October 10th, 2015
Name: Victoria Gross
College/Class year: CC ‘19
Campus involvements: I play Viola in KCST’s production of “Twelfth Night”, I sing in Nonsequitur (an awesome acapella group on campus), I help CIRCA out by staffing and organizing Model UN conferences, and I host a WBAR show (Tuesdays 4-6pm)!
What or who has influenced your sense of style the most?Although this is pretty lame, I have to give most of my style credit to my parents. They were both in glam metal bands back in the 80s and they were all over the OG NYC club scene so they’re pretty stylish–I frequently steal my mom’s vintage 80s stuff and my dad’s old sweaters. I also worked at VFILES in Soho, which really contributed to the evolution my style. My boss Danielle Greco (@thugsbunnny) is probably one of my biggest inspirations. Also Penny Lane from Almost Famous.
How would you describe your style right now?
Goth meets Rory Gilmore.
What’s your style philosophy?
If you want to wear sweatpants, wear sweatpants.
What is your favorite item in your closet?
My reversible vintage kimono from the 70s! I was a bridesmaid in my oldest brother’s wedding last year, and Lauren, my brother’s wife, got all of the bridesmaids unique vintage 70s kimonos as gifts. She hunted for them for months and collected them from all over the city/internet. Such a cool, unique idea.
What’s the best style advice you’ve ever received?
When shopping, keep in mind how often you’ll wear something — it’s definitely not worth it to go for that expensive-yet-cool statement piece if you’ll only wear it once.
What are some of your favorite clothing stores?
Reformation, Opening Ceremony, Metropolis, Beacon’s Closet, Antoinette Vintage, Edith Machinist, Pixie Market.
If you could choose a celebrity closet to shop in, ho’s would it be and why?
Courtney Love. I’d dig around for her 90s babydoll dresses and sheer cardigans.
If you could time travel to any style era, when would it be?
1969 or the 1940s.
You have a WBAR show and are in an a cappella group, do you often make associations between music and fashion?
Of course — my fashion often reflects what music I’m currently listening to. When I’m in a very post-punk, metal mood I wear dark makeup, big t-shirt, etc. When I listen to Ariana Grande on repeat I’m more inclined towards miniskirts and purple sweaters.
Photos by Luna de Buretel.