By: Gerri Ferreyra
Thinking back to the beginning, and looking at how far I have come is overwhelming. It reminds me of how no dream is too big and no hobby is too silly.
My Youtube channel was created in 2014, and I’ve been making videos inconsistently until about six months ago. My channel was my outlet; it was extremely personal and nothing that I wanted to share. I was bullied when I was younger for many different things, but the infamous phrase I heard the most was “anorexic.” I was force fed pudding at lunch and thrown around just so they could prove how petite I was. After I moved schools I discovered how amazing high school was. I wanted to create videos to share my experiences and assist people who were going through similar hardships. Although my previous experiences left me insecure about myself, I found that I could still express myself through fashion.
My love for fashion grew quickly and inevitably while the content I was creating changed. To me, fashion is not about wearing the most expensive brands, but about being comfortable with who you are. I wanted to express sense of comfortability to those who found or still find it difficult to be themselves because they were told what they should wear. I’ve learned that once you are confident in yourself that no one can bring you down. As my own confidence grew, my channel followed. I started getting sponsorships from brands such as Smile Brilliant, Scentbird, BodyBlendz and more. A company called Fandemic gave me the opportunity of a lifetime, to create my own beauty line which I happily accepted. The campaign was a success and the box was named after my beloved pup who passed away a month prior, KillerBeauty. People love feeling passion, so as long as you genuinely believe in what you are practicing someone will listen. YouTubers commonly make the mistake, where they have high expectations for views and profits soon after their first videos. People can see through these falsities. Always remember, people invest in the “why” because if you truly believe in what you are doing, they will too.
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By: Julia A. Morales
Noel Veloz is a 24-year-old entrepreneur, and the owner and creator of Hemincuff, a leather goods brand. A boy bred in the Bronx by Dominican immigrants, Noel was surrounded by creation, as his father sewed at home, and dabbled in leather goods himself. “The quality is always in the hem and cuff,” Noel’s father used to say. It was this saying, that also led to the creation of the brand, Hemincuff with partner Vadim Chinderjinschi. Continue reading “Hemincuff | The Next Big Brand”
by: Manfred Joa
She’s a Theatre & Performance major. Back then, most people knew her as the beautiful girl whose outfits were always on point. Little did anyone know that, by senior year, she would be on the road to stardom with the release of her first EP, “Soul Searching.”
Continue reading “Soul Searching | Dianna Lopez”
By: Natalie Rodriguez
Growing up I was taught
That the hair on my head,
The one I was born with,
The pattern designed to fit my scalp
Was Not “OK”
Too many “Kinks,”
Too tight of a Curl,
Too much “Work.” Continue reading “Kinky Hair | A Poem”
By: Jared Wyatt
As summer comes to a halt, and red carpet season slowly begins, here comes the time for designers to showcase their latest collections for the Spring. Designers in New York are just now getting used to the fall weather, but are already preparing for the warmer weather ahead in 2017 during this election season. The same political context can be found in London, as designers came to terms with Brexit, with collections full of novelty prints, denim, and more. In Milan, the usual spectacle of distinctive Italian fashion, collections full of sportswear, disco ready sequins, and military jackets walks the runways, while pops of fuschsia, tulle, and mini handbags make their way through the streets at Paris Fashion Week.
Continue reading “Spring Trends | Straight from Fashion Month 2016”
By: Sophia Hadeshian
Believe me, I love lashes just as much as the next beauty enthusiast. I was more than blessed with Armenian and Italian genes to have long, thick lashes, and I’m very thankful for that. Of course, I was also blessed with a unibrow at the age of 6, but that’s besides the point. Lashes complete every makeup look, whether they’re dramatic or natural, Vegas Nay or Ardell. Even though my lashes are long and thick, they’re also straight. So my eyelash curler is definitely one of my beauty essentials. I’m always in a crazy rush to leave my house, and I’m late to everything. I never get around to cleaning my eyelash curler much, and if I see it’s covered in mascara, I usually do the ol’ “let me use my tee-shirt as a wipe and my mom will clean it later.” After a while, it’s necessary to buy a new lash curler, but it’s hard to tell when. It’s not like you run out of it, so it’s naturally something we just don’t pay attention to. Well, I’m here to tell you firsthand, that it’s something we need to do.
Continue reading “An Eye for an Eye | How to Grow Back Lashes After Mass Destruction”