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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.

May 28, 2014

Mike Gong developed this creation. The piece was made in 2014 in Portland, Oregon. This work of art is in the form a pendant and can be worn around the neck. This unique type of pendant or “pendy” is called 10 Eyed Freddy. This pendant is made of borosilicate glass and synthetic opal. The piece symbolizes the value of humor. 10 Eyed Freddy’s unique characteristic make this piece very distinctive.

John Kobuki created this marble. The piece is a samurai themed pendant, which can be worn around the neck. It was made in Seattle, Washington in 2013. The artist is half Japanese, which is why you can see his culture coming through in this piece. John Kobuku generally names each of his pieces. He called this pendant, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, after a preeminent Japanese general from the 15th century. Hideyoshi was credited as the second great unifier and for mandating that only the samurai social class could bear arms. The pendant is made of borosilicate glass. The sword and head of the samurai figure is made of synthetic opal. This green samurai is a symbol of honor and courage. To understand what this pendant represents it is important to know that this pendant is part of a matching pair. The purpose of the samurai pendants was to remind us to stay unified and strong.
May 27, 2014

John Kobuki created this marble. The piece is a samurai themed pendant, which can be worn around the neck. It was made in Seattle, Washington in 2013. The artist is half Japanese, which is why you can see his culture coming through in this piece. John Kobuku generally names each of his pieces. He called this pendant, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, after a preeminent Japanese general from the 15th century. Hideyoshi was credited as the second great unifier and for mandating that only the samurai social class could bear arms. The pendant is made of borosilicate glass. The sword and head of the samurai figure is made of synthetic opal. This green samurai is a symbol of honor and courage. To understand what this pendant represents it is important to know that this pendant is part of a matching pair. The purpose of the samurai pendants was to remind us to stay unified and strong.

Mike Gong created this work of art. The piece was made in 2014 in Portland, Oregon. The piece is a pendant that can be worn around the neck. This specific type of pendant or “pendy” is called an Acid Eater, and is widely recognized as Mike Gong’s signature style.
The pendant is made of borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass contains at least 5% boric oxide, making it is resistant to extreme temperatures and chemical corrosion. The square opal tab seemingly on the tongue of the acid eater is synthetic. The piece symbolizes the value of humor.  This uniquely made acid eater pendant exemplifies levity.  No matter how serious life may get, this pendy will always be smiling hysterically with its tongue stuck out =P.
May 26, 2014

Mike Gong created this work of art. The piece was made in 2014 in Portland, Oregon. The piece is a pendant that can be worn around the neck. This specific type of pendant or “pendy” is called an Acid Eater, and is widely recognized as Mike Gong’s signature style.
The pendant is made of borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass contains at least 5% boric oxide, making it is resistant to extreme temperatures and chemical corrosion. The square opal tab seemingly on the tongue of the acid eater is synthetic. The piece symbolizes the value of humor. This uniquely made acid eater pendant exemplifies levity. No matter how serious life may get, this pendy will always be smiling hysterically with its tongue stuck out =P.

May 26, 2014
Tyler Bertao
Sophomore
PR Major and business minor
Mantega California

LV:  Tyler what are you wearing today? TB:”I am wearing a pullover sweater I got from Kohl’s, pants that I definitely bought from the thrift store, And some Clarke shoes from JC Penny’s”

LV: In one sentence describe your style? TB:”Andrew Garfield inspired”

LV: What were some of your past looks? TB:”I definitely went through that phase where it was just basketball shorts and a white shirt, it was kind of the I don’t care rebel sort of look, then I went through the preppy phase, which I think everyone goes through and then I think I kind of found my style around the end of junior going into senior year of high school”

LV: What old styles would you like to see re-emerge? TB:”I’ve always been a fan of the greasers or like the roaring twenties type of look, those are probably my two favorite, I would also say renaissance but that look was a little overwhelming although it was pretty cool. I even like the dad look of the 50’s which was very classy and very put together”

LV: What are some of your fashion pet peeves? TB:”I’m not really a fan of Ugg boots, and for guys, even though I wore them too but I feel like you should put forth a little more effort, it’s good to make sure you look nice because you never know who you will run into”

LV: How do you think social media effects fashion and vice versa? TB:”I really think that fashion dictates what we see on social media in the sense of like what is portrayed by celebrities and it provides this sort of concept of what we are supposed to look like and in return what we see on social media for celebrities is how we dress as just simple and common”

LV: Who are some of your fashion icons? TB:”Besides Andrew Garfield, I definitely dig Ryan Gosling’s style with the simple cardigan and the simple white v neck and I also like George Clooney”

LV: What is your go to item in your closet? TB:”A simple tank top or my cat shirt”
May 23, 2014 / 7 notes

Tyler Bertao
Sophomore
PR Major and business minor
Mantega California

LV: Tyler what are you wearing today? TB:”I am wearing a pullover sweater I got from Kohl’s, pants that I definitely bought from the thrift store, And some Clarke shoes from JC Penny’s”

LV: In one sentence describe your style? TB:”Andrew Garfield inspired”

LV: What were some of your past looks? TB:”I definitely went through that phase where it was just basketball shorts and a white shirt, it was kind of the I don’t care rebel sort of look, then I went through the preppy phase, which I think everyone goes through and then I think I kind of found my style around the end of junior going into senior year of high school”

LV: What old styles would you like to see re-emerge? TB:”I’ve always been a fan of the greasers or like the roaring twenties type of look, those are probably my two favorite, I would also say renaissance but that look was a little overwhelming although it was pretty cool. I even like the dad look of the 50’s which was very classy and very put together”

LV: What are some of your fashion pet peeves? TB:”I’m not really a fan of Ugg boots, and for guys, even though I wore them too but I feel like you should put forth a little more effort, it’s good to make sure you look nice because you never know who you will run into”

LV: How do you think social media effects fashion and vice versa? TB:”I really think that fashion dictates what we see on social media in the sense of like what is portrayed by celebrities and it provides this sort of concept of what we are supposed to look like and in return what we see on social media for celebrities is how we dress as just simple and common”

LV: Who are some of your fashion icons? TB:”Besides Andrew Garfield, I definitely dig Ryan Gosling’s style with the simple cardigan and the simple white v neck and I also like George Clooney”

LV: What is your go to item in your closet? TB:”A simple tank top or my cat shirt”

ame: Kassie Jones
Year: Junior
Hometown: Duarte, CA
Major: Kinesiology Minor: Psychology
Icon: Lauren Conrad

Outfit
Dress: From ANGL
Shoes: Barefoot!
Jewlery: Forever 21

Questions:
LV- How would you describe your style?
Kassie- “I am mixed, I can be extremely sporty of boho chic with flowy clothing!”

LV- What style would you like to see reemerge?
Kassie- “I really like gaucho pants because they were super comfortable and were never in the way like a skirt. Plus you can dree them up and play them down.”

LV- Do you have any advice for LaVoguers?
Kassie- “Don’t be afraid to wear what you want, whatever makes you feel confident and comfortable should be your everyday style!”
May 22, 2014 / 1 note

ame: Kassie Jones
Year: Junior
Hometown: Duarte, CA
Major: Kinesiology Minor: Psychology
Icon: Lauren Conrad

Outfit
Dress: From ANGL
Shoes: Barefoot!
Jewlery: Forever 21

Questions:
LV- How would you describe your style?
Kassie- “I am mixed, I can be extremely sporty of boho chic with flowy clothing!”

LV- What style would you like to see reemerge?
Kassie- “I really like gaucho pants because they were super comfortable and were never in the way like a skirt. Plus you can dree them up and play them down.”

LV- Do you have any advice for LaVoguers?
Kassie- “Don’t be afraid to wear what you want, whatever makes you feel confident and comfortable should be your everyday style!”

Bailey Keates
Age: 20
Major: Psychology, Art minor
Year: Sophomore
Occupation: Part time retail, part time makeup artist
Fashion Icon: Lana Del Rey
Bailey presents her comfortable and edgy attire:
Chocolate Brown Leather Shoes- Sperry’s
Dark Blue Jeans- Nectar
Casual Top- Ann Taylor loft
Pleather Black Jacket- Target
Golden Necklace- antique
Bracelet- Medical Alert
LV: “How would you describe in your style in general?”
BK: “My style is very feminine and comfortable but still edgy. Lost somewhere somewhere between lace and leather.”
LV: “How do you think fashion industry portrays body image?”
BK: “It is portrayed in not a flattering manner, it is very unrealistic. Especially for women, we are not all size 2. We are size 6 and 8 and that is ok but we are forced to be skinnier.”
LV: “How media influence fashion industry?”
BK: “Media are projecting the idea that it is achievable to be skinny, that it is not only an unattainable idea. They show us the ways we can loose weight, or slam people for having their own fashion sense. We get criticized for being ourselves.”
LV: “Do you have any advice for LaVoguers?”
BK: “My biggest advice is to find yourself. Find what your comfortable with and choose things that portray who you are.”
LV: “Any additional comments?”
BK: “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. This is my favorite quote from Doctor Sousse. It projects that it doesn’t matter what other people think of you because those who care about you will accept you the way you are.”
May 21, 2014 / 1 note

Bailey Keates

Age: 20
Major: Psychology, Art minor
Year: Sophomore
Occupation: Part time retail, part time makeup artist
Fashion Icon: Lana Del Rey

Bailey presents her comfortable and edgy attire:
Chocolate Brown Leather Shoes- Sperry’s
Dark Blue Jeans- Nectar
Casual Top- Ann Taylor loft
Pleather Black Jacket- Target
Golden Necklace- antique
Bracelet- Medical Alert


LV: “How would you describe in your style in general?”
BK: “My style is very feminine and comfortable but still edgy. Lost somewhere somewhere between lace and leather.”

LV: “How do you think fashion industry portrays body image?”
BK: “It is portrayed in not a flattering manner, it is very unrealistic. Especially for women, we are not all size 2. We are size 6 and 8 and that is ok but we are forced to be skinnier.”

LV: “How media influence fashion industry?”
BK: “Media are projecting the idea that it is achievable to be skinny, that it is not only an unattainable idea. They show us the ways we can loose weight, or slam people for having their own fashion sense. We get criticized for being ourselves.”

LV: “Do you have any advice for LaVoguers?”
BK: “My biggest advice is to find yourself. Find what your comfortable with and choose things that portray who you are.”

LV: “Any additional comments?”
BK: “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. This is my favorite quote from Doctor Sousse. It projects that it doesn’t matter what other people think of you because those who care about you will accept you the way you are.”

Kaitlyn Lange
Business Administration major
20
Sophomore


LV:What are you wearing? KL:”I am wearing a Maxi dress from Target, sandals from target, silver wire ring from etsy, a blue leather bracelet from supporting hands for Africa and a bracelet that was made by a friend.”

LV:In once sentence how would you describe your style? KL:”I would say that i go for relaxed most of the time, and then when ever i feel like it, i’ll tell myself that i’m going to be pretty today and i’ll dress up.”

LV:What were some of your past looks? KL:”Most of my life I was definitely the athletic person, so during high school i wore basketball and t shirts to school for the most part, and then when i got to college I kind of switched up and now
i go for more the jeans and a nice shirt kind of look, and i’m more relaxed with what wear.”

LV:what old styles would you like to see re-emerge? KL:”I loved the 90’s style when someone could wear high-waisted jeans and shorts and t-shirt and look great! And nobody would say, oh she didn’t try this morning. I want to see that come back and for people to say, oh she is on it today!”

LV:How would you say social media effects fashion and vice versa? KL”Girls are always going to be on their phones on social networks in search of the latest trends but I think it works both ways now with social media looking more to see what teenaged girls are wearing and are trying to project that image out to the public. So I think that social media is relying more now on us regular, everyday girls, and i know that i still look on social networks for fashion inspiration, however I do think that it works both ways.”

LV:Do you have any fashion pet peeves? If so what are they? KL:”I guess it would be when somebody doesn’t dress appropriately and accordingly for a specific a event that requires a specific type of dress guideline. If I am going to dress up for an event than I expect the rest of the individuals showing up to that event to dress properly as well. I know for the most part my style is laid back but I also know when it is the place and time to be casual and I also know when it isn’t the place and time to be casual.”

LV:What is your go to piece in your closet? KL:”This maxi skirt that i have that is overlay style and splits in the front. I’m comfortable in it when i wear it and it looks like i tried that so as long as i have a decent looking top to wear with it, I am good.”

LV:Do you have any fashion icons? KL”Because i’ve decided to get obsessed with gossip girl as of late, I would have to say Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. I like that Leighton’s is so preppy on the show and I love that Blake Lively looks like she doesn’t even have to try even in real life, she could rock jeans and a basic cardigan and still look Amazing!”
May 20, 2014 / 3 notes

Kaitlyn Lange
Business Administration major
20
Sophomore


LV:What are you wearing? KL:”I am wearing a Maxi dress from Target, sandals from target, silver wire ring from etsy, a blue leather bracelet from supporting hands for Africa and a bracelet that was made by a friend.”

LV:In once sentence how would you describe your style? KL:”I would say that i go for relaxed most of the time, and then when ever i feel like it, i’ll tell myself that i’m going to be pretty today and i’ll dress up.”

LV:What were some of your past looks? KL:”Most of my life I was definitely the athletic person, so during high school i wore basketball and t shirts to school for the most part, and then when i got to college I kind of switched up and now
i go for more the jeans and a nice shirt kind of look, and i’m more relaxed with what wear.”

LV:what old styles would you like to see re-emerge? KL:”I loved the 90’s style when someone could wear high-waisted jeans and shorts and t-shirt and look great! And nobody would say, oh she didn’t try this morning. I want to see that come back and for people to say, oh she is on it today!”

LV:How would you say social media effects fashion and vice versa? KL”Girls are always going to be on their phones on social networks in search of the latest trends but I think it works both ways now with social media looking more to see what teenaged girls are wearing and are trying to project that image out to the public. So I think that social media is relying more now on us regular, everyday girls, and i know that i still look on social networks for fashion inspiration, however I do think that it works both ways.”

LV:Do you have any fashion pet peeves? If so what are they? KL:”I guess it would be when somebody doesn’t dress appropriately and accordingly for a specific a event that requires a specific type of dress guideline. If I am going to dress up for an event than I expect the rest of the individuals showing up to that event to dress properly as well. I know for the most part my style is laid back but I also know when it is the place and time to be casual and I also know when it isn’t the place and time to be casual.”

LV:What is your go to piece in your closet? KL:”This maxi skirt that i have that is overlay style and splits in the front. I’m comfortable in it when i wear it and it looks like i tried that so as long as i have a decent looking top to wear with it, I am good.”

LV:Do you have any fashion icons? KL”Because i’ve decided to get obsessed with gossip girl as of late, I would have to say Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. I like that Leighton’s is so preppy on the show and I love that Blake Lively looks like she doesn’t even have to try even in real life, she could rock jeans and a basic cardigan and still look Amazing!”