NYU Law Fashion Week(ly)

Written by Ijeoma Eke, Lifestyle Editor | Photography by Ijeamaka Obasi

After a short wait, here is our next set of fabulous NYU Law students. Olivia Ensign ’16, Destiny Dike ’18, and Elvira Li ’17. We asked each student three questions:

1. How would you describe your style?

2. What, or who, inspires your style?

3. What is your favorite article of clothing?

Olivia Ensign ’16
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[My inspiration comes from] the places I’ve lived. I’m all about mixing a California sundress with some Philly boots, and accessories inspired by the East Village.

 

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[My style is] traditional silhouettes with statement pieces.

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The necklace I’m wearing in these pictures is one of my favorites. I like the combination of rose quartz and gunmetal.
Destiny Dike ’18
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I would describe my fashion style as Classic Without Boundaries. Using unique scarves, blouses, and jewelry to dress up essentials, such as cardigans and dresses, provides the structure of a classic outfit, but leaves plenty of room to add personal touches. Growing up in a strong Nigerian community has also created the inclination [in me] to put pieces together confidently, even if they don’t match in the traditional sense. If I can walk [outside] excited about what I have chosen to wear, then it is the perfect outfit.
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[My inspiration is] my mother. When we’d go shopping, she’d ask three questions about any piece that caught our eyes: Is it unique (and not a trend)? Is timeless (and just as fashionable now as it will likely be in ten years)? Can it be mixed-and-matched with other clothing? If yes to all three, it was going in the basket.
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[My favorite articles of clothing] are heels. Heels. And more heels. Wearing a pair of heels encourages us to stand taller, move more boldly, and strut just a little bit wilder. Having a down day? Throw on a pair [of heels] and be on top of the world. Well, at least by three inches.
Elvira Li ’17

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I would describe my style as modern, chic, and sophisticated.
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It’s hard to pinpoint a single source of inspiration since I like different things at different times. For spring/summer 2016, I love the designs of Jil Sander, Jacquemus, and The Row. I also follow bloggers on Instagram, such as Kaitlyn Ham.
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I don’t have an all-time favorite, but my favorite category is probably earrings – I can’t get out the door without a pair of matching earrings.

 

NYU Law Fashion Week(ly)

Written by Ijeoma Eke, Lifestyle Editor | Photography by Ijeamaka Obasi

As we enter the home stretch on this school year, here are another set of three, fashionable NYU Law students. Stephanie LaGumina ’16, Femi Gbede ’16 (LLM), and Zahrah Devji ’16. As you know, we ask each student three questions:

1. How would you describe your style?

2. What, or who, inspires your style?

3. What is your favorite article of clothing?

Stephanie LaGumina

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I think my style is polished, urban chic with a feminine edge. Most of the time I choose simple, flattering designs that I can make my own with fun accessories and statement pieces. I prefer a more elegant, sleek look (although usually not too formal) to an eccentric fashion look. But I don’t really follow any “rules.” I build outfits based on whatever I’m liking at the moment, even if it’s a more eccentric piece than I usually go for.
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My family is Italian, and while I was growing up I would spend every summer in Italy outside of Rome. Even in the small towns there, people are very into keeping up with fashion trends. My personal style has been heavily influenced by the chic, feminine elegance of Italian fashion. I also take cues from my three sisters. They all have such different styles: one is very classic, one modern chic, and one very glamorous and adventurous. They inspire me to try new styles and be more creative in my fashion choices. We are always shopping in each other’s closets!
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My favorite piece changes all the time! Right now I really love a necklace I found while traveling in Dubrovnik last summer. It’s unique and eye-catching without being a big statement piece. I wear it everyday.

 

Femi Gbede

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[My style] is daring. It often “cross examines” conservatism.
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The inspiration is organic; fashion happens everyday when I wake up.

 

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I’ve been all about my hats lately. I like the way they bring my overall getup to life.

 

Zahrah Devji

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I wear a lot of neutrals – greys, blacks and navy blues – but I like to add a bit of pop color or print with an accessory, to make it unique.
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The minimalist chic of older generation French women. I think the key to mastering this French wardrobe is having a few key pieces that fit your body well and work with your personal style and then being able to repurpose them into different outfits. I’m in the process of implementing a 10-piece wardrobe for myself, carefully selecting 10 amazing pieces and being able to wear each in all different ways. I wear a lot of the same pieces in totally different outfits, but I’m definitely not down to 10 pieces yet… that’s the dream!
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A silk scarf. It instantly dresses up a look and there are so many ways to wear it. I will often wear jeans and a black t-shirt and throw on a silk scarf to complete the look!

NYU Law Fashion Week(ly)

Written by Ijeoma Eke, Lifestyle Editor | Photography by Ijeamaka Obasi

This week, we would like to introduce you to three, trendsetting NYU Law students. Ijeoma Eke ’16 (our Lifestyle Editor), Samantha Coxe ’17, and Patrick Taqui ’17 (our Managing Editor). Per usual, we ask our contributors three questions:

1. How would you describe your style?

2. What, or who, inspires your style?

3. What is your favorite article of clothing?

Ijeoma Eke
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I would describe my style as tomboy meets bum chic.

 

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I am inspired by street fashion and ’90s fashion, specifically ’90s sitcoms such as A Different World, The Cosby Show, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
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[My] favorite article of clothing is the shirt I’m wearing. I bought it off of EBay.

Samantha Coxe

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I would describe my fashion style as playful & dynamic. I easily go from sporty-chic, with a pair of ripped denim jeans, a leather jacket and Nikes to edgy, with a studded jacket, black choker, and leather booties to everything in between!

 

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My style is influenced by current trends in magazines, such as Vogue and Elle; what celebrities are wearing, especially Gigi Hadid; my mood; and the music I am listening to the morning I get dressed.
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My favorite article of clothing is my high-waist, black, ripped-at-the-knee jeans. Not only are they unbelievably comfortable, but they are the perfect, basic item for any look.

Patrick Taqui

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[My style is] versatile.  I’m drawn to unusual articles or distinctive patterns, and I structure my outfits to highlight a particular color or element.  I’m pretty comfortable in formal wear, business wear, business casual, and streetwear.
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My dad is pretty old school in the sense that he is extremely attentive to detail and decorum. My mother has a bold, irreverent style that expresses her magnanimous personality. I’ve picked up tips… from [them and] many of the people I’ve worked with.
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Three [articles of clothing] I care about (in no particular order): socks, jackets and ties/fedoras.  OK, four things.