May 8th, 2017

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


March 9th, 2017

Holler Spring 2017 is here!

Read the issue:


February 27th, 2017

Music Mondays: 2/27

Soulfully Alternative: In our second edition of Music Mondays, check out these smooth, progressive R&B/Soul tracks with just the right amount of alternative sound.

1) “Electric (feat. Khalid)” by Alina Baraz

2) “Deep End” – Tarro Remix by THEY.

3) “Mona Lisa” by Monte Booker

4) “Better Give U Up” by FKJ

5) “Breathe Again” by Couros

6) “Get You (feat. Kali Uchis)” by Daniel Caesar

7) “Stoop So Low” by Alextbh

8) “Playing for You” by Joe Hertz

9) “Runner’s High” – Radio Edit by XamVolo

10) “Mad” by Solange

11) “Cave Me In” by Gallant

12) “Paradise (feat. Badbadnotgood & Sean Leon)” by Daniel Caesar

13) “Feel No Ways” by Drake

by Allie Goines

Illustration by Mar Alvarez

February 23rd, 2017

NYFW FW17: Photos from Photographers

During the event-filled and exciting week of NYFW, Hoot was able to send photographers (Grace Nkem, Caroline Wallis, and our very own Phoebe Jones) to attend and document shows from Anastasiia Ivanova, Leanne Marshall, Nicholas K, and Telfar. Take a look at some images that capture their experiences:

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February 22nd, 2017

CU Closets: Kea de Buretel

Name: Kea de Buretel 

College/Class year: Columbia College 2020

Major: Visual Art 

Campus involvements: WBAR, Postcrypt, CU Artist Society, Columbia Bartending, Ratrock

What are you wearing right now, and what was your thought process when getting dressed?

I’m wearing a Louis Vuitton lingerie tank-type thing I got at Salvation Army, an oversized Hawaiian shirt, some M. i. h Jeans and my scuffed up Nike Air Force 1s. Comfort first and foremost! It has been pretty dreary recently which is probably why I’ve been wearing more grays and blacks. 

How would you describe your style? 

Baggy, boyish and a little eclectic. My friend proposed ‘urban kawaii’ which was humoring. 

What is your favorite piece in your closet?
A jacket my mother picked out for me. It’s a retro milky green suede … great for a warmer evening in the city. 


Who has influenced your sense of style the most? 
My family are all pretty stylish I think. Also when I was growing up in London there was seemingly less influence on fashion by high street brands at least among younger years. Everyone had their own thing going on and no one really cared.  

If you could get rid of any current trend, which one would it be?

I don’t think the hypebeast-y stuff going on in the UK at the moment is very creative. Anyone can wear a matching North Face x Supreme tracksuit and get papped these days. 

If you could swap closets with any person ever, who would it be and why?

Binx Walton or Adwoa Aboah. They both have a tomboy-chic vibe going on and don’t wear a lot of loud brands but instead curate pretty effortless outfits that look like they could go both clubbing and skating in. 



Which item do you wear more than any other?

Probably my Keith Haring shirt I got for a couple bucks downtown. I think I’m just proud of the find more than anything but it has a great shape and in big red letters reads: ‘City Kids’.

Photos by Alyssa Gengos

February 20th, 2017

NYFW FW17: Christian Siriano, Roumel6, Nicholas K, Laurence and Chico


Walking among the star-studded crowd at Christian Siriano was mildly overwhelming— and then the gowns came out. Glitzy, shimmering, flowing, perfectly fitted to each model perfecting, the show was jaw-dropping from the moment the first dress swept across the runway that had been set up in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel. But most stunning of all was what the show represented. Here’s what I wrote on Instagram about it:

The @csiriano show was what fashion should be. Racially and body inclusive, POC on the runway and in the audience, celebrities also known for their activism AND it was all held in a ballroom at @theplazahotel!! My favorite moment, even with all the sparkly drool-worthy gowns, was the t-shirt that read “PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE,” which prompted claps and enthusiasm from the entire crowd. I have been wearing my Farsi nameplate necklace as an ode to my heritage as an Iranian and all of the former and current refugees in my life so this moment on the runway really related to the anxiety that I’ve been feeling in recent weeks. The reaction to this t-shirt was a reminder of the emphasis on inclusivity and diversity within creative communities and how these platforms can be used to make people feel accepted and at home. It was special to witness. Thanks @csiriano 💕 


Roumel6’s presentation was condensed, but effective. Three models lounged around a centerpiece chair, taking turns going backstage and changing into a new look. “To find your true self, you must break the mold. You will discover the beautiful coexistence of fragility, tenderness, strength, anger, love….. Transparency and reflection of its highest form” read the mood board, which was on display. The looks incorporated the textures of deep blue velvet, sunset orange satin, and black lace, with slim, long silhouettes. 


Nicholas K’s Fall/ Winter 2017 Collection was shown last Thursday (2/9) morning at SkylightClarkson Square. We were presented with innovative outerwear, satisfying gradient, velvet, unbalanced hoops, and berets!





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