Category: Fashion


WRITTEN BY Sara Cottle

Today’s Inspiration Polyvore board is perfect for this weather. This week has been inspired from gothic roses, dark forests,
dimly light candles with textures, black lips, velvet, and emeralds.

Emerald is going to be a hot color this year and this black
maxi dress is a perfect winter time alternative to long pants. If you were ever wondering what to wear a fashion forward
shag jacket with, this is it.

Keep this gothic chic look in mind for the week when you just want to feel cozy as you’re trying to make it through this weather, and you’ll be sure to keep your edge.

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WRITTEN BY Madii Meadows
                       & Sara Cottle


As you all know, Spring is around the corner, and we’ve already been experiencing the bipolar weather of Morgantown. One hour you’re sweating and the next hour you’re freezing. Luckily, there is help to get you through the day comfortably when deciding what to wear on days like described above, and this help is called layering. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when layering so that you can stand out, look fashionable, and make it through whatever weather the day brings.

1.) Don’t be afraid to mix patterns.

2.) The longer the article of clothing the closer it should be to your body when arranging layers.

3.) The thinner the article of clothing the closer it should be to your body (this applies before tip 2).

4.) Use a scarf and blazer instead of an giant jacket.

5.) Mix long dresses with a stylish jacket.

6.) Combine leathers/pleathers with soft sweater material.

7.) Don’t forget about hats



New York Fashion Week 2013 / / Photo by  Alessandro Garofalo

New York Fashion Week 2013 / / Photo by Alessandro Garofalo

Last week was New York Fashion Week, here are four designers that you should take an extra look at:

Sara’s Picks:
M. Patmos

Madii’s Picks:
Nanette Lepore
Jeremy Scott

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Carmen Production at WVU

Carmen production at WVU / 2.7.2013 / Photo by Madii Meadows

WRITTEN BY Madii Meadows
                       & Sara Cottle
PHOTOS BY Madii Meadows
Local happenings last week included Carmen, the 3-hour, tragic opera that was showing at the Creative Arts Center Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

The brilliant costume designer behind this run of the show is Mary McClung, WVU’s very own Associate Director of Costume Design and Costume Director. Professor McClung has great experience in her field that includes working with immaculate companies such as Disney and Universal Studios.

I was given the amazing opportunity to work as a member of the costume crew for Carmen, which allowed me to not only get personal with the costumes and actors themselves, but also take a few photos and capture the behind the scenes magic.

It is magnificently apparent that the designs truly capture the personality and story schemes of each character, bringing the opera to life on the stage. From the cigarette girls scantily clad in their linens, to the ladies dressed to the nines with cat-eye glasses and straw purses, the cast of Carmen is delightfully saturated.

McClung’s amazing work with color scheme, especially showcased in the scarlet reds of Carmen’s wardrobe, helps liven the storyline and personify the tragedy. Other common motifs found within the costuming of the show include vibrant florals and bold colors, as seen in the following gallery. The costumes were by Mary McClung.

FBA: The Fashion Business Association (FBA) here at West Virginia University is great way to get involved and network with likeminded individuals who share a passion for fashion and style! Being a member has many perks, like trips, guest talks on hot topics in the industry (portfolios, internships, resume building, etc!), and making a ton of new friends with interests like your own! The Association meets every Tuesday at 8pm in the Mountainlair (room announced the week of). The next meeting is on February 19th, and they would love to have you there! You can find them on Facebook.
Thursday, February 7th was the start of the semi-annual New York Fashion Week which takes place in February and September of each year.
It’s 8 days of designers debuting their 2013 Collections.
The first show of the week was a New York based design company, Nicholas K.
For more information on Fashion Week and to stay updated visit:
or follow Fashion Week on Twitter (@mbfashionweek)

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Hello, there! We’re Madii and Sara, students at West Virginia University and the new fashion bloggers for The DailyAE!

We’re here to bring you news, street style, trends, and other fashion related topics happening not only in the industry, but right here in Morgantown. We’re excited to be able to bring attention and a little zest to the local fashion community by involving and uniting all our readers with what we’re passionate about.

We’ll be posting Monday and Friday of every week with the following:
-Fashion and Style Related News
-Style Tips
-Upcoming Events
-Fashion/Style Inspiration
-Ensemble Boards
-Street Style
– and More!

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for our first official post this Monday, 2/11.

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