December 5th, 2016
Name: Abbie Kim
College/Class year: Barnard Class of 2017
Major: Art History/ Athena Scholars
Campus involvements: CORE, Delta Gamma. Last year I took a gap year to work in with HVW8 Gallery in Berlin, LA, and a little here in NYC so I’m not completely back in the swing of school activities.
What are you wearing right now?
Long sleeve Kanye “TOUR” T-Shirt, pants, and Adidas.Full Story »
November 15th, 2016
On November 10th, Barnard’s Bold Brilliant Beats brought together DJ Jody, Quay Dash, and Princess Nokia for a celebration of artists of non-dominant identities breaking traditional musical and social boundaries. Hoot caught up with Princess Nokia after the show to talk about sisterhood in the wake of recent social and political events.
November 11th, 2016
Author’s note: This piece was originally submitted to the Columbia Daily Spectator, but was rejected due to its lack of “accessibility to a wider audience.” Enjoy.
This piece is based on a conversation recorded about Solange’s new album, A Seat at the Table, and how it speaks to the experiences of Black women and Black queer folk at Columbia. In addition to my own, I have included the voices of friends in varying stages of their four undergraduate years at Columbia, each yielding a different perspective on Black experiences at this university. The conversation began with a discussion of Black internet phenomena, specifically popular Instagram accounts of Black children, courtesy of Elise. We then began introducing ourselves:
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November 10th, 2016
After receiving an election result that was unexpected for the majority of students, many turned to social media to voice concerns and stand in support of their peers. Hoot is a platform for fashion and creativity but when crucial events like these occur and there is an outcry by students, we feel a responsibility to use our platform and our access as a media outlet to be a space for students. We gathered posts from friends across social media that we feel reflect the sentiments of our peers and hope that, regardless of political affiliation, we as a campus and as a community can come together to lift each other up and ensure that the voices of all students are heard and valued.
September 17th, 2016
Every season, Tadashi Shoji impresses with flowing gowns and flattering silhouettes. His pieces move down the runway with a vibrant elegance that captivates the audience and sends every dress-lover in the room into a trance. This season was no exception, showcasing intricate lace and embroidery, punctuated by soft plumes that bounced with the models. Check out some of the best looks below:
Photos by Phoebe Jones for Hoot Magazine.
September 12th, 2016
Twice a year, in February and September, fashion’s finest crowd into spaces across New York City to watch models prance back and forth across runways while wearing the latest trends. But outside those tents, galleries, and event houses, an even more exciting show occurs. Bloggers, models, actors, artists, and influencers (including, sometimes, Hoot editors!) are also on display, trying to catch the lens of street style photographers. The scene outside the shows can be chaotic, with crowds of attendees and photographers trying either to get inside or get their shot. Photographers will chase after celebrities and bloggers, pushing past the rest of the crowd to get their shot. And with all the camera competition, they have to be on their game to catch these high-profile people dashing to and from shows and venues.
August 24th, 2016
[This summer, Hoot is highlighting a week in outfits as told by stylish CU students at their various jobs and internships. Here, Nicola Kirkpatrick (BC ’19) tells us about her internship at the senatorial campaign for Los Angeles Attorney General Kamala Harris. Needless to say, Nicola is an SGA queen.]
While I spent the first half of summer in NYC, I decided to escape the humidity and spend the second half back home in Los Angeles! Here, I have been working on Attorney General (AG) Kamala Harris’s campaign for U.S. Senate. Much like the candidate herself, the campaign’s staff and interns are exuberant, passionate, and dedicated to winning the upcoming election; these traits can be seen in the “business very casual” dress code.
August 10th, 2016
[Imani wears a American Apparel top, American Eagle jeans, and Asos shoes]
July 31st, 2016
[This summer, Hoot is highlighting a week in outfits as told by stylish CU students at their various jobs and internships. Here, Juliette Kang (CC ’18) tells us about her internship at Man Repeller, including helping out former Hoot EiC Krista on photoshoots and discovering the best ice cream in the city.]
In early high school one of my go-to websites was a fashion blog called Man Repeller. Back then, Man Repeller was a blog (or maybe time hole?) where you could endlessly scroll through image after image of “man-repelling” outfits. The style of the Man Repeller (Leandra Medine!) had always followed a single mantra: dress in something so eccentric that it was repelling to the opposite sex. This slightly off-putting and odd style is something that has definitely rubbed off in my own personal style. Now, six years later, Man Repeller has evolved into a fully fledged website, no longer just photos of THE Man Repeller herself, but a website that now includes humorous and thoughtful pieces on fashion, health, beauty, wellness, dating, and culture. Most importantly it has some really ~~*SICK*~ visuals that I, as a visuals intern under my boss and former Hoot Mag co-Editor-in-Chief, Krista Anna Lewis ‘15 help to create.
July 24th, 2016
[This summer, Hoot is highlighting a week in outfits as told by stylish CU students at their various jobs and internships. Here, Anisa Tavangar (BC ’18), Hoot’s Editor-in-Chief, tells us about her internship at issuu, where she dipped her toe into Silicon Valley life.]
I never imaged myself working at a startup but after meeting the issuu team when they invited Hoot to participate in their Generators Camp, a meeting of millennial publishers, I became interested in the world of digital publishing. Of course, we publish Hoot online but before talking with those other publishers, I didn’t really explore the other content on issuu. Working at issuu, I’m able to spend time discovering other fashion and student-run publications and additional magazines made by people all over the world. I’m part of the marketing team, which has allowed me to find ways to bring that amazing content to a wider audience, and work on an exciting project that is soon to come!
July 11th, 2016
[This summer, Hoot is highlighting a week in outfits as told by stylish CU students at their various jobs and internships. Here, Francesca Butterfield (BC ’19) tells us about her internship at 511 Gallery, which includes a lot of updos, new discoveries, and, obviously, art.]
Entering Barnard, I never would have thought I’d want to stay in the city the summer after my first year. But as the end of the year approached, I found myself becoming attracted to the idea of spending my summer gaining experience through an internship. I’m still relatively unsure of what I want to do career-wise, and I think the best way to figure out what’s right for you is to try internships is various fields. This summer, I wanted to explore my interest in working at an art gallery.