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Shopping Goes Social with Plurchase October 28, 2009

Filed under: Fashion,Media Commentary — tiffsiu @ 7:21 pm

Plurchase Site

By: Tiffany Siu

Shopping and social media effectively combine on Plurchase. Love to shop online, but wish you can take all of your friends with you to get their opinion? Well Plurchase is your answer. While shopping on Zappos, you can ask your friends if they think you’ll trip on that four-inch heel or if you’ll really look like your grandmother with that loafer on. When you go to the Pluchase site, it will direct you to Zappos and provide you a link that you can share with your friends. Once your friends click on that link, they will be able to log on and see that boot, heel, flat, or sneaker that you are trying to decide which credit card to put it on. Go check it out and let us know what you think!

 

Opening Ceremony Takes a Walk on the “Wild” Side October 4, 2009

Filed under: Fashion — NYU WIC @ 9:45 pm

By Colleen Hagerty

You’ve read the book. You’ve seen the trailers. You’ve heard the entirely tailored soundtrack. And now you can… wear the clothes?

To help tide fans over until the debut October 16, Opening Ceremony has just released a limited-edition line inspired by the beloved children’s book and upcoming film Where the Wild Things Are. The line—designed in collaboration with the film’s director, Spike Jonze—debuted in Opening Ceremony stores and online this past Monday, September 28.

I admit I was entirely skeptical when I first heard about this idea, as adorably drawn monsters do not exactly scream “fashion” to me. But I was very, very wrong. Against all odds, the line is edgy, unique, and even (for the most part) wearable. With pieces ranging from vests and jackets for women to coats for men and even a unisex version of Max’s iconic animal playsuit, there is definitely something for anyone looking to make their wardrobe a bit “wilder”.

So whether you are looking for a great, trendy piece to add to your daily wardrobe or even to find a Halloween costume early (as I’m assuming most of us wouldn’t wear that playsuit on a daily basis), Opening Ceremony is definitely the place to go to satisfy your cravings for fashion and fun.

 

Over-The-Knee Boot Round Up September 29, 2009

Filed under: Fashion — NYU WIC @ 10:20 pm

By Alix Turoff

Some may say leather is my middle name. My father once commented that the only thing I need is a leather bag to go over my head and my look would be complete. I romp around Washington Square park in my leather motorcycle jacket, I hit the town in strapless leather dresses and I walk the stairs to the tents of Bryant Park Fashion week in Jeffrey Campbell’s Opening Ceremony inspired leather cut-out wedges.

With the strange not-quite-summer but definitely not fall weather, I’ve had a dilemma getting dressed in the morning. I’m not ready to put away the Kain tanktops or breezy summer dresses but I can’t wait to start working some of this fall’s trends. So, I came up with an alternative: I would pair my newly purchased over-the-knee boots (Wanted’s Babel Black $99- A steal when compared with similar styles) with all the summer clothes that I’m not quite ready to part with.

Okay, so I “die’ over Taylor’s Stella McCartney thigh-highs that she pairs with everything on the Rachel Zoe Report but let’s be honest, an unpaid intern can’t really afford a pair of $1500 boots so instead I did what I do best: bargain hunted.

Here are some of my favorite picks to fit every budget:

http://www.wantedshoes.com/shop/Boots/babel/Black/
STEAL: Babel in Black – $99

http://www.wantedshoes.com/shop/Boots/babel/Black

Jimmy Choo - $1,195
SPLURGE: Jimmy Choo – $1,195

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/48691

Verbana - $35
STEAL: Verbana – $35

http://stores.makemechic.com/Items/verbana01-blk?sck=12040992&caSKU=verbana01-blk&caTitle=Verbana01%20Zippered%20Thigh-High%20Boot%20BLACK

SPLURGE: Chloe - $1,295
SPLURGE: Chloe – $1,295

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/48554

STEAL: Furge - $33
STEAL: Furge – $33

http://stores.makemechic.com/Items/furge02-blkpu?sck=12040992&caSKU=furge02-blkpu&caTitle=Furge02%20Stretchy%20Latex%20Thigh-High%20Boot%20BLACK

SPLURGE: Stella McCartney - 41,385
SPLURGE: Stella McCartney – $1,385

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/48898

 

Successful Deloitte Panel! September 24, 2009

Filed under: WIC Events — tiffsiu @ 11:05 pm

On Monday September 21, Women in Communication co-hosted the Deloitte Women in Consulting Panel with Undergraduate Stern Women in Business and Phi Chi Theta. We had a wonderful turn-out and learned a lot about the world of consulting!

Deloitte Consulting is broken up into 3 practices: Strategy & Operations, Technology, and Human Capital. The Strategy & Operations practice solves the companies core strategical business problems. The technology practice deals with companies functional and technical technology problems relating to it’s company processes. The Human Capital practice deal with the people issues within and outside a company.

One big takeaway from the panel was Deloitte’s investment into it’s employees. Through WIN, it’s Women Initiative, Deloitte strives to provide women with every opportunity to advance through its company, this can be done with programs like “dialing down” or taking time off for children or family.

Like to travel? Consulting at Deloitte will take you all over the nation and world. There are many opportunities to advance by taking assignments outside of New York, but if you’re wary of travel, consulting might not be the career for you.

Deloitte consulting takes students from a variety of backgrounds, you don’t have to be in the business school to apply!

Find more information here: http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_US/us/Services/consulting/index.htm

 

Deloitte Women in Consulting Panel September 9, 2009

Filed under: WIC Events — NYU WIC @ 11:31 pm

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A CAREER IN CONSULTING?

 

Deloitte Flyer

 

 

 

Join us on Monday, September 21, 2009 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Tisch Hall (Room TBD) to learn more about Deloitte’s prestigious Consulting Division and mingle with recruiters from the firm. A panel of female consultants from Deloitte will be there to share their experiences and answer your questions.

 

Please dress professionally. All majors are welcome.

 

 


 

RSVP on the Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129340093313&ref=ts

Learn more about Deloitte Consulting at www.deloitte.com

 

This event is being co-sponsored by WIC, Phi Chi Theta, and Undergraduate Stern Women in Business.

Refreshments will be served. 

 

WIC at Club Fest 2009 September 8, 2009

Filed under: WIC Events — NYU WIC @ 11:02 am

WIC logo

 

 

Visit our table at NYU’s annual Club Fest on Thursday, September 10th from 2-7 PM at Coles Sports Center, 181 Mercer Street.

 

Meet the 2009-2010 E-Board, find out more about our plans for this semester, and  learn how you can get involved with WIC this year, including becoming a Lit Up contributor.

 

Help us reach out to new members: encourage your friends who are into communications to check us out!

 

See you there!

 

 

Twitter- Pointless? August 12, 2009

Filed under: Media Commentary — tiffsiu @ 10:19 pm

A new study released today found that 40% of tweets are pointless. What do you think? Is twitter a way to get real time news and updates or just a fad? See below for the “Tweeting Toilet.”