fall 2016: sustainability

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our fall fashion show is coming up in less than a week,

located in jack adams hall (top level of cesar chavez building), doors open at 6:15, show starts at 7, $7 general admission, $5 with a student ID

we hope to see you all there!

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A Taste of Nostalgia: Ode to Throwbacks

A Taste of Nostalgia: Ode to Throwbacks

Words by Jade Jost

Edited by Victoria Lo

“I was born with the wrong sign in the wrong house with the wrong ascendancy. I took the wrong road that led to the wrong tendencies. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time”

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T for Jade Jost Nostalgia Article hese lyrics by Depeche Mode in their song Wrong are not only relatable to throwback lovers, but also totally relevant for SF State’s upcoming fashion show theme: Nostalgia. We all feel nostalgic over past times whether it’s shows, clothing, or even food, but the one thing that sparks these remembrances the most is music.

Artists like Depeche Mode, Madonna, Biggie, Blink 182, and Usher (just to name a few) have sparked nostalgia in numerous ways. Not only do people long for their music when they think of these throwback artists, but it makes them recall memories from that time frame and how the culture was like back then. Going through time frames of music, each decade brought a new style. The seventies artists included The Doors and Jimi Hendrix. What vibes does this music bring? Illusions to psychedelic drugs, peace symbols, outdoor music festivals, fringe clothing, retro glasses, and long uncut hippie hair. The music itself, with experimental riffs and trippy sounding voices brings one back to that time frame, wanting to be in that marijuana-masked Woodstock crowd, vibing with everyone around them.

Eighties music was of the most revolutionary by far for a plethora of music. Run DMC’s hits makes one reflect on the baggy pants, windbreakers, and gold chains. Madonna’s 80s style always arises in people’s’ heads once Like a Virgin starts playing. Who could forget the long beaded necklaces, finger gloves, and one dangling earring? Going towards boy bands, Depeche Mode’s catchy tunes makes one allude to the leather jackets, slicked hair, and dark sunglasses.

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No one can deny the satisfying feeling oldies give us especially from the 90s era. Rappers like Biggie and 2Pac put fans in a good mood to hear real rap. What their music brings with them is the history from that time period. The real social justice issues that brought Words of Wisdom to the woke listeners.

Throwback in terms of more relevance to today’s generation is that of the early 2000s. Since our generation actually grew up in this time, it’s real life experiences that we can touch on as opposed to just knowing about what was happening during that time. Alternative rock like Blink 182 and Avril Levine brings fans back to the checkerboard wrist sweatband and velcro-wallet-with-a-chain phase. Hearing Usher’s Burn makes listeners allude to the music video of him dancing in front of rows of palm trees on fire.

The happiness that arises from listening to throwbacks is one of their own. One thing that I’ve noticed about throwbacks is that that’s the one kind of music that truly brings people together. Nostalgia sparks the irresistible feeling which the beat to an old song can fulfill.

“What more could I say? I wouldn’t be here today if the old school didn’t pave the way” -Grand Puba in Old School by 2Pac

TWO DAYS IN COUNTING:

Fall Fashion Show-Nostalgia coming this December 4th @ SFSU Cesar Chavez-Jack Adams Hall from 6pm to 9pm.Nostalgia Final Flyer Front

Save the date!

Tickets sold at the door-

With SFSU Student ID: $5

General Admission: $10

Inquiries: sfsufna@gmail.com

#nostalgia15

American Cupcake FNA Bonding Event!

 

Photo courtesy of Sade Browne

Photo courtesy of Sade Browne

FNA first bonding event was a success! FNA had their first spring semester bonding event on Sunday, March 16 at the adorable restaurant, American Cupcake! Every member who was able to attend appeared to have a great time socializing, gushing over their food (which was really good!), and enjoying the American Cupcake experience.

The event had taken place during brunch on Sunday, March 16th. Vice President of FNA, Sophie Calzada, was the first to arrive for the gathering. The restaurant tables were nicely set up for the FNA members. As the rest of FNA waited for their fellow members to arrive, they gushed over the modern white interior design of American Cupcake and its crazy LED lights on the ceiling.

American Cupcake is known for their out-of -the-box menu and cooky cupcakes. Their crazy menu can range from red velvet fried chicken to mac n cheese pancakes, pink popcorn to fried oreos, making their menu a daring combination of indulgence. Located in the Marina District in San Francisco, the restaurant stands out it’s modern white interior with bold lettering of American Cupcake.

The FNA members seemed to enjoy their time at the restaurant, where they dived right into their food and took lots of selfies.

Photos courtesy of Sade Browne

Photos courtesy of Sade Browne

Photos courtesy of Sade Browne

Photos courtesy of Sade Browne

At the end of the brunch, President of FNA Melissa Landeros was able to bring the last minute accessories from JustFab that were supposed to be handed out during the Mardi Gras event, due to late delivery. The gifts from JustFab were jewelry pieces varying from rings, bracelets, to ring-bracelets. Each member were allowed to choose two accessories to keep for themselves as a parting gift. Before officially ending the brunch, a few FNA members wanted to try the American Cupcake crazy cupcakes! Their cupcakes ranged from pixie stick cupcakes to salted caramel. Of course, some members were stuffed from their meal, while others dived right in try the cupcakes.

After brunch, FNA members took their first group photo. What do you think?

Sincerely,

Sade

Photo courtesy of Sade Browne

Photo courtesy of Sade Browne

American Cupcake Review: A Sunday Brunch

Food, cocktails and colors!

Today, the FNA stepped into real-life Wonderland for our Sunday-Brunch bonding event. Being the foodie that I am, I was already excited to just eat, and I love brunches. But American Cupcake has much more to offer: I mesmerized when I stepped into what seemed to be a regular cupcake bakery from the outside.

I believe we were the most impressed by the lighting of the ceiling. For a while I did not even think about the food. All I wanted was to snap a picture of everything I could see, from the candy on the shelves and the color changing lights to the yummy looking cupcakes.
For anyone who would like to check out American Cupcake, we thought we would do a quick (and very visual) review of the place for you. As you can already see, the ambiance is quite Charly-and-the-Chocolate-Factory-esque, and if you’re into that, you will love seeing it in real life.
The food choice wasn’t as varied and elaborate as in other brunch places, but the cocktail list made up for that. American Cupcake has a great choice of “candy cocktails” with cute colors, and the one I had was surprisingly delicious. I put a picture of it down below.
As for the service, it was super-friendly, not too slow but just enough to make guests happier than usual to see their food arrive. And speaking of the food: tasty!
AC might be on the pricey side, but for a nice and original brunch once in a while, it was totally worth it. The place also serves lunch and dinner, and I am sure the latter is worth checking out.

If you are located in SF or plan on visiting, I highly recommend this place for a unique experience.

Check out the pictures:

Thanks to the FNA members for putting together this great meeting!

Bisous, Brigitte.

(March 16)

AC Ceiling

 

Photo courtesy of Brigitte Ciss

Photo courtesy of Brigitte Ciss

Photo courtesy of Brigitte Ciss

Photo courtesy of Brigitte Ciss

Photo courtesy of Brigitte Ciss

Photo courtesy of Brigitte Ciss

Photo courtesy of Brigitte Ciss

Photo courtesy of Brigitte Ciss

 

DIY Workshop

The colder days of San Francisco are beginning to arrive and when its time to stay inside there is just nothing better than crafts! Recently the wonderful ladies of the FNA held a fun filled DIY Workshop. Inspiration was taken from easy how to’s, such as crop tops, razor back tanks, and even workout headbands! Event Coordinator Justine was kind enough to host and President Annie Mak brought an array of delicious red velvet, lemon, and chocolate chip cookies. This also gave some of us the chance to work on halloween costumes and add studs to a simple chambray.

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Raya-Guerrero, blog photographer

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Raya-Guerrero, blog photographer

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Raya-Guerrero, blog photographer

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Raya-Guerrero, blog photographer

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Raya-Guerrero, blog photographer

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Raya-Guerrero, blog photographer

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Raya-Guerrero, blog photographer

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Raya-Guerrero, blog photographer

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Raya-Guerrero, blog photographer

Some of the best DIY’s are when the least amount of supplies are needed and these were just that. For the revamped tops follow these steps.  (http://rabbitfoodformybunnyteeth.com/diy-workout-shirt/) All you need is an old tshirt and scissors.  I recommend using a graphic tee or even an old band tee to add more edge. You can even take it a step further and create a design on a plain tee such as a Moon Phases tee (https://fnasf.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/moonphases.jpg) Continue reading