Writing Samples

Inspiration from Above

As the plane took off from her hometown, MFA fashion designer Yaoyao Wu watched carefully out the window as Shanghai got smaller and smaller in the distance before vanishing right before her eyes. At that moment, Wu felt as though she was moving further and further away from…

Eleven Designers are Selected to Present Graduate Collections at CFDA Digital Showcase

Written for Fashion School Daily With many major events canceled due to COVID-19, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) hosts the annual Fashion Future Graduate Showcase (FFGS) in a fully digital format. The FFGS is dedicated to helping graduating students make their way into creative careers…

Global Brands

Hackwith Design House Hackwith Design House is an American made company located in Minnesota. The brand launched in September of 2013 with a mission to provide customers with ethically made items but also pieces that are of high quality, fashionable, and sustainable. Every item from Hackwith Design comes…

(Fast) fashion kills

When you think of environmentally harmful industries you may not think of the fashion industry as the second-largest polluter, but nevertheless, the fashion industry comes in right behind the oil industry. That’s right, the production of clothing is nearly as harmful as oil pollution. The reason for this?…

The Up and Coming

Fashion influencers who are turning a blog into a brand. While Tezza Barton may be a name that is not familiar to many, the young creative is quickly gaining popularity among millennials for her one of a kind editorial fashion shoots all around the world. With a following…

A Touch of the Untouched

How brands are being effected by the desire for real people. Within recent years the desire for more natural models and less photoshopped bodies has become loudly voiced in the fashion and beauty communities. Readers have expressed their desire for real people, real skin, and real beauty. Many…

Loved and Locally Owned

Three new establishments in Salt Lake City that are worth a visit. Known for its conservatism and great outdoors, Salt Lake City isn’t often recognized as a booming metropolitan city. Within the last decade, Utah’s population growth rate has increased by nearly 15%, making it one of the…

Flying Under the Radar

One New York Times writer that has remained out of the spotlight for almost a decade. When you think of The New York Times Valeriya Safronova isn’t a name that pops into the mind as easily as Vanessa Friedman might. Despite the lack of instant recognition, Valeryia Safronova has…

A Breath of Glossier

“The way that I grew up with beauty products and brands was always sort of from brand, kind of speaking tops-down to customers, saying, “You’re not good enough.” Saying, “You know, you don’t know what you want, let us tell you what you want.” Emily Weiss, founder of…

Irving Penn

American photographer Irving Penn is a highly accredited for his fashion photography and portraits and his time spent working at Vogue magazine. Penn was born in Plainfield New Jersey during the year 1917. As a young adult, he attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts where he…

Pioneer Profile

Paige Arminta is an Instagram creator known for her individuality, creative photo challenges, and her love of doing the unordinary. Arminta is a Salt Lake local with a background in fashion styling built from a foundation of years spent attending the Los Angeles FIDM campus. She has gained…

Coronaviruses Biggest Victim

The United States economy deteriorates quicker than expected as Coronovirus concerns grow.  American businesses have taken a hit this week as Coronvirus concerns grow and a government-mandated shut down has been put in place. President Trump announced early this week that there should be no gatherings of more…