All posts tagged: featured

YHM Special: Staying Genuine to Yourself with Sarah Jaihe Lee

Committing yourself to following your dreams isn’t an effortless road to travel. There are so many distractions young people can get tangled up in from school to friendships. But, with a plan of action and a driven heart you can make the impossible, possible. YHM’s very own, Sarah Jaihe Lee, breaks down her accomplishments from 2013 and gives us a peek of the year ahead. With a background in English and a craving to share what she loves, this young woman is surprising herself by checking things off her to-do list! YHM: Who is Sarah and what is she all about?  Sarah Jaihe Lee: I’m a senior at Rutgers University majoring in English with a minor in music. I enjoy blogging, cooking, baking, writing and singing. I have been interning with YHM Magazine since June 2013. I was also a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista and wrote for “Fashionista Spotlight”. YHM: In what ways have you accomplished your dreams/goals of 2013? SJL: I have accomplished many things in 2013 but I didn’t do it alone. I believe God was …

Suzanne Rae: Fashion with Purpose and Style

From one of the fashion capitals of the world comes Suzanne Rae Pelaez, a Brooklyn-based fashion designer who gorgeously blends minimalistic with chic styles. New York Fashion Week is no stranger to the five-year-old Suzanne Rae women’s clothing line, and Haute Living notes her as “the next designer to watch.” Her line represents women who work hard and make a graceful statement through their appearance. Pelaez welcomed YHM into her Brooklyn studio to chat about her work and motivations. After studying Economics and Art History at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Pelaez’s artistic eyes led her to the Big Apple where she soon broke into the art gallery industry. Surrounding herself with art opened her mind to the sophistication of the New York scene and motivated her to make a change. “I wanted to be more hands on with the art. I chose fashion because I was always interested in it, mentions Pelaez.” Later attending Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City, she knew right away that she wanted to start her own …

Get Floral With Your Look!

As the days heat up, get glam with YHM Style! That’s right! We’ve picked out what’s young, hot and modern with this season’s hottest trend, floral! Embrace the weather and all its beauty with our stylish outfits from SheInside. YOUNG Being young means you’re always trying to find ways to stand out. This fun mix from SheInside plays with patterns in the unique floral meets stripes top! Matched with a bleached light blue denim helps the blues of your top stand out even more. Of course no look is complete without the jewels. Our spiky earrings and ring selection are total rock-star flare. HOT Keep your hottest looks simple. A beautiful flower dress in a complementing hue and bell shape is ideal for a night out. A chic yet simple ring adds elegance to your outfit. MODERN Be bold and rock a floral crop blazer with a graphic tee. Modeling urban pieces with a feminine print shows off your rebellious side. Beat the heat with a cool chiffon maxi skirt. Complete your look with a vintage ring themed from the classic fairy tale Snow White!

Kicking Stereotypes & Taking Names: Amani Alkhat

Amani Alkhat is not your average college student. This researcher, scholar, public speaker, activist, and writer (whew!) was invited to speak at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance conference at the UN Plaza. We spoke to Amani about her remarkable blog, Muslim Girl, about what it’s like being a young, fashionable Muslim woman in America. She’s got a bright mind full of goals and a heart full of drive, so trust us—one day, she will be in your child’s history book. YHM: Tell us a little about your experiences at Rutgers University and elsewhere. Amani Alkhat: I’ve been heavily involved with Middle Eastern community and with cultural and politically conscious organizations. It was really refreshing to have them on campus; in high school, I didn’t have any communities to connect with. The Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) changed my life. I feel like a different person. It exposed me to feminism in all its forms and has helped shape my identity and how I view feminism as a Muslim and Arab woman. YHM: I …

Prom Queen – Look 2

It’s time to reveal our second prom outfit – boho girl. This gorgeous maxi dress is so classy & fun. The sleeve details, the low backdrop, and the unique lace insert will make anyone who wears it stand out. Don’t be afraid of the color though! Black is very chic and versatile, you can add pops of color to your outfit to make it more girly! Black open toe pumps are the safe way to go. They won’t out stand the dress itself, yet will look organic in this look. Try to stay away from unnatural colors even when you pick jewelry and a purse for this outfit. Gold, silver, and black accessories will compliment the dress. Don’t ever go overboard with your make up, even if it’s a special occasion. We suggest you pick what you’d like to accentuate – your eyes or lips and make the rest of your face more neutral. The two products that we picked have amazing longevity, which is perfect for a prom night. That’s it, you’re all set …

Jennifer Hsieh; Inspired By the Girl Next to Me

Fashion blogger Jennifer Hsieh is an inspirational young woman to look up to. Whether it’s her chic wardrobe that’s got you heading to the mall or her talented photography skills. Hsieh is making a strong statement when it comes to following your dreams. She dishes on her blog JenniHsieh and her plans for the future. YHM: What is your blog about? JH: My blog focuses on my growth in terms of both my personal style and who I am as a person. For the most part I post about the outfits I wear on a day-to-day basis, including outfit details, and what’s going on in my life at the moment.  YHM: Why don’t you blog about celebrity and other fashion bloggers? JH: I see my blog as a personal outlet and I guess I don’t really have an interest in what celebrities are wearing. I do notice what other bloggers are wearing since a lot of their styles tend to inspire me. However, I usually post my inspirations on my Tumblr or Pinterest boards. It’s easier to keep track …