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Festival style on Adams Avenue

“I made them from my dead cat’s bones.”

Emilia Ortez, Angela Schiaffino, and Becca Tang
Emilia Ortez, Angela Schiaffino, and Becca Tang
Lein Gage, Lora Mathis and Daliah Galvin collect signatures in an effort to keep the Che Café open.

Ever notice how groups of friends often share similar tastes in style? I ran into several groups of ladies who wore complementary frocks at the Adams Avenue Street festival.

Lein Gage, Lora Mathis and Daliah Galvin were very busy collecting signatures as part of the effort to keep the iconic UCSD Che Cafe from closing. The threesome wore items such as torn panty-hose, a retro-inspired Rugrats tee, and a hand-sewn skeleton shirt. The most surprising article of clothing was worn by Lein Gage. After asking what her favorite wardrobe item was, Gage tucked a jet black strand of hair behind her ear, revealing a large hoop earring adorned with bones.

“These,” she said of the earrings, “I made them from my dead cat’s bones.”

If you are interested in Gage’s jewelry, she has an Etsy site called Moth Tea. As far as I can tell, there are no cat-bone pieces for sale.

Ashlee Swanson and Samantha Norgren

Ashlee Swanson and Samantha Norgren both agree that they hate anything "hipsteresque." The two goth-loving ladies wore head-to-toe-black. Norgren stuck with thrifted apparel while Swanson wore a pair of T.U.K. boots and a Vintage Religion necklace.

18-year-old Norgren wants to pursue a career as a mortician while 20-year-old Swanson would like to learn the fine art of tattooing.

Lastly, Emilia Ortez, Angela Schiaffino, and Becca Tang looked music-festival appropriate, sporting a casual, thrown-together look.

Ortez wore a denim jacket decorated with patches featuring her favorite bands, “I like to express art and my musical interests through my clothes. I literally wear my art on my sleeve,” Ortez explained.

Shiafinno wore American Apparel jeans and a Forever 21 crop top. “I always wear my Birkenstocks. They are a way of life,” said Shiaffino of her footwear.

Meanwhile Becca Tang wore a hemp headpiece she made herself. She bought her necklace at the Adams Avenue Street Festival. “The crystal is supposed to exude positive energy,” said Tang.

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Emilia Ortez, Angela Schiaffino, and Becca Tang
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Lein Gage, Lora Mathis and Daliah Galvin collect signatures in an effort to keep the Che Café open.

Ever notice how groups of friends often share similar tastes in style? I ran into several groups of ladies who wore complementary frocks at the Adams Avenue Street festival.

Lein Gage, Lora Mathis and Daliah Galvin were very busy collecting signatures as part of the effort to keep the iconic UCSD Che Cafe from closing. The threesome wore items such as torn panty-hose, a retro-inspired Rugrats tee, and a hand-sewn skeleton shirt. The most surprising article of clothing was worn by Lein Gage. After asking what her favorite wardrobe item was, Gage tucked a jet black strand of hair behind her ear, revealing a large hoop earring adorned with bones.

“These,” she said of the earrings, “I made them from my dead cat’s bones.”

If you are interested in Gage’s jewelry, she has an Etsy site called Moth Tea. As far as I can tell, there are no cat-bone pieces for sale.

Ashlee Swanson and Samantha Norgren

Ashlee Swanson and Samantha Norgren both agree that they hate anything "hipsteresque." The two goth-loving ladies wore head-to-toe-black. Norgren stuck with thrifted apparel while Swanson wore a pair of T.U.K. boots and a Vintage Religion necklace.

18-year-old Norgren wants to pursue a career as a mortician while 20-year-old Swanson would like to learn the fine art of tattooing.

Lastly, Emilia Ortez, Angela Schiaffino, and Becca Tang looked music-festival appropriate, sporting a casual, thrown-together look.

Ortez wore a denim jacket decorated with patches featuring her favorite bands, “I like to express art and my musical interests through my clothes. I literally wear my art on my sleeve,” Ortez explained.

Shiafinno wore American Apparel jeans and a Forever 21 crop top. “I always wear my Birkenstocks. They are a way of life,” said Shiaffino of her footwear.

Meanwhile Becca Tang wore a hemp headpiece she made herself. She bought her necklace at the Adams Avenue Street Festival. “The crystal is supposed to exude positive energy,” said Tang.

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