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Leah Pellegrini Leah draws inspiration from artists like Andy Warhol, making her bedroom colorful and whimsical. Some of her favorite pieces are her New Yorker magazine cover collection and six-foot orangutan painting.

What is your major? Communication. What are your hobbies? I’m a writer and a stylist for The WALK. I’m also an obsessive journal keeper, doodler, baker, and music lover. What was your inspiration when you were decorating your room? I’m completely obsessed with Andy Warhol. My room is filled with his prints and other pop art in general. Tim Walker is another big inspiration — I’ve always wanted my bedroom to feel like the colorful, whimsical, and intricate sets that he designs and photographs. What do you like most about your room? My shelf of quirky trinkets above my desk. Each one is attached to some sort of memory or longtime collection. I also love my 6-foot orangutan painting, done by a friend from high school. It’s the first thing most people notice when they walk in my room. Can you explain the New Yorker magazine cover collection? Why did you start collecting, and how long have you been collecting them? My Dad has subscribed to the New Yorker for as long as I can remember. I have always admired the clever and ever-changing cover art. I began collecting the covers in middle school, wanting to collage the walls of my room at home with them — I haven’t stopped collecting them since! Who or what are your fashion inspirations? Erin Wasson, Carrie Bradshaw, and Paris. Also, thrift stores and random people I pass on the street.

ALI LEVINE What is your major? English.

Ali’s room has a bohemian vibe and is full of memorabilia from her travels. Her favorite shoes, a pair of strappy pink Manolo’s, express the same love of color and adventure displayed in her interior décor.

Where are you from? Bergen County, NJ. What are your hobbies? Writing, Italian food, my dogs, gymnastics and dance, and travel. What was your inspiration when you were decorating your room or what vibe were you going for? I love to travel and I was inspired by the many places I’ve visited with my family and while studying abroad last semester. I was never really going for one particular look - I just pick up odds and ends as I travel and then find a way to blend them all together. I’m always looking for bright colors, silver, or gold. The room is very eclectic - I’d even call it bohemian chic (especially because of the shag beanbag chair). We noticed you have a range of Venetian masks on your walls. Do those have a history? All the decorations in my room are from somewhere I’ve traveled to that I’ve really loved. The masks on my walls are from Venice. The evil eyes and hamsa’s hanging by my windows are from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. The camels hanging on the other window are from Israel. My jewelry box is from Vietnam’s famous Ben Thanh Market. The animal statue in the fireplace is from a safari in Africa. My bedding and pillows are from Martha’s Vineyard (my favorite summer spot) and the big gold and silver stars and the sun above my bed are from a hippie shop near Camp Laurel in Maine. What is your dream job? To be the head writer for 30 Rock or SNL / becoming the next Tina Fey. THEWALKMAGAZINE.COM 47

The WALK - Summer 2011  

The WALK is the University of Pennsylvania's only fashion magazine. It is completely student-run.

The WALK - Summer 2011  

The WALK is the University of Pennsylvania's only fashion magazine. It is completely student-run.

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