NAME: MONET MISKE
CLASS STANDING: SENIOR
MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY / PRE-MED
Where are you from?
How would you describe your style?
Minimal, comfortable, and a healthy mix of feminine/masculine.
What’s your fashion inspiration or icon?
Emmanuelle Alt and my mom.
Favorite place to shop?
[Anywhere], as long as I am in love with it, and it is on sale. I rarely ever buy anything at retail.
What fashion trend irritates you the most?
I wouldn’t know; I couldn’t tell you what is on-trend right now.
What would you like to see more of on campus (style-wise)?
I don’t think people take many risks in Hawai‘i, because they don’t have to. The weather remains relatively unchanged year-round; lifestyles are constant; the city is relaxed. People aren’t given the opportunity to exercise their imaginations.
Do you use any special soap/cosmetic product?
For my face, I use Tata Harper’s products. They are handmade in small batches at her farm in Vermont. Each container of product has a stamp with the date it was produced and packaged, and most of the ingredients are grown on-site.
How long does it take you to get ready?
Thirty minutes, which includes a shower.
Your dream fashion item (doesn’t actually need to exist)?
A tulle and lace Lanvin wedding dress, someday.
Do you usually dress up or down for school?
I usually dress for comfort, mostly because I ride my bicycle to school every day. Jeans, a white T-shirt, and sandals. This photo was taken on a day that I was able to drive to school.
How do you manage not having a backpack and taking classes?
I’m taking just one chemistry course this summer session, and I didn’t have lab on the day this photo was taken. I had a small notebook with me for lecture that I set on the side. Otherwise, I have a huge bright-red backpack on me at all times. It’s easier to manage my things on my bicycle that way.
What brand is it, where’d you get it, and how much did you pay for it:
Dress: Vintage, from the Punahou Carnival’s White Elephant sale, $3
Shoes: Theory, from the now-closed Theory shop in Ala Moana, $90
Jacket: 3.1 Phillip Lim, from the 3.1 Phillip Lim shop in SoHo, New York, $695
Belt: Vintage, belonged to my mom
Purse: Coach, a birthday gift