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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Day in the life of a fashion media and marketing major

By Julia Ricco – 1851 Contributor

Pictured above is a visual design done by Julia Ricco at Michael Kors.
Photo by Julia Ricco

My name is Julia Ricco and I am a junior. I am a Fashion Media and Marketing major with double minors in Photography and Fashion Retail and Merchandising. Along with my studies, I am also a Key Holder, which is a type of manager, at Michael Kors in the Natick Mall. As I write this on a Wednesday afternoon, I will be walking you through my daily schedule as a full time student with a part-time job. 

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2020 Winter style review

By Emma Ingenohl- 1851 Staff

Emma shows off her various fashion styles.
Graphic by Emma Ingenohl.

As the crippling pandemic continues to rage on in the world around us, the fashion world is erupting in a different sense. Style enthusiasts have to adapt to different methods of sourcing their inspiration. Social media sites and the many influencers who reign on them have a more prominent and imperative role than ever before. 

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The effect of Donahue’s reduced hours

By Claire CrittendonEditor-in-Chief


Donahue’s sewing labs on what would have been a bustling Tuesday evening.
Photo by Claire Crittendon.

In pre-COVID times, Donahue Center for the Arts’ sewing labs were alive with fashion design majors plugging away at their garments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Now, the labs are only accessible from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on specific days, with a lab supervisor present.

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From crime to style, meet Tyson Buggs

By Ruth Kehinde – Digital Editor

Buggs poses in one of his favorite outfits on the steps in front of the Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts.
Photo by Ruth Kehinde.

From wanting to be a criminal psychologist to now majoring in fashion design & production, sophomore Tyson Buggs, interest in fashion occurred due to his friend, Darius. He was the one to thank for getting him into fashion likewise his occupation in UGG, falling in love with their handbags and designer brands. In this path, what Buggs loves most is having the ability to be limitless in this competitive field.

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Get real with the new Dean of Lasell School of Fashion

By Savannah Nolan1851 Contributor

Q&A Series with Dean Potter Part 2:

Lasell University’s professor, Kathleen Potter recently got promoted to become the new Dean of Lasell School of Fashion, in this series she discusses what it was like transitioning careers during Covid-19, what changes she plans on making to the school of fashion, and what advice she would give to the graduating class of 2020. 

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Fashion Focus: Meet Sam Bettencourt

By Abi Brown1851 Staff

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 Senior fashion design student, Sam Bettencourt,  works in one of the sewing studios in the Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts. Photo by Abi Brown.

Senior fashion design major Sam Bettencourt takes creativity to the next level. After studying abroad in London at the London College of Fashion, they realized corsets were their calling. They describe their style as “deconstructed elegance. It’s appalling but…alluring.” 

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