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Student entrepreneurs utilize ‘thrifting’ passion with vintage clothing pop-up

Brian Luong and Matteo pose within a frame at the opening event for Second Bloom Supply.
February 19, 2020

We all wear clothes. They are a core part of our identity, but where did you get your clothes from? Like most people, we probably got our clothes new, from a department store. Second Bloom Supply...

Dear Burberry, suicide is not a fashion statement

March 3, 2019

Fashion label Burberry sent out an apology following their autumn and winter runway collection at London Fashion Week.The showcased item is a cotton hoodie with a noose around the neck, apparently inspired...

Gucci, catch me outside.

The $890 black balaclava sweater has been taken off the market by Gucci. Image courtesy of NBC News.
February 14, 2019

Not a week into Black History Month and fashion retailer Gucci is already sending out an apology. The controversial item is a women’s black-wool sweater retailing for $890. The sweater was in collaboration...

Podcast: Tinder U and taking fashion risks

September 9, 2018

This week reporters Rachael Bayuk and Brooke Martin hit topics on Tinder University and taking fashion risks in life. Brooke Martin and Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected]

Taking fashion risks builds self-confidence

Getty Images photo by Elizabeth Fernandez
September 3, 2018

Self-confidence can be compared to a light bulb. It is not always on, sometimes it dims and eventually you’ll have to change it out. It is perfectly normal to not always feel a hundred percent. Don’t...

Seasonal fashion trends are killing the planet

Seasonal fashion is only temporary and the remaining clothes always end up in a landfill. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez
February 5, 2018

Magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar never fail to let us know what trends are in season. From the wedge to the stiletto, magazine covers and runway shows update us on what merchandise to buy...

Students showcase their love for high fashion

Photo credit: Franky Renteria
November 14, 2016

This is a gallery of four young men wearing high fashion clothing and their explanations on why they do so. Name: Edoardo Bassi Major: Finance Graduating: May 2018 "I bought these clothes because...

‘Fall into Bed’ with Siobhan Barrett Lingerie and FosterBuilt Coffee

Designer Siobhan Barrett in her studio. Photo courtesy of Siobhan Barrett
October 16, 2016

Siobhan Barrett, a body-positive lingerie designer will be presenting a pop-up shop at The Bookstore Oct. 12.Few pleasures in life can compare to the bliss of spending a chilly morning in bed. There's...

Student talks passion for music, fashion

Tibire Edwards shares her love of music. Photo credit: Romeo Espinal
March 4, 2016

Ever since she was in the fourth grade, Tibire Edwards, senior kinesiology major, recalls being very passionate about music. Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu are among her musical inspirations. While growing...

On sagging

Illustration by Miles Huffman
April 18, 2015

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in men’s fashion – shirts are being pulled down, not pants being pulled up. What did the shirt do to deserve the sharp tugging towards the ground? Why...

Pedicabs: A safe ride home

Illustration by Miles Huffman
March 2, 2015

The familiar sound of bikes bumping bass through the blocks of Chico is a friendly reminder that students always have a safe ride home at night. As students prepare to party each weekend, Mike Griffith,...

Fashion-forward student launches clothing business online

Alysa Kammermeyer, a junior public affairs major, has a foot in the door of the fashion world with her online clothing website, Mina's Closet. Photo courtesy of Alysa Kammermeyer.
February 20, 2015

A simple phone call helped Alysa Kammermeyer's dream of owning her own fashion website become a reality. Kammermeyer, a junior public affairs major, and her older sister have always loved fashion...

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