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Mario Ghosn reviews Harry Styles third album, Harrys House.
Entering “Harry’s House”
Mario Ghosn, The Carroll News • June 30, 2022

Harry Styles used to just be one fifth of the heartthrob boyband One Direction. After the group’s inevitable breakup in 2015, he quickly began to establish his solo music career. He attracted a large amount of fans over the years through his unique take on the...

Schuppels Scoop: cherishing time and The Big Chill
Schuppel's Scoop: cherishing time and "The Big Chill"
Claire Schuppel, Arts & Life Editor • May 6, 2022

As my second year of college comes to an end, I’ve had a lot of thoughts about how quickly time has moved during this phase of my life. It is simultaneously heartbreaking and exciting; the fear of becoming a “real adult” juxtaposed with the joy of growing up. During my premature mourning...

Lucy Dacus.
Five LGBTQ+ artists to stream on Spotify
Laken Kincaid, Managing Editor • June 30, 2022

As Pride Month comes to a close, it is important to remember that support for LGBTQ+ people should be year-round. One of the best and easiest ways to illustrate this support is by uplifting LGBTQ+ artists. Spotify, the “digital music, podcast and video service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content from creators all over the world,” is the host for multiple musicians that...

May 22 playlist
May '22 playlist
May 4, 2022
Zendayas first look.
Top 5 Oscars & Vanity Fair After-Party 2022 fashion looks
Nasya Stevenson, Staff Reporter • April 1, 2022
Beads and satin and sequins, oh my! Celebrities gathered together for the evening at the Academy Awards hoping to win an award and support fellow nominees. The ceremony was held on Sunday, March 27, to honor the best achievements in the film industry. More celebrities attended the Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party, among other after parties. Here are my five favorite looks from stars on the special night:

Demi Singleton

“King Richard” star Demi Singleton shined in a lilac strapless satin and beaded silk Miu Miu dress. The beads were clustered on the bodice and bottom of the skirt and scattered all over the rest of the skirt. Jason Bolden was the stylist for Singleton’s look.

Maude Apatow

Maude Apatow from HBO’s “Euphoria” did not attend the Oscars, but graced the
Nasya Stevenson discusses holiday fashion tips for this season.
Fashion ideas for the 2021 holiday season
Nasya Stevenson, Staff Reporter • December 13, 2021

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas and New Year’s Eve will be coming soon. Here are four holiday fashion ideas assembled for this highly-favored time of year.

The Bodycon Revolution

The bodycon dress must be incorporated in fashion during the holiday season. Georgian designer David Koma told UK Harper’s Bazaar, “I am a strong believer that everyone should try the bodycon silhouette. It is all about the balance and if you're not ready for a full bodycon look, you can opt for a figure-hugging skirt with an oversized top. I like a relaxed sweatshirt, for example, or you could counterbalance your bodycon dress with oversized outerwear – like a boyfriend-style tailored blazer or an oversized shearling jacket.”

Nasya Stevenson
Ariana Grande's beauty line has landed
Nasya Stevenson, Staff Reporter • December 10, 2021

Ariana Grande dropped her out-of-this-world brand, r.e.m. beauty on Fri., Nov. 12. She teased it on Sept. 9 in an Instagram post. Grande officially announced on Instagram a day later  her new makeup line and being the face of the 25th Annual Best of Beauty cover for Allure Magazine. The beauty line has been in the works over the last two years. Grande also revealed that she has been testing out the products while she was on her Sweetener World Tour. 

The aforementioned magazine reported
Margaret Skubik gives you a guide to thrifting in Cleveland, OH. From vintage boutiques to eclectic shops, this is your way to find a unique piece.
Your Cleveland Thrift Guide
Margaret Skubik, Staff Reporter • October 15, 2021
As Halloween quickly approaches and we begin the frantic search for a last minute costume, challenge yourself to stray away from the temptations of buying from Amazon or other fast-fashion brands. Instead, venture to your local thrift or vintage store for cheap, sustainable and fashionable finds. Thrifting provides an opportunity to find unique and vintage items while benefiting the environment and your community. Whether you’re looking to expand your wardrobe this fall or craving a Saturday afternoon adventure, these five shops in the Cleveland area will get you feeling thrifty. 

Electric Eccentric (13005 Larchmere Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH)

A vintage clothing boutique with new and used household items, eccentric clothing pieces
Inspired by Princess Diana, the oversized crew neck and biker shorts trend is a fall fashion must. Julie Kiszka 22 adds a cross body fanny pack to her look.
Five fall trends on the rise
Kaitlin Ryan, Arts & Life Editor • September 30, 2021
Temperatures are rapidly declining, grocery stores are stocking their shelves with pumpkin-flavored snacks and everyone seems to be collectively having a bonfire: fall is here. 

Some believe that fall is the best season for fashion. Julie Kiszka ‘22 says, “Fall outfits have a lot of variety and stuff to work with. Sweaters and flannels are superior to shorts. There’s more accessories, too.”

The ability to layer and experiment with patterns makes fall a great time to try a trend that takes you out of your comfort zone. 

Mary Kate Boyle ‘22 agrees that fall is the best season for fashion but adds, “the transitional pieces are really hard to work with.” 

While throwing on a hoodie is always an option, here are five fall trends on the rise:

Fast fashion companies like SHEIN, H&M and Forever 21 are all the rage with college students - and they are harming the environment. Photo courtesy of Unsplash.
Fast fashion is quickly harming the environment
Lauren Keep, The Carroll News • September 25, 2021
You may have heard the stereotype that college students are “ballin 'on a budget.” This phrase reflects the idea that students in college are doing their best to be smart about spending and save the limited money that they have while simultaneously enjoying luxuries. 

Students like Selena Alamir ‘24 and Lauren Brumit ‘24 want to stay up to date on current fashion trends without breaking the bank. Some consumers have fallen into the fast fashion trap. The desire to stay up to date with current fashion trends not only affects student life but has caused environmental concerns due to the source of these trendy outfits: the toxic fast fashion industry. 

Fast fashion is the phenomenon where inexpensive clothing is produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends. Fast fashion retailers include well-known stores such as Zara, Forever21 and H&M
This years Met Gala, delayed by a year due to COVID-19, will be held in two parts. Nasya Stevenson reviews In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. Photo courtesy of Unsplash
Met Gala “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” review
Nasya Stevenson, Staff Reporter • September 23, 2021
New York held their annual Met Gala on the night of Sept. 13. The Gala, also known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, is a fundraising benefit for the institute in New York City. It is one of the biggest formal events to honor fashion. Superstar music artist Billie Eilish, actor Timothée Chalamet, tennis pro Naomi Osaka and inaugural poet Amanda Gorman all served as the Met 2021 co-chairs. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour annually organizes the Met Gala and it typically takes place the first Monday of May. 

Last year’s theme was “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” but the Met was unfortunately canceled due to COVID-19. “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” was this year’s theme and a two-part exhibition for the Met Gala. Many stars channeled old Hollywood style, American icons and classic Americana pieces in their looks. A range of star-spangled
Euphoria actress Zendaya rocks a canary yellow dress designed by Valentino on the red carpet of the 2021 Oscars. Staff Reporter Nasya Stevenson reviews the looks of the latest award show.
Oscars red carpet fashion review
Nasya Stevenson, Staff Reporter • May 6, 2021

Several actors and actresses went for gold by dressing like the Oscar award itself as they made their grand entrance on the red carpet Sunday, April 25, for the 2021 Academy Awards. Some appearances included Leslie Odom Jr., Zendaya, Margot Robbie, Amanda Seyfried, Colman Domingo and Regina King. In case you’ve missed it, here’s my review of their looks:

Leslie Odom Jr.

Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. shined in a double-breasted, gold Brioni suit. Page Six Style says, “The star has been one of this year’s standouts on the red carpet, with the help of stylist Avo Yermagyan.” Odom Jr. accessorized his metallic suit with an Omega watch from
Social Media Editor Kaitlin Ryan evaluates the newest comeback trend of chunky rings.
Trendsetter: 2000s chunky rings
Kaitlin Ryan, Social Media Editor • March 11, 2021
Recurring trends allow people to put a modern spin on the previous decade’s classics. This year’s trends seem to focus on subtle boldness with statement pieces to spruce up minimalistic outfits. The chunky ring trend, or wearing a handful of rings with varying shapes, sizes and gemstones, is making a comeback from its 00s roots.

The current popular culture of fashion is heavily influenced by technology and nostalgia for the days before our lives were controlled by the need for technological interconnectivity. The appreciation for a time when the internet was new and fresh encourages pioneers in the fashion world to revert back to the 00s and partake in the increasingly popular Y2K trend.The Y2K style — associated
AJ Modernist gold hoops with pink ginkgo design (pictured above).
Our top eclectic Etsy shops
Kaitlin Ryan, Social Media Editor • February 4, 2021

A less time-consuming and straight-to-your-doorstep version of thrifting does exist. Etsy is an online marketplace that connects the world’s sellers of homemade and curated goods to those who enjoy supporting small businesses and owning one-of-a-kind pieces. 

This week’s top Etsy shops are focused on polymer clay earrings. The lightweight clay makes for comfortable earrings that add a conversational touch to your wardrobe:


For the lover of nature and sustainability - Stella Joie Designs

Owner LaJoie Lex started Stella Joie Designs in July 2020. As a doctoral candidate in English Literature at Baylor University, Lex needed a hobby to get herself through the hot Texas summers.
Lounge wear has moved its way up the fashion food chain and become an every day staple.
Top 5 slouchy street wear brands
Kaitlin Ryan, Social Media Editor • January 29, 2021
The pandemic has created deep and semi-permanent impacts on our popular culture. Today’s fashion trends are highly influenced by social media with a focus on DIY clothing hacks  (remember bleaching all of your old hoodies?) and most importantly, comfort. 

The dress code for at-home education and work-life leans towards a more relaxed, fresh-out-of-bed-but-make-it-fashionable approach. As eventual life post-pandemic becomes more within reach, slouchy clothes continue to penetrate the street wear fashion scene. Pull on your sweatpants and matching home-cut cropped hoodies. These are five sweat brands to shop, with rankings of their size range, sustainability and affordability: 



Cover Look:
Styles wears a Gucci jacket and dress. Photographed by Tyler Mitchell, Vogue, December 2020
Styles' historic moment and flak that followed
Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor • November 19, 2020

Harry Styles made history as the first man photographed solo for the cover of American Vogue in the upcoming December issue. The British pop singer was styled by Camilla Nickerson and photographed by Tyler Mitchell. The upcoming Vogue editorial is breaking down gender normative barriers within the garments selected. 

According to his Vogue cover story, Styles suggested, “Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with. What’s really exciting is that all of these lines are just crumbling away.” The historical cover comes 128 years after the internationally recognized magazine began.

Many people are outraged with Styles’ clothing for the shoot. Critics have deemed it emasculating, stripping
Sustainable and ethically-sourced fashion has become increasingly popular in recent years. Consumers dont just want to look good anymore, they want to feel good and do good too.
Sustainable and ethical brands to support
Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor • November 12, 2020
Today, one of the top priorities for fashion lovers is ethical practice and sustainability efforts within a brand’s mission. Fashion trends are not limited by what is “in” or “out” for a season. People do not support brands solely for the style or the popularity or who wore it and when. There’s a mission-driven focus.

Before people typically jump to the sustainable option, they are often persuaded by fast fashion, a type of unsustainable, mass-produced clothing that has become the go-to for garments because of the cheap, trendy, sample ideas mirrored off of the unattainable runway looks. The impact of fast fashion, however, is detrimental. 

According to Good on You, “It forms a key part of the toxic system of overproduction
In todays fashion industry, diversity in age, ability, gender and race are only a few of the sectors brands are trying to hit when marketing to a wide array of potential consumers.
Brands building space for diversity and inclusion
Natalia Pozuelo-Arbide, Staff Reporter • November 6, 2020
As we approach  2021, the world and its priorities definitely have changed. While many changes have not been for the better, thankfully, one positive change is that brands are taking responsibility to implement team training on diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Today our new normal of meeting online has provided the momentum needed for this chain reaction across the fashion industry. More people can participate in online corporate conversations on what the buzzwords “diversity” and “inclusion” really mean and how to properly apply them in corporate DEI training for long-lasting results.   

According to a 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America report called “Inclusion and Diversity in the American Fashion Industry
Looking for the perfect face mask to make a statement about the upcoming election? Maybe a cool graphic T-shirt? Check out this story on the best places to find Vote merchandise.
Where to find trendy vote merch for the upcoming election
Corinne McDevitt, The Carroll News • October 1, 2020
In the 2016 presidential election approximately 58% of eligible voters went to the polls according to Penn State University’s 2016 post-election recap. This means almost half of the qualified American citizens did not vote in the last election. Voting is how you can use your voice to shape the landscape of this country. Voting merch from various fashion brands is one of the latest trends inspiring people to head to the polls this November. Here are five places you can grab vote fashion staples:



Gap’s Vote T-shirt  was designed by Stephanie Factor
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