As proven by Zooey Deschanel and her massive—and becomingly obnoxious—appeal, everyone loves a quirky girl. And if there’s one person who definitely fits that spunky label, it’s Jeannette Moon. Instead of crushing on the boring, standard Hollywood ‘It-girl,’ this comm. studies and poli-sci major looks up to Rahm Emanuel and his family. Instead of indulging in retail therapy, Jeannette made the practical and admirable decision to stop buying excessive clothing and shop for food instead. How economic. Take that, Zooey!
Name: Jeannette Moon
Major: Communication studies and political science with a minor in Spanish
Style in five words: white, comfortable, easy, low-key, fun
Favorite wardrobe piece: vintage printed skirt from my mom
Guilty pleasures: I like food. I like to buy excessive food and I’m so happy that the farmer’s market is open again. And Kelly Clarkson.
Favorite trend: Anything high-waisted. It makes me taller, at least in my head. Other than that, in a long term spectrum, I’m glad flats happened.
Least favorite trend: Mullet skirts—the ones that are long in the back and short in the front. I just don’t understand.
Fashion motto: If it doesn’t make sense to me, I don’t like it.
Current obsessions: There’s this school in California called Deep Springs. It’s a two-year college with ranching, which is a big part of their intellectual develop[ment]. They just started admitting girls. The way they do things is a democratic process so the students decide faculty and curriculum. It’s really cool.
On your playlist: No Doubt’s “Best Of…” album, Discovery, Blu and Exile, Jeff Magnum, Kelly Clarkson and the standards: Weezer, MIA and I gotta say it, Kanye West.
Go-to movie: In Bruges, and the Bourne trilogy
Icons: My parents, and in terms of the public sphere, Rahm Emanuel. I’m also fiercely attracted to Rahm Emanuel. His entire family fascinates me.
In ten years…I want to be happy, I want to be surrounded by friends. I want some sort of duel lifestyle where I work in the city and live in the country side. I’d like to grow my own food, if possible. In terms of work life, I want something fulfilling and challenging. I want to work in politics.
Leisure activities: I go into the city at least once a week or once every two weeks. If I had more time, I’d cook more and try more new recipes. I also try to read.
Favorite book: The Old Man and the Sea