House of Watha T: Meet Precious

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House of Watha T: Meet Precious

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Seventeen-year-old Precious has a style that simply oozes rock star cool. A senior at the Washington Math and Science Technology Public Charter School, she cites black as the most foolproof way of looking good, and has a pair of black patent-leather Doc Martens that would make any self-respecting punk rocker swoon with envy. Precious is gearing up to begin college life at Johnson & Wales University this fall, but her ultimate dream is to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City to study fashion design. It is no doubt that her effortlessly tough-girl, grunge-cool attire would be a perfect match for The City That Never Sleeps. Read more after the jump.
Favorite book?
The Great Gatsby.

Currently reading?
As I Lay Dying. I just wanted to read it because [William Faulkner] was a bully. I wanted to see if he was worth reading, because he was mean to all the other writers.

Dream job?
Fashion designer or magazine editor or music supervisor.

Describe your style.
Edgy. I wear a lot of black. I look like I’m going to a concert every day.

And your most experimental look?
The biggest risk I’ve ever taken were my Creepers, because [the platforms] were three inches.

Fashion inspirations:
Demi Lovato because she goes from edgy to boho.  She’ll wear feathers but she always wears leather and she’s just really pretty. [Also] Shenae Grimes. She’s a character from 90201. She just dresses really nice.

Style icons?
Audrey Hepburn. Courtney Love.

Style philosophy?
Just wear what you want.

What makes good style?
Black clothes.

Last words:
I don’t dress to be different. Most of my inspirations come from music. The Cure, NOFX, 2AM Club. My favorite designer is Marchesa. It’s two women and they make the best dresses ever. My next dog is going to be named Marchesa.

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Hat: Forever 21
Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: Forever 21
Purse: Dress for Success
Watch: My grandma's closet
Doc Martens: Value Village in White Oak, Md

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Eyeliner: Wet 'n Wild in Black
Lipstick: Cover Girl lip stain in Cranberry Crush
Galaxy earrings: Value Village in White Oak, Md
Rolling Stones Forty Licks ring: eBay
Black triangle ring: Forever 21
LOVE ring: Gift from mom

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