The Loft: "Echo Chic"
Dwellers: Addavail Coslett, Isabel Cowles, Emily Rothschild
Unique fixtures: Balconies, high ceilings, name recognition, street cred, funky residents
Persona: Aloof intellectual/lover
Famous person it most channels: Edie Sedgwick
They say: "Shabby chic erring on the side of shabby"
The verdict: We heart the Loft.
The Nipple (Quad): "Tsarina Bohemian"
Dweller: Hillary Levine
Unique fixtures: Circular shape, DIY organizing, magazine decoupage, messy roommate, location (the famed and mythical Quad)
Persona: Semi-prespubescent artsy GF
Famous person it most channels: Lolita
She says: "It's whatever you want it to be."
The verdict: Best part of the Nipple.
A) Halloween is a Jewish word meaning, "Yiddish sex and candy party." The celebration dates back to the discoveries of alcohol, the "sugar high," and permissive sexual behavior in 669 BC, when the first man-whore mounted the first she-slut in the Promised Land.
What year are you and what's your major?
I'm a senior, and I'm an urban studies major.
Where are you from?
I'm from Brooklyn.
Trick or Treat?
What was your best Halloween costume?
When I was seven, I dressed up as a candy cane.
The culturally observant and 'oh so wise' film Mean Girls told us all that "Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." But this fall, rather than dressing up like those dime a dozen dime-store whores again you can do something creative and be a thrift-store hoarder.
Worried about balancing your yin and yang during the sugar-loaded and provocative Halloween season? By taking a few simple precautions, one can ensure a harmonious night of terror and mischief.
1 Choose your undergarments wisely.
A doppelganger, your eerie likeness, body double or evil twin, can show up anywhere: in New Jersey, on Locust Walk, in another social scene, in another realm, during time travel.... They can bring news of impending catastrophe, or even foreshadow your death!
Call me Ishmael. Never mind. This is my book. Call me Isabel. And call this article my first novel. In my Intro to Comparative Literature class (a requirement I'd neglected until this penultimate semester) three enthusiastic students -- all freshmen -- ardently flailed spread palms in the air in response to the professor's inquiry as to who among us had written a book.
This summer I had the good fortune of landing an internship that I actually enjoyed. Working in public relations and licensing for Vera Wang not only exposed me to several facets of fashion design and marketing, but the perks have also followed up -- most recently, allowing me to attend the show in New York this past week.
What do you do when the sweatshop goes out to lunch? Osh! Kosh! By! Gosh! Do it yourself. Even if you can't magnadoodle your class notes in perfect calligraphy, you still should shake it up, and do a little something creative once in a while.