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FASHION REPORT CO: Foreign Fashion

Alexa Phillips December 1, 2016

Patriotism, beauty, confidence, religion, and lifestyle are only a few reasons that drive how people dress every day. These reasons resonate with every girl around the globe, however many people are ignorant...

The highlight of the trip for me was Kerry Park. On a clear day, you can see the Space Needle among the rest of the dowtown skyline, Mt. Rainier and out into Puget Sound. Kerry Park is in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, just north of the Seattle Center. Photo credit: Alexa Phillips

A Weekend in the Emerald City

Alexa Phillips November 14, 2016

At the end of October, I had the opportunity to visit Seattle, Washington. This was my second time visiting, the first being about three and a half years ago. Upon visiting, I completely fell in love with...

models getting fitted in the dressing room

Live From the Lincoln Center: The Road To Elemental

Alexa Phillips March 31, 2016

Each year, the graduates of the apparel production program at CSU put together their capstone collection to present in a fashion show at The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins. The show happens each spring,...

One of OperAmericanos Disney snaps, inspired by Beauty and the Beast. Photo courtesy of OperAmericano.

Snapchat Artist OperAmericano Shares the Power of Positivity

Alexa Phillips February 5, 2016

While Snapchat is still in its infancy on the social media lifecycle, it has already produced its own crop of stars. These people make up the rather small, but fast-growing niche of Snapchat artists, who...

I Love Eggs Benny Spreads the Love All February Long

“I Love Eggs Benny” Spreads the Love All February Long

Alexa Phillips February 2, 2016

The Silver Grill Cafe is known around Fort Collins and its surrounding areas for its cinnamon rolls, but a little known fact is that they are also known for their eggs Benedict. For the last four years,...

% sale sign on a storefront window

Why I’m Not Giving Gifts This Christmas

Alexa Phillips December 16, 2015

That’s right, you read that correctly. Recently, I got into a conflict with a friend about purchasing gifts for Christmas. He felt like he was obligated to purchase gifts for everyone in our friend...

Ricki Watkins snapping a photograph

Meet the Editors: 2005-2015

Alexa Phillips October 6, 2015

Katie Kelley, 2005-2006 "I stepped up to the role of editor-in-chief for College Avenue magazine because I was passionate about magazines -- everything from the sleek photography on a glossy page to the...

College Avenue cover from 2015, the 10th anniversary cover. College Avenue, Your Student Magazine, 10 Years in the Making

10 Years of College Avenue

Alexa Phillips October 5, 2015

10 years. Over 40 issues. 11 editors-in-chief.  College Avenue has grown from an infant publication to a recognized name on the CSU campus and in the Fort Collins community. It has brought the gift...

Model walking down the runway.

Denver: Fashion’s Rising Star in the West

Alexa Phillips April 24, 2015

We often associate fashion with an urban mecca like Los Angeles or New York City, not Denver. However, more recently, Denver has been growing stronger as a fashion hub and gaining recognition in the industry. One...

A family walks past Cira Boutique in Old Town.

Shop ‘Til You Drop on College Avenue

Alexa Phillips March 25, 2015

College Avenue is known for offering many services, from restaurants and bars to quirky local shops, but it also offers a variety of clothing boutiques. Let’s begin at the southernmost location, Magnolia...

Handcuffs and sleeping mask on a bed.

50 Shades of BDSM

Alexa Phillips February 11, 2015

Bondage and Discipline. Domination and Submission. Sadism and Masochism. These six words form the common four-letter acronym “BDSM.” This concept has been brought to attention in the last few months...

Christmas decorations from Rudolphs Landing. Photo by Megan Rakoczy.

Rudolph’s Landing Serves up Year-Round Christmas Cheer

Alexa Phillips December 24, 2014

Behind the lit trees that line Old Town Square and the fresh snow which covers the sidewalks, Rudolph’s Landing takes up storefront on Linden Street, separated from the crowds drawn to Old Town, even...

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