About Us


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 my name is Samantha Stull and I have been a member of the Fashion Journalist Club since September 2013 and I am excited to be taking over as president beginning May 2014. I am a sophomore print journalism major at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and I am also pursuing a minor in French. Ever since I can remember I have always loved dressing up. When I was young, my mother wasn’t able to get me to wear pants until about 2nd grade—I had to wear skirts and dresses. This love of dressing up has never gone away and has sparked my interest in fashion journalism.  My favorite magazines are Vogue, Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan, and I love to shop at Forever 21 and Nordstrom Rack. I hope to one day live a fashionable life in New York City and work as a fashion writer or editor at a large publication. I am excited for this exciting upcoming year for FJC!


Hello everyone,  my name is Alyssa Tufts and this is my second year being Vice President for  FJCI joined and starting writing for the blog my freshman year and fell in love with the club. I am even more excited to continue to write and be able to make connections with new members and introduce you to people and the opportunities available. I aspire to create my own publication company in New York or Los Angeles where I will have several magazines, one of which will be focusing in fashion. I want to live in a fashion-centered city and get to travel and work in Europe in my career as a fashion journalist. My favorite brands are Kate Spade, Fossil, Banana Republic, and Michael Kors to name a few. You’ll probably find me reading a book, an edition of a magazine or catching up on my fashion social media.



My name is Madison Skye Rowbotham and I was elected as co-editor for the Fashion Journalism Club in May 2014. I am a sophomore at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Ever since I was nine years old, I have dreamt about living in New York City pursuing a career in fashion journalism writing for a major fashion publication like Vogue or Elle. I have written for two local Arizona magazines covering fashion and had the opportunity to cover both Phoenix Fashion Week and Scottsdale Fashion Week. I joined FJC my freshman year as an outlet to keep my fashion writing sharp. I love doing research, and by that I mean flipping through magazine pages, browsing fashion blogs, and learning more about the fashion industry and its growth every day. I am completely immersed in it. I love shopping at H&M, Urban Outfitters and Buffalo Exchange.

My style is constantly changing as I am always sporting new trends and styles. I live in dresses and skirts but I like to add a little bit of edge to every outfit. I am so excited to see what this year as co-editor of FJC has to offer me and I can’t wait to share my love for fashion with all of our fabulous new members!


Libby Allnatt

I’m Libby Allnatt, and I am a freshman here at ASU. While working as an editor and reporter at my high school newspaper, I realized how much I loved journalism and that I wanted to pursue it as a career. My favorite thing to write about? Fashion. I felt like I was destined to write red carpet reviews and trend reports. I was so excited when I discovered the Fashion Journalist Club here at ASU because I found an organization that allowed me to write about what I love.

I hope that my writing can help others love fashion as much as I do, or at least bring a smile to someone’s face. I hope that one day I will work for a publication at where I can keep writing about the topics I love. Until then, I spend my days running, studying journalism and psychology, reading Glamour magazine, scoring bargains at Forever 21, trying new nail art techniques and worshipping Joan Rivers.



Hello! My name is Courtney Mally and I am a staff writer for the Fashion Journalist Club. Currently I am a freshman at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication studying broadcast journalism. Fashion has always been a priority to me and played a big part in my life. I was almost late on my first day of kindergarten because I didn’t have the “right belt” for my outfit!

As I have grown up, my passion has only grown with me. Everyday my style personality changes a littlebit, and that is what I love most about fashion! You can be whomever you want, whenever you want. Part of the reason I am pursuing a career in journalism is, I want share my knowledge of beauty products and fashion trends to help people feel confident in their own personal style. So, I write my pieces for you guys, the readers. Please enjoy!


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Hey there! My name is Maddy Ryan and I am a staff writer for The Chic Daily. I am currently a freshman at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication studying Journalism/Public Relations. If you ask me on any random day what I want to be when I grow up, my answer will change every time. I have always had a desire to go into the world of fashion but I know that whether I make it in the world of fashion or not, I will always have my passion for it.

I dress not to impress, but to be remembered. My style is unique compared to most. I would not classify myself into one specific style category because every day is an opportunity to change your presence and why not do it through your wardrobe?!



Hi The Chic Daily readers! I’m Savanah Yaghsezian and I’m a part of ASU’s Fashion Journalist Club because I hope to write for fashion magazines/websites and maybe even run my own fashion/lifestyle blog one day. I’m really inspired by celebrities like Blake Lively and Kiernan Shipka (I’ll be the first to admit a 15-year-old has better style than I do). However, I also enjoy looking at Bill Cunningham’s street style photographs in the New York Times. My personal style jumps around a lot, but currently much of my clothing is reminiscent of the 1990’s (I also hear 70’s style is coming back, so I might have to give that a shot). You’ll probably see me writing about fashion tips and my favorite trends.

*If you would like to contact any of the writers or editors, please email asu.fjc@gmail.com for further information.







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