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Style File: Bijanca Clark — bold and unapolagetically confident

Bijanca Clark ’17 models some favorite outfits. Photos by Shannon Mahedy ’17.
Bold and unapologetically confident, Bijanca Clark ’17 comes across as a serious trendsetter. The term “serious” acts as a double entendre, considering that Clark’s other side reveals an intentional, thoughtful and resourceful approach to style. Both of these sides contribute to her personal aesthetic.

Before our interview even began, Clark admitted that she thinks people view her as intense and intimidating. She owns this reputation, and channels it into an unapologetically bold and glamorous personal style. Each of her looks is carefully selected and curated, down to the hair, makeup and jewelry. Nothing about her look is accidental.

Photo by Shannon Mahedy ’17.

Her housemate Juliette Myers ’17 complimented Clark’s hairstyle during the photoshoot for this profile and asked why she didn’t wear the look more often. Clark responded, “I do. It’s on the rotation,” referring to the variety of hairstyles she sports from week to week.

To understand Clark’s approach to fashion and personal aesthetic, it’s crucial to talk about her intentionality, unapologetic confidence and silliness in conjunction. These many facets of her personality add up to make her stand out around campus.

Clark’s silly side emerged when talking about her favorite trend: playful socks. She implored me to check out her fun socks, saying, “Look at these, first off, you’re going to die! It’s Pocahontas.” She warned us not to “hide them away in black boots,” because that’s what she was accidentally doing. While there were silly moments during our conversation, Clark takes pride in her appearance and her thoughtfulness is clear. This intentionality begins with outfit creation.

“At night I’ll think about what I’m going to wear in the morning. [For] everything I do and wear I think, ‘[What] is my intention?’ What am I doing the next day? What do I need to feel? Then I’ll brainstorm different outfits,” she explained.

A formative part of Clark’s approach to fashion was her economic situation when she was growing up. “We lived in a trailer park. I didn’t come from a lot of money at all, so for me, getting new clothes, like going to Forever 21 when my mom could afford it — it was everything. It meant something to me to feel pretty and to look pretty, because I didn’t have the opportunity to do that a lot, in terms of clothing. Having the clothes on my body is not what makes me feel this way, but it’s like an additive. They give me the chance to ‘do me’.”

Photo by Shannon Mahedy ’17.

Growing up, Clark was frequently complimented on “seemingly having new outfits all the time, but really I was just putting different combinations of outfits together. Like I would use a scarf as a belt. I only had a few things, but I did different things with them.” However, she admits that she used to wear a smokey-eye to school everyday during high school.

Her desire to be an individual extends to reinventing old outfits and keeping her wardrobe fresh. “I will not wear the same outfit twice if I can help it. I’ll switch up the jewelry or the hairstyle,” she said. “In high school, I was so petty. I would tell people that I didn’t have a prom dress, but I had one picked out. I’d show up [at prom], and I’d be like, ‘Oh, this old thing?’… [At Macalester, I realized,] Oh my god, no one has brands. I starting shopping at Everyday People, and I got some great stuff, but I realized that I was pressuring myself to look like everyone else. I was scared. I realized that it was better to be ‘Bijanca, period’ instead of ‘Bijanca, dot dot dot.’”
For Clark, clothes are a tool for confidence, but she doesn’t rely on them for her inner light to shine through. She claims it’s important to “look in the mirror and try to focus on having confidence shine through, instead of changing the outfit” when “you’re feeling bloated, or not that confident about your body.” She challenges herself to “see what happens and how people feel [her] energy. . . work on within, and it shows on the outside.”

Photo by Shannon Mahedy ’17.

Clark has decided to be unapologetically herself. She realizes that, as someone who stands out, “you get looks sometimes, but I don’t have time to care.” Clark has self-described “thick skin,” and she knows what she likes. For example, she exclaimed, “I love fur. It always has to be there. Faux fur. It absolutely has to.” She also loves textures like velvet, pleather and fur. At the moment, her ideal outfit is “dark eyebrows, nothing on the eyes, dark lips, high-waisted black jeans, half tucked-in shirt, coat draped on your elbows. It’s so bougie but chic. I love it.” Clark’s “looks” consist of more than clothing. She considers everything, down to the make-up. In fact, she was the first person in the history of this column to change their hair and makeup for each outfit during the photoshoot.

The following are Clark’s ground rules for pairing make-up to outfits. With a minimalist outfit, she sports eyeliner, dark lip and natural face make-up. Glamorous outfits call for the addition of eyeshadow. Expect her to only apply makeup to her brows, lashes and lips with a “really minimalist outfit.”

Clark hopes to move to New York City, where she plans to “class it up, quality rather than quantity. More expensive pieces.” She also wants to experiment with office wear, explaining that she hopes to hopes to push boundaries with office wear, veering away from the monochromatic and patternless styles.
Clark doesn’t seem ready to slow down anytime soon, and she’ll be standing out and pushing boundaries as far as possible wherever she goes.

“Everyone knows I’m ridiculous,” Clark said. “I don’t even have to say it out loud.”

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    바카라 에서는 오로지 단 하나의
    배팅 전략이 있을 뿐입니다….. 바카라 는
    플/뱅에 배팅하는 것도… 확률에 배팅하는 것도… 그림에 배팅하는 것도 아닙니다.

    바카라 는 “흐름”에 실전배팅 하는 것입니다.
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    정확하게 표현하면 바로… 흐름의 확률에 실전배팅 하는 게임입니다.

    흐름의 바카라확률 에 배팅한다는 표현은 조금 복잡하고 이해하기 어렵지만…
    되도록 쉽게 표현하여 보겠습니다.
    바카라 는 흐름의 게임이면서 또한 확률의 게임입니다.

    그렇지만 그 확률의 게임이라는 것이… 플/뱅이 나올 50
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    때문에 불변하는… 의미없는… 고려할
    필요가 없는 바카라확률 입니다. 제가 말씀드리는…
    바카라 는 확률의 게임입니다… 하는 것은 바로
    흐름의 확률을 말하는 것입니다.

    간단하게 그림으로 표현해보면 이렇습니다.

    그림 그리는 기능이 없네요… 제가 컴퓨터를 잘 사용할 줄 몰라서… 죄송합니다.
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    나타나게 되겠지요… 흐름이고 바카라확률 이기 때문에
    그렇습니다. 조금 다른 각도로 수학적으로 표현해 보겠습니다.

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    저희 토스토어에서는 여러분들의 먹튀피해를 최소화 하기 위해 여러분들의 제보를 받고 있습니다.

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    토스토어의 먹튀 사이트들은 배터분들의 신빙성있고 정확한 자료를 바탕으로 공개되는 먹튀사이트 이니만큼, 토스토어에서 공유하는 먹튀사이트는 절대적으로 이용을 하지 마시기 바랍니다.

    여러 오늘도 여러 회원님들이 먹튀를 문의 주시고 있습니다.

    이에 저희 토스토어에서는 신뢰성있고 검증된 자료를 바탕으로
    먹튀사이트 근절을 위해 노력하고 있습니다.
    또한 많은 배터분들의 도움으로 먹튀사이트를 판별하여, 공유해드리고 있습니다.
    저또 한 먹튀를 당해봤고 더 이상 먹튀를 당하는 일이 없도록 하고자 토스토어를 운영하게 되었습니다.
    그 만큼 신뢰성 있는 자료 공유를 바탕으로 운영하도록
    하겠습니다. 또한 회원님들의 제로를 받은 사이트는 토스토어 외에 여러 사이트에 동시에 공유되며, 다른 사이트에도 해당 먹튀
    사실이 공개되어 발빠른 먹튀 근절 시스템을 구축하였습니다.
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    토스토어는 어떠한 경우에도 철저히 회원님의 익명을 보장하며,
    안전에 유의하고 있습니다. 저희 토스토어에서는 하루도 쉬는날 없이
    24시간 365일 먹튀근절을 위해서 노력할것입니다.
    신생사이트는 언제나 먹튀의 위험성이 있으니
    주의하시기 바랍니다. 토스토어에서는 회원님들의 제보를 신뢰성있게 검토하여 먹튀 박멸을 위해서 힘쓸것입니다.
    토스토어는 오늘도 깨끗하고 건전한 배팅문화를 조성할 수 있도록 최선을 다하겠습니다.

    해당 먹튀사이트는 먹튀가 확정되었음으로 피해를 보실수 있으니, 즉시 이용을 금지해주시기 바랍니다.

    위 사이트는 신생 사이트 입니다.

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