Message from the Editors: This is Cheryl’s last article in this column and she will be graduating at the end of the year. We would like to thank you, Cheryl, for all the work that you’ve done for The Word, including past horoscope designs and of course, this hilarious Stylewatch column.
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Target: Ms. Kwon
What are you wearing today and where did you get each piece from?
What are you wearing today?
What? Well, there you go! Can you see? I’m wearing runners…what do you call these kind of pants? Corduroy? No, jeans. [I'm also wearing] white socks, a dress shirt, zipped jacket and another heavy jacket.
Describe your style.
I have no style. Can’t you see? No, of course not.
Do you think that your style says a lot about you?
Casual? Sloppy? Solemn? How can you be casual and solemn at the same time? I subject myself to the force of circumstance, and my feel, too. Like tomorrow, I feel like wearing dress pants.
By: Cheryl Loh, Grade 12
How would you describe your personal style?
Let me think about this…easygoing, very relaxed, casual.
How has your style changed or evolved over time?
I started in two-piece suits, dresses and high heels. Then as you get older, you realize that you need to dress for the job. High heels don’t work on these floors.
Where do you usually shop?
Richmond Centre. We go shopping every Friday night and have dinner. It’s girls’ night out without any groceries.
What is your favourite clothing store?
Aldila. They have better quality clothing there, stuff you don’t see at other stores.
If I told you that there was going to be an earthquake and you had to pick three clothing items and run, what would they be?
My jeans, my runners and my new sweater (blue, of course).
What is one style that you particularly dislike?
Oh, I’ll tell you! The leggings with the top that comes down that doesn’t really cover your body. Ugh. It’s not that it doesn’t look cute. It just looks obscene to me. I don’t think leggings replace pants.
If you could command every student to wear a certain outfit, what would that outfit be?
If it was the girls, it would be the private school uniform, the pleated skirt, the blazer, the white shirt. And boys, their clothes are boring. Maybe plaid, with blue and burgundy.
Do you honestly think that what a person wears reflects their personality?
Yes, I do. I think if you want to stand out, you’ll wear bright colours. If you want to be a wallflower and blend in, blue’s good for that.
by Nicole Yu
Kylie Rondpre, Grade 9: Oh. I will give more to the needy; I will help raise awareness [for] poverty, not only other countries, but also our own; I will reduce waste; I will gain super powers and save the helpless; I will show my appreciation for others, [and] I will accept what comes to me.
Nicole: That’s great!
Kylie: I will also read to old people, hahaha.
Allison Ferreira, Grade 8: In 2009, I will… hm… I will try to volunteer in the community more!
by Cheryl Loh
Target: Mr. Zitka
What can you say about your personal style?
First of all, for me, it’s function over style. My style is very limited, because I commute to work on my motorcycle and I change [my pants] at work. Being a chemistry teacher also limits what I wear, because I get holes in my sweaters from acids. I like more subdued and drab colours.
Horoscope Designs by Cheryl Loh
Theme: Bundle Up!
Horoscope Designs by Cheryl Loh
Aries (March 21-April 19) – Work is never too far behind. Be sure to record all your plans after you make them. It’ll save you a lot of grief.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) – Stop daydreaming and look at what’s in front of you. Honestly? You’re letting ideals blind you from reality.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) – Go out there and explore. Sometimes all someone needs is a breath of fresh air.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) – Ring ring. What’s that? Opportunity is calling. People are offering opportunities, now its up to you to take them.
Leo (July 23-August 22) – Many problems are piling up on you, faster than you can handle them. All the answers are there, just calm down and listen to the ones around you.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) – Love is a touchy subject right now with you and your friends right now. Don’t charge in unless you know exactly what you’re doing.
Horoscope designs by Cheryl Loh
Aries – Teach others as you would teach yourself. Time sometimes calls for a change in perspective, don’t leave it to the answering machine.
Taurus - Rushing through your issues will lead you into a dead end. Take your time and make wise decisions. When talking to others, be a little more tactful.
Gemini – Being whimsical is part of being a Gemini. Don’t ignore a hunch when it comes, because that hunch might help you in the long run.
Cancer – Take a step back and reflect on the good times. Motivation and direction is what you need right now. Walking outside may give interesting results.
Leo – Realize there are more things to life than work. Friendships will keep you sane. Whenever you need some happy time remember to suit up!