Fashion Staples

Story and Styling by Solleyha Mathurin Photos by Mia Navarro  Fashion: a popular trend; staple: a basic or necessary item. We can assume a fashion staple is an article of clothing, or accessory, worn on various occasions during different seasons, that enhances an outfit when layered. Everyone has their own style, but we all know […]

VCstyleU: Josh Roth ft BNL

Story and Photos by Jacynth Serrano Rodriguez Josh Roth is hard to miss. The VCU junior, studying broadcast journalism, can be seen around campus sporting a top knot and at least one piece from his Beyond Night Life thrifted collection. Josh started Beyond Night Life with friends Micky and Smoove last May, but his love […]

Dress Decoding: Business Casual

Story by Briana Thornton Photos by Monica Escamilla So you’re starting a new job and you need a new wardrobe! For some of you, that may bring joy, getting to shop for all new attire, but for others “business casual” are two words you dread hearing side by side. There’s somewhat of a lack of […]

Halloween Hacks

Story by Julia Bratu Photos by Dom Khun It’s officially Halloween season! Unfortunately, most of us are more worried about how to meet those end-of-October deadlines for work and school than going out and spending money on the hottest costume(s) for the weekend. On a time crunch, it can be easy to give up on […]

RCFU visits one little world

Story by Maddy Murrow Photos by Kevin Keane RCFU stopped in to celebrate Fair Trade Month this October with one little world! What is fair trade you ask? The practice of fair trade is the practice of ensuring fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries for their merchandise. Fair trade promotes safe and […]

RCFU x Rumors

  Story by Alex Morales River City Fashion Uprising (RCFU) has joined forces with the well-known thrift store Rumors, located on Broad Street, to inspire you this fall season. With the temperature dropping and the days getting shorter, that means more layers to your outfits. RCFU stylists Daniela Osuna and Miles King each put together […]

RVA Fall Fashion Weekend: Runway Show

Story by Jacynth Serrano Rodriguez Photos by Byron Koranteng RVA’s Fall Fashion Weekend concluded last Saturday night downtown at the City Hall Observation Deck. As guests began to arrive, there were boots galore. Ankle booties,  over the knee, stacked-and-stiletto-heeled,  and leather. Although there was a killer breeze up there, the looks of the guests and […]

RVA Fall Fashion Weekend: Trunk Show

Story by Maddy Murrow Photos by Jacynth Serrano Rodriguez  RVA Fall Fashion Weekend kicked off last Friday night at VCUarts The Depot. The event, free to the public, featured music by MASS FX, refreshments and multiple vendors from different areas selling a wide variety of apparel, accessories and visual art. Anyone who attended was bound […]

VCstyleU: Dalvida Palmer

Story and Photos by Jacynth Serrano Rodriguez Sitting at an umbrella-ed table outside of Urban Farmhouse on Broad Street, Dalvida is wearing unapologetic black lipstick which she says is the usual for her.  She’s got a wild mane of curls loosely bound atop her head and as she speaks I notice there are tiny red flowers […]

A Mind for Metals: The Craft Behind Liberatus Jewelry

  Story by Jacynth Serrano Rodriguez Photos by Monica Escamilla Video by Spencer Sease The genius behind Liberatus Jewelry, with her blonde choppy bob and an affinity for metal, is a modern day Tinker Bell. Pausing for a beat with her at Lift Coffee Shop & Cafe in Richmond’s art district was brief, refreshing and […]