The Berkeley Beacon

Peyton Dix

Beacon Correspondent

Dix can be reached at peyton_dix@emerson.edu.


Articles

Dix Pix: Ivy Park crosses athleisure's racial boundary

If “Formation” didn’t bless us enough, Queen B has just upped the ante yet again by co-founding a 200-piece activewear collection, entitled Ivy Park, set to release in mid-April in Topshop and Nordstrom stores.

Dix Pix: Confidence doesn't require clothing at all

I was 12 when I took my first “nake.” I donned my finest Limited Too bra that made my cleavage sit just right. I stood in my bathroom mirror with my shoulders arched back, my foot beveled inward, my free hand on my waist and the other in the center of my stomach, making my budding B cups the focal point of my brand new Nokia flip phone.

Dix Pix: Boldly showing body hair

Four months. That’s how long I went without shaving my armpit hair, and no, my intent wasn’t derived from my feminism, but rather my laziness. It wasn’t some form of political art, instead I simply had no need to shave, nor care to.

Dix Pix: Masculinity at the front of womenswear

Louis Vuitton's choice to make Jaden Smith the new face of the company's womenswear is stirring up social media.

Dix Pix: Runway model recognizes natural roots

Model Maria Borges just reaffirmed the beauty of young black girls everywhere while sporting her cute and curly TWA (“teeny weeny afro”) for the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The 23-year-old made history by bringing this natural look to the VS runway for the first time ever—and yeah, I don’t know how this hasn’t happened before either.

Dix Pix: Curving away from the fashion world

Fashion, as an industry, majorly influences how women view their bodies, which further propels the idea that feminism proposes as being only relatable to skinny white women.

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Dix Picks: On social standards and internet personas

My name is Peyton Dix, and I am a target of cyberbullying.

Dix Picks: Appropriation of the baby hair aesthetic

When high fashion designers place previously scorned looks on a runway, a magazine cover, or even a white body, they attempt to be fashion-forward, intelligent, and original.

Dix Picks: Designer Rick Owens shocks Paris runway

Audience members got a little more than they bargained for at Dick—oops, Rick—Owens’ Sphinx fashion show last week. As the show progressed, four male models strutted out onto the runway clad in simplistic ensembles that purposefully revealed the models’ penises.

Dix Picks: Nubian Skin redefines “nude”

In second grade, and still ten years later, I truly believed that something was abnormal about my skin because it wasn’t represented under the color spectrum of “skin tone” or “nude.”

Dix Picks: Impermanent piercings and temporary tats

I personally jumped the gun in getting both tattooed and pierced, as many quintessential young rebels do.