House of Watha T, Edition 1

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

House of Watha T, Edition 1

House of Watha T Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library.  It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please contact My Nguyen at for more information.

Meet Renaiya.

Floral-patterned shirt: Nordstrom's. Black combat boots: Delia's.

Favorite subject: English

Hidden talent: Singing.

Currently reading: Julius Ceasar. It’s my first Shakespeare tragedy that I’m reading. It’s interesting to see how he changes the plot structure a little bit in his tragedies as opposed to his comedies.

Fashion icons: I don’t necessarily have one particular fashion icon. I tend to combine different things because I like doing different things on a daily basis. So one day I might decide to dress retro, and another day I might decide to dress girly. It might be different every day.

Favorite thing about fashion: Being able to (a) tell a story with the way you dress and (b) create an appearance on the outside of yourself that hopefully identifies how you are on the inside.

What’s your dream prom dress?: Probably something classy with a little bit of edge. It wouldn’t be a pastel color at all. Nothing poufy. Maybe something really sleek and elegant.

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Check out more House of Watha T profiles in fashion:
Precious | Natasha | Sherry
-- Story and photography by My Nguyen