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February 2, 2017 by

Dress for the journey.

Federico Canavati, Cox School of Business ’15, has already cemented himself in the fashion and business world a mere two years after graduating from SMU. The Canavati family has years of experience in the realms of fashion, so his success comes as no surprise. He recently founded Mavens Cove, a retail destination for men that specializes in coastal wear for the naval lifestyle. Mavens Cove’s innovative designs and collections dress men for the exciting journey of life; whether it is at the beach, on a yacht ride or in a sailboat competition.

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About Adriana Bremer

Mexican, gourmet cooking aficionado, aromatherapy massage fanatic and Vogue devotee. I enjoy a good book, a good wine and deep conversations. I fully depend on coffee and chai tea and I like to believe I will one day marry Harvey Specter.

Gifts for: Your Girl

December 5, 2016 by

Not only can we never decide where we want to eat.. but we also can’t ever come up with things we want for Christmas. Being a girl (duh) let me help all those boys out there who want to help their significant other with a few gift ideas for your Queen

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About Chase Piper

Brunette and bubbly- you'll always catch me sporting a new pair of sneakers with any outfit. Kendrick Lamar is my idol and if I'm not listening to him then I'm jamming to old school rap and online shopping on Revolve. I'm from Denver, I'm a victim of OCD and can't go through the week without hitting the juice bar at Equinox. I live for lighting a candle and binge watching Netflix.

The Reign of Slimane

April 4, 2016 by

Friday morning the rumor was confirmed. The Kering Group announced that Hedi Slimane, the creative director of Saint Laurent, had officially left the legendary house. I wept.

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What You Missed [Mens F/W 16]

January 26, 2016 by

It took a while for me to develop an appreciation and take interest in menswear. How mundane its limits seemed, how repetitive the collections looked. Eventually I began to see the art in it, the stories, the image, the look, and especially in today’s age, it’s evolution. Over the past couple of weeks we have seen our favorite fashion houses define the style for F/W 16 menswear. We saw good, we saw bad , we saw wow, we saw “ehh”, but most importantly, we saw new. Continue Reading

Gift Guide {For the Boyfriend}

December 1, 2015 by

When it comes time to do the gift guides at SMUstyle, everyone shies away from what has become the dreaded boyfriend gift guide. I totally get it– shopping for boys can be so awkward, especially in those early relationship stages. After being forced to do one a while back, I surprisingly have actually grown to enjoy shopping for gifts for our beaus! It takes a while for my overly-girly self to get into the masculine spirit but after some deep meditation and attempts at understanding the male mind I think I did pretty well. There is definitely a variety of presents this year, so hopefully something is perfect for your significant (or not so significant) other so you can check another gift off your list.   Continue Reading

About Sara Mullally

An aggressively proud Atlantan with a sweet tooth whose favorite things include Dutch Golden Age painting, Hitchcock films, and any cobblestone street. Purveyor of all things pretty and collector of dust collectors. End goal: Iris Apfel.

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Halloween [The Male]

October 29, 2015 by

Finally, a post for the boys, and with just enough time left to save your chops. If you’re anything like me, you’ve known Halloween was coming up and that you probably should’ve planned ahead but as these things go, you haven’t and oh wait…the festivities start tonight. For us, throwing on a tight get up and some cat ears just won’t cut it for the costume parties, so here a few options that are just as easy, but slightly more fitting.

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Stay Preppy, Pony Boy

September 23, 2015 by

I mean, we are in the south, right?

Even though I know all boys mainly wear mostly the same thing, it’s time to bring some options to your game-day attire! At SMU we can’t necessary get away with just those SMU tees you can buy at the bookstore or frat tanks we all love so much. If the girls are getting dressed up – you gotta put yourself together too, boys! With the homecoming boulevard coming up this Saturday, bring out the cowboy boots and let’s look into some alternative stylish yet spirited choices.

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Presidential Pick {Carlton Adams}

March 31, 2015 by

It’s impossible to miss all of Carlton Adam’s campaign photos, they’re everywhere! From Facebook, to the the Boulevard, and even Insta, his campaign game is as strong as his classic southern SMU style. In his retro glasses (yes, they’re prescription – I asked) and country club chic attire, he is our stylish pick for upcoming student body president! We sat down with Carlton this week to get the inside scoop between cabinet meetings and class and right before elections.



SMUstyle: Tell us about yourself!

Carlton Adams: My name is Carlton Adams and I am a junior Economics major from Dallas, Texas. I am the youngest of 6 kids and I have a twin sister, Kristen, who attends TCU – ironic ha. My dogs, Sophie and Lucy, are both English Mastiffs and spending time with them is one of my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and water-sports, like wake-boarding and wake-surfing. I am the proud uncle of three nieces, and hanging out with them is also one of my favorite things to do!




SS: Why did you pick SMU? What made you choose to run for presidency?

CA: In the back of my mind, when I was applying to schools, I always knew I would end up at SMU. I applied to 6 schools, but once I was offered the Hunt Scholarship, I knew SMU would be my final choice. I also have strong family ties at SMU, and they pushed me to attend the school. It was those family ties along with my love for the institution that drove me to run for Student Body President. I know I’m the most qualified candidate for the position, serving as a First-Year Senator, Pre-Major Senator, Membership Chair and Dedman Senator. I have spent all of my Tuesdays here in the Student Senate chamber since I walked onto this campus and couldn’t imagine spending my Tuesday afternoons any other way.


SS: Okay, so give us a low down on your political platform…

CA: My platform has three points: Opportunity, Community and SMUnity. I believe students should be more aware of the opportunities they have both on and off campus. This would be achieved through the All University Calendar and Centralized Resource Center. Community is my second platform, where a safer community is a big focus – improving GiddyUp services, maintenance of lighting on campus, improved crosswalks and a Student Senate Safety Week. Last is SMUnity, the mantra of my campaign! I hope to improve SMUnity by further implementing the SMU Value Statement across campus, making the value statement more visible and highlight the SMU Value Statement during freshman orientation. Also through an All Organizations Day in the Spring. In the Fall we have Night at the Club, but the Spring should have an event just as significant that encourages involvement in the Spring semester. The All Organizations Day would also promote pride in any and all involvement in any of the hundreds of organization on campus. And last, through improving transparency within Student Senate – making any and all information and decisions made in the chamber readily accessible and known to the Student Body.




SS: What role do you think style plays in politics here at SMU?

CA: Style plays into politics at SMU in regards to knowing what to wear and when to wear it. Meaning, what constitutes business casual versus business professional or when it is appropriate to wear what type of clothing.. In my opinion, I would rather be overdressed than underdressed but casual ‘Wear Red Friday’ is always a must ha!




SS: What are three words you would use to describe your style?

CA: Comfy, professional, when needed, and weather-dependent. Nothing is worse than walking around all day wearing something that isn’t comfortable or than wearing too much or too little clothes when the Dallas weather changes, as frequently as it does and nothing is more awkward than being over-dressed or under-dressed.


SS: What’s your favorite accessory in your closet

CA: Definitely a sport coat.




SS: We know everyone loves a good boulevard, but tell me about one of your other favorite SMU past times?

CA: My time on the Student Senate is definitely a favorite past time. This organization has been the reason for many of my friendships and relationships at SMU, and an organization I hope to continue to make memories in it. I am so proud to be a contributing member to this prestigious organization, and hope I have the chance to give back to the Student Senate, as much as, if not more than it has given to me.


More information on Carlton and his campaign can be found at his website or on his Facebook page! Don’t forget to vote in the elections on April 1st and 2nd!!

xx, D

Who’s That Boy? [Julian Ryles]

February 11, 2015 by

You’ll either spot him on campus with his bike or you’ll just spot him in general for what he’s wearing to class that day.  Let me introduce you to Julian Ryles– a junior from San Francisco, California whose style has a lot to do with where he’s from. Dressing comfortably over dressing flashy is his motto, but let’s be honest…even when he dresses comfortably it’s not your typical t-shirt and basketball shorts. Not only is his style great, but he also has killer taste in music to go with it. (Ask him for song recommendations, you won’t regret it) Thankfully we were able to sit down with him recently to get a glimpse of who Julian Ryles really is.

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SS: Who are your style icons?

Julian : Arthur Ash, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Ryan Gosling, and JFK.


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SS: What is your favorite piece to shop for?

Julian: Watches. Because like shoes, it says a lot about a person. I’m into square vintage watches and ones that are hard to find.

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SS: What would you describe your style as?

Julian: I would say my style is very California-hippie-urban based.

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SS: What does every guy need in his closet? And why?

Julian: Every guy needs a good pair of vans. They’re great to just throw on, and even when they’re beat up they still look good.

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SS: What is something you absolutely have to bring with you when you walk out the door?

Julian: A nice pair of sunglasses. I use to be big on Oliver Peoples, but the quality isn’t that great so now I really like Persols.

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SS: What are you most excited about in 2015?

Julian: I’m excited to hang out with my best friends Rehan, Jared, Austin and Ted. Those guys keep me grounded and they influence me everyday some way or another.





Photos Taken By: Taylor Lewis

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