Front Row Concert Tickets For Free!

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is this weekend and they have a ton of bands playing including Muse, Iron and Wine, KT Tunstall, and Ben Kweller, who, thanks to my cousin Matt, I am now a big fan of. Don’t live near Austin? Fret not, my friend. Check out the live webcast that runs from 12:30 to 10 pm Central time Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

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UChic's 1st Stamp of Approval!

UChic’s new stamp of approval, University Chic Approved, is our seal of appeal on chic people, places and things. Great things deserve great recognition.

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UChic Approved Comes To a Website Near You

UChic.com is pleased to announce its new stamp of approval program. “University Chic Approved” is our new seal of appeal…an elite designation given to chic people, places _(including web addresses)_ and things. Watch for our first recipient tomorrow!

Airbrushed Discussion Part II

If you’ve been reading the comments, Marina tipped us off to some photos of some models in this month’s issue of W Magazine that are airbrush and makeup free.

Check out this side-by-side comparison of Kate Moss. On the left is how we usually see her, on the right is the photo she took for W Magazine!

Katie Couric Gets Airbrushed

Watch! Magazine, a publication for CBS and American Airlines, digitally enhanced (airbrushed) a photo of Katie Couric without her knowledge or approval. Airbrushing has long been a standard practice among models, and it seems to have become the norm with celebrities, but Katie’s a news anchor. Couric said, _”I liked the first picture better because there’s more of me to love.”_

This is like when you put skinny pictures of yourself up on your myspace page. It’s only natural to want to put your best foot forward, but is it false advertising when you’re on national television everyday and people can clearly see what you actually look like?

Lucrative College Degrees…..Does Yours make the Cut?

Which majors/fields are reporting significant increases in starting salaries? _I have to mention though, I recently received some very good advice about following passion and opportunity for growth, rather than money….for what it’s worth._ “Check out the CnnMoney article.”://money.cnn.com/2006/07/14/pf/college/lucrative_degree/index.htm

College Couture: In Case You Cared….

The Emmys were on Sunday and there were some definite trends on the red carpet. Purple was big, _which in my opinion, is kind of a year late_, so was lace, and everyone was layering jewelry. I understand that that’s a trend, but I think Julia Louis-Dreyfus _(an Emmy winner as well)_ was the best-dressed of the night, keeping it simple in a stunning Narciso Rodriguez. Second place goes to Evangeline Lily, and third to Scrubs star, Sarah Chalke.

College Tuition Calculator!

_Are you a high school junior or senior and are trying to decide what school to go to? Or are you in college and you’re thinking of transfering?_ “Click here”://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/collegecost/collegecost.html and enter the name of any school to find out how much their tuition is!

College Couture: The Fendi B Bag…..Buy, or Borrow?

There’s a new store called “Cusp.”://www.blogonthecusp.com It’s owned by Neiman Marcus Group, but apparently that’s supposed to be a secret. There are only four of them. One in LA, one in some secret location (I’m guessing Texas since I that’s where the original Neimans was _(please don’t ask me how I know that)_, one in downtown DC and one in Mclean, Virginia.

_It’s expensive!_ And it took me totally off guard. I’m walking past a coffee table made of driftwood and bamboo and all of a sudden, I notice that sitting on the distressed coffee table, entwined in a jungle of locks and cords…..is the new fall FENDI B Bag! The black patent leather one that Paris Hilton has. _$1,895…a bit above a college-students budget_

A Possible Solution to My B Bag Woes?

Thinking about buying a Fendi B Bag is dangerous for my health, one, because it’s about the same price as my first car…..two, because I’m not sure I wouldn’t be sick of it after Christmas. So I went to “www.bagborroworsteal.com”://www.bagborroworsteal.com and they had it there! I’ve blogged about this site before, and I’ve blogged about a Fendi B Bag knock off before….well, here you get the best of both worlds!

_Here’s how it works:_ You sign up for a membership and you can rent the bags by either the week or the month. Now, it can be a bit pricey, but it’s no $1900 bucks! You can borrow some of the bags for less than 15 dollars per week! And they have a “gently used” outlet store!
Bag Borrow Or Steal, Inc.

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Enter To Win A Signed Copy of An Inconvenient Truth!

First I met Al Gore…then I got a slice of pizza: I met Al Gore today at a book signing at Costco in Sterling, VA. He was there to promote his book, An Inconvenient Truth, which I suppose is the companion to his movie of the same title.

College Couture: Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale: Right now Nordstroms is having its Anniversary Sale. Lots of good stuff is marked down for the next week or so and then it will get more expensive (go back to its original price).

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UChic Book Buzz: How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life

There’s new buzz since this was published regarding parts in the book that are supposedly similar to parts in Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty, published in 2001. Us girls at UChic are very interested to see how this all shakes down. So we’ve got Exec Editor, Stacy on the case. Stace, who reviewed Kaavya’s book, has decided to read Sloppy Firsts for herself to see what’s up.

*Hear From Kaavya Herself:* UChic’s own Stacy Hinojosa spoke with Kaavya about the book, her studies at Harvard and most importantly, what she loves to do for fun. *Read about her own experience applying to Harvard, her favorite handbag* _(Chanel)_ *and much, much more!* “Read the Interview”://www.universitychic.com/taxonomy/term/58

New Daily Fashion Blog – Cargo Shorts and Heels for Summer!

I just ordered these whiskey-colored T-straps by Seychelles. I love that they are sandal-like but still closed toe. These will look great wtih long denim shorts, skinny jeans, flowy skirts and maybe even with baggy cargo shorts! All in all, a good summer shoe, but still a very high heel. I still need to find that great pair of cute summery flats.

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UChic's New Daily Fashion Blog!

_”You’re not stupid because you love fashion. I think a lot of people do get grief for it and I hope other women can relate and can learn to embrace it and be proud of it. There needs to be more of us out there. There’s nothing wrong with it. So what if I like my shoes?”_ *- Julie K. L. Dam author of Some Like It Haute*

Shoes Imitate Art….and I love them.

I was in an art museum the other day, staring at a Matisse postcard when it hit me. _I have shoes that look like this._ I was skeptical. _No, they can’t look exactly like this, I’ll have to go home and check._ But a quick glance into my closet confirmed it…I invest in fashion like other people invest in art.

*I haven’t always been so obsessed with shoes, handbags, jewelry, et al.* There was a time when the majority of my clothes had an Old Navy label and that was fine with me. But now I need to insure my closet…protect my investments. The e.zues clutch, the new Cole Haan, the co. & co. top and the Rubber Ducky skirt….this could go on. *Check back daily for updates on what’s in the closet*, what’s leaving the closet and most importantly, the new things going into the closet. I’m going to embrace my love of fashion. _I’m no dummy….I just love my shoes!”_

UChic Music Buzz: Check Out Zero 7…if you’re in a new age kinda mood

Simple Things by Zero 7 is a refreshingly cool collection of unique and meditative tracks. If you’re into jazz, new age, or trip hop then you should check out this album. It’s not new or anything…it’s just good. Listen to it while driving _(to keep your road rage in check)_ or while doing yoga poses or even while sleeping. But don’t wear headphones while sleeping…..or driving. I’d imagine that they wuld get in your way while doing yoga poses too. Pretty much, you need to invest in some speakers.

*Get Your Hands On*: “In The Waiting Line – Zero 7”://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005R5M6/sr=8-1/qid=1145659897/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-5191227-0756746?%5Fencoding=UTF8

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UChic’s New Daily Fashion Blog!

_”You’re not stupid because you love fashion. I think a lot of people do get grief for it and I hope other women can relate and can learn to embrace it and be proud of it. There needs to be more of us out there. There’s nothing wrong with it. So what if I like my shoes?”_ *- Julie K. L. Dam author of Some Like It Haute*

Shoes Imitate Art….and I love them.

I was in an art museum the other day, staring at a Matisse postcard when it hit me. _I have shoes that look like this._ I was skeptical. _No, they can’t look exactly like this, I’ll have to go home and check._ But a quick glance into my closet confirmed it…I invest in fashion like other people invest in art.

*I haven’t always been so obsessed with shoes, handbags, jewelry, et al.* There was a time when the majority of my clothes had an Old Navy label and that was fine with me. But now I need to insure my closet…protect my investments. The e.zues clutch, the new Cole Haan, the co. & co. top and the Rubber Ducky skirt….this could go on. *Check back daily for updates on what’s in the closet*, what’s leaving the closet and most importantly, the new things going into the closet. I’m going to embrace my love of fashion. _I’m no dummy….I just love my shoes!”_

UChic Music Buzz: Check Out Zero 7…if you’re in a new age kinda mood

Simple Things by Zero 7 is a refreshingly cool collection of unique and meditative tracks. If you’re into jazz, new age, or trip hop then you should check out this album. It’s not new or anything…it’s just good. Listen to it while driving _(to keep your road rage in check)_ or while doing yoga poses or even while sleeping. But don’t wear headphones while sleeping…..or driving. I’d imagine that they wuld get in your way while doing yoga poses too. Pretty much, you need to invest in some speakers.

*Get Your Hands On*: “In The Waiting Line – Zero 7”://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005R5M6/sr=8-1/qid=1145659897/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-5191227-0756746?%5Fencoding=UTF8

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UChic News Alert

A 39-year-old man has been charged with killing missing university student Brooke Wilberger.

Wilberger, a college freshmen, disappeared 14-months ago from Corvallis, Oregon. Brooke’s roommates helped to create a website dedicated to finding her by submitting photos with Brooke in them and answering machine messages with Brooke’s voice on them. www.findbrooke.com

Click here to read the story

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