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Do’s & Don’ts For Prom

Do’s & Don’ts For Prom

Kieusa Nguyen, Fringe Editor
April 29, 2015
Filed under Style

Hello fellow Vanguards. Prom is approaching as the year is coming close to the end. This year's prom has been set to be a Casino Royale theme and will take place at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center on May 16th. Being the last dance for the Class of 2015, it may be one of your greatest high school...

Cruelty Free Brands

Cruelty Free Brands

Megan Cox, Front Editor
April 22, 2015
Filed under Style

LUSH Cosmetics Burt’s Bees NARS Paul Mitchell The Body Shop Urban Decay Trader Joe’s Company Conair Too Faced Cosmetics E.LF. Cosmetics ...

Say Yes To The Dress… Or Not

Say Yes To The Dress… Or Not

Jenevieve Haug, Media & Arts Editor
April 16, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Style

As prom approaches, more and more time is spent looking for dresses. Lots of dress styles are very similar nowadays: long and sparkly, short and tight, or any variations of those types. While there is nothing wrong with staying traditional, there are other, more modern options to consider. A two piece,...

Model at Work

Model at Work

Maria Vital, Copy/Op-Ed Editor
April 14, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Style

In July of 2014 senior Ben McClellan started his job at Abercrombie Kids at the Westfield Mainplace mall in Santa Ana.  As a junior, McClellan was in need of money and was willing to work at such a popular store among today’s youth as a model who represents the company while maintaining the look and org...

Style Steal: Stagecoach vs. Coachella

Style Steal: Stagecoach vs. Coachella

Kiana Smith, Staff Writer
April 14, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Style

Now that April is in full swing, music festivals are all the rage. While California is home to many different music festivals that attract people from across the country, Coachella and Stagecoach are two of the most popular music events every year. The main reason for these festival’s raging popularity...

The Daisy Shoppe

The Daisy Shoppe

Jordan Cowdell, Staff Writer
March 18, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Style

The Daisy Shoppe originated in Pasadena in 1966, however was torn down to make room for a hotel. In 1990 after eighteen years, it has finally returned in malls located in Mission Viejo and recently in 2007 in the Nordstroms wing at the Brea Mall. The Daisy Shoppe holds a wide variety of the cutest...

Swimming in Evolution

Swimming in Evolution

Lauren Kliewer, Style Editor
March 17, 2015
Filed under Style

1880s: Swim suits resemble dresses and allowed little to no sun exposure for women. 1920s: Women were allowed to wear sleeveless tank suits but could not be above six inches of knee. 1930s: Breakthrough of backless one pieces became the new trend. 1940s: Halter top bikinis promote a sexy corset-...

Taylor Taguchi: El Modena’s Most Stylish Alumni

Samantha Stenson, Photographer
February 18, 2015
Filed under Style

Frontline: You worked at Nordstrom and now work at a boutique called Laurenly; what’s the difference between working for a big corporation and a small boutique? Taylor Taguchi: The biggest difference between a big corporation and a small business is the way it is ran.  Working at Nordstrom there...

Exclusive DIY Winter Formal Mask Tutorial

Exclusive DIY Winter Formal Mask Tutorial

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer
January 21, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Style

Following these easy steps, make a mask to match your dress or tie for this winter formal masquerade

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Add Water to Your Marble

Add Water to Your Marble

Lauren Kliewer, Style Editor
December 31, 2014
Filed under Style

First, you’ll need shallow container of water, scotch tape, paper towels, a couple of toothpicks, and at least three nail polish colors. Paint your nails with a base color of your choice. Tape the skin on the finger you’ll be dipping so it secludes the fingernail alone. Start to add dro...

‘Tis the season to be shopping!

‘Tis the season to be shopping!

Lauren Kliewer, Style Editor
December 15, 2014
Filed under Style

PacSun recently brought in new stuff for the New Year. As Christmas approaches, so does some new gifts from PacSun. New deals are surfacing through the store as they have buy one get one free on select denims, sweaters, and tops storewide. Kendall and Kylie dropped their holiday party collection...

Best and Worst Dressed of 2014

Best and Worst Dressed of 2014

Maria Minnella, Staff Writer
December 11, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Style

The style of The Strokes’ guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. is best described as “casual class.” With fancy suit shirts and expensive shoes, Hammond Jr. not only symbolizes rock and roll, he also symbolizes the importance of appearance. Typically spotted in suspenders and a snug fit button-up, Hammond...

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