What is The Chic Daily?
The Chic Daily is a blog dedicated to bringing the latest fashion, beauty and health & fitness news and trends. It 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.
In May of 2011 Cortney Kaminski took over as the President of the Fashion Journalist Club and became the Editor in Chief of The Chic Daily. She is in her third year of studies at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication focusing on print journalism and she is also working towards a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Kaminski is a self-professed shopaholic and dreams in Alexander McQueen and J. Crew! She hopes to combine her passion for women’s rights and fashion in her future career. Her work has been featured in local and international publications, including: Runway, Downtown Phoenix Journal and SmartFem. Follow her directly on her blog It’s Raining Pink, Twitter or Facebook.
In May of 2012 Cassie Castaneda was elected as the Vice President of the Fashion Journalist Club and became the Managing Editor. Castaneda is in her third year at The Walter Cronkite School working towards a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a Spanish minor. Castaneda loves all things fashion and flirts with combining different styles to express herself. Being a passionate sports fan, Castaneda loves to combine her two interests. She is excited for this year and can’t wait to get started with FJC’s thrilling activities.
Jessica Abercrombie, elected as co-editor in May 2012, is an Arizona State University senior majoring in the magazine print division at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. After graduating from ASU, she hopes to fulfill her childhood dream as a fashion editor. From the time she creased her first glossy spine, magazines captured her attention and immediately became her passion. Abercrombie especially fell in love with how the fashions within a magazine serve as an inventive culture that embraces trends and style nuances. She advocates that in all of its forms, fashion functions as the necessary accessory for a magazine, allowing intuitive readers to romanticize and indulge in high-end individuality and expression. As an editorial intern with 944, a fashion intern with Phoenix Fashion Week and a fashion intern with Esquire, Abercrombie pursues her quest to be the next Anna Wintour, while also indulging in advancing her fashion acumen.
In May 2012 Kortney Tenaglia was elected as co-editor for the Fashion Journalist Club and The Chic Daily. She is in her third year of studies at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism with a concentration in print journalism and minor in international studies. She is actively working toward her dreams in fashion and lifestyle journalism and sees a future in NYC or Europe upon graduation. She describes her personal style as classic and parisian with a little sparkle. Fashion inspirations? Kate Middleton, Audrey Hepburn and Christian Dior. Dream publication? Vanity Fair. She is currently an editorial intern for SheKnows and contributor at Carbon Magazine. You can follow her blog, twitter and facebook.
Jenna Losé was elected as the director of finances of the Fashion Journalist Club in May 2012. A senior marketing major, she also had a brief stint as a double major in broadcast journalism, before deciding she wanted to focus more on a career in the business world. Her passion for writing and fashion are as strong as ever though, and she enjoys being able to write for The Chic Daily as a creative outlet. Jenna is currently working on her undergraduate honors thesis, focusing on the branding and entrepreneurship of lifestyles bloggers and hope to work in fashion or lifestyle marketing in San Francisco after graduation. She considers Instyle her bible and although she has a hard time managing her own finances when it comes to shopping, she is thrilled to be the treasurer for the Fashion Journalist Club.
The director of communications, Kathleen Etzel, is in her second year at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus on PR/print journalism. She is working towards her goal of being a Public Relations Manager of an art museum or a fashion company. She hopes to live and work in a major city after graduating such as Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago. Her personal style can be described as indie with a trendy modern twist. She is currently a Public Relations intern for the Heard Museum in Downtown Phoenix.