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Zipped holds Dr. Seuss-themed photo shoot for Spring 2010 issue

March 08, 2010

Naomi Ratner

Zipped, the only fashion-focused print magazine on the Syracuse University campus, held a Dr. Seuss-themed photo shoot for its Spring 2010 issue on Friday, March 5, just three days after the late author’s birthday. The editors say the spring season’s trends are simple and always appropriate, just like Dr. Seuss’ life lessons.

“Dr. Seuss’ advice is straightforward but fun, just like this spring’s trends,” says Christine Robertson, editor in chief of Zipped. “In the spirit of graduation, Dr. Seuss’ simple life lessons relate perfectly to the content in our spring issue and offer students a reminder of his insightful words.”

Of the many life lessons that Dr. Seuss offers through his rhymes, one of the most applicable to today’s students is from his book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” The rhyme states: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose,” reminding students that with their education and their motivation, the possibilities for success are endless, and it is up to only the students themselves to decide which path to take.

In addition to the author’s life lessons, Dr. Seuss also inspires the spring color scheme. The season’s colors tie in to the vivid color scheme of his books, as the Pantone Fashion Color Report features vibrant colors, such as turquoise, tomato puree, violet and amparo blue as the bright colors of spring, which are ubiquitous in his charmingly illustrated books.

Throughout Zipped’s six-page spread, the student models feature clothing and accessories from local Syracuse stores—both on Marshall Street and in Armory Square—that offered their support to the publication by lending merchandise for the photo shoot.

The spring issue of Zipped hits the Syracuse University campus on April 15.

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