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Bows Before Bros: Time for a Wardrobe Check-Up

Bianca Sewake, Author

January 8, 2014

Raise your hand if you ever had a wardrobe meltdown of claiming there is nothing to wear despite looking at a closet full of clothes. I’m currently raising my hand. We all have been guilty of this at some point. This used to happen a lot in my early teen years, especially after the holidays when my closet would get a sudden influx of clothing....

Bows Before Bros: Shine Bright This Holiday Season

Bianca Sewake, Author

December 6, 2013

I shine during the holidays. Literally. I can get pretty festive during this time of year. And by festive, I really mean sparkly. Maybe it’s all the pretty lights that are put up each year or the bells jingling everywhere—I just have to match the shine they emit. I can’t help it. It’s the one time of the year that sparkly dresses and...

Bows Before Bros: Word of the Year Becomes Fashionable

Bianca Sewake, Author

November 22, 2013

Congratulations, Internet. You've managed to dominate the way we use language thanks to social media. A survey carried out by the Global Language Monitor revealed that the word 'hashtag'--referring to a system of labeling or tagging using the '#' sign--is the third most popular word and '@pontifex' is fourth most popular--referring to the Pope's Twit...

Bows Before Bros: Signs That Bunnies Are Making A Comeback

Bianca Sewake, Author

November 20, 2013

Perk those ears up, cat-lovers because the year of the bunny is just around the corner. Not technically, of course. But fashion-wise, yes. Since the Miu Miu spring fashion show of 2010, which featured cat prints, a lot of people fell in love with the unexpectedly cute play on the felines. The stereotypical cat lady became cool and witty. It was...

Bows Before Bros: I Don’t Swant That

Bianca Sewake, Author

November 15, 2013

Swants are so strange in a ridiculous way that I could not stop laughing the first time someone showed me what they were. But what exactly is a swant, you ask? Via Stephen West on flickrCan anyone really kick up their leg that high while wearing a sweater on their legs? Well, all you wordsmiths will probably know what's coming next when I say that ...

Bows Before Bros: A Scoop of Fashion

Bianca Sewake, Author

November 8, 2013

So what's up in the world of fashion? Bows Before Bros will keep you updated. Read on for your first scoop of fashion below: 1. Mickey Mouse & Co. Collection at Forever 21 The mouse is in the house with a limited edition collection of clothes and accessories available at Forever 21. The partnership between Disney and Forever 21 is a throwback t...

Bows Before Bros: Top Halloween Costumes

Bianca Sewake, Author

November 1, 2013

Halloween isn't over just yet. The undead began roaming the streets since last weekend, and furred animals, princesses, heroes and different characters dressed up to enjoy Oct. 31. But I think the celebrations will go into high gear tonight since it's the weekend--only one day after Halloween. I've been liking a lot of the costumes I've seen around...

Bows Before Bros: Fashionably Smart Halloween Costume Tips

Bianca Sewake, Author

October 30, 2013

Oh boy, do I love Halloween. Scary movie marathon? Friends get excited about this. Dressing up as a killer/ghost/possessed person/monster? You actually get complimented. Getting scared at haunted houses? The best. Plus free candy? It can't get much better than that. It's the one time of the year creepy things and interests are praised. But what...

Bows Before Bros: Happy Catober!

Bianca Sewake, Author

October 23, 2013

I have about nine cats back home. I’m guessing here because I know there's definitely nine, but I can’t remember how many were born right before I came back to Seattle at the beginning of the school year. I know what you’re thinking, and some of my friends have already beat you to the punch line in affectionately teasing that I am that crazy ca...

Bows Before Brows: Crown Yourself With Wires

Bianca Sewake, Author

October 18, 2013

The hair is the crown of your look. To me, anyway. Whenever I have a good hair day and take the time to style my hair, I know I’m going to have a good day. And in the same respect, if I’m having a bad hair day, I automatically feel frumpy. Whenever I watch fashion shows or look at different look books, I’m amazed at how much a certain selection...

Bows Before Bros: Stack Up The Hand-y Candy

Bianca Sewake, Author

October 11, 2013

Current obsession: Midi rings. Also known as knuckle rings--or what I like to call hand-y candy--the midi rings were summer’s ‘It’ accessory, adorning the upper part of one’s fingers. It’s a trend that’s still going. Midi rings were found on runways for fall and winter collections. In a broader picture, it’s all about statement...

Bows Before Bros: Dress Yourself in the Blood of Your Enemies

Bianca Sewake, Author

October 9, 2013

Nothing commands attention the way red does, and that’s why I like it so much. Known as the color of passion, anger and love—all of which are bold, it is hard to not pay attention to someone wearing this head turning color. Throughout the decades of fashion, red has become the iconic color for women, expressing sensuality, power and femininity. It...

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