The Spectrum

Student showcases the popular mom jeans trend

Denim makes a updated return

New trends put a twist on the classic style
William Lyman, Staff Writer October 17, 2017

  A popular trend is making a comeback this fall. Denim has returned to the halls these past weeks as students try to mix being fashionable and warm. Among the everlasting denim fad, new twists...

A portrait of Ruby McCallum '17 by Katerina Papanikolopoulos '17.

Fashion restores self-confidence

Ruby McCallum, Contributing Writer September 29, 2016

Clothing is a lifeline for me. As I was treading through depression last summer and fall and felt too viscerally tired to do anything at all, I hopped on my bike and toured the vintage shops and used clothing...

Here are three ways to support sustainable fashion: thrift shopping in local shops, research to purchase ethical brands, and earn money by reselling old clothing.

Sustainable Fashion

Conscious consumerism could resolve environmental issues
Anneliese Moore, Editor Emeritus April 28, 2016

Zara , H&M, Forever 21, Gap, Free People, these brands use unethical and unsustainable manufacturing systems, abuse their employees, pay them a minimum wage of $3.00 a day, and force them to work in...

Teachers' fashion

Teachers’ fashion

Uncoiling the mystery behind Anne-Marie White, Kaaz Naqvi, Silvana Dessi-Olive's distinct styles
Alyssa Story , Kai Sovell, and Sarina Dev March 18, 2016

Do you ever wonder where your teacher got that shirt? Why they wear the same accessory every day? Or how they decide what to put on in the morning? We decided to interview some teachers that we thought...

From east coast prep to Sunday evening casual

From east coast prep to Sunday evening casual

Students cultivate their aesthetic through arts and culture
Alexis Reaves , Staff Writer February 8, 2016

Save for some caveats, Blake students are free to wear whatever they want.  As a result, distinct styles have formed in the school, from east-coast prep, to Sunday evening casual.   Reece Sanders...

The soul of her shoes

The soul of her shoes

Associate Head of School Anne Graybeal’s platform heels are just as much platforms for conversation and affecting change as a simple pair of shoes.
Martha Lucas, Kaja Bingham, and Bella Burke September 29, 2015

You can tell Anne Graybeal, Associate Head of School, is a powerhouse just based on how she appears on paper. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Pomona College–where she graduated cum laude–in English...

What's Blooming in Fashion (Spring 2015)  -

What’s Blooming in Fashion (Spring 2015) – “Bloom Board”

Annie O'Connell, Staff Writer May 7, 2015

Spring, known as the season of pastels and pinks, has updated its trademark.   This year, with the help of influential fashion houses such as Chanel and Valentino, spring fashion draws emphasis to...

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