Fashion at CSUB, raises money for runway

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Mike Kwon, ASI and CSUB Fashion Club member, gives Cristal Mondragon, junior, a flash tattoo at the CSUB Fashion Club fundraiser on April 7.

On Tuesday, April 7, The Fashion Club at CSU Bakersfield held a fundraiser at the Runner Patio—selling metallic, temporary tattoos to help fund the fashion show that the club will be putting on in May. CSUB’s Fashion Club is opting to put on their fashion show on May 8 at the Runner Patio in front of the Student Union.

The fashion show will feature designs of different members of the club, as well as pieces from boutiques around Bakersfield. Keren Martin, president of the CSUB Fashion Club, said that the show will cover four themes: “decades, urban, high fashion, and culture.

During the fundraising event, students and staff lined up in front of the Fashion Club booth Patio and paid one dollar for a fashionable tattoo. The tattoos combined metallic gold and silver with tribal inspired designs. There were also fun tattoos that featured love, hope, and peace as themes.

Cristal Mondragon, a CSUB junior art major and fashion club member, is designing pieces for the decades theme—1990s to be exact. Her sketchbook was filled with designs that showcase the eccentricity of the decade with a hint of rock and roll. The 90s is associated with the rise of grunge fashion, and this trend was prominent in Mondragon’s sketches.

As the fashion show date approaches, the club is still in need of help with designs. If you, or anyone you know is interested in sketching and showcasing some of your designs on campus, head over to the ASI office in the Student Union to get information on how to get involved.

Mike Kwon, fashion club member and ASI executive vice president, says, “We are excited to show our members’ designs, but we are still looking for sponsors.” Kwon is also contributing his designs for the high fashion theme of the show.

As Coco Chanel once said, “Everyday is a fashion show, and the world is your runway!”

An arrow flash tattoo is placed on Julie Estep's wrist at the CSUB Fashion Club fundraiser on April 7 in front of the Student Union. Julie Estep is a Kern High School Employee.
An arrow flash tattoo is placed on Julie Estep’s wrist at the CSUB Fashion Club fundraiser on April 7 in front of the Student Union. Julie Estep is a Kern High School Employee.
Cristal Mondragon, junior, gives Julie Estel, Kern High School Employee, a tattoo at CSUB's Fashion Club fundraiser on April 7.
Cristal Mondragon, junior, gives Julie Estel, Kern High School Employee, a tattoo at CSUB’s Fashion Club fundraiser on April 7.
The CSUB Fashion Club held a flash tattoo fundraiser on April 7 in front of the Student Union to gain funds for an upcoming fashion show.
The CSUB Fashion Club held a flash tattoo fundraiser on April 7 in front of the Student Union to gain funds for an upcoming fashion show.