As the fall season begins and the temperatures drop, students are struggling with the fall season. Sophomore Ren Mooney sat down with Hilltopviews to discuss the inspiration behind their eclectic vintage style. Mooney is from the beautiful but tropical city of Phoenix, Arizona, and when asked how he would describe his style, he said, “It’s kind of unique and artistic.”
“I’m actually taking inspo from a bunch of different decades, but putting my own twist on it,” they said. “I don’t know if there’s one word to describe it.”
They explained how to explore different colors and patterns. The 60’s and 90’s inspire their truly amazing sense of style; They love bell bottoms, bell sleeves and anything with a hem.
They also exchange clothes with the people around them, their friends. Muni gets her main source of clothing and accessories from thrift store shopping and being a “slow shopper.”
“I’ve been shopping thrift since I was in sixth grade. “I couldn’t buy store-bought clothes because I didn’t come from money,” they said. “But when I went shopping at the mall, I noticed that the clothes I found were beautiful, but very cheap and didn’t last long.
Moni shared their latest research on what fast fashion is and its impact on people locally and around the world. They have decided to vow not to shop at retail stores that promote fast fashion, considering themselves slow shoppers because everything in their closets is four or five years old. Munni doesn’t go shopping often, believing that hoarding allows people to find unique pieces and never-before-seen items.
Mooney is adorned with intricate and antique-looking jewelry, and points out one of her favorite pieces, a locket from an independent business in California called Tunnel Vision. This company is committed to horizontal business, which means that every worker expects the same pay as the creator of the business and every piece is paid the same price, so everyone is paid in the process and production of their product. They also wore a red necklace made by their aunt and earrings made for them by a friend.
Stay tuned for Ren’s next unique and artistic appearance as the fall season slowly begins.
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