Roaring Twenties Hairstyles for “Copacetic Couture”

 By Emily Swift

Do you glam ladies need some ideas on how to rock the adorable Great Gatsby hair styles? (especially for you MODA gals preparing for the “Copacetic Couture” fashion show) Check out these chic flapper hair-dos!


Nicole Richie just oozes 1920’s glam. If you have a bob cut you are halfway there, but girls with long hair can work this look as well!


Here’s a video tutorial on how to get this look using only a straightener!


Bette Davis is pictured below with wet finger waves. This look is more authentic but takes significantly more time and work!  



See below for a video tutorial on how to achieve this look.

Pictured below is Lauren Conrad demonstrating a step by step demo in sequential photos. Give yourself some extra time to achieve this look!ES5

For a quick 20′s/30′s hairstyle, add a fish net veil to your hair, covering the top portion of your face or even your entire face like Drew Barrymore did in the photo below.  Drew Barrymore is also rocking the dark smoky eye and deep red lipstick, which the models in the MODA fashion show will be wearing this weekend!


When in doubt (or if you’re short on time), simply add a flirty embellishment to your hair, such as a cute headpiece, flower, or feather.



Below is another sequential photo demo on how to create an elegant 1920’s side bun.


With these classic hairstyles, you’ll fit right in at the 1920’s-themed MODA Spring semester fashion show “Copacetic Couture” this weekend at the Kalamazoo Expo Center. Hope to see you there!


MODA Model Interview: Alexandra McLeod

By Allison Klausmeier 

We often don’t know much about the models that we see in fashion shows. They tend to be forgotten about, and the all of the focus is put on the designers instead. Without models, our clothes wouldn’t make it down the runway. But thanks to shows like Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model, we are starting to get more of an inside look at the men and women who make designs come to life on the runway. I sat down with MODA model Alexandra McLeod to find out a little bit more about her and her love of fashion.

AK: What first got you interested in modeling for MODA?
AM: I knew about MODA before I transferred to Western, so I already knew I wanted to be a part of MODA in general. When I saw a model casting flyer for the MODA show I thought, “hey I should try that!” and I did and I loved it.

AK: Have you done any other modeling outside of the MODA show?

AM: Yes, I have done some print and runway modeling outside of MODA, but most of the connections and contacts Ive made have derived from MODA. I’ve always wanted to do runway – if I could, I’d be in New York walking the runway with Karlie Kloss, so MODA has been such a great experience for me, it feels so real!

AK: I know that you have been involved in MODA in other ways as well. What got you interested in MODA and in fashion in general?

AM: I’ve always been infatuated with clothing, ever since i could dress myself. And same thing with modeling: ever since reading a vogue magazine. Fashion has become more than a hobby to me, it’s sort of a way of life. My major is marketing so I definitely want to use that somewhere in the fashion industry; wether it be a magazine or corporate of a department store. I’ve learned a lot from being a MODA member. My first year I was part of the “MODA On the Go” committee. I really enjoyed traveling to other universities and seeing how they put on their fashion shows. I’ll tell you, no one comes close to a MODA show! This year I tried the Public Relations committee. There was a lot more work involved but it was definitely worth it. Through this I actually got my current internship, with Siegel Jewelers, as their fashion marketing communications intern!

AK: Do you have a favorite designer or a celebrity whose style you are inspired by?

AM: Yes, I have a lot of favorite designers! For high fashion, I love Oscar de la Renta and Alexander McQueen. Words can’t even describe their talents. I love Leighton Meester and everything she wears, same with Miranda Kerr and Lauren Conrad, those are probably my top.

AK: What trends are you looking forward to for Spring/Summer

AM: I’m looking forward to super high waisted denim cut off shorts – the vintage looking ones! I actually bought a pair of high waisted levies that I am going to cut up into shorts- should be a fun project. And sandals, lots of sandals, I’m kind of sick of boots.

Look for Alexandra McLeod this weekend on the runway at the MODA Copacetic Couture fashion show at the Kalamazoo Expo Center!


It’s the Cat’s Pajama’s! A 1920′s trend resurfaces in 2013


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By Allison Klausmeier

As college students, we see a fair share of students wearing pajamas in public every day. However, most of them dress this way due to a desire for comfort or a smidgen of laziness, but certainly not for the sake of fashion. Until recently, most people who considered themselves to be stylish and fashionable wouldn’t have been caught dead wearing nightgowns out to brunch or pajama pants to the grocery store, but now the 1920′s boudoir trend is popping up in unexpected places.

"My Bloody Valentine 3D" - Los Angeles Special Screening - Arrivals'Battleship' Japan PremiereRihanna and Jessica Alba recently wore pajama-inspired looks to red-carpet events and movie premiers. The look was also seen on the spring 2013 runways at both Rocha and Louis Vuitton.


The MODA Copacetic Couture Spring Fashion Show is this weekend, and you guessed it – the theme is the Roaring Twenties! See our decadent poster below for details. Fashion week festivities are underway, so check back for updates throughout the week.


Spring Cleaning: Making your old pieces new again


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By Kali Tolfa

Spring is in the air! Its about that time to go through your clothes and do some spring cleaning on your wardrobe. Instead of getting rid of all your old t-shirts and jeans, turn them into something new and fun for spring and summer!

Jean shorts with lace trim along the bottom are a hot trend this season, but can cost you the big bucks. Here’s a way to keep up with the latest trends, on a college budget.
The Freepeople shorts shown below will run you $88.

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Instead of buying those, you could cut old jeans into frayed shorts and sew your own lace trim along the bottom!

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Another option is to turn old t-shirts into fun headbands. See directions below:
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After you’ve chosen your t-shirts, you’ll need to cut 5 strips and sew the ends together.

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The next step is to tie an end, secure it with tape, and then braid:

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After a quick stitching of the ends together on a sewing machine, voila – You have a brand new headband!

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Another great idea is to cut up old t-shirts into a tie-front tank: this crop tank is perfect to pair with high-waisted shorts and skirts for the retro summer trend.

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Remember to get creative and think before you clean out your closet, because a whole new wardrobe could await you!

Adidas: from Sportswear to High Fashion


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By Dena Alobiedat 

Founded 89 years ago in Herzogenaurach, Germany, Adidas has become an athletic clothing company that is prominent in today’s fashion world. The sportswear label once synonymous with the three-striped logo has begun to spread its influence onto new territory: high fashion. With collaborations featuring designers such as Stella McCartney’s sleek styles for their sports performance clothing and Jeremy Scott’s innovative creations for their Originals collection clothing, Adidas has stepped onto runways with great success. Though they remain a sports-associated brand, Adidas has shown great versatility in their designs. Below are some of the looks for the Adidas 2013 Autumn/Winter Collection.



Find Adidas sportswear online here.

How to make a Delicious Green Protein Smoothie


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By Kali Tolfa

Picture 21I was skeptical at first when I was introduced to the idea of adding spinach, kale and other leafy greens to my delicious peanut butter protein shake, but once I tried it, I was hooked. Green smoothies are a quick and convenient way to get the protein and greens to you need post-workout, or even as a meal replacement.

Here’s what you need:

* 1 whole banana
* 2 handfuls of fresh spinach ( I keep mine in the freezer so it lasts as long as I need)
* 1 Tablespoon of organic peanut Butter, almond Butter, or cashew butter
* 1/2 cup of vanilla greek yogurt (or unsweetened greek yogurt that you can sweeten with stevia, a natural sugar substitute)
* splash of soy milk, unsweetened coconut milk, or almond milk
* Handful of ice cubes


* In blender or juicer, combine all ingredients. Blend the liquids first, slowly adding the solids.

* Blend well!

I like to add a little cinnamon and give it one last blend. The cinnamon adds a nice flavor, as well as helping to speed up your metabolism.

If peanut butter isn’t your thing, you can add a scoop of whey protein and add in frozen fruits like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries!
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Spring Makeup Trends


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By Allison Klausmeier

There are trends that will work for everyone when it comes to makeup this spring. But one thing is certain: simple, fresh looks are in!   


Makeup artists at shows for Stella McCartney (pictured below), Jason Wu, Burberry (pictured above), Ralph Lauren, and Lanvin all chose to send fresh faced models down the runway, each with one bright accent. Some shows featured bright blue and green liners on the eyes, and others, a simple red lip.


lanvinLanvin featured soft, smudged eyeliner for a bit of subtle drama (pictured above), while Ralph Lauren focused on flawless, radiant skin without any visible eye makeup (picutred below).


Each look is quite different from the next, but all are simple, easy and should have you looking gorgeous and out the door in just a few minutes!

Campus Style: Omar Diaz

By Malu Palma.

Walking around campus is inspiring! There are always stylish people around me.

Omar Diaz is one of them. The combination of a light blue shirt, grey jeans and combat boots was simple, comfortable and super trendy! omar3The brown belt and white watch gave the production an extra style touch:omarOmar is always rocking some fashionable outfits. How about you?

Who is gonna be the next fashionista spotted on campus?



Top Spring Accessory Trends

By Dena Alobiedat
In the upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 fashion season, apparel trends include stripes, oriental/Hawaiian themes, grunge, retro, bright colors, and bold graphics. To accentuate these fabulous apparel trends, designers got crafty with unique accessories.
This season, designers have taken this classic handbag and made it oversized as well as mini and added studs, clasps, and zippers.
Pictured below from left to right: Derek Lam, Cacharel, Dries Van Noten
Mini Handbags
Handbags have shrunken substantially this season with statement prints and small handles.
Pictured below from left to right: Micheal Kors, Marc Jacobs, Chanel

The bigger the better when it comes to this accessory trend. Totes this year are tall and wide with minimalistic styles.
Pictured below from left to right: Mulberry, J. Mendel, Alice + Olivia
Block Heels
Whether tall or short, this season’s groovy heel is sure to be wide and blocky. Designers have utilized disco-esque block heels in several variations, including boots and sandals.
Pictured below from left to right: Vivienne Westwood, Thakoon, Carven
Statement Sunglasses
For the 2013 season, designers have remixed this essential piece by outlining them with funky shapes and even playing with the tint of the shade using a variety of colors as well as metallics.
Pictured below from left to right: Tsumori Chisato, Iodice, Nina Ricci
MODA Style Blog does not own or claim any of these photos. 

Hot Spring Hairstyles

By Kali Tolfa 

Wondering how to spice up your hair for spring? Check out these looks hot off the runway, where it’s all about adding a little flair to your hair! From no-fuss ponytails to undone braids, these hairstyles are convenient for the busy fashionista.



As the Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs runways demonstrate above, don’t be afraid to accessorize with Jackie Onassis flair by adding a colorful headscarf to any look!



HAIR8Fun pastel accents have a new outlet in hair this season on the Oscar de la Renta runway! If you don’t want to try anything too permanent try this colorful pastel hair chalk from Free People for only $14.

HAIR5Mix up your usual middle part and take it to a deep side swept part to add drama to your going-out hairstyle.


Braids, braids, and more braids: with so many possible varieties, the Katniss Everdeen look of last summer hasn’t run its course yet. Play around with this messy fishtail like Tory Burch or get creative and combine it with any of the aforementioned hairstyles.


If you’re in a hurry and don’t have extra time to spend on hair, never fear because the classic low pony is your quick fix! (above photo: Christian Dior runway)


As for cut, keep it simple! Ultra long hair reminiscent of ancient goddesses and mermaids is in. Choose a blunt or layered cut – whatever works best for your facial shape. (above photo: Just Cavalli Spring 2013)


If simple isn’t your thing, try the slightly wild half-shaved head – there are many variations of this look, from Rihanna’s subtle patch to shaving the entire side of the head complete with razored designs on the shaved portion. The look is even possible without any shaving required – one side of the head can be made to appear shaved by slicking it down with lots of mousse. Fortunately, the shaved patch can be covered by the rest of the hair if necessary – but beware, this look is best for those endowed with thick hair!

MODA Style Blog does not own or claim any of these photos. 


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