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A display of different shoes at SneakerCon.

Op-ED: Collecting sneakers is now more than just a fashionable trend

November 25, 2018

Sneaker culture has evolved into a phenomenon that now reaches far beyond the typical sneakerheads and Jordan collectors. More and more people across th...

Current Victoria’s Secret models walking on the runway.

Op-ED: Victoria’s Secret excludes both plus-size and transgender runway models

November 25, 2018

Uh-oh. Victoria doesn’t have a secret anymore. What has been her secret? Transphobia and fatphobia. Which if you ask me it doesn’t look so great on ...

Streetwear takes over

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

September 14, 2018

The unknown world of streetwear has been slowly creeping into the public eye with Hip-Hop artists, celebrities, and athletes alike choosing to rock brands like Supreme, Bape, and Palace to name a few. These brands have served a specific niche of customers for several years, but the proper exposure and just the right amount of hype has thrust their popularity to the center of...

Fashion tips for the cold months ahead of you

Cindy Hernandez, Reporter

October 23, 2013

Fall is the season of change, the perfect opportunity to show off your unique personality. Clothing sets identity whether you are in fashion or not. You don’t have to go out and buy a complete new wardrobe to be fashionable. You can easily be in fashion by following a few trends, but keep in mind fashion trends are constantly changing. This season’s trends are sure to...

Let your clothes say who you are

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

November 28, 2012

It’s really hard sometimes to think about other’s reactions to who we are as people, but fashion is a great way to break the ice. Our clothes don’t tell people who we are, but it’s a great way to showcase what you think is special about your personality. Personally, I’m crafty. I love sewing and altering clothes, especially ones I find at thrift stores and yard...

COLUMN: School spirit is easy to style

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

November 15, 2012

What’s black, white and red all over? Bakersfield College of course, and I am beyong happy about it. Each color on its own stands so far beyond any other color’s popularity. Red is bold, passionate and always makes a statement. Would the lady in red have been as famous if she wore turquoise? Does a woman prefer a pink rose over a red one? I think not. Black...

COLUMN: Don’t let heels ruin your sexy outfit

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2012

Every year Halloween confronts us with the things we most fear. Spiders, clowns and tights pretending to be pants all make the list for me, but I know for many women my favorite thing in the world strikes fear into their hearts and feet: high heels. This Halloween I know I will see a woman who decides to go the sexy route with a tiny costume and stilettos, and while I’m...

COLUMN: Use your creativity to mix up wardrobe

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

September 19, 2012

It’s hard to be fashionable on a budget, especially if you think you have to constantly shop for new trends and styles. However, it is easy to get creative with what you do have when you’re strapped for cash. A lot of times we find ourselves in a rut, and we end up wearing the same clothes or outfit combinations over and over again. The trick to enhancing the style we...

COLUMN: Fashion is more than spending money

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief

September 6, 2012

It’s a sad fact that the fashion world often gets a bad rap. Any culture that defends spending hundreds of dollars on a single pair of sunglasses, or thousands on a single dress, is no doubt going to be called materialistic and shallow. Just the connotation of the word “fashion” brings to mind spoiled celebrities and over-paid super models. What most people don’t...

COLUMN: Keep style simple

Patricia Rocha, Copy Editor

May 2, 2012

The fashion world operates in two seasons, fall and spring, but here in Bakersfield we get one very grueling one: hotter than the surface of the sun. Summer fashion is unique from any other time because it’s about the bare minimum. Fashionably layering tights, blouses and sweaters just isn’t practical when it’s a humid 90-degree day. Here in Bakersfield, it’s practically...

COLUMN: Trends lacking in quality

Patricia Rocha, Copy Editor

April 18, 2012

As a woman whose future will most likely play out like the movie “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” it’s no secret I spend many hours window-shopping online. I troll Pinterest, fashion blogs and my favorite online Etsy shops to find style inspiration and new ideas. However, while on the Forever 21 website I noticed something that I’ve often wondered about while in...

COLUMN: ‘Mad Men’ fashion gets too cliche

Patricia Rocha, Copy Editor

March 28, 2012

Being in love is hard. You find absolute perfection, commit yourself completely, and then just when you think you’ll be in love forever, change happens and it breaks your heart. I am, of course, talking about the fashion of the AMC show “Mad Men.” Since the first time I saw the trailer for season one, I was intrigued. There were full skirts, gingham prints and perfectly-applied...

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