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Monday

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Cortney Kaminski
President

Tuesday

College student friendly tricks to being healthy

Being a college student already brings about great difficulty in finding ways to eat healthy. But when we’re deceived daily by labels and advertisements telling the public inaccurate information about what is healthy, it makes it even more of a challenge to stay true to our diets.

My best advice for anyone who wants to lose weight is to avoid processed foods at all costs. They’re fake food made in factories, David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., director of the pediatric weight loss Optimal Weight for Life Program in Boston, said.

I found this astonishing statistic while doing research on EverydayHealthy.com  “Any food that has been canned, dehydrated, or had chemicals added to it is a processed food, and these foods make up about 60 percent of the average American diet.” 

And these foods are everywhere, which makes it even more difficult to avoid ingesting processed foods.
Photo Credit: Kathleen Etzel
Artificial sweeteners that are “diet friendly” are said to do more harm to our bodies than sugar. Sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose and saccharin are all types of artificial sweeteners. Studies suggest that artificial sweeteners are linked to headaches and cancer, not to mention they are chemically made which is harder for your body to digest.

You can find these in packets on the table at a restaurant, in diet drinks or sugar free items. I went around and polled 10 people at the ASU Downtown Campus to see who used artificial sweeteners daily. 

It turned out that eight out of the ten people I asked used sweeteners daily and didn’t see the harm in using it, they just really cared about the taste.

Ryan Hill, freshman at ASU commented on artificial sweeteners saying, “ It’s a lot more accessible and less expensive than real sugar, but it tastes the same”

Some other foods I found that you would think are healthy that aren’t; granola bars, fruit snacks and frozen yogurt. Shocking I know but frozen yogurt is still loaded with sugar and calories not too mention the toppings added in. Both granola bars and fruit snacks are also loaded with sugar.

The secret to being healthy is looking at the ingredients and knowing less is more. If it takes you longer than 10 seconds to read the label, chances are that it is not healthy!

Kathleen Etzel

Monday

SAG Awards red carpet recap

The annual Screen Actors Guild Awards featured a plethora of new fashion styles and creative designs. The inspirational awards show is both to appreciate the actors' talent as well as their fashion sense. Some famous names to be noted who appeared on the red carpet are as follows:


Brad Pitt opted for a classic black suit and his leading lady, Angelina Jolie also chose a casual black Jenny Packham ensemble.  Jolie added a Louis Vuitton bag and Gucci shoes, but said she wanted to be comfortable.



George Clooney, who has been nominated for his talent in The Descendants, sported a Giorgio Armani tux. Stacy Keibler followed his lead by wearing a black Marchesa dress. Both ensembles display a very body-flattering image.


Yet another black dress worn on the red carpet was by actress Emma Stone. This Alexander McQueen lace bustier dress contrasts beautifully with her skin tone. Simple accessories such as her clutch and Tiffany & Co. diamond jewelry emphasize the overall elegance. 



Another fellow Marchesa-lover, the Modern Family actress, rocked a pink Marchesa original favorite. The shape of the gown added a feminine silhouette to Sofia Vergara's curves. 




Glee star, Lea Michele confidently stepped out in a sexy, silver Versace dress. To add extra sprinkles to the outfit, she pairs it with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. 


Sarah Stecko

Photos' Source: The Daily Beast

Friday

Paris Haute Couture


The Paris Haute Couture shows took place January 23rd through January 25th and featured many high fashion designers with looks that ranged from Rock and Roll goddess to a more prairie like princess. 

Haute couture shows allow designers to let loose and create looks that border on madness, which makes it incredibly engaging for viewers.

Versace


Versace started off the week featuring architectural dresses with feminine details like lace, ruching and huge roses. The colors moved from a neutral light grey to a bright yellow, with pops of metallic gold, lime green and fiery orange. 

Alexis Mabille

Drama was definitely the tone at the Alexis Mabille show with all models wearing huge rose headdresses with their faces painted to match. Pink, red, yellow, teal, blue and purple metallic fabrics made the business-structured clothes fun and fabulous. 

Christian Dior
Dior channeled a 50’s housewife with A-line and pencil skirts that hit below the knee paired with voluminous tops that broadened the models shoulders. The show then transitioned into evening gowns that featured sheer fabric cutouts and looks drawn in at the waist. 

Chanel

Lagerfeld turned up the drama with oversized sleeves and massive pockets on the mid-thigh. With a range of fabrics from tweed to metallic with beaded details this show was anything but ordinary, even with a neutral color palette of light grey, white, black, and navy. 

Givenchy
Floor length gowns were spiced up with metallic fabrics paired with leather and fur accessories. Models also wore massive nose rings that further pushed the looks from traditional to high fashion. 

Alexandre Vauthier
Plunging necklines and slits up to the hipbone created a seductive runway show with a fantasy-like quality. Black and white material was draped in ways that showed off the models figure while still maintaining an effortless quality. 

Elie Saab
High necklines and lace dominated the Elie Saab runway. A soft, pastel color palette and dresses cinched in at the waist with a small bow belt created ultra feminine looks reminiscent of dresses worn in the 1800’s. 

Jean Paul Gaultier
Using the late Amy Whinehouse as his inspiration, Gaultier created a runway show that combined rock and roll with Hollywood pinup. The hot pink runway perfectly complimented the other neon colors that complimented the singer’s signature black lace. 


Valentino
The Valentino runway looked like something straight off the prairie featuring looks with high necks, long sleeves, lace, and floral prints. Flat shoes complimented the looks that transported viewers back in time. 


All the designers at Paris Haute Couture week definitely surpassed expectations and created shows that are not soon to be forgotten.  

Lindsay Viker

Thursday

Fast fashion fixes for the girl always on the go

You’re on your way out and feeling confident as ever. Your outfit has been picked out since the beginning of the week and your hair was absolutely loving you. SNAP! Your heel breaks. 

Something as detrimentally imposing as a broken heel should not cause you to stand crooked all night. These quick fashion fixes will solve all your problems and set your ensemble straight!

Two words: shoe goo. Apply a bit of this adhesive to the sole of your shoes where the heel connects to it and hold in place for about 60 seconds. Now there’s an sure fire way to “pump” up your night.

Carrie Adams, a Freshman at Arizona State University,  said, “My biggest fashion pet peeve is when I have to go somewhere after a long day and I don’t have all of my make-up and need just a quick pick-me-up such as something to really brighten up my face.”

This slight annoyance should not stop you from achieving the brightly glowing complexion you deserve. Without having to cart your extensive make-up regimen around, stick to the rule of thumb “less is more” by instead using a portable facial moisturizer.

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Jergen’s Natural Glow moisturizer is an ideal solution to produce an even skin tone. It doesn’t leave streaks and instead gives you a healthy, natural-looking glow.  With it's success in evening out skin irregularities, a tinted moisturizer is a must!

Amanda Boris, a junior at Arizona State University said, “I seem to ALWAYS scuff my heels or wedges the day after buying them, and unless it's black [sic] you can't pull out the permanent marker on them then I never know what to do.”

A girl hasn’t done her job if she comes home with clean shoes. The inevitable scuff has become synonymous with having a good time, so therefore we shall no longer have to play it safe with this quick fashion fix.

Rub each of the scuff marks gently with your hand to remove them; the oils in your skin will help the mark disappear. Dip a soft polishing cloth into shoe wax and apply the wax in small circles over the scuffs and then let them dry for about 15 minutes. Once dry, use that same cleaning cloth to buff the shoe until it’s even once again. Voila! Don’t be surprised if your friends mistake them for brand new.

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A common make-up mishap is the moment when both your heart and compact powder breaks. All hope seems lost as you’re bending over to rescue the remainder of powder from your compact, but once again there is yet another solution for this foundation flop.

Add a few small drops of an alcohol-based solution to your broken powder. Once the powder becomes soft again, reform it by smoothing it out with your finger and then let it dry overnight for best results!

For stubborn make-up stains, you can use a mild detergent such as shampoo or liquid dish soap. Apply it in a circular motion onto the stain with a dish cloth. If this doesn’t work immediately, baking soda is your new best friend, helping to not only remove bad odors but to also help in the removal of oil-based make-up stains. Use an old damp toothbrush to apply it in circular motions.

With these quick and easy fashion fixes, you will no longer have to settle for anything less than perfect, or at least tricking people into thinking it is. From grime to glam, broken to brand new, or lifeless to lustrous, these tricks are foolproof! With these in mind you’ll be sure to stand tall… Because “broken heel” is just no longer in your vocabulary.

Avery Robrock