About Us

The Chic Daily is a blog dedicated to reporting the latest fashion, beauty and lifestyle news and trends. The blog is produced by members of The Fashion Journalism Club at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

The Fashion Journalism 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.



President: Megan Barbera is a senior studying fashion. She has a passion for writing as well as fashion and hopes to start something of her own in the fashion industry, whether it be a clothing line of publication. Barbera also loves to plan events and dreams of working on fashion shows in the future. 

Style Icons: Rihanna and SZA

Favorite Quote: “No matter the amount of negativity you’re presented with, five minutes from now could be your best moment” – Modsun

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MeVice President/Managing Editor: Lauren Lippert is a junior who hopes to one day work for Vogue or some other big fashion magazine/company either writing or helping with social media and fashion campaigns. Her passions include photography, shopping, music, working out, and drinking an unhealthy amount of Chai Tea. 

Style Icons: Tess Christine, Blake Lively, Kelsey Simone, Ariana Grande, Lauren Giraldo 

Favorite Quote: “What is done with love is done well.” -Van Gogh

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 Editor-In-Chief: McKenna Leavens is a   junior studying   journalism. One day she     hopes to write for a top   fashion magazine   and keep her writing’s focus on   lifestyle and  relationships. In her free time, she loves   to work out and travel!

 Style Icons: Blake Lively is her ultimate   inspiration in   every aspect

 Favorite Quote: “When someone shows you  who they     are, believe them the first   time.”  – Maya Angelou

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Picture1Social Media Coordinator: Riley Anderson is a junior studying Public Relations with a minor in fashion. Her dream job is to work for The Mayfair Group or do PR for a fashion company. She enjoys blogging, fashion, music festivals and exploring Arizona. She also enjoys graphic and website design.

Style Icons: Kendall Jenner, Emma Rose, and anything on Pinterest

Favorite Quote: “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

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Digital Assistant: Kenzel Williams is a sophomore studying journalism & mass communication. He hopes to one day write for a huge publication such as The Washington Post. He enjoys food and thrift shops. His current favorites are “American Horror Story” and K-pop.

Style Icons: BTS, Eugene Lee Yang (The Try Guys), the 90’s

Favorite Quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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Events Coordinator/Outreach Director: Autumn Schieferstein is a junior majoring in journalism. She strives to cover fashion journalism through videography and enjoys visiting art museums, watching documentaries, reading and, writing.

Style Icons: Seeing others everyday style and watching Fashion Weeks from around the world.

Favorite Quote: “When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.” – Iris Apfel

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Multimedia Director: Cameron Rubner is a junior majoring in sports journalism. He strives to cover pop culture journalism through multimedia and enjoys skateboarding, going to concerts and, buying clothes.

Style Icons: Kurt Cobain, Clairo, Skateboard culture and the ’90s.

Favorite Quote: “The sun don’t shine through your TV” – Daniel Johnston

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Magazine Creative Director: Maja Peirce is a sophomore at The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is a Journalism major with a minor in Fashion and hopes to become a creative director of a sustainable fashion and arts magazine someday. She loves to thrift and up-cycle clothes as well as take care of her many plants!

Style Icons: Nina Huynh and Clairo
Favorite Quote: “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” Sarah Williams
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Magazine Content Director: Gabriella Herran-Romero is a sophomore who loves photography, fashion, boy bands, and writing. She is currently studying journalism and hopes to one day establish a career with Fader, Wonderland, or Rolling Stone magazine as an editor or reporter.

Style Icons: Zendaya and Rachel Green
(F.R.I.E.N.D.S.) but I also like keeping with the latest streetwear trends.

Favorite Quote: “Be so full that even if they take & take & take, you can still be

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Walt Campbell is a sophomore double majoring in Journalism & Mass Communication and Fashion. His goal is to write content for a major fashion publication like Vogue, Paper Magazine, or Harper’s Bazaar. His passions include shopping, dancing, and traveling!

Style Icons: Lady Gaga, Alexander McQueen, Timothée Chalamet, Cody Fern, & Celine Dion

Favorite Quote: “Does anyone think global warming is a good thing? I love Lady Gaga. I think she’s a really interesting artist.” – Britney Spears

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IMG_5308 2Jack Wu is a sophomore studying journalism. He aspires to be a writer and radio DJ in the future. His fashion interests include streetwear and high-end brands. He was a 3-season athlete.

Style Icons: N.W.A, Aubrey Graham, Kanye West

Favorite Quote: “I’ll let people decide what they think is good taste” – Eazy-E

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Isabella F profile pictureIsabella Fredrickson is a sophomore majoring in  broadcast journalism. She is passionate about all things food and travel. Combining her love of the two, she hopes to become a food and travel writer with her own show someday. She spends her free time discovering all of the new food spots and reviewing all of them for her food instagram @_isabella_eats.

Style Inspirations: Zendaya, Alexa Demie, Vanessa Hudgens

Favorite Quote: “Be a pineapple – Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside” – Catherine Gaskin

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Bella Schneider is a sophomore studying Journalism and Mass Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations. She would love to work for a boutique  PR agency, such as Mayfair or Olive, and work on projects that help the fashion and entertainment industries. She is also super into Jewish life, running, and doing yoga.

Style Inspirations: Blair Waldorf, Elle Woods

Favorite Quote: “If you will it, it is no dream” – Heschel

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Sydney Witte is a sophomore majoring in Journalism. Her career goal is to become a national multimedia journalist. Her aspirations  for the future include becoming a broadcast journalist on the Today Show and traveling across the world. She enjoys experiencing different cultures and foods from around the globe and hopes to share her adventures one day.
Style Inspirations: Ashley Graham, Rihanna, Dove Cameron
Favorite Quote: “Treat People with Kindness”
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Devon Greene is a junior studying Journalism with a focus in Broadcast. Her goal is to be on Good Morning America and she teaches dance and plays club lacrosse at ASU. When she’s not busy she enjoys hitting the gym, online shopping but never buying anything and taking pictures.

Style Inspirations: Chelsea Cutler/ Jennifer Aniston cerca 1998.

Favorite Quote:Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy (ba-da-da-da-da-da-da) feeling groovy.”

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Sophia Parsa is just your average, dazed over-caffeinated millennial aka a sophomore trying to get a grip on her life. She is currently studying Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations, and one day hopes to work for a political consulting firm. She enjoys music, grabbing food with friends, and exploring her new city of Phoenix.

Style Inspirations: My mom!

Favorite Quote: “No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself” ― Virginia Woolf

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Scott Daniels is a sophomore with a focus on investigative journalism. He hopes to be reporter in Japan and cover cultural events such as open markets, fashion shows and festivals. In his free time, he likes to explore Phoenix and find new things to do.  He’s an avid music lover, sports car enthusiast, and loves a game of pick up volleyball.

Style Inspirations: An adventurous, tropical look due to his travel background.

Favorite Quote: “Don’t ever go with the flow.  Be the flow.” – Jay-Z

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Deja Brumfield is a sophomore studying Journalism and Mass Communications. She hopes to one day write for a fashion/ lifestyle magazine or do something in the Public Relations realm. In her free time, she enjoys writing, listening to music, online shopping and binge-watching shows on Netflix. 

Style Inspirations: Zendaya, Emily Ratajkowski, and anything on Pinterest

Favorite Quote: “Never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain

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Madison Thomas is a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in political science. She hopes to either be a political correspondent or a football reporter. She enjoys trying out local restaurants, watching Audrey Hepburn movies, and all things football.

Style Inspirations: Taylor Hill, Katy Bellotte, Selena Gomez, Orion Carloto, and Sabrina Claudio

Favorite Quote: “See the good. Be the good.”

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Jessica Herrera is a graduate student studying Journalism and Mass Communication. She works at a radio station and loves being in the studio recording commercials or producing other on -air shows. She would love to have her own radio show and then transition onto TV. Her hobbies are listening to music, dancing,  photography, and styling her clothes in different new and interesting ways.

Style Inspirations: Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian

Favorite Quote: “Let’s make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality” by Malala Yousafzai

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Sydney Rich is a grad student studying Journalism and Mass Communications with a double minor in Fashion and Digital Audiences and a certificate in Cross Sector Leadership. Her career goal is to work for a fashion magazine or brand as a director of PR or Social Media. She loves binge watching Netflix, thrifting, trying new restaurants and coffee shops, reading ’60s-’80s cult classics and making playlists on Spotify.

Style Inspirations: Maria Bernad and Alyssa Coscarelli on Instagram

Favorite Quote: “Everything you see I owe to Spaghetti.” -Sophia Loren

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Grace Copperthite is a freshman majoring in  Journalism.  She wants to be a lawyer or a fashion journalist. She loves to go to concerts, read, and go on adventures! Grace is always down to try new things and loves anything food, makeup, music, or One Direction related.

 Style Inspirations: I love street fashion, the crop tops with the baggy pants, biker shorts, oversized hoodies, chunky, colorful sneakers *chefs kiss*She also really likes ’90s trends and patterned or statement piece!

Favorite Quote: “Be a lover. Give love. Choose love.” – Harry Styles

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Morgan Cole is a sophomore majoring in Journalism. She wants to work for a fashion magazine like Cosmopolitan. Andie from “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” is her inspiration and she enjoys reading, creative writing, cuddling with her dog and blasting music while driving at night.

Style Inspirations: Charli D’Amelio and Kendall Jenner

Favorite Quote: “Have I gone mad?” “I’m afraid so, you’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret… All the best people are.” -Alice in Wonderland

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Jordan McLain is a freshman majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications. He hopes to become an editor or a producer for a studio in Los Angeles after he graduates college. Some of his hobbies are going to the gym, writing for the blog (of course), and studying. In his free time, he likes to socialize, watch YouTube, and take pictures.

Style Inspirations: For style inspo, he doesn’t have specific people he looks up to. His style is slightly influenced by some of the Youtubers he watches, but he mainly looks at stores like Urban Outfitters, and ASOS. Instagram definitely influences the clothes and outfits he’s exposed to as well.

Favorite Quote: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but rising every time we fall.”- Nelson Mandela

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Emma Oyen is a freshman studying psychology and biology. She loves fashion, traveling, yoga, trying out new recipes and exploring new places! You can find  her trying new coffee shops, scrolling through Pinterest for hours, blasting Harry Styles, and always daydreaming about anything. 

Style Inspirations: Carrie Bradshaw, Haley Bieber, Gigi Hadid

Favorite Quote: “Be the energy you want to attract.” 

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