Video | Behind the Scenes at LUX China Care Fashion Show

Posted by Justin McCallum on April 8, 2013 under Arts & Living, Campus News, Fashion, Video | Be the First to Comment

IMG_0049The Daily brings you behind the scenes look into the process of the annual Lux China Care Fashion Show. This year’s runway, which sold out Cohen Auditorium with 500 tickets, is projected to raise over $4,000 for orphans to receives surgeries in China. Looks included designs from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Free People, Jack Wills and many more sponsors.

Watch this video to see what the rest of the audience does not with backstage access, interviews with the models, and of course a little bit of the runway.

Best pranks, jokes and hoaxes of April Fools

Posted by Justin McCallum on April 2, 2013 under Arts & Living, Video | Be the First to Comment

April Fools Day brought its share of pranks, jokes and goodhearted lies to mess with peoples’ heads. Some hilariously clever, others heartbreaking upon realization it wasn’t true. Here are some of our favorites:

GoogleNose:

Nobody would put it past Google to capitalize on all senses, which makes this an especially poignant.

Gmail Blue:
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A Special Message from the President:

In the midst of bipartisan debates, budget cuts, gun control talks and hearings on same-sex marriage, there is one thing we can agree on: this little boy was adorable. A good practical joke there, Barack.

MBTA Approves Late Night Service:
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YouTube’s ready to select a winner

If nothing else, the video proves YouTube goes hard. They brought in serious star power – well, Antoine Dodson power – to make this clip. It’s borderline scary-funny. What you would do to procrastinate if YouTube really shut down for a decade?

Hulu Specialty Series:
Screen Shot 2013-04-01 at 6.58.18 PM Screen Shot 2013-04-01 at 6.58.00 PM Screen Shot 2013-04-01 at 6.57.14 PM Screen Shot 2013-04-01 at 6.58.09 PM Spoofing popular sitcoms’ recurring jokes, Hulu made these brilliant ads for fake tv shows and movies. Alas, the magic stops at the banner though, since a click will only bring you to the normal pages of 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, Community, The Simpsons and others.

Dame Maggie Smith cast as 12th Doctor:
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A letdown for both Downton Abbey fans and Whovians alike, the news announcing everyone’s favorite dowager countess as Matt Smith’s replacement as the centuries old Time Load was totally false. Maggies would definitely have looked good in a bowtie, can definitely turn on the charm, and not had a hard time playing the hundreds year old character.

The ‘Girlfriend’ Jean:

Clothing company Bonobos let down many skinny-jeans aficionados. The ad for these new ultra-tight, profoundly unflattering pants was just pulling their leg. There are so many things wrong with the jeans that it makes the video so right, especially the help center call at the end.

Lululeather: Farm to Studio leather Yoga-wear:

Our last prank continues on in the fashion trend, with athletic wear that is made out of 100% cow hide. There satire on organic yuppies being able to really “feel connected” to the local cow is priceless. But you’d have to pay folks to take one of those sweat-absorbing yoga mats…

Column like we see ‘em

Posted by thetuftsdaily on March 4, 2013 under Arts & Living, Columns, Sports | Comments are off for this article

Happy Monday, Jumbos! We hope you all had a great start to your week, and if not here are today’s columns to perk you up:

FeaturesBen Kochman | Between the SlicesEnter the Blue Zone

ArtsElizabeth Landers | The Clothes Make the WomanRecessionista no more?

Op-EdJonathan Green | Drug Justice A cannabis congress

SportsJordan Bean | SackedThe right way

Check out columns every day at tuftsdaily.com!

Street Smarts: Tufts Sartorial Scene

Posted by thetuftsdaily on under Arts & Living, Campus News, Photos | Be the First to Comment

With snow, mud and slush on our minds, boots, and cuffs of our jeans, it’s hard to look particularly fashionable in the thick of winter. But nevertheless, some Jumbos are still making do! We got to see lots of fur, light jackets, and scarves to keep warm with a touch of style. Definite trends right now are fun accessories like fur and scarves to jazz up multiple layers and unique coats. But your absolute must on campus? Winter boots! Here are some of those Jumbos who caught our Sartorial eye:

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“My favorite thing I’m wearing is my fur vest and sunglasses, I always have to wear them. It’s faux fur because I had a bunny rabbit growing up.” — Maddie Mayerson, senior.

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“I love my fur because ti adds class to a very casual outfit, and it keeps me warm! I like to wear multiple layers with different colors and patterns, like my shirt.” — Barbara Florvil, senior.

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“I love my coat! My mom gave it to me and it’s really comfortable. I never leave my house without this coat.” – Ana Kanter, senior.

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“My favorite thing I’m wearing is definitely this blue J. Crew jacket I have. It was too light without a sweatshirt though. I like slim or skinny jeans and simple, lighter clothes. I guess I’d say it’s sporty chic.” — Joey Reiff, sophomore.

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“I’m not American, I don’t like what people wear here – it’s very sporty. I wouldn’t just go out in sweatpants.” Luza von Wangenheim,  junior.

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Street Smarts: Tufts’ sartorial scene

Posted by thetuftsdaily on February 2, 2011 under Arts & Living | Be the First to Comment

Ever notice the Jumbos on campus who put more into their wardrobes than a momentary thought about which pair of sneakers doesn’t clash with their sweatpants? We have, and some of their sartorial styles caught our eye in particular. Patterns seem to be campus fashionistas’ favorite method to fight against the monotony of snow gear right now. And for those to whom that pertains, thank you for not matching your outfits to the apocalypse outside. Read more of this article »