Articles by: Jeanne Malle '19

Tess Friedman and Charlotte Craig outside of the recent SAC dance.

A LA MODE

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate overflows with talented high school students, often acclaimed for being a diverse and original group. Any stranger walking through our campus can recognize the various styles represented, whether they be differentiated according to nationality, interest, or any other defining trait. However, our school has a single recurring event thatRead More

À La Mode

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As my term abroad comes to a close, I feel as though I’ve seen a large majority of the trends in Beijing. Many of them do resemble the ones we have in the West, yet it’s the little and amazingly original ones that caught my eye. The permanently full subwayRead More

A display of ornate dresses in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “China Through the Looking Glass.”

À La Mode

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Since the very start of Chinese history, fashion has always demonstrated the various changes the country has undergone. From the traditional Da Xiu Shan (meaning “Big Sleeved Dress”) of the Tang Dynasty to the widespread black color of the Han Dynasty, every era in China brought about a new styleRead More

An example of a typical school track suit, worn by Malle’s host sister.

À La Mode

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In Beijing, my home for the next two months, I noticed my host sister and most students in the city wearing almost identical uniforms, which only vary slightly  based on the school’s name. Different from any American attire I have seen, these outfits consist of a pair of  white trackRead More

À La Mode

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Even after receiving people’s opinions on  life in Beijing, China, whether full-time residents  or term abroad students, their input could not have prepared me for the things I would think and feel during my first week there. It has been one week since I landed in this gigantic, nerve- racking,Read More

À La Mode: Mattie Drucker

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although few people dress up for Valentine’s Day (generally only celebrated by happy couples) the outfits and accessories that are worn especially for the day of love always seem to elicit smiles. This year, Mattie Drucker ’17 was one of the rare students who wore a themed outfit. She said,Read More

Anselm Kizza-Besigye poses in one of his unconventional outfits.

À La Mode

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Men interested in fashion or dressing unconventionally have almost always been viewed differently than women with similar perspectives. Anselm Kizza-Besigye ’17 agrees with this statement. “I think that dressing unconventionally can alienate guys who live in traditional environments. I can relate to that emotion sometimes when I wear more effeminateRead More

Marta Garcia Ferreiro '18 poses in the PMAC Gallery.

À La Mode: Marta Garcia Ferreiro

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As a non-American student, I feel that a lot of Americans on campus tend to make assumptions about international students, particularly about their lack of ability to understand American culture, their socioeconomic statuses, and their consequent knowledge of fashion or lack thereof. More often than not, these international students takeRead More

À La Mode

À La Mode

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Fashion, a style of self-expression, has often made people feel objectified or obliged to follow norms in order to feel included. A number of things have boxed people in, consequently making them feel safer or more included, such as dressing according to stereotypes, imitating the style of famous personalities orRead More