Halloween or Hollyween? How Pop Culture Changed the Holiday

It’s that time of the year! Haunted houses, Pumpkin Spice lattes, trick-or-treating, and more. Even though it’s looking like the spooky holiday is going to be virtual this year, there is one thing that does not require quarantine — Halloween costumes! We don’t often think too deep about our costumes. We just put on our […]

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The Presidential Style of Selina Meyer – VEEP

America, hopefully, I don’t have to remind you of the fact that we are in the midst of a very pivotal election. I am feeling all of the side-effects of election season, high blood pressure, the constant urge to phone-bank, arguing with loose acquaintances on Facebook, and of course- the CONSTANT urge to rewatch one […]

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How TikTokers Pale in Comparison to Tim Burton

A popular trend on TikTok has creators showing off their fashionable closets by assembling outfits based on their favorite director’s iconic aesthetic. An exciting part of this trend is seeing TikTokers calling attention to the lack of diversity in a director’s work, while showing what it would look like if more people of color were […]

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Supreme Style: Remembering The Notorious RBG

It is with deep sorrow that I must write, on Friday, September 18th, 2020, we lost Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Also known as The Notorious RBG. Justice Ginsburg was a real-life superhero. She was someone that I and countless others all over the globe looked up to. Long before she was nominated to […]

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A Short History of Costume Design At the Emmy’s

While taking a look at the Costume Design & Supervision nominees for the Emmy Awards this year, I was stunned by how genuinely excellent costuming has been this past year. All twenty-two nominees across the four categories are incredible examples of how costume design is integral to creating the characters and worlds we love to […]

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The Oscars 2020 – Best Dressed

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another Oscars edition of “A Haute Second with Spencer” ! Ah yes, I can’t believe we are here. Now for those of you who don’t know, the Oscars red carpet is THE red carpet. It’s Hollywood’s biggest night! As always, I have put together a list of my picks […]

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The Emmys 2019 – Best Dressed

Hello everyone! Welcome to my annual Emmys fashion edition! As I am sure you all know by now, The Emmys are my favorite award show. It really is one of my favorite nights of the year. Without a doubt, we are in the Golden Age of Television. Movie stars are becoming tv stars. Streaming has […]

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Gender Bending Fashion

Every time I travel to another city, I make it a goal of mine to visit a local museum (or aquarium but that is a different article). This summer I had the absolute privilege of visiting the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). Tb be quite honest, I was just there to see the ancient Egyptian […]

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