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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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.

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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~

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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:

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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.  Full Story »

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.

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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.

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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 ThetaFull Story »