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 junior studying fashion. Megan 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. Megan 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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IMG_9645Vice President: Lauren Lippert is a sophomore who hopes to one day work for Vogue or any other fashion magazine. 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: “Your only limit is your mind” -Anonymous

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Social Media Coordinator: Riley Anderson is a sophomore 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 freshman 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 sophomore 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 sophomore 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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McKenna Leavens is a sophomore 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 Icon: 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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IMG_1512.JPGGabriella Herran-Romero is a freshman 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 freshman 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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Nick Devor is a freshman studying Journalism & Mass Communications and minoring in Fashion and Digital Audiences. His goal is to produce online media for a major fashion publication like Vogue, Hypebeast or Complex. In his free time, Nick loves to shop, eat good food, and meet new people.Style Inspirations: Young Thug, Tom Ford, Virgil Abloh, Ralph Lauren


Favorite Quote: “I no longer have a manager. I can’t be managed” – Kanye West

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Samantha Byrd is a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in fashion. She enjoys beauty, entertainment, fitness, and art. In her free time, she likes to work out, drink lots of coffee, and go shopping. Combining her interests and passions, she aspires to be a Fashion/Lifestyle Journalist.

Style Icons: Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner, Hailee Bieber, Tatiana Ringsby

Favorite Quote: “Love yourself first”

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IMG_5308 2Jack Wu is a freshman 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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Jacquelyn Gonzales is a sophomore majoring in Journalism with a focus in public relations. Her goal is to work in PR for a band or music company. Gonzales loves photography, music and going to concerts.

Style icons: Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Jenny Humphrey from Gossip Girl, Becky G, David Bowie, Tyler the Creator

Favorite quote: “Next time someone tells Bronx girls to take off their hoops, they can just say they’re dressing like a congresswoman” – AOC

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Isabella F profile pictureIsabella Fredrickson is a freshman majoring in journalism. She is a proud Seattleite, but enjoys every moment in the Arizona sun. She likes to travel, and hopes to become either a travel or broadcast journalist someday.

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 freshman 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 Freshman 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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Brooklynn Doren is a freshman at The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations. As of right now she has lots of career goals! Brooklynn wants to write speeches, work for NASA, open her own business, and make documentaries. In her free time, she loves making pottery, hiking and finding cool new coffee shops.

Style Inspirations: Emma Chamberlain, Blake Lively, Rachel Green and Pinterest.

Favorite Quote: “Live for the moments you cannot put into words”

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Gabriella Roe is a Freshmen, majoring in Journalism & Mass Communications with a minor in Spanish.  Ultimately, her career goal would be to be able to travel the world as a bilingual journalist.  She also has dreamt of working as a writer or blogger for a top fashion magazine such as Vogue or working in the field of Public Relations for big name companies. She is the newest member of the Arizona State Equestrian Team and has been riding horses since she was nine-years-old. She also enjoys matcha lattes, cute cafés, reading autobiographies, and listening to music.

Style Inspirations: Molly Ringwald, Julia Roberts, Bella Hadid, Aimee Song, and anything Pinterest related

Favorite Quote: “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress. Dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” – Coco Chanel

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Devon Greene is a sophomore 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 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 freshman 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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Sam Ellefson is a journalism major with a political science minor. He hopes to be a multimedia journalist. In Ellefson’s spare time he makes jewelry, writes poetry, collects vinyls, and spend time with friends, and boyfriend.

Style Inspirations: Jacquemus, Lemaire, Margiela, Vetements, Acne Studios, Parker Kit Hill, Tierra Whack, Evan Mock, Chloë Sevigny, Solange

Favorite Quote: “Why would I care to be liked by terrible people with bad taste?” -Junglepussy

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Deja Brumfield is a freshman 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 freshman 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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