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Four styles

Fashion - Beauty - Health - Entertainment

Four dimensions

Photo - Text - Audio - Video

Four traits

Eclectic - Unique - Independent - Modern

For designers.

Staff Editor-In-Chief Sam Silver Fashion Director Kate Bell

Managing Editor Julie Ferrell Editorial Director Karena Steir Beauty Co-Director Hannah Stroh Beauty Co-Director Abbey Longstreet

Table of Contents Silhouette Embellish

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Swatch Credits

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by Kate Bell

Statuesque: Like the name suggests, you are fit for a pedestal. While you can get away with most skirt types, try this on for size. Dominate in a flowy maxi skirt that sits on your hips and ends on top of your toes for a look that is both on-trend and classic.

Silhouette Delicate: Petite girls are already accepted as adorable, but they are difficult to dress without looking disproportional. Lengthen your legs by choosing a mini-skirt. Mix it up; you can pull off a variety of prints and fabrics.

Silhouette Bodacious: Despite what advertisers want us to believe, girls with curves are beautiful. You can dispel the illusions that you have to be a skeleton to be appreciated. Rock your curves with a full, gathered skirt. Get crazy with an asymmetrical hem interesting texture.

Silhouette Lanky: While many people think a gangly body is unattractive, it is often sought after for editorial fashion photography. Embrace your naturally long arms and legs by wearing a short, full skirt at your natural waist. This will also add some curve if you have a mostly rectangular torso.

Silhouette Powerhouse: Athletic girls have a fabulous side, too. You put extra effort into your body, so show it off! Take command in a shapely pencil skirt with a wide, elastic waistband that gives you both the form and comfort you want. Make sure the hem ends above your knees, so you do not appear shorter.


by Hannah Stroh

It’s October, the month dedicated to stepping out of your box and exercising your creative side! This being established, it is the perfect time to try a new make-up technique such as the cat eye. Simple to do but can transition from the mall to a costume party. So sharpen your eyeliner and lets get this party started!

Step 1: Place your sharpened eyeliner pencil in the middle of your upper lash line. Draw a straight diagonal line from there up past the corner of your eye. Now draw a connecting line from the outer corner of your eye to the end of the line you just drew.

Step 2: Go ahead and color in the triangle

you have created. Make sure that the color is uniform and even out the edges. Note: How long you make this line, as well as how steep you choose to draw it will determine if this is a daytime look or something more dramatic.

Embellish “Practice makes perfect, so give this a shot and let your eyes do the talking.� - Hannah

Step 3: Finish lining your

upper lashes. For an eye-opening effect, line your lower lashes only to the halfway point, as lining the entire eye will close your eye off, and make it appear smaller.

Step 4: Mascara. This is a

look that favors big lashes, so go ahead and go crazy! Just make sure you let them dry completely between each coat. Using lash primer is also a good idea.


Hair by Abbey Longstreet & Make-up by Hanah Stroh


by Sam Silver & Kate Bell

Want to update your wardrobe, but don’t feel like emptying your wallet? Give this felting technique a try! 1. Draw up a stencil of

the image you would like to showcase on the t-shirt. Keep it fun and creative! This is a chance to express your personality. For ours, we chose to stencil a whale!

2. Break up the stencil into different sections of color.

This will add dimension to your design.

3. Pick out your felt, embroidery floss, needle, and t-shirt! Make

sure that the eye of the needle is big enough for the floss. You can either match your felt and your embroidery floss or mismatch it on purpose.

& Original 4. Match the different sections of your stencil to the various

colors of felt. Place the stencils down on the felt and cut them out. You can use pins if you are having a hard time keeping your stencil still while you cut.

5. Place the cut out felt pieces on the t-shirt. Thread the needle

and tie a knot at the end of the string farthest from the eye. Stitch down the felt using a basic over-and-under stitch, also known as a running stitch.

6. Your t-shirt is done!

When you wash the shirt, make sure to turn it inside-out. This will protect the felt and maintain the overall quality of the garment.

Get ready for the compliments, because you are going to be raking them in!


Designs by Sam Silver


by Karena Steir

If you ever wanted to start a workout program, but lacked the time, equipment, or gym membership – the “Simple Model Workout” is for you! All you need is a clock, ten minutes, and enough space to lay down. Minute 1: Sit-ups.

Remember to place your hands across your chest, and sit all the way up to work your entire abdomen.

Minute 2: Push-ups. Make sure to keep your body flat. If you

need to do this on your knees, that is fine. You can also do push-ups against the wall if that works best for you.

Minute 3: Lunges. Be careful not to let your knee go in front of your

heel as you lunge forward.

Minute 4: Back to sit-ups. This time try slightly twisting as you come

up so your shoulder touches the opposite knee. Doing this will work out your obliques along with your abdomen.

Minute 5: Back to push-ups. Remember

to pace yourself.

Condition Minute 6: Back to lunges. This time try static

lunges by stepping one foot out, then raise and lower yourself for thirty seconds. Switch legs and repeat.

Minute 7: Last round of sit-ups. If you are feeling

adventurous, try doing the “bicycle,” which is similar to the twisted sit-ups, but requires you to lift your legs off of the floor and bring your knee to your opposite shoulder as you sit up.

Minute 8: Last round of push-ups. You’re almost there! Minute 9: Finish strong with Around-the-World lunges. Pick one side to do a forward lunge, turn sideways and to a lunge, turn ¾ of the way back and do a lunge, then step back into a lunge. Once you have done these four, switch to your other foot.

In less than 10 minutes you will have completed a total body workout and your heart rate up as well. I suggest keeping track of how many of each item you can complete in one minute so you can track your progress. If you would like more details or to see these exercises being performed, check out the video!


with Evan Campbell


by Julie Ferrell

We caught up with Evan Campbell, a long-time musician attending Iowa State. His quirky sense of humor is reflected in his musical style. Julie Ferrell: So how did you get into music? Evan Campbell: I started playing guitar when I was 11. My cousin said I was good at strumming, so I continued playing guitar, because constant gratification is what I like. And then one of my friends asked me if I wanted to play a show at a coffee shop and I’d written songs, but I never thought I was a good singer. Then I sang for them, they said I was good, so I played at the coffee shop. That was my first time. JF: So did you take lessons from anyone? EC: I tried lessons once, but the only thing that happened was the dude taught me how to play Blink-182 songs, which I have subsequently forgotten how to play because it was seven years ago. So, no, not really. JF: So how did you end up learning? EC: Sat and played guitar for hours while I watched television. JF: Like guitar television or just random television? EC: Television. Back in my TV watching days I would concentrate on the transition from the D-chord to the A-chord, which is the hardest thing in the world. So sometimes I would turn D to A just to get my fingers used to doing that. JF: So on average, how much time do you think you spend when you were first learning? EC: A day? An hour, two hours maybe, not anymore though. Thirty minutes a day, maybe, it’s sad.

Vinyl JF: Do you play any other instruments? EC: I play mandolin, banjo, strumstick, and piano. And of course bass guitar, because everybody who plays guitar plays bass guitar. And I play trombone classically. I play ukulele. I guess that’s it. JF: How many bands have you been in? EC: I was in Followed by Ghosts. A solo project called Starship Parking, which is just hilariously not very good because I was young and not a very good songwriter. And then Sunshine Jackson.

“If I could do that every day for the rest of my life, that’d be phenomenal!”

JF: Who is in Sunshine Jackson? EC: Sam Dorrance, Mark Haugen, Byron Tasseff, and myself as well. Byron’s our soul, he’s our iconic black guy, though he’s white. But he sounds like Ray Charles when he sings, so he’s our iconic black guy. JF: So when did you get into Sunshine Jackson? EC: Well, Sunshine Jackson started when Mark and I would go over to Mark’s house and we would just make music. We would just write something, and record it. And we wrote and recorded “Muchos Calientes,” as an interlude to a rap album, called Hunky Dory Conquistodor-ies. It was about [the characters] ‘Constant Pain’ which was me and ‘Arty Painter’ which was Mark and it was about me burning down his yacht. Then we had to make paper-mâché wings to go somewhere. And we saved a bull from a matador. So that’s how Sunshine Jackson started. Then Sam Dorrance got in on that and we did some shows in coffee shops. JF: How many albums has Sunshine Jackson done? EC: One, and the second one is going to be coming out very soon.

Vinyl “We’re going to be releasing it free on You put that in the papers so people will know!” JF: So is there any reason why you were in Indiana? EC: Well, Butler University has an amazing recording studio, like one mic costs more than Sam Dorrance’s whole set-up, like $8,000 microphones and everything. We wanted to use that, but turns out we couldn’t use that. We still decided to go there anyway because we had worked on this album for an entire summer […] we didn’t like what we had. So we thought a change of scenery, where we could just work on that, would be good. And it worked. We got five songs done in seven days. JF: Are you guys planning on doing anything for the release, like a party? EC: Well, we would love to, but Sam lives in Indianapolis, Mark goes to [Buena Vista], Byron goes to UNI, and I go to Ames, so it’s hard to get together to do anything. So, I don’t think so. We’re going to be releasing it free on You put that in the papers so people will know! JF: What would be your favorite performance you’ve done with any band? EC: It was an AMVETS show with Sunshine Jackson, and David Maixner was on drums then. It was the only show I played electric guitar with Sunshine Jackson. It was me on electric guitar and singing, Sam Dorrance singing, Mark on piano and singing, Byron on bass and singing, and David on drums and singing as well. The people there were so into the music. There was like twenty-five of them dancing and I’ve never sweated so much in my life. It was just the most euphoric feeling I’ve ever had – playing for people that were really into the music so much.

Vinyl “’I’m gonna write about nature!” And then the chorus, I’m like ‘Crap! I used the word her!’” JF: What are you doing at Iowa State right now? EC: Elementary education. I’m a junior. JF: Are you planning on doing anything music-wise with that? EC: My dream would be to be able to play music as a living -- so much of a dream that if given the chance I would drop everything to do that. So I’m going to continue trying to make that happen while teaching after college. It’s like, I’ll have three months. I’m sure I’ll have time to record some music.

“Like, a guy coughed yesterday in class […] I was making a song in my head in the key of that guy’s cough.”

JF: Is there any certain inspiration that you get for music? EC: Well, women. Most of my songs are about women, honestly. And when I start writing a song, it always ends up being about a girl. Always. Even when I stop, and I’m like, “I’m gonna write about nature!” And then the chorus, I’m like “Crap! I used the word her!”

JF: Are there any bands that inspire a certain style that you use? EC: I listen to a lot of music, and when I listen to music, I always listen to the way the song sounds. I always try to hear every part of the music. I sing melodies in my head a lot, I’ll just make up melodies if I hear a note that someone says. Like, a guy coughed yesterday in class, and I didn’t listen for the rest of the time because I was making a song in my head in the key of that guy’s cough. A lot of times though, I’ll just sit and play something on the guitar. And then when words come to me I’ll say them. If I like a lyric, I’ll start with that and continue building with that.

Vinyl Need more of Evan and Sunshine Jackson? Check out the links below for videos, songs and Sunshine Jackson’s official website.

Music Video: “My Way Home” Directed by Nathian Steir

Song: “Tennessee”

With Mark Haugen & Sam Dorrance

Sunshine Jackson’s Official Website

Swatch We selected some colors from this issue to help inspire you to create your own looks! Use these for clothing, make-up, or other design projects to kick-start your own creativity.


Credits Hair:

Abbey Longstreet


Hannah Stroh

Fashion Designs: Sam Silver

Photography: Karena Steir Julie Ferrell

Photo & Layout Editing: Sam Silver Kate Bell

Fashion Illustration: Melissa Dillon

Credits Music:

Evan Campbell

Videographer: Nathian Steir


Chelsea Albus Victoria Norton Jessica Sutton Liza Burmeister Gianna DeMarco Amanda McBirnie Mia Pierson Special thanks to the

New Morning Coffee House & Wine Tavern in Grimes, Iowa.

4D Magazine - Issue 1  

October 29, 2011

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