December 30th, 2016

The Fall/ Winter 2016 Issue is Here!

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December 5th, 2016

CU Closets: Abbie Kim


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?

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November 15th, 2016

An Interview with Princess Nokia

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

Our Seats at the Table

Design by Emma Kenny-Pessia

Design by Emma Kenny-Pessia



















Keenan Teddy Smith

Keenan Teddy Smith

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

Post-Election Reflections from Peers

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.

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September 17th, 2016

NY Fashion Week: Tadashi Shoji

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

NY Fashion Week: Street Style

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.

Hoot Photo Director Phoebe Jones and Editor-in-Chief Anisa Tavangar hung around outside some shows to try to capture that scene. Check out the photos:

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August 24th, 2016

A Week in Outfits: Nicola Kirkpatrick

[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.



When I get up early and prepare for the 75 minute drive to work in classic LA traffic, I like to think of who I am trying to get elected. I typically start off the week on the business side of things, since the AG is often in the office then.
[Nicola wears an Aritzia top, H&M pants, and Free People block heels.]


Although NYC has us beat when it comes to humidity, LA and I still get pretty toasty. On those warm days, long, flowy skirts and tied or cropped button downs are a fun summer look.
[Nicola wears a shirt and skirt from Anthropologie and Tory Burch heels.]


When working on campaigns, time goes by quickly since there is so much to do; this haste can often been seen in my daily attire. I tend to favor white jeans and a blouse for work, and often steal my mom’s blush leather jacket to complete my “three piece” rule. On my first day of work, a co-worker told me the dress code was best described as, “three pieces – no more, no less.”
[Nicola wears Hudson jeans and Tory Burch sandals.]


I don’t usually wear bright colors, but this dress, with its pleats and long skirt, lured me in at the store. It may not truthfully follow the above three piece rule, however when I find an appropriate work dress (length and all), I wear it as often as I can!
[Nicola wear an Anthropologie dress and BCBG clutch.]


On Fridays we leave early, well usually at least. I save my cutest and coolest for the end of the week, and challenge the dress code a bit by wearing open-toed sandals. Whether I am catching up with old friends or hanging out with new ones from work, this outfit easily goes from day to night.
[Nicola wears an Alice and Olivia dress and Tory Burch cross body bag.]

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August 10th, 2016

A Week in Outfits: Imani Randolph

[This summer, Hoot is highlighting a week in outfits as told by stylish CU students at their various jobs and internships. Here, Imani Randoph (BC ’18) tells us about her internship at The FADER and gives some great DIY tips.]
As soon as I began thinking about college, I began envisioning New York City; interning at The FADER this summer was the first moment where my reality seemed to match up with my imagination. Although being the Style Editorial Intern for a magazine and website that primarily focuses on music is not conventional fashion experience, it’s given me real experience that I would not trade for anything. During the span of my internship I’ve gone behind the scenes at fashion shows, learned how to conduct a solid interview, and crafted clickable content, that collectively amasses to 100k+ in social media attention.


Pro: The FADER office does not have a “dress code.” Con: The air conditioning is always booming, so layers are must. I’ve been super into slip dresses recently because you get countless styling options. I was running around at Men’s NYFW shows this day, so I threw on air maxes to be functional, but jazzed up the look by layering a ton of gold necklaces.
[Imani wears a vintage dress and bomber, and Nike sneakers]



Relaxed-fit denim is a total must for getting dressed in a hot New York summer because you simultaneously get style and comfort. Recently, I’ve gotten into quick, DIY wardrobe additions: these shorts were cut from a pair of men’s jeans I found at a thrift shop and the choker is suede lace I picked up from a craft store.
[Imani wears a Zara top and vintage Mudd sandals]



Although doing work around the city has been the most memorable part of my internship, most days have been spent in the office working on articles. No fuss, minimalist outfits are my go-to so that I can focus on my writing.
[Imani wears a vintage dress, handmade choker, and Nike sandals]


So many of The FADER’s staff members rock very neutral color schemes, (one of the higher-ups wears all black errethang erreday), which has definitely rubbed off on me. That being said, I try to enhance my simplistic ‘fits with interesting silhouettes and accessories.

[Imani wears a American Apparel top, American Eagle jeans, and Asos shoes]


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July 31st, 2016

A Week in Outfits: Juliette Kang

[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. 


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July 24th, 2016

A Week in Outfits: Anisa Tavangar

[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!


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