Style Profile: Katherine Moon
My name is: Katherine Moon
When I was 13, I was wearing: Tina Fey glasses
And listening to: Doris Day.
The last thing I’d want to be seen wearing is: A frown.
What is something about you that no one would expect?
K: I am not in the process of composing an elaborate scheme to make a dalmatian puppy coat… Also I love Super Smash Bros.
Some people dress for comfort, others dress by mood. Is there a particular, systematic way that you tend to dress, or is each day’s outfit assembled on a whim?
K: With the exception of comfy sweaters, I really love clothes that flow when I walk. One of my all-time favorite pieces is a black drape-y Jones New York cardigan. Since I have a habit of belting tops around my waist, I always make sure my outfits have that outer, swingy sense of movement.
Do your outfits follow a general color spectrum?
K: What is this ‘color’ you speak of?
What’s your favorite place to shop?
K: HarvardCourses by CS50. #buzzkillington. But actually just the cedar closet in our basement. A lot of my favorite tops, jackets, belts and bags are ones my mom picked up around the world during her modeling days. Even a couple of black silk and velvet cocktail dresses that used to be my Grandma’s in the fifties. Quite a few of my favorite heels are actually thrifted from consignment stores.
Do any of your pieces have a special significance?
K: Yes, a silver Links London charm necklace my best friend Emma gave me after I moved to the US. Every year on my birthday she sends a new charm. My favorite ones to wear together are the heart, the Statue of Liberty and the Big Ben, signifying the two main parts of who I am.
Favorite study spot on campus?
K: Burdick’s Chocolatier on Brattle Street.
What’s your style in terms of purses?
K: Personally, I don’t care for big, eyecatching labels or logos on my purses. I’m a big fan of plain leather bags that have a genuine weathered effect (from excessive use) with maybe a very discreet hint to the brand and not a lot of flashy metalware. Most of my leather goods are quite worn now that I think about it, but I quite like that – gives it character!
What are your thoughts on fashion at Harvard? What would your ideal campus dress like?
K: My ideal campus would dress exactly the way it dresses now: with people from different backgrounds, communities, and nationalities expressing themselves as they’re accustomed to while at the same time drawing inspiration from each other. The fashion here is so diverse. I think it’s wonderful.
Interviewer: Connie Fu
Photgrapher: Michelle Hu