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Digital technology opens doors to new possibilities for self-expression

Digital technology opens doors to new possibilities for self-expression

Maddie Misterka and Wendy Zhu February 20, 2021

Yellow is sophomore Tatum Siebert’s happy color. For her, wearing the color makes her feel like a ray of sunshine, and it’s how she expresses happiness and contentment. She said fashion has always...

Thrifty Threads contains a variety of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Store workers sorted pieces by category and color, allowing for a convenient shopping experience.

Thrifty Threads (Off the Rack)

Wendy Zhu February 5, 2021

Earlier this winter, I visited Thrifty Threads, a local thrift store in Indianapolis. It’s about a 15-minute drive from CHS, nestled between a Donato’s and Half-Price Books. What sets this store apart...

Senior Aidan Hurley smiles and poses outside. Hurley created the WHJE fashion podcast, Fashion Philosophy, as a way to interview and learn from various guests.

Engaging with feminine fashion provides creative outlet, enjoyment for male students

Emily Carlisle January 15, 2021

Recently, celebrities such as Harry Styles have come into the spotlight for wearing traditionally feminine clothing. Although entertainers have been breaking gender norms with their clothing for years,...

Marissa Cheslock on her custom secondhand sweatshirt business [Biz Buzz]

Marissa Cheslock on her custom secondhand sweatshirt business [Biz Buzz]

Chloe Sun January 15, 2021

Happy new year! Today we're kicking off the new year with senior Marissa Cheslock to talk about her small business making custom sweatshirts using secondhand clothing. Even though Cheslock launched her...

Junior Richard Reisch picks out an outfit from his closet. Reisch said he found most of his clothes thrifting or buying second hand.

Many teenagers develop sense of individuality, confidence by dressing differently than popular fashion due to personal styles, experiences

Maddie Misterka, Student Section Reporter December 12, 2020

Junior Victoria Simich has been sewing since she was in fourth grade, and since then has made many of her own clothes and accessories. “(My style) is like I live in a van, but I don’t actually live...

As alternative fashion rises, Carmel students find unique ways to dress, discuss if they feel accepted at Carmel

As alternative fashion rises, Carmel students find unique ways to dress, discuss if they feel accepted at Carmel

Riley Laferriere September 26, 2020

Fashion styles change constantly as new trends emerge on social media, influencers display new fads and students try to impress others with their original clothing combinations. Euphoria makeup and...

Junior Marissa Cheslock threads her sewing machine. When determining when do repurpose clothes or start from scratch, she said,

Junior Marissa Cheslock repurposes old clothes, posts her creations on her sewing Instagram

Grace Xu April 2, 2020

How did you become interested in sewing? My grandma taught me how to sew, and I did sewing lessons with her for a while. I kind of did it because I thought I had to. Then I started taking sewing lessons...

ALL DRESSED UP:
Junior Grace Barney tries on a shirt from Goodwill. Barney said thrift stores such as Goodwill provided a larger variety of clothes for her to choose from.

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,...

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...

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...

FLAME-BOYANT STYLE:
Freshman Daniel Tanner tries on a glitzy choker to complement his outfit. Daniel said he likes to push societal boundaries when he dresses himself in women’s clothing.

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...

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...

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