Style Spotlight: Vagina Monologues

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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: the cast of The Vagina Monologues.

Style Soundbites

“This costume was chosen for me by my director, [senior] Mackenzie Gerringer, and it’s pretty much from her closet: the corset is hers, the shoes are hers. This is not really something I wear in my day-to-day life . . . I wish! I play a 40-something-year-old lesbian sex worker, so my costume reflects that character.” : senior English major Ellie Newell

“I’m wearing fake pearls from Goodwill that accentuate the prudish middle-class upbringing of the 50-year old white woman that I am playing.” : senior gender studies and art history double major Amelia Righi

“My shoes are from Goodwill, yay! I just really like them. I don’t really have a character in this; I’m in a lot of ensemble pieces. So Ellie’s idea for me was, ‘We’re gonna go riot grrrl,’ which is like, my favorite era. So we went with that and that’s where the ripped tights came from. The lipstick is like, the brightest lipstick I could ever imagine, and I love it.” : senior music major Carissa Wagner

“I got my necklace: I took my gap semester in New Zealand, I’m a Jan-start, and that’s where this necklace is from. I just never really take it off. My dress I got as a Christmas present, because I don’t really own that many dresses and I thought it was pretty. It’s basically the only red, nice thing that I own. I’ve got five [piercings] on the one side and three on the other: I got my first when I was really little, my second one in high school and the other couple I’ve gotten since I’ve been here.” : junior geology major Avery Potter

“I am wearing this scarf because my director thought it would look good onstage.” : senior German studies major Kayla Foster

“My shoes, they’re like shiny black Mary Janes. They don’t have heels because my character is like a 75-year-old virgin. These are like my only pair of nice heels here: I don’t really wear high heels, because they make me really tall. This is a cardigan one of my friends gave me because she didn’t fit into it.” : first-year Anuradha Lingappa

“I got this locket at a consignment shop in Pullman, my hometown. I’m in a couple different ensemble pieces and I feel my characters are pretty relatable, at least for me, so I just picked stuff I would wear normally.” : senior English major Madeline Jacobson

“My shoes are the only high heels I really own: I’m playing a 40-year-old divorcee who’s pretty angry at her husband, so I just wanted to have a divorcee look, but still look really classy. The high heels are a way to look classy and really feminine, but also show a lot of power and independence.” : senior environmental sociology major Maggie Allen

Credit: cade beck
Credit: cade beck