August 10th, 2017

Subtle colorful makeup to wear anywhere —even at your boring internship

Most summer internships are not what they seem. They draw you in with the promise of a great letter of recommendation or opportunity to make connections while in reality, you spend most of your time doing data entry, getting coffee, and waiting to leave. But just because the work is boring doesn’t mean you have to look boring.

Colorful makeup can be tough to wear, especially in an office environment, but there are ways to do it without the touch ups of a bright lip or the anxious discomfort of stepping too far out of your comfort zone. Here are three ways to wear color on your face absolutely anywhere. Yes, even to your internship.

All-over flush

Try sweeping your blush, a pink eyeshadow, or even a touch of lipstick on your eyelids and match the tones in your cheeks and lips to finish off the face. If you keep the pinks toned down (i.e. not too purple or too neon), it gives fresh and summery flush. Try it with minimal skin and a single coat of mascara to keep the look modern and not going overboard with color already on the lips, cheeks, and eyelids.

Metallic pop

For something more in your face, go for a bright metallic yellow-gold, copper, or silver shadow or pigment on the eyelids. Keep the color on the lid, careful not to extend it up into the crease, and use that same shade as your inner corner highlight. Avoid putting too much on the skin or cheeks but if you need more definition, use a bronzer on the cheeks and line the eyes with a blended gray or brown (not black!) liner or shadow.

Soft glow

If you want to wear some color without even looking like you’re wearing makeup, highlight your cheekbones and the center of your eyelids with a blue or purple tone highlight— try Glossier’s Haloscope in Moonstone or Milk Makeup’s Holographic Stick in Supernova. Just make sure to blend out the edges and start with a little bit of product and add more as needed. Leave it just like that or top with a matching frosty eyeshadow to intensify the color. 

Written and makeup by Anisa Tavangar.

Photographed by Caroline Wallis.

Modeled by Xander Browne, Anisa Tavangar, and Ella Tieze,

August 8th, 2017

A Week In Outfits: Dan Reiser

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 Dan Reiser, an incoming Barnard freshman. Follow Dan on Instagram @d.j.reiser.
This week I was hanging out with friends, chilling at home rewatching Transparent, and listening to “Woman” by Kesha on repeat. I’m also working this summer as a Research Assistant in the Network for Nonprofit and Social Impact lab at Northwestern University. When I get to campus I plan on majoring in Sociology and/or American Studies and pursuing social justice in any way I can.
~put good energy into this world~

   monday essentials: a bag full of socialist books and some Calvins

tuesday’s look: going to a block party with your conservative neighbors #BLM

wednesday: THREE/TWO/FOUR

thursday: ~elephant pants & chill~

friday: vaca lewks


photographs and story by Dan Reiser

July 21st, 2017

A Week In Outfits: Paris Parker-Loan

This summer, Hoot is highlighting a week in outfits as told by stylish CU students at their various jobs and internships. This summer’s second installment is Paris Parker-Loan, an incoming Senior in CC majoring in American Studies and concentrating in Sociocultural Anthropology. Follow Paris on Instagram @parisparkerloan.

Hey from Hoot’s Features Editor, Paris! This summer I’m living in the city and interning full-time at Tattly Temporary Tattoos in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. My daily responsibilities include organizing social media campaigns, assisting and modeling on product shoots, messengering samples to magazines and bloggers, and working events around the city. Though the dress code at my 15-person office is technically super casual, I’ve learned to look reasonably put-together every day–I never know when I’ll need to run an errand to the Vogue offices or give an actor a custom tattoo at their movie premiere (pressure’s on!). Here’s what I wore this week:

MONDAY: This morning I woke up far too late to think about coordinating an outfit, so I’m wearing a two-piece salmon set from Reformation with a Madewell silk scarf, some easy espadrilles from Calvin Klein, and a floral Tattly tattoo left over from a promo video I modeled for on Friday. Monochrome matching has saved me on many a slow Monday morning this summer…

TUESDAY: Today is the Fourth of July, and this burgundy, white, and denim combo is the furthest I’m willing to go for the ~patriotic theme~. I impulse bought the mules from Zara a week before their summer sale, which I’m definitely not still bitter about…Today I’m pairing them with cutoffs I thrifted and slashed up years ago, a dainty gold star choker (also from Zara), and a J. Crew white button down shirt worn off the shoulder and tied at the waist.

WEDNESDAY: This little Zara romper is the slightly-more-office-appropriate version of the crop top and cutoffs I wish I had on in today’s heat. I swapped my usual work bag for a roomy old tote so I could stash a blanket and a bottle of wine for an outdoor movie screening after work. I also have on matte black Quay circle sunglasses (not pictured) and my trusty Air Force ones, which I will keep wearing until the day they fall off of my feet.

THURSDAY: Spent the evening hanging around Brooklyn after work because I scored last minute tickets to see Alex G play Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight! Here I am killing some time in a Rag and Bone dressing room. These vintage trousers are much stuffier than what I usually wear to shows, so I’m glad I happened to dress them down with a basic Uniqlo navy tee and sneakers this morning.

FRIDAY: I stumbled upon these pants at a vintage shop earlier this summer, and they’re already my favorite item in my wardrobe. For work I added black Converse high tops and a Nine One Seven tee I picked up at Dover Street Market (plus a yellow ribbon choker to match the graphic), and this evening I’m styling them as cocktail attire for my best friend’s 21st birthday boat party. The dress code is just all white, so I’m having some fun with silhouettes by pairing the billowy pants with a fitted deep-v neck crop top from Aritzia. To top it all off, white sunnies I couldn’t resist grabbing at Zara and front-facing gold hoops I “borrowed” from my mother. Sorry Mum!

Photographs and Story by Paris Parker-Loan

July 13th, 2017

Fresh Faced On A Flight

Traveling can be exhausting, especially when you’re squished like a sardine in the middle seat of a plane for the next eight hours. And it doesn’t help that the “air” blowing out from that hole above you is drying up any moisture that might be left on your skin. Some may advise that drinking water would help keep you and your skin hydrated – which is true. But if you’re stuck in the middle seat, getting up to the bathroom six times during your flight might just be a nuisance altogether.

After traveling for 30 hours in one day this summer, I’ve curated a routine that leaves your skin  hydrated and looking like a freshly glazed donut once you’ve landed. I mean, looking like a glazed donut is possibly the best thing ever after eating plane food for the past day anyways.  

What I concentrated most when curating this in-flight skin care routine was hydration. I looked for face masks, highlighters, and serums that boasted hydrating properties to help keep my face bouncy and dewy – even while waiting in baggage claim. The most common properties amongst the products I used were Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid. I liked Vitamin C because it gave my face a nice brightening boost and helped sustain moisture. Hyaluronic Acid does the same thing but it also helps build the collagen on your face too. If this all sounds like dermatologist talk, just  remember these two components when building your own in-flight routine!


Prep your canvas! It’s important to get rid of all the dead skin cells on your face before layering on masks and serums and moisturizers. I used some off brand Target facial cleansing wipes just because of how travel-friendly they are.

Mask On

An extra boost of hydration from a 15 minute mask can really help in the long run. You can choose either a full face mask or just a simple under eye mask and lip mask. I used Boscia’s Sake Brightening Hydrogel Eye Masks and then Sephora’s Rose Lip Mask.


Serum Time

Serums are great for tackling any specific need you might have for your skin. Just think of them as vitamin supplements! I used Drunk Elephant’s Virgin Marula Facial Oil to amp up my skins moisture levels. Finding serums in TSA-approved sized containers is tricky, so I  thought it was nice to find these Drunk Elephant serums in travel-friendly packaging.

Moisturizer, Highlighter, & The Works

Once I finished with my serums and mask, I moved on to my regular beauty regimen. I usually like a glowy, natural look so this really went hand-in hand with my curated in-flight skin care deal. I applied Embryolisse’s Concentrated Lait Cream as a primer and moisturizer. I then went ahead with Glossier’s Haloscope in Moonstone since it’s very moisturizing in it’s stick form and applied it to my cupid’s bow, bridge of my nose, and around my eyes. I lined the waterline under my eyes with a white eye pencil just to make my eyes look more awake. I tapped on some rosebud salve to my lips and cheeks to give some color and ta-da! I finally look like a dewy princess!

Glowing and shiny!

story and photos by Carolina Dalia Gonzalez

June 16th, 2017

A Week In Outfits: Alyssa Gengos

This summer, Hoot is highlighting a week in outfits as told by stylish CU students at their various jobs and internships. This summer’s first installment is Alyssa Gengos, an incoming Sophomore in CC studying Visual Arts and Art History. Follow Alyssa on Instagram @alyszsa, and check out her blog, Visions of New York City.

Hello, Alyssa here! I’m the Co-Blog Editor for Hoot, and this summer, I’m interning at Marchesa. I definitely did not expect to stay in the city during the summer after my Freshman year, but here I am! This is my first fashion internship, and since my only other internship experience has been more web-based (I’ve never had to work in an office before), I didn’t really know what to expect in terms of dress-code. I’ve been working here for a few weeks now, and I think I’ve got it down; I try look professional, but still casual and comfortable. Fancy heels are a no-no for this fashion internship, since I’m constantly running around both in-office and on the streets of New York. Nevertheless, jeans and sneakers are a little too casual (at least for an intern), so I have to find the perfect balance. I only work three days a week, and on my days off, I like to take advantage of my unlimited MetroCard and explore the city. Here’s what I wore this week.

Monday: Today was super hot and I didn’t have to go to work, so I opted to try to stay indoors and in the shade. I wore a zip-up top from Reformation, a vintage suede skirt that I bought at the Melrose Trading Post in Los Angeles (where I’m from), and black Birkenstocks (not pictured).

Tuesday: Another day off, another heat wave. I wore vintage Levi’s cutoffs that I also bought at the Melrose Trading Post, a vintage silk camisole that my grandma gave to me, a lacey bralette from Urban Outfitters, and my Mansur Gavriel bag. My belt was thrifted somewhere in Brooklyn. I wore my black Birkenstocks again, too. I spent most of the day handing out my résumé in Soho in an attempt to get a job in retail. Confession: I’ve never worked retail before! In fact, I’ve never had a paying job. Hopefully I can use my days off to my advantage and actually earn some money.

Wednesday: I went to work today wearing a Reformation two-piece and a J. Crew blazer adorned with vintage pins. I also wore black loafers (not pictured). Before work, I had a quick interview with one of the stores I applied at – hopefully it all works out and I can start working as soon as possible!

Thursday: I continued my blazer-at-work kick with a vintage houndstooth blazer, a vintage lace camisole I bought at a thrift store in Ventura, CA, and a black leather skirt from Reformation. I also wore my black loafers again.

Friday: Today, I’m wearing the same shirt I wore on Monday (oops) from Reformation, a pair of pants thats the perfect mix between athleisure and professional from Aritzia, and a leather jacket. It’s cooled down here in New York, so I took the opportunity to wear pants for the first time in what feels like weeks (it’s probably just been two).

photos and story by Alyssa Gengos

May 8th, 2017

Music Mondays: New Blooms

NEW BLOOMS: Ready to step out into the summer sun after your last final.

1) GLOWED UP by KAYTRANADA, Anderson .Paak
2) Devil Eyes by Hippie Sabotage
3) DEVASTATED by Joey Bada$$
4) High You Are- Branchez Remix by What So Not, Branchez
5) TOGETHER by KAYTRANADA, AlunaGeorge, Goldlink
6) Love Again (feat. Ouici) by Keys N Krates
7) Whole Heart by Gryffin, Bipolar Sunshine
8) LOVE. FEAT. ZACARI by Kendrick Lamar
9) All Night by The Vamps, Matoma
10) Your Soul by Hippie Sabotage
12) Innerbloom- What So Not Remix by RÜFÜS DU SOL
13) Marijuana by Chrome Sparks
14) My Boo (feat. Vince Staples, Kucka, Ngaiire, Vera Blue) by Flume
15) What If I Go? by Mura Masa
16) Trndsttr (Lucian Remix) [feat. M. Maggie] by Black Coast
17) Sleepless by Flume, Jezzabell Doran
18) LUST. by Kendrick Lamar
19) Lavender by The Trp
20) Zimbabwe- Flume Remix by New Navy
21) Bloom by ODESZA

by Allie Goines

illustration by Mar Alvarez


May 1st, 2017

Fraud. Clothing

“What we have here is an extension of something that can’t be defined within the realms of merely fashion. This is a portion of the beginning of a cultural renaissance, a shift in perception, and a gravitation away from what society has manipulated us into believing. 

This is a mask. You are an imposter. This is Fraud.

Model: Mickal Adler

Photographer: Alyssa Gengos

Hoodies from Fraud.

Jeans and shoes are models own

April 17th, 2017

CU Closets: Katia Aryan

Name: Katia Ariyan

College/Class year: Barnard 2020

Major: English & Film Studies

Campus involvements: Ignited Voices, Armenian Club, Kappa Alpha Theta

What are you wearing today and why did you pick it out?

I’m wearing this embellished denim jacket from Sunset + Spring. My jeans are Blank NYC and my sneakers are Giuseppi Zanotti.  I wanted to wear the jacket so I built the rest of my outfit around it.


What is your favorite item in your closet?

This Moschino jacket which was my mom’s from the 80s. I like wearing it over jeans. Whenever I wear it out people on the street will normally comment on it.

What is your go to piece for when you are running late?

When I’m rushing i wear jeans and a t-shirt, preferably this Guns N’ Roses t-shirt from the Use Your Illusion tour. This is also my mom’s from 80s; she has a good closet so we share a lot of stuff.

What’s your least favorite item and why do you keep it?

I don’t wear this blazer but I keep it if I need to go to a business or professional thing. Even if I do have an event like that, I try to wear something else, but I just keep it to feel prepared and to keep my mom happy.

How would you describe your style?

It is a combination of edgy 80s inspired pieces and more classic stuff.

Who influences your style?

Michael Jackson & Jeremy Scott.

What are your current favorite and least favorite trends?

Right now my favorite trend is embellishments. My least favorite is the big baggy jeans and jacket 90s mom look.

Is there anything in your closet that you haven’t worn yet?

I bought this white Rag & Bone top from Intermix. I want to wear a strappy dress over it but I’m waiting until I find the right one.

Story and Photos by Taylor Drago

April 10th, 2017

Music Mondays: 4/10

Life of Leisure: Tropical island beats so we can deny that finals and deadlines are fast approaching. 

1) “Cape Town (Panama Remix)” by Clubfeet

2) “Feel It All Around” by Washed Out

3) “Are Your Sure? (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)” by Kris Kross Amsterdam

4) “Ori Tali Ma (LVNDSCAPE Remix)” by Sander van Doorn

5) “In The Studio” by Trobi, Junglebae

6) “Sunrise” by On June, Kevi

7) “California Dreaming (feat. Snoop Dogg & Paul Rey)” by Arman Cekin

8) “You and Me (Original Mix)” by Eklo, JordinLaine

9) “Freak (Sam Feldt Remix Edit)” by R3hab, Quintino

10) “Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On)” by Cheat Codes, Dante Klein

11) “Is This Love (Remix)” by Bob Marley & The Wailers

12) “Girl at Coachella (feat. D.R.A.M.)” by Matoma, MAGIC!

13) “Rockabye (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)” by Clean Bandit

14) “Youth” by Galavant

15) “Sex” by Cheat Codes, Kris Kross Amsterdam

16) “Slow Down Love” by Louis The Child, Chelsea Cutler

17) “Fire” by Louis The Child, Evalyn

18) “Still Got Time” by ZAYN, PARTYNEXTDOOR

19) “1 Night” by Mura Masa, Charli XCX

20) “Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)” by Marvin Gaye, Kygo

21) “Dream” by Autograf

by Allie Goines

Illustration by Mar Alvarez

April 3rd, 2017

Trend Story: Faux Fur

Fur is back (again). Learn how to incorporate this recurring trend into your wardrobe and embrace the old school glamour of fur. Practice ethical consumption and make sure to buy faux! Here are our tips on how to style fur in 2017.

Throw on a faux fur coat to your skirt and top combo, for some extra warmth in this indecisive spring weather. Pair with some gladiator sandals instead of heels to keep it cute yet comfy.


Match faux fur with other textures, like this printed velvet top. Your staple black jeans and ankle boots will always work, too, and minimal accessories keep it casual.


You can rely on your faux fur to add some extra cool to distressed jeans and a tank. Now you’re ready for wherever your weekend takes you, from day to night.


Everybody knows that a little black dress goes with everything. Fur can come across as dramatic, especially when oversized like this one, so a solid dress and plain black heels let the coat take center stage.


Fur doesn’t have to be formal! It actually works great with your go-to denim and a t-shirt.


Create contrast between the heavy coat and a satin slip-like top. A flowy mid-length skirt that hits below the knee is elegant, while chunky black platforms keep this look up to date.

Story by Ally Lozada and Abby Clemente.

March 26th, 2017

Preston Douglas: In the Face of Fear

For his most recently-debuted collection, In the Face of Fear, Preston Douglas finds inspiration within his two-year battle against addiction and his father’s battle against cancer.

In his own words:

“My first two collections were born out of my own two-year fight to take back my life from the grip of debilitating addiction. I didn’t do it alone. My father, who is my best friend, mentor, and supporter, was with me the whole way. But on September 3rd, 2016, on the second anniversary of my sobriety, my father was rushed to the emergency room due to his ongoing battle with prostate cancer. I could feel fear’s grip grow tighter around my chest as the strongest man I know fell powerless. Now it was my turn to be strong for my father, to fight back against the fear. Fear would not win.

My third collection, In The Face of Fear, is inspired by my father’s fight and the courage we must call on to walk through fear, to fight back against it. The heavy graphic prints on many of the pieces from this collection are representative of the feeling I get in my chest when fear takes hold. The stacked squares represent the layers of raw emotion surrounding the fear, and their transition from black to white signifies one’s determination to face the fear rather than drown in blue melancholy.

The use of bondage accessories throughout the collection visually explores the notion that fear is a form of self-bondage that can be overcome. The design aesthetic of this collection is inspired by silhouettes of 90’s European rave culture while exploring the similarities from that period with traditional southern prep wear.”

Shop the collection and view the In the Face of Fear Look Book Video here:

Story by Marie Li




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