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February 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Aspiring fashion writer Kayla Boyd is rewarded for her longtime passion for style with an invitation to attend the New York Fashion Week.

When I was eight years old, I liked collecting weird things: rubber bracelets, skater shoes and basketball jerseys. But, I can still remember the moment that fashion truly became an interest to me.

I was in sixth grade, and it all started with a new shirt and hairstyle for picture day. This was one of the first times that I can recall straightening my massively frizzy, long hair (with an actual clothing iron on an ironing board). In addition to the hair, my mom took me to the mall and bought me a long-sleeve Southpole shirt that was black and tan with a gaudy design on the front.

April 27, 2015 - 1:35pm
Architecture student Victoria Hughes has turned the process of buying and re-selling handbags into a way of making money.

In late March, Victoria Hughes mailed a purple and white Coach handbag that she had refurbished and sold on eBay. When her customer received it, she claimed that the bag got damaged in the mail because someone had ripped the box open and the bag fell out.