Being an Icon: Derby styling explored



Originally posted on It's Chippy.:

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“Andre, do you want the black or hot pink next?” “Andre, what lip do you want?” At a upscale home on the outskirts of Louisville, Andre Wilson was the man of the evening. As a personal stylist and founder of Louisville-based company “Style Icon,” Wilson was brought to the home for one reason: a Derby photo shoot. “Today we’re planning a photo shoot for one of my clients, Kathryn Allen Couture Handbags,” explained Wilson between model changes. Allen’s specialty is exotic skin handbags – cobra, crocodile and stingray are all options. The bags were combined with hats and dresses from Sunny Daize Boutique to create unique Derby looks. “I’m here kind of here styling and (acting as) creative director of the shoot and we’re going to do something special today,” said Wilson. Over a span of two hours, Wilson oversaw a series of model changes, each with a different classy dress…

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How to make the most of your freshman year: U of L edition

Originally posted on It's Chippy.:

An unknown person approached me through a friend with a simple question: what is your brutally honest opinion of the University of Louisville?

I was quick to type out a quick response with how everything here is great, and I erased just as quickly. Not because it isn’t true, but because it isn’t true for everyone. After thinking about it for a second, I made the decision to double-blog this week to truly answer this question.

Let me be clear: this blog’s purpose is twofold – to give my opinion while telling how to get the best experience at U of L. In typical Chippy fashion, I’m turning the post into a bit of a list because readers like those.

If you don’t want to read the entire thing, here is my opinion: U of L is great if you do things. If you hide in your dorm, do the…

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Keep Calm and… MILEY IS COMING

Originally posted on Just a Jess:


T-minus 6 days until Miley invades Louisville. Here’s how to prepare for her arrival.


Monday: Smilerz, put your final touches on your costumes


Tuesday: Practice doing your hair in blonde pigtails and putting on red lipstick


Wednesday: Listen to #Bangerz on repeat all day


Thursday: Watch Hannah Montana re-runs


Friday: Get an outrageous manicure


Saturday: FREAK THE F*** OUT!!!!


We’re ready for you Miley! See you Saturday <3


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49 Thoughts While People Watching at Thunder Over Louisville

Originally posted on As told by Mel:

  1. Wow, they’re prepared. They have a little tent to hide from the sun under..
  2. Did they just pull a hot dog and macaroni out of that bag?
  3. All I have with me is a granola bar..
  4. Clearly I am not prepared at all.
  5. That girl is wearing a body con dress…
  6. I’m not sure that’s appropriate for the Great Lawn.
  7. …or anytime you’ll be sitting on the ground.
  8. People are dumb.

  9. Speaking of inappropriate attire… why is that 9 year old wearing a crop top?
  10. Did her parents even look at her before she left?
  11. Why do I sound like an old lady?
  12. Forever a grandma..
  13. Now a group is walking single file holding each other’s ears.
  14. There are no words.
  15. Are they drunk?
  16. Nah.. way too young for that.
  17. Just stupid I guess.

  18. This little boy’s hair is more luscious than mine has ever…

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Thunder Safety

Originally posted on Thoughts by Kristin:

I’m usually looking forward to this time of the year with Thunder Over Louisville coming up to kick off the Derby festivities. Not this year though, with all the recent crime going on in the downtown area I just don’t feel safe regardless of how many cops there will be patrolling the area. I’m trying to stay clear of downtown by any means necessary, if I don’t have to be down there then I’ll just avoid it all together.

It’s already bad that all this crime is going on but what’s even worse is that kids are the ones orchestrating all of this. My biggest question is if they’re middle school aged students where are their parents or guardians through this whole thing?! This just blows my mind and is all really sad. As for people going to Thunder this Saturday stay safe!

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Here a Blog, There a Blog

Originally posted on kvquar01:

Before this semester I never blogged. I’ve always thought blogging was for journalists, gossip columnist, or news reporters. There were plenty of times I wanted to start my own blog but I didn’t know what’s talk about or if I could be consistent with a particular topic. Now that I’ve began to blog, I have kind of taken an interest to it. It isn’t hard to get followers onto your blog, you don’t even have to have a big mainstream audience. Depending on the nature, blogs have a way of traveling very quickly. Blogs impact our society in multiple ways. People follow blogs to read about the latest trends or the new topics going on today. Many blogs like other media sources do nothing but spreading rumors. Society then becomes very intrigued with these rumors and feed of them as if they were true.

As stated in the reading by…

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Baseball is back — under review

Originally posted on Comm 301-04:

Well, baseball is back. real games are in swing, records count now, and life is good. its good that baseball is back but it is different now. There is something up that gives it a totally different feel than any other season. *swing and a ground ball, right side, second baseman gloves it – fires to second – relay to first – hes out!* *wait it looks like the manager is, yes hes going to challenge the play at first…* That is a thing now. You can now challenge plays (within reason) in the bigs. It works just like football, if you think the call is wrong, you can ask for a challenge. If you win, you get another challenge. The question is, should this happen?

if you ask me, I really don’t know how I feel about it. I should be all for it, i mean after all a…

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