By Sophall Duch
Carly Rae Jepsen
What she’s wearing: The Canadian popstar performed on The Today Show wearing a coral Kelly Wearstler dress paired with printed Alice + Olivia “Juliet” wedges, an ASOS necklace, and a white studded belt.
Why we love it: Coral is on trend as the summer colour for lips, so Jepsen took it a step further by wearing it in a bright summer dress. The watercolour-type pattern creates a cool graphic design and is accented well with her silver accessories.
Takeaway: Monochromatic looks are on trend but make sure to use a different colour for your accessories so things aren’t too matchy matchy.
What they’re wearing: The UK boy band performed at the John F. Kennedy airport in NYC for the JetBlue Live From T5 Concert series, wearing graphic tees, jeans, a sport coat, chambray, and more.
Why we love it: Well it’s more that we like four out of five of the looks and excluding Jay would just seem too cruel. Siva, in the grey sport coat, looks the most put-together with his slightly monochromatic look. His T-shirt has a hint of navy, which gives a subtle pop of colour. Tom and Nathan rock the cool graphic tees, but I give the edge to Nathan since his mustached monocle print is more fun and his khakis set him apart from the rest of the group. Max wears a light blue short-sleeve button-down in chambray (a light woven fabric resembling denim) — a fabric that has made a major comeback. And Jay, well he’s wearing a novelty tee that can be either seen as vulgar or hilarious, nothing fashionable about it. However since Jay is known for his sense of humor he can get away with it, but he does bring down the group’s fashion average. Sorry!
Takeway: When choosing graphic tees try choosing a graphic that suits your personality because they’ll send a message to others about you. Try staying away from novelty tees because they may seem funny at first sight but the joke usually is over by the second glance, then you’ll be the joke instead of your shirt.
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The recent Twitter rants against Amandla Stenberg are beyond ridiculous and are incredibly offensive. Some “fans” of The Hunger Games’ were upset that a black character was cast in the role of Rue and voiced their opinions on Twitter. Lenny Kravitz (who plays Cinna) and Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh) were also criticized. Below, are two of the examples, which are listed on the tumblr account “Hunger Games Tweets.”
Joe Longley: “@KatrinaOrsini EWW rue is black?? I’m not watching.”
Maggie McDonnell: “why does rue have to be black not gonna lie kinda ruined the movie”
Luckily, the actress who plays Rue has a lot more maturity than these bullies and said in a statement released today:
“As a fan of the books, I feel fortunate to be part of The Hunger Games family,” she said. “It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. I want to thank all of my fans and the entire Hunger Games community for their support and loyalty.”
In fact, Suzanne Collins describes Rue in the book as having dark skin: “…And most hauntingly, a twelve-year-old girl from District 11. She has dark brown skin and eyes, but other than that’s she’s very like Prim in size and demeanor…”
Even if that wasn’t the description, there’s no reason for this ludicrous bigotry. Other characters in The Hunger Games have been picked on for their appearance. For example, Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence have been criticized for not having traditional body types. What is wrong with the world?!
Watch Amandla Stenberg talk about Rue: