Letter from the Editor Blue moons and blood moons Light from both reflect upon us And sway our actions more than we ever notice. Knowledge is said to exist in books But destiny is thought to lie in the stars So which will you pay more attention to. We want to draw your attention to the knowledge outside of books Outside of knowing yourself Outside of what you think you know. Instead, look to the stars Look to others Look outside of your belief system And find what exists in the further. SEASON strives to match these expectations everyday Looking past our own differences and understandings Working towards a common goal Of creating something beautiful. With love,
L U N A R
Itâ€™s no big secret the sun sets every day. Then, the moon comes out. This constant cycle brings forth new memories, opportunities to grow and shared experiences. The Earth moves around, and the moon cycles through its phases. Much like how we move through life and cycle through phases of passions, love and interests. These lunar influences can come through at many points in our life including through horoscopes and celebrations as well as those aspects that naturally come with the night: sleep, dreams, nightmares and shadows. Some live by these influences, like those who follow the lunar calendar, and others may see minimal impacts, through moon and space inspired clothing: metallics and monochrome. No matter how big or small this lunar impact is in oneâ€™s life, it brings us all together. Differences in passions, dislikes and ideas melt away when we experience phases of the moon or phenomenons like lunar eclipses. In times where the world may seem divided, it is important to step back, look at the beauty of the world and admire what brings us all together. Lunar strives to remind us of that and celebrate the beauty of the influences of the moon.
W/ S 2 0 1 9 : LU N A R P. 1: Letter from the Editor P. 2: Theme Explanation P. 3-4: Table of Contents P. 5-6: Accreditations P. 7-14: Ruled by the Elements P. 15-16: Designer Spotlight P. 17-24: Blue Moon P. 25-26: Student Designer Spotlight P. 27-38: Light of the Night P. 39-40: Crystal Energy P. 41-48: Eclipsed P. 49-52: Humans of Bloomington P. 53- 62: Dreams & Nightmares
TEAM ACCREDITATIONS EDITOR IN CHIEF: PAIGE VENTURI PRESIDENT: SHARON HSU DIRECTORS DIRECTOR OF MERCH AND STYLING: ARJUN MADHAVAN DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE DESIGN: LIVV REECE DIRECTOR OF EDITORIAL: CHRISTINA WINFREY DIRECTOR OF MARKETING: CONNOR GARCIA CO-DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS: MADISON GODFREY CO-DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS: MIHIR TAK DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: LANA MIRAMONTES MERCH AND STYLING
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Merchandising Officers Karen Koak Kelsey Rike Erin Huston Anna Gebhardt Beth Reynolds Sariah Borom Sydney Spillers Kalya Mary Schutter
Fiannce Coordiantor: Anna Moon
Graphic Design: Maddie Arias
Outreach Coordiantor: Alyssa Velez
Layout Design: Alex Dreier Kimberly Flores Rena Johnson
Fashion Stylist Nishi Muna Darius Rush-Williams Mackie Schroeter Mikaela Blackwell Varsha Anand Zee Brown Kate Mojica Hair and Makeup Stylist Rebecca White Catie Cook Anna Guo Kennedy Keown Set Design Jada Lucas
Marketing Event Planner: Laura Sherman EDITORIAL Feature Writers: Abe Plaut Jaleesa Elliot Charlize Tanlim Sarah Blau Faith Geiger
PHOTOGRAPHY Photographers: Erik A Romero Lauren Thompson Rena Johnson Shiying Lu
Editorial Writers: Meagan Wilson Rin McNutt Senior Copy Editors: Clark Gudas Emily Baugh Junior Copy Editors: Colbie Cook
INTRODUCTION PROSE BY RIN MCNUTT AND FAITH GEIGER
RULED BY THE ELEMENTS
THEY SAY WEâ€™RE MADE OF THE SAME STUFF AS STARS, THAT THE MOON CONTROLS YOU AND ME THE SAME WAY IT PULLS THE ROLLING TIDES.
MO: Karen Koak, Kelsey Rike, Sariah Borom. Stylists: Mackie Schroeter, Varsha Anand. Models: Christian (Tony) Abascal, Ben Dance, Jack Boardman, Daniel Rosales. Photographer: Erik Romero
WATER SIGNS Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
The Pisces sign is characterized by the fish. This water sign is sensitive in the best and worst ways possible. They also have a deep appreciation for art. Wear the art you love. Whether it be prints or dresses with ruffles, visuals are an important part of your life. Look for sheer fabric, or anything baby blue for an extra ethereal look.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Pluto rules the Scorpio. This water sign can seem mysterious or hard to read. They have a magnetic energy and are trend-setters. Like a scorpion, you have a protective outer shell. Shield yourself with a classic denim jacket paired with your favorite top. Add to your mystery with dark, moody Cancer (June 21 – July 22) As natural nurturers, Cancers are very colors, like Navy blue. Pop on a pair of connected with their loved ones. They oversized sunglasses for a complete look. can be very sentimental, ensitive, and are in touch with their emotions. Embrace your sensitivity and let your emotions rule your style. Feeling moody? Try a monochromatic blackout outfit all the way down to your biker boots. On a sunny spring day, veer towards items with primary color blocking. As a water sign, soak in some blue hues, like a pair of blue pinstripe trousers.
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Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
This air sign is notorious for being perceived by others as two-faced, as Gemini’s weakness includes indecisiveness and inconsistency. But others fail to realize that Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, the planet of communication and brotherly love. Geminis put forth maximum effort to maintain relationships. Connect with your inner Gemini by merging your versatility with your style. Don’t be afraid to attempt different looks. Pair your relaxed skater jeans with a feminine top. This air sign is all about lightness. Play around with cream and blush. Or incorporate your interest in art with your wardrobe as you experiment with bold graphic prints.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarians are great communicators and have humanitarian-like qualities. Often progressive and open-minded, they love being around different kinds of people and bringing them together. You have a positive energy. With spring right around the corner, you can wear colors that radiate that energy. Try an outfit of one or many pastels. People of air signs look great in light colors. Layering is key due to unpredictable spring weather, so pair with a casual, cool sneaker since you’re always on the go.
Libra (September 23 –October 22)
As depicted by a scale, Libras constantly keep a golden mean, staying away from extremities in their lives. When the scale is tipped, they can be uninvolved or bossy. Keep the balance in your life by mixing loud and soft pieces. Metallic jackets look chic over a solid shirt. A matching belt, shoe and earrings are a great way to keep balance while completing a look. Adding white sneakers can dress down any outfit, keeping a casual feel and soothing the fear of tipping the scale.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) Hardworking Capricorns always stick to what they know and find comfort in their practices. They are responsible and show incredible self-control. This can cause Capricorns to be condescending to those who do not exhibit those traits. Let your guard down and wear something you usually wouldn’t, like bold patterns. Or, stick to your routine with cozy, earthy colors. A deep green pant with a neutral top is a perfect expression of your sign Capricorn.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, which controls love, beauty, and money, but looks beyond superficiality. People under this sign love devotion and things that please the senses. Since they are on a constant quest of comfortability, steer towards things that feel good on the skin. Soft sweatshirts in your favorite color paired with a good quality, long lasting, ripped black jeans will satisfy a Taurus’ sensitivities to texture and comfort. Too simple? Swap the jeans for versatile biker shorts. Don’t shy away from the color green Taurus!
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Virgos tend to stay in their head and analyze themselves and their surroundings. However, Virgos are dedicated, dependable, and will follow through with their plans and promises. Fashion can be a chance to get out of your head. Use your analytical side to play with colors and patterns. Stand out in textures of neutral or earthy colors, earth sign. A grey shag or faux fur coat, or brown corduroy pants work well with this sign. Add some green nature-inspired jewelry. Mixing textures, patterns and accessories can bring together an outfit.
Leo (July 23 - August 22) Strong-willed and determined, Leos are constantly working, but rarely take time to decompress. Because of their self confidence and leadership, Leos have trouble accepting others’ ideas and can be stubborn. Take pride in your creativity. As a fire sign, red is your power color. Red sunglasses or a red statement bag will accentuate your powerful personality. Take it to the extreme with a monochrome red outfit, or radiate your warmth in hues of orange and yellow.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Aries (March 21 April 19) Known for their exciting and energetic nature, an Aries stands out. Sometimes stubborn and confrontational, an Aries has no problem expressing their feelings. They are not afraid to take risks, knowing that the crowd will admire or even envy them. Bold accessories are necessary for this fire sign, such as kitsch-inspired earrings, statement handbags, or anything red. Elevate your look with a pair of white chunky sneakers.
People under this sign are fast-paced and full of high energy. They are confident in their abilities to perform, but often overconfident in the results of their performance. Show your confidence in a black turtleneck tucked into a high waisted jean. Make a statement with a cowboy buckle belt. Add a pair of heeled boots and you’ll be ready to rule. As a fire sign, a pop of red or orange into your color palette won’t hurt. Jaleesa Elliot
DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT Sandy Liang
A 2013 Parson’s alumnus, Sandy Liang has been subtly creating waves in New York’s fashion scene since the launch of her eponymous brand only a year after her graduation. Inspired by the “effortlessness of Chinatown grandmas” (GQ), her frilly, structured pieces have an element of freshness that the fashion world needs. Her recent rise to fame can be contributed to her creative spin on the classic Patagonia fleece, reworking the well-known silhouette with bright floral jacquard, leopard print, and textured leather accents. Although Liang states that she “hated” the fleece jackets as a child (GQ), she decided to add it to her repertoire, never dreaming of how popular they would become. She told the New York Times, “I was, like, why would you buy my fleece if you could buy one at any other store for much less?”
But people did buy them, gleefully choosing the punchy and whimsical accents by Liang over the tried and true style. Along with her clever designs, Liang’s use of “non-models” and genderless styling cements her place in the new brood of fashion stars: unfussy, unpretentious, and full of new ideas. Her Fall/ Winter 2019 show introduced a men’s line—although most of her clothes are already described as unisex—with asymmetrical floral dresses, feminine gingham, and even more remixes to her signature fleece. The star of the show, however, was Liang’s grandmother, who models the famous fleece on Liang’s website: “She had such a good time. People were taking photos of her, and she low-key loved it.” (NYT) It’s obvious that Sandy Liang is just getting started. Meagan Wilson
PHOTOS TAKEN FROM SANDY LIANG’S WEBSITE: SANDYLIANG.INFO
Sandy Liang at her fall 2015 presentation. Photo: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images
ALL MUDDLED AND MUTED IN THE MOONâ€™S PALE GLOW, THE COLORS OF THE NIGHT BLEED TOGETHER IN A MONOCHROMATIC DISPLAY.
MO: Beth Reynolds, Varsha Anand (Makeup). Stylists: Nishi Muna , Catie Cook (Makeup), Zee Brown, Kate Mojica. Models: Vedant Chawla, Elana Jones, Marisa Anderson. Photographer: Lauren Thompson
STUDENT DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT Autumn Siney DGNERIT Fashion
For the Student Designer spotlight, I interviewed Autumn Siney, an art student here at IU, about her brand DGNERIT Clothing, which features handmade and repurposed clothing and accessories. Firstly, what does fashion mean to you? A: “Fashion is one of the most widely noticeable forms of self-expression. It can be completely unique to any individual. I have personally always loved feeling creative and unique, I love color and standing out. I love the shock of looking different from others and being completely myself.” How have you incorporated that into your own clothing? A: “All of the clothing that I make are one of a kind pieces, I may reuse some prints but it’s all my own photography and artwork. I try to use images that I personally like aesthetically or seem relatively uncommon, we live in a world where it feels like everything has already been done.. so.. I try to do something else.” How long have you been making your own clothing? Are there particular moment that you can remember that impassioned you to design? A: “I’ve always been making my own clothing to some extent. Specifically adding my own art and flare to clothing that was already in existence. That’s what I still do, just upcycle stuff. I remember ripping my jeans from the ankle to my pocket playing
limbo in middle school on accident, I went home and used embroidery thread to sew up the hole in a spider web looking fashion so you could still see my leg though the three foot hole. Some people thought it was ridiculous some people loved it. I loved it. I still have them today.” Can you describe your favorite piece that you’ve done so far and what your inspiration was? A: “I don’t know if I currently have a favorite but I have some upcoming ideas I’m really excited about. I’ve really liked scanning and printing edited versions of drawings I’ve made to add to shirts and pants recently more so than my questionable photography prints. I love it all. Makes it hard to sell them but it’s so fun to see people wearing my art.” How has living in Bloomington shaped the way you think about and wear clothing? Can you talk about how that has impacted your brand? A: “I think Bloomington has let me expand more creatively than I may have elsewhere. I went to relatively inclusive schools that didn’t have strict dress codes and let me express
myself freely. My parents are also influential as my dad is a local artist and helped spark much of my artistic 2D talents and my mother being an ex-punk rocker chick was an old DIY goddess so nature and nurture were both on my side I guess.” Do you have any favorite materials, themes, or color schemes to work into your designs? A: “I love printing true images a lot, not just screen printing but like making my own patches. As far as colors I’ve been drawn to bold solid colors like reds and yellows, always love black and white, also pastels. I want to incorporate more chains, gems, charms into my work. Possibly also handmade pins that I may add to some pieces.” We also really like metallics, the mainstream emergence of streetwear and Victorian-inspired pieces. What are your favorite trends at the moment? A: “I don’t like trends haha, I always fall into them but I like to always be a step ahead of, or more unique than, what is currently fashionably in or expectable. I do have to admit that I have always loved the ridiculous styles of the 90’s, so now that such things are coming back around I’m honestly about it.
Staying local is very important to me as well, I feel like what makes clothing unique in a world with over production and consumption is making clothing that already exists better by hand. And I hope that this becomes the new trend rather than buying from big stores. There is so much clothing that’s already produced and so much room for creativity in this world.” What would you say to those interested in starting their own clothing line? Any advice, words of wisdom or rookie mistakes to avoid? A: “It’s hard putting yourself out there… and it’s hard keeping motivation high, but it’s worth the work. If you apply yourself and reach out to people and continue making things even when you aren’t selling your stuff left and right you’ll be okay, Just enjoy it for what it is and keep it up, there’s always someone who appreciates and likes what you’re doing.” Lastly, how can we at SEASON and our readers connect with you and support your craft?
A: “I’m currently selling my clothing through my Instagram @ dgnerit.clothing and I’m accepting payment through Venmo and Cashapp but I’ll be setting up a Depop soon and possibly other Are you interested in growing your brand or does staying local online selling platforms. My goal is to put out a new item every have a special significance to you? week depending on demand. I also will take some amount of custom requests, I’m open to quite a bit and would love to anyone to A: “I would like to grow, specifically because it makes me happy message me directly with questions or ideas.” to see people enjoying my art and my style. Rin McNutt
LIGHT OF THE NIGHT
TONIGHT ALL THE STARS ARE DRIPPING DOWN FROM THE SKY, POOLING AT OUR FEET TO REFLECT THE SILVER MOON.
MO: Erin Huston, Kayla Mary Schutter. Stylist: Nishi Muna, Darius Rush-Williams, Mackie Schroeter, Anna Guo (Makeup), Catie Cook (Makeup). Models: Jada Lucas, Anna Guo, Kaleigh Howland. Photographer: Lana Miramontes
Metallic makeup looks stunning on all skins tones. The best thing about metallics are their versatility. From one metallic eyeshadow pan you can get an eyeshadow, lip topper and an eyeliner. To get the most use out of a metallic color, an important thing to keep in mind is the undertone of your skin. Undertones are the colors that lie underneath the skin and affect the overall complexion categorized as cool, warm and neutral.
Undertones vary across all skin shades. It is possible to have a dark complexion and have cool undertones just as it is possible to have a light complexion and have warm undertones. One way to find your undertone is to turn your palm up and look at your veins in your wrist. If your veins appear more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If they look green, youâ€™re warm.
Skin reactions and jewelry can also determine undertones. Do you tan easily or burn quickly? If you tan, you have warm undertones. If you burn, you have cool. Do you tan and burn? You have neutral. Which flatters you more, gold or silver jewelry? Silver pairs nicely with cool and gold with warm tones. Do you look great in both? You likely have neutral undertones.
Cool colors like blue, green, and purple, lay beautifully on cool undertones, while red and orange do the same for warmer undertones. Silver metallics works well with cool undertones, giving an icy, cold effect. Gold and copper lay nicely on warm and neutral undertones, giving skin a sunkissed glow.
will ensure that maximum product is picked up. For color, apply metallics over a shimmer shadow of the same color. Metallic particles are chunky and can leave your eyelids looking patchy. Shimmer particles are more finely milled and apply evenly. For a sparkly lip, Urban Decay Primer Potion is apply a creamy lipstick that corresponds to the metallic color. Nude a cult favorite. Furthermore, lipstick will work for golds and stamping the shadow with a flat brush instead of swiping in circu- coppers,and red lipstick for red lar motions will hold the shadow in metallic lips. place. In addition to a good base, wetting the brush with a setting spray before applying the shadow Because metallic eyeshadows are often in powder form, some glitter particles find their way all over the face. Using a thick and creamy eyeshadow primer before applying the eyeshadow will prevent this and offer a sturdy base.
Apply the glitter with a flat detail brush as using fingers can smudge the lip pigment. To use metallics for eyeliner, spritz a light amount of setting spray on the back of the hand. Then using an angled eyeliner brush, pick up the eyeshadow pigment and make a paste. Then apply to the desired area of the eye. Using setting spray ensures that the the eyeliner will not budge when made contact with skin. Jaleesa Elliot
IN THIS MOMENT WE ARE CRYSTALLIZED AND LITTLE SPECS OF LIGHT DANCING IN THE AIR ARE COLORING THE WORLD AROUND US
Photographer: Erik A. Romero
Theyâ€™re more than pretty-looking rocks. Crystals are used for multiple purposes, whether they are decorative pieces, statement jewelry, or lucky stones tucked away in your pocket. The most common: Meditation One of the most common gemstones, and a beautiful range of purples, Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. Its colors range from light violet to royal purple, As a natural tranquilizer, Amethyst relieves physical, mental and emotional stress and strain on the body. This crystal alleviates sadness, grief, negativity, and helps to regulate your mood. Place Amethyst in your favorite spaces to help clear unwanted energies, bringing the room into a balanced state. Focus Lazulite is a highly treasured stone that is widely effective in metaphysical practice. Lazulite strengthens oneâ€™s self-discipline, and focus, allowing for ease in the decision making process. Lazulite can also enhances mental abilities, and make dreams more vivid and meaningful it can also enhance mental abilities, and make dreams more vivid and meaningful.
Healing White Agate is a grounding stone, bringing emotional, physical and intellectual balance. They aid in centering and stabilizing physical energy. Agate heals inner anger and gives one the courage embark on new journeys by fostering love, safety, and dissolving inner tensions. Spiritually, White Agate encourages quiet contemplation and assimilation of life experiences, leading to inner stability and spiritual growth. leading to inner stability and spiritual growth. Motivation Known as the courage crystal, Carnelian activates the first, second and third chakras, bringing an influx of life force, sexual, and creative energies. It is a powerful aid to those who wish to build their confidence,
courage, passion and power.
Calming Lepidolite is the stone of serenity. Lepidolite is uncommon mica that forms in ingenious granite matrixes and is typically colored pinkish to roseviolet. This stone dissipates negativity, provide strength in times of need and is also used to help overcome insomnia. Charlize Tan-Lim
THE PERFECT MIX OF LIGHT AND DARK TRAPS SHIFTING SHAPES AGAINST THE WALL.
MO: Karen Koak. Stylist: Mackie Schroeter, Catie Cook (Makeup), Rebecca White (Makeup). Models: Emilia Clarke, Amrit Gakhal, Luke Staebler. Photographer: Shiying Lu
HUMANS OF BLOOMINGTON
So it does come down to appearance,” Clardy said. When he steps out from the darkness off-stage and into the spotlight, bold colors and Dexter Clardy, IU graduate, Soul Revue veteran, and lead singer of patterns demand the eye’s focus. It Bloomington based Huckleberry Funk, is only after he starts singing that oozes in individuality and a swagger of the music demands the ear’s attention. his own. With a style self-described as “daringly weird,” he is unafraid to take risks and go against the status quo For Dexter, it is important to match with his wardrobe, both on-and-off the your clothes to the music you are playing onstage. “I want to bring stage. the aesthetic of whatever our show is going to be. If we’re going more suave, I want to come out on stage “I like to be different,” Clardy stated rather matter-of-factly. “I don’t like to looking real suave. I want people to go to H&M, buy a shirt, and go into a be like ‘Oh my god, he’s bringing the sex tonight and he ain’t even said party and five other guys are wearing the same shirt as me. I hate that,” he said. Layering a shirt with jackets and sweaters or even ripping up a shirt are both ways Clardy keeps from dressing the same as everybody else. STAGE LIGHTS AND STREETLIGHTS
“I didn’t really let anyone know I could sing until I got into highschool,” Clardy said as he remembered his time in high school show choir. After coming to IU, he joined Soul Revue and learned an important lesson about dressing for the stage. “Before anyone hears a note out of your mouth, they see you first.
nothing! I want people to know what’s happening. If we got a banger, I’m coming out with some blue jeans and some pins on,” Clardy said. In this way Clardy bring music and fashion together to influence the way people feel. Stagewear and everyday wear don’t have to be like comparing apples to oranges. “It’s really the same approach,” according to Clardy. “Some may interpret it as flashy, but honestly I just like being fly. I feel like my day is better when I look good,” Clardy declared. Sometimes performing in clothes designed by Bloomington-based Native Language
Clothing, Clardy is unafraid to experiment with unconventional colors, patterns, and materials. Almost anything is fair game to be included in Clardy’s closet including turtleneck sweaters, beaded bracelets, soccer jerseys and floral button-downs. At the core, Dexter considers comparing his stagewear and everyday wear to be more like comparing Fuji apples to Gala apples. For more of Dexter’s style on-andoff the stage, follow his instagram @bowtie_clardy and visit huckleberryfunk.com. Abe Plaut
DREAMS & NIGHTMARES
I DREAMT MORE OF A FEELING THAN AN EVENT, AWOKE WITH VISIONS OF THORN-PRICKED FINGERS AND FOGGY MIRRORS-- TOO VIVID TO NOT HAVE BEEN REAL.
MO: Karen Koak, Kelsey Rike, Erin Huston, Anna Gebhardt , Sariah Borom, Sydney Spillers. Fashion Stylist: Darius Rush-Williams, Mackie Schroeter. Hair and Makeup Stylist: Rebecca White. Set Design: Jada Lucas. Models: Varsha Anand, Sabra Binder, Hannah Thompson. Photographer: Rena Johnson
Releasing its fourth issue for Winter/Spring 2019, SEASON Magazine.