Bloggers on the Block

by Maggie Mumar, Staff Writer

Bloggers je t’aime ! If you’re a fashionista you must have a favorite fashion blogger you follow. We all have different opinions and different styles, so we all have different bloggers we follow. In this little article, I’m going to tell you what I look for for a FASHION BLOGGER. Enjoy!

Fashion bloggers are the main source of fashion trends worldwide. As you all know, social media plays a big role in blogging, but a blogs takes a while to establish. There’s Fashiona lot of factors that makes a unique blogger; But always be aware that everyone has different styles and perspective in the fashion world. I want to share the three factors that attracts me to a fashion blogger:

1. Style Every blogger has different style that they express through their blog. I see these bloggers as great representation of the majority of people around the world. Their style often reflects their life style and personalities. Just like everything else we do in life, fashion always finds a way to sneak in a little something that just makes it you! So finding a blogger that really capture the style that you like can sometimes be difficult, if you don’t know exactly what you like. Always remember, just like Mrs. Gerber says “always be true, be true, be true”

2. Blog Context Writing shows a lot about the blogger. What ever the blogger writes about reflects themselves. The context is the meat of a blog (if you actually read the blogs and not just look at the pictures for outfit inspirations), it’s the explanation of how they put on the outfit together. Who doesn’t love a blogger that has a great venue and great pictures?  I love it when bloggers travel around the world and they write about how different it is and the fact that they are having fun. It just makes me want to go visit the country! For me, the pictures are the hooks for the blog. They attract people because people love seeing pictures and the beauty of places and the experience they shows.  However, bloggers always have one specific place where they can always have a photo shoot anytime. And oh, let’s not forget about the staff! Usually a blogger only needs a photographer, because the bloggers themselves are their own models! Most of the time, a blogger’s photographer is a family member or a close friend who they can comfortably travel with and has great skills in photography. That would be a great experience having someone close to you travel around the world and become part of your blog crew!

3. Clothes Last but not least, are the clothes; the most important thing I look for a blogger! Bloggers are always on trend, they have pieces from a fashion show that just recently came out.  Not only that though, I love looking at the clothes they wear because it’s like reading a literature book in English 11 Honors with Mrs. Gerber, you take what you think is right for you from the author’s experience. The clothes are being showed off and are the main focus of a picture in a blog. The blogger is given a fashion item and takes it and accessorize it and make it almost something new and serve it as an inspiration. Personally, I love seeing detailed clothes, I love looking at the execution of the garment and I’m always curious about the technique the designer used. In a fashion show, I love seeing the different kind of themes and how the designer embraces the theme and applies it on garments. It’s like looking at an art museum; some designs are abstract and some designs are just vivid. But I also love simply basic clothes, because not everyday are we going to dress up and feel like dressing up!

One fashion tip I always remember, get clothes that fit your body structure. For many teenagers, it might be a struggle, but the only way to succeed to achieve and express your style is when you learn to love your body and your mind. A bloggers main purpose is to share and inspire, they’re just sharing their personal statements about their style through blogging. It’s a lot easier if your comfortable with what you wear, in an emotional level and the physical level. It’s a lot easier to be you, just like Dr. Seuss said “there is no one alive that is younger that you”.

 

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Fall for Fall

Maggie Mumar, Staff Writer

It’s already fall season! It’s crazy how fast we’re transitioning to our summer, glory wardrobe into our fall, comfy wardrobe.  Since we’ve settled in the new school year and the first six week grading period has passed, I think most of us are getting lazy in dressing up! But I also think that many people really like this season since our favorite sweaters, cardigan, scarves and boots are the main focus!

Sometimes I can’t help but notice that we tend to use darker colors for this season. It gives off a gloomy and dark feeling, which is perfect for the weather. But some colors won’t hurt anyone right? I encourage anyone to wear colors, it gives optimism for the upcoming season. Also don’t forget that this season is best for layering clothes! Layers, layers, layers. Perfect season to try out different prints to layer together. Always take risk! Personally, I love skirts, so this season might be the last time i get to use some skirts until spring comes. Take advantage of the season! Best accessories for this season, scarves! If you’re the type who doesn’t layer clothes, scarves are perfect. Because it keeps you warm and comfy! One piece of advice for this season is to just put on comfy, layered clothes so you can take off some layers if the weather is bipolar!

Girls’ Tennis

by Paulette Mumar, Maggie Mumar, & Sunny Sun, Staff Writers

  Coach Kirby Onaga: Who’s you’re all time favorite tennis player? Why? “Myself. Just kidding. It’s hard for me to say that since I’ve been around tennis for so long and I have seen many marvelous players. Currently, my  favorite professional tennis player is Nadal.” How many years have you been coaching here in ESHS? “In 1999, I was hired as the JV coach. Unfortunately the head coach broke her leg, so I just inherit the position and been here ever since.”   What are some of the tennis memories you have here in ESHS? “One time, the coach of the opponent team got in an argument with me, because I asked her some questions that my players brought to my attention. In response, she dramatically bashed about my ways of coaching and the players on the team.” What do you like about the team? “The main part is that they try to excel in their academic life and they understand that tennis is an individual sport.” What do you guys do to keep in shape and on top of your game? What is practice like? “We need conditioning, repetition, and technique to be in shape and on top of our game. We try to do all three, because they always go hand in hand.” You have a lot of seniors this year. How are they like now than they were when they were freshmen? “They’re the same. They grew two inches and twenty pounds. I think they understand my sense of humor, whether I’m joking or not, because I’m joking 90 percent of the time.” Sarah Canzano: You’re a senior now. How different is the tennis team this year than your freshmen year? “Well, freshman year I was on the JV team, it’s different because of its level of difficulty. This year the team is more melded together as a family more than it was my freshman year and the energy is really up this year.” What are your goals this year in tennis? “This year we would like to take league away from south, and do our best in CIF.” Tell us some crazy tennis team stories? “One year in league we were so hungry, so we secretly took the other team’s food.” Being the captain of the tennis team, how difficult is it? “The hardest time was when things are coming up to crunch time and when you really have to get down to it but I really think it pays off at the end and the girls are really appreciative. All the hard work and time I put in is really worth it. ” Kristen Virkler: How do you feel in Varsity? “I feel honored and glad to be around the upper classmen. It is a very humbling experience.”   Crazy memories? “The bus rides are so much fun when we sing our heart out and roll down the window to sing we are the champion.”   How is it different playing in a team that in junior tennis? “It’s different because you are by yourself and you have to be your own support but now we have the own team to support you since we are a family.”   Next years goal? “BEAT SOUTH! Bianca and go out all the way, win CIF. I’m going to miss the seniors, I’m not really sure what next year will be like; they mean so much to me.”