The Faces of CSU Fashion - Extended Version

 

SAFA (2ND FROM LEFT)

Major: Undecided

 

WHO IS A FASHION INSPIRATION TO YOU?

“Well, I have a friend that I really like, like her fashion and everything”

 

WHAT PLACE DO MOST OF YOUR CLOTHES COME FROM?

“Forever 21, H&M, yeah basically those two places”

 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN ONE WORD?

“Dark. Like, I'm trying to combine lighter colors and all that, but I usually just wear black.”

 

HOW HAS YOUR  STYLE CHANGED THROUGHOUT TIME?

“Well, when I was a kid, I used to wear, like, a lot of bright colors, was really out there, and then, once I got out of my teens, I just went dark, basically. Yeah.”

 

 

 

 

UCHENNA

Major: Early Childhood Education

 

HOW DID YOU CHOOSE AN OUTFIT FOR TODAY?

“Honestly, I just based it off of how I felt, how I felt this morning. I was just feeling really free and carefree, so I hope it showed.”

 

WHO IS A FASHION INSPIRATION TO YOU?

“Of course Rihanna! That's like, a given. But, also, I love just New York fashion period. My family is from New York, so part of me is kind of from there, especially like uptown Harlem area.”

 

WHERE DO YOU GET MOST OF YOUR CLOTHES?

“The thrift store actually. I’m a thrifter. Like, I love the thrift store; I love goodwills and value world.”

 

HOW DOES BEING A STUDENT AND LIVING IN CLEVELAND IMPACT YOUR CLOTHING?

“It still does because, you know, I live in the heart of the city. So, just the city of Cleveland, the environment of going through the everyday to day, that affects my fashion a lot. Especially being in the city, city girl, you see we’re influenced by a lot of art and a lot of culture. We’re a pretty cultured city here as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELYSE

Major: Marketing

 

DOES ANYTHING YOU'RE WEARING COME WITH A STORY?

“Only my ring. My ring was given to me by my boyfriend and it's from an online store called Indie and Harper and they specialize in raw cut jewels, so this is actually an emerald and he bought it for me because green is the color for Cleveland State. Everything else is from Marshall’s or Old Navy or something like that. I’m on a budget.”

 

HOW DOES LIVING IN CLEVELAND IMPACT YOUR CLOTHING STYLE?

“You kind of never know what to wear, I would say. Clothing, you know, you kind of have to learn how to layer, I feel like. And it's hard to be a little trendy while you have to layer so much – especially in the winter – but you kind of, you know, figure out your own style and go with it.”

 

WHO IS A FASHION INSPIRATION TO YOU?

“I think from the beginning it had to be Tyra and watching America's Next Top Model. If that's not everybody's answer, I don't know what they're doing! But, I just remember watching like, their makeovers and having everybody cry because they had their hair cut off. I think that would have to be my most like, grassroot fashion inspiration.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BILLY (LEFT)

Major: Urban Studies & Political Science

KYLE (RIGHT)

Major: International Business

 

HOW DOES BEING A STUDENT IMPACT YOUR CLOTHING CHOICES?

B: “I probably choose more of like a lazier outfit than I normally would.”

K: “umm, Black.”

 

HOW DO THE CLOTHES YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR MAKE YOU FEEL?

B: “I guess I usually try to choose my clothes based off the weather and general mood for the day.”  

 

HOW HAS YOUR  STYLE CHANGED THROUGHOUT TIME?

K: “It’s definitely a lot different. Probably like more, skateboarding stuff towards more high end or high fashion stuff. Always been branding”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISAAC

Major: Computer Science

 

WHO IS A FASHION INSPIRATION TO YOU?

“Harry Styles. I generally like skinny jeans.”

 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN ONE WORD?

“Icy”

 

WHAT PLACE DO MOST OF YOUR CLOTHES COME FROM?

“ZARA, ASOS, H&M, Topshop”

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TELL THE WORLD WITH YOUR STYLE?

“I just want to tell the world that they should just try to be themselves, because when it comes to style it’s more about yourself and what you think is cool others may not. Be yourself and sauce it up.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaymeer Salter

Major: Civil Engineering

 

HOW HAS YOUR  STYLE CHANGED THROUGHOUT TIME?

”I used to wear a lot of name brands, and now, I thrift which has helped me to expand my wardrobe”

 

WHO IS A FASHION INSPIRATION TO YOU?

“It’s a melting pot, but of course, I can't forget the infamous Kanye West”

 

HOW DOES LIVING IN CLEVELAND IMPACT YOUR STYLE?

I beleive it allows you to express yourself any way you want. There really isn't a distinctive style in Cleveland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This article appeared in the November issue of The Vindicator. The online version of the issue is here!

 

 

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