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 CNN Money article

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 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. 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 Bag Borrow or Steal 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!

Head on over to 1,000 Dreams Fund to learn how to get funding for your dreams!


  1. visitor
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    your links don’t work

  2. University Chic
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    Thanks for the catch. Links should work now!

  3. visitor
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    Can you link to a bigger picture of Katie Couric? The airbrushing looks pretty drastic!

  4. University Chic
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    Sure, here’s a link to a larger pic of the side-by-side comparison. Makes me wonder if women across the country are chasing a perfection that doesn’t exist at all…

    “View the photo”://www.gawker.com/news/katie-couric/nerds-demand-katie-couric-be-fatter-197528.php

  5. This month, W Magazine has a spread of celebrity models with little or no airbrushing. For example, you can see that Naomi Campbell needs a bikini wax. Another supermodel is shown with cellulite on her legs. Mildly interesting.

  6. Kel
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    Hey Marina do you have a link to these pictures?