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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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Oscar Fashion Recap

Happy Monday all! As I’m sure you know, the Academy Awards were last night. Unfortunately I was unable to watch, but the Internet has gotten me caught up on the red carpet fashion. Let’s discuss, shall we?

Lupita Nyong’o: Wowza does she look stunning. The actress won Best-Supporting Actress for her work in Twelve Years As Slave, and apparently gave an incredible acceptance speech. Unfortunately, Youtube removed any recordings of said speech, so I can’t share it with you. Anyhow, her skin looks flawless, she looks like Cinderella, and she won an Oscar. SHE’S ON FIRE!

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Jennifer Lawrence: Everyone and their mother loves Jennifer Lawrence, myself included, but something about her outfit seems a bit off to me. The little flaps on both sides remind me a bit of a mermaid, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Also, her hair makes me feel kind of funny. She is still a wonderful human and an incredibly talented actress.

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Emma Watson: Emma Watson is tied with James Franco for my number one celebrity crush, so naturally I am obsessed with her look. Her hair reaches that perfect balance between effortlessly tousled and kempt, while her dress is classically chic. Keep doing you Emma, keep doing you.

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Pharrell Williams: Pharrell…what’s happening here? The musician sported a classic tuxedo on top, paired with a pair of tuxedo shorts on bottom. I think perhaps this look could work on amore casual occasion, but the shorts make me wonder, is he pharreal?

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Benedict Cumberbatch: I don’t know anything about this British actor, other than the Internet loves him. His outfit looked appropriate for the occasion, but the real winning moment was when he photobombed this photo.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt: JGL ties with Ezra Koenig for my second place celebrity crush, so once again, I am digging his threads. He looks as classic and clean as always, and the look on his face looks as if he hears me calling his name off in the distance.

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Another noteworthy bit of the evening was how Ellen ordered pizza for everyone, and how the selfie she took blew up Twitter.

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

*All photos courtesy of Yahoo.com

First Model in a Wheelchair Works Runway

Happy Friday everyone! New York Fashion Week was this past week, and for the first time in fashion history, a model in a wheelchair rocked the runway.

Danielle Sheypuk, a psychologist turned fashion model from New York, worked the runway during a Carrie Hammer show during Fashion Week, making herself the first model to grace any runway in a wheelchair. Sheypuk met Hammer at a cerebral palsy luncheon in 2013, and the two became buds. Although Sheypuk is a psychologist, she always had an interest in fashion, so she and Hammer bonded over their love of fashion. Hammer came up with the idea of having a show of “Role Models, Not Runway Models,” featuring “every day” women rather than typically trained models, and asked Sheypuk to participate.

Photo courtesy of Yahoo.com

Photo courtesy of Yahoo.com

The fashion industry has been doing more and more lately to break the standard of having a typical model involved in their campaigns and runway shows. Earlier this year, Diesel used wheelchair ridden model Jillian Mercado for a campaign, while model Kelly Knox, who was born without a forearm, was used in a fashion spread in British Vogue. Commercially, stereotypical beauty standards are also being questioned. As I mentioned here, Aerie recently launched an ad campaign in which they did not retouch any of their photos.

Sheypuk was the first model in a wheelchair in the history of the fashion industry to grace any runway. This first is a huge moment in the industry, and the fact that this debut was during New York Fashion Week, one of the largest known fashion events in the world, is huge. The modeling industry, which typically sets unrealistic, idealized standards of beauty, is more consistently featuring normal, relatable women as their models. Having models who look like the women and men buying the products makes the most sense logically, and the fact that this has been happening more and more often is incredibly significant and inspiring. The fashion industry is making changes, and it makes me excited.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading :)