Hi readers! Super excited to announce that I’m in the May issue of Girl Power Mag! The magazine is sold on stands in Australia and can be purchased worldwide online! Girl Power is such a positive and empowering news outlet. I’m honored to be featured in the Goals Issue. Thank you Girl Power Mag for inspiring girls everywhere to achieve their goals.
Navigating the Science Fair World
Insider tips to finding science fairs in your area and how to excel on the judging floor.
Science fairs are a fantastic medium for sharing independent research and expanding your STEM network. From the incredibly driven students in the competition to the amazing professionals who volunteer to judge the projects, science fairs encompass learning opportunities from every angle. I recently competed in the New York City Science & Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) and was honored to receive awards as a finalist. I learned everything I know about science fairs from my friend and fellow intern at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Ralph! Below I’ll be sharing some tips from Ralph and of course, the tips I’ve acquired competing on the judging floor!
- Find your local fair and pay attention to deadlines. Stay organized while conducting your research to develop a comprehensive paper. The Society for Science and the Public has an awesome fair finder resource!
- In addition to competing in your local fair, there are other STEM competitions to apply to! Competitions include Siemens and Intel STS.
- At the competition, stay hydrated! Bring snacks and a water bottle as long as food/drink is allowed at the fair. Always check the guidelines before arriving!
- Print your poster board at least a week before the fair to ensure it is mistake-free and you are comfortable presenting with it.
- Stay confident while presenting! Yes, presenting at a fair can be intimidating, especially if it is your first time! Turn your nervous energy into excitement! Be proud of your work!
- Wear comfy shoes! You will most likely be standing at your board for the entire duration of the fair.
- Try to relieve stress before the fair by listening to music and/or stretching. My fave playlist is Pop Chillout on Spotify.
Shirt- American Eagle
Awards Ceremony Look-
Shoes- Thalia Sodi (Macy’s)
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#NYFW DAY 2 Recap
If you haven’t checked out Day 1, keep scrolling to see my favorite kick-off looks!
I started Day 2 at Karigam’s 9 AM “SALTO ANGEL” show. Sleek middle-part ponytails took center stage while designer, Karina Gomez, redefined women’s contemporary wear. Leather and shearling transformed simple business suits into high fashion looks. Chelsea Leyland’s atmospheric beats enhanced the breathtaking simplicity of all forty-six Karigam runway looks.
Shoji’s fall collection SLAYED fashion week. My absolute favorite of fashion week so far is the second-skin bodysuit adorned with sapphire jewels. All of Shoji’s looks reflected stunning tribal prints. SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT: I was honored to cover the Tadashi Shoji show for Lady Gunn Magazine! Full coverage available here!CONCEPT KOREA
Concept Korea is a global project launched in 2010 to expose Korean fashion culture during fashion week. This season, Yohanix and Jarret presented their fall/winter collections. From hipster eyewear to brightly colored booties, Concept Korea presented a strong AW collection.Fur-padded bomber jackets and adorable printed sweaters will definitely prevail as autumn/winter favorites!
Spring Street Style Snap by Matthew Sperzel for Getty Images
Jacket- BCBG / Bodysuit & Pant Set- BCBG Generation / Shoes- BooHoo USA/Bag- Rebecca Minkoff
STAYED TUNED FOR THE LADY GUNN MAG ARTICLES, ADDITIONAL DAILY RECAPS, AND EXCITING STEM FEATURES THIS WEEK ON SCISTRUT.COM!
#NYFW DAY 1 Recap
With New York City in the midst of chilly winter temps, fashion week attendees must champion above the uncontrollable seasonal elements to make a trendy street-style impact and catch all of the highlights during the AW16 show season. I kicked off fashion week at Jay Godfrey’s presentation at the Space at Clarkson Square and had the pleasure of meeting Jay, himself before the show! Jay’s timeless gowns and jumpsuits served as major day 1 faves.
The forest green jumpsuit adorned with elegant cutouts and bat wing sleeves caught my eye instantly!
The navy blue sequin gown was also a mega standout, but I am unable to pick just one favorite!
BERETS! After viewing Elle’s NYFW preview, I knew berets would be making a major runway appearance during the AW16. Desigual’s key pieces included vibrant turtlenecks, floral-printed outerwear, and adorable winter accessories!
Be sure to follow me on social media for live coverage of NYFW! @AUTUMNGRECO ON INSTAGRAM to see the looks straight from the runway.
Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about NYFW coverage stories written by me!
TREND ALERT: PATCHES
I have been obsessed with patched clothing and accessories! I hopped on this trend back in September when I purchased this super cute backpack from Nasty Gal.
I’m currently DIY-ing a military jacket with some patches and pins I’ve collected including a patch from the National Museum of Women in the Arts! The National Museum of Women in the Arts is where the L’Oreal For Women in Science ceremony is held. Styling clothing with patches that are significant to you is such a fun way to present your personality. Sharing your interests through your clothing and accessories is also a great conversation starter! I recently picked up this super cute patch dress from Zara, which I wore in a photoshoot with James Bartolozzi on Monday. I love the 3D glasses patch. It reminds me of seeing Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3D back in 2005! Here’s the full pic that I shared on Instagram (@autumngreco ):
Turns out James is a huge STEM fan and holds a mathematics degree! So amazing!
Are there any trends you have been following lately? I would love to hear about your current top pics! Connect with me on social media!
STEM UPDATE: I am so excited to be a part of the #BUILTBYGIRLS team. Check out the #BUILTBYGIRLS insta post to see what I’m building and what #BUILTBYGIRLS means to me.
The Zac Posen show truly took my breath away. Besides from being completely star-struck at the sight of Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Coco Rocha, Miss J Alexander, Katie Holmes, and BryanBoy, I was amazed by the beauty of each and every one of Zac Posen’s looks. Zac Posen’s show was full of vibrant colors, unique patterns, and of course, top models! The stunning, Naomi Campbell closed the Zac Posen show in a extravagant red gown.
Photos below: Autumn with Mary J. Blige and Coco Rocha.
On Friday night, Made and Milk studios hosted the Chromat show. The show not only featured exquisite futuristic designs, but also featured models of all sizes and ethnicities. Designer Becca McCharen is shaping the future of fashion in every aspect. I can’t even pick a favorite look!
Autumn Greco with J.R. Smith (above) and Jenn Im a.k.a Clothesencounters (below).