Articles and Photos by Hana Hong
The JAMMIES awards show recognizes extraordinary talents amongst individuals from all areas within the College of Media, with awards being given for excellence and extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, advertising and broadcast fields. An enchanting evening full of amazing performances, there was certainly not an absence of style. Spread Magazine was there to record the flurry of fashion pieces that bedecked the 4th Annual JAMMIES awards on Sunday evening. Check out these smart sartorialists that graced the red carpet with ensembles assembled to perfection.
Name: Taylor Petersen
Top: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden
While ensembles devoid of color often come off as dark and moody, this Fashionista’s take proves there’s more life in them than that. The #allblackeverything hashtag has this season’s stamp of approval for spring. (Minimalist fashion enthusiasts everywhere, you may now breathe a collective sigh of relief.) Fashionistas are ever-grateful to black for its practicality, being flattering to wear and hiding a multitude of sins. It is an elegant fashion statement that never wavers from the fashion continuum. This Fashionista took a spin off of the stereotypical little black dress, sporting a matching top-bottom ensemble that mimicked a jumpsuit fashion. This tailored, monochrome look was all about airy silhouettes and elegant backdrops. Her flared pants balanced with a skintight crop top created an ensemble that promoted elongated legs and emphasized curves.
Name: Gracy Xiong
Necklace: Forever 21
This season, the floral vibe is the girl who is thoroughly modern yet unabashedly feminine. Much like the coming of spring itself, this annual budding of crave-worthy flora never ceases to enchant and captivate Fashionistas. Fashion in this case mimics nature; the seasonal blooms on spring runways portend the blossoming of blithe days of the coming springtime. The vivid skyblue color of the
dress and the solid black hue of the cardigan prevents the ensemble from looking too dated or girlish. The modern and vigorous tone of the outfit been rendered in delicate pastels. This Fashionista fully reflects this season’s take on florals that are graphic and vigorous, yet still classically feminine.
Name: Alex Anton
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden
Anything from soft flesh tone hues to earthy neutrals is certainly going to be on the radar for spring. Timeless, romantic and elegantly ladylike, this nude dress makes a sultry statement. When sporting skin colored pieces, use elementary details to spice up an otherwise basic piece. In this case, crisscross zippers and a cinching silhouette do the trick. The beauty in simplistic pieces lies in its ability to use accessories generously. This smart sartorialist played with lavish arm candy and silver metallic platforms to amp up her ensemble.
Name: Nika Roy Choudhary
Shoes: Charles and Keith
Plum is a gem of a hue that will emanate royalty and sophistication from any woman who wears it. This purple beauty is marked with silver metallic studs on the shoulder straps, with a heavily cinched waistline to create a flattering silhouette. Further depth and contrast is created in her elegant ensemble with a studded clutch that impeccably fuses with her shoulder studs. To complete her plum color story, she accessorizes her outfit with a pair of cozy, deep purple heels.
Name: Adriana Garst
Dress: Personal Design
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Dresses in barely-there hues are proving a hit on and off the catwalk, offering an elegant and feminine alternative to this season’s pop colors. In order to avoid the monotonous feel of dressing in nude tones from head to toe, she makes the variation through texture and detail. Fancy lace, fairy chiffon and shiny patent leather are all great choices to enrich the flat nude tone touch. Even more impressively, this Fashionista designed and sewed this dress herself, a true tribute the success of DIY projects.