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“Makeup” your identity

May 11, 2020

Different makeup products have been designated specifically for women over the last few decades. Makeup advertisements from brands like Maybelline and Olay often feature actresses or models who promote...

Lockdown Looks

Shelbie Wayne's Night Out look.
April 29, 2020

Our lives have unraveled with the coronavirus and sheltering-in-place. Any and all sense of order we may have had once got thrown out the window into the now more wild wilderness that is the outside world.  Many...

Lost and found in style

Gayla Biggers, 23, poses for a portrait in the Creative Arts Building at SF State
on Thursday, February 13, 2020. (Saylor Nedelman / Xpress Magazine)
February 25, 2020

Style. It’s the thing that you recognize when you see it and when you don’t.  An average virtual stroll on social media platforms today is filled with the styles of other people — whether they’re...

My Cosplay does not give Consent

My Cosplay does not give Consent
April 24, 2019

A three-story building fills up as tens of thousands of guests–some in plain clothes, some in elaborate, funny, homemade, or store-bought costumes–go to panels, meet and greet creators of their favorite...

Shopping for a Cruelty-Free Face

Illustration of makeup. (Ingrid Mera/Xpress)
March 4, 2019

Every day, thousands of people wake up to similar routines as they get out of bed to start the day. Makeup plays a large role in daily routines, whether it’s getting ready for a shift at work, or sitting...

Runway 2018: Diverge

Runway 2018: Diverge
July 24, 2018

A Path to Inclusive Fashion It is understood that in the world of fashion there tends to be a standard whose existence is not a true reflection of all types of bodies and people. This standard earns...

How To: 6 Styled Looks Any Gender Can Pull Off

How To: 6 Styled Looks Any Gender Can Pull Off
October 9, 2017

Growing up my mother believed that pink dresses were going to be a staple in my baby wardrobe. Boy, was she wrong. As the years went by I came in contact with this thing called “comfort”, which then...

In Their Shoes: Challenging Gender Norms Through Androgynous Apparel

In Their Shoes: Challenging Gender Norms Through Androgynous Apparel
October 3, 2017

Once upon a time there was a world where any gender could walk into a clothing store and not have to worry what sex they were shopping for. As amazing as that may sound, for now it can only remain a dream...

Resort Fashion 2016: Is it Innovation? Or just location?

Resort Fashion 2016: Is it Innovation? Or just location?
May 13, 2015

From the shores of Seoul, to the backyard of the late Bob Hope’s Palm Springs home, designers are sure trying to garner attention for their Resort 2016 looks based on the place that they are presented....

It’s All About Bridal Fashion Week- For Now.

It's All About Bridal Fashion Week- For Now.
April 22, 2015

Photo courtesy of Carolina Herrera.  If you are affluent in fashion, you know very well of Paris, New York, Milan and London Fashion Weeks, whether it be spring or fall; but are you well-versed with...

University Design:School Pride and Fashion Collide

Senior Apparel Design and Merchandising student __  cuts sews reuses SF State plastic street banners to construct universal unisex outfits in Burk Hall room 410, Wed. Mar. 12.  The outfits will be showcased in a SF State fashion show in May. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress
May 23, 2014

[widgetkit id=6082] Written by Melissa Landeros Photos by Tony Santos Thick, coarse, dirty, unbearable to get around—SF State design students could not help but complain about having to work with...

Design and Refine

Design and Refine
December 9, 2013

Written Melissa Landeros Photos by John Ornelas Bright lighting. Hues of earth tones. Pops of color. A mix of sleek jackets, tailored dresses, intricate outerwear, and fine accessories.  At five...

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