A Love Letter To SCAD’s Finals Fashion Show

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Dear sartorial-slaying, fashion-majoring seniors of Savannah College of Art and Design,

I am writing you a head-over-designer-heels love letter (well, blog post) re: the awesomeness I witnessed during SCAD FASHWKND.

My blood pressure levels have yet to chill out and my search for my lost mind is ongoing as a result of the whirlwind of a weekend. In other words, I scored the golden ticket to SCAD’s annual Fashion Show, where 43 selected seniors participated in SCAD's final showcase.  

Friday’s fashion show took place outside on SCAD’s gorgeous main campus in gorgeous Savannah, Georgia, where each designer presented up to three head-turning looks. (I prefer to call them lewks.) The models, all SCAD students, stormed the runway like they were all winners of America’s Next Top Model, which makes sense since their strutting coach was none other than Miss J Alexander, who’s been coaching SCAD seniors for years. Besides designing and modeling, students also were in charge of the show’s soundtrack, the lighting, the casting, photographing the show... every little thing. 

Saturday morning, I was off to Atlanta to hit up SCAD’s ATL campus, where the same students showed their looks via a presentation. I’ve witnessed presentations that took place at many an interesting venue (parking garages, horse-racing tracks, a front-row situated in a swimming pool), but SCAD ATL killed it by giving their classroom hallways a major makeover. It all was an overwhelming, sensory overload, albeit in a good, goosebumps-inducing kind of trippy dream way. 

The locker- and painting-lined hallways gave off labyrinthian madhouse vibes—or something. I’d walk a few steps and find myself in a beauty salon where student designer-clad models were reading fashion magazines, sitting under old-school beauty shop dryers. I’d turn the hallway, and there’d be models in funky flapper-ish dresses dancing under disco balls and strobe lights. But the models rocking the zaniest of lewks struck a pose in front of walls glued with multicolored Chuck E. Cheese-y balls and swung on swing sets (designed by SCAD students, of course) as JLo’s “On The Floor” played on loop. (Yas, queens!) My favorite moment featured just one (very cute, hi!) male model wearing an oversized, deconstructed AF getup, lounging on a bench, covered in a Starbursts explosion. A+! Yum! 

The talent (everything was hand-sewn!) and the drive of the students were get-your-shit-together kinds of inspiring. Also inspiring was David LaChapelle’s words of wisdom for the students and artists in general. (LaChapelle was honored with the SCAD Étoile award and also gave an in-depth presentation, in which he danced behind a podium to Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder as he flipped through his iconic images, which were massively projected behind him.) In short, the iconic artist basically called BS on the whole staying “relevant” thing; what’s actually important, he explained, is staying true to yourself, evolving as an artist, making work that's meaningful to you—and finding peace and balance in this chaotic world with its social media mania. (And sometimes even disconnecting hard-core, which he did by moving to Maui, Hawaii, years ago.) 

“As artists, what can you say that’s yours and what do you love? And to answer those questions, the only way you can do that is to turn everything off.” So true.

For all you SCAD students, your years of studying, sketching, and designing really paid off with these unique, forward-thinking, must-own-now designs. It's all happening.

To celebrate, y’all really should soak up the sun on summer break. I have a feeling that many high fashion job interviews/international fashion week awaits you, so go on and indulge in endless fried green tomatoes and/or fried chicken and/or red velvet waffles. Yes, Georgia REALLY knows how to throw it down in the kitchen. (I have a feeling the chefs are SCAD graduates. Talk about multitalented.) 

The future of fashion belongs to you. Remember us when you’re famous. 


Here are some of our favorite looks gallery: 

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From selling probiotic supplements to picture frames and umbrellas

A Kardashian-level of success doesn't happen overnight, and it certainly doesn't happen without proper planning. Kim Kardashian West clearly knows this because, according to TMZ, she has already filed for trademark protection on the name of her two-week-old baby, Psalm West. From personal appearances and entertainment services to probiotic supplements and scrunchies, she is leaving no stone unturned in terms of possible business opportunities.

Apparently, all of the Kardashian parents file these kinds of trademark protections for their kids even if the businesses never come to fruition. It's done as a precautionary measure to keep others from profiting off of their name and to make sure that, should they ever want to start a business, they don't have to worry about someone else getting to it first. The sheer length of this list speaks to the huge earning potential of baby Psalm, who can't even control his own neck muscles yet, let alone go into business. Still, this brings a whole new meaning to "securing the bag."

Below, a list of all the things Kardashian West is seeking usage rights for.

Hair accessories












Hair extensions

Ornamental novelty pins

Entertainment services

Personal appearances

Skin care

Probiotic supplements

Toy figures

Doll accessories

Computer software


Baby bottles






Skin moisturizers



Bubble bath


Body powders

Shower gels

Body oils

Skin serums

Nail polish

Nail polish remover

Nail care preparations



Toy jewelry

Toy cameras

Toy food

Bath toys

Baby gyms

Playground balls

Electronic action toys

Baby bouncers

Baby changing tables

Baby walkers




Picture frames


Baby carriers

Cosmetic bags

Toiletry cases

Duffle bags




Key chains



photo albums



Writing utensils

Collectible trading cards

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Well, actually it's crocodile, but she looks out of this world so...

Winnie Harlow walked the Cannes red carpet on Wednesday on her way to a screening of Oh Mercy!, wearing a showstopping gown.

The sheer black dress featured green embroidery on the front and back, which Ralph and Russo confirmed was in the shape of a crocodile. She belted the dress with a black crocodile skin-like belt and finished the look off with some strappy heels. She didn't leave it at just that. For beauty, Harlow packed on full lids of sparkly purple eyeshadow. She kept her hair sleek and simple.

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Though the brand says otherwise, as Game of Thrones fans, we'd like to think the embroidery is reminiscent of a dragon's skin. Not to mention, Harlow looks out-of-this-world beautiful in it.

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That denim kimono!!

Marion Cotillard shut down the Cannes red carpet on Wednesday at a screening for Matthias Et Maxime. Instead of an extravagant gown that's expected of the event, Cotillard wore a matching black crop top and shorts. Despite wearing an outfit I typically don to a hot yoga class, she looks incredible. She completed the look with an oversized denim kimono, a statement necklace, and heeled booties.

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At first, I was drawn in by the crop top and hotpants duo, but, after looking closer at the kimono, it's clear that it's the real scene-stealer. The floor-length Balmain piece was decorated with artful rips and dragon motifs. I would like to live in it.

Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Let's all bow down to the Khaleesi of Cannes.

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"It doesn't make you weak to ask for help"

Singer Billie Eilish is continuing to open up about mental health, this time in a new PSA video in partnership with the Ad Council and Seize the Awkward.

In the video, Eilish insists that "it doesn't make you weak to ask for help." She doubles down on the importance of asking for help, and stresses the importance of friends and family being there when their close ones reach out and checking in on them as well. "You should be able to ask anyone for help, everyone has to help someone if they need it." According to Eilish, there have been times when someone reached out to her at the exact moment she needed it, and it helped.

It was particularly refreshing to see Eilish acknowledge that there are things she still doesn't know and has to learn about her mental health. At the very beginning of the video, the interviewer asks her to reflect on her mental health journey, and all Eilish can do is let out chortle. "I think when people hear, 'Remember to take care of your mental health,' they think that everyone else is, and that is not at all accurate," she admitted. "You know, for me I'm trying to learn still to make sure that I stay okay."

Check out the PSA below.

Billie Eilish On Mental Health & Friendship | Ad Council

Photograph via @kimkardashian.


Kim Kardashian has definitely been accused of borrowing a design now and then. But when Instagram influencer and Kardashian look-alike Kamilla Osman claimed the entrepreneur copied her birthday look for a Met Gala after-party, Kardashian was not going to let it fly—and shared plenty of photo evidence to shut down the claim.

Fashion industry watchdog Diet Prada first noticed Osman's claims on Instagram and shared side-by-side images of Kardashian's Cher-inspired outfit designed by Mugler and Osman's dress. "Never get confused with who 'inspires' who. They won't give you credit but they will copy," Osman wrote on her IG story. "I designed this dress for my birthday last year. Nobody had a dress like this was an original design."

Kardashian responded by posting the true inspiration behind her look: images of Cher, in similarly sparkly, plunging-neckline dresses and wigs, and of model Yasmeen Ghauri walking a Mugler show in the '90s. In fact, the only similarity between Osman's and Kardashian's looks is the bodycon mini-dress style, which the two are not the first to wear. Among the images, Kardashian included a blank slide with the hashtag "NotOnMyMoodBoard," making it clear that this was in response to Osman's claims.

Screenshot via @KimKardashian Instagram Stories

Screenshot via @KimKardashian Instagram Stories

Though I am with Kim on this one, Kardashian does have a history of co-opting other people's work. From being sued over her Kimoji app, to claims she copied makeup palettes and perfume bottle designs, to being accused of copying Naomi Campbell's entire style, it's far from the first (and probably, far from the last) time Kardashian's name will be mentioned like this.