Adjusting to Parisian Life

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France sunset

I’m not even sure where to begin describing what it’s like to move across an ocean to build a new life and live with your boyfriend. I take way too pictures of street corners and flowers. I eat breakfast at 12:30 pm, because my body still thinks its 6:30 am with the +6 hour time […]

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Exploring Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

Calling out cultural appropriation has been a growing trend within the past decade—it’s time to figure out what it exactly means and what is legitimately considered offensive. To make this easier, I will focus mostly on understanding cultural appropriation in context to the fashion industry. What is cultural appropriation? Here’s the definition published by the […]

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Understanding the Impact of the 2017 French Presidential Election

Last Sunday, the French people elected Emmanuel Macron as their nation’s president and took a stand against the growing populist influence. Macron, 39, won 66% of the vote over his opponent Marine Le Pen, the far-right National Front candidate. Although the media labels Macron as a centrist, he identifies himself as someone “of the left” […]

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Getting Personal: A New Chapter for Fashion Retail

Understanding the Fashion Retail Landscape Many department stores and big brands have announced hundreds of closures happening in 2017. If we’re going to be honest, most of the closures were not terribly surprising. Some companies include inexpensive, fast-fashion brands (rue21 and Wet Seal); classic shopping mall retailers that were once popular in the 1990s-early 2000s […]

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Making Moves from New England

My “weekends” from my full-time job typically fall during weekdays, since retail work hours are not like traditional 9-to-5s. You’ll find me in the corner, hunched over my laptop clicking between 15 open tabs, occasionally pausing to sip a small mint mocha. I lost my headphones during St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Newport, so depending […]

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7 Empowering Tips from Theory x LOLA Women’s Panel

2016 predicted that “the future is female.” In 2017, it feels that the future has arrived, because it is definitely looking female. Theory hosted a panel discussion with several entrepreneurs for Women’s History Month. All of the panelists shared incredible stories about their personal and professional journeys. The panelists were Tiffany Dufu, Author & Entrepreneur Alexandra […]

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A Millennial’s Defense of Leisure Reading

  The one-and-done rule can work for an array of situations—checking out library books is not one of them. Honestly, I have more discipline window-shopping in Le Marais in Paris compared to when I walk into the local library. Once I walk through the entrance of Wilton Library, I experience a Bookworm Blackout for roughly […]

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