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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

His for hers

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, Jan. 18 — Advertisements for clothing that’s perfectly tailored for specific body types are everywhere, but what happens when this fashion norm gets turned on its head? Crystal Gause, a James Madison student at Michigan State University, exemplifies the ease and beauty that can come from delving into the men’s section of a store.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

Plaid-itude is no platitude

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, Jan. 25 — Besides the tiny pops of color peeking out from under heavy jackets, in general, winter clothing color schemes are monochromatic and pattern-free. Plaid, however, is one of the few designs that survives this color hibernation. The multi-colored, cross-barred fabric is used for scarves, flannels and headbands, among many other things. Finding the pattern is clearly not a difficult task, but seeing it in a new way is difficult. Remarkably, the plaid that made me do a double take was a muted winter coat.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

A little detail goes a long way

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, Feb. 1 — We all have those days when we’re just not up to dressing in the flashiest outfit in our wardrobe — when casual Friday becomes the theme of any given day. What to do when such a dilemma strikes? When the mood calls for a laid-back look, the easiest way to keep it trendy is by accessorizing. Accessories are small visual cues of our personality, but their impact can be enormous.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

Raiders of the lost wardrobe

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, Nov. 8 — “I left my bullwhip at home,” David Smith chuckled when I stopped him on Turner Street in Old Town. The Indiana Jones-style hat perched on his head has enough character on its own that it needs no explanation. But Smith — not one to shy away from humor — gives me one anyway. “For some of us it’s an adaptive device for the hair challenged."
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

What’s red got to do with it?

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, Feb. 15 — A distinguishing trait of February is the screaming color red — you can thank Valentine’s Day for that. Red can be an overwhelming color to incorporate into a look, but if done right, the results can be stunning. Nailah Brown and Kaitlin Polzin, both Michigan State University students, found two different — but equally expert — ways to dress their best in red.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

A riff of elements

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, Feb. 22 — Ella Campbell, a jazz student at Michigan State University, isn’t waiting for spring to see the flowers bloom. Stepping into the limelight with her colorful flower printed pants, Campbell creates the perfect ensemble of bright tones and unexpected surprises — kind of like the perfect jazz piece.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Friday Fashion Pulse

Worldly inspiration

by Marisol Dorantes
Friday, March 1 — This week, instead of just talking about where Lansing fashionistas go shopping, I decided to explore the areas where these trendsetters shop for inspiration. Shuhang Yu was browsing a section of delicate white blouses at Forever 21 in the Eastwood Towne Center that reflected the style she was wearing.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Pay for plays

Lansing-area theaters get receive arts grants

by Dylan Sowle
Thursday, Jan. 17 — Last week, three Lansing-area theaters — Riverwalk Theatre, All-of-us Express Children's Theatre and the Williamston Theatre — were named as grant recipients for 2013. The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs offers a variety of grants for art-oriented organizations that are to be used for everything from general use, to facility improvement and special projects. The groups were chosen from over 400 applicants around the state.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Calling all sculptors

Third annual Sculptures in the Park exhibition gives Michigan sculptors chance to display work downtown

by Dylan Sowle
Thursday, Feb. 7 — Michigan sculptors have the opportunity to display their work in a prominent downtown Lansing park this summer through the Lansing Art Gallery’s third annual Sculptures in the Park exhibition.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

New art series reaches out to students

Broad Art Museum calls for performers with Student Performance Sundays

by Dylan Sowle
Wednesday, Feb. 20 — On March 17, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum starts a series called Student Performance Sundays, offering an opportunity for Michigan State University student artists to showcase their work. Through Friday, MSU students can send the museum’s manager of education a digital copy of their work or drop off a performance proposal at the museum’s reception desk. Broad Museum’s manager of education, Leyna Lightman, said that the series is an effort to engage skilled campus artists in the new building space.
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