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The Student News Site of Kent State University

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The Student News Site of Kent State University

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photo by emma lammermeier // models: candy autrey and brett ashley // stylist: cece kirk

life in a dollhouse: may editorial

Emma Lammermeier May 9, 2023

In a real life fantasy world, Candy and Brett are stuck in a dollhouse and have no sense of real time.  For my final goodbye to A Magazine, I wanted to bring a dollhouse to life. This editorial...

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photo: hanna bailey // models: brianna keyes, frigillana la muneca, emma joffrion, kiara rodriguez // stylists: emma joffrion, kiara rodriguez, frigillana, brianna keyes, sam delima

the power of nail art

Samantha DeLima May 7, 2023

Artificial nails first originated in the high society of ancient Egypt. Queens such as Cleopatra and Nefertiti adorned their hands with nails made of ivory, bone and gold. Vibrant hues of red signified...

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photo: thomas gruber

fashion week as a ksu student: a mag’s guide to working fashion week

Finora Reilly May 5, 2023

As a Kent State fashion major you are required to study abroad, but not every program features the opportunity to work fashion week. Whether you do it directly through the school or through an internship,...

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illustration: amy dudek

finding authenticity in fashion

Abby Friedman May 5, 2023

Entering the world of fashion can feel very intimidating and almost cutthroat. The industry is often portrayed as rooms full of snotty people who get paid to judge others, so it is understandable that...

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photo by brianna phillips // model: lalah brown

ballet is not all sparkling tutus and pirouettes

Fernanda Pasetti Bordin May 4, 2023

Last year, “balletcore” was all over TikTok with some people using ballet rehearsal uniforms as everyday wear. Even those who weren't ballerinas joined in the trend. This romanticization of ballet...

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illustration: grace carmen

three knitwear designers you’ve never heard of

Chloe Ritzic May 2, 2023

Currently, knitwear is running rampant in the fashion industry. Whether it be crochet or knit, loopy, meshy, chunky, textured or simply avant-garde, knitwear garments have been in since fall 2022. Showcased...

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design by wendy weng // photo by gracey jarecke

kent state annual fashion show spotlights next wave of fashion design creatives

Kailah Cherney May 1, 2023

The Kent State School of Fashion celebrated its 40th anniversary with its  annual fashion show on Friday night, presenting senior B.A., B.F.A. and M.F.I.S. students’ next in fashion collections. The...

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undina collection luna necklace worn on the runway during new york fashion week // photo credit: julie stanley/juleImages

the wonder woman of jewelry making

Chloe Robertson May 1, 2023

While watching “Wonder Woman” as a 5-year-old, Michelle Pajak-Reynolds fell in love with her sparkly tiara and power bracelets which deflect bullets and beat up boys. Pajak-Reynolds always played dress...

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photo by eva rinaldi is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

taylor swift’s the eras tour takes over kent students’ closets 

Chloe Robertson April 30, 2023

Taylor Swift announced The Eras Tour in October 2022 describing it as a journey through the musical eras of her career. Swift’s show is divided into 10 different eras: “Taylor Swift,” “Fearless,”...

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photo by kollin battle // models: jacob jones, dominique miles, maggie harris, rosie quartz, landon k, dontay mustin, julien proffitt, anthony richardson jr.

sinful deeds: april editorial

Kollin Battle April 26, 2023

Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath and Sloth are the seven deadly sins of the world. These vices can cause mortals to stray away from God’s glory to evil and wrongdoing. But to some, these vices...

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photo by max loudenslager // designer: freedom lee // model: kierston sweet

the fabric pantry fashion show brings royal to the runway 

Abby Friedman April 24, 2023

The student center ballroom was nothing short of regal for the second annual Fabric Pantry Fashion Show. The Fabric Pantry is a student organization that makes fabric accessible to the Kent community....

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photo courtesy of regan simpson

a day in the city: my guide to nyc

Regan Simpson April 20, 2023

Hey A Mag! Regan Simpson here, a freshman fashion merchandising student. This past weekend I got the opportunity to go to New York City on the Fashion Student Organization (FSO) trip, and it was so amazing....

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