Style File: Seth Loeffler-Kemp’s personas and performances
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Style File: Seth Loeffler-Kemp’s personas and performances

Seth Loeffler-Kemp ’17 is poetic and pragmatic in his creative and intentional approach to style. He appreciates the difference between personal style and fashion, explaining, “Fashion is brands and design. Style is taking fashion and putting a vision to it, to your own individuality. I think I’ve learned to do that in a more focused…

Style File: Aidan Teppema’s journey to her fashion niche
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Style File: Aidan Teppema’s journey to her fashion niche

Aidan Teppema ’18 has an easy confidence and infectious warmth. Her sunny personality and enthusiasm throughout the interview made it impossible to write this Style File inside. It seemed only fitting to write the article while basking in the sun on the lawn near Bateman Plaza on a 65-degree day. It’s hard to imagine a…

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Style File: Zeam Porter, practicing powerful self-expression

After pausing to clarify gender pronouns, Zeam Porter ’20 stated, “They, them, theirs. Or Z, just call me Z.” This emphatic declaration displayed an easy confidence and an air of serious self-assuredness often uncharacteristic of those at the beginning of their college years. Porter is wise beyond their years and emits a warm glow of…

Style File: Chris Mendoza, Macalester’s fashion chameleon
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Style File: Chris Mendoza, Macalester’s fashion chameleon

Miami, Cuba, New York, Puerto Rico, Azerbaijan: distinct locations with something key in common: each place has inspired the personal aesthetic of Macalester senior Chris Mendoza. He is something of a chameleon, emulating the essence of the variety of locales he cites as influences. Considering the distinct feel of each of these places, Mendoza’s stylistic…

Style File: Maru Melendez Margarida’s adaptive approach
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Style File: Maru Melendez Margarida’s adaptive approach

Maru Melendez Margarida ’17 is constantly observing her surroundings, focusing on minute details and isolating small aspects to incorporate into her ever-evolving personal aesthetic. Hyper-aware of the shifts happening around her, Melendez Margarida’s strong suit is adaptation. She moved from Puerto Rico to Minnesota to start her first year of college, and during our interview…

Style File: Bijanca Clark — bold and unapolagetically confident
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Style File: Bijanca Clark — bold and unapolagetically confident

Bold and unapologetically confident, Bijanca Clark ’17 comes across as a serious trendsetter. The term “serious” acts as a double entendre, considering that Clark’s other side reveals an intentional, thoughtful and resourceful approach to style. Both of these sides contribute to her personal aesthetic. Before our interview even began, Clark admitted that she thinks people…

STYLE FILE: Morgan Abbey’s whimsical DIY style
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STYLE FILE: Morgan Abbey’s whimsical DIY style

Whimsical, bold, crafty, colorful—sounds more like a dreamy Wes Anderson film rather than a sartorial process. Morgan Abbey ’18, however, makes personal style into a cotton-candy world full of creativity, strong women, well-crafted projects and bold choices. I was honored to be let into her fascinating world of style. As I sit here listening to…

STYLE FILE: Micheal Khuth and his carelessly cultivated aesthetic
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STYLE FILE: Micheal Khuth and his carelessly cultivated aesthetic

Michael Khuth ’20 is a recognizable presence on campus. He’s a first year, so he hasn’t been around for long, but he’s already carved a place in the campus style conscience. I’ve noticed his pretty consistent aesthetic, which often consists of a cotton-candy pink baseball cap, jewelry, pastel and monochromatic shirts, cuffed black jeans and…

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Augustine’s Bar & Bakery: Tots and cocktails and coffee, oh my!

Mac-Groveland has a new bar/bakery joint, brought to you by the team behind The Happy Gnome. Inconspicuously located at Selby Ave. and Pierce St., Augustine’s exterior may appear unassuming, but its interior leaves nothing to be desired. Expansive glass windows reveal hip décor inside. Creative light fixtures and vintage-inspired jungle wallpaper decorate the space, while…

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