall 2017 is here!

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October 22nd, 2017

CU Closets: Elaine Xie

Name: Elaine Xie

School, Year: Barnard, 2020

Major: Philosophy

Campus involvement: WBAR, Postcrypt Art Gallery

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October 18th, 2017

Denim on Denim on Denim

Fall is (sort of) here and with it, the inescapable stress of midterms… and transitional dressing. Luckily, jean jackets have insane versatility — throw one over a simple outfit to make a denim statement or wear it with out-there pieces to tone them down. Not many other items have that potential for dual impact. Here are some of my tips on how to style a denim jacket: either with a modern take or while sampling from the 90’s with the denim on denim look!

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September 3rd, 2017

A Week In Outfits: Abby Clemente

This summer, Hoot is highlighting a week in outfits as told by stylish CU students at their various jobs and internships. This week, we’re featuring Abby Clemente, Barnard Class of 2020.

My name is Abby Clemente, and I’m an incoming sophomore at Barnard College. I’m currently undeclared but am thinking of double majoring in economics with a political track, and art history with a visual arts concentration. For the past three summers, I’ve been working at a store in my town called Aerin. Aerin Lauder is Estée Lauder’s granddaughter. She decided to open up her own shop in Southampton, and has expanded it year to year, selling things from home décor, beauty, accessories, and clothes! My job basically consists of meeting each day’s profit goal, styling clients, merchandising and managing the store layout, shipping out orders, and checking inventory to keep up with replenishment and stock.

Sunday: Sundays are my days off, so I spent the day at a cute little town called Greenport before having a picnic at a vineyard nearby. The dress code for my store are meant to be more lighter colors and not a lot of black, so today I took advantage of my typical dark color scheme/wardrobe! I wore a plain black tee with some straight leg denims, a belt, an old pair of strappy sandals, and my new Tjmaxx find that I think makes the outfit, a long black Cynthia Rowley vest!Full Story »

September 1st, 2017

A Week In Outfits: Paloma Raines

This summer, Hoot is highlighting a week in outfits as told by stylish CU students at their various jobs and internships. This week, we’re featuring Paloma Raines, Barnard Class of 2020. Follow her on Instagram @palomaraines.

Hello from Hoot’s PR Director, Paloma. I’ve been traveling through Bolivia for the past few weeks, visiting family and touring the cities of Santa Cruz, La Paz, and Uyuni. This summer I’ve visited Mexico and worked as an intern in Levi’s Photo Studio. I am currently undeclared, but exploring different social sciences. I plan on continuing my work at Hoot and Meet Me at the Museum when I return to campus.

Monday: Touring the salt flats of Uyuni today called for a thick Tommy Hilfiger sweater and Levi’s jeans layered over Uniqlo and Lululemon thermals. I’m also wearing a pair of Ray Ban aviators, a red leather crossbody, and a brown suede jacket I borrowed from my grandfather.Full Story »

August 25th, 2017

Interview: Wafia

Earlier this summer, Hoot’s co-blog editor Alyssa Gengos caught up with Wafia, an Australian singer-songwriter of Arab and Dutch heritage. They chatted about being a woman in the music industry, the importance of POC’s representation in music, personal style, and confidence.

Alyssa: Hey Wafia! You’re based in Brisbane, Australia, right?

Wafia: Yes! It’s really beautiful.

Alyssa: One thing that I’ve noticed about Australian artists is that there seems to be a strong community of musicians within the country. Do you think that has to do with just your proximity to each other, or is there something else that brings you all together? A lot of your collaborators are on your label – Australian producers.

Wafia: I think it’s different for everyone. For me, personally, I kind of built my own community because I felt like I didn’t fit into the ones that were preexisting. It all happened perchance, the producers that I worked with. Everything was pretty much a chance meeting. I worked with this guy called Thrupence who hit me up on Twitter because… he did [laughs]. One day, I was doing a photoshoot on some basketball courts and I met Ta-ku that way, and he hit me up that night. That same day, I met my principal co-writer, who has been [Ben] Abraham. Everything kind of happens perchance. In that, I sort of built my own community. And I always have to fly to see them, it’s not like they’re actually cl


ose to me at all. If I want to see Ta-ku, it’s like a 4 to 5 hour flight to the other side of the country. I think the internet makes it easy, if anything. Working with them is almost like having an LA collaborator, because I do think there is quite a lot of land between us.

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