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Aug 29, 2014 / 1 note

Greetings LaVoguers!

My name is Kaitlyn Lopez and I am the Vice President of LaVogue. My hometown is Upland, California and I am twenty-one years old. Currently I am a senior Anthropology major at the University of La Verne with a concentration in Physical and Cultural Anthropology. The reason I love being part of LaVogue is because it has provided me with an extraordinary insight into the fashion and style preferences of the La Verne community. LaVogue has enabled me to further my understanding of the multitude of factors that go into creating an individual’s distinctive style. Personally I do not consider myself to be an ultrachic fashionista, it’s the function of fashion, which intrigues me. I am engaged by the place fashion holds within our daily lives. I believe fashion is a fabulous tool that past, present and future societies have used to express material culture. I am extremely excited and honored to be featured in LaVogue this week and I hope my readers enjoy getting to know more about me and my personal style.

Outfit:

1970’s American Fashion is my absolute favorite genre of style. In my opinion the fashions worn by American youths in the 1970’s were the most enjoyable, erratic, and individualistic of that particular era. From cheap polyester suits to ultra-thick sideburns, the 1970’s embodied terribly amazing trends. The ensemble I chose to showcase was inspired by early 1970’s American youth subculture. The main pull of my outfit is the polychrome maxi dress from Forever 21. The multicolored kaleidoscope patterns of the dress in addition to a soft dipped back makes this piece one of my favorite garments for summer. In order to complement the vibrant hues of my dress I chose to accessorize simply with a light denim jacket, closed toe pumps, clunky white bracelet, elegant beige clutch, and a glass lime pendent.

Shoes:

One of my weird quirks is that I am not a huge fan of toes and fee, it is just not my cup of tea. For that very reason I absolutely love closed toe shoes. Also I am pretty short so I tend to gravitate towards shoes with a little bit of lift. In order to complement the complexity of color and patterns in my dress I chose to wear a very simple yet retro coffee colored closed toe pumps. Sneaking out from under my pumps is a delicate hint of gold temporary tattoos.

Lime Pendent:

Frankly, I do not like jewelry very much. I find wearing earrings, bracelets and rings on an everyday basis very inconvenient and uncomfortable. Whenever I do decide to accessorize with jewelry, I usually end up removing the piece half way through the day because it is either bothering or distracting me. The only pieces of jewelry I genuinely enjoy wearing and could not live without are my glass pendents! I absolutely adore them. For my showcase I decided to wear my favorite glass pendent. My green and purple lime pendant was created by the artist Sam Lyon. I enjoy wearing this piece because the colors and glass work of the pendant are very unique. In addition this piece was a gift from a very special person in my life and holds sentimental value. Alongside my pendent are two metallic gold temporary tattoos. 

Clutch:

The Céline clutch I am showcasing today was lent to me by a close friend.  Céline is a French leather and luxury goods brand. The delicate nature and soft colors of this bag make my showcase look complete.

We are proud to present LaVogue’s newest feature! Each Friday a member of the LaVogue crew will showcase their personal style and talk about their favorite pieces of clothing and accessories. We want our followers to meet the people behind the camera and express our passion for fashion.
Aug 29, 2014

We are proud to present LaVogue’s newest feature! Each Friday a member of the LaVogue crew will showcase their personal style and talk about their favorite pieces of clothing and accessories. We want our followers to meet the people behind the camera and express our passion for fashion.

Name: Karla  Joselly Ruiz

Age: 20

Major: computer science and communications 

Year: junior 

Hometown: Hollywood/Korea Town

"My outfit today is simple but vibrant because of the floral touch!"

LV: “What are you wearing?”
KR: “I’m wearing a knit top from forever 21 and a floral skirt my mother bought for me” 

LV:”What inspires your sense of style?”
KR:”What inspires my style is that I  Iove to match colors especially floral patterns. I like to dress myself accordingly to my personality and my mood. 

LV: “Are you fond of a lot of the images that are supposed to portray “good style” in the media?”
KR:” I’m indifferent to what good style is presented in the media because anything can be considered good style if you wear it correctly”

LV:” Do you have any fashion icons?”
KR:”No I don’t have any fashion icons” 

LV:”Name a throwback style you had?”
KR: “I went through a goth phase back in the day”
Aug 29, 2014

Name: Karla Joselly Ruiz

Age: 20

Major: computer science and communications

Year: junior

Hometown: Hollywood/Korea Town

"My outfit today is simple but vibrant because of the floral touch!"

LV: “What are you wearing?”
KR: “I’m wearing a knit top from forever 21 and a floral skirt my mother bought for me”

LV:”What inspires your sense of style?”
KR:”What inspires my style is that I Iove to match colors especially floral patterns. I like to dress myself accordingly to my personality and my mood.

LV: “Are you fond of a lot of the images that are supposed to portray “good style” in the media?”
KR:” I’m indifferent to what good style is presented in the media because anything can be considered good style if you wear it correctly”

LV:” Do you have any fashion icons?”
KR:”No I don’t have any fashion icons”

LV:”Name a throwback style you had?”
KR: “I went through a goth phase back in the day”

Aug 28, 2014

Name: Kassy Rodriguez
Major: Liberal Studies
Year: Sophomore
Age: 19
Icon: Jennifer Lopez
Outfit
Dress: Rue 21
Shoes: A gift from her Mother
Earrings: Claires
Purse: Bebe
LV: “In one sentence, how would you describe your style?”
KR: “I like to dress girly yet at the same time different.”
LV: “What style is prevalent on campus?”
KR: “Most girls I see wear crop tops and high waist shorts, while guys dress more on the simple side.”
LV: “What style would you like to see reemerge?”
KR: “I really like the flowy tops with tight tribal pants.”
LV: “Any advice for La Voguers?”
KR: “As long as you are comfortable and confident, that is all that matters. I feel like everyone is beautiful.”

Aug 27, 2014

Giovanna Reis
“My outfit today is casual but the accessories and colors bring it all together.”

Age: 18
Year: Freshman
Major: Criminology
Hometown: Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Icon: Vanessa Hudgens

Mint Green Bag- Michael Kors
Lace White Romper- Zara
Rugged Denim Jacket- Zara
Beaded Sandals- Shoots Sandals
Gold Saint Necklace- Baptism Gift
Gold Jesus Necklace- Baptism Gift

LV: “How would you describe your everyday style?”
GR: “Boho chic very casual with a little touch of accessories and handbags.”

LV: “How would you describe your style transformation within the last five years?”
GR”I used to wear jeans all the time. In Brazil we had to wear jeans at school everyday and it was a pain in the ass. Now I absolutely hate wearing jeans. I stopped wearing jeans as much after I moved to California three years ago. I also think I wear pants a lot less because the weather in California is so nice.”

LV: “What styles do you see on campus that stand out the most?”
GR: “When I see people who dress more like myself, like the boho chic kind of look, it really catches my attention. The boho chic style is harder type of look to pull off and I when I see people wearing that type of look on campus it stands out to me. Also I feel like a lot of people at ULV like to wear shorts. I am always seeing people wearing shorts on campus, jean short especially.”

Greetings LaVoguers,

Are you ready for another round of fashion extravaganzas?

We are serious about having fun, get ready for new features!



Xoxo

Gossip Girl… jk
Aug 26, 2014

Greetings LaVoguers,

Are you ready for another round of fashion extravaganzas?

We are serious about having fun, get ready for new features!

Xoxo

Gossip Girl… jk

Amanda Ortiz says, “don’t fit the clothes make the clothes fit you.”
Major: Business Administration
Year: Junior
From: Glendora
Age: 21
Amanda’s very bright and summery look:
Golden Necklace - Forever 21
Silver Bracelets - Charming Charlie
Black Leather Bag - Michael Kors
Shoes - Charlotte Rousse
Orange Going-On-Red-Dress - Forever 21
LV: “How would you describe your style in general?”
AO: “I change it up a lot so it is hard to pin point one but definitely very feminine, girly and sparkly. I love rhinestones!”
LV: “What were your past styles?”
AO: “I have always been that one little child that loves the glitter, brightness and the colors.”
LV: “What do you think about the body image in media?”
AO: “I do not really like it, it makes a lot of girls think that they have to be skinny; having them to fit the clothes not the clothes fit them. I think it is not fair to some people. I feel comfortable with my body.”
LV: “Any fashion advice?”
AO: “High waisted shorts - I am not about that.”
Aug 26, 2014

Amanda Ortiz says, “don’t fit the clothes make the clothes fit you.”
Major: Business Administration
Year: Junior
From: Glendora
Age: 21

Amanda’s very bright and summery look:
Golden Necklace - Forever 21
Silver Bracelets - Charming Charlie
Black Leather Bag - Michael Kors
Shoes - Charlotte Rousse
Orange Going-On-Red-Dress - Forever 21

LV: “How would you describe your style in general?”
AO: “I change it up a lot so it is hard to pin point one but definitely very feminine, girly and sparkly. I love rhinestones!”

LV: “What were your past styles?”
AO: “I have always been that one little child that loves the glitter, brightness and the colors.”

LV: “What do you think about the body image in media?”
AO: “I do not really like it, it makes a lot of girls think that they have to be skinny; having them to fit the clothes not the clothes fit them. I think it is not fair to some people. I feel comfortable with my body.”

LV: “Any fashion advice?”
AO: “High waisted shorts - I am not about that.”

The Summer is still here but we will be back soon! We missed you! Seize the day, enjoy the sun and have fun, see you in a bit 💋☀️🌴
Aug 12, 2014 / 1 note

The Summer is still here but we will be back soon! We missed you! Seize the day, enjoy the sun and have fun, see you in a bit 💋☀️🌴

Grasshoppa Glass created these pieces . These designs were made in Fontana CA in 2014. The pendants  displayed above are all made from boroscilicate class. This set of unique creations are double layer style pendants, inspired by Jason Lee’s Staircase series. The artist is making only 25 pendants in this style.
May 31, 2014

Grasshoppa Glass created these pieces . These designs were made in Fontana CA in 2014. The pendants displayed above are all made from boroscilicate class. This set of unique creations are double layer style pendants, inspired by Jason Lee’s Staircase series. The artist is making only 25 pendants in this style.

Grasshoppa Glass created these pieces . These designs were made in Fontana CA in 2014. The pendants  displayed above are all made from boroscilicate class. This set of unique creations are double layer style pendants, inspired by Jason Lee’s Staircase series. The artist is making only 25 pendants in this style.
May 30, 2014 / 1 note

Grasshoppa Glass created these pieces . These designs were made in Fontana CA in 2014. The pendants displayed above are all made from boroscilicate class. This set of unique creations are double layer style pendants, inspired by Jason Lee’s Staircase series. The artist is making only 25 pendants in this style.