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
Editor-in-Chief: Olivia Munson is a sophomore studying print journalism. In the future, she plans to write about music or fashion. Her dream is to work for a major publication in the cities of New York, Milan, and Seoul. She enjoys yoga, skincare, kombucha, and all types of music.
Style Inspirations: Ashley (bestdressed), The Sorry Girls, Kwon Ji Yong
Favorite Quote: “There is no shortcut to perfection. All it takes is hard work and more hard work.” – KJH
Managing Editor: Lauren Lippert is a sophomore who hopes to one day pursue an editing, writing, or social media career in the fashion journalism industry. Her passions include photography, shopping, working out and drinking an unhealthy amount of Chai Tea.
Style Icons: Tess Christine, Blake Lively, Kelsey Simone, Ariana Grande
Favorite Quote: “Your only limit is your mind” -Anonymous
Social Media Coordinator: Jaslyn Ravenscraft is a senior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, specializing in public relations. She hopes to work for a non-profit once graduated, eventually making her personal blog, Chic & Jazzy, her full-time job. In her free time, Jaslyn likes to bake, do yoga, and online shop. She is a caffeine aficionado, with a passion for writing, fashion, and all things lifestyle.
Style Icons: Lauren Conrad and Aspyn Ovard
Favorite Quote: Better an ‘Oops,’ than a ‘what if.’
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Digital Assistant: 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
Alyssa Ruiz is a proud Latina, Arizona native and Sun Devil. In the midst of her senior year, you’ll find her at the Cronkite school pursuing her degree in Journalism and emphasizing in Public Relations and Digital Audience Marketing. She finds happiness in the sunshine, traveling and any new shade of liquid lipstick she can get her hands on!
Style Icons: Vanessa Hudgens, Desi Perkins, Gwen Stefani
Favorite Quote: “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
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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
Gabriella 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
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
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
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”
Jack 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
Arianna Reyna is a freshman studying Journalism. She hopes to one day write or make videos for an online platform such as BuzzFeed or Refinery29. She is a huge theatre geek and loves to spend her time thrifting and watching movies.
Style icons: Zendaya, Ashley Graham, Kacey Musgraves
Favorite Quote: “It’s a dirty job being ridiculous, but I’ll do it” – Cher
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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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 Inspirations: 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
Isabella 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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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 Inspirations: 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