#FILM | Interview: 5 Questions With Rick Gonzalez

#FILM | Interview: 5 Questions With Rick Gonzalez

You may know him from his roles on Illegal Tender, Reaper, Roll Bounce, and Coach Carter. But Rick Gonzalez is more than just an actor. He is a rapper, an educator and an inspiration to an entire community. He’s certainly made quite an impression through the years. In his words,...
#TheCandy | Week of October 21st

#TheCandy | Week of October 21st

Curated by: Alyssa, Staff Writer News: Two years after the fatal shooting of 17-year old Jordan Davis, a Florida judge sentenced his murderer, Michael Dunn, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Dunn shot into a vehicle full of black teenagers after an argument over the loud music...
#BEAUTY | How To: Everything You Need To Know About Dyeing Your Hair Awesome Colors ( + Eyebrows! )

#BEAUTY | How To: Everything You Need To Know About Dyeing Your Hair Awesome Colors ( + Eyebrows! )

Charlotte Free for United Colors of Benetton. The question I am asked the absolute most over all others is “How do you do your hair/eyebrows?” I’m always shocked people are so curious about my process because it’s all very easy and self-explanatory. Today, I’m going to prove just how easy...
#FILM | 5 Horror Movie Starlets to Channel This Halloween

#FILM | 5 Horror Movie Starlets to Channel This Halloween

With Halloween fast approaching, spooky vibes are definitely on the mind. So how do you add some of the Halloween spirit to your every day look without walking around with a sheet over your head? Look to the most glamorous facet of Halloween lure: the horror movie vixen. I mean...
#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...
#MUSIC | The 5 Best Mellow Tracks To Travel To

#MUSIC | 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...
#MUSIC | Good Vibes: How Music Beats Depression

#MUSIC | 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...
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...
#FASHION | How To Pack the Perfect Seasonal Wardrobe

#FASHION | 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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#BEAUTY | 6 Gray Lipsticks To Try This Fall

#BEAUTY | 6 Gray Lipsticks To Try This Fall

When most picture gray lipstick, they get visions of Laura Palmer wrapped in plastic and vampire costumes of Halloweens past. What they don’t know, however, is that gray lipstick is chic, universally flattering, and insanely fall-appropriate. Whether it’s a dark charcoal or a light lavender-tinged ash, there’s a gray lipstick out there for everyone to...
#TV | One Moment in "How to Get Away with Murder" That Spoke Volumes For Women's Beauty Standards

#TV | One Moment in “How to Get Away with Murder” That Spoke Volumes For Women’s Beauty Standards

If you watched this week’s episode of How to Get Away with Murder, you witnessed an event that has rarely been seen on television. The depiction of Viola Davis removing her wig, wiping off her drawn on eyebrows, removing her fake eyelashes, and rubbing off her lipstick. It was raw, it was real, and it...
#CULTURE | TV Talk: Gina Rodriguez of "Jane The Virgin"

#CULTURE | TV Talk: Gina Rodriguez of “Jane The Virgin”

Going beyond the teen vampires, top models and supernatural shows, the CW’s new show Jane the Virgin will be anything but what you expect. The sitcom, which premiered this Monday, October 13th, stars 29-year-old actress Gina Rodriguez, who plays a spunky young woman practicing abstinence. Rodriguez then accidently gets artificially inseminated with the child of...
#FASHION | Lookbook: Alexander Wang x H&M

#FASHION | Lookbook: Alexander Wang x H&M

The full lookbook for Alexander Wang for H&M is here and it’s everything we expected, and more! The pieces have a boxer meets scuba diver feel, heavy on slick leather, spandex, a mix of boxy/bodycon silhouettes, and even a chic set of boxing gloves. The full launch event begins online at 8:15pm EST on the...
#TV | The Hidden Feminism of "Gilmore Girls"

#TV | The Hidden Feminism of “Gilmore Girls”

*Some spoilers ahead* The day has arrived. Gilmore Girls is now on Netflix. At the announcement of this epic news, fans of the popular show rejoiced and I was one of them. The comedy-drama first premiered on the WB (now the CW) in 2000 and millions fell in love with the mother-daughter relationship of Lorelai...
#FASHION | What John Galliano's Controversial Return Means for Margiela

#FASHION | What John Galliano’s Controversial Return Means for Margiela

The formerly flamboyant Galliano’s turning over a new leaf. The notorious John Galliano is making a strong return to the fashion industry. Three years ago, Dior and his own brand, “John Galliano,” fired him because of his reckless anti-Semitic hate speech. His career was on the edge until Oscar de la Renta reached out his...
#FASHION | High Fashion's Hijacking of Black Culture

#FASHION | High Fashion’s Hijacking of Black Culture

The original photo from “Elle’s” tweet.  Anger spread like wildfire throughout the black Twitter community after one of Elle Magazine’s editors deemed the Timberland boot “the new fashion shoe for winter.” The Timberland Company, initially called the Abington Shoe Company, was created in 1952. After the popularity of the Timberland boot in the 70’s, the company...
#TheCandy | Week of October 13th

#TheCandy | Week of October 13th

Chanel Iman & Barbara Palvin for Revolve Clothing Curated by: Kimi, Features Editor News: Amanda Bynes has been back on Twitter these days, and while some people may be reveling in her very bizarre rants, just a reminder that she is suffering from a mental illness and this is serious. Amanda is diagnosed with schizophrenia,...
#CULTURE | Kendall Jenner Body-Shamed For Being Famous?

#CULTURE | Kendall Jenner Body-Shamed For Being Famous?

If you paid attention to any media outlets during each Fashion Week, you are aware that one model in particular was broadcasted repeatedly: Kendall Jenner, or just “Kendall” for modeling. From Givenchy, Chanel, and Dianne Von Furstenberg to name a few, Kendall has been the main focus of each one. Even when top models such...
#FILM | Kirsten Dunst in "Aspirational" : How Social Media Made Us Anti-Social

#FILM | Kirsten Dunst in “Aspirational” : How Social Media Made Us Anti-Social

Vs. Magazine released the beautifully shot, yet truly shocking short film Aspirational, directed by Matthew Frost and starring Kirsten Dunst. The work tells us a fact that we all know, but haven’t realized just how bad it is. We see Kirsten Dunst walking through a garden and talking on her phone. She arrived on a...
#MUSIC | First Look: Aaliyah - The Princess of R&B (Trailer)

#MUSIC | First Look: Aaliyah – The Princess of R&B (Trailer)

After much controversy it’s official, the trailer for the much buzzed about film Aaliyah – Princess of R&B has been released. The 30-second trailer begins with an intimate scene between the character Aaliyah and her mother giving a warning, “It takes more than some hot producer to create a superstar.” It continues on with scenes of...
#TheCandy | Week of October 6th

#TheCandy | Week of October 6th

Banks for Hunger Magazine. Curated by: Taylyn, Editor-in-Chief News: After Chanel’s faux “feminist” fashion show, The Guardian asks if fashion and feminism can ever be compatible. If we didn’t think so, there’d be no SWEETEST. Take notes, Mr. Lagerfeld. Watching: ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. Viola Davis slays (figuratively, and maybe literally?) as the frosty...