Emma Francois

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Halftime Leisure

Stripped: Ageless is the New Timeless

In this week’s episode of Stripped, Emma Francois and Isabel Lord debate the merits of “age appropriate” dressing and whether it’s a social construct to be challenged or a myth... Read more


Encourage Camaraderie in Election’s Wake

Is it just me, or is everyone wearing black? I asked my roommate this question as we began the actual walk of shame to our first class the morning after... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Stripped: Fashion’s New Wave of Elitism

In this week’s episode of Stripped, Emma Francois and Isabel Lord discuss elitism in the fashion industry, but not before poking fun at the comically insane turnover of trends and... Read more

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Stripped: Power Dressing and Hillary Clinton

In this first episode of Stripped, Emma Francois and Isabel Lord address Hillary Clinton’s style evolution, the political role of the pantsuit, and the meaning behind the morphing landscape of... Read more

Carrying On

Carrying On: A Seat for Fashion in Politics

We all have our toolkits. For a young girl, it’s some cheap dollar store glitter haphazardly strewn across her eyelids (when Mom wasn’t looking) that makes her feel fearless and... Read more


Pajama Pushers: The Fall Fashion Lookbook

This fall fashion season, designers from DKNY to Etro redefined pajama-inspired clothing by featuring styles with plunging necklines, lingerie-esque detailing, and loungy, shapeless pants. This trend blurs the dichotomy of... Read more


Who Wore it Best: NFL Color Rush Edition

The designers of this season’s color rush jerseys did their homework. In case you’ve been living under a rock all season: monochrome is winning. But for the less educated, we’ll... Read more


The Voice Summer Reading List

“Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch — Graham Piro Multiverse theories and quantum physics typically make for dry, scholarly writing. In the hands of Blake Crouch, however, these topics make for... Read more


This is New York: The Postal Museum displays the Big Apple in Tiny Squares

On the lower level of Massachusetts Avenue’s Postal Museum lies a one-room exhibit with the punchy title New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art written on glorified street signs.... Read more