Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 3-Way Style Challenge: Campus Edition

For the LPM February 3-Way Style Challenge, we decided to change things up a bit-- we went to three DC area schools: Marymount University, Howard, and GW--- and picked 3 girls from each school to wear our reconstructed items. Let me tell you, we were in street style bliss! Every school had their own unique taste and put a different spin on a teal crop top, tribal shorts, and high-low colorblock dress.  Who wore it best? Vote for your favorite school in the poll at the bottom--- the winning set of girls will each receive a $25 gift certificate to La Petite Marmoset (and bragging rights in general)! Poll closes Friday at noon ET.

1) Marymount University
  • Megan, Senior, Fashion Merchandising
  • Carolina, Senior, Fashion Merchandising
  • Meah, Senior, Fashion Merchandising
Carolina, on Marymount style: "There's two different types of people at MU: The Fashion students, and [the rest of the] students. The second you walk into a Fashion class you know that it isn't exactly your finance class. Everyone says we are 'dressed up', but we always frown and explain ...its called making an effort to confirm what you represent--Fashion." 

2) Howard University
  • Brianna, Sophomore, Psychology with Political Science Minor
  • Sharifa, Sophomore, Radio/TV/Film with Theatre Minor
  • Alicia, Sophomore, Fashion Merchandising with Political Science Minor
Alicia, on Howard style: "eccentric. Up dated on trends but not too trendy... [everyone brings] each outfit to life with their own personal style." One girl in the lobby where I was waiting said "Everyday walking to class is like a catwalk-- you don't dare wear sweatpants!"

3) George Washington University
  • Dilara, Senior, (International student from Turkey) Economics with Statistics Minor
  • Veronica, Senior, Double Major in International Affairs and Political Science
  • Jamila, Senior, (International student from Azerbaijan) International Affairs with History and Sociology Minor
Veronica, on GW style: "I would say it is very modern/edgy influenced by the large number of international and NYC students. You can definitely see the latest fashion trends outside of Gelman Library and most students usually look very well put together."

Photos and reconstructed pieces by La Petite Marmoset

Which school in the Style Challenge did the best overall?

Polls Closed at 12 ET on 02/24/2012 with the following results:
Marymount: 388 Votes (41%)
Howard: 265 Votes (28%)
GW: 280 Votes (30%)


  1. Such a fun challenge! They all look great but I voted for my favorite :-)

  2. I love this challenge and you did a very good job with it! I love all the clothing and the looks! I hope you win. This blog is amazing.

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  3. ahhhhhh i love this! you really stepped it up this time! they look great!!!

  4. Awesome challenge! Love it.


  5. Such a great idea! I have made my vote clear!

  6. The girls of Howard uni r so stylish.

  7. The girls from Howard are on POINT. so fierce. and of course I am not surprised :)

  8. Love all the looks, but Howard ladies always do it best! Love the use of accessories w/ the Turban, Fur collar and clutch! Plus, I love the diverse hair styles! Nice job ladies!! :-)

  9. Girls all all amazing...They looks so cute.

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  10. Great challenge! It's hard to choose....they all rocked it!

  11. The Howard girls are burning that camera UP! Love the looks.

  12. Katherine, you should definitely do another challenge like this! OMWord, I loved it. Getting to know how each university represents in style. Awesome idea. I was already famaliar with HU because my parents and sister graduated from there. Plus, I know way too many damn people that went to that school. lolol. HU is made up of very smart students that know STYLE. Great mix.

    Regarding this challenge, even though all the girls came correct, for me it's a tie between HU and GWU.

    1. Thanks Vivi! Glad you liked it---It was a lot of fun to go visit all these girls! Will be interesting to see who wins :)

  13. ahhh, it was so hard to vote, i seriously love them allllll! amazing.
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  14. Oh my, I am sorry but the girls from Marymount WORKED THE LOOKS! Megan's sheer top and chunky necklace translated well with the tribal shorts and the pop of color in the shoes stayed true to the heritage of the shorts. Carolina the color blocking is classic, timeless, simple and elegant I feel as though you are channeling the Mad Men era; what a great way to showcase the top. Meah, you definitely did not get lost in the complexity of the dress, you stayed true to the era of the dress and added an amazing necklace, sheer tights, and funky wedges. You girls rocked the look the best, but what do you expect from students of Marymount?

    XoXo JW


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