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Rihanna Named Creative Director of Puma

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It was recently announced that Rihanna has enter a multi-year partnership with Puma. According to WWD, Rihanna will act as the activewear brand’s creative director and global ambassador starting in January 2015.

Bjørn Gulden, Puma’s top executive, discussed the decision to partner with Rihanna:

“Her global profile, her charisma and individuality, her ambition — all these things make her a perfect brand ambassador for our brand. Rihanna is an icon for the young consumer — male and female. Obviously, the age group between 14 and 25 is what we are all targeting, and she speaks to that.”

Rihanna will be overseeing Puma’s women’s line, and is involved in the design process for both apparel and shoes. She will also be the face of the company’s fall 2015 ad campaign.

Your thoughts?

What do you think about Rihanna working with Puma? Do you think the two are a good match? Are you excited to see what she’ll design for Puma? As always, let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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TV Fashion Recap: Modern Family and The Vampire Diaries

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TV Fashion Recap is a biweekly column featuring the best of TV fashion. Every other week, we recreate our favorite outfits from the most recent episodes of all of the hottest shows. Stay tuned; we may feature your favorite show next!

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Every other week, I break down the best of TV fashion, featuring my favorite looks from the last two weeks. This week, I was inspired by Modern Family and The Vampire Diaries. Read on to see both looks:

1. Modern Family (Season 6, Episode 10): Haley’s Sequined Skirt and Leather Jacket

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Modern Family is one of those shows where you can turn on a random episode and you’ll end up laughing so hard that you cry. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a mockumentary-style comedy about, you guessed it, the “modern family” in all its variations.

The characters are hilarious and heartwarming, so it’s a show that’s genuinely fun and relaxing. Don’t get me wrong, I love my dramatic crime shows, but sometimes it’s nice to watch something that is guaranteed to cheer you up. If you haven’t tuned in, I highly recommend giving Modern Family a try.

Modern Family Outfit
Product Info: Tank, Jacket, Necklace, Skirt, Earrings, Shoes, Nail Polish, Purse

I’m still waiting for the opening of a club where it’s acceptable to wear yoga pants and high school track sweatshirts (and you have the option of sitting in a booth and having Netflix marathons), but until then, I’m consoling myself with pretty sequined outfits for nights out on the town. Haley‘s outfit is really versatile – you can make it work for an evening date or a trip out to the bar with friends.

To recreate the look, start with a sequined skirt and a pale pink tank. Wear a fitted leather jacket to keep warm and add a bit of edge to the ensemble. Wearing booties allows you the option of adding fleece tights, but strappy heels work too. Accessorize with a pair of oversized stud earrings and a layered necklace. Grab a small black clutch for your wallet, phone, and keys. Finish the look with a sophisticated yet fun metallic nail polish.

2. The Vampire Diaries (Season 6, Episode 10): Bonnies’ Moto Jacket and Floral Skirt

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I’m a casual fan of The Vampire Diaries – I can’t watch it too often because love triangles stress me out (I’m Team Delena all the way – Stefan can console himself by dating me instead), but the gruesome storylines, suspense, and plot twists just keep me coming back for more vampiric drama. Let’s be real, the beautiful eye candy helps too – I’m talking about the fashion, obviously….

The Vampire Diaries fashion
Product Info: Sweater, Floral Dress, Jacket, Necklace, Tights, Flats, Bracelet

When I saw Bonnie‘s outfit, a perfect mix of edgy and girly pieces, I immediately fell in love. It’s comfortable and casual, but still dressy enough for an evening get-together with friends. To recreate the look, start with a red floral skater skirt or dress – I’d wear the dress for an extra layer in the winter. Pair it with a loose gray sweater and an embellished motorcycle jacket. The contrasting textures really add dimension to the outfit.

Grab a pair of fleece tights (my best friend in winter) and a pair of flats or booties; Bonnie chose white sneakers, but in the slushy streets of Michigan, it just isn’t practical this time of year. Complete the ensemble with a delicate necklace and a small bracelet to contrast the edgy moto jacket.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of these looks? Did we miss any amazing outfits from the past week of TV? Which shows do you think deserve a spot on the next TV Fashion Recap post? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

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How to Style an Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Over the years, wearing the most hideous, tacky, over-the-top Christmas sweater has become a new holiday tradition of sorts, and odds are you’ve probably been invited to at least one Ugly Christmas Sweater party this season.

If you celebrate Christmas, you’ve probably scoured your local thrift shops and Etsy for the holy grail of all ugly Christmas sweaters. Or maybe you’ve even DIYed your own. But now what? How will you wear that delightfully gaudy sweater? Never fear, I’ve come up with four Ugly Christmas Sweater party-worthy looks inspired by my favorite holiday music. Scroll down for styling inspiration and a whole lot of Christmas cheer.

Note: While I realize that the ugly sweater tradition is mostly associated with Christmas, it is not my intention to exclude those who celebrate other seasonal holidays. You can find ugly holiday sweaters for Hanukkah and we encourage anyone who celebrates Ramadan or Kwanza to try DIY-ing their own. At College Fashion we are full supporters of Christmahannukwanzadan!

Jingle Bell Rock

Ugly Christmas sweater look 1
DIY Christmas Sweater Kit | Knee High Socks | Christmas Sweater Wine Koozies | Ankle Boots | Skater Skirt

This edgy look is one of my favorites, and further proves my point that a skater skirt can instantly make anything look more chic. You can find this ugly Christmas sweater kit at your local Target (bonus: it’s currently on sale!) and create a one-of-a-kind sweater that will make all of your friends jealous.

Pair it with a faux leather skater skirt, black knee-high socks, and ankle boots. And for the over-21 crowd, don’t forget to bring these adorable Christmas Sweater wine koozies to the party!

Candy Cane Christmas

Ugly Christmas sweater look 3
Crop Top | Jeans | Christmas Vest | Ankle Boots

At first glance, this ugly Christmas vest might look more like something your grandma would wear (no offense grandma!), but a little creative styling will have you ready for any sort of holiday festivities. Take a trip down candy cane lane by layering the vest over a red crop top, then pair it with high-waisted jeans.

Complete the outfit with ankle boots and you’ll be all set. The only thing that could make you look more festive is a delicious holiday latte in hand.

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Ugly Christmas sweater look 2
Heeled Boots | Christmas Sweater | Elf Hat | Tights | Tulle Skirt

If you find yourself at a slightly classier holiday party, this is the perfect look for you. Who said ugly Christmas sweaters had to be casual? Take a cue from Zoey Deschanel in the movie Elf (sidenote: this is the best scene ever) and tuck your ugly Christmas sweater into a classy tulle skirt.

To complete the outfit, throw on tights and black stiletto boots. The elf hat is entirely optional (although strongly encouraged). Bonus points if you take an #elfie or two with your friends!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Ugly Christmas sweater look 4
Knee High Socks | Reindeer Santa Hat | Jeans | Christmas Sweater | Riding Boots

What’s cuter than a pug wearing reindeer ears? You in a sweater with a pug wearing reindeer ears on it, that’s what. This is the most casual of the four looks, but it’s certainly not the least festive. Pair your sweater with jeans, as well as cheeky holiday socks to peek out from your riding boots. Finish the outfit off with a Rudolph-approved Santa hat.

What do you think?

Here are at CF, we wish you happy holidays filled with lots of cheer and hopefully an ugly Christmas sweater or two. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Will you be heading to any ugly Christmas sweater parties this holiday season? How do you plan to wear your ugly Christmas sweater? Let us know!

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