On Thursday, Nov. 16, the “A Day in the Life of a BC Student” Fashion Show hosted by GLC, UGBC's Cabinet, and NOTH created a fun and welcoming environment for BC students to show off their style in the O’Connell House. The show featured students on all ends of the spectrum — from freshmen to seniors, dancers to cyclists, preppy outfits to rocker-chic getups, it accurately demonstrated both the diverse students and the diverse fashions that walk our campus.
Hosted by sophomores Hannah Robertson and Grant Slingerland, the show accomplished what it originally set out to do. Robertson commented, “I have always thought that everybody at BC is pretty diverse, despite the fact that a lot of people might think otherwise, and if you really look at people and what they are wearing, you can see this. I wanted to break a stereotype and hold a fashion show as a celebration of style, something that isn’t often considered at other BC events.”
When her co-host was asked about his involvement, Slingerland stated, “They came to GLC and were looking for people who wouldn’t mind standing up in front of a crowd and looking silly.” This turned out to be true to form, as Slingerlands’ opening line was “Yo, yo, what’s up.”
“A Day in the Life of a BC Student” showcased four different areas of student life: going to class, extra-curricular activities, date nights and going out. Each round showcased various student takes on fashion senses for these typical activities of a BC student. As an extra treat, Robertson and Slingerland narrated the show, providing not only descriptions of the modeled outfits but also little tidbits about each model as he or she walked down the runway, including their majors and most embarrassing stories.
The fashion show provided a fun and unique activity for students to both participate in and attend. At the end of the show, the models (in typical runway fashion) all came out for one last walk and the diversity of the typical Boston College student was apparent in their outfits, their interaction with the audience, and, ultimately, how they chose to strut their stuff.