Raised in the Indianapolis area, Eric Rees (@EricRees) is a senior at Indiana University. Studying journalism, but fascinated by the technology world, he hopes to somehow find a way that the two can join and benefit everyone involved. Social media is his second language, and when he’s not keeping up with all the news coming from his feeds, finding new recipes to make and places to explore around Bloomington are high on his list of things to do. Eric aspires to be an editor at a news publication at some point in his career and will do just about anything to get there.
Kate Newman is a native Hoosier and Butler junior studying Literature and Gender Studies. She is the current Editor in Chief of the campus’ literary magazine. When she’s not at the Pattern offices, you can find her thrifting your grandma’s skirts and your grandpa’s oxfords, drooling over everything Alexander Wang creates, or whipping up a batch of chocolate chip cookies in her beloved KitchenAid. She won’t leave home without a good leather bag, a poppy lipstick, and a couple of good jokes. After school, she dreams of founding an irreverent fashion and lifestyle website and moonlighting as a child therapist (or, maybe the other way around).
Ali Reith (@alireith) is a small town girl with a big city heart. She currently studies at Purdue University, majoring in Retail Management. Ali was born with fashion in her blood and loves working at her mom’s boutique. She spends her spare time finding styling inspiration (her best friends refer to these as “her visions”) via blogs, Pinterest, and Rachel Zoe (her idol!). Everyday Ali moves mountains, and she aspires to be featured in Elle under the title “stylist.”
Rachel Box (@RachelClayton26) is a Junior studying Apparel Design & Technology, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Art & Design at Purdue University. She has worked with several fashion publications, including Seventeen and the Silhouette Gazette, and is excited to be working with a fashion publication in her hometown of Indianapolis. Rachel’s favorite brands are Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Balenciaga, and Calvin Klein. Her career aspirations include starting her own philanthropic fashion label, styling editorials for a major fashion magazine, and seeing her designs on the red carpet.
Malina Padgett (@muhleanuh) is a double major in Apparel Design & Technology and Public Relations & Rhetorical Advocacy at Purdue University. She is known for obsessing over dogs, saying hi to absolutely everyone, and redoing her nails constantly. In addition to her internship with Pattern, she also works at Free People in Indianapolis. Since she was a little girl, Malina has dreamed of pursuing a fashion-related career, an endeavor that became reality after transferring to Purdue from Arizona State. She is inspired by a plethora of individuals, including Karl Lagerfeld, Edie Sedgwick, Roberto Capucci, Hanna Beth Merjos and Marilhéa Peillard. In the future, she hopes to explore the world of fashion more and find a job where she can work with people everyday.