Fall

Fallin’ for the Joss Queen

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Jacket: Thrifted, Top: Topshop, Skirt: Vintage Woolrich,
Sunglasses: Barton Perreira, Earrings: Vintage,
Bracelets: Gifted, Ring: Tiffany & Co, Shoes: Dansko

Model: Cecilia Hoang

Cecilia is a sophomore from Scottsdale, Arizona who is a tentative Sociology major and dreams of dismantling capitalism. She is inspired by the fashion of Edna Mode, Solange Knowles, Tilda Swinton, Yayoi Kusama, Olivia Josselyn, and Alexander Wang’s six year-old niece. In high school, she was obsessed with erotic fan fiction about Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger (“Dramione”), and she thinks of herself as a Jeff Winger-Miranda Hobbes hybrid.

Photographer: Drew Leventhal

Kickin’ Off Fall

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IMG_7600Shirt: H&M, Vest: Calvin Klein, Pants: H&M Skinny Black Jeans, Sunglasses: J. Crew, Headphones: Audio Technica “ash – m50x”, Watch: Casio,
Laptop: Apple Macbook Pro, Shoes: Nike Air Flights

Model: Francis Kundi

Francis is a sophomore from Moultrie, Georgia, who is currently majoring in Japanese. He loves singing and dancing, and also enjoys playing sports and video games. Francis is the Co-Music Director of the People of Color Affinity Group, UJIMA, and is also a musical pitch for the acapella group, The Accidentals.

Photographer: Ellis Kim

A Hint of 80s

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Beanie: H&M, Jacket: Thrifted, Top: Thrifted, Skirt: Thrifted,
Open ring: Gifted, Gold ring: Thrifted, Bracelet: Vintage, Backpack: Amazon, Shoes: Amazon

Model: Ariel Looser

I’m an Environmental Studies major, class of 2016, from New York. Someone once told me I was “the most extreme health goth” they knew, which I’d say sounds like an overstatement, but I guess that’s how some see my style. Definitely my wardrobe consists of a lot of black, white and grey. Personally, I’d say there’s a touch of 80’s influence…? As for fun facts, I was struggling a little, so I asked some friends. The first thing that most of them suggested was my avid veggie eating–in fact I went as a grim vegetable reaper for Halloween this year because I (pardon the pun) kill at eating veggies.

Photographer: Drew Leventhal

Summer Glimpse of Hanbok

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Blouse: 2001 Outlet, Skirt: MICHYEORA,
Sunglasses: South Korea, Belt: Handmade, Necklace: Gifted, Bracelet: Gifted,
Wallet: South Korea, Shoes: 2001 Outlet

Model: So Sun Park

So Sun is from South Korea and is a senior, majoring in Drama and Media Studies with a focus on computer science and the performing arts. She is more interested in the production aspects — lighting and sound design — and is currently working on her Media Studies thesis about virtual reality within the entertainment industry. She has been leading Vassar Sori (the traditional Korean music drumming club) to spread diverse cultural experiences on campus.
Sosun also keeps a blog at http://www.sosunnyproject.wordpress.com

Photographers: Drew Leventhal and Ellis Kim

Greetings From London

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5Beanie: H&M, Jacket: New Yorker, Kimono Cardigan: TALLY WEiJL, Top: Topshop, Shorts: H&M, Necklace: Bijou Brigitte, Bracelets: gifted, Earrings: Primark, Purse: thrifted, Shoes: H&M

Model: Hannah Kemper

Hannah is a first year studying Japanese and Korean at The School of Oriental and Africana Studies. Although born in England, she considers Budapest to be her hometown. She enjoys living in London because it allows her to freely express herself and finds the diverse city a source of inspiration. Her favorite fashion bloggers are Claire Marshall, Jenn Im, and Eugenie Gray. Hannah describes her sense of style as “put together but quirky.”

Photographer: Ellis Kim

Dynamic Duo

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IMG_9630On Jordan (left) – Top: American Apparel, Skirt: American Apparel, Earrings: friend’s open closet, Turquoise Ring: mother’s, Other Rings: grandmother’s, Shoes: Y.R.U

On Iyana (right) – Shirt: thrifted, Dress: thrifted, Kimono: thrifted, Chocker: gifted, Ring: 50 cent candy machine, Socks: Target, Shoes: Dr. Marten

Models: Jordan Ross and Iyana Shelby

Jordan is a double major in Sociology and Chinese, Class of 2016 from Singapore. Her fashion inspiration used to be a blogger who goes by Rinny Riot, but more recently she has been into the blogger Robynthebank. She only realized this year that she could walk around in platforms and not eat concrete. Jordan does not consider herself fashion oriented at all: “I wear what I like and what feels good.”

‘Iyana’ is a short story portraying life as human trash. When she’s not figuring out what black item to wear off her floor, she’s attempting to maneuver Vassar College as ya #1 sad shawty. When she’s not looking mean as she walks through the Retreat, she’s chilling memorizing neurotransmitters as a Neuro ’16 major.

Photographer: Drew Leventhal

Touch of Red

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IMG_9372 Top: Song for the Mute, Pants: Twins Diverse, Jacket: All Saints, Button Down: Ralph Lauren, Hat: J. Lindeberg, Shoes: Aldo

Model: Yehudi Baptiste

Yehudi is senior majoring in Economics from Miami. He likes almond croissants, cooking, and Italian hand gestures. He is in a mature love affair with Zadie Smith. Yehudi wears black a lot, and he thinks everyone looks good in black.