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Two Rebs Make Fashion Statements on the Campus Runway

Justin Ivy on 'Ice Cold Tuesday' Photo by Meldoy Dixon
Justin Ivy on ‘Ice Cold Tuesday’ Photo by Meldoy Dixon

Ole Miss junior Justin LaRon Ivy personalizes his dressy attire every Tuesday with a style requiring trendy accessories such as flower lapel pins and fedoras. Why? He is a new member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and now gets to participate in their weekly tradition.

“My fraternity was founded on a Tuesday so every Tuesday is considered ‘Ice Cold Tuesday,’” Ivy said. “We dress up showing our respect to the day we were founded.”

Justin Ivy on 'Ice Cold Tuesday.' Photo by Melody Dixon
Justin Ivy on ‘Ice Cold Tuesday.’ Photo by Melody Dixon

The Holly Springs native and graphic design major loves sporting his collared, button-downs and ties. He has also grown fond of urban wear which now adds variety to his wardrobe. He depends on popular stores like Express, Forever 21, and H&M for threads that flatter him most. In his effort to be a campus-trendsetter, it shows others how diverse he can be.

He said his experience in the international Greek lettered organization has been great so far and is glad he can help better his organization for years to come.

“It has shown me a brotherhood like no other,” he says.

 

Terrence Juvonne Johnson, photo courtesy Facebook
Terrence Juvonne Johnson, photo courtesy Facebook

Not only does Justin allow his attire to express who he is, but sophomore Terrence Juvonne Johnson also has found freedom in communicating his personality through his choices of clothing.

“I love H&M and Forever 21 Men,” he said. “However, most of my shopping comes from thrift stores! Those are always the best finds that surely no one else has.”

Ever since he was younger, he has acted on his interest in experimenting with clothes. For him mixing patterns and tones is a ‘safe haven’ allowing him to dress himself without considering others’ restrictions and instead going by his own dress code. He describes his personal style as ‘eclectic-preppy-yeezus’.

“The spectrum varies depending on the day I want to have,” Terrence says. “Some days I want to be adventurous and others I want to look the part.”

Terrence Juvonne Johnson, photo courtesy Facebook
Terrence Juvonne Johnson, photo courtesy Facebook

He admires the styles of music artist Pharrell because his fashion picks are always so cutting edge, but thinks Kanye West is the definition of fashion-forward.

“Darling, I am definitely Kanye West in Oxford, Mississippi form. I love him, his style and music. I want to be him. I am the Yeezus prodigy,” he said.

Terrence is from Shuqualak, Mississippi and majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in vocal performance at the University of Mississippi.

He says “Upon graduation, I hope to work for E! News to commentate on celebrity lifestyles, music, and pop culture.”


Melody Dixon is a senior print journalism major at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. She can be reached at mddixon@go.olemiss.edu.

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