While we may not miss early morning classes, soul-less buffet-filled dining halls and Cup ‘O Noodle dinners, crazy roommates, or being piss poor, there are plenty of things we Frisky chicks miss about college. Freedom from the “real world” might just top that list. But coming in at a close second? Just how sexually liberating it was. Ah yeah, all those raging hormones, that freedom from the ‘rents, parties and flexible schedules equals time to explore sexually. That’s not to say our college years were like a big, happy, free-wheeling orgy (we were serious students, thank you very much). But from gettin’ it on in the common area to gettin’ in on with a group of coeds, this back-to-school time of year has us reminiscing about our wild ‘n’ crazy college sexcapades. We divulge
all some of these tales, after the jump. Keep reading »
Sharpen your pencils, little monsters: The University of Virginia is offering a class on Lady Gaga called “GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity.” Taught by grad student Christa Romanosky, the Lady Gaga class is a prerequisite course to essay writing on the theme of how the mama monster pushes social boundaries. Students will listen to Gaga’s music and watch her music videos, but also read about her influence on feminism and gender expression. UVA has also offered Harry Potter-themed classes to make prerequisite essay courses more interesting. Keep reading »
I have a lot of regrets about my college education.
I regret that tuition was $40,000 a year, so that my classmates were mostly rich, white kids. I regret that I am paying back thousands in student loans. I regret that my journalism program forced me to take an introductory class on reporting, even though I’d already written articles for my hometown newspaper for two years. I regret that I took two different photography classes, but haven’t snapped a single freakin’ photo since. I regret that I wasted time, money, and precious sanity on a required math class that gave me the anxiety attacks of your worst nightmares.
And most of all, I regret that I took as many gender and sexuality studies courses as I did. Keep reading »
Here’s a guaranteed way to secure your place as the coolest kid in school: Show up the first day with designer supplies by Marc Jacobs (watch out, Lisa Frank). Following the launch of his bookstore in NYC’s West Village (adorably named Bookmarc), MJ has created a small collection of back-to-school supplies in a similar bookish theme. Stock your desk with colored pencils, notebook-like storage tins, or even Marc Jacobs-branded Sharpies. Better yet, get the whole kit ‘n kaboodle with one of the pouches pre-filled with colorful pencils, pens, paper clips, erasers, and other note-taking accoutrement. Luckily, the prices aren’t that outlandish. The kits are $11-17, a plastic case with mini-colored pencils is $8, and a simple pack of red pencils is $9, which, OK is a lot to pay for pencils. But, small change for all the Gossip Girls out there.
What do you think of Marc Jacobs’ school supplies? See one more photo of the goods, after the jump … [Marc Jacobs] Keep reading »
“The girl who eats her feelings” is a new trend-setting clique to emulate, says W magazine’s recent piece on back-to-school style. If they were trying to describe the trend of wearing “curve-enhancing dresses worn with plenty of attitude,” why would they call that dressing like “the girl who eats her feelings”? That’s just … being curvy. Keep reading »
Is pre-Fourth of July too early to talk about back to school? Probably! Either way, Georgia Jagger, aka Mick Jagger’s daughter, gives readers of Vogue China a peek at what students may be wearing on chicer campuses this fall. That is, if a girl’s got a serious budget. The looks are an eclectic mix of autumnal colors and shots of crazy color, girly touches coupled with preppy tailoring, and high heels with high socks. Get a gander of a few more of the getups after the jump and tell us if you’d wear the likes of them when you go back to class. Keep reading »
Hurray! Despite the grim economic climate, there is good news for back to school style. Fashion forecasters and experts are predicting a trend that is easy on the eyes and wallet: individuality. Stylists are not predicting any new radical “must haves” clothes or “will die without” accessories. Instead, we are seeing familiar popular trends getting personalized twists. By now every gal has a pair of skinny jeans, but what she chooses to pair with it is the new X factor. This season, rather than buying an ensemble a store puts together, we suggest you opt for acting as your own stylist and highlight your own unique style. Luckily for you, the best way to find individuality is through shopping…in your closet. Nothing states your style as well as your favorite items from seasons past. Read our tips for the ultimate back to school shopping in your closet guide after the jump. Keep reading »
While we always hated going back to school, we loved the getting fresh school supplies part. So if these Swarovski crystal pencils had been around, we would have insisted on buying three packs. Sure, there’s no eraser on them, but who cares? Plus, we found the perfect equally shiny pencil case. Hmm…at $3295, maybe not, but a girl can dream, right? These pencils are a start. [$16.75 for five, The Spoon Sisters]
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It’s been years since I had a legitimate reason to do back-to-school shopping, but it’s practically Pavlovian how I always get the urge to update my wardrobe as soon as the slightest breeze whips through the end of summer. And what’s a back-to-school shopping spree without a brand-new bag? This year, I’m craving the Robert Le Héros Besace messenger bags. With their rich, modern colors, and bold but feminine patterns, they’re perfect for lugging around all my books and essentials. So what if none of my books are from the required reading list? [£109, Egg Mercantile] Keep reading »