December 11, 2018

By Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery, Spoke News

With the beginning of November, Spoke News took another step and started to visit other Conestoga College campuses. Get prepared to join us and explore the different locations of Conestoga in search for ICONdors. Winter is coming and so is Spoke.

Here are some of the fashion highlights of this week’s Fashion ICONdors:

Shelby Donegan from the event management program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

“I’m a big fan of Pinterest,” Donegan said. “But I’m also a designer by trade. I do visual designing and do displays and everything and Christmas trees. So I kind of get my style from that. But Pinterest mostly, and kind of the newest latest style.”

Donegan looked authoritative and powerful in this revamped business look. Her flat black turtleneck made her high-waisted pants the focus of this outfit. With classy shoes that accented the entire look, the thin plaid pattern of her pants really popped.

Owen Gemin from the carpentry and renovation technician program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

“I literally just pulled it out of my wardrobe today,” Gemin simply stated. When asked about his shoes specifically, he said, “I picked them out because they matched my jacket.”

With beige pants brightening his outfit, Gemin looked casual and sporty with his bomber jacket. His merlot T-shirt added a deep splash of colour to an otherwise neutral outfit. Unique, two-toned shoes wrapped everything together and added a sophisticated touch.

Amy Gaskin from the event management program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

When asked about what inspires her style, Gaskin said, “Whenever I have class in the morning. So, 8 a.m. classes, not so stylish. But I don’t have class until 12 p.m. today.”

Gaskin took an otherwise casual and simple outfit up a few notches with distressed, high-waisted jeans and Vans. Rocking Conestoga merchandise, she looked cosy and at ease in a very fun way. Tucking her sweater into her jeans was a small way of taking such a normally casual outfit to a new level.

Liam Mayes from the mechanical techniques – plumbing program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

“I just like the hat and I like my scarves,” Mayes commented.

Mayes gave off coffee shop vibes with this beautiful, earth-toned look. His Blundstone boots flawlessly matched his hat, scarf and jacket. A grey sweater underneath accented the browns and greens of the rest of this look nicely.

Marisa Carlota from the hospitality and tourism program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

“I’m really into, like, fashionista kind of looks,” Carlota explained. “I really like to dress up my body with jewelry. I really like casual business kind of clothes.”

A striped jumpsuit and heels absolutely made Carlota’s outfit. The bow tied at the waist of her ensemble added a youthful touch to this business-chic look. The cropped pant legs gave her neutral-toned heels the attention they deserved and her blush-pink handbag brought it all together.

Boyi Benjamin from the culinary program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

“What inspires me is my love for cooking and my love for good looks in the kitchen,” Benjamin said.

Benjamin’s look screamed sophistication and class. With a deep plum turtleneck peering out from under his blazer, he took this navy suit to the next level. Belt buckle and watch on display, Benjamin accessorized for success.

Sydney Lutz from the culinary management program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

“Honestly, I live in the country, so I’m around a bunch of people who are very casual,” Lutz said. “So coming into the city every single day, I feel like, ‘Let’s dress nice today.’ So I don’t know. I like to wear heels, I like to wear skinny jeans, a nice coat. It’s cold out.”

Looking very New-York-City-November, Lutz sported a fashionable look that was sure to keep her warm as well. Her scarf was long and added enough colour with shades of black and white to tie it in with the rest of the outfit. A tan pea coat went well with everything and added lightness to her look.

Anastasia Makarenko from the mobile solutions development program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

“I just love combining beautiful things,” Makarenko said about her style. “It just comes from myself, from inside.”

In an entirely all black-and-white outfit, Makarenko’s neon orange sneakers were impossible to miss. Looking very modern and fierce, her shoes brought even more fire to her look. A white hoodie underneath a form-fitting, black winter coat added depth to this outfit and highlighted the layers Makarenko wore.

To be featured in an upcoming instalment of Fashion ICONdors, put on your best outfit and Spoke will find you, no matter where you are.

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