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Campus Chic: Two girls, one closet

By | Carmel Kookogey


Freshmen Rebecca Joyce and Phoebe Fink. Carmel Kookogey | Col­legian

Rebecca, how would you describe your style?

Rebecca Joyce: “Over­grown toddler who was probably raised by a retired art teacher and a rockstar. My sister told me I was unpre­pared for Hillsdale because I didn’t have enough business casual clothing and to groom my eye­brows.”


How did you respond?

RJ: “I still haven’t plucked my eye­brows.”


Phoebe, how would you describe your style?

Phoebe Fink: “Boy from The Sandlot meets Audrey Hepburn meets Cape Cod Senator’s wife.”


Has your style changed since being at Hillsdale?

RJ: “No.”

PF: “Yes. I benefit from Becca’s wardrobe at least twice a week.”


Where do you get most of your clothes?

RJ: “My basement, thrift stores, other people.”

PF: “My cousins, American Eagle…Becca’s closet.”


What’s one of your favorite pieces?

RJ: “My bell bottoms. And my brown sweater.”

PF: “I have this one sweat­shirt that has been passed through like six dif­ferent members of my family. So probably that one.”