As locations in New York and Boston highlighted the latest class of runway models for this year’s annual iteration of College Fashion Week, students across the nation had the opportunity to experience some of the glitz and glam on campus.
Captured on Instagram LIVE — a departure from the previous use of Facebook’s system — an event promoting one of the ultimate forms of women uplifting other women took place. Real college students watched their peers walk the catwalk, dressed in the latest trends and styles.
And what does it mean to see women your own age strut like Naomi Campbell? Here, we get to redefine who fits the mold for model dome (spoiler alert: it’s everyone).
Real women means seeing real bodies and real personalities; the chance to see yourself reflected in the diverse set of women you see on stage and, more importantly, being spotlighted for their different beauties.
Now that Halloween is ushering a new standard for today’s fashion choices (hopefully we’ll see a few costumes inspired by the clothing lines seen earlier in the October lines), we wanted to take a look at the CFW product essentials making looking great never seem so easy.
Here are the brands a part of sponsoring our Her Campus Maryland CFW Essentials kit:
The Dublin-headquartered clothing and accessories line, fittingly, provided us with the affordable yet stylish winter fashions keeping us warm for the holiday season. Risk it all for high-quality beanies. Pro-tip: pick a color according to your mood. Halloween’s glowy, pumpkin-colored hue is making the middle beanie look all the more appealing. #PrimarkUSA
To quote Primark: “Amazing Fashion, Amazing Prices.”
A staple brand in the beauty and fashion communities, Almay is a no-brainer, go-to product for millions of women across the world. And how do they engage with their audience? They cater to the goddess in you. Almay Goddess Gloss™ contains the shimmer that launched a thousand stars and the gloss for the extra hydration needed in the drying climate. This is the look for CFW — I mean, who hasn’t gone from a 10 to an 11 with high-shine lips?
Constructed with Pomegranate, grape and raspberry oil, each shade provides a stick-free application no matter what shade you choose to rock.
Simply put, #AlmayReveal is a YES.
A name so iconic, so universally-applied that you have to be oh-so-careful not to misuse this trademark: VELCRO stands as another key brand to use. Still, the brand continues to come bigger and better than ever, with their HANGables® Wall Fastening Solutions, a product that lets you take your favorite posters, pictures and whatever else you want, and put them up on your wall!
Home decor has never been any easier, using these fastening products to decorate your room without hassle and without any heavy-duty products like a hammer or nails. The best part, they make decorating your room so that it’s IG-worthy that much easier with its removable design.
I used them to make Her Campus a fixture in my room:
*inserts Dad joke about hanging around here* Still, gotta have #AmazingConnections #VELCROBrand #HANGables
Last, but certainly not least, it’s the lip balm you love: eos’ organic tropical mango. Use eos worry-free knowing that it’s not tested on animals, it’s hypoallergenic and gluten-free. With sustainably-sourced materials like shea butter and organic oils, it’s the one product that you can use at any time and for any reason.
Need I say more? #eosproducts
The HC Maryland family wants to thank all of these brands and organizations for their generous supply of these products, in conjunction with College Fashion Week. We can’t wait for next year!
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