Welcome to my unique academic blog on fashion…or vice versa!

My name is Amanda Reneé and I have a passion for two things that are typically thought to be mutually exclusive – academic scholarship and fashion. As a Doctoral student, I’ve heard just about every excuse why female academics shouldn’t care about fashion.

But why not?

This blog provides a fresh, new perspective on this idea by demonstrating how female academics and professionals can – and indeed should – indulge their “feminine side.” As a new mom, academic, and fashion-lover, I’ve created this blog to speak to those three distinct aspects of my life through the creation of three main categories – la mode (style), maman (mommy), and académique (academia). I have also included the ensembles section to highlight looks I’m currently wearing. Feel free to browse the site based on these categories or just read whichever posts interest you most!

Be on the lookout for useful comments and tips on makeup, fashion, mommy time management, and surviving academia!

P.S. To view Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s brilliant article on being a fashionable female academic, click here: “Why Can’t a Smart Woman Love Fashion” 


  • Reply Debbie July 8, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I am also a a) doctoral student, b) mom, and c) someone who loves taking joy in fashion. I’m so happy to have found you (following you on Bloglovin’ now and looking forward to future posts)!

    • Amanda Rico
      Reply Amanda Rico July 8, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Hi Debbie! Yays! It’s so exciting to meet other academic mommy fashionistas! Thanks so much for stopping by! 😀

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