Citrus Couture

October 10, 2014 - 3:39pm
SU alumna Emme Aronson’s initiative, Fashion Without Limits, works to change the conception of body size in high fashion.

The first limit that Syracuse University alumna Emme Aronson’s initiative, Fashion Without Limits, ran into was mannequin size. Emme approached SU professor Jeffrey Mayer about offering students an opportunity to create clothes for the size 16 model.

“I said, ‘Well, the problem we are going to have is that our dress forms are all size 6 or 8,’” Mayer said.

October 6, 2014 - 11:25am
A graduate of the architecture school designs Blueprint Blazer for a crowdfunding website.

Brandon Stevens, a 2011 graduate from Syracuse University School of Architecture, is putting his design skills to the test – not in building, but in fashion.

He’s the proud maker of the Blueprint Blazer, a piece designed for on-the-go architects.  The stylish, yet functional, frock incorporates all things important to today’s modern architect: polish and precision.

October 14, 2013 - 2:12pm
Post-Standard intern and Art Journalism graduate student Alejandra Acuna gives the skinny about covering fashion in Syracuse.

Syracuse Fashion Weekend has quickly become the talk of town. I was at the event as a journalist, a fashion-lover, and a student all at the same time, which gave me a new perspective to the intertwined limbs of culture, style, and education. Syracuse is a city that is sprouting with talent trying to find a new angle in the creative world of runways.

Being an intern for The Post-Standard has put me in some pretty awesome situations. On Friday, my task was to cover Syracuse Fashion Weekend, and it has been quite the adventure.

September 25, 2013 - 9:27pm
The Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week showcased trends for hair just as well as clothes. Check out this coming Spring's top choices for how to switch up that ponytail.

Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week designers not only showcased their spring fashion lines last week, but they also gave us a brief display of what hairstyles to be rocking when it begins to warm up outside. Lucky for us, we have six months to experiment with, and perfect, each new style before it’s actually show time.  Below is a list of this spring’s go to hair trends and complimentary tips on how to wear them for the best results! 

September 11, 2013 - 3:36pm
Missed out on NYC fashion week? Learn what you need to know (and wear) now.

For those of you who are not in tune with social media, don’t watch TV, or have been living under a rock, the Mercedes-Benz Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week is underway and lucky for you there are two more days of this fashion madness!

We are five days in to one of the biggest weeks in the Iron Grid City, where designers and models alike are working over time to give the world a little glimpse into what marvelous trends and styles are coming their way in 2014.

March 7, 2013 - 5:11pm
Anxious to escape monochrome winter fashion? Neons and bold black and white stripes are around the corner.

If you're like me, you are extremely impatient for warmer weather and sunny skies to start appearing. Along with better weather, I can't wait to ditch my unflattering black parka in exchange for jackets, sandals and t-shirts. It seems as thought the fashion world has heard my pleas for happier clothes, and it has responded by tossing in every bright, intense color imaginable in a storm of pinks, greens, reds and blues, and it's also throwing in some bold black and white stripes to the mix. Welcome to Spring 2013 ladies (and gentlemen, I suppose).

February 26, 2013 - 2:08pm
After everyone goes home with their golden statues, who wins the real award - Best Dressed?

Now that all the Oscar winners and losers have packed up their frothy sequined dresses, who won the most important award of all - best dressed?

To get started in this most important assesment, I've broken it down into categories: first, the winners.

 

Winners:

Naomi Watts - Armani Privé

The beautiful, albeit unusual architectural detailing on the shoulder make this dress an Oscar contender.

 

 

February 13, 2013 - 6:11pm
Picking out an outfit for your dreamy Valentine's Day date can be stressful, but Citrus Couture has suggestions to make your date a little easier.

Date Outfit for Valentine's Day

February 8, 2013 - 12:22pm
Creatures of the Wind and Richard Chai Love lead the pack for the fall 2013 collections.

The Fall 2013 season kicked off yesterday in NYC with BCBG Max Azria, Creatures of the Wind, Richard Chai Love, and Rachel Comey as some of the standouts from the first day. 

Creatures of the Wind were lauded for their sparkly Tabitha Simmons/Swarovski collaboration shoes, with popular fashion news site Fashionista proclaiming the clothes the most "cohesive, mature and wearable" that the team has made to date. Richard Chai took a different route than he normally does and went with a more buttoned-up, military-style collection. 

October 26, 2012 - 10:20am
In a pinch to find a Halloween ensemble? Here are three ideas that take minimal effort and cash.

Not everyone wants to dress like a slut on Halloween.

In college, it’s expected that most girls will dress up as some variation of cat, cop, witch or any current pop culture reference that allows them to wear the least amount of clothes. In October.

In Syracuse, the common sight is half naked girls (and guys) strutting the streets shivering and shuffling to the next party just to warm up. Guys and girls: if you’re searching for a last minute costume, here are some options that will save your dignity and keep your body temperature up.