Clarification: We updated this post and omitted the phrase “Asian-inspired” in Ehiemere’s description of her style because the editors consider the phrase culturally insensitive.
Nkem Ehiemere, a first-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student, was walking back to the Hill when we spotted her unique look. Ehiemere knows exactly what she likes and what she absolutely does not. When asked to describe her style, she didn’t hesitate to tell us that she tries to mix her clothing with typical ‘50s pin-up items. This student also follows a certain number of rules. She told Mojo that she NEVER wears flats or pants. Perhaps it is her impressive discipline that makes her style work so well?
Whatever it is, one thing is sure: The girl knows how to shop. Her shoes were – brace yourselves – 63 cents from a thrift store. A pro thrifter, Ehiemere also scored her shirt at Savers. As for the crown jewel of this outfit, the student’s patterned dress, she bought it off eBay from an independent designer who specializes in vintage pin-up dresses.