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Thrifty art student dresses to express

Art major Cat Alfstad sits between the art buildings among her own art (self portrait titled
November 21, 2019

Between the art buildings at American River College, Caitlin “Cat” Alfstad sits comfortably amongst the in-progress art projects created by other students. She is wearing a worn-in, oversized knit...

Stop letting trends rule what you wear

Opinion editor Imani Smith sports the current microglasses trend. It’s important to have your own sense of style without being influenced by what others find fashionable. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)
May 15, 2019

You know that feeling when you’re flicking through old photos and come across a picture of yourself wearing something that causes you to cringe so hard you feel it in your core? It happens to everyone...

‘Homagony’ brings high fashion to ARC

Models walk the runway in the Student Center during the finale of the 18th annual fashion show “Homogany” put on by the American River College fashion department on May 4th, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
May 8, 2019

A large grassy “H” stretched down the runway, on either side of which seats quickly filled as the clock ticked closer to showtime. A hush fell over the crowd as an introduction video began to play,...

Soles of Hip-Hop workshop explores fashion and music

The workshop in Raef Hall will talk about the intersection of hip-hop and sneaker culture. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)
March 14, 2019

Have you ever wondered why people stand in long lines for hours just for a chance to get the latest pair of shoes? Have you ever noticed the look of anguish on a student’s face when they realize that...

‘Thrifting for dummies’

Opinion editor Imani Smith depends on thrifted items for a majority of her wardrobe. Thrifting clothing is a great way for college students to save money, while still looking trendy. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
March 7, 2019

Secondhand shopping has become a way of life for me recently. It’s not only cheap, but I find that thrift shopping is a fun way to get my hands on all sorts of stylish and eclectic items. College...

Casting call brings hopeful models for this year’s fashion show

Model Eyona Young walks for the designers of this year’s fashion show, who will select models based on how well they believe they suit their collection. (Photo by Irene Jacobs)
March 7, 2019

American River College’s fashion department held a model casting call on Friday, Feb. 22, inviting people of all genders, shapes, and sizes to audition for the annual fashion show that will be held later...

The rise of athleisure, and why it’s here to stay

American River College students show how they style athleisure. From left to right: Chris Bush, Erika Beknazarov, Coleen Francis, Larynz Stallworth, Jalyn Norris, Jalin Wiggins. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)
March 6, 2019

Whether you’re an insatiable gymshark or stare pointedly at the ground when walking past the Family Fitness booth, it’s almost impossible to cross the campus at American River College without seeing...

Fashion Department to hold model call

Dress forms are being stored in Arts and Science Room 105, where the Fashion Promotions class works to organize the fashion show, and where the model call will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (Photo by Irene Jacobs)
February 21, 2019

American River College fashion students will hold a model call on Friday for the 18th annual ARC Fashion Show. The casting process will run from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 105 in the Arts and Science...

Fashion designer shoots for Hollywood

Fashion major Crystal Barrett works on her garment at American River College on April 28, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
May 2, 2018

It was the year 1935, the location Paramount Picture Studios, an unsuspecting scene for fashion history to be made. The studio was working on a comedy film called “The Jungle Princess” and asked Edith...

ARC entrepreneur Ryan Speroni fashions own men’s clothing line

Spero Accessories creator Ryan Speroni. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Speroni)
March 20, 2017

Sitting in a classroom, Ryan Speroni stands out amongst his peers for his unorthodox style; he’s  the only student who wears a tailored suit and tie with a vest to match every day. After graduating...

Students Submit Work for the ARR Publication:

American River Review art submission by ARC student in a previous edition. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)
March 18, 2017

The American River Review is accepting art submissions for its annual literary magazine, which features different categories like prose, poetry, fashion, culinary and visual arts. The ARR is a literature...

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