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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

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,...

Harry Styles Changes Fashion Standards

Harry Styles Changes Fashion Standards

Christina Chekerdjieva, Editor Emerita February 24, 2021

The Dec. 2020 cover of Vogue Magazine features Harry Styles in a mesh, baby blue dress with black lace trim, covered by a black sheen blazer. Intricate but chunky gold rings adorn each of his hands. In...

Fashion Weeks Across World Shift During COVID-19 Crisis

Fashion Weeks Across World Shift During COVID-19 Crisis

Maggie Seidel, Co-Business Manager November 4, 2020

In typical 2020 style, Fashion Weeks around the world have been modified to accommodate new COVID-19 safety regulations. Well-known brands, such as Chanel, Gucci, and Saint Laurent, typically usher in...

Fall Fashion Trends Away from Loungewear as School is Back in Session

Fall Fashion Trends Away from Loungewear as School is Back in Session

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer October 2, 2020

After embracing a spring full of pajamas and loungewear behind the computer, students are ready to break out their style again for in-person classes. However, fall fashion has drastically changed this...

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...

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.

Fashion Can Still Flourish in Quarantine

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...

Mythos Creations features unique graphic tee shirts.

Junior Elle McCarthy Combines the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship and Design

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...

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...

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...

Student showcases the popular mom jeans trend

Denim makes a updated return

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

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...

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