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Smashin’ back-to-school fashion at Suisun Valley Elementary

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Twin brothers Maverick Adam, right, and Apollo Adam, left, pose for a picture in matching red t-shirts on the first day of school, Wednesday. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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From page C1 | August 17, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — The first day of school fashion at Suisun Valley Elementary School ran the gamut from denim to dresses.

First-grader Noelle Rawlinson decided to start the new school year in her favorite dress, which featured “Hello Kitty.” She paired it up with some leggings, a floral headband and hair clip with pink strands attached to it.

“She always wanted to wear that dress,” said mom Jenn Rawlinson. “She loves ‘Hello Kitty.’ ”

Maile Swisher made her debut at the school in blue denim capris with neon stars. The kindergartner topped it off with a pink T-shirt. It brought back memories to her mother, Teresa Montes, who remembered wanting to look like a princess on her first day of school.

“I used to wear a tutu,” she said.

Jace Parkinson wanted to show his support for sports by donning orange and black.

“It’s his own personality,” said his mother, Kim Parkinson.

“I love sports,” the third-grader said. He loves the San Francisco Giants, whose team colors are orange and black.

Younger brother Nathan Parkinson, entering first grade, went for stripes because he likes them.

Sixth-grader Audrey Coffee paired up a denim jacket with a multicolor skirt and a crochet top. Pink was prevalent because it’s her favor color, she said.

Identical twins Apollo and Maverick Adam both wore school T-shirt with jeans. There would be no fooling the teacher, because the second-graders are in different classrooms and wore different shoes.

“This was their idea,” said their father, Robert Adam. “They decided what they wanted to wear.”

He wouldn’t be there to sort out any confusion over who was who.

“I let the teachers figure it out on their own,” he said.

Aziza Yousif, a fifth-grader, went back to school with new clothes and a new hairdo. She cut her long hair over the summer and donated it to Locks of Love. She kept the short cut and hoped friends who hadn’t seen her during the past few months would still recognize her.

She wore a cotton floral print dress with leggings and black shoes with pink laces.

Sisters Emma and Allision Hnatko carried backpacks bearing their names. The comparison stopped there.

Emma, a fifth-grader, wore her favorite T-shirt, which features a cheetah riding a bike. She finished the ensemble with her favorite jeans shorts, leggings and leopard print shoes.

“She’s been working on it all week,” said her mother, Crystal Hnatko.

Emily, a second-grader, wore shorts, a white sweater and flowered shirt.

Peyton Newell and Carmel Tennenbaum, eighth-graders, made their wardrobe selections the night before, via text.

Short blue denim shorts and a sleeveless pink, white and blue T-shirt was Newell’s choice. She said she was looking for comfort.

Carmel had ripped denim jeans, boots and covered a tank-top shirt with a dusty rose waist-length blouse. She topped it off with an anchor necklace.

She said the necklace balanced the outfit while giving her a little bling.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or amaginnis@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
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