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 and Carrie Bradshaw 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: She loves street fashion, crop tops with the baggy pants, biker shorts, oversized hoodies, chunky, colorful sneakers *chefs kiss* She also really likes the ’90s trends and patterned or statement pieces!

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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Ashlyn Robinette is a freshman majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication and minoring in Digital Audiences. Her goal is to write for a fashion, beauty, lifestyle magazine like Vogue. In her spare time, she enjoys watching A24 films, listening to music, and creating art.

Style Inspirations: off-duty model aesthetic- Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber, Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid

Favorite Quote: “I wonder if you look both ways when you cross my mind”- Tyler, the Creator

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Gicelle Quitangon (They/Them/Theirs) is a freshman studying Journalism and Mass Communications but might change it to Graphic Design and a minor in LGBTQ+ Studies. They are an aspiring portrait/lifestyle photographer and hopes to live off of their own photography business and do freelance work for fashion and lifestyle Magazines.  They would love to shoot for the Gay Times. In their free time they also like to write songs because they play guitar, piano, and  sing. 

Style Inspirations: Harry Styles, Dark Academia, Coming of Age Movie Characters, CMBYN, Seoul Fashion Week

Favorite Quote: “P.S. We are not written for one instrument alone; I am not, neither are you.” – Elio in CMBYN

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Caitlin Estes is a freshman majoring in Journalism with a minor in Spanish. Her dream job is to work as an editor at Vogue in New York City, however, she would also love to do multilingual fashion writing around Europe. She loves everything travel, fashion, language, and coffee related. 

Style Inspirations: Kaia Gerber, Coco Chanel, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner.

Favorite Quote: “She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.” -Charles Bukowski

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 Karishma “Krush” Sood is a junior majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus in public relations. She is also double minoring in Business and Digital Audiences. Her career goals include having a successful beauty blog and doing public relations for an NBA team or a fashion brand. Sood has been a dancer for 16 years and loves being creative through photography and painting. She also loves being as extra as possible when it comes to her makeup and outfits. And she can go on and on about anything NBA related.

Style Inspirations: Rihanna, Kendell Jenner, and Miley Cyrus

Favorite Quote: “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Chanel

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Samantha Byrd is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in fashion. Her career goals include combining her love for broadcast journalism and fashion and covering red carpet events or being on E news. Possibly even have her own show some day. She loves shopping, the beach and coffee. 

Style Inspirations: Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid, Sofia Richie

Favorite Quote: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out.”          – Anna Wintour

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Amanda Montini is a Junior hoping to go into Fashion Public Relations! She’s really into shopping, bullet journaling and DIY Projects. Whenever she’s not getting crafty, she loves to stay involved in her sorority and spend time with friends!

Style Inspirations: Her style inspiration mostly comes from Emma Chamberlain. Montini loves the look of mom jeans and bold patterns to create an edgy style! She also get a lot of her recent style inspiration from the Style Twins, a set of local influences based in Arizona. 

Favorite Quote:
“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be
independent.”-Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Katherine Prochnow is a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She fashion designs and rides horses in her free time.

Style Inspirations: Carrie Bradshaw and Iris Apfel

Favorite Quote: “People will stare-make it worth their while” – Harry Winston

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Angela Anderson is a freshman from Phoenix, AZ studying Journalism and Mass Communications with a minor in Spanish. One day she hopes to work for a lifestyle/culture Magazine like VICE. She enjoys thrifting and selling on Depop, writing, listening to music and traveling!

Style Inspirations: Emma Chamberlain, Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Jackie Burkhart from That 70’s Show.

Favorite Quote: “ Everyone that you will ever meet knows something you don’t” – Bill Nye

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Myra Khan (she/her) is a junior majoring in Sustainability and minoring in Political
Science and Transborder Studies. Her dream job is to be a public interest attorney and a
writer. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading books and comics, learning languages,
collaging, gardening, dancing, and costuming.

Style Inspirations: Marlene Dietrich, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Hyuna, Dorian Electra, and
Michelle Pfeiffer

Favorite Quote: “So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of
waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” ― unknown (disputed)

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Miranda Heinrich is a sophomore studying Fashion Design and Supply Chain Management. She is fascinated by the creative and business world, and hopes to both design and manage her own fashion brand. She also loves creative writing, so working at Vogue is another potential dream of hers. When she’s not busy with school, she is watching cartoon TV shows, doing something artistic, or crying to Taylor Swift songs. She wants to travel, read, eat, and romanticize life.

Style Inspirations: Ashley (best-dressed on YouTube), Harry Styles, anything and everything

Favorite Quote: “You will always struggle with not feeling productive until you can accept that your own joy can be something you produce” -Hank Green, from A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

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