uggs boots Middle school fashion club a venue for creativity
Chester County s next top fashion models from St. Norbert s fashion club styled both a casual and elegant ensemble at their debut runway appearance in January.
We got to pick our songs and all the parents were there, said Lindsey Barnes, a seventh grader in the club. We had a runway and a backdrop and it was really fun.
Elizabeth Cooper, a teacher at St. Norbert School in Easttown, started the club in the 2008 2009 school year. The club dissolved when she left the school, but she reinstated it in fall 2013 after returning to the school.
The idea was to promote and discuss creativity through fashion, said Cooper. As their leader I wanted to encourage them to understand that beauty is not just skin deep, and we definitely had fun with the artistic aspects of it. I wanted to instill confidence in them as well.
For the fashion show, we had a projector and each girl got to pick a quote that they wanted so that when they were walking the quote would be on the screen, said Anastasia.
During the show s intermission,
Cooper played a short documentary that she had put together in which the girls explained what fashion meant to them.
What s popular and trendy certainly plays a part in what the girls choose to wear, but they can still make it their own.
A lot of people were black leggings, said Anastasia. But even though you wear black leggings, you don t have to wear the same type of shoes as other people.
Ugg Boots, combat boots, hunter boots and Converse shoes were footwear options the girls suggested.
(Cooper) told us we don t need to copy people, said Annie Mulqueen. But take their ideas and make them your own.
Cooper said the club will start up again for a new season in the spring, and all of the girls said they want to do it again.
Joining this fashion club kind of gave me a different sense on fashion. It influenced me a little bit more to be more daring, said Lindsey.
Cooper enjoyed leading the club because she liked getting to know the girls better outside of the classroom and sharing her passion with them.
I ve always really like fashion and I think presenting yourself appropriately is really an important part of trying to mitigate the world, said Cooper. They may or may not know that yet,
but the earlier that they can learn to dress confidently and appropriately the better.