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FBA Spring Fashion Show 09


On April 4, New York University’s Fashion Business Association threw its first show of 2009 at the university’s Kimmel Center on Washington Square South. I wanted something a little more engaging than just photos this time so I hope this works…

Graphic by Dean Stattmann


Tweet, Tweet!
April 1, 2009, 10:15 pm
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Despite my efforts, the inevitable has happened. Yes, I signed up for Twitter. So in the spirit of jumping on the online networking bandwagon, I’m going to ask all you Twitter-ers out there to give me your usernames so I too can have a following (so I can go Jim Jones on your asses, just kidding). But seriously.

SoHo Needs More Clothing Stores – Topshop To The Rescue
March 26, 2009, 6:47 pm
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topshop By Dean Stattmann

A rickety old van pulled up outside New York University’s Weinstein dining hall at noon today to give away free promotional gear from renowned British retailer Topshop. Wait, what? That’s right. After over a year and a half of rumors, the fashionable giant from across the pond will leap right into its brand new home on Broadway and Broome St.

SoHo is so incredibly New York, yet anyone walking around this retail mecca for the first time would have a hard time placing themselves. Any international designer worth mentioning is represented in this tiny quarter of lower Manhattan and TopShop has finally decided to follow suit.

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An Uncertain Future

Photo by Dean Stattmann

Photo by Dean Stattmann

Cups Getting Heavier?
February 19, 2009, 6:45 pm
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By Dean Stattmann

Beer Pong

Your weekly bender may be more harmful than you think. According to a study carried out at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine, alcohol is responsible for disrupting the genes involved in maintaining healthy bones. More specifically, binge drinking (defined as anything over 5 drinks in 2 hours) was found to obstruct the molecular pathways responsible for preserving bone mass, metabolism and strength, heightening your risk of injury or even osteoporosis. Try limiting yourself to 2 drinks per night. It’s better for your health, and you’ll remember her name when she asks.

Beat Dry Skin
February 15, 2009, 7:03 pm
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By Dean Stattmann

Dry skin is common in the winter months, and even as things start to heat up, it’s something that many people experience every day. But combating dry skin may be easier than you think, and following these tried and tested methods could help you make it a thing of the past.

  • Since dry skin is caused by a decrease in the skin’s natural exfoliation, antioxidants and essential fatty acids are two of your most valuable allies. Antioxidants such as spinach and broccoli will stimulate oil production, while EFAs in salmon, olive oil and almonds will soften the skin.
  • If you haven’t made it to the gym yet, now’s a great time to start. Exercise enhances circulation and blood flow, resulting in rejuvenated skin. Plus, perspiration initiates the production of sebum, a natural moisturizer.
  • Water. Lots of it. Hydration is essential and you should be drinking at least 6 glasses of water per day. And if you find that your home heating system is drying you out, invest in a humidifier to pick up the slack.

While there are many things you can do to beat dry skin, there are also some things that you’ll want to avoid. Cut down the amount of time you spend in the shower, as long showers will wash away the skin’s natural moisturizers. And now might also be a good time to cut down on cigarettes and alcohol, as both of these deplete your nutrient stores.

Photo by Dean Stattmann