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Fashionista

Lookbook Edition - MinJi Kim - Week 12

Catherine Seok

Q: Why did you choose this outfit? (Day 1)
A: Well, this morning, I checked the weather first. I saw that it would be about 60 degrees, so I wore a scarf. These days, the color camel is trending, and that is why I chose to wear these shoes and this jacket. Plus, I love American Eagle jeans; I wear them everyday.
 
Q: What is your most often worn piece of clothing/jewelry?
A: I wear American Eagle jeans really often, but I would have to say I wear this sweater the most often because I really like wearing jackets, and you always need something to wear underneath the jacket. So, I just wear this sweater because it always matches, even though I don’t like wearing the sweater alone. Even though I wear this sweater so often, I switch it up by wearing different jackets.
 
Q: What’s your favorite accessory?
A: I also really like my necklace I’m wearing right now. I got it from Etsy, and I really wanted it because it’s unique and looks like a waterdrop. These days, because it’s winter, I do not get the chance to show my neck that often, so I don’t wear it as much. In the summer, however, I definitely will.

Q: Who influences your style?
A: My mom! A lot of the clothes I wore were actually borrowed from her, and I feel like we have a very similar sense of style. I also get inspiration from watching chictopia, a Youtube channel. It is an amazing channel because the people in charge study and observe current trends. It is really interesting to watch.
 
Q: How would you classify your sense of style?
A: I really like clean and mature outfits. For example, if I am wearing something thick, like this jacket or scarf, it makes my outfit seem stuffy. So, I balance it by having my hair up. Also, I would say my style is just comfortable.
 
Q: What’s your favorite store/brand?
A: Zara is by far my favorite store. Although it is a little pricy, it has the best jackets; they’re warm, good quality, and their style is timeless. Stores such as H&M and Forever 21 keep up with the current trends, but since trends die quickly, the clothes aren’t made to last. However, Zara’s clothing is more durable.  

Q: As this week’s fashionista, what would you say to anyone who aspires to become a “fashionista”? 
A: I do not actually consider myself a fashionista. I just wear what I want to wear; in fact, a lot of the clothes I wear are clothes that I have had since middle school, but I was just too shy to wear them in public. I would just say [you should] have confidence in what you choose to wear, even if it may not follow trends. All that matters is if it is aesthetically pleasing to yourself. Besides, everyone has to wear clothes, so you might as well make it look nice.

 

Dress Your Friend Edition - Week 11

Melissa Silva and Meilinda Sun

 

- Meilinda's Perspective -

 

I’m not a big fan of stimulating colors. In fact, practically everything in my closet is either pastel blue or pastel pink. I’ve sworn off maroon and avoid olive and beige at all costs. I haven’t worn pants in a month, and skirts, tights, knee-high socks, and high-heeled boots have become the daily grind in this uncharacteristically cold climate.

Melissa, The Prospector’s Flipside Editor, is my Journalism other half (quite literally, since the first four letters of our names are almost the same). Together, we are “front cover, back cover” and “m&ms”. While there are many characteristics which unite us, such as our love of fashion, our styles contrast immensely. Melissa’s style is edgy and fun, featuring bold lipstick and bright, colorful patterns; somehow, her outfits remain perfectly coordinated with her signature headband. Unlike her, I gravitate toward pastel colors, tights, dresses, collared shirts, and sweaters.

This week, we decided to dress each other for a day. To my initial horror, I was assigned to a maroon leather jacket, jeans, and fluffy boots - all Melissa’s closet staples. As someone who layers shirts over dresses, sweaters over shirts, and coats over sweaters, slipping on a pair of jeans and a black shirt in the morning seemed too good to be true.

There were several aspects of the whole transition process which seemed strange. I was instructed to wear earrings with small anchors on them (Melissa says they’re “fun”). Additionally, all of the boots I’ve ever worn have a small heel on the back and are decently comfortable, but when I slipped into deliciously soft boots, I realized that I was missing out on comfort in its purest form. I also adopted Melissa’s signature headband, which stubbornly slipped from my stick-straight hair. The final phase of my transformation into a bona-fide Melissa was lipstick. I applied several coats of my usual color.

“Is this dark enough?”
“Can you go darker?”

After overcoming my initial shock, I proceeded to apply several more coats. Eventually, my headband matched the color of my lips, which matched the color of the jacket. I had finally learned Melissa’s secret to color-coordination.  Many of my friends noticed my Melissa-sanctioned makeover.

“Nice jacket!”
“You have new hair!”
(I wasn’t actually gifted with a new set of hair, but I don’t usually tie it, and I certainly try to minimize my headband usage).
“You should wear jeans more often. They look nice!”

All the items Melissa had me wear were items on which I had long sworn off partially because I didn’t believe I could pull them off: jeans would never work on my legs, and my face was too round to look good with my hair up. I realized, however, that stepping out of my comfort zone and deviating from my daily fashion regimen was fun, and even eye-opening.

By the end of the day, I had endured eight hours of wearing the outfit of a girl who doesn’t know what oxfords are and doesn’t own a single pair of plain black tights. While I may never purchase my own leather jacket, Melissa owns her unique sense of style, and stepping into her shoes (and clothes) for a day helped me recognize the importance of acknowledging my insecurities head-on.

And the next day, I wore a skirt, a sweater, and tights… 


- Melissa's Perspective -

Never have I worn so many layers at once. I had a dress, a sweater, a scarf, and a heavy jacket. Add that on to the tights, knee high socks, and boots, and you have one hot person (interpret that however you may). 

I tend to wear jeans or leggings, usually accompanied by a simple shirt and matching, patterned accessories. Of course, my top priority is always a matching headband. With a winter wardrobe comprising mainly of reds, greens, and grays, my style is almost exactly the opposite of Meilinda’s.

I was excited to get Meilinda into some jeans for once, and even more thrilled to see her with a headband and her hair up. I barely gave any thought to what she would dress me in, though.

I can’t categorize Meilinda’s style into any one specific type. I usually see her with some interesting shoes (which I recently discovered are called “oxfords”), tights and/or knee high socks, and multiple layers on top, usually consisting of a shirt, a cardigan, a scarf, and some sort of coat. And who could forget the pearl earrings? I guess I could call it “retro-preppy” with extreme layering. I admire her for creating that very unique style and for pulling it off to the extent that I never questioned how it would work on anyone else. 

When she handed me the bag filled to the brim with clothes, I had to carefully analyze in what order to put each clothing article on. 

“So does the cardigan go on top of the dress?”
“Where else would it go?”
“And what’s this pink thing? Oh.”

By the time I figured it out, Meilinda was done changing. 

I immediately started to feel the heat. During my first class, I probably turned as pink as the scarf I was wearing. I gradually began to remove layer after layer, first the coat, then the scarf. I don’t know how she manages to make it through every day with that mountain of clothes on her...

Many people commented on my outfit, generally saying it looked cute. I’m sure they noticed the sudden change in style, but no one was able to immediately place whose outfit it was. In one instance, when a classmate, also on The Prospector staff, was unable to recognize the outfit, it took a simple Meilinda-like pose (holding the skirt and perkily going “HELLO”) to get him to identify it. 

I was also met with many confused, judgemental looks, along with comments like “What the preppy?” Once I told people I was dressing like Meilinda, though, they got it.

Perhaps the most painful part of the day was having to manage my hair, which I never let down completely. While Meilinda has slick, straight hair, my naturally curly hair, which I often straighten, is textured and poofy. There’s a reason I always wear a headband. I had a backup one (as always, because preparation is key in times of desperation), but I remained strong the entire day and resisted the urge, the NEED to put that headband on. I was self conscious of the growing poofiness of my hair, so I cheated every now and then and put my hair up in a quick ponytail or bun. 

Being Meilinda for a day was interesting and fun. It forced me to step out of my comfort zone in terms of how I present myself, from head to toe. The pearl earrings made me feel more elegant, while the bright pink scarf on the pastel blue cardigan made me feel slightly uncoordinated. As someone who feels more comfortable with color coordination, that combination was definitely something I would not have tried myself. 

I was glad to be back in my own clothes at the end of the day. Not that I don’t like Meilinda’s style -- it just doesn’t feel like me. Switching outfits really helped me realize how important my style is to me, just as I’m sure Meilinda’s is to her. My style is my identity (quite literally, as I have been referred to multiple times as “headband girl”), and assuming someone else’s style for a day felt strange. So back to my pants, fun earrings, and dear, dear headbands...

 


No Shave November Edition - Aakash Adesara - Week 10

Jeremy Xue

Q:  Why do you do no-shave?
A:  I did it sophomore year, junior year, and this year. It’s really fun, I try to get my friends and random people involved and do it, and every year, my beard grows out a bit more and the reactions are always pretty similar.

Q:  What were some of the reactions that you received by doing noshave?
A:  Well what always happens is for the first couple days, I have this childish look and it’s just usual reactions from people. Into the second and third week, people start noticing the beard and it starts shaping around the jawline and stuff. Fourth week is around the time when people ask to feel my beard and it’s pretty bushy. For the most part, most guys say the beard looks cool on me and make me look mature. Girls on the other hand are more split. I’d say like ¾ of my female friends think my beard looks disgusting whereas the other ¼ says it’s a good look. I don’t know, depends on the person I guess.

Q:  What did you have to do to maintain your facial hair
A:  Oooh, fun question. This year, I bought a trimmer from target. With it, I was able to shape my beard with it. It’s like one of those electric razors barbers use to shave off behind the neck hair and do sideburns and stuff. Apart from just maintaining the shape, I also started creaming my beard downwards so it’s not too scraggly and all over the place. I also had to make sure the mustache hairs didn’t get too long since it started tickling my lips and felt kinda gross. I also had to comb it downwards in the final couple days of the month. 

Q:  Did you enjoy the experience?
A:  Yes! It was interesting to see how people treated me differently as the beard continued to grow out. Like, first it was just kiddy and the adults in my life like teachers and my parents and friends parents just treated me like a kid and then as it began growing out, people treated me like I’m really old. There was this one time I had a conversation with this Stanford PhD and at the end of it, she asked me where I went to college and I was all like, “Umm, I’m still a senior in high school haha” and she went like “Wahhhhh”.

Q:  Was there any part of your lifestyle that you had to change by doing no-shave?
A:  Well, I developed this habit of stroking my beard in class all the time. On December 1st, I was just sitting i class and reached up to stroke my chin but realized my beard wasn’t there and it just felt really weird.

Q:  How often do you normally shave?
A:  Depends. If nothing’s going on, once every week. If I’m lazy then I let it grow out for 2 weeks. If there is a party or formal event or something, I just get rid of it.

 

Photos Courtesy of Jeremy Xue.

Lilian Mino - Week 9

Allison Lo

Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would say it’s simple and monochromatic. I usually just wear grays and blacks, and if it’s too boring I wear a statement piece, like a necklace.


Q: Where do you get your fashion inspirations?
A: Mainly from Instagram or Tumblr. There’s this one person [on Instagram], Alyssa Lenore, and she’s like the queen, and her outfits are always so perfect.


Q: Which stores do you like to shop at most? Why?
A: Zara, Topshop, and Forever21. [Zara’s] quality is super good; it’s pretty pricey, but [it’s] really worth it. For Forever21, it’s on the cheaper side, but they have a whole variety of different styles.


Q: What kind of clothes or accessories do you like to buy from those places? Why?
A: I usually just go for basics, so anything from tees to cardigans or jackets because layering is so much easier than [wearing] really complicated pieces. 


Q: What clothes or accessories do you usually look for when you go shopping?
A: Anything gray or black, but accessory-wise I prefer silver [pieces of jewelry] because I feel like they just look really clean with the whole gray-and-black scheme.


Q: What do you find yourself buying the most often?
A: Definitely T-shirt dresses and basic tees. [I have] four to six different gray T-shirts, but they’re all different shades, so I’m like Fifty Shades of Grey but not really… I’m like Six Shades of Grey. And then, I always look at a lot of shoes because I feel like they’re so versatile— you can totally change up your style with one pair of shoes. 


Q: Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?
A: Not really because I try to go for comfort, but at the same time I want to be stylish. [Sometimes] the pair of shoes I get doesn’t offer both of them, so I can’t really decide.


Q: What type of clothes express you the best? Why?
A: I feel like I’ve said this so many times, but the whole monochromatic theme. I wear black when I’m happy, and I wear black when I’m sad, and it’s just so versatile and easy to style, and it matches with everything. You can’t go wrong with it, but I usually go for gray more because it looks less scary and intimidating than black.


Q: What are your favorite fashion trends? 
A: I love that turtlenecks are coming back, obviously [gestures to turtleneck sweater], because—when you’re six years old, you’re like “Oh my god, they’re so gross,” but, like, they’re so cute!


Q: What would you say is the most important piece for an outfit? Why?
A: I would say a statement piece because—it could be anything from a necklace to a watch to cute shoes or distressed jeans or something, but [a statement piece] can totally amp up your outfit to make it from casual to all dressed up. 


Q: Do you like to plan out your outfits ahead of time or right before you go to school?
A: I’m not a morning person. So, I wake up when school starts.  I usually just try to establish an outfit the night before and go from there.


Q: Do you have a favorite piece of clothing? Why do you like it?
A: I have this Zara top…from Zara…and it’s gray and it’s a low cut V-neck, and it’s, like, the most comfortable thing in the world. It literally feels like you’re wearing a cloud. And I feel like with that you could wear a flannel, or a leather jacket, or a skirt, or shorts, or jeans, and it can totally change [depending on what you’re wearing].


Q: What style tips would you give to someone who wants to be a “fashionista”?
A: I’d say [you should] try to impress yourself, not other people because I feel like it’s more important to be more comfortable than to have other people be like “Oh, I love your outfit.” Like I said, it doesn’t really matter what other people think as long as you feel like you look amazing, [because] then you will [look] amazing. 

 

Photos Courtesy of Jason Muñoz.

Jeremy Whited - Week 8

Aishwarya Laddha

Q: How would you classify your style?
A: I would say elegant simplicity.

Q: Has anyone or anything particularly inspired you?
A: My brother actually. At the beginning, he was the one who got me into fashion. I am [also] inspired by Scandinavian fashion [and], [. . .] Alexander Wang.

Q: How do you go about selecting your outfits in the morning?
A:  Sometimes I do them the night before if I am feeling very proactive about it. But usually, in the morning, it depends. Sometimes I will look at a piece and [ask myself], “Okay, what can I build off of this? What’s the theme for today? Do I want to go monochrome or add an accent of color?”

Q: Do you follow trends?
A: Trends- not so much. I was going to start following sportswear, you know like casual sportswear for a while. But I decided not to. Well, I guess I do, but I try to keep it contained to something small . . . [for example], the polka-dot trend that started a couple years ago, I just try to keep that [contained to] a tie as opposed to a statement piece so I do not waste as much money.

Q: Is there any particular reason you dress the way you do?
A: Well, it is really fun for me. In the future I might be interested in going into fashion design.

Q: What is the most essential component required to complete any outfit?
A: For me, it has to be accessories. Because you can have an outfit and it can look really nice, but I think it is accessories that really put it together because that’s what individualizes you most. Like I am in love with rings, I’ve been wearing them since I was in seventh grade so that’s what defines me. I would say that accessories are what truly gives that little spice- it’s like spice on a hot dish.

Q: Where do you like to shop and what are some underrated stores?
A: H&M and Banana Republic, but you can sometimes find a gem at a thrift store. And Uniqlo, definitely; Uniqlo is underrated for jeans, because they have really good jeans.

Q: What advice do you have for someone who wants to become a Fashionista, like yourself?
A: First just learn the basics. Learn about color combinations, fit, and just go crazy. Dress up in whatever [...] look in the mirror [and] see what works for you. You can find your style that way. Just have a ton of fun with it and don’t care about what other people think.

 

Photos Courtesy of Jason Muñoz.

Samantha Mendenhall - Week 7

Erin Song

Q:  How would you describe your style?
A:  My style is kind of retro and sometimes edgy or bright. It really varies.

Q:  Do you usually follow a certain style when dressing up for the day?
A:  My style really depends on my [current] mood and the way I feel the day before. [For example,] if I feel happy, I will wear bright colors. If I feel like I can accomplish anything in the world, I [will] wear mostly red or black, usually with red lipstick.

Q:  Do you usually prepare your outfits before getting dressed for school, or do you choose your outfits in the morning?
A:  [I choose my outfits] in the spur of the moment!  Just to feel confident.  I get really stressed out during the school year, so I might as well look good while doing it.

Q:  What are your favorite stores to buy clothes?
A:  Forever 21 and mainly TopShop. I need to go thrift shopping more often[, too].

Q:  Is there any specific type of clothing that you like to wear?
A:  A lot of things that are retro and vintage.

Q:  What is your go-to piece to make an outfit complete?
A:  Makeup, lipstick, a statement piece... A go-to piece [is] something that gives a unique taste, so for me, that would be my flower crowns. I usually [wear] a flower crown and jewelry.

Q:  Where do you get fashion inspiration?
A:  I’m always inspired by other people: Solange [Knowles], Janelle Monae, and the Goes family [laughs].

Q:  What would you tell people who would want to emulate your style?
A:  Just be yourself - be comfortable. If you don’t feel like you can pull it off then it will seem like you can’t pull it off. If you are comfortable wearing it, wear it, and don’t feel pressured [to do anything].

 

Photos Courtesy of Ethan Qi.

Gloria Kandeh - Week 6

Josephine Robinson

Q:  How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
A:  It usually takes me about an hour. I get up around 6 and take a shower, then I do my makeup, and if I have not picked out an outfit already, I spend 15 to 20 minutes picking one out. 

Q:  How do you decide what to wear (do you pre-plan it)?
A:  Sometimes I pre-plan it the night before if I'm planning on wearing something not too casual, or sometimes I'll just wake up and find something to wear based on how I'm feeling. I take the weather and the type of day I’m going to have into account. I might feel like wearing a hoodie and leggings because it's cloudy outside and I have 3 tests, or I might decide to wear a skirt and curl my hair because I went to sleep early and we're watching a movie in class.

Q:  How would you describe your style?
A:  My style is a little more laid back and simple, I usually wear simple pieces and one statement piece. Like right now, for example, I'm wearing simple shoes and a simple crop top, and my statement piece would be my high waisted jeans.  

Q:  Where do you get your style inspiration?
A:  Probably just a lot of the Instagram fashion accounts like daniellexclothes [and] outfit of the day accounts- they post daily so that's some inspiration I incorporate into my wardrobe. 

Q:  Do you have a favorite place to shop at?
A:  Forever 21, and I love online shopping at places like gojane.com, make a chic, and h&m.

Q:  What are your favorite accessories? 
A: My smile, but also definitely headbands.

Q:  Do you wear specific colors for the different seasons?
A:  I don't usually do that, I usually just wear soft colors all year round and generally stay away from neon colors. 

Q:  Which celebrity’s style do you like the most?
A:  Kylie Jenner, I love her style. It is a little on the risqué side, but I like the fact that she wears whatever she wants and expresses herself through her clothes. 

Q:  What staple pieces do you have in your closet?
A:  My staple pieces are my crop tops and flannels. 

Q:  What do you wear on a lazy day?
A:  A pair of athletic shorts, a t-shirt and sneakers. 

Q:  How do you decide on what clothes to put in your shop? (Kiwiclothing) 
A:  I go through Instagram and see what's trending and what people are wearing. I also go through fashionista accounts and see what I like. 

 

Photos Courtesy of Jason Muñoz.

Abby Won - Week 5

Catherine Seok

Q:  What part of fashion interests you the most? Why?
A:  Shoes are definitely my favorite because there are so many options you have compared to jackets. I really like boots and sandals a lot; I don’t wear a lot of sneakers. Boots are pretty versatile, I guess I just really like wearing clothes for fall.

Q:  What’s your go-to store? Why?
A:  Forever 21, they have everything that I need!  I usually buy a lot of sweaters a lot of plain t-shirts [because] they’re good for winter [while] in the summer, I get a lot of crop tops.

Q: What’s your absolute favorite item of clothing or accessory that own?
A: My watch. It’s from Nordstrom and I like it as a birthday present. I’ve been wanting it for a really long time and it means a lot to me.      

Q:  How would you describe your style? What were you influenced by?
A:  I just go with the trends! [For example, some] upper classmen that graduated are "instafamous".  They’re super nice and I want to be like them. Their style is unique, and they only dress to please themselves. Also, their style is unique and #ootdwatch worthy.

Q:  How has your style evolved over time?
A:  It’s still the same; I still follow trends, it’s just that now I’m comfortable wearing whatever I want. In the past, I tried to flaunt my style by wearing things that made me look really fobby. What I mean by comfortable is even though I like wearing [nice clothes], I could wear sweatpants and be comfortable with it.

Q:  What’s one piece of clothing that you can’t live without?
A:  I was going to say a bra, but I don’t think I can say that. So I would say jeans. They’re basically a staple someone needs in their closet, because you can wear basically any top with them. [For example,] on lazy days, I’d just throw on a sweater, and some days when I kind of want to try, I’d wear a tank top and a cardigan. You can wear anything with jeans. They’re comfortable!

Q:  Why do you think your style is unique?
A:  I guess what makes [my style] unique is that I don’t care what other people think [of] what I wear. I don’t always dress up, so it’s not like I have a daily reputation to keep.

Q:  What “non-mainstream” stores do you like to shop at?
A:  I like thrift shopping at random stores, too! Most of the time I end up buying men’s clothes because they’re more versatile than girls’. Usually I would buy big [men’s] shirts from Uniqlo. They fit pretty well and they look ok as well.

Q:  What are some underrated trends that you like?
A:  I actually like socks and sandals. Nowadays, people look at them and say, “WHAT ARE THOSE,” but [they’re] so comfortable ...

Q: How do you use clothing to express yourself?
A: I choose comfort over trying to stand out for others! Other people’s opinions don’t really matter to me, and I just wear what I want.

Q: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a “fashionista?”
A: You don’t have to stand out to be different or show of your style. You can wear anything and that could be your sense of style. It’s all up to you!

 

Photos Courtesy of Jason Muñoz.

Spirit Edition - Week 4

Erin Song

 

Photos Courtesy of Jason Muñoz and Jeremy Xue.

Vaibhav Vijaykar - Week 3

Maithilee Kanthi

Q: How would you categorize your style?
A: I guess I’m more on the preppier side, I try to be classy. I like to be creative with prints- I own lots of prints, like lobsters and puppies and floral and stripes and just a bunch of patterns really. But I do like to be sort of minimalistic, in the sense that I won’t wear super bright colors [...] I prefer muted shades.

Q: Why do you care about fashion?
A: I enjoy dressing up, looking good, and wearing clothes that represent me. I guess I’m just more conscious of what I wear than some other guys.

Q: Where do you like to shop?
A: I like Zara’s, sometimes Forever 21 (keep that on the down-low). I do a lot of online shopping, like Topman and Grand Frank.

Q: What is one accessory you can’t live without?
A: Usually I wear scarves at night, I love wearing scarves. Or super cool printed socks. I have one pair from New York with taxis printed on them and then one pair with just pizzas all over them. My favorite are my floral socks, with vibrant colors- they’re my lucky socks. I just like to have fun with socks [...] they’re the only times I like to wear bright colors.

Q: What do you like best about your outfits?
A: I can be comfortable with what I’m wearing and it gives me confidence. Not just in terms of physical appearance but also in terms of mentality- if I look good I perform better.

Q: What gives you inspiration for your outfits?
A: I get some ideas from GQ sometimes. I also like some fashionistas; Blake Scott or Perkins Bien Aimé I follow them on Instagram. 

 

Photos Courtesy of Jason Muñoz.

Danielle Nagtalon - Week 2

Michelle Pyke

Q:  How would you categorize your style in general?
A:  I think it [depends on] how I feel in the morning or how I want to present myself [that day] because sometimes I want to feel Bohemian or maybe I feel a little bit more relaxed and I just want to tone it down.  Sometimes I want to be bold.  I accept a lot of different styles.

Q:  Which style would you describe as your favorite?
A:  That’s really hard for me because I really like looking at some people [who are] classy and sometimes I like the grudge/rock look.  It depends.

Q:  How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
A:  I would say thirty minutes.

Q:  Does that include doing your hair?
A:  Yeah, it’s makeup, hair, and clothes.  During the weekends recently, I have all of my outfits set for the week, so in the morning I’m not rushing or anything.  On the weekends I take pictures with Jason for my blog, so now that I have all those pictures ready, I can just post them daily.

Q:  What kind of makeup style do you like the best?
A:  It depends on the look I’m trying to go for.  A lot of times I get lazy and just do eyeliner.

Q:  Where do you usually get your clothes from?
A:  Recently I’ve been thrifting a lot, so I like to save money.  I feel like you could have a lot of good finds at Goodwill and Savers instead of spending 20 dollars on a shirt.

 
 

Q:  Is there any person or any place that gives you inspiration for your look?
A:  I’d say a lot of Youtubers.  There’s Jenn Im (from clothesencounters) and she’s a big influence on me.  I love watching her videos and she inspires me to do more like making a blog and sharing what I love to do.

Q:  Have you ever thought of doing Youtube or will you just stick with blogs?
A:  I’m going to stick with doing blogs for now, but I was thinking this summer maybe I could start doing Youtube or just doing fashion hauls.

Q:  What do you like best about your outfits?
A:  I think it’s more unique [because I] dress the way [I] want to dress.  I like that freedom.

Q:  Do you have a favorite accessory?
A: HATS.  Like not just one hat, but I’m obsessed with hats.  It could be a cowboy hat or it could be one of those floppy hats or even a baseball cap or a beanie.

Q:  How often do you go shopping?
A:  Sometimes on the weekends if I have time.  The only place I’ll go to is just Goodwill down the street.

 

Photos Courtesy of Jason Muñoz.

Hannah Goes - Week 1

Delanie Medina

Q: How would you categorize your style?  
A: I’d probably just go with vintage since I don’t just shop at any one type of store or restrict myself to certain brands.  

Q: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
A: Around 25 to 30 minutes, it really depends on how I choose to do my makeup and hair that day like if I do thicker and longer eyeliner or put on lipstick, it’ll take longer.

Q: What type of makeup look do you like best?
A: Definitely dark and thick eyeliner, I never leave the house without any on because it completes every outfit.

Q: Where do you usually get your clothes from?
A: Usually swap meets, thrift stores, and vintage shops. I always find great things when I go, it’s fun. It's actually really funny because when people ask me where I get my clothes, I don’t know how to respond since I usually just pull them out of a trash bag or large bin at a swap meet. Swap meets are really exciting because you never know what you're gonna find and the stuff people bring is always reasonably priced.

Q: Is there any person or any place that gives you inspiration for your look?
A: My mom has definitely influenced me and my style but so has Debbie Harry, Twiggy, and Cher from the movie Mask. I’d also have to attribute a lot of my look to Alex Olson and his latest brand, Bianca Chandon, because he's going for the 70's style and I love that type of style.

Q: What do you like best about your outfits?
A: They’re always unique and I never accidentally match with anyone. I love going out and finding new things so I always have a new outfit to wear.

Q: Do you have a favorite accessory?
A: Yeah, my chunky sterling silver and turquoise rings but I’m also really attached to my 14k gold Elvis necklace.

Q: How often do you go shopping?
A: Like once a week but I mostly go to swap meets so it doesn’t really count as shopping! If I can’t go to a meet, I’ll usually just go to a thrift shop or a vintage store. I rarely go to the mall and if I do, it’s only to buy makeup.

 

Photos Courtesy of Jason Muñoz.