Curves on the Catwalk: An Inside Look at the Christian Siriano F/W ’17 Show

It’s NYFW!

I’m absolutely loving the jewel and blush tones at Christian Siriano, but what I love even more is the diversity on the runway! I interviewed my good friend and model Michelle Olson about her F/W ’17 debut, her new agency IMG Models, and her weekend snowboarding trips to Vermont.

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Bright Red Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial

Photography By: Tory Williams / Written By: IBT Girls

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to get dolled up! Wether you’re celebrating with your galentines or your S.O. it’s an excuse to add a little something special to your beauty routine. How about bombshell waves, sparkly eyes, and a bold red lip? Makeup artist Stacie, of Stacie Ford Weddings, offers this bright red Valentine’s Day makeup tutorial for that exact look. And to top it off, Styles on B New York shows us how to create glamorous waves. Together this look is equal parts fun, romantic, and bold, so you’ll feel totally confident and beautiful this V-Day.

New Chapter

The past few months have been a whirlwind of really exciting times. I finished up my fall newsroom internship and my last semester of undergrad. I completed my undergraduate thesis examining the relationship between social media and mental health (which if you are interested you can check out here). I graduated from CUNY SPS with my bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media. I was accepted to Columbia University’s postbac in psychology program, and yesterday I attended my first day of classes!

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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Everyone that knows me knows I’m obsessed with overnight oats. Ever since two of my best friends showed me how easy they are to make, I’ve eaten them for breakfast nearly every day. For those of you who don’t know what overnight oats are, they’re super simple! Instead of cooking oats on the stove, you soak them in a container overnight (I like using mason jars) and by morning (or after roughly six hours) they are ready to eat (no cooking or heating necessary)!

This makes them the perfect breakfast for those with a busy schedule. I make my oats the night before, and stash them in my bag for work. Overnight oats are also super filling and healthy. They’re easier to digest than cooked oats, higher in resistant starch, and super versatile. They keep me full and energized well past lunch, which is a huge bonus when working a long day.

Since Halloween is fast approaching, I decided to concoct a fall-inspired pumpkin-pie overnight oats creation! I took inspiration from what I had in my kitchen and the internet and made this super yummy breakfast. I eyeballed the ingredients, but for your sake will post the official recipe from Ambitious Kitchen below.

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In The Know – How I Stay on Top of Current Events

Growing up, I never paid attention to the news. I was always so concentrated on school, or sports, or my extracurricular activities that I felt I couldn’t keep up!

Over the past few years, my interest and work in journalism as well as my expanding worldview led me to realize that it is extremely important to know about what is going on in the world. When you read the news on a regular basis, not only can you carry on an intelligent conversation with others, but you start caring about more than just the small world that each of us lives in on a daily basis.

Luckily for us, these days there are a plethora of apps, newsletters, and services that make it so easy to keep up with current events! Here are a few of my favorites that I think you should definitely check out!

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