Interviews, Other cool people

San Francisco’s 5-Star Seamstress

Originally written for Journalism 1: Reporting
(and still relevant, if you’re in need of a tailor)

It’s exactly 11:30 A.M. in Marina and Meifei Alterations is already bustling with business. The store—roughly the size of a barely-livable college dorm room –isn’t packed with people, but it is packed with clothes of all shape and size and brand. The various items cover about every meager inch of workspace around, but Mei Fei is ready to tailor. After all, she’s been sewing for a long time.
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Interviews, Other cool people

Fit Finds #1: Spotting UAL’s Finest Fashionistas

Originally written for first test issue of Artefact Magazine

Fashion can be an absolute bloodsport. The well-dressed Londoner will need to battle their way through high-end sample sales (or maybe just the wilds of Primark) for the cutest clothing gems, will leave their bank accounts bruised, broken and penniless in the name of this season’s hottest styles, and will have to one-up the thousands of other fashionistas roaming these metropolitan streets with similar visions of fashion grandeur. Here at UAL, it’s our job to be creative — after all, why else would you come to art school? — and our student body does it pretty well. From Camberwell to CSM, Wimbledon to Chelsea, LCC to all the LCF campuses scattered throughout LDN, we’ve got some fit fashion warriors at our uni and it’s time they get a shout.

This week’s fashionista hails from CSM – fitting, since just last week HuffPo called their students “intimidatingly cool.” Meet Angie Kang, BA Fashion Communication: Fashion History and Theory track, as well as a fairly recent transplant from Los Angeles, California. Kang met us in Hoxton for a quick Q&A about how she breaks the rules, keeps her clothes cool, and the wild style change she’s got planned later this week
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