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The Fall of Fast Fashion: With bankruptcy of Forever 21, CHS students shop for clothing sustainably

The Fall of Fast Fashion: With bankruptcy of Forever 21, CHS students shop for clothing sustainably

Sowmya Chundi

November 15, 2019

Decades ago, clothing stores like Forever 21 embodied the American dream. The franchise brought in billions of dollars worth of revenue, trendy clothing and affordable styles. However, just last month, Forever 21 announced it was filing for bankruptcy and would be closing over 200 stores across the na...

A Stitch in Time: Sophomore Victoria Simich sews elaborate historical dresses

A Stitch in Time: Sophomore Victoria Simich sews elaborate historical dresses

Bianca Templeton

November 15, 2019

How long does it normally take you to make a dress? It varies. It depends on how busy I am. Two weekends ago, I made a dress in like a weekend because I knew what I was doing. But sometimes, it can take up to a month if I’m hand-sewing. I’ve done a regency era gown that I hand-sewed the entire t...

Students utilize creativity, individuality when handmaking their own prom dresses

Marissa Ryan

April 19, 2019

From mermaid style to ball gowns, there seems to be an endless number of prom dresses available to fulfill a high school girl’s image of the perfect dress. However a few like Jessica Qu, advanced fashion student and senior, find that the perfect dress is in the hands of the creator. Qu, who plans t...

Freshman Daniel Tanner transcends typical gender stereotypes with fashion

Freshman Daniel Tanner transcends  typical gender stereotypes with fashion

Tessa Collinson

March 22, 2019

All heads turn to him as he walks down the hall. It could be how he holds himself with confidence. Then again, it could be because of the way he dresses. One day, he’s dressed in a turtleneck with heels and statement jewelry, and on the next, it’s a women’s T-shirt with a headband and leggings....

Freshman Kendall Frobig

Freshman Kendall Frobig

Alanna Wu

February 22, 2019

I like photography, so pairing fashion and photography together is cool. And sometimes, if I see a really out-there piece at Goodwill or something, I’ll pair that with a regular pair of jeans if it’s for a shoot. But I’ll never do that for regular purposes. I shoot people, so I do portraiture, and so...

Sophomore Raymond “Ray” Mo

Sophomore Raymond “Ray” Mo

Michelle Lu

February 22, 2019

"Just over the summer, I started looking at fashion related sites. I did a bit more research and I realized that I didn’t dress that well. I think that fashion and clothes play a large part in who I am because I guess it’s a form of self-expression. It’s just because you can wear whatever you want...

Junior Maria “Mars” Stefanidou

Junior Maria “Mars” Stefanidou

February 22, 2019

I follow a lot of models on Instagram, and a lot of them have this thing where they’ll post an outfit of the day, so every time I’d be scrolling through my front page, I’d see stuff I thought was really interesting, and I would want to find something like that and put it together. I realized t...

Sophomore Isabella “Izzy” Topp

Sophomore Isabella “Izzy” Topp

February 22, 2019

"I’d say my style… I definitely enjoy being comfortable, but it’s kind of nice especially if people point out your outfit; it’s a little bit of validation, of course. Especially in high school compared to middle school, there’s a lot more emphasis on dressing nice, and teachers definitely n...

Making a Fashion Statement: With Paris Fashion Week earlier this month, fashion, textiles students tackle idea of using fashion to make political statements

Making a Fashion Statement: With Paris Fashion Week earlier this month, fashion, textiles students tackle idea of using fashion to make political statements

Grace Xu

October 25, 2018

"When you walk up to a person—when you first see them­­—the first thing you notice is what they’re wearing.” Those words came from Katherine Springston, a senior taking Fashion and Textiles III. Her own sense of fashion seemed to model that sentiment. The day of her interview, she wore a ye...

FashionInsta: CHS students take on online business using fashion apps, including Instagram, to buy, sell their clothing

FashionInsta: CHS students take on online business using fashion  apps, including Instagram, to buy, sell their clothing

Alina Yu and Kris Otten

February 23, 2018

INSTACLOSET   Junior Mea McCormack explains her “closet” account on the social media app Instagram How long have you been using your clothing account? Two months Have you found that using the app has been successful in selling your clothes Yes, it has. I have probably still have more for sale than wh...

Fitting In: For some students, clothing sizes are a struggle to find, understand

Fitting In: For some students, clothing sizes are a struggle to find, understand

Gillian Paxton

February 23, 2017

For senior Sarah Biette, shopping for clothing is a difficult experience. But unlike some of her fellow students, her problem is not the rapidly changing trends but rather something far more difficult to overcome: most stores do not carry her size. “I can count on one hand the number of stores...

Reporter Gabby Perelmuter discusses rising eyebrow beauty trends at CHS

Reporter Gabby Perelmuter discusses rising eyebrow beauty trends at CHS

entertainment

August 16, 2016

As a female who tries to stay on trend with fashion and beauty-related topics, I have noticed eyebrows have recently taken an exponential amount of attention. But why eyebrows? Eyebrows have recently not just defined themselves as the strips of hair that grow above the eyes, but rather as a fashion ...