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Fashion professor to live blog, tweet Golden Globes

January 8, 2015

Who will rock the Red Carpet at the Golden Globes this weekend? More importantly, who will be a fashion fail?
Lisa Lenoir, assistant professor of fashion communication, will judge the good, the bad and the, ahem, not so attractive at this weekend’s award show for the Chicago Sun-Times.
She will be blogging for the newspaper’s website at and will be live tweeting the action from her personal Twitter account @lisalenoir. Follow along using the hashtag #GoldenGlobes.
Lenoir worked as a fashion reporter and editor, as well as travel and society editor, at the Chicago paper before joining the world of academia. At Stephens, she teaches fashion communications and has represented the College twice at LIM College’s annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference in New York City.
Lenoir got a practice round in live tweeting an awards show this week as she critiqued the celebrities attending the People’s Choice Awards. Viola Davis, Robert Downey Jr. and Amy Adams all got a fashion thumbs up (although Adams could have used a simpler necklace, Lenoir opined).
But she’s no stranger to the Red Carpet scene. During her days at the Sun-Times, Lenoir was part of a team that covered all of the awards shows, from the MTV Music Video Awards to the Oscars.

“This brings back a lot of memories but within a new digital age,” she said. “In the early days, we’d watch the pre-shows with Joan Rivers and do a story on the best and worst (for a print edition). The issue with that is if something happened later in the show or someone had a costume change later and my deadline had already passed. It will be interesting to see how my former critique system works in this new era.”

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