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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Ruby Arlowe ‘23, Ellison
Ratner ‘23, Avery Schwappach ‘23, and Julia Jung ‘23 discuss their dresses.

Prom Dress Search

Zoey Ueland, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2023

Spring means one thing for upperclassmen: Prom season. In the months leading up to April 15, online shopping carts are filled, orders are shipped, and dresses sell out rapidly. The pervasive trend of online...

Fashionistas Debate Bucket Hats

Fashionistas Debate Bucket Hats

Eva Stegic, Arts & Culture Editor March 17, 2023

Recently, the bucket hat has made an astounding resurgence in modern media. Gaining traction with musical artists in the ‘80s & ‘90s, the bucket hat has lately become more oriented towards younger...

Some of Stegics different stylish scarves to wear this fall.

Can Scarves Replace Hoodies?

Eva Stegic, Columnist November 7, 2022

As Autumn approaches, it is the perfect time to try new clothing items that you haven’t worn before, be it new boots, a sweater, a hat, or even a scarf! Although scarves are a great addition to one’s...

90s & 2000s Staple Styles Make Comeback Among Gen Z

90s & 2000s Staple Styles Make Comeback Among Gen Z

Ainsley Pflaum, Contributing Writer September 29, 2021

2021 - a year of innovation and transformation, inspired our generation to begin an embrace of low-rise jeans, sweater vests, and platform sneakers - a look that was popular in the 90s and 2000s. Additionally,...

Resellers target high-demand brands and products to purchase and mark up to buyers

Students Make Money Reselling Clothes, Shoes

Evan Vezmar, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

From a vast variety of methods to earn money, reselling or “sniping” has garnered interest from young adults. Sniping involves buying and reselling clothes, shoes, and other items. The work...

Student showcases the popular mom jeans trend

Denim makes a updated return

William Lyman, Staff Writer October 16, 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

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

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

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

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...

Whats Blooming in Fashion (Spring 2015)  -  Bloom Board

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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