A few weeks ago I had the lovely opportunity to cover the Her Campus College Fashion Week show in Chicago, which was a really nice way to end a busy week of mid-terms! The night was sponsored by Bare Minerals, BooHoo, TRESemme, and others, and was creatively divided into 3 distinct themes: Imperial, Brooklyn Princess, and Woodlander.
Her Campus also brought in quite a bit of local talent, including one of my university's (The University of Chicago's) mens acapella groups, which was amazing, per usual, as well as a dance crew and soloist, which provided a nice transition between each line. Below are an assortment of photos from pre and post show as well as photos from the runway, organized by section. There are also a few snipbits of my look, which will be posted in a few days! Enjoy the show!


Imperial | An overall darker palette with a theme of jackets tied around the waist--definitely a fan. This theme contrasted leather and distressed denim with florals and pastels to create a look that had a causal vibe yet appropriate for more formal events.

Brooklyn Princess | My personal favorite from the show, this line encompassed sports luxe, a juxtaposition of skirts and sneakers, feminine pieces with boxy, more traditionally masculine jerseys.

Woodlander | Plaid, fur, vests, cardigans, and more relaxed hair was the consistent strain throughout this line, giving off a casual-comfortable vibe and invoking strong visuals of getting cozy in front of a warm fire.

Photos: Alex

Another sponsor of the night (and myself) was the Cinch App, which allows you to create polls and receive instant feedback and opinions from everyone in the Cinch community! Basically, it is a gift from above if you, like myself, have a chronic indecisive issue and would appreciate some honest feedback now and then. Or, are just curious as to how people feel about certain issues/ideas/aesthetic appeals. I put together a quick little poll on, yes, you guessed it, pattern clashing:

You can check out & download the app yourself here to end the days of indecisiveness and incredibly time-consuming choosing. 

Thank you again to the Her Campus team for having me! 

P.S. The complete photos from the show will be uploaded on le Facebook page very shortly! 
P.P.S. Don't forget to enter to win an ethical, handmade Peruvian camera strap from socially-responsible brand Artful Venture

Enjoy your Thursday! 

*This was a sponsored post by Cinch