156 | Accepts

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“How has being at Penn influenced the way you dress?”

“Mmm.. I have much less time to get dressed in the mornings haha

I feel that Penn accepts everyone as they are. I feel free to be myself even in the way that I dress.”
Seen in Hill College House | Catherine Park
Lea’s Notes: I’mmmmmmm bacck! And ready for action. I had a pretty long hiatus to focus on other projects, but I never ever wanted to leave this ol’ blog of mine. I also expanded this blog to Facebook, so please take a time to like us at ‘Through My Fashion Lens’ and get ready for new posts! Love y’all, muah.

155 | Bond

DSC_0262“I’m not typically a person to get really into dressing up, but there’s something about dressing up with friends that’s always exciting and fun. It’s a bonding experience full of jokes and opinions. Then by the end we look pretty awesome and we’re ready to take the world on.”

“It’s great to be able to dress all cute to explore the city with some amazing people.”

“You come to grow really close to the people you live with that you start doing things together outside of your dorm.”

Seen in Hill House, 4 Blue | Nikki Lin, Savannah Simon, Joan Lim

Lea’s Notes: Long time no post! I missed you guys and my baby, aka blog. I took a bit of a hiatus on this project to pursue something new, an online clothing store! Please spread some love and check it out @ http://www.loveleaclothing.com after you marvel at these gorgeous ladies I’m lucky to live with.

 

 

154 | Trap

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“My style is very much influenced by both my hometown and lifestyle. As a European, I see myself very influenced from German & British street fashion, but also recently my style has evolved with my coming to the US. In the US, being a trap DJ contributes a lot to one’s style and alters it quite a lot, specifically in the direction of street style and my choice of neutral colors, primarily black and grey.”

Seen on Locust Walk | Andro R. Matthewson @ http://www.facebook.com/andyscotofficial/ for all your DJ music needs

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153 | Two Cultures

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“I grew up in ShangHai China, and I’ve lived the other half of my life in NYC. The combination of these two powerful cultures has shaped not just my fashion but also my vision. My style is a reflection of who I am, what I do, and why I do.”

Seen in Hill | David Zhao, check him out @ www.david-zhao.com

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152 | True

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“I think my style is kind of inspired by the women in my family actually…the watch I’m wearing was my mother’s and the cross necklace was my great grandmother’s whom I was named after. My Grandma Mary introduced me to really floral patterns—I remember buying the dress a few years ago because it reminded me of the handkerchiefs she used to show us. It’s kind of funny to say that my fashion choices are inspired by old women, but it’s true.”

Seen Near College Green | Carlie Ostrom

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151 | Special Touch

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“Being from LA, I’m definitely immersed in a very fashionable environment, which means great exposure to the latest styles. That being said, a busy city life makes for a wardrobe with a lot of denim, black, and white staples that I personalize with tons of accessories. I think there’s something to be said for a classic look that you individualize with the special touches.”

Seen on the Bridge | Natalia Sanchez-Nigolian

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150 | Urban

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“I would say my hometown, Prince George’s County, Maryland, influences more who I wear than what I wear, since everyone there pretty much wears the same thing but in different colors and brands. Back home brands such as Helly Hansen, New Balance, Ralph Lauren, Jordan, and Nike are very popular. Mostly urban street wear is worn. I would say that I could usually be found in street wear but I also really like more prep styles, even though those are not really worn back home. But here at UPenn I’m finding that prep is the most prevalent style of dress.”

Seen on Locust Walk | Walter Little

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