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THE BARQUE

ALL PHOTOS BY SAM LEGGETT

OCTOBER 14, 2011

Transformers figure: An intricately detailed pencil drawing of Bumblebee.

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STUDENT JORDAN

ARTWORK MAHONEY SAM LEGGETT Research Director

J Spongebob cartoons: Drawn by Mahoney in 6th grade.

Halo’s Master Chief: Mahoney submitted this piece to the 2011 “Reflection” contest.

Celebrity portraits: Mahoney’s drawings of John Lennon (left) and Johhny Depp as Jack Sparrow (right).

ordan Mahoney has polished and refined his abilities in both sketching and charcoal since first being acknowledged in second grade. His inspiration stems from a wide variety of categories, which consist of things that he believes others would like to see: celebrities (his favorite work is a portrait of Johnny Depp), movie characters and recently, a reflection off a Master Chief (from the Halo series) helmet done entirely without a picture. Mahoney only uses a mechanical pencil when constructing these creations. Currently, he is designing a notebook consisting of in-depth, labeled illustrations of the human anatomy, and hopes soon to be able to flesh out a Transformer from head-to-toe. These projects are simply stepping-stones for an artist with such inherent gift. His eyes are set down the road, on a future in the field of reconstructive plastic surgery, one that is widely regarded for it’s emotional strain and heavy use of a steady hand. “I want to make people beautiful again,” Mahoney said.

Target’s new Missoni clothing line

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the works: Target was not prepared for how much the demand exceeded supply. According to Target Pressroom, the collection “was met by unprecedented demand, both in… stores and online at Target.com.” The day the collection launched, stores all over the country sold out and a spike in web-traffic crashed their website. Missoni called the collaboration an “unexpected success” after their spring 2012 runway show in Milan. For all the hype that surrounded this collaboration, knowledge of it at Bellevue is not immediately evident. “I didn’t realize how big of a deal it was until I saw it on Ellen,” said senior Lauren Celmer.

A bag, maxi dress and scarf (clockwise) from the 2011 Missoni for Target Collection.

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One does not typically associate megamart Target with high fashion. However, the Minnesotabased company partnered with Missoni, an Italian fashion house, to bring a 400-piece collection to the masses. This collaboration included clothing, home goods, furniture, luggage and a bike – all of which were chalk-full of Missoni’s iconic bright colors, knitwear and chevron prints. “We worked closely with Missoni to create a collection that brings the allure of their iconic Italian brand to our guests at remarkable prices,” Kathee Tesija, Target’s Executive Vice President of Merchandising, said. Originally slated to run from Sept. 13 to Oct. 22, the immense success of this line has put a spanner in

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