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El Modena’s MUAs

El Modena’s MUAs

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase, Style

      Cosmo Makeup Academy is an outlet for students to come learn how to do makeup. Two El Modena Vanguards have recently taken advantage of their vast curriculum, which includes color theory, highlight and contour, smokey eyes, and bridal looks.       Junior Jillian Patterson participated in their year lon...

New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week

Sophia Pracilio, Feature Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

       Once again, the time has come for designers, fashion gurus, makeup artists, and models to come together for New York Fashion Week. Audiences are stunned with the fall 2018 styles being showcased.       This year, it ran February 8-12, featuring 80 different designers including Tadas...

Back and Better Than Ever

Abby Capra, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Style

In 2017, many clothing trends have been inspired by past decades. Styles from the 1980s, the 1990s, and the 2000s have come back and have taken over the world of fashion. Fishnets were originally made popular in the 80s by fashion icon and singer, Madonna. Now fishnets are coming back, with people...

California’s version of styling with layers

California’s version of styling with layers

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Style

   With almost 300 sunny days in California, us Californians must adapt when we are presented with the chance to layer our clothes. Unlike those living in less sunny states, who would love our constant sunshine, many people here seize the chance to fashion multiple clothing layers.   Even on sunny C...

Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice

Ely Bustos, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Style

 Halloween can be seen as a child-friendly worldly holiday, or a horror horrific satanic ritual.  Movies, cartoons, commercialism and the media have taken the idea of Halloween and given it both sides, in which one can draw their own conclusions and celebrate in their own manner.   For kids, ...

Ghoulish Getups

Abby Capra, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Style

This Halloween, there will be many new costumes, in addition to basic ones, such as the overused costumes of a black cat and a football player. These popular costumes are commonly inspired by movies and pop culture icons. With the influx of Marvel and DC movies, many costumes possibly will be inspired...

Replacing the Hallways with Runways

Replacing the Hallways with Runways

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

   In early March of 2017, fashion prodigies and industry elites crowded into runway shows and scoured social media to witness the visual masterpieces that would shape wardrobes for the upcoming season of fall and winter.     The runways revived the clothing of the 70s, initially made popular by S...

Cruz on Korean Pop Culture

Ilaise Tamotuu, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Music, Style

Cruz on Korean Pop Culture Ilaise Tamotuu Staff Writer   Korean Pop Culture, also known as K-Pop, garters about thirty-five million fans worldwide, a small number of the fandom belonging to El Modena High School. Luz Cruz, a member of the Korean Pop Culture club, experiences K-Pop through da...

Adventures in Acrylics

Adventures in Acrylics

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Style

With prom mere days away, preparations for such a big day are already underway (that is, at least for me) -- hair and makeup appointments are being planned, nails polish and acrylics are being applied. It’s quite the process, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that one should sacrifice all of their...

Thrift Stores Ceasing to be a Bargain

Thrift Stores Ceasing to be a Bargain

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Style

  Just a few hours ago, I was at my local Goodwill Boutique (yes, a Goodwill “boutique” exists, despite the obvious irony), and when I went to check out, they asked me if I would be willing to donate an extra $1 to support their cause. Note that this is after already having spent over $30… On ju...

Politics are in the Threads of Fashion

Politics are in the Threads of Fashion

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

Recently, people have been questioning why politics should be brought into events like award shows and fashion shows. They argue that these venues are no place for politics; But they’re wrong. Fashion is influenced by all sorts of people, from every background, and they are people with opinions who a...

Films’ Influence on Fashion

Films’ Influence on Fashion

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Style

Fashion depicted in film is used to introduce its characters before the dialogue begins by acknowledging the periodization and culture of the film. Audience members wanting to embody these characters take influence from their fashions. Illuminating the ability of film to spark contemporary fashion trends. Filmmaker...

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