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Denim makes a updated return

Student showcases the popular mom jeans trend

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 on the classic jeans are popping up in fall’s latest trends. Flared jeans, “mom” jeans, and pat...

Fashion restores self-confidence

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

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 stores of my South Minneapolis neighborhood. Nothing distracted me more while simultaneously...

Sustainable Fashion

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.

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 poor conditions all day long.      It’s the responsibility of consumers to start changing the dan...

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 had the most distinct styles to answer all of your burning questions. Subconsciously, everybody’s choice in sty...

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 ‘17, who cites his mother as his main stylistic inspiration, has always had an affinity for smart-wear....

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 Literature and French Literature, a Master’s degree from Georgetown in English Literature, and is p...

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

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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 delicate embroidery, something ordinarily exclusive to the aesthetes of couture.  With a fresh lens ...

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