Step Alongside a Stylist’s Sole

March 30th, 20171:53 am @

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stylist shoes-18Are your shoes your style twin or your alter ego? We explore this question by interviewing six website stylists and their favorite pair of shoes. Can you see the resemblance?

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Eliza Culp, SEAS’19, Mechanical Engineering

What’s your shoes’ name?
Armanno and Basil.
If they could go on a vacation anywhere, where would they go?
Visit the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
What’s their guilty pleasure?
Taking short walks on the beach.
You would never see them paired with this item…
A cotton groutfit.
What are they yelling right now?
They wouldn’t yell, they’s calmly say “it’s chill.”
What’s your favorite fashion purchase?
Silk pajama shirt from Goodwill.
Name the trend that you use to wore that makes you cringe the most:
Ugh, polyester/spandex goucho pants in elementary school. Also I had transition glasses/sunglasses.
You have a free Saturday. What do you do?
Bike to Chinatown to get dim sum, then head over to Ritz at the Bourse to see a film.
What’s the best piece of fashion advice you have ever been given?
“If you don’t want to wear what everyone else is wearing, then don’t:” My mom when I was in elementary school going through my Hollister.
What’s the brand you dream of owning?
A  wardrobe of Balenciaga button down shirts.
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Natasha Guy, Wharton ’20, Marketing & Social Impact and Responsibility, Minor in Fine Arts

What’s your shoes’ name?
Juno.
If they could go on a vacation anywhere, where would they go?
Paris.
What’s their guilty pleasure?
Going to the art museum alone.
You would never see them paired with this item…
I would pair them with anything.
What are they yelling right now?
“Walk slower.”
What’s your favorite fashion purchase?
My green army jacket from a Parisian thrift store.
Name the trend that you use to wore that makes you cringe the most:
My side bangs that my sister cut for me.
You have a free Saturday. What do you do?
Sit outside and listen to music.
What’s the best piece of fashion advice you have ever been given?
Does it make you happy?
What’s the brand you dream of owning?
I’m not really a brand lover.
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Eliza Halpin, CAS ’20, History

What’s your shoes’ name?
Selene.
If they could go on a vacation anywhere, where would they go?
Libson, Portugal.
What’s their guilty pleasure?
Wine nights.
You would never see them paired with this item…
Anything that is a bright color.
What are they yelling right now?
“Let’s hit the dance floor!”
What’s your favorite fahion purchase?
Thigh-high heeled boots.
Name the trend that you use to wore that makes you cringe the most:
Orange floral gauchos.
You have a free Saturday. What do you do?
Go out with my friends.
What’s the best piece of fashion advice you have ever been given?
To wear what I like and not worry about what is technically trendy.
What’s the brand you dream of owning?
Nasty Gal.
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Kiley Mahoney, CAS ’20, Philosophy, Politics, Economics or Modern Middle Eastern Studies

What’s your shoes’ name?
Kiyoko.
If they could go on a vacation anywhere, where would they go?
Paris or Seoul.
What’s their guilty pleasure?
Their quarter-yearly cleaning.
You would never see them paired with this item…
Fishnet tights.
What are they yelling right now?
“Please respect me!”
What’s your favorite fashion purchase?
A vintage Ferrari bomber jacket.
Name the trend that you use to wore that makes you cringe the most:
Layering a short sleeve T over a long sleeved one or wearing a high waist belt over a top. 2007-2009 was a weird time for me.
You have a free Saturday. What do you do?
Sleep in so late that my friends have to bang on my door because they think I am dead.
What’s the best piece of fashion advice you have ever been given?
You can pull anything off if you do it with confidence.
What’s the brand you dream of owning?
Elie Saab or Marchesa.
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Sara Seyedroudbari, CAS ’20, Undecided

What’s your shoes’ name?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
If they could go on a vacation anywhere, where would they go?
Budapest, Hungary. There is so much city walking to be done there.
What’s their guilty pleasure?
Getting dirty after I take literally one step outside.
You would never see them paired with this item…
Culottes. I did it once and learned that I’m definitely not tall enough to pull those off without heels.
What are they yelling right now?
“NOT another pair of Superstars.”
What’s your favorite fashion purchase?
A giant sweatshirt dress that I wear probably twice a year, but it’s the comfiest thing to exist on this earth.
Name the trend that you use to wore that makes you cringe the most:
Hot Topic in general…
You have a free Saturday. What do you do?
Force my friends to come to with me to whatever weird event or location I find (Past examples include graffiti pier, hot yoga with art and… strange music).
What’s the best piece of fashion advice you have ever been given?
If you feel like an outfit is missing something, jewelry is the answer 90 percent of the time. The other 10 percent is if you’re already wearing jewelry then yikes, sorry I have no advice.
What’s the brand you dream of owning?
American Apparel. RIP.
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Sydney Shiffman, CAS ’20, Undecided

What’s your shoes’ name?
Margaux.
If they could go on a vacation anywhere, where would they go?
Amsterdam.
What’s their guilty pleasure?
Chocolate covered strawberries.
You would never see them paired with this item…
Overalls.
What are they yelling right now?
“Watch out for the subway grate!”
What’s your favorite fashion purchase?
My favorite little black dress. It has cutouts down the back and part of the front with a high slit in the back and a halter neck.
Name the trend that you use to wore that makes you cringe the most:
Neon Sugar Lips tank tops.
You have a free Saturday. What do you do?
Go downtown for brunch, shopping, walking and dinner.
What’s the best piece of fashion advice you have ever been given?
It’s cliche, but beauty is pain. I wore these shoes two days in a row, and I still couldn’t feel eight of my toes the next day. It was worth it.
What’s the brand you dream of owning?
Vera Wang.
-Emily Cieslak
Photos by Emily Johnson. Stylist’s clothing.