Tyra Banks may have been the most well-known, fashionable student to grace our campus in recent years; yet, every day many of her lesser-known classmates express their diverse fashion styles while strutting the runways of Spangler and Aldrich. Here are just a few of HBS’s own fashionistas.
Lynn Yu, NG (pictured in See by Chloe dress, Wolford tights, Lanvin flats) Mary: What did you do before HBS? Lynn: I worked in the Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group at Goldman Sachs. Then I worked in M&A at Michel Dyens, an investment bank in Paris which focuses on luxury goods and retail. At Michel Dyens we shared the same street as Valentino and other high-end designers who were also our clients, so everyone in my office was always super well-dressed. A certain dress code was expected. Mary www.replicabestsale.co.uk: Do you think there should be a dress code at HBS? Lynn: (Laughter) A lot of girls here dress very well; but, maybe there should be less sweatshirts and sweat pants. On the first day of school everyone was well-dressed because Frances told us we had to; but, it went downhill afterwards. Mary: Were you the female student in the RC class who was revealed to own over 30 pairs of jeans in the Marketing projection bias survey? Lynn: No, oh no. I like them on other girls. But I have maybe five pairs as I pretty much wear them at the airport or during finals season. Mary: Heels or flats? Lynn: Heels make me feel more confident, feminine, and also alert because when I wear heels I have to pay attention about where I’m going. So, if I don’t want to drink much coffee, I wear heels. I also wear them during phone interviews. Mary: What was your most recent fashion splurge? Lynn: It actually happened last night. I bought a pair of Jimmy Choo flats in an Oxford loaf style that are kind of glittery. Mary: Speaking of glitter, do you ever wear glitter on your eyes or stockings ripped all up the side? Lynn: Glitter on my eyes sometimes, but my stockings are always black and muted since I wear dresses mostly. Mary: Ok, so clearly Ke$ha is not your favorite fashionable celebrity. Who is? Lynn: Gwyneth Paltrow. She’s in her 30s but she still takes risks and pulls off avant garde dresses with grace. I loved when she wore the whole version of the Tom Ford cape-and-gown set dress at the Oscars and she wore emerging designer Anthony Vaccarello’s asymmetrical dress on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.
Jim Keurschner, NB (pictured in Carolina Herrera bowtie, Yves Saint Laurent shirt, H&M sweater, Helmut Lang jeans, 80’s vintage bracelet from his uncle, Yves Saint Laurent boots) Mary: What did you do before HBS? Jim: I worked in sales and merchandising for Carolina Herrera in New York City. Mary: How cutthroat is the fashion industry? Is it more cutthroat than getting into HBS cartier roadster replica? Jim: (Laughter) It depends on the company and it can be very cutthroat and nonsensical in terms of who succeeds and who doesn’t; but, there are also very wonderful people. If you fit in, you fit in; if you don’t, you find out pretty quickly. Mary: Does every guy ask you for fashion advice because you used to work for Carolina Herrera? Jim: A lot do, but I also don’t know if it’s because of her or because I wear a lot of bowties. Mary: Can you tell me about the bowtie you are currently wearing? Jim: It’s a silk, file, pansy-print bowtie that was made for me by Carolina Herrera. It came from a collection a couple of seasons ago and it’s the only one that exists. Mary: You’re also wearing an interesting button-down shirt underneath your sweater? Jim: It’s a pullover shirt with a cross-over hidden pocket made by Yves Saint Laurent. Mary: How tall are you? Jim: 6’3”. Mary: Um… how do you find clothes? Jim: You just have to find a couple of brands that work for you and go back to them over and over again. Online shopping also makes things easier. Mary: What item in your closet, if ruined by Scorpion Bowl juices, would make you sad? Jim: A Zegna runway cape that is one-of-a-kind and was not produced again. I would be very distraught. Mary: Who’s your style icon? Jim: Cary Grant. He was just effortlessly elegant and cool. Ladies loved him and men wanted to be him. Mary: Skinny jeans or relaxed fit? Jim: Skinny but not so skinny that you can read the contents of a wallet. Mary: Backpack or murse? Jim: Murse. Mary: What do you keep in that murse of yours? Jim: Computer, moleskin planner, portfolio with the day’s cases and a resume should I happen to need one. Mary: Collar popped or pop of color? Jim: Pop of color— highlighter yellow or any sort of bold, super-saturated color. Mary: What advice do you have for guys trying to break out of their daily wardrobe of HBS swag? Jim: Get online–there are a lot of men’s style blogs showing amazing street style. There’s Tommy Ton, The Fashionisto, and Men’s Threads. Also, mrporter.com has amazing editorial content and ideas.
Angela Antony, OF (pictured with a Burberry overcoat, BCBG cardigan, Vineyard Vines white button-down, Theory shorts, vintage belt, shoes are from a boutique in Tokyo) Mary: What did you do before HBS? Angela: I was an entrepreneur. Mary: What was your most recent fashion splurge? Angela: I bought two Burberry coats yesterday, including the one I have on now cartier santos 100 replica. Mary: Do you collect certain items of clothing? Angela: I’m a big jacket person. Half of my closet is filled with blazers, cardigans, etc. They add a certain level of interest to an outfit. Mary: Do you think one must have lots of Crimson ca$h money to dress well at HBS? Angela: Definitely not. You don’t have to have any fashion sense to pay for Gucci or Chanel to dress you. I think the definition of style is being able to mix and match sources to carve out your own aesthetic. Personally, I have investment pieces but I pair them with basics and really cool finds from less expensive stores all the time. Mary: Jeggings or jeans? Angela: Jeans. Jeggings make me want to die. Mary: 6-inch heels or kitten heel? Angela: Definitely not kitten heels. That word also makes me want to die. Mary: Do people dress better during RC or EC year? Angela: RC year. People stop caring during EC year. Mary: What was the most daring thing you wore to class? Angela: During my RC year I wore a leather mini skirt, but paired it with a collar shirt to be Aldrich appropriate. Mary: For an HBS formal event, gown or body-con dress? Angela: Gown in theory, but body-con in practice. Mary: What colors pair well with crimson? Angela: Crimson should make a statement. Pair with neutrals.