The Daily Utah Chronicle

The Fabric of Our Culture: Ethical Shopping

The Fabric of Our Culture: Ethical Shopping

By Alison Myers

August 27, 2019

Back to school clothes shopping is a parenthood obsession. Don’t I already have clothes? Yes, but this is the season’s excuse for consumerism. As a kid, the task seemed useless. Now, it seems reckless. Even past the age of growth-spurts, though, we might want our clothes to reflect the person we’re...

Form Over Function: Are ‘Fashionable’ Safety Items Capitalizing on Anxieties About Assault?

Form Over Function: Are ‘Fashionable’ Safety Items Capitalizing on Anxieties About Assault?

By Alaikia Marielle

March 5, 2019

  The amount of self-defense products made specifically for women to prevent sexual assault is staggering. Just over a decade ago, Taser International introduced a compact taser which came in several colors, including pink. Today, pink tasers are just the tip of the self-defense iceberg. Sexual ass...

Alvarado: Fashion and the Illusion of Wealth

Alvarado: Fashion and the Illusion of Wealth

By Andrea Alvarado

January 18, 2019

  Despite clothing being considered a basic human necessity, fashion goes beyond simple textiles and functional designs. Nowadays, fashion has countless categories that allow individuals to capture their personality in a visual manner. Although for some people fashion is the embodiment of va...

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Abound

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Abound

By Abigail Raasch

December 5, 2018

  The holiday season is officially upon us. The world is full of Christmas lights, trees, music and every other tradition imaginable. One of the largest aspects of the season is the Ugly Christmas Sweater. So often, posters go up at work or school about an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest. We e...

Alvarado: Decline of Fantasy Fashion

Alvarado: Decline of Fantasy Fashion

By Andrea Alvarado

December 5, 2018

The casting director of Victoria’s Secret made an accurate description of what fashion and beauty have been for centuries. When asked about transgender and plus-sized models joining the Fashion Show, Ed Razek replied that the Victoria’s Secret Annual Show was “a fantasy.” The company was quick to...

Patience: Traditions We Need To Bring Back

Patience: Traditions We Need To Bring Back

By Alisa Patience

April 16, 2018

At least once in your life you will hear someone express that they were born in the wrong decade. While it may be true that in the twenty-first century the world is, for the most part, better off than it used to be, some will always long for the forgotten aesthetics of milkshake-sharing and poodle skirts....

Barber: Life in 1947: Beauty and Fashion

Barber: Life in 1947: Beauty and Fashion

By Shaelyn Barber

April 16, 2018

Among old belt-buckles, wooden furniture, yard appliances and music records, I found gold at a yard sale: a copy of Life Magazine from Sept. 15, 1947. It’s brimming with history, a time capsule of what life was like almost 71 years ago. So begins “Life in 1947,” a series discussing the fascinating...

Patience: Don’t Wear a Symbol Without Knowing What it Means

Patience: Don’t Wear a Symbol Without Knowing What it Means

By Alisa Patience

April 10, 2018

Every time I see someone wearing a pentagram or the triquetra I get excited and ask them if they're pagan, too, and the most common answers are “No, I just love 'Supernatural,'" or “I just thought it looked cool.” These are fine reasons to wear something, but you should at the very least know what...

Groesbeck: Sweater Weather, Mastering the Transition From Summer to Fall

By Ren Groesbeck

October 9, 2017

The transition from summer into fall presents a fashion challenge. The mornings are especially chilly but in the afternoon, the long-sleeves, sweaters and jackets are too hot to get around campus or stroll the town. Relying on layering to get through the colder seasons is essential. The more layering,...

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