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Emily Pisano

The Interview: Alana Oates of Llani

The Interview: Alana Oates of Llani

With bated breath my eyes remain fixated on the salesman kneeling at my naked feet. Delicately, he lifts the lid as the rich scent of leather permeates the air around us. In one swift motion the shoe is plucked from its box and slid onto my waiting foot. Like a shot of caffeine injected directly to the bloodstream, my heart rate quickens and my mind becomes transparently clear. It's in this instant that I realize, shoes are the answer to world peace.  Am I being dramatic? Maybe a little, but I know I'm not alone when speaking about the power...

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If Valentino Were My Father

If Valentino Were My Father

Imagination is a beautiful thing, I mean, there was even an entire SpongeBob episode about it. Those times you only have the equivalent of four cups of watered down coffee in your bank account, imagination is your ticket to traveling the world. Close your eyes and jet off to Greece or Bali or Egypt, no passport required. As an only child, my imagination was often my best playmate. I pretended I was the evil queen of a magical kingdom or I would stage grand weddings with my Barbie's, only to have them divorce due to a rather juicy scandal.  In...

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Dear Kate Moss, I Object!

Dear Kate Moss, I Object!

To quote Ol'Blue Eyes, "when I was seventeen, it was a very good year."  Junior Prom happened, I wore cheetah print to senior homecoming, and my dreams were bigger than my hair. The year was 2009, and looking back at CNN's timeline of those twelve months, a lot of serious stuff occurred. Sully landed in The Hudson, Obama became the 44th President of the United States, Madoff got life in prison, and Michael Jackson died. While I agree with CNN, and most of the human population, that these were all worthy of remembrance, there is one event that seems to...

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Emily Pisano

That Moment When...

That Moment When...

Who are you wearing? A simple question, yet the answer can hold a paralyzing amount of power. Mainly due to humanities interest in all things celebrity and social media, dressing famous folk and influencers has become its own industry. Brands sometimes pay thousands and thousands of dollars to get their product on the right person. Several factors determine whether or not someone is right for a particular brand, number of Instagram followers probably being the biggest. However, long before the days of tapping for credits and the possibility of images going viral, one woman's sartorial choices made headlines around the world. What...

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