Born in South Korea, BIRDIE PARK is interested in the intersection of Asian fashion and Western countries, especially in today's global world. She loves to watch Korean dramas in her spare time, mostly as a means to study upcoming fashion trends. Outside of Identities, she enjoys singing with the Harvard Lowkeys and reading Buzzfeed articles on food. Her favorite place for a midnight bite is Felipe's--everything but beans, please! Her biggest fashion advice? Wear what makes you feel ~cool~ and NEVER pay full-price!
IRENE NICOLAE grew up in Topeka, Kansas, and was that weird kid in school who wore matching shirt/pants sets and was obsessed with early hominid evolution and Moby Dick. Thankfully, she discovered Miu Miu’s Spring 2010 collection while she was surfin' the ’net, and became spiritually enlightened by the possibility of an aesthetic existence. She currently studies Human Developmental & Regenerative Biology, but her hobbies include trying to define sublimity in Postmodern literature, contemplating the Fluxus movement, and other stuff like that.
MONIKA PIASCIK is a member of the Finance Board and a sophomore in Quincy House. She is concentrating in Government, with a focus on post-Communist democracies and economies. Her interest in the business side of fashion emerged when she observed familiar brands flood into her own post-Communist country. Born in Poland and having lived in Massachusetts for most of her life, she is an advocate of dressing for yourself, not for the weather. On campus, she can be found baking 80 cinnamon rolls for her PAFees or pitching to companies in an effort to become a less approachable Miranda Priestly.
TYLER FRANCES is a sophomore concentrating in Human Developmental & Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Economics. He hails from sunny San Diego, but has come to love Boston winters and the myriad layering opportunities they afford. A self-confessed cardio addict, Tyler keeps it tight with SoulCycle, green juices, and endless hours on the elliptical. With a pathological fear of pastels and basketball shorts, he can frequently be spotted around campus sporting leather and last night’s flash tats. He is excited to explore his love of fashion by joining the IDENTITIES finance board this year.
VANESSA LI is a sophomore concentrator in Visual Environmental Studies. She breathes in the language of photography, and makes images of beautiful people for IDENTITIES as well as the Admissions Office. She also enjoys making pictures of beautiful places during her travels. The colors of the sea and the stars inspire her endlessly. She appreciates listening to music and to people. On Thursdays, she bakes for Lowell Tea, on Sundays she brunches.
TALLULAH AXINN is a sophomore in Winthrop House concentrating in Applied Math. She grew up in San Francisco, CA which taught her how to layer and love jackets that don't actually keep you warm. She is a fan of all things fur, with her most recent purchase being a fur hat that her mom described as "a good buy". She was a member of IDENTITIES Finance Board last year and is excited to be involved again as an Executive Producer for the Production Board.
CLAUDIA LAURIE is a Sophomore in Leverett House studying Economics and History of Art and Architecture. She is originally from Sydney but now identifies as a New Yorker. Claudia dreams of working in business management in the fashion industry. Currently, Claudia is working on a retailing and design project that consists of developing a jacket marketed towards the Harvard community. Inspired by Asian design, Claudia also eventually hopes to bring up-and-coming Beijing designers to the American market. Claudia was a co-director of the women’s fashion segment at last year’s IDENTITIES show and is now the Creative Director and an Executive Producer.