ACTIVATE
Modern Methods of Giving for the Hip Young Adult

In most matters “adult” we tend to look to our parents for guidance. But, our poor parents lacked the most incredible and expansive medium for knowledge transmission: the Internet! Our parents were hassled by telethons, snail mail, and blind calls from various organizations pleading for monetary donations.We no longer have to rely on these methods; in fact, we can give donations all while having some good fun!

Now that we are making some money—even if it is barely enough to pay our rent and happy hour lifestyle—it’s time, as young adults, to start considering our options for charitable donations. Luckily, our current times offer us busy urbanites many easy and comprehensive options for philanthropic fun.

THE SCENE
A Sure Fire Way to Beat Post-Vacation Blues
We have just returned from vacation in London. Yes, the city where you-know-who got married. We enjoyed peering through the gates of Buckingham Palace, where a few days prior, a royal kiss had taken place on the balcony. We enjoyed wearing our new, summery, sunshine yellow calf length skirt, as the sun peeped out from behind London's grey clouds. We adored eating fish and chips, sprinkled with vinegar, in gastro pubs with animal names -Dog and Duck/The Cow/The Goat . But now we are back in LA and WE ARE BORED. Thankfully we have our favorite pastime: bargain shopping, to cheer us up and banish our post vacation blues!
STYLE STALKER
Style Stalker: On the Streets in Boston

Local artists, photographers, designers and musicians swarmed the Lily Pad in Cambridge last Sunday night to celebrate the launch of a new Boston-based online collaborative arts magazine called Spirited. Boston dandy Mitch Hampton entertained on piano while guests sipped Bols Genever punch and Pretty Things beer, and visiting musicians Faux Fix from New Haven were in attendance to play some new material. There was much fabulous fashion to be had and I narrowed in on three guests I thought had amazing style.


Nathan Johnson, composer and producer

BIJOUX
It's been a long time.

Well, it's been some time. I have sat down to write so often but my mind has been a log jam of activity. I know I promised details of Fashion Week in New York but it was such a hectic time. I’ll leave what I wrote then. It's enough.

Green Star

The best thing that happened during New York Fashion Week was that I was able to put two friends together on a green initiative. Charles Roberts has an amazing concept; market forces that drive companies to become more environmentally friendly. The idea is to rate a company's carbon footprint and allow consumers to choose amongst the competing brands. Each brand is rated with a green star, which represents how environmentally friendly they are - five stars being the best and no stars meaning they are basically egregous polluters.

ALDO
Street Style: Louis Vuitton's from Sunny LA

Rachel, 21
LA – Fashion Stylist