The Chic Daily is a blog dedicated to reporting the latest fashion, beauty and health & fitness news and trends. The blog is produced by members of The Fashion Journalist Club at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
The Fashion Journalist 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: Madison Skye Rowbotham is a senior who aspires to go into fashion public relations. She dreams of moving to New York City to pursue her career, surrounded by women wearing Louboutins on their way to work, Chanel bags at their side.
In addition to her FJC leadership, Madison has served as her sorority’s Vice President of Public Relations and is currently a Marketing Ambassador at 224 Apparel + Design. She is also pursuing a dance minor and has been dancing since she was 3.
In her free time, she loves trying new restaurants, online shopping, and reading.
Favorite Designer: Valentino
Fashion item I can’t live without: Boots! Love to buy them, love to wear them.
Favorite Publication: Vogue
People I wish I could swap closets with: Blake Lively, Olivia Palermo, Gigi Hadid
Follow her on Instagram @madisonrowbotham
Vice-President: Jacqueline Bradford is a southern Oregon native, but Portland is where she calls home. She plans on returning to the Pacific Northwest after she graduates and hopes to pursue a career in the fashion or non-profit realms.
Throughout her college career, Bradford has accumulated a multitude of professional experiences. Some of her most rewarding experiences have been interning for a U.S. Congressman in Washington, D.C., working for a Phoenix-based tech-focused agency, and taking on the role of vice president of her sorority.
Bradford’s skills range from leadership, communication and writing to social media and creative design.
Favorite designer: Tory Burch, Chanel
Favorite blogger: Barefoot Blonde – Amber Fillerup
Favorite publications: Vanity Fair, Vogue
Follow her on Instagram @jajabrad
Closet staples: off-the-shoulder tops, bell sleeves, booties, floppy hats
Favorite stores: Free People, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21
Style icons: Vanessa Hudgens, Lucy Hale, Lauren Conrad
Quote to live by: “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
Follow her on: Instagram and Pinterest @emytay47 and on Twitter @emily_a_taylor
Co-Editor Victor Ren is a freshman student at the Cronkite School studying journalism with an emphasis in digital and a developing passion for photography.
He hopes to work for a magazine publication one day that brings him into a major city such as New York City, Los Angeles or London.
Favorite Designer: Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren
Style Icons: Matt Bomer, David Beckham, A$AP Rocky, Kanye West
Favorite Publications: Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair
Follow him on Instagram: @vic._ren | Twitter: @mrvictorren
Social Media Coordinator Kyley Schultz is a sophomore journalism student with a minor in graphic design.
Favorite Designer: Tie between the legendary Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce of Dolce&Gabbana or Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani of Valentino! But let’s face it… Ellie Saab gowns are on WHOLE other level.
Style Icons: Olivia Palermo, Vanessa Hudgens and Blake Lively. They can really pull of so many different looks, both for a night out and red carpet, and for the everyday street style!
Favorite Fashion Quote: “If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” – Coco Chanel
Jackson Dorsey is a sophomore who aspires to become a Public Relations Specialist for an outdoor sportswear company, such as Nike or Adidas.
Favorite Designers: Riccardo Tisci, John Geiger
Style Icons: Kanye West, David Beckham
Closet Staples: Polo Ralph Lauren, John Elliot Co., Supreme
Alyssa Tarpley is in her freshman year at Arizona State, majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication, and considering an emphasis in Public Relations. She hopes to live in New York City and get a job that allows her to be surrounded by fashion’s elite. She hopes to travel the world to visit all the fashion capitals and more. But, until then she will daydream as she watches Project Runway reruns.
Favorite Designer: Michael Kors
Style Icons: Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum
Favorite Stores: Forever 21, H &M, Lululemon, Victoria’s Secret
Favorite Fashion Quote: “I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” – Coco Chanel
Kaylin King is a freshman who aspires to have her own lifestyle brand one day. Always on top of street styles, she loves the merge of hip-hop and fashion.
Favorite Designers: Dior, Versace, Alexander Wang and Balmain.
Style Icons: A$AP Rocky, Kendall Jenner, Audrey Hepburn,
Favorite Fashion Quote: “I dress to impress myself”- Kanye West
Chad Bramlett is a freshman and aspires to work in public relations or the literary publishing industry.
Favorite Brands: adidas, Calvin Klein, and Nephews Co.
Favorite Stores: Topman, Urban Outfitters, Zara, and J.Crew
Closet Staples: Anything black, minimalistic tees, black jeans, and adidas Gazelles
Two Things I Never Leave Home Without: A Herschel Supply Co. backpack and a book
Follow him on Instagram @bramchad
Mariah Bates is a first year student at Arizona State who is currently studying sports journalism. She loves music, art, shopping, competing and fashion, of course. Some of her long term dreams are to be a fashion designer, a photojournalist for ESPN and a missionary.
Favorite Designer: Valentino
Favorite Publications: Vogue and Marie Claire
Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn
Favorite Fashion Quote: “When you don’t dress like everyone else you don’t have to think like everyone else.” – Iris Apfel
Twitter: @mariah_nicole16 Instagram: @mariahnicole_16
Jaslyn Ravenscraft is a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
Favorite Designer: Kate Spade, Prada
Publication: Vogue, InStyle
Go-to accessory: pearl bracelet
Favorite stores: Forever 21, Charming Charlies Boutique
Favorite Fashion Quote: “Beauty is the opposite of perfection. It’s about confidence, charisma and character.”
She enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading beauty blogs and discovering cute coffee shops.
Style Icons: Kylie Jenner, Blake Lively, and Taylor Swift.
Staple Pieces: Denim Jacket, a funky flannel, and a little black dress.
Favorite Publications: Vogue, Cosmopolitan and People
Favorite Fashion Quote: “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” –Audrey Hepburn
Julia Bashaw is a freshman studying Journalism and Mass Communication. Aspiring to be a Broadcast Journalist on TV!
Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Russell
Favorite Designers: Michaels Kors and Kate Spade
Favorite Magazine: Vogue
Favorite Fashion Quote: “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades”- Audrey Hepburn
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter
Elyssa Damian is first year student at Arizona State University majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication with a focus on social issues. Lyssa has a passion for fashion and lives by the fashion bible, Vogue. Her hobbies include shopping and looking up the latest trends on Instagram.
Favorite Designers: Michael Kors, Kate Spade, & Manolo Blahnik
Style Icons: Rihanna, Victoria Beckham & Vanessa Hugdens
Fashion Quote: “If it ain’t hurtin’, it ain’t workin’”
Closet Staples: Nude heels, a little black dress, & a MK bag
Kendri Nicolls is a Freshman at Arizona State University. Here, she planning to major in Journalism. She enjoys sports, working out, Buzzfeed, and all things Makeup. There is nothing she enjoys more than a ‘quick’ trip to Sephora.
Favorite Quote: “To have style you have to know who you are”, Iris Apfel
Her Go to Look: Winged eyeliner, a classic flannel, and her turquoise jewelry
Makeup Icons: Jeffree Star, Manny Mua, and Twiggy
Quinn Falls is a freshman studying Journalism at Arizona State University. He is aspiring to become a television broadcaster. He models and makes documentaries outside of school.
Favorite Designers: Roberto Cavalli, Tyler, The Creator,
Style Icons: Tyler, The Creator, A$AP Rocky, Jaden Smith
Favorite Brands: GOLF, C2H4, Adidas
Follow him on Instagram: @lilqd
Kara Nido is a freshman journalism student at Arizona State University, emphasizing in digital. She aspires to someday work at a magazine publication in New York City or Los Angeles.
Favorite Designers: Giambattista Valli, Gucci and Valentino
Style Icons: Charli XCX, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Bella Hadid
Favorite Publications: Paper Magazine, NYMag, Wonderland Magazine
Favorite music artists: Spice Girls, Charli XCX, The Neighbourhood…and many more
Follow her on Instagram: @deathspice
Marisa Pieper is a native Portlander who is a freshman pursuing a degree in communication and fashion. She hopes to work for Vogue someday as a journalist or editor.
Favorite Stores: Buffalo Exchange, Fashion Nova, any boutique on Tempe’s Mill Avenue
Style Icons: Rihanna, Maria Palafox, Laura Stylez, Leah McSweeney
Closet Staples: leggings, crop tops, boots
Favorite Fashion Quote: “Create your own style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” ~ Anna Wintour
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