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Oct 1, 2014 / 1 note

Jerri “Jerrison” White
Age: 19 
Major: Photography with a minor in Business Administration
Year: Sophomore
From: Sherman Oaks, San Fernando Valley
Fashion Icon: Gwen Stefani, Kreayshawn- in general people who start their own trends.

Jerrison’s Gwen Stefani inspired outfit:
Maxi Skirt with Prints- Foreign Exchange
Black Leather Boots- No Boundaries
Black Top- Old Navy
Black Shades- Kiss
Old School Camera- Holgas

LV: “How would you describe style in La Verne?”
W: “It is generally basic, people go to school and not worry about looking good. But we also
have a lot of free spirits.”

LV: “Is there anything you do not like about current fashion?”
W: “I always try not to judge people but I do not like basic styles. When people wear the
typical jean shorts and crop tops and it comes to a point when everybody looks the same. We
cannot really blame people because we are all influenced by the same factors but there are
ways to wear basics in a more interesting manner.”

LV: “Who do you think influenced your fashion sense?”
W: “I think I always have been very self aware and had a major influence on own fashion. I
used to be inspired by my older cousin’s style but after a while I started going into my boho
chic type of deal. I probably got that from my aunt because she is a major hippy. I think also
1960’s influenced me, the times I have not been alive in but I just find them awesome.”

Sep 30, 2014

Kanacoa P.

From: Japan
Year: Freshman
Age: 18 
Major: Language

Kanacoa’s sweet and preppy ensemble:
Polka Dot Button Up- Forever 21
Grey A-line Skirt- Forever 21
Light Teal Sweater- Unigirl Japan
Gold Polka Dt Black Flats- Unigirl Japan
Black Leather Backpack- Unknown Origins
Stylish gold watch- Unknow Origins

LV: “Do you have a favorite color for fashion?”
P: ” I really like orange. The color orange is so eye catching and dominant. I couldn’t tell you
exactly why i love this color so much but it just really grabs my attention.”

LV: “What is your favorite brand/designer?”
P: ” I love Rebecca Taylor. She uses really unique color combinations in her styles. I am
absolutely obsessed with her brand.”

LV: “As far as seasons go, which is your favorite for fashion?”
P: ” My favorite has to be winter. Some of my other favorite colors i like to wear are green and
white and I think those colors really pop during the gloom of winter.”

Sep 29, 2014

Kanacoa P.

From: Japan
Year: Freshman
Age: 18 
Major: Language

Kanacoa’s sweet and preppy ensemble:
Polka Dot Button Up- Forever 21
Grey A-line Skirt- Forever 21
Light Teal Sweater- Unigirl Japan
Gold Polka Dt Black Flats- Unigirl Japan
Black Leather Backpack- Unknown Origins
Stylish gold watch- Unknow Origins

LV: “Do you have a favorite color for fashion?”
P: ” I really like orange. The color orange is so eye catching and dominant. I couldn’t tell you
exactly why i love this color so much but it just really grabs my attention.”

LV: “What is your favorite brand/designer?”
P: ” I love Rebecca Taylor. She uses really unique color combinations in her styles. I am
absolutely obsessed with her brand.”

LV: “As far as seasons go, which is your favorite for fashion?”
P: ” My favorite has to be winter. Some of my other favorite colors i like to wear are green and
white and I think those colors really pop during the gloom of winter.”

Sep 27, 2014 / 3 notes

Helen Arase

My name is Helen Arase and I am one of the two Directors of Photography and Feature
Photographers for La Vogue. I’m majoring in journalism with a photojournalism
concentration. I am currently the Photography Editor of the Campus Times. The
photos you see everyday are either edited by me, or Austen; my partner-in-crime,
the yin to my yang, the tonic and lime to my vodka… you get it.

La Verne is my fourth school, so if being a 23-year-old super-super-senior (with
three more semesters ahead of me) has taught me anything – it’s that I need to dip
my toes in many pools to find the right one to jump into. La Vogue is giving me that
experience in a way, because I am not acutely interested in clothing fashion. I do
admire at tattoos, piercings, and jewelry though. Everyone chooses to decorate his
or her body differently. The more permanent choices are the most interesting to me
because of the stories that come with them.

I don’t like to limit myself to one clothing style. I prefer to not wear makeup and
walk around in baggy shirts and leggings. I think though, that putting the extra effort
into getting dressed so you can feel good about yourself is sometimes worth it.

Outfit:

I like to joke that I wear black – the color of my soul – but I do just think that a good
black wardrobe is timeless and versatile. I could wear 95% of my black pieces
mixed-and-matched, and paired with a bunch of jewelry and a thin, oversized
shrug… voilà, new outfit. The shirt is from Nectar Clothing and the oil-slick pants are
from City Wear. The dark blue sheer, oversized shrug with a velvet design and
beading is from Nordstrom. I refuse to call them kimonos because, well, they’re not.
Each accessory I wear has a story and I try to wear “good quality” and not costume
jewelry that will tarnish over time. The jewelry I wear is from anywhere between
east coast flea market-finds to all over the world. For example, the blue glass 
emerald-cut ring was a gift from an aunt in Pittsburgh. An earring I was wearing is a
fish I bought while visiting my dad in China. The gemstone necklaces have
grounding, healing, or protecting properties, and the “H” diamond necklace is what I
bought myself with my first paycheck when I was 16. My shoes are black ankle
booties with a chunky heel from Reflection.

Sep 25, 2014 / 1 note

Name: Hallett Hargrave
Year: Senior
Major: Communications Sports Broadcast
Age: 25 
Hometown: Claremont, CA
Icon: Ryan Gosling

Outfit:
Dark Blue Blazer: Apt 9
Beige Pants: Shop in Los Angeles
ecklace: custom Be Perfect necklace, from 4 C’s Finecraft Jewlers
Dress Shoes: 1901 
White Shirt: Cotton on

LV: “What style would you like to see reemerge?”
HH: “I would like to see the retro style come back from the eighties with all the highlighter and bright
colors.”

LV: “How would you describe your style?”
HH: “My style is very matchy matchy from head to toe. It’s a wide variety of sports, to casual, to preppy,
to business casual.

LV: “What were your past styles?”
HH: “My past styles were very flashy and obnoxious. It was very out there and exotic. Fur jackets, denim
shorts, and white on white on white. A lot of things people should never wear.

Sep 24, 2014 / 1 note

Melanie Rodriguez
ajor/Concentration: Broadcasting major Television emphasis
Year: Senior
Hometown: Diamond Bar
Fashion Icons/Inspiration: Annabelle Fleur/ Vanessa Hudgens/ Kourtney
Kardashian

Mel’s daring necklace caught our eye! She mixed up classy pieces with her usual
laid-back style.

Outfit:
Shirt: Forever 21
Skirt: Nordstrom Rack
Necklace: Forever 21 
Shoes: ina
Purse: Grande Ave Salon

LV: “How would you describe your style in one sentence?”
R: “Relaxed and comfortable with a vibrant bold twist.”

LV: “How do you think the media treats women and their bodies/fashion vs. men
and their bodies and fashion?”
R: “The media makes it really hard for women to be happy with themselves these
days. It attempts to create this unrealistic perfect image of what women should look
like. It’s more important that women feel happy and comfortable with themselves
instead of setting unnecessary expectations of what it means to be beautiful. Be
YOU, that’s true beauty.”

LV: “If you could make one style or item of clothing super trendy right now, what
would it be and why?”
R: “I miss the 20’s/ Gatsby fashion. Everything about it was so elegant and classy.

LV: “Do you have any advice for people who are still trying to find their own fashion
or style?”
R: “Don’t seek a fashion or style. Just wear what makes you feel good about
yourself. The style and fashion will come.”

Sep 23, 2014 / 1 note

Name: Vicky Campos
Major: Music
Year: Senior
Hometown: Montclair

Vicky dazzles in her perfect combination of floral and Orchid
Radiant orchid crop top
Multicolored floral skirt
Tan braid sandals
American Apparel nail lacquer in dynasty.

LV: “Describe your style in one sentence?”
Stripes and tumblr mixed with hippie granola.

LV: “Describe a throwback style or VC: “fashion phase you went through back in the day?”
I used to wear a lot of black and plaid and industrial band tshirts. My hair would get all the attention because I would bleach it and dye it pink, blue, purple, or all those colors at once.”


LV: “How would you say that media depicts fashion, trends and the male/female models that promote it? Would say it’s more negative or positive?”
VC: “I don’t think the daily media, and most people, think fashion is meant to to be taken seriously so it borders on negative. For example, look at all the satirical articles with ridiculously fake outfits that came out during fashion week.”

LV: “Do you have any fashion icons?”
VC: “I started following Courtney Carver over the summer. I don’t think she’s setting any aesthetically pleasing trends, but I definitely dig the minimalist approach to attire. I actually gutted out my wardrobe this summer because of her.”

ndrea Montoya 
Major: Public Relations 
ge: 22 
From: La Verne 
Fashion Icon: Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl 
ndrea’s simple yet sophisticated ensemble: 
Floral Strapless Dress – Forever 21 
Golden Sandals – H&M 
Glasses – Forever 21 
Camel Colored Purse - Target 
LV: “How would you describe your style?” 
M: “I am very simple yet trendy; I like to be comfortable. I don’t feel the need to overdress, 
I think you can accessorize things to make them a little nicer if you have to.” 
LV: “Is there anything that you don’t like in current fashion?” 
M: “I like high waited shorts but I don’t like when girls butts are hanging out of them.” 
LV: “Who influenced your style?” 
M: “I grew up with two older sisters so a lot of the times I would mimic what they were 
wearing or borrow their clothes. Their style is trendy and laid back, just like mine now.”
Sep 23, 2014

ndrea Montoya
Major: Public Relations
ge: 22 
From: La Verne
Fashion Icon: Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

ndrea’s simple yet sophisticated ensemble:
Floral Strapless Dress – Forever 21 
Golden Sandals – H&M
Glasses – Forever 21 
Camel Colored Purse - Target

LV: “How would you describe your style?”
M: “I am very simple yet trendy; I like to be comfortable. I don’t feel the need to overdress,
I think you can accessorize things to make them a little nicer if you have to.”

LV: “Is there anything that you don’t like in current fashion?”
M: “I like high waited shorts but I don’t like when girls butts are hanging out of them.”

LV: “Who influenced your style?”
M: “I grew up with two older sisters so a lot of the times I would mimic what they were
wearing or borrow their clothes. Their style is trendy and laid back, just like mine now.”

ndrea Montoya 
Major: Public Relations 
ge: 22 
From: La Verne 
Fashion Icon: Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl 
ndrea’s simple yet sophisticated ensemble: 
Floral Strapless Dress – Forever 21 
Golden Sandals – H&M 
Glasses – Forever 21 
Camel Colored Purse - Target 
LV: “How would you describe your style?” 
M: “I am very simple yet trendy; I like to be comfortable. I don’t feel the need to overdress, 
I think you can accessorize things to make them a little nicer if you have to.” 
LV: “Is there anything that you don’t like in current fashion?” 
M: “I like high waited shorts but I don’t like when girls butts are hanging out of them.” 
LV: “Who influenced your style?” 
M: “I grew up with two older sisters so a lot of the times I would mimic what they were 
wearing or borrow their clothes. Their style is trendy and laid back, just like mine now.”
Sep 23, 2014 / 1 note

ndrea Montoya
Major: Public Relations
ge: 22 
From: La Verne
Fashion Icon: Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

ndrea’s simple yet sophisticated ensemble:
Floral Strapless Dress – Forever 21 
Golden Sandals – H&M
Glasses – Forever 21 
Camel Colored Purse - Target

LV: “How would you describe your style?”
M: “I am very simple yet trendy; I like to be comfortable. I don’t feel the need to overdress,
I think you can accessorize things to make them a little nicer if you have to.”

LV: “Is there anything that you don’t like in current fashion?”
M: “I like high waited shorts but I don’t like when girls butts are hanging out of them.”

LV: “Who influenced your style?”
M: “I grew up with two older sisters so a lot of the times I would mimic what they were
wearing or borrow their clothes. Their style is trendy and laid back, just like mine now.”

Guess what! Today is Women’s Friendship Day and at LaVogue all crew members are friends 👭👭👭 I would like to send many thanks to all the ladies that make this fashionblog happen, you are the eggs to my bacon 😁
Sep 21, 2014

Guess what! Today is Women’s Friendship Day and at LaVogue all crew members are friends 👭👭👭 I would like to send many thanks to all the ladies that make this fashionblog happen, you are the eggs to my bacon 😁