Love & Sex

Xiyin, 23

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What do you do?
I’m a first year law student at Yale.

If a guy wanted to pick you up, what would be a good way to go about it?
Not being a law student helps. I think my boyfriend had me at "I’m in the architecture school."

What’s the difference between New York style and New Haven style?
New York style is cool, edgy, mostly black, sometimes I-rolled-out-of-the-dumpster dirty but always fun and quirky, while Yale kids do this whole I’m-going-boating-out-in-Nantucket-later thing (see: Vampire Weekend) with lots of pastels, madras, and patent Tory Burch for the ladies. It’s all a little rote and boring, honestly.

What makes you feel sexy?
Having the right walk and the right stance seriously makes or breaks a girl’s sexiness. I have this hip-strut-saunter thing.

What’s one pickup line you’d instantly fall for?
"I DJ sometimes…"

What’s your least favorite trend right now?
The athletic look that Alex Wang helped bring to the forefront. I didn’t own a pair of sweats in high school, and I’m not about to buy one now.

Describe your perfect summer seduction outfit
Sheer tops and dresses with lingerie underneath was big on the runways, but it will be even bigger considering how hot it’ll be. As for me, I’ll be hanging out in Tompkins Square park with my oversized Rodarte tee, slouchy denim shorts, and Cynthia Rowley cat-eye sunglasses. I think the most subtle things (a little slouch, super-soft cotton) are the sexiest to me now.