The Chic Daily is a blog dedicated to reporting the latest fashion, beauty and health & fitness news and trends. The blog is produced by members of The Fashion Journalist Club at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
The Fashion Journalist Club is a student-run club based on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus. It consists of passionate writers who dream of working in the fashion journalism industry.
Hello ladies and gents! My name is Stacia Affelt and I am honored and excited to be taking over as President of the Fashion Journalist Club beginning May 2013. I live and breathe fashion. Ever since I could dress myself, I have spent hours creating new outfits in my closet and shopping for even more clothes at Free People, Nordstrom Rack, and Forever 21. I love that my friends and family always come to me for advice on what to wear and refer to me as the fashionista of the group. I take this role seriously and do not believe in being “overdressed” for any occasion. When I’m not pretending to strut the streets of Downtown Phoenix, you can find me watching Project Runway, America’s Next Top Model or Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I hope to employ my journalism degree and marketing certificate to one day become a successful fashion journalist residing in the city. My dream is to write for Glamour, my all-time favorite magazine, and live a comfortable life writing and looking my best.
Hey fellow fashionistas! My name is Tamara Kraus, and I was elected the Vice President in May 2013 and couldn’t be more excited for what we have in store this year. Two of my passions include journalism and fashion, and I hope to inspire you through these mechanisms as I continue to learn more about the world around me through style. I am a sophomore at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Barrett, the Honors College. In addition to pursing a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in print journalism, I am also getting a certificate in sales and marketing at the W.P. Carey School of Business. I wouldn’t say there is one word that describes my style, as I love to experiment with different looks each day. After all, playing dress up isn’t just a game for young girls! Although fashion may seem superficial, I believe there is something more meaningful when it comes to clothes, trends and accessories than just their outer appearance-they reveal the story of our lives. Phoenix is a city booming with the next fashion trends, and I cannot wait to uncover what it has to tell us!
My name is Audrey Weil, and I was elected as the Executive Editor in December 2012. I am an aspiring television news reporter with a passion for fashion. I believe that fashion is a great way to learn about history, technology, culture, and art. But most importantly, it’s about self-expression and creativity. I would describe my style as classic with a subtle trendy twist. My fashion icon is Audrey Hepburn and not just because we have the same name. In my opinion, the styles that transcend time are the best styles; there’s nothing like the little black dress or Audrey’s straight-legged capris. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like to shake up my wardrobe every now and then. I like bright colors and my favorite accessory is the belt! Let me know if you want to borrow one—I have plenty!
Hello to all you lovely fashionistas! My name is Alexa Salari, I was elected as the Co-Editor in May 2013 and I cannot wait to begin this school year with the Fashion Journalist Club at Arizona State University. I am a sophomore attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Barrett, the Honors College. I am currently pursuing a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in broadcast journalism, hoping to one day turn my passion for both fashion and writing into a career as an entertainment reporter. I would describe my sense of style as sophisticated yet still young and fun—I cannot get enough of those fitted black blazers. I am excited to explore and discover new trends in this evolving fashion world!