Male Emo Hairstyling

I don’t know how I feel about this, but what I know for a fact is that different people look good and bad in different things. This particular “thing” is the wonderful world of Emo hairstyling that is very popular amongst men and women alike. This time around let’s focus on the males. Check these out:

This is why I have mixed feelings about this: people can’t decide anymore what looks decent enough to go out in public with. Tell me how you feel about this.


This week I want to focus on men’s fashion, and yes such a thing exists. So stepping aside from the male world for a second, in general military jackets are definitely in style and it’s one of the few styles that go well for men and women. Here are some lovely Dolce and Gabbana jackets, some of them however only for the runway. Check them out

The design on this particular jacket gives you more of a military feel. Especially the shoulders and the way the jacket is cut.

You want to know what makes them so militarily cool, the buttons oh the buttons.

In this tough economy, there is only one thing that college grads think about, getting a job. In an economy like this one, many grads stop trying to look for jobs in the major that they had in college and start applying for any thing under the sun to make ends meet. Internships however are an easy way to solve this problem as they are a way to “get your foot into the door.” I interviewed one of my classmates who recently is getting awesome internship interviews. Her name is Josmari Rodriguez- a senior of journalism at Towson University.

When you were searching for an internship did you necessarily want something in fashion or were you looking for a basic journalism internship? When I started looking for an internship I wanted to lean toward fashion. When I applied to Marie Claire, they interviewed me imediately, of course I didn’t get it because I’m working on a second opportunity. I’m glad I didn’t get it because I wasn’t ready and I applied to the wrong department. I applied to the fashion department instead of the features department where I could write about fashion. duh. At least it was an experience, I learned so much about writing since then and I’m so much more prepared for an interview because the first one was a disaster! It’s funny now, but it wasn’t funny when I was asked a question and all I did was stare out the window of the 34th floor, thinking “this is not real.”

Where have you searched for internships? I have searched for internships in eight different places this time around from local to out of state. I applied to my favorite magazines, which is always a good idea, as well as Baltimore Style and Girl’s Life in the city.

Where have you landed your internship?I haven’t gotten an internship YET. on the 11th of this month I will be going to NY for a second interview but this time with Latina magazine. I’m very excited because I feel so prepared and I see no reason why I shouldn’t have it in the bag.

What skills do you feel you have that would add to your experience at your internship?I can edit pretty well and I’m not too bad of a writer.
My personality is so laid back that being crunched for time doesnt bother me at all. My curiousity for so many things help me be a better journalist. I care about so many things and I’m open to so much I can investigate, promote, and inspire. I like to make things known, tell a story or just admire fashion and write about that. There is a story behind everything and I love finding them.

How did you find your internship?As I was applying I just thought of Latina magazine and said “how the hell could I forget about this!” Im thinking positive and preparing myself for the interview and trying to find a cute pair of black boots for chilly NY.

What advice can you give to college juniors and seniors on what the most effective way to get an internship would be?Honestly, dont make your cover letter academic. The editors you’re sending it to only has a paper in their hand to get to know you. Not a picture not a video, nothing. If your personality isn’t in the cover letter most likely they will get bored and move on to the next letter that will spark them. I didn’t ask any teacher to revise my cover letters nor did i go to academic planning office yet, I got interviews. I had a friend read my cover letter to see what changes she would make and she squeezed all my personality out of it and made it dry, black and white, very academic. I’m just so glad I’m the type of person that follows my heart. Glad I didn’t use her edition.

I wish Josmari all the success, and do let us know when you get that internship.

My first post in International Week was about the “jalabiya”, this one however is about the “abaya.” The difference between the two is that the “jalabiya” can be either loose or form fitting as well as much more fitting than the “abaya.” The “abaya” on the other hand, is mostly black but does often contain some color. The “abaya” is also worn throughout the Middle East while the “jalabiya” is more common in the Persian Gulf region.  The below picture is of a abaya featured in a haute couture fashion show for Saks Fifth Avenue in Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. These are all designed by French designers. Check it out:

france-fashion-designer-abayas-2009-6-26-15-51-49This is really classy and probably also very expensive.

May I present to you, Tony El Mendelek, Lebanese celebrity hairstylist who is truly an artist. He has worked with Middle Eastern legends such as Shereen and Nawal El-Zoghbi. His work has been featured on the famous Style network as well as TLC. Here are some of my favorite designs.

Often times, the west has this perception of countries in the Middle East that are often primitive and inexperienced in the fields of fashion, hair, and makeup. This is quite untrue as I have presented previously Elie Saab as well as this post’s stylist, El Mendelek.

I just love it when east meets west. Elie Saab is one of my favorite all-time designers when it comes to dresses designed for special occasions. His dresses are never overboard with detail and are always perfect. Here at the 2009 Golden Globe Awards, Beyonce is seen wearing a very elegant Elie Saab dress. I’m going to let the picture talk now:

bElie Saab is a Lebanese fashion designer, and one of the few Middle Eastern designers that has gained credibility in the Western fashion industry.

Just when I was wondering whether International styles from the Islamic world made it onto runways I found the following link that featured a fashion show in Jakarta, Indonesia. I’m posting up my favorite dresses out of the ones featured on the website. Check them out:

mmPersonally, I love fabric that flows and according to Malik Moestaram, designer of the above dresses, they are definitely in this season. There were also more designers that were a bit more into vintage designs, an example is featured below:

jnghNice design, however the chances of me wearing them are slim, in fact, very slim.