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Style Profile: Eric Lee

Name: Eric Lee College: Duncan '16 Major: Computer Science

Personal style quirk?

I have a hard time treating my clothes like fast fashion, I get pretty attached to them and can’t throw them away.
I do most of my shopping online, because stores generally don’t carry my size and I don’t have the patience to thrift. 

Favorite stores?

Uniqlo, Gap and Old Navy!



"The light blue denim shirt with elbow patches is from my junior year in high school. This shirt was part of an online Urban splurge that happened a couple of weeks before AP Testing because I was super stressed out. At the time I didn’t even have a credit card so I stole my mom’s from her purse. My conscience got the better of me so I told them--while we were eating out at Chinese restaurant. I could tell that my parents were trying to do their best to hold it together. Dinner was pretty awkward and silent after that. My parents blew up right when we got back in the car. The shirt originally didn’t have elbow patches, but I wore t…

The 007 Countdown (Esperanza Guide Pt. 4)

It's time, agents. Your mission begins in just two days...are you ready?

I'm sure all you Bond ladies already have your espionage ensembles lined up and ready to go (if you don't, check out 6100 blogger Danielle's guide to femme fatale fashion), but before you embark on your journey to Esperanza, let us send you off with 7 last-minute makeup tips and tricks to ensure your night is a success:


007.A LOOK TO KILL:BALANCING YOUR COLOR PALETTE Everything is about balance. One rule I personally swear by is highlighting only one facial feature at a time. For example, the classic combo I always opt for is a dramatic smokey eye balanced by a neutral or nude lip. 





Let's be real here, every femme fatale's gotta have her smolder. Smokey eyes scream sexy and seductive. If you want your eyes to pop (and possibly even captivate the gaze of a handsome Bond man across the dance floor?), this is the way to go. If you're less experienced with dramatic eye makeup, the traditional …

Becoming a Bond Girl: Esperanza Guide Pt. 3 (Ladies)

As a freshman, I don’t quite yet know what to expect from Esperanza, but I do know what the stereotypical spy-in-disguise uniform entails: something sexy, skin-tight, yet classy.  And while that may not be everyone’s style, that’s definitely one costume theme I’d love dressing up for. Even if you don't typically see yourself in something as provocative as seen in spy films, Esperanza can definitely be your chance to try it out. Here are my top picks for Esperanza*:
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For me, it’s a

Licensed [Looks] to Kill: James Bond

Most guys are probably going to show up in a black suit of some kind, but it's time to re-imagine the word 'classy.' Half of the classy James Bond look is the aura he gives off: confident and daring. Y'all Rice men are already confident. Just take the daring and use it to style up some, yes?

Not that black suits are bad. They are the safe pick, and can be jazzed up very easily with the choice of bow tie or tie. Not gonna lie, I really wish more guys wore bow ties. Maybe this will be the year... ASOS has an awesome selection of bow ties and ties in general for very reasonable prices, while H&M is offering some "premium quality" silk bow ties that are a tad bit higher end.






If you're going with a lady, there are more ways to coordinate than just wearing the same color tie or bowtie. Use her dress to create an autumn, or just classic, color palette and choose a suit or dress shirt that fits in. (For example, if her dress is green, autumn colors to go alon…

Makeup On Greek

Hello beauties (and soon-to-be nudies),

Time for a special post just in time for NoDoween. This year's theme is NoDs and NoDdesses: Mount My Olympus. 
If you saw the theme and thought, "how am I supposed to make a Grecian chifton sexy", I can't help you. What I can do, however, is provide you with some tips on what to do with your face.
For starters, I think gold eye make-up is a must in this situation. 
This liner look is easier than you'd think. Just take a gold liner (solid or liquid). Apply thickly along upper lash line. Closer to the lash line, apply a thin line of black liquid liner to clean up the look.


If you want a more dramatic gold eye look, I would recommend getting a gold eyeshadow that works while wet. My recommendation is for Urban Decay's 'Half Baked' but any baked eyeshadow will work. (Clarification: All of UD's eyeshadows work when wet. Half Baked is just the name for the brand's gold color but 'baked' eyeshadow is a …

Esperanza Guide Pt. 1 - Face Time~

Here we go guys~! Its Esperanza time again and 6100 main has your back! The first guide is all about makeup~! Now at this point you may be asking "why is there a makeup post before anything clothing related?" I'll quickly answer that it's because dressing for this Esperanza isn't going to be too hard. In fact you probably have something in your closet already! (If you don't, hang in there, there'll be posts coming right up for you!)  What can take you from your awesome self to a more "bond-y" version of yourself is makeup! See the following for looks and tips.
**** Organization: **** The guide will be organized by relative skill level. Within those levels, I'll try to organize the videos from dark skin to light so that it's easier to find someone close to your skin tone (although you can totally learn from someone who doesn't have the same skin tone~!). 
**** The looks: **** Eye Colors: You really want to go dark and bold! Look for lo…

Makeup 102: A visual guide

This is a supplementary guide to makeup for novices and beginners. Please check out this page for Makeup 101, an excellent step by step guide that helps you piece together the tips in this guide.
First and foremost, you have to try~! The way you become better at makeup (really anything) is to go for it and try it! I will give you different techniques for different makeup product, and try to give you direction as to what *may* work best for you, but ultimately it will come down to you trying it out! So let's start this journey~!

*** Tip #1: Know your skin type + primer ***
The biggest thing you want to have on lock is your skin type. There are five general categories: Dry, Oily, Normal, Combination, and Sensitive. However, you can be sensitive + any of the other categories, so do keep that in mind. There is a chance you already know this~! If you don't a general rule for each category is as follows: After washing with a gentle cleanser, wait about an hour and then press a separa…