As Blog Director, I don't really venture out too much other than our online site, but catching myself want to be more and more involved with the making of this magazine, I ventured out to our lifestyle photo shoot!
With just a few days till our release party, I have decided to share more about the work that goes into this magazine, as well as provide a sneak peak into our Lifestyle concept.
Working with Clutch and the 60 people that are able to make this magazine brings me such joy. From hearing Nicole Martini's design focus (as Creative Director) in our first meeting, to witnessing models and photographers bond on set, and beauty and fashion come together, it's been very enlightening to say the least. This team is incredible. My favorite part behind the scenes was watching Editor In Chief, Peyton Peck, lay rugs, blankets, and records out in a way that seemed so effortless but looked so perfect in the photographs. Enjoy a little sneak peak of what's to come from our behind the scenes pictures below.
If you want to see more of this, and meet our team, come out this Thursday, (4/12) to Tin Lizzy's on Madison St for giveaways, pop-up sales, and a live fashion-show. Don't miss it!
Till the release party--
Nothing But Light,
Spring is here and Summer is quickly approaching which means it’s time to dust off your beach towels and pull out your shades. It’s also time to start compiling a playlist of songs that are the perfect vibe for long drives with friends or beach days in the sun. Putting together a playlist is hard so I’ve taken the liberty of doing most of the grunt work for you, with everything from Florida Georgia Line to Childish Gambino. Get your Spotify and Apple Music ready to play some of these hits:
Let us know in the comments below what’s on your Spring 2018 playlist!
The faux fur trend is back and better than ever. Of course there was fur in the Fall 2017, but it made an appearance on our Spring 2018 Fashion Week runway's as well. Taking over displays while promoting faux fur. Starting in Ancient Egypt, the use of fur coats, handbags, and other decorative items has been seen as a claim to higher status and elegance. However, for what will be a proven cycling trend- real use of fur has made its way through history. Especially America in the mid- to late 50's, there was an even more encouraged sense of selling high sense fashion at environmentally cruel costs.
If it were not for the 70's awareness of the halt of real fur from organizations like ESA and PETA, the use of fabricated-fur would not be used today. But it is 2018 and here we are in a world where magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue started promoted faux fur!
After this transition, the trend started to die down. But, as well known, fashion can come in cycles and this is no exception. We are now seeing the comeback of transforming your look into an over the top statement. With different colors, cuts, and feel to choose from- it is no wonder the trend is such a hit in creating versatility. Hitting pretty much any well-known clothing brand today- faux fur has made its way back into the market and onto the streets.
Promoted by PETA and other Animal Activists ,”we’d rather go naked than wear fur”.
There are only 15 days till our Spring Issue and our Director's can't wait for you to see it. See what they have to say about our team, this issue, and the magic that goes into Clutch Magazine.
Hi I'm Emory, Clutch Magazine’s 2018 Spring Content Director! I am an Editing, Writing, and Media major. I am from Winter Park, Florida, or the more commonly known, Orlando Florida. My favorite part of working on this Spring issue has been getting the opportunity to get to know more of the other Clutch staff members even more than last semester. Being a part of this magazine for the second semester in a row and getting the opportunity to be surrounded by so many talented and passionate people has made me grow the love I already had for this magazine.
Hey there! I’m Riley and I’m Clutch Magazine’s Menswear Director! I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and I’m a Sophomore at Florida State. I’m majoring in Retail Entrepreneurship, with a focus in Product Development, and with a minor in Spanish. In this spring issue we got down and dirty at the Leon Sinks and used it’s natural elements to create a playful yet mysterious vibe for our menswear photo shoot. Hope you enjoy it!
Hi there! My name is Jennifer Groce and I am Clutch Magazines Trends Director for Spring 2018. I’m a senior from Jacksonville, FL double majoring in Public Relations and Retail Merchandising Product Development. My favorite part of working on this issue was incorporating some of Springs biggest trends into one cohesive shoot.
Hey I’m Nicole Martini! This years creative director for Clutch Magazine! I am from Tampa, Florida and am currently majoring in marketing and PR communications. My favorite part about working with this publication over the years has been everything i have been able to learn from the talented and creative individuals around me. Working on these amazing issues has given me an experience like no other!!
Hi everyone! I'm Sheridan, from Clearwater, Fl majoring in Interior Design. It's my last semester at FSU, and I’m the Casting Director for Clutch. My favorite thing about Clutch in general is how every year the magazine aims to find unique, ethnic and powerful ladies/gents to represent in our magazine. I love that we embrace the beauty of diversity! Hope you are excited for this issue!
Hi I'm Caitlyn, Clutch Magazine's Lifestyle Director! I am from Fort Lauderdale and studying Retail Merchandising and Product Development. My favorite part about creating the spring issue of Clutch was working with such a creative and innovative team whose ideas not only resulted in an amazing magazine, but inspired me to expand on ideas I already have and think outside the box.
Hi I’m Katya! Clutch Magazines Spring 2018 Lifestyle Director. I’m originally from Guatemala but now live in SoFlo. Currently a senior majoring in Retail Merchandising and Product Development with a minor in French Language & Culture. My absolute favorite part of working on this Spring Issue is sharing a passion for creativity with such a great group! Bouncing ideas off of each other in meetings and photo shoot as well as working with my team.
Hi I’m Sarah Clutch Magazine Spring 2018 Content Director! I’m a junior studying Editing, Writing, and Media as well as Communications, from Fort Lauderdale, FL! I’m a denim enthusiast, firm believer in bad dance moves and coffee lover! I can’t wait for everyone to see our amazing shoots from this seasons collection!
Usually, I stay behind the scenes,
Hope you enjoyed getting a little insight into the lives of our blogger babes! It's back behind the scenes for me!
After Gucci had models walk the runway holding replicas of their own heads, Tod’s upped the ante by sending models down the runway holding puppies. Hadid was lucky enough to be one of the selected models who got to strut down the runway for Tod with a puppy in her arms. Talk about model perks. Gigi even got to walk the runway with her sister, Bella, for Brandon Maxwell! Bella, strutted inside the Appel Room venue in a belted coat with furry slides while Gigi, paired a sequined skirt with a hoodie. The fashionista sisters dominated the runway, together. Talk about sister goals.
Check out a recap of her strut below!
Whether you're day dreaming of a vacation, or set out to take on NYC, here are some hot spots you don't want to miss. Spring Break- a week dedicated to adventure. These seven highly anticipated days are often planned out months in advance for getaways with friends to tropical paradises like Bimini and Cancun or to the snowy slopes of Vermont and Colorado. If you’re anything like me, however, you save the bikinis and tanning oil for the summertime and opt for a visit to a big city instead. For the past five years, I have spent my spring break in the concrete jungle that is the wonderful New York City, adding to a collection of my very own recommendations and must-sees with every visit.
In such a ginormous city, whether it be your first time visiting or returning, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the endless quantity of hot spots, attractions and restaurants to visit during your limited stay. As an avid NYC attendee, I feel as though it is my duty to narrow down some of the best options from my experiences if you plan on setting foot in the Big Apple.
service and ambiance are nothing shy of perfect. Pongsri requires a slight journey but it is well worth it every single time.
Side note: don’t be too reluctant to try some “hole-in-the-wall” diners and restaurants you may encounter while exploring. These often times prove to have the most authentic and memorable food.
You cannot leave New York City without getting a bagel somewhere – along with pizza, it is simply a rite of passage. Brooklyn Water Bagel may seem like the holy land of these doughy circles of joy, but it does not compare to Manhattan Bagel. With several locations, Manhattan Bagel offers an endless variety of bagels and cream cheese, or “shmears” – anything from a simple sesame bagel with chive shmear to a cinnamon toast crunch bagel with honey walnut shmear. Their hearty bagels pair beautifully with their locally roasted coffee to make for an ideal start to an adventure-packed day.
The weather in New York City has always been incredibly cold when I have visited during Spring Break. Last year, my flight was almost canceled due to the extreme snow and ice conditions, and once I got there, the streets were incredibly slippery and icy. If it were not for my last-minute decision to purchase snow boots from Amazon, I would have been falling left and right in Times Square, so I recommend bringing along snow boots or shoes with sufficient friction. Last thing you would want to do is wipe out on the subway stairs! Be sure to pack several layers, a heavy coat, a beanie or ear muffs and gloves. New York winter sure is nothing like a Florida winter.
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