Baring It All: A Year in Review

By Rachel Kurland This year’s trendsetting color: nude. Some of pop culture’s favorite celebrities have bared it all — Jennifer Lawrence, Keira Knightley, Kim Kardashian. But why? They claim to do it for art or a societal statement, but a little research shows that it’s just for shameless self-promotion. Some people, however, support their nakedness. The Guardian published an article encouraging the revealing breast movement: “They’re … Continue reading Baring It All: A Year in Review

What Your Favorite Color Says About You

By Cara Chiaramonte Think of your favorite color — the first color that comes to your mind. Don’t second-guess it. This color can actually help you learn quite a bit about yourself. Whether you’re pedantic purple or mature maroon, your favorite color can give you insight into why you act the way you do or how others perceive you. See if your favorite color matches … Continue reading What Your Favorite Color Says About You

How to Decorate Your Home With Gold

By Justine Giancola Decorating your home can be a creative way to display your individual style with the endless possibilities of paint, fabrics, furniture, flooring and more. Different odds and ends can also make all the difference when pulling spaces together. This season, gold is stocking the shelves and can give your home the fresh pop of color you’re looking for. These gold items effortlessly … Continue reading How to Decorate Your Home With Gold

4 Ways to Color Code Your Life

By Cara Chiaramonte Whether you’re trying to take care of your kids while working full time or preparing for your next exam, a busy schedule is a busy schedule. And when you’re busy, organization is key. That’s where color comes into play. According to MIT researchers, the brain can still recognize and identify an image seen for as little as 13 milliseconds. The brain processes … Continue reading 4 Ways to Color Code Your Life

3 Ways Enhancing Your Instagram Photos Boosts ‘Likes’

by Marisa Ross Wow! That sunset was majestic, but this photo I took isn’t doing it justice. Maybe I should tweak it. I know! I’ll boost the saturation level to make the colors more vivid — wait, no — I’ll soften it with the Sierra filter to make it look vintage. Or perhaps I should just leave it as #nofilter. Sound familiar? If you’ve ever … Continue reading 3 Ways Enhancing Your Instagram Photos Boosts ‘Likes’

Impress Yourself: Artwork to Jazz Up Your Interior

by Jennifer Hernandez Art is around us everywhere. Books frequently reference Michelangelo’s masterpieces, pop culture doesn’t tire of Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn Diptych” and the “Mona Lisa” seems to have a doppelganger in every decade. But art goes beyond what we see in mass media. People can showcase and examine it in intimate settings to stir emotion, inspire creativity and fuel motivation. If you love color … Continue reading Impress Yourself: Artwork to Jazz Up Your Interior

A Perennial Polish: Your Best Accessory

by Justine Giancola Seasons change and so do nail color trends. When summer ends, we bid adieu to bright, neon and pastel polishes and welcome the deep, dark shades of fall. However, one color compliments almost every outfit in any season: Essie’s Bahama Mama. The rich plum paint is my personal favorite and a constant must-have in your wardrobe of polishes. Its darker shade makes … Continue reading A Perennial Polish: Your Best Accessory

Orange & Blue Magazine Event!

Hello to all of our fabulous readers! Orange & Blue Magazine is having an event THIS Friday, Nov. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at SweetBerries, located at 505 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601. Come to the event to preview our next issue, look through past issues and meet our staff who has been working hard all semester! SweetBerries is offering discounted treats to … Continue reading Orange & Blue Magazine Event!