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Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture

Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

There is no better time to binge-watch than the present, and with school coming to a close, Gossip Girl is the perfect mental distraction for a summer at home. I started Gossip Girl in sixth-grade, and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve rewatched it. It’s glamourous, soapy, and lots of fun. Goss...

Fashion Can Still Flourish in Quarantine

Laila Elbakkal '21 is sporting her Billie Eilish sweatshirt. Wearing an expressive sweatshirt or top is a great way to have fun with fashion on Zoom.

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

Students and teachers no longer have to worry about their outfit for school. With classes now on Zoom, they are experimenting with new clothing choices. Because the camera only shows the top half of their body, they have the freedom to wear whatever they want on the bottom half. Therefore, they can wear ...

Junior Elle McCarthy Combines the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship and Design

Mythos Creations features unique graphic tee shirts.

Nora Fox, Arts & Culture

April 17, 2020

When walking through the halls, it’s common to see students wearing clothing created by student run companies such as Buzz or Sadmon. Mythos Creations, created by Elle McCarthy ‘21, probably won’t be in the mix. Mythos is not any less successful or popular, but rather, this student run clothing...

Ugg Transforms Popular Designs

Ugg Transforms Popular Designs

Emily Anderson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

In the mid-2000s, Ugg was one of the most fashionable shoe brands. During this time, the variety of Uggs was incredible ranging from boots of varying heights and styles to slippers. These shoes appealed to all age groups because of their variety. Their comfort attracted many adults, while kids loved t...

Decade of Fashion Displays Cultural Changes, Focuses on Sustainability

Decade of Fashion Displays Cultural Changes, Focuses on Sustainability

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Fashion trends that shaped the decade provide reminiscent details about defining moments of these past years. The 2010s were a decade full of yoga pants, logos, tiny-handbags, sneakers, and a more sustainable approach to fashion. A much more casual look swept the decade, thanks to the rise of athleisur...

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...

Sex ed on the Runway

McCallum's dress, worn by a professional model at the event.

Hazel DeHarpporte, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

  This February, Ruby McCallum ‘17 made a dress made out of condoms for Ready or Hot, an annual fashion show put on by Planned Parenthood. McCallum is on their Teen Council, a group of teens who talk about and teach sex education. Q: What is Ready or Hot? A: It’s a fashion show fundraise...

Snow Daze Dance 2016

Snow Daze Dance 2016

Steven Nye, Photographer

March 14, 2016

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....

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