Style spotlight: Marcial Díaz Mejía ’13

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Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week’s style spotlight: senior environmental studies-sociology major Marcial Díaz Mejía.

All photos by cade beck.

Style Soundbites:

“My shoes … they’re handmade, which sounds more fancy for this country, but back home it’s cheaper to have shoes tailored than to buy shoes within a specific brand. Most of my clothing I get back in Guatemala. The tie is one of the few things that I bought in Walla Walla.”

“When I got my tongue pierced, it was probably one of the most painful experiences that I’ve had, but at the same time it was so exhilarating and exciting … It’s a positive memory. In my school you couldn’t have any piercings, so that’s why I pierced my tongue, because you could hide it.”

“I like to borrow things from different places. I guess, like, you know, you always look at people and you’re like, ‘oh, I like how that looks,’ but I like mixing and matching what I have. I like color. I like wearing a lot of colors. Even if it’s kind of formal, I like adding a little bit of color, so, you know, having a black suit and everything but having like a pink tie … I just think it makes my day brighter.”

“I like wearing things that other people don’t think of wearing. I guess I like to be more daring with what I wear or when I decide to wear it.”