#FASHION | Interview: Lexi Kingery & Kenya Sherron of "Ostentatious"

#FASHION | Interview: Lexi Kingery & Kenya Sherron of “Ostentatious”

 Photograph by Taylyn Washington-Harmon. Ostentatious (adj.) – designed to impress or attract notice. Kenya “Ken” Sherron and Alexis “Lexi” Kingery of personal style blog Ostentatious seem almost unreal when you meet them. They definitely stand out from the slew of black and beige-draped guests at the local Starbucks where we...
#FASHION | Top 3 Trends from the 2015 Resort Season

#FASHION | Top 3 Trends from the 2015 Resort Season

Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter are two main seasons of the fashion world. But since wealthy customers like to go on cruises to places that have opposite weather, fashion designers started to launch the collection of “Resort”, aka “Cruise”. The clothes are ready-to-wear and mostly for warm-weather places.More and more brands are...
#FASHION | #Normcore: The Anti-Fashion (And Possibly Feminist) Fashion Trend

#FASHION | #Normcore: The Anti-Fashion (And Possibly Feminist) Fashion Trend

Every fashionist@ should be aware the “Normcore” trend. And to every other person who is not into fashion, you might just have gotten yourself into a trend revolution! So…what the hack is Normcore? It definitely does not look like Rihanna’s MTV Movie Awards look. Being minimalistic and simple does not...
#BEAUTY | 4 Best Runway Inspired Beauty Products For Spring

#BEAUTY | 4 Best Runway Inspired Beauty Products For Spring

The polar vortex is behind us! The weather is slowly getting warmer and I know you’re itching to finally bust out in cute shorts and wedges. I bet you’re also wondering what makeup trends have been sent out onto the runways this season. Here are just some of the best...
#MUSIC | Artist to Watch: Dylan Lloyd

#MUSIC | Artist to Watch: Dylan Lloyd

A few years back, when I played guitar in public for the first time at a local club, I announced my ACT score out loud to someone who asked what it was in the crowd. That person then ran up to me to high five me. That person was Dylan...
#FASHION | Top 5 Street Style Trends From Fashion Month

#FASHION | Top 5 Street Style Trends From Fashion Month

With the increasing popularity of street style photography, it’s now a total given to see these candid photos across all media channels as soon as fashion month comes around. For the entire month of February, fashion enthusiasts met in four key cities to partake in a host of fashion events,...
#FASHION | 12 Awesome Basics for Your Spring Wardrobe

#FASHION | 12 Awesome Basics for Your Spring Wardrobe

 All of the latest designer collections are out and you just can’t wait to get your hands on trendy pieces to mimic these looks. But without basic wardrobe staples, it’s easy to run the risk of looking like a fashion victim. Building a solid wardrobe foundation is the beginning of...
#MUSIC | The Ultimate List of Female Emcees

#MUSIC | The Ultimate List of Female Emcees

Angel Haze. (Image Source) According to The Smithsonian Magazine blog, the number of female rappers signed to a major record label has dropped from over 40 in the 1980s and 90s to 3 in 2010. Three. Seriously? To help increase awareness of this problem, Patrick Nease over at Praverb.net compiled...
#FASHION | 3 Top Trends for Spring Straight From the Runway and How To Wear Them

#FASHION | 3 Top Trends for Spring Straight From the Runway and How To Wear Them

After a whole season of freezing, spring has finally sprung! Winter can be problematic for a fashionista, but spring is just perfect for flaunting your edgy/sexy/elegant/sporty style. We took some of the best trends from Spring 2014 runway shows and give you a complete guide to play with these elements....
#MUSIC | Artist to Watch: Lorine Chia

#MUSIC | Artist to Watch: Lorine Chia

c/o. Lorine Chia is an artist that you definitely want to stay on the lookout for this year. Lorine has the talent to tap into various genres with hip hop and pop vibes. She has collaborated with various artists such as Chance The Rapper, Machine Gun Kelly, and Lili K....
#MUSIC | Artist To Watch: Chassion Rice

#MUSIC | Artist To Watch: Chassion Rice

When I first saw Chassion Rice walk into Panera Bread, I was a little bit impressed. For a 19-year-old rapper hailing from Plainfield, Illinois, I was expecting…well, I don’t really know what I was expecting. Chassion really carried himself with poise and a confidence that was easily noticeable. In short,...
The Playlist | Love & Other Drugs

The Playlist | Love & Other Drugs

February is the month we show our love to those who make us feel loved all year round and prep ourselves for that one make-or-break holiday for a current or potential relationship, Valentine’s Day. And Sweetest is here to give you the perfect playlist for it. Whether you’re home alone...
Top 10 Acts You Need to See At Coachella 2014

Top 10 Acts You Need to See At Coachella 2014

The Coachella lineup was officially released and thousands are scrambling for those pricey tix to see this year’s awesome acts this April. Don’t let yourself get lost in the fray when deciding which acts are worth your while. We’ve picked our top 10 favorites that are definitely not to miss....
Radiant Orchid: 5 Ways to Wear This Year’s It Color

Radiant Orchid: 5 Ways to Wear This Year’s It Color

Since Pantone’s announcement of radiant orchid as 2014’s color of the year, fashion lovers alike were surprised, enthused, and downright confused as to how they are to wear the color for the upcoming year. But no fear, with a little inspiration, there are countless ways you can wear the color...
Sweetest on the Street: What Are Your New Year's Beauty Resolutions?

Sweetest on the Street: What Are Your New Year’s Beauty Resolutions?

Happy New Year ladies! Most people are making year-long promises to exercise more, get better grades, talk to their crush, or just to smile more—all good things!—but what does the beauty geek aspire to do in 2014? I got to talk to three lovely girls to see what they planned...
The Top 25 Albums of 2013

The Top 25 Albums of 2013

2013 was definitely an incredible year for music. Artists are becoming more experimental and unpredictable, ultimately revolutionizing music as we know it. Especially thanks to the internet. Leaks, visual albums, animated album covers… We’ve truly stepped into a new age. Here are our top album picks for 2013. 25. SZA...
Meek Mill x Sweetest Mag

Meek Mill x Sweetest Mag

Photos by Sarah Valenzuela. Meek Mill made his second Syracuse University appearance Thursday December 5th at the Delta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha’s annual Hope Benefit Concert, where all proceeds went to different charities mostly around the greater Syracuse, NY area. “We wanted someone relevant, someone the audience could...
Sweetest on the Street: What's Your Winter Skin And Makeup Routine?

Sweetest on the Street: What’s Your Winter Skin And Makeup Routine?

It’s wintertime, ladies! The semester is winding down, the city is decked out in holiday gear, and the weather is colder with snowflakes blowing here and there. With the cold comes some changes to our skin. For an oily-faced girl, winter isn’t as rough on our skin and makeup compared...
The 5 Best Mellow Tracks To Travel To

The 5 Best Mellow Tracks To Travel To

When you’re preparing to travel, everything seems overwhelming. From the moment you begin to pack, to finding a great seat on the plane, everything seems hectic. The first sign of relief is when the plane takes off and you receive the “OK” to turn on your gadgets. Here are 5...
Fashion After Five: An Evolutionary Phenomenon (Photos)

Fashion After Five: An Evolutionary Phenomenon (Photos)

Photography by Tiffany Gomez. We live in a world that is constantly changing, and everything in it is evolving to adapt to these changes. Many things in our everyday lives have evolved, but we may not think of them right away. Be it the medicine we use, the birds that...
3 Delicious & DIY Oatmeal Face Masks

3 Delicious & DIY Oatmeal Face Masks

Photography by Margaret Lin. As winter’s cruel clutch starts creeping into your bones, don’t forget about what’s right on top! Your skin! Here are three quick and easy oatmeal facial masks that will transform your skin back to its sunny, summer glow in no time (minus the fresh tan). For...
Chance The Rapper x Sweetest Mag

Chance The Rapper x Sweetest Mag

Photography by Sarah Valenzuela. Chance The Rapper at Syracuse University’s Schine Underground was easily one of the most hyped campus shows of the year, selling out the box office in a mere 51 minutes. Hailing from my hometown, Chicago, IL, Chance is currently on a nationwide “Social Experiment” tour, making...
Good Vibes: How Music Beats Depression

Good Vibes: How Music Beats Depression

I do not know about you, but around Halloween there is a certain feel in the air. Maybe it’s the idea of the ever-approaching winter or the spookiness of early October decorations, but whatever it is I’m ready to curl under a blanket, drink hot chocolate, and binge watch Netflix....
Style Icon: Rachel Bilson

Style Icon: Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson is a street style goddess. Her style is simple, neutral, sophisticated, girly and sometimes a bit bohemian. She loves her basics, but she can also pull off a great statement piece. One of my favorite things about her is that her style is totally accessible because you can...
College 101: 6 Stylish School Bags for under $60

College 101: 6 Stylish School Bags for under $60

A good school bag is an essential part of a successful school year. However, choosing one that suits your needs, style and budget can be especially challenging. Fortunately for you Sweeties, we’ve compiled a short list of fully functional and budget-friendly bags that are sure to get your books to...
Style Icon: Cara Delevingne

Style Icon: Cara Delevingne

We just can’t  get enough of Cara Delevingne. This newly turned 21 British supermodel is a mixture of all spices: sexy, naughty and elegant. She has a strong runway walk and a unique personal style. She can be a cute, she can be sweet , she can be graceful on...
Ask Eileen: Of Boyfriends & Best Friends

Ask Eileen: Of Boyfriends & Best Friends

Dear Eileen,                   My boyfriend and I have been dating about 4 months, and a big part of our relationship has been hanging out in groups. This never bothered me until I started noticing that he and my best friend are really bonding. I’ve seen that he’s been texting her,...
Look Fierce for Fall: This Season's Top Beauty Trends

Look Fierce for Fall: This Season’s Top Beauty Trends

Just accept it, ladies. Summer is ending! Don’t cry, your perfectly-winged eyeliner will run! Embrace the changing seasons for one thing: the new makeup trends to try. The best place to pick up on new styles is the runway, and this season there is so much to experiment with. Read...
Back to Blues: The Best Denim for Fall

Back to Blues: The Best Denim for Fall

Denim is back! Check out  these stunning stars as they strut  in their denim-on-denim looks this summer: Rihanna, ditching jeans with for a denim pencil skirt, paired with a denim shirt, shows off her awesome body with this sexy outfit; Gwen Stefani rocked a denim jumpsuit with her iconic red...
How To: The Perfect Topknot

How To: The Perfect Topknot

It’s Monday, you hit the snooze button on your alarm one-too-many times and your hair is a mess! With barely any time to even run a comb through it, you begin to panic. You need to leave for class in 3 minutes and are in frenzy. But then, you remember...
College 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Textbooks

College 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Textbooks

Ah, fall, the season of wearing cozy sweaters, pulling on boots, drinking apple cider, and spending hundreds of dollars on college textbooks. While three of the aforementioned pastimes are arguably more fun than the fourth, each is as true of fall than the others. However, it is possible to reduce...
Sweetest TV: Episode 1 - How to Dress for the Park

Sweetest TV: Episode 1 – How to Dress for the Park

What makes summer evenings so special? The opportunity to really spend time with nature. One place that many of us love to go when we want to have quality time with mother earth is the park. Parks provide a cozy, comfortable, and sometimes romantic feel to your summer. There is...
Poisonous Polish: Is Your Mani-Pedi Safe?

Poisonous Polish: Is Your Mani-Pedi Safe?

Going to the salon should equal relation time, right? A time to bond with your girlfriends while getting groomed and pampered. You shouldn’t have to be concerned about the noxious chemicals you might come into contact with while getting a simple mani-pedi. But there could be cause for concern: dangerous...
Heavy Metal Lover: The Best Metallics for Fall

Heavy Metal Lover: The Best Metallics for Fall

Getting tired of sporting the “plain jane” typical outfits everyday? Still worrying about what to wear tomorrow? Why not flirt with shiny metallic items to ward off that  boredom? Burn up the end of this summer with hot metallic hues: from foil color dresses to silver-shining tops, golden jewelry to...
Ask Eileen: A Concerned Friend & Post-Break Up Behavior

Ask Eileen: A Concerned Friend & Post-Break Up Behavior

  Dear Eileen, My friend and her first serious boyfriend broke up at the beginning of summer, and she has since been making a lot of questionable decisions, and I’m not sure what to do. If we go to a party together, it’s just expected that she’s going to hook...
Stand Our Ground: The Zimmerman Trial & America’s Future

Stand Our Ground: The Zimmerman Trial & America’s Future

Nearly a year and a half ago in a gated community in central Florida, a gunshot rang out around 7 PM EST that would turn American race relations on their head. George Zimmerman’s recent acquittal of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges has pleased some, outraged others, and has without a...
The Reality Behind The Thigh Gap

The Reality Behind The Thigh Gap

The thigh gap… A damn near impossible beauty trend to follow, yet, it has become one of the biggest social media influenced beauty obsessions of the decade. The obsession follows the ridiculous and seemingly never-ending teenage body image pressures to be skinny. For those who are not familiar with this...
How To: Pack the Perfect Seasonal Wardrobe

How To: Pack the Perfect Seasonal Wardrobe

Believe it or not, before my first year at Syracuse University, I was not all that afraid of the cold, snowy weather. Trust me, I was warned and ridiculed about my choice of the not so desirable location of upstate New York, but call it naiveté, I was convinced I...
TV Talk: Summer's Hottest Shows for the Fall

TV Talk: Summer’s Hottest Shows for the Fall

Twisted centers around a troubled teen, Danny Desai, who returns to high school after spending five years in juvenile detention hall for murdering his aunt. He reconnects with his two best friends, Jo Masterson and Lacey Porter, who have been estranged ever since Danny was detained. Jo is at first...
Editor's Letter

Editor’s Letter

Dear Sweetest Readers, Sweetest Magazine is a lifelong dream of mine come to fruition. Here we have a diverse team of young women of all different backgrounds writing about what would interest you most. We’re here to give you only the best of being a young woman in this day...
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#FILM | Bjork Reveals Gorgeous Trailer for "Biophilia: Live" Documentary

#FILM | Bjork Reveals Gorgeous Trailer for “Biophilia: Live” Documentary

Bjork has broken artistic boundaries as a musician, not just with her sound, but with the 2011 release of her 8th studio album Biophilia in the form of an app that has earned a permanent spot in the MoMA. Now you can experience the groundbreaking album with a greater variety of senses starting Sept. 5th....
#MUSIC | Review: AJ Peace - Know AJ (EP)

#MUSIC | Review: AJ Peace – Know AJ (EP)

Sweetest: “Peace&Love,” “Watch Me” There is always something about artists that invite their fans to get to know them, and I mean REALLY know them, through their music. Listeners tend to know the difference between the real and the fabricated. AJ Peace’s 7-track Know AJ – EP is a personal invitation to enjoy and become more than...
#FILM | Brittany Murphy Will Be Getting The Biopic Treatment This September

#FILM | Brittany Murphy Will Be Getting The Biopic Treatment This September

Murphy in 8 Mile. (Source) You’ve probably seen her in cult classics such as Clueless, 8 Mile, Girl, Interrupted; and Sin City; and now the late actress, Brittany Murphy, will have her own biopic set to premier this September on the Lifetime network. The Brittany Murphy Story will be the first biopic about the actress following...
#MUSIC | Michael Cera Beyoncé's Us With A Surprise Album, And It's Adorable

#MUSIC | Michael Cera Beyoncé’s Us With A Surprise Album, And It’s Adorable

Who knew that our favorite indie dork had actual musical chops as well? After taking on the titular bass player of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Michael Cera released a surprise album, true that, today on Bandcamp. The album is a lo-fi folky mish-mash of various acoustic instruments with either lovingly simple, or no lyrics....
#MUSIC | New Track: Ariana Grande - Best Mistake (feat. Big Sean)

#MUSIC | New Track: Ariana Grande – Best Mistake (feat. Big Sean)

The latest single from Ariana Grande‘s upcoming sophomore album My Everything explores deeper modern r&b stylings complete with her signature pianos. With an appearance by Ari’s favorite rapper, this pre-breakup track will have you feeling somber, yet fuzzy inside from Grande’s comforting vocals.
#MUSIC | Janelle Monáe Starts A Rad Sorority In 'Electric Lady' Music Video

#MUSIC | Janelle Monáe Starts A Rad Sorority In ‘Electric Lady’ Music Video

Introducing the newest sorority in town: Electro Phi Betas Emeritus! The Electric Lady herself, Ms. Janelle Monáe, released the video for her hit song “Electric Lady,” which channels only the best and most electrifying environment of a sorority/fraternity party. This video features several celebrity cameo appearances by T.I., Esperanza Spaulding, Estelle, Erykah Badu, Monica, Kimbra and...
#CHANGE | Misty Copeland Proves Ballet Is A Sport in Under Armour's Breathtaking New Ad

#CHANGE | Misty Copeland Proves Ballet Is A Sport in Under Armour’s Breathtaking New Ad

Star ballet dancer Misty Copeland has faced plenty of scrutiny in her lifetime for pursuing the dance for being African-American and having a particularly athletic body type. She released her autobiography Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, narrating her struggles and triumphs over her naysayers, to becoming the first Black soloist for the American Ballet...
#CULTURE | TV Talk: In The Flesh

#CULTURE | TV Talk: In The Flesh

As a culture, things that go bump in the night collectively thrill us. There have been hundreds of novels written about vampires; werewolves grace the TV screens, and movies about ghosts and demon possessions pack theaters each year.However, through familiarity and countless acts of parody, these creatures tend to lose their scare factor. This seems...
#HEALTH | Water vs. Sports Drinks: When Water Isn't Always The Best Choice

#HEALTH | Water vs. Sports Drinks: When Water Isn’t Always The Best Choice

That Gatorade could fuel you better than water in some instances. Image: We Heart It. In one of the busiest years for the sports world, sports drinks companies like Gatorade and Powerade have upped the ante in their advertisements. From the Winter Olympics to the World Cup, we’ve seen athletes train with their favorite sport...
#BOOKS | Review: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

#BOOKS | Review: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

This year, a new theme at SWEETEST is power. For me, power means empowering ourselves so that we can find great success in school, in our internships, and everything else going forward in our lives. They can be big or small steps to making us the best we can be. If you’re looking for a...
#MUSIC | New Track: Chance The Rapper - Wonderful Everyday

#MUSIC | New Track: Chance The Rapper – Wonderful Everyday

Chance The Rapper released the track “Wonderful Everyday,” featuring Elle Varner, Wyclef Jean, Francis & The Lights, and Jessie Ware, channeling his signature gospel/jazz beats. At first, the track seems to be a wonderful reprise of “Good Ass Intro” from his Acid Rap. The mostly non-lyrical intro to the song is a bit long, but...
#CHANGE | Feminist Icon Sinéad O'Connor Doesn't Want To Be Called A Feminist Because It Is "Excluding of Men"

#CHANGE | Feminist Icon Sinéad O’Connor Doesn’t Want To Be Called A Feminist Because It Is “Excluding of Men”

“I don’t think of myself as being a feminist. So I don’t really think about feminism a whole lot, to be honest. I wouldn’t label myself anything, certainly not something with an ‘ism’ or an ‘ist’ at the end of it. I’m not interested in anything that is in any way excluding of men. …...