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(Podcast) The Block: Conversation with Richmond Kingsford

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Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

March 1, 2020

The Oxford dictionary defines vague as uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning, but there is nothing unclear about the rising success of fashion designer and VAGUE LLC clothing founder Richmond Kingsford. "Where VAGUE is now is where I envisioned it to be in high school," Kingsford...

Upcycling saves environment one fashion piece at a time

a rack of clothes sitting outside Vagabond

Trinity Dayton, Life and Arts Reporter

February 27, 2020

As the gray, dreary days of winter slowly morph into a sunshine-filled spring, old sweaters can be transformed into upcycled pieces, saving money and the environment. Upcycling is a creative way to convert items into completely new products and prevent the excessive use of material. According to the U.S. Enviro...

Five tips for starting a side hustle

Syd Nyman showing their handmade jewelery they make for their side hustle.

Brianna Benitez

February 5, 2020

College is expensive and for students looking for opportunities to pay off their student loan debt or even fund their daily coffee cravings, taking on a side hustle can be a way for them to earn extra cash while doing something they love.A side hustle can essentially be anything that showcases an in...

Student organization strives to ‘interrupt’ forms of racism on campus

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Ivy Sandoval, Life and Arts Reporter

April 4, 2019

A student organization on campus is striving to educate on racism and ways to redefine it. Interruptions is a student-led, multicultural, anti-racism, peer-education organization that has been brought back to life. It is dedicated to teach and guide the Texas State community on all forms of racism...

FMA Fall Fashion Show shuts down streets

Students model Nov. 15 during FMA Fall Fashion Show.

Madison Williams

November 20, 2018

The Texas State Fashion Merchandising Association held their semiannual Fall Fashion Show Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The association was able to close off a stretch of San Antonio Street in Downtown San Marcos. The FMA Fashion Show showcases students' designs as well as local retailers....

Students find expression through beauty blogs

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Mena Yasmine

October 26, 2018

As the weather grows colder, many students are left scrambling for warm and stylish ensembles. Texas State's sum of fashion bloggers are here to help students get through this fall with their blogs and fashion advice in tow. Texas State is home to a myriad of online personalities and identities, but...

Crafting a graduation cap

CAp and Gown

Paola Quiroz

April 27, 2018

A decked-out graduation cap uniquely reflects the persona of a student. Graduates look uniformed during their ceremony by wearing the same black gown. However, their decorated cap sets them apart, making them recognizable in the crowd. Here are a few tips on how to enhance a graduation cap: 1. De...

Fashion Week struts through San Marcos

Models walk in fashion show

Sonia Garcia

April 15, 2018

After a week of learning opportunities, it was bright lights and music for the runway with models debuting the collections of fresh designers. For the second year in a row J’Kenya Garrett, international studies junior, coordinated Texas State Fashion Week with a fashion show. She and a team...

Runway comes to Texas State

Clothing on rack

Stacey Ramirez

March 18, 2018

It looks like New York fashion week has come to San Marcos as a student-organized fashion show prepares for the runway. The Fashion Merchandising Association will be hosting their semiannual fashion show April 12 titled, “Spring.” FMA is an organization open to anyone who is interested in learning...

Voge fashion hits San Marcos

Outside of the Vogue boutique store

Paola Quiroz

March 17, 2018

rom selling clothes out of her college dorm to opening two boutiques in the central Texas area, one young entrepreneur has brought her unique designs and prints to the people of San Marcos. Kristen Voges Bush, owner of Voge, first began her business by selling clothing from her dorm when she was a...

Student balances freshman year with modeling dreams

Student balances freshman year with modeling dreams

Marissa Martinez

January 25, 2018

A fashion merchandising freshman spends her time out of school perusing a successful career in modeling. Nina Ann Monzon, fashion merchandising freshman, said the modeling industry is constantly changing and she spends hours every day after class finding new modeling jobs and bookings to stay prominent...

Unique boutique experience sets up shop on The Square

Pitaya is a new store to the San Marcos area that specializes in women's clothing and accessories located on North LBJ by the square.

Ashley Brown

October 19, 2017

A new clothing store opened up on the Square three weeks ago. Pitaya is the only one of its kind in San Marcos. Pitaya started as an idea to sell clothes and other products as a side income for the owner, Michael Mazor. Now, Pitaya is known as a little boutique store that sells, dresses, rompers,...

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