Fashion Focus: Emma Murray, From Wethersfield to Waisted Fashion

By Kaie Quigley – Features Editor

Emma Murray models a jacket she made from old jeans and a thrifted blanket. Photo courtesy of Emma Murray.

Emma Murray, junior fashion design major with a minor in business, said her mother helped discover and fuel her passion for fashion. At a young age, Murray was infatuated with her mother’s box of scrap fabrics. She didn’t know what she was doing with them; not many five-year-olds would, but she knew she felt a connection with them.

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Emma’s Style Corner: The color brown

By Emma Ingenohl – 1851 Contributor

Photos taken and collaged by Emma Ingenohl.

For years, the color brown, in regards to fashion and clothing, has been shunned and rejected. But that has completely changed. Brown is now one of the hottest colors in the fashion world. Some people are embracing the trend while others are left wondering how to style brown clothing pieces. Here are five stylish and relatively easy ways to incorporate the color into your wardrobe.

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Supermarkets steps from school

By Taylor Viles – Sports Editor

Valentine dining hall can only do so much in satisfying the taste buds of students. The food tends to blend together day in and day out, and the offerings are limited. Therefore, it’s understandable that students might want to experiment with other options for food to gratify the cravings for another flavor. The following are options for healthier or tastier ways to eat while going to Lasell:

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An afternoon at the deCordava

By Katie Peters – Co-Editor-in-Chief

As a part of the deCordova’s “Visionary New England” exhibit, Candice Lin’s “La Charada China” tells visitors a story of Chinese immigrants in New England during the Opium Wars. The altar, made of organic materials, is accompanied by a voiceover from Lin’s studies.
Photo by Katie Peters

Nestled among the curved back roads of Lincoln, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s expansive outdoor trails featuring nearly 60 modern or contemporary sculptures and a museum, currently with two exhibitions, is open.

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Ashnikko’s “Demidevil” creates a new religion

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

Graphic by Ruth Kehinde

Women’s empowerment has become the new normal having various female artists promote their sense of self-worth to assist in helping women find power within themselves.  This is portrayed in American artist, Ashnikko’s, newest album, “Demidevil,” released on January 15. This 10 song album joins her discography with a heavy emphasis on feminism. 

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Model Call causes a stir

By Abi Brown – Arts Editor

The following is an Opinion Column by Editor Brown.

Body positivity is a concept that many people struggle to define, let alone attain. Is it being a certain weight, being in a good position of health, or is it feeling good in your own skin? At Lasell, students may have different definitions but this does not change the fact that so many people were outraged by a message sent out through Lasell’s School of Fashion (SOF) Instagram account.

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Guide to second hand shopping in Boston

By Kaie Quigley & Emma Ingenohl – Features Editor & 1851 Staff

Left: Masked mannequin posed inside Garment District in Cambridge.
Right: Exterior of Rick Walker’s on Newbury St. which was founded in 1932. Photos by Kaie Quigley & Emma Ingenohl.

Boston and surrounding areas boast a long list of stores and boutiques that are sure to intrigue the fashion focused community on campus. There are several second hand locations local to Lasell, granting students the opportunity to buy clothes and materials of varying styles and prices that adhere to their stylistic wants and needs.

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Fashion Focus: All about Josh- from Barkhamsted to BUSHLAND

By Kaie Quigley & Ruth Kehinde – Features Editor & Digital Editor

Josh Michna models his own BUSHLAND ROPE HOODIE, available in his latest collection. The lettering is rope sewn into the fabric.
Photo by Kaie Quigley.

It all started with sneakers for Joshua Michna. The sophomore fashion media and marketing major from Barkhamsted, Conn would take apart and recreate shoes in high school to figure out how each piece came together. Since then, Michna dedicated his free time to his clothing brand BUSHLAND, which he launched in early 2018.

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