The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

Sewing Machine on Table (dejankrsmanovic. licensed under CC BY 2.0.)

Home Away from Home

Zackery Stehr, Staff Writer
December 21, 2022

It’s 9:30 a.m. on a Tuesday as London Deutsch’s classroom starts to fill with smoke and the smell of burning chemicals. Today, her class is testing different fabrics’ reactions to flames. Students...

Ivy Chan sews into a gray shirt that will be later upcycled into a new set of clothing. They will later be sold in ISSO in the Mission at 3608 19th St. (Abraham Fuentes / Xpress)

Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle

Giovanna Montoya and Abraham Fuentes
October 16, 2022

Upon entering any retail store, wandering customers are greeted by rows and rows of brand-new clothing. Each piece is vibrant with expression and waits to be given a new home, hoping to be worn and styled...

Fits of SFSU co-founders Breanna Miller (left) and Esperanza Vaquiz (right) pose in the Quad, Sept. 15, 2022. (Oliver Michelsen / Xpress Magazine)

Turning the Quad into a Runway

Oliver Michelsen, Multimedia Editor
October 14, 2022

SF State’s quad is filled with the sounds of students greeting friends on their way to and from class, landscapers maintaining the plant life and music playing from any one of the speakers positioned...

Paulina Rosil, 21-year-old fashion designer and SF State student, prints T-shirts with original designs and ironic phrases in her apartment in San Francisco, Calif., on Sept. 12, 2022. Each tee Rosil sells is specially made-to-order per customer. (Tatyana Ekmekjian / Xpress Magazine)

The Tea on Tees

Giovanna Montoya, Staff Writer
September 16, 2022

Think back to 2002. Pop culture is dominated by merciless tabloids that control the narratives of socialites and celebrities presented to an unforgiving public. Fashion is the safest form of retaliation.  Following...

Makeup your identity

“Makeup” your identity

Shelley Wang
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...

Shelbie Waynes Night Out look.

Lockdown Looks

Story Fernando Martinez
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...

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

Lost and found in style

Story by Fernando Martinez
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

Nikko Avellana
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...

Illustration of makeup. (Ingrid Mera/Xpress)

Shopping for a Cruelty-Free Face

Ingrid Mera
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

Kaila Taylor
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

Jazmine Sanchez
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

Jazmine Sanchez
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...

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