Lydia Yekalam

Lydia Yekalam is a Freelance Writer for MUIPR. She was born and raised in Seattle, and is currently a communications major at the University of Washington. Lydia loves traveling and hopes to one day live in Europe. Her hobbies include taking Instagram-worthy photos, creating DIY interior design projects, and pursuing all things fitness related. Follow Lydia on Twitter @LydiaYekalam

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How to: Headscarves

One of the best ways to accessorize your look is by adding unexpected colors and textures. Headscarves are a great addition to any outfit because they add pizazz and can double as headbands. The...

How to Rock Yellow for Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and that means flip-flops, barbeques, and brighter colors. One of the hottest trends this summer will be the color yellow. This color often gets a bad reputation...

Fashion Spotlight: Who is Andrej Pejic?

Andrej Pejic is an androgynous model who has walked the most famous runways in the world and modeled for designers like Marc Jacobs and Jean-Paul Gaultier.   Andrej Pejic...

Trend Alert: How to Bleach Jeans

Bleaching jeans is a great way to mix up your look without buying a new pair of pants. Follow our easy DIY tips to start creating your own bleached jeans.   1. Prepare your area. We...

MUIPR Beauty: Tips for Looking Your Best, Naturally

Summer is just around the corner, and there is no better time to give your skin some rest and clean out your pores. Weeks of makeup use can leave behind residue in our skin, even after we wash our...

MUIPR Beauty: How to Wear Dark Lipstick

Berry and oxblood lip colors are a great way to mix up your daily makeup routine, and the colors look good on just about every skin tone.   The key to pulling off the dark lipstick look...

Best looks of 2014 Cannes amfAR Gala

The Foundation for AIDS Research, or amfAR, is a international organization created in 1985 that works hard at fighting HIV/AIDS through scientific research.   Each year amfAR hosts a...

Designer Spotlight: Kanye West

Kanye West is one of the most well-known artists of our time, from his songs to his outspoken comments. What few people associate him with is his work as a fashion designer.   West has...

Everything You Need To Know About #YesAllWomen

  On Friday, May 23, four men and two women were killed by Elliot Rodger, who later shot himself. The tragic shooting near the University of California, Santa Barbara has caused a huge...

May is Better Hearing Month

We all work hard to take care of our bodies. Working out, eating right, and avoiding chemicals that are bad for our health are great steps, however one step that is often neglected is caring for our...