We are the exec board of the Fashion Journalism Club also known as The Chic. We just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to read our stories from our incredible writers and for supporting us, without you we wouldn’t be who we are.
The Exec Board ❤
President: Autumn Schieferstein
Schieferstein is a senior majoring in journalism with a minor in fashion. She strives to become the Events Director for Chanel or NYFW and enjoys visiting art museums, watching documentaries, reading and, writing. Schieferstein is dedicated to connecting with people to make them feel seen, heard and valued. I believe everything happens for a reason and try to approach everyday from that perspective.
Style Icons: Iris Apfel because of her loud, bold and unapologetic style
Favorite Quote: “You have to try it. You’ve only got one trip, you’ve got to remember that.”- Iris Apfel
Vice President: Alexia Hill
Hill is a junior studying journalism with a minor in fashion. She joined the Chic because she felt like she didn’t fit in anywhere else and felt she wasn’t doing enough in comparison to her peers. She is passionate about creating through multiple avenues because self expression, identity and interests are constantly changing. Old magazines like Creem and Sphere are sources of inspiration for Hill. She hopes to one day work in a multi-faceted job where she can connect visual and written story-telling, and travel freely or work remote.
Style Icons: 1970s fashion, Emma Chamberlain, Isabella Sosa, skate culture
Favorite Quote: “I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other peoples minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.” -Franz Kafka
Editor-In-Chief: Morgan Cole
Cole is a senior majoring in Journalism. She wouldn’t mind working for a fashion magazine like Cosmopolitan, but believes her dream job is whatever will make her the happiest. As long as Cole is happy, she’ll know she’s living the dream. Cole does not have any specific style icons, but loves the 1920s era. She is most passionate about storytelling in all forms – whether it be books, movies, TV shows or articles. Stories are the best way to escape from life without really escaping.
Style Inspirations: Princess Diana, Charli D’Amelio and Kendall Jenner
Favorite Quote: “The grass is always greener where you water it.”
Assistant Editor: Olivia Madrid
Madrid is a sophomore majoring in fashion design and hopes to be famous one day! She joined the Chic because she knew she always wanted to write for magazines and felt it would be a perfect fit for her. Madrid is passionate about the environment, sustainability, mental health care and of course, fashion and writing.
Style Inspirations: 2000s fashion
Favorite Quote: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind” C.S Lewis
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Managing Editor: Grace Copperthite
Copperthite is a sophomore majoring in Journalism. She wants to be a lawyer or a fashion journalist. She loves to go to concerts, read, and go on adventures. Copperthite 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
Co-Social Media Coordinator: Ian Taylor
Taylor is a senior studying digital audiences and would love to one day be a screen writer or script doctor. He joined the Chic to make friends with people as passionate about fashion, entertainment, and culture as he was. It also provided a great opportunity for him to write about those topics and learn even more. He is motivated most by entertainment, specifically movies and TV. For Taylor, nothing beats the stories, visuals, music, and creativity of his favorite movies, and the perfect escape they provide from reality.
Style Icons: 90s fashion, loose and baggy clothing, 90s metal
Favorite Quote: “I go for a look which I call dead but delicious.” – Vladislav the Poker (What We Do In The Shadows)
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Co-Social Media Coordinator: Alexis Watkins
Watkins is a junior majoring in Digital Audiences and dreams of working as a music supervisor for a film (especially a coming of age film) or TV show. Watkins has a strong appreciation for The Chic because it gives its members and those involved a space to express themselves fully and authentically. In terms of fashion, she is heavily inspired by the late 90’s and early 2000s. I love the street style from those time periods. Watkins love to see people express themselves through fashion no matter how “crazy” or “boring” that may seem to others. She is passionate about music and how it makes her feel. Growing up, she even played the guitar and the drums!
Style icons: I am in love with Miss Bella Hadid. She is my style icon, I simply love everything about that woman, and the same goes for Rihanna.
Favorite quote: “What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe.” -Bell Hooks
Magazine Creative Director: Maja Pierce
Peirce is a senior 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
Magazine Content Director: Micah Rind
Rind is a senior studying Film and Media Production with an emphasis on Cinematography. She joined The Chic because she was looking for a group of motivated like-minded creatives to build something with. Rind feels that joining Chic has been the best decision she’s made in her college career, and it’s become like a family to her. Her main passion in life is human connection, and illustrates this through photography and videography. As far as hobbies go; she is an avid raver and enjoys the gym. One day, Rind would like to have moved to Japan, worked with Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, and shot for Vogue.
Style Icons: Alexander McQueen, suits, Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively
Favorite Quote: “And when nobody wakes you up in the morning, and when nobody waits for you at night, and when you can do whatever you want. What do you call it, freedom or loneliness?” —Charles Burkowski
Former Chic Executive Board Members:
Ella Ho Ching