TREND fall 2011
GORDANA PROJECT RUNWAY
COVER GIRL SARAH SYPRIS
EDITORS DEAR READERS, We’ll admit it—we love coming back to a new start, new year, and new beginnings! Our expectations are high, and our adrenaline is pumped for what we have ahead of us. Summer has come to an end, but all of our ideas and plans we labeled “Save for Fall” are finally materializing, especially all those irresistible trends! (Didn’t think the red pants would appear much on campus, did you? Think again!) For this issue, we were grateful and honored to have worked with such notable up-and-comers in the fashion industry, such as Gordana Gelhausen from Project Runway 6, Drybar’s founder Alli Webb, and the models that in fact may look like a familiar classmate. At Trend, we have not only traveled up and down Southern California to meet new creative fashionistas, but we have also kept our Twitter and Facebook updated to bring you along our adventures! And while all you fabulous ladies and gentlemen have pulled together your Fall 2011 wardrobe, we have renovated a new look for ourselves, as well! You can now find us on our new website at www.trenducsd.com! Speaking of new looks, check out our Editors’ fall fashion and beauty picks, and share yours with us via Twitter (@trenducsd), Facebook, or email@example.com! YOURS TRULY,
STEPHANIE TSAO editor-in-chief
TIFFANY MO creative director
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FEATURED gordana gehlhausen
04 cover girl: sarah sypris
editorial: into the wild beauty culture tim burton
STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF STEPHANIE TSAO WRITERS LAVANYA KUMAR sarah chung monica chang kathryn cullen erin fukushima whisper menil chrystal zou DESIGN shine fu alex song kimberly ngo GRAPHICS DOROTHY LEE grace liu julia layton
CREATIVE DIRECTOR TIFFANY MO EVENTS ALEX RHODES gayaneh davoodian carrie macfarland connie xiao chloe xu PUBLIC RELATIONS CHRISTINE CHANG estella park diana youn tara vanooteghem sonali mehta ADVERTISING tiffany chin WEBMASTER DOROTHY LEE
STYLISTS SHARON KIM COPY EDITORS glenne christiaansen sophie lee michele nguyen leore benchorin carrie seely SPECIAL THANKS TO: MARTIN BRYANT michele shen
VERSATILITY: 2 e e dat coffe to a
se ighri BDG H .00 r $58 Graze
HOW TO WEAR YOUR RED PANTS
(4) Black top - Gossip Boutique $20, Charlotte Russe Royal Blue Pumps$15.00, bracelets- both Editor’s own; clutch Aldo $20
on a da te
(2) Forever 21 Blouse$24.80, Charlotte Russe Booties$15.00; vintage shoulder bag; flower ring forever 21,$3
(1) Charlotte Russe combat boots$25.00, Urban Outfitters Kimchi & Blue Messenger bag- $58.00, Marc By Marc Jacobs watch - $175.00, Vintage Ring, Necklace-Model’s own
out with the girls (3) Charlotte Russe Pink Blouse- $19.00, Charlotte Russe Nude Pumps- $15.00, Forever 21 Purse - $19.80, Forever 21 gold bracelet$5.80 PHOTOS: ERIKA JOHNSON HAIR & MAKEUP: DONNA VAZQUEZ STYLING: SHARON KIM, GRACE LIU, CONNIE XIAO, ESTELLA PARK
EDITORS’ PICKS TIFFANY’S FALL FASHION FAVORITES RETRO SUNGLASSES House of Harlow 1960
LEATHER SHORTS Topshop
WEDGE BOOTIES Trouvé; Nordstrom LEOPARD ACCESSORIES ASOS
BADASS CUFFS Madewell (top), GALA Curios (bottom)
TRIBAL ACCESSORIES House of Harlow 1960
ROSE GOLD Michael Kors
GLITTER HEELS Miu Miu
SILK CHIFFON BLOUSES Madewell FAUX FUR Calypso
STEPHANIE’S BEAUTY MUST-HAVES EVERYDAY NEUTRAL LIP Bare Escentuals Bellini DEEP FALL SHADOWS Clinique Black Honey SEXY LOOSE WAVES Bedhead Foxy Curls
FEMININE PINK LIP Dior Addict
METALLIC NAILS Chanel (left), Dior (right)
VOLUMIZING MASCARA Lancome Doll Lashes
JEWEL-TONED EYELINER Urban Decay Bright Shades ERASE PASTE Benefit
SKIN PERFECTOR Lancome Visionaire
FRUIT FACIAL POLISH Origins Fruit Exfoliator TINTED EYESHADOW PRIMER Urban Decay
“Recognize your true talents, trust them, and use them.”
A N A D R O G LHAUSEN H E G A Few of Gordana’s designs on the show.
photo: zimbio.com jacksonville.skirt.com ifetimewow.blogspot.com
NWAY U R 6 T C PROJE SEASON
to use her own creative and innovative skills in order to practice her interests in fashion. “While the other children played in the mud, I was always knitting or finding ways to create something,” she said. Unfortunately, her family wasn’t supportive of her talents, so when Gordana turned 18, she left home and studied in Germany, eventually obtaining a linguistics degree.
Gordana’s apprehension on the show arose from the
fact that she lacked experience when compared to the other contestants. “While everyone else brought their tools into the work room, all I had were some scissors, a measuring tape, and a pen,” she said. However, Gordana’s “primitive” instruments did not inhibit her talent, as she steadily worked her way to the final four. Although the pressure and critiques on the show were high, Gordana exclaimed that her favorite part was witnessing her creations walk down the runway on real models while receiving advice from renowned figures in the fashion industry such as Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. From her experience, Gordana not only learned about fashion, but also discovered a lot about herself. “My confidence has increased immensely since the show,” she says, “and I learned that I am a determined individual with a strong backbone.”
Nervous and jittery as I approached the street corner,
Soon to witness her works on the front covers of
I steadied my pace and came to a standstill before the
several magazines as well as on the red carpet, Gordana’s
quaint brick building located at the corner of Market
recognition on Project Runway opened several doors for
Street. As the epicenter of the honking horns, bustling
her in the fashion industry. With so little at the start of
shoppers, and heavy traffic, the bold plastic letters of
her career, Gordana says she is extremely thankful for
‘GOGA’ loomed overhead and practically branded the
the opportunities she has been given and the hard work
store which was showered with window stickers blaring
she has put in, in order to achieve her position today.
the words “Project Runway Season 6”. I hurriedly
But how has she really changed since her involvement
straightened my meticulously pre-planned outfit; if I
in the fashion world? “If anything, I have gained so
was going to be interviewing high-end fashion designer
much confidence through my experiences,” she says, “I
and Project Runway contestant Gordana Gehlhausen, I
have learned to trust myself and use my gift to help me.
had to dress to impress. Expecting to encounter a tall
Fashion gave me a sense of who I am, and I learned that
woman with platinum blonde hair complimented by
that it is a part of me.” I also asked Gordana what advice
classic Gucci heels, I was surprised to meet the designer
she would give to any young, upcoming designers whose
who was dressed in a loose but stylish cotton tunic and
situations she could relate to. She advises: “Make sure
comfortable Chanel sandals. I was soon relaxed by her
you put your clothes in other design shops and just get
down-to-earth image and hurriedly grabbed my writing
out there. Always design for yourself and search inside
materials while making mental notes of the design
yourself for inspiration. And finally, make sure you work
schools and famous names
with your gift to your best ability. Even if you don’t have
any background in fashion, recognize your true talents,
Gordana Gehlhausen was born in a small Bosnian
village in former Yugoslavia to a small agricultural family. With parents who spent most of their time tending to the family-owned farmland, she was forced
PHOTOS FROM GOGA
trust them, and use them.”
BY: LAVANYA KUMAR PHOTOS: COLE ANETSBERGER
Trend gets a close look at the origin of GOGA’s masterpieces: Gordana’s personal studio. A true fashion guru, Gordana displays her expertise by whipping up a chic vest for us in less than 10 minutes! Here’s how she did it:
1 in 32 in STEP 1:
Start off with a 64 in x 32 in rectangle piece of fabric and fold it in half so that it forms a 32 in x 32 in square.
Mark the fabric 4 in from the left side and cut out an oval hole approximately 9 in x 1 in.
Round the corner of the square.
Cut a 19 in x 64 in piece and fold in half as well. Round the corner of this rectangle too.
Join the two pieces (A + B) together.
STEP 6: Enjoy your new vest!
REEDOM AND FASHION $90 won’t get you much in the fashion world: a C&C tank top, a pair of Jessica Simpson heels, a Coach wristlet, a human being…a human being? That’s right; for a mere 90 bucks, a human being can be your personal dressmaking slave. You may be thinking, “Oh, not in the U.S. That stuff only happens in the back alleys of thirdworld countries.” Unfortunately, this terrible truth is widespread throughout our great nation. In fact, according to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, about 17,500 people are imported into the U.S. as modern-day slaves and about 12-27 million people are forced into labor and exploited at any given time around the world. These clear violations of human rights are outrageous, but thankfully, organizations like Freedom and Fashion are working hard to raise awareness of the wrongs done to men, women and children all over the world. Freedom and Fashion is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 by Bonnie Kim. The fashion-oriented group promotes art and fashion companies that have taken action in helping at-risk individuals by educating the public about sex trafficking, slavery, child labor, and other human rights violations. Especially in the fashion industry, many businesses have used horrific methods in order to mass-produce
chain-store clothing with minimal cost. Countless children, workers, and small business owners have been exploited in the name of fashion. These blows to creativity and the horror of human injustice inspired Kim to create an organization based on freedom through fashion. UCSD graduate and FnF Press/PR manager Clara Hutzler believes that fashion is a significant, creative means of fighting human trafficking because it is relevant to every race, age group, and gender. “What you wear can make a significant impact on someone’s life,” says Hutzler. [Fashion] allows me to help the people that I want to help by being on the frontlines of an issue that I’m passionate about.” Every fall, Freedom and Fashion’s annual magazine and fashion show flaunt the trendiest, most eco-friendly and socially responsible designers that are on the market. Last year, the FnF fashion show in Irvine raised about $25,000 and featured partner organizations such as Falling Whistles, Hello Rewind, and Kristinit. The clothing and accessories featured on the runway were also for sale at the trade show, with the majority of the proceeds going towards ending human trafficking once and for all. This year, FnF hopes to raise even more money for the fight against modern-day slavery with the support and love of their partners, sponsors, and, of course, you.
“What you wear can make a significant impact on someone’s life”
BY: ERIN FUKUSHIMA PHOTOS BY: HANNAH GHIM
SARAH SYPRIS TREND TALKS ART, STYLE, AND TRAVEL WITH OUR COVER GIRL It is hard to imagine a woman who could possess the charm and philanthropic nature of Audrey Hepburn while simultaneously embodying the sensuousness and worldliness of Sophia Loren. Though Sarah Sypris might vehemently reject any comparison, I cannot help but notice undeniable similarities. By the age of 23, Sarah has learned to speak Arabic, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Persian, Russian, and Swahili (all to varying degrees of fluency), travelled extensively across the globe as a medical volunteer, and worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. While many hold the opinion that fashion is something that can be imitated and learned by following all the latest trends in fashion magazines, Sarah holds a philosophy that is refreshingly contrary. She allows the women she admires, her love of art, and the countries she has visited to influence her style aesthetic in a manner that is genuine and inspiring.
by: kathryn cullen
THIS PAGE– TOP: NORDSTROM SHOES: STEVE MADDEN LACE SHORTS: KAITLYN, $28 RING: NORDSTROM, $14 NEXT PAGE– DRESS: BEBE SHIRT: AMERICAN APPAREL, $58 SHOES: STEVE MADDEN, $145
PHOTOS: ERIKA JOHNSON HAIR: IREAN ZHANG MAKEUP: DONNA VAZQUEZ, GOLNAZ SOLATI STYLING: SHARON KIM, GLENNE CHRISTIAANSEN
ONE-ON-ONE WITH SARAH SYPRIS Were you always interested in fashion? What was your first style memory? My activities in relation to fashion increased proportionally with my involvement in Italian culture. However, the core of my “style memory” is embedded in my family. My mother and grandmother, both Lebanese, are honestly beyond compare in their grace, class, beauty, and sensuality. As per their example, I fully embrace and pride myself on the concept that being a woman is a terrifically sexy and powerful entity. While unable to pinpoint a specific memory, I can identify a running stream of their incredible respective presences woven throughout my childhood. They are so beautiful, it is somehow simultaneously awe-inspiring, stunning, and terrifying.
What is the most prized possession in your wardrobe? As potentially contentious and arrogant as I may sound as a result, I would have to classify my jewelry from my trips abroad to be my most prized possessions. I have been fortunate enough to engage in a number of peace and progress activities abroad and like to bring back a piece of jewelry when I do, in line with international laws, cultural sensitivity, and common sense. My most recent trip to Morocco, which completely stole my heart and set my imagination a frenzy, has afforded me (or rather, I afforded myself. Ha) with the beautiful green-stoned necklace that was featured within a selection of the photographs taken for this article. Some of my other favorite pieces include a bangle from Central Africa, earrings from Southeast Asia, and an anklet from South America.
Do you believe that fashion holds the same significance for women across the globe? Not necessarily; as with parallel items, there exist cultural, socio-economic, familial, ideological, and political constraints that create the lenses through which we create our world-view (both internal and external). I do emphasize, however, that fashion is an expression of individuality and beauty, in direct accordance and proportionality with the architect’s vision and desires. For example, my Sophia Loren is analogous another’s Benazir Bhutto and consequently the inverse also holds applicable.
As a medical volunteer, where have you travelled? I have traveled to wonderful countries all over the place. I am very privileged in this regard and aspire to continue on this trajectory as a volunteer physician. I take great joy and gain strong fulfillment from helping others and I can think of no better way to personally accomplish this than serving humanity as a doctor. I hold dear the proposal that we must constantly strive to be positive and effective global citizens with as ideal and far-reaching temperaments as we are capable. Yet, as the yang of this, proceed to execute these respective aims in as practical, knowledgeable, and responsible a pattern as possible. By means of respecting this complementary dichotomy, we are able to create real change.
How have these travels influenced your aspirations in the medical/teaching field? In sum, travel is causal in nature as opposed to effectual upon my ambitions in the medical field. For example, this summer, in addition to participating in a peace project in a remote region of Africa, I shall concurrently be conducting research on Female Genital Mutilation. I am honored and excited that these communities have been so generous as to agree to allow me into their private lives and practices and will strive to conduct myself in an entirely respectful, genuinely curious, and sincerely caring manner with a foundation rooted in our shared humanity and love.
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QUICK TAKES u Sarah was classified as exceptionally intelligent at the age of two and half.
u She has participated in Soo bahk Doo and Jiu Jitsu, and also plays the flute and the Qin.
u Her favorite artists are Robert Irwin, Tara Donovan, Erwin Redl, Robert Venturi (his architecture), Buonarroti, and Picasso.
DIY: HOMEMADE FACIALS
BY: SARAH CHUNG
Many of us shy away from salons, whether it be to avoid the long waits, the discovery of a new allergy, or to simply save your poor wallet from being drained of its life! With expert advice from Caroline Thompson of Lance Armstrongâ€™s Live Strong campaign to promote healthy living, and Kate Somerville, a famous name for over 18 years in the medi-spa industry, who has worked with celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Sandra Oh, Kate Hudson and Demi Moore, here are simple facials you can make right in your kitchen!
YOGURT FACE SCRUB
B6 Vitamin yeast rich yogurt will stimulate blood flow and give your skin that nice glow. Honey will hydrate your skin and, because itâ€™s antimicrobial, will remove bacteria from your face and help prevent future breakouts. The flax seed will help exfoliate the skin.
of organic plain yogurt Ingredients: 21 tablespoons tablespoon of ground flax seeds
1 Mix all the
ingredients together into one bowl.
1 dollop of honey 1 medium sized bowl
12 Once the ingredients have been well-blended, apply all over to your freshly washed face.
Leave the scrub on your face for about 2 minutes.
Wash off the application from your face with warm water.
13 Gently scrub your face in circular motions for about 30 seconds to exfoliate your skin.
GREEN TEA REMEDY
FOR DARK CIRCLES AND PUFFY EYES
Antioxidants and tannins in green tea help reduce puffiness by reducing the water buildup around the eyes and help with blood flow. Caffeine from the green tea will tighten the blood vessels around the eyes, decreasing swelling and treating dark circles. 12 Take the tea bags out and let them cool.
2 tea bags of green tea
1 Steep the tea bags in hot water for 3 min.
15 BONUS: Steeped tea can also be drunk for relaxation and pure bliss!
Lie down with your head on a leveled pillow to increase blood flow, and place the tea bags on your eyes (be careful not to get the tea into your eyes!)
Let it sit for 10 minutes, then remove the tea bags.
PHOTOS BY: NICOLE KRAVITZ
INTO THE WILD PHOTOS: COLE ANETSBERGER MODELS: KRISTINA WINDER, BETH HEITKEMPER HAIR: TIANA GASCON MAKEUP: PETRA GARZA STYLING: SHARON KIM, GRACE LIU, CONNIE XIAO, ESTELLA PARK
KRISTINA– JACKET: CHARLOTTE RUSSE, $30 DRESS: YESSTYLE, $72
KRISTINA– BLOUSE: YESSTYLE, $26 LEATHER PANTS: YESSTYLE, $58 BETH– TOP: URBAN OUTFITTERS, $58
KRISTINA– MIDI DRESS: YESSTYLE, $68 NECKLACE: NORDSTROM, $18 BETH– DRESS: YESSTYLE, $68
LEFT– CORSET: CHARLOTTE RUSSE, $25 MAXI SKIRT: YESSTYLE, $55 RIGHT– MAXI SKIRT: YESSTYLE, $55 TOP: CHARLOTTE RUSSE, $13 LEATHER JACKET: YESSTYLE, $148
LEFT– LACE DRESS: BANANA REPUBLIC, $110 RIGHT– LACE BRA: STYLIST’S OWN, $14 LEATHER JACKET: GUESS, $108 SKIRT: YESSTYLE, $98
A LOOK INTO THE ANNENBERG’S NEW EXHIBIT ON THE MEANING OF BEAUTY
t the turn of the 21st century, it began to seem as though there would be no reprieve from the Botox parties, sexualized Pageant
princesses, and emaciated runway models that have seamlessly infiltrated Western culture over the past few decades. Emerging was a cult of beauty and fashion that was reaching dangerous new heights. It was at this zenith that there occurred a media backlash: news stories regarding the toxicity of plastic surgery, Dove’s “Self Esteem Movement,” and supermodels dying of eating disorders. A question that inevitably springs to mind is the matter of who is shaping and controlling the “cookie-cutter” ideal of beauty and to what end. A likely influence must be from fashion photographers themselves, which The Annenberg Institute of Photography’s exhibit “Beauty Culture” critically examines. It seems oddly fitting that Los Angeles, which appears at the
NORMAN JEAN ROY
heart of these industries, should house an exhibit that takes such a critical look at how the medium of photography has shaped and developed society’s perception of what is beautiful and the impact these images have had on ordinary women. Particularly in recent years, the extensive use of Photoshop has made the attainment of the modern ideal impossible. The presentation of hyper-perfected ideals such as supermodel Gisele Bündchen has caused a huge discrepancy between women’s self-perception and the perception of what they are meant to look like. This discrepancy fuels the MELVIN SOKOLOSKY
multi-billion dollar beauty and fashion industries as women look increasingly to cosmetics, plastic surgery, and clothing to get one step closer to the unattainable. “Beauty Culture” is arranged into various galleries that begins by introducing visitors to “The Supermodel” and ends with “Reaction and Revolution.” These galleries encourage social discussion regarding issues such as weight, age, race, sexuality, and gender with images that bombard visitors with both celebrated and critiqued female forms. Including subjects such as Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, and Kate Moss, I assumed I would feel accustomed, or immune, to these iconographic representations of beauty. However, upon viewing hundreds of photographs amassed together and blown up to larger-than-life proportions, the effect is downright disconcerting. Considered lithe goddesses by some, freaks of nature by others-- it appears that only the right combination of starvation, liposuction, and self-loathing leads to the level of “perfection” that has now become standard in the world of fashion. It is important to critically examine what goes into the making of these hyper-perfected images and why they are created. “Voice of the Photographer,” features short documentary-style interviews with some of the most influential photographers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Albert Watson, Lauren Greenfield, Melvin Sokolsky, and Tyen. It is apparent that these are the men whose tastes have directed the course of editorial photography to what it is today. One of the world’s most successful fashion and commercial
‘Hey I am different. You are a man, I am a woman.’ That is beauty.” -TYEN
photographers-- Watson admits, “I find women attractive, that women’s bodies are beautiful. I find women interesting as objects, like orchids.” Japanese photographer Tyen, who has worked extensively with the House of Dior, Vogue, and L’Uomo Vogue, exoticizes the women he photographs. His personal views regarding beauty claim, “You wear lipstick, eye shadow and foundation to say ‘Hey I am different. You are a man, I am a woman.’ That is beauty.” Juxtaposed among these interviews is a dialogue with Greenfield, the woman responsible for directing the documentary showcased at the exhibit. As an author/filmmaker/photographer, Greenfield has conducted extensive research into youth culture, body image, and the effects of consumerism. In her short documentary for “Beauty Culture,” Greenfield delves into the way girls, “in as innocent a game as dress up – are mimicking images or icons they are getting from the larger culture. We learn as women to kind of look for our value
on the scale and in the mirror.” The documentary features extensive footage of personas from popular culture-- ranging from Jamie Lee Curtis to the Ford modeling agency-- who recall the impact these industries have had on their perceptions of themselves. While the opening of the exhibit was a starlet-studded event, the constituents of the gallery audience were rather surprising. Walking among the bustling crowd in the gallery, I see a wide variety of languages and a wide variety of individuals of both sexes and varying age groups. It is clear that teenage girls are not the only people vulnerable to the harmful images portrayed in popular media. In reality, the results span across the globe and affect men and women from infancy to old age. “Beauty Culture” is so pivotal to people today; it takes a much-needed second glance at the iconography of beauty that is imprinted upon us as inevitable and unalterable. While “Beauty Culture” does not present a solution, it successfully opens up a dialogue that is long overdue.
BY: KATHRYN CULLEN
FANTASTICAL WORLDS OF
TIM BURTON TREND TAKES A PEEK AT THE BEAUTIFULLY FRIGHTENING AT THE LA COUNTY MUSEUM OF ARTS
rom the haunting celebration in
made as a youth still continue to be
Halloween Town to the life of
reflected through his later art works.
misunderstood Edward and his grimly
The beginning of the exhibit was
razor-sharp scissor hands, Tim Burton
lined with drawings Burton made in his
brings us the dark bit of art that we
sketchbook and random sheets of Sunday
feared but loved growing
papers as a teen. Scrawled and scribbled all
up. After displaying his
over these sheets of clippings were direct
translations of our everyday American
metaphors. It was both hilarious and
Museum of Modern
disturbing to see such morbid illustrations
of phrases such as “Cat got your tongue”
or “Resting my eyes” with a graphic
image of eyeballs lounging around on
beach chairs, enjoying some happy hour
TIFF Bell Lightbox,
exhibit, you were able to see his creativity
Tim Burton brings
really expand through his experimental
projects with “stop-motion” animation,
Worlds of Tim Burton
which he obviously mastered through his
close to home in the Los
most famous film, “The Nightmare Before
Angeles County Museum
Christmas.“ This was actually one of the
of Arts this season from May 29 to October 31, 2011. From the first step into the gaping
many productions and short films that were featured in the exhibit. My favorite, being his short
mouth of the evil clown, you are
film of the tale of “Hansel
immediately walking into the mind of
and Gretel” featuring with
Tim Burton. The exhibit was organized in
an Asian cast armed with
a way that allows visitors to observe the
knumbchucks and ninja
progression of his art like a timeline of his
stars. While this story
life. It really was amazing to see the details
definitely made me never,
in the short films, stories and doodles he
EVER want to go near a
Tim Burton brings us the dark bit of art that we feared but loved in his exhibit, The Fantastical Worlds of Tim Burton at the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts this season from May 29 to October 31, 2011.
gingerbread house again in my life as
exhibit is about to mark the grand
a kid, this short film with the victims
finale of Burton’s exhibit. The exhibit
coming back with a sweet revenge
displayed a wide range of props used
definitely added a hilarious twist to
in his many films such as Cat Woman’s
spanking leather suit from Batman, typically
Edward’s gloved scissor hands from
boasts itself with raves from critics,
Edward Scissorhands, a model of
Sarah Jessica Parker’s head Mars
criticisms he’s received throughout
Attacks!, the model of the serpent
his aspiring career from publishers
used in the “stop-motion” animation
and producers throughout the exhibit.
of Beetlejuice, and the different heads
Not many people know, but aside from
of emotions used for Jack Skeleton
“The Nightmare Before Christmas”,
in The Nightmare Before Christmas.
he helped draw animations for Disney
And to my pleasant surprise, I was
films such as The Fox and the Hound
surprised to see that Burton was the
and Tron. But it became obvious that
creative mind behind music videos
both Burton and the company’s ideas
such as “Bones” by the Killers, where a
clashed (macabre wasn’t really a part of
cinematic scene was cast with moving
Disney‘s agenda…). Ironically, he also
skeletons took over the video.
attempted to publish a few children’s
stories. This glass case of rejections
childhood imaginations to adulthood
screamed, “Bite me!”, because their
made him stand out. I found
criticisms of Burton’s “unoriginality”
his artwork to be cynically,
was now the butt of the joke in the
sarcastically and sometimes,
multi-million dollar exhibit it was
obnoxiously, hilarious and
now sitting in.
amusing. Whether some of
Down to the very last room of the
these films or animations may
exhibit, the decorations became more
have brought us nightmares or
vibrant to almost reflect the growing
the dark roles of Burton’s frequent
height of his career. It is when you
actor, Johnny Depp, has swooned
begin to feel the sudden spike of chills
us, it cannot be denied that Burton’s
and fear walking through the dark
art has played a major role in pop
room lit by black lights and a ghoulish
carnival of the dead, that you begin to feel that the final room of Burton’s
BY: SARAH CHUNG ALL PHOTOS ©TIM BURTON
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Do It Yourself:
One Mai Tai Coming Right Up!
BY: STEPHANIE TSAO
1. Comb out the hair and start in the front of the hair as you clip the rest back 4. Section up the hair as much as you can as you smooth out the curls starting from the bottom to the top. (Tip: single out the really curly sections and don’t rush the bigger sections)
2. Spray down the bangs (and the perimeter section of hair for complex hairlines) with water for restyling
3. Blow dry the bangs while using a curling brush (Tip: Bionic brush recommended because the metal absorbs heat) and blow out and away from the face while working one-inch sections vertically to get “spring-like” curls. (Tip: Use a curling iron on hair sections where curls are not as defined by the brush) 5. Hairspray and Voila!
DIY PHOTOS BY: COLE ANETSBERGER
BY: MONICA CHANG PHOTOS COURTESY OF: YESSTYLE
Asian culture and fashion has often been overlooked, but
This has brought more attention to traditional Asian fashion
has recently been rediscovered. Largely due to globalization,
which has helped it become accepted in the Western range
Asian fashion has started to become quite the rising trend to
of fashion. Asian - American designers like Vera Wang and
follow and is possibly becoming a movement that is bound
Doo Ri Chung have been designing to appeal to the Western
to stay. Additionally, Asian designers and Asian models, have
culture as well but still don’t overlook their Asian roots. In
been gaining popularity. Their world of fashion has been
Vera Wang’s Spring 2011 Bridal Collection, she added her own
integrating themselves into the Western realm by showcasing
twist to the kimono design while still respecting its traditional
its culture as a unique kind of approach to fashion whether it
features. Additionally, Asian faces have started to become the
is through street style, the culture itself, or even in looks.
“season’s latest finds” as designers are rushing to use Asian
Influences of traditional Asian culture have been visible in
models on the runway.
Western designers’ collections; the color red, kimono accents
in designs, accentuated shoulders; In its Spring/Summer 2011
desired for their distinct looks from the typical European
collection, Louis Vuitton uses bold shades of crimson and royal
models that are always walking the runways.
blue for a dramatic contrast in order to resemble Chinoiserie.
Models like Hyo Ni Kang and Liu Wen are celebrated and
As for Asian street style, fashion is bold and creative as
it is heavily influenced by its own pop culture with a hint of Western influence. This all ties into globalizing Asian street fashion to other parts of the world through websites such as Yesstyle.com. Yesstyle has an amalgamation of designers from Asia such as Catworld from Taiwan which focuses on the youthful and girly side of fashion and Catherine Marie from South Korea which focuses on sophisticated plus-size fashion. Yesstyle represents Asian fashion, through a broad range of styles. Yesstyle, Asian designers, and models that are currently making their way through the fashion industry reflect the globalization of Asian culture and are increasing in popularity within the Western realms. It’s a new way of fashion that has inspired many, and with Asian fashion’s growing fan base, it’s becoming easier to access and relish in this phenomenon.
Beth Heitkemper is no ordinary student; at the age of 21, she faces
and devotedly caring for her mother, who was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease when Beth was very young. Even with everything
present a jovial and cordial attitude for
frayed dolman top layered over a light green bandeau, light pink
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I don’t find it all that difficult to stay balanced except when I have to pass up a shoot because I have class or homework. It doesn’t happen too often, though, and usually they’re pretty flexible if they want to work with me.
Q: How does modeling fit in your everyday life?
A. LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
I learned that there are so many different types of beauty that can succeed in modeling and you don’t have to be perfect to take a good picture! What I really like about it is transforming into someone who’s really comfortable in front of the camera and making photographers and clients happy.
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
I’d call my personal style bohemianrockstar. I love standing out, even if it means risking a fashion disaster. My fashion icons are Kristin Reiter and Valerie Killeen from Bleach Black, Rumi Neely from FashionToast, Ivania Carpio from Love-Aesthetics, and David Bowie and other Hall of Famers.
Q: Love it! Now let’s talk a little more about your mom; it’s an incredibly moving and inspiring story! When was she diagnosed?
with your mom and with modeling AND being a student have affected your outlook on life? I would say I’ve become a realist, but I’m still optimistic towards the future. My experiences with my mom’s health, my modeling, and being a student have been difficult at times but I’ve learned that giving up can’t
I believe it was 1998. When my sister was about to be born, my mom had an Ultrasound which is where they found out she had Polycystic Kidney Disease. It was in 2001 that she had the surgery to remove her kidneys get you anywhere and the very least and started dialysis treatment. you can do is try!
Q: How do you balance your modeling career with being a full-time student?
KATE FRASER PHOTOGRAPHY
“...I’ve become a realist, but I’m still optimistic towards the future.”
Q: And how did that impact your Q: Do you have any advice for life at the time? anyone who’s going through Well, as the oldest child, taking care or has gone through a similar of my siblings and helping my mom experience?
was just something I had to do. I I would definitely say open up to needed to step up and be the strong people. Talking about problems really one. After that, it just became a part helped me a lot. Sometimes things of life and part of who I am. just build up and you just need to Q: That sounds amazing! How let them out and it feels really good do you think your experiences when you do!
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Published on Oct 21, 2011