About Us

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/Event Coordinator: 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.

Favorite Designer: Valentinomadison-fjc-bio

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



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Vice-President/Social Media Director: Libby Allnatt is a junior studying journalism, psychology, and women’s studies at Arizona State University. She loves writing, graphic design, running, and all things fashion.

Favorite designer: Betsey Johnson

Favorite blogger: Man Repeller

Favorite stores: Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Aeropostale

Closet staples: A skater skirt, Converse sneakers, and a hair bow.

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @LibbyPaigeA

Senior Editor: Courtney Mally is a junior journalism student with the ultimate aspiration to educate people on how to love themselves through clothes, make-up and hair. Everyone deserves to put their best foot forward in their favorite pair of shoes! Although most of her experience at Cronkite has been in print thus far, her ultimate goal is to have her own styling program on TV one day in addition to working in the news world.
Photoshoot_CmallyFavorite Designers: Christian Louboutin, Brian Atwood, Valentino, Elie Saab
Beauty Staples: Chanel mascara, Maybelline lipstick, Urban Decay eye shadows plus a mean contour and highlight!
Style Icons: Audrey Hepburn, Blake Lively, Rachel Zoe
Closet Staples: Excessive amounts of black, distressed denim, leopard print and booties
Quote to live by: “I’m what you call the triple threat: beauty, brains and shoes!” -Brian Atwood
Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @courtneymally

Junior Editor: Lerman Montoya is a sophomore who aspires to be an international journalists and fashion editor for Vogue or W Magazine.Lerman

Favorite Designer: Deceased (Gabrielle Coco Chanel), Alive (Marc Jacobs)

Favorite Publications: Vogue, W Mag, and ID

Favorite Fashion Blog: Advanced Style

Style Icons: Coco Chanel, Diana Vreeland and Lynn Yaeger.

Favorite Fashion Quote: “Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” ― Grace Coddington


jacksonJackson 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


Kyley Schultz is a sophomore journalism student with a minor in graphic design.541656_1083899981625031_2026103378891272517_n

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

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 Ni-dc82xvpew 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


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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.Crewimg_1008

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.mariah-11-of-39

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

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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.”

Gabrielle Hester is a freshman majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication. She aspires to write for a famous fashion magazine or become a TV Personality. She plans to become a fashion journalist and live her life just like Carrie Bradshaw. She enjoys spending time with mefriends 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!img_4076

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.

mural-1Favorite 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.img_1774

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


*If you would like to contact any of the officers or writers, please email asu.fjc@gmail.com for further information.

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