SUIT DU JOUR | The Imagination: a Vehicle for Time-travel

If you could go back in time, who would you want to meet? And why? Whether you think about it religiously or not, there is a historical figure from the past who has significantly molded your present. We are shaped by the people who precede us and these people guide us to our destinations, no matter how subtle their presence may be in our minds. If I could go back in time, I would love to meet Helena Rubinstein– the woman who pioneered what is today called “make-up.”

SUIT DU JOUR | The Fanny Pack is Back

Fanny packs are making a comeback. When most people think of fanny packs, they think of tourists scrambling about unknown streets of some foreign city or hikers trekking along in the woods. Or in the case of Cornell University, you probably think of your friends making rounds along the slope on Slope Day. The name of this accessory — fanny packs —  does not accurately suit the typical use or function of accessory itself. In the 1980s, fanny packs were introduced into US fashion and traditionally worn from behind, above one’s buttocks.

Suit Du Jour | Believe It Or Not

You are what you wear. The clothes that you choose to wear everyday reflect who you are, where you have been and where you are going. The clothes that you wear reflect your current emotional state, level of intelligence, maturity and passion for life. While many could argue that dressing up is not for everyone and one’s passion for life is not necessarily measured in clothes, it is to some degree. Fashion is a silent means of communication that can reveal subtle yet significant aspects of a person’s identity and life aspirations (or lack thereof).

SUIT DU JOUR | Behind the Seams

Do you know what happens behind the seams? Think about the very T-shirt you are wearing, the socks that keep your feet warm, even the backpack that you just shrugged off your shoulder. Do you know where these products were made, who made them and how it is possible for them to be in your hands at this very moment? Unfortunately, fashion (like other industries), is a dirty business because the answers to certain questions we ought to know are inexplicit. In fact, the answers we ought to know are often ignored because consumerism gets the best of us.

KESTENBAUM | The Art of Letting Go


To let go is to be free. It is to completely detach from societal expectations and latch onto what you expect for yourself. It is the ability to separate the things that matter and the things that do not. The art of letting go is allowing yourself to figure out who you really are, what your voice and  true calling are in this short life that we all lead. How often do you feel at peace?