style

Tom Ford Fashion in Film

by Prerna Pamar What would film be without fashion? The intricacy of clothes is almost vital to any scene no matter what the situation. In films of all genres, the minutest detail of whether the actor is wearing a certain item of clothing holds so much more magnitude then it may seem. What would the movie […]

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style

Cult

by Zoe Judilla The famed images of Winona Ryder playing croquet in striking blue, Matthew McConaughey happily stoned in salmon pants, and Kyle MacLachlan admiring some “damn good coffee” are among many that have stemmed from cult classics. Their ability to acquire a passionate following creates eccentric subcultures audiences continually strive to be a part […]

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atx

Holiday Art Markets: Local Gifts for Fashion Fiends

by Natalie Berry With finals ending later than ever, it is easy to get wrapped up in studying, stressing, and packing for home. For many of us, finals consume most of our thoughts and energy, leaving us scrambling to buy holiday gifts at the last second. In an effort to help all you last-minute-gifters, I […]

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atx, features

Technology is Changing the Way We Shop

by Joanne Xu In partnership with The Retail Vault I am welcomed into Chottie Hamilton’s contemporary Austin apartment by the smell of a home-cooked dinner. You can imagine my delight, considering the last “meal” I had consumed was a cup of ramen. Chottie has invited me three floors down (I happen to live in the same apartment […]

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atx, features

Prototype Vintage x Spark: An Inside Look

by Maddy Murray In partnership with Prototype Vintage “All killer, no filler.” – Prototype Vintage As a South Congress staple for the past twelve years, Prototype Vintage has served Austinites and tourists alike with their eclectic curation of vintage clothing. With clothes for men and women and children, they truly have something for everyone. I […]

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features, style, video

Behind the Scenes of Issue No.9

Curious as to what really goes on at Spark? Enjoy this exclusive behind-the-scenes look and check out the finished spread in Issue No.9 next Friday. Videographer: Ali Goodwin Models: Hassan Ahmad and Imran Rizvi MUA: Caitlin Vu Stylist: Megan Schuetz Photographer: Bolora Munkhbold for more, visit our Youtube channel.

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beauty, op ed

What Real Beauty Means to Us

by Sarah Davidson “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” –Audrey Hepburn So much of our self-worth seems to be tied into our perception of ourselves, and in turn our beauty. As children, […]

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op ed

Why I Dress Up for Class

by Natalie Berry I’m the girl who wore a cropped, tweed blazer on the first day of fifth grade. Just to clarify, this was my first day of school in a town where I was the new kid. Did I also mention that this fashion choice didn’t score me any brownie points with the cool […]

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