Art, Culture, Fashion

Follow the Yellow Brick Road into Iulia Filipovscaia’s Land of Oz

  Iulia Filipovscaia embodies the diversely talented, hyphen-studded ideal trending in today’s creative industry. The designer-artist-actress-model-curator infuses her work with her ethos, specifically through her artisan fashion label, Lana Siberie, which combines environmental consciousness with conceptual fashion design. All Lana Siberie clothing is made of sustainably sourced, vintage, handmade, organic material. The form of the […]

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Art, Fashion, Photography

ASTRAL 2018

As the show approaches, the building hums with nervous, excited energy. This year marked round two of Astral, the ongoing collaboration between ROCKET and Students of Hip-Hop Legacy (SoHHL), which showcases the most talented rappers and designers this region has to offer. Models take to the runway as artists perform in a space where the […]

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Art, Culture, Fashion

Young Fashion Influencers You Can Support that Aren’t Ian Connor

Stylist and creative director, twenty-five-year-old Ian Connor, recently broke 1 Million followers on Instagram. This milestone came just a few weeks short of the two-year anniversary of Malika Anderson’s blog post entitled, “Ian Connor is a Rapist, and I Know First Hand,.” Despite dozens of additional rape allegations, Connor’s career advances. Before boasting collaborations with some […]

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Art, Fashion

RunwayxReimagined

Oscar Wilde once famously said that “life imitates art”. We often find ourselves recreating and reimagining pieces to fit our own perspectives. From Valentino in 2006 to the more recent Jeff Koons Masters collection with Louis Vuitton, designers have always been inspired by art to not only influence but also innovate fashion. As for me, […]

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Art, Culture

Floral Deception

Whitewashing is the practice of casting white actors as non-white characters. In each of these individual collages, a white actress and an actress of color are featured. The white actress is someone who has partook in whitewashing within Hollywood film culture. The POC actress is representative of someone who could have played that character. The […]

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Art, Culture, Fashion, Photography

Future of Sports

Our reaction to Nicole Pinedo’s new interactive pop-up exhibit “The Future of Sports”, found in D.C. at 700 H St. NE … When an artist fuses two elements of art into their vision, it delivers nothing short of a unique experience. The Future of Sports is a perfect blend of art and production to create a […]

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Art

We The People

An original art piece inspired by the notion that “we the oppressed are the people”. Anushka Annonti

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Art, Culture, Fashion, Photography

Editor’s Letter

It’s no secret that the arts at William and Mary are underappreciated and underrepresented. They often get shuffled to the side and pegged as frivolous amid the praise and importance bestowed upon what are considered more practical courses of study. Since its creation in 2011, ROCKET has served as a vestige for the creatives on […]

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Art, Video

Rocket in Partnership with Make Up For Ever

Makeup looks for this time of year can feel overdone at the best of times, but at their worst, they can be downright boring. This season, try thinking outside of the box. And don’t be afraid of your pastels – embrace them. For this video, we used shades from Make Up For Ever’s Flash Color […]

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Art

Gestural Drawings

“These are all rough gestural drawings of figures done through my art class here at W&M. We drew for hours but had only seconds for each sketch of the figure’s form, and eventually every pose morphed into one another after the layers of sketches. As these progress they get more abstract and confused, speaking to […]

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