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Notes From Abroad: The Study of Fashion
By Ivana Cepeda | 06/12/2009 - 15:57

On the first day of class at the London College of Fashion, I was beyond excited. My flat mates and I got up early for breakfast, then we took the tube to school. The weather was lousy—cold and rainy. After arriving, we went to our classroom for orientation, where we learned that the man behind Jimmy Choo graduated from the very same institution! I think that was all I needed to hear to solidify this school as credible in my mind.


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Notes From Abroad: Finding My Way
By Ivana Cepeda | 06/05/2009 - 17:30

Before beginning our internships, my professor instructed everyone in my program to do a “dry run” on the tube in order to avoid getting lost on the first day of work. My “dry run” was a disaster. I went to the tube station and got specific instructions on how to get to Bond Street. The tube system is very similar to my hometown NYC subway stations. But instead of using a Metrocard, the tube requires an Oyster card. You fill out a form that you give to the clerk and pay for the amount you want.


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Notes From Abroad: Finding My Way
By Ivana Cepeda | 06/05/2009 - 15:45

Before beginning our internships, my Professor instructed everyone in my program to do a “dry run” on the tube in order to avoid getting lost on the first day of work. My “dry run” was a disaster. I went to the tube station and got specific instructions on how to get to Bond Street. The tube system is very similar to my hometown NYC subway stations. But instead of using a Metrocard, the tube requires an Oyster card. You fill out a form that you give to the clerk and pay for the amount you want.


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How to Be Road Trip Savvy
By Dorkys Ramos | 06/03/2009 - 15:45

Planning a road trip this summer? Well, you won’t be the only one. According to a recent Jiffy Lube International survey, our less-than-stellar economy has about 71% of travelers planning to jump into their car for a road trip. But it’s important to know your stuff and make sure to be car savvy before hitting the road, as AAA also announced that an anticipated 7.3 million drivers will experience car troubles this summer. Check out the quick checklist to make sure your car doesn’t leave you stranded—and seriously pissed—on the way to your vacation:


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How to Be Road Trip Savvy
By Dorkys Ramos | 06/03/2009 - 11:45

Planning a road trip this summer? Well, you won’t be the only one. According to a recent Jiffy Lube International survey, our less-than-stellar economy has about 71% of travelers planning to jump into their car for a road trip. But it’s important to know your stuff and make sure to be car savvy before hitting the road, as AAA also announced that an anticipated 7.3 million drivers will experience car troubles this summer. Check out the quick checklist to make sure your car doesn’t leave you stranded—and seriously pissed—on the way to your vacation:


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Notes from Abroad: Landing in London
By Ivana Cepeda | 05/29/2009 - 14:06

I arrived in London after a 6 hour flight. We flew out of Newark Airport on Virgin Atlantic, which was pretty cool. The food wasn’t bad and they give you a complimentary eye mask (for sleeping), socks (to keep your feet warm) and a toothbrush and tooth paste. I immediately put on my eye mask and socks and slept for four hours of the flight. We arrived at Heathrow Airport without incident and clearing customs was a breeze. I imagined it would be something of an interrogation, since applying for the Visa was like signing my life away.


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Notes from Abroad: Landing in London
By Ivana Cepeda | 05/29/2009 - 09:00

I arrived in London after a six-hour flight. We flew out of Newark on Virgin Atlantic, which was pretty cool. The food wasn’t bad and they give you a complimentary eye mask (for sleeping), socks (to keep your feet warm) and a toothbrush and tooth paste. I immediately put on my eye mask and socks and slept for four hours of the flight. We arrived at Heathrow Airport without incident and clearing customs was a breeze. I imagined it would be something of an interrogation, since applying for the Visa was like signing my life away.


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Notes from Abroad: The Journey Begins
By Ivana Cepeda | 05/22/2009 - 14:06

I remember when I was a senior in high school, I didn’t want to go away to college because I had space issues, and the idea of sharing my room with a stranger totally freaked me out. But now I have the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in England, at the London College of Fashion. Space issues be damned!


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Notes from Abroad: The Journey Begins
By Ivana Cepeda | 05/22/2009 - 10:45

I remember when I was a senior in high school, I didn’t want to go away to college because I had space issues, and the idea of sharing my room with a stranger totally freaked me out. But now I have the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in England, at the London College of Fashion. Space issues be damned!


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My Weekend with Amy Winehouse
By Verky Arcos | 05/13/2009 - 14:06

I just returned from St. Lucia’s 18th Annual Jazz Festival. I'm back to reality here in NYC and, boy, was St. Lucia unreal.


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