Introducing Palystyle

An exploration into C Mag’s newest multimedia feature

Walking around campus, it is easy to see the wide variety of styles expressed by Paly students. Wanting to showcase the school’s fashion trends and styles, seniors Dora Pang and Shiki Toyama were inspired to co-found the Instagram account PalyStyle.

C Magazine was able to snag an interview with Pang about PalyStyle.

“[The goal of palystyle is] to capture people’s style and their creative expression,” Pang said. “I think a lot of people enjoy talking about ‘Oh our inspiration for our outfit was this today.’” 

The account’s content is short and sweet: Pang and Toyama post a new set of photos each week featuring a Paly student and their outfit. 

[The goal of palystyle is] to capture people’s style and their creative expression.”

— Dora Pang, senior

“I remember freshman year there was an account called Gunn Style Watch and I really enjoyed keeping up with the posts,” Pang said. “I really wanted to bring that to Paly and I have been sitting on that idea for a while and only decided to execute it this year.”

By running this account, Pang has been able to connect with other students at Paly she normally wouldn’t get the chance to talk with.

“I think it’s cool because normally I don’t interact with a lot of people from other grades, but I want to be able to capture people’s styles from a variety of classes,” Pang said. “I’ve only been able to interview juniors at this point besides seniors but even [doing] that it’s cool to reach out to people that you normally wouldn’t talk to and talk to them about something you have in common.” 

The decision to collaborate with C Mag was based on the magazine’s artistic focus, and Pang looks forward to collaborating with C Mag as palystyle develops.

“Right now . . . C Mag’s [and] our Instagrams are connected,” Pang said. “Sometimes C Mag will repost our stuff, but in the future we hope to do more stuff online like writing articles specific to fashion and having more online exclusive stuff.”

It’s cool to reach out to people that you normally wouldn’t talk to and talk to them about something you have in common.”

— Dora Pang, senior

Pang sees a variety of creative options for the accounts’ future, especially surrounding the interviewees.

“I think it would be cool to interview [more] people on what they think the next trend will be,” Pang said. “I think interviewing people more in-depth about what they care about in terms of their style or even fashion sustainability would be interesting to tap in on or if there are specific people who are interested in fashion design.”

If you are interested in being featured on palystyle or know a Paly student who is, DM @palystyle on instagram or email [email protected]