Undressed: Marina Zarya


By Lauren Tousignant

Those tights—talk to me.

I meant for these to be winter stockings, but they have holes in them, so that doesn’t work out so well. I thought the stockings really pop out because all I wear is solid colors. I love solid colors and picking a piece that really pops.

They’re very radio-girl.

I’ve been working with WERW for four years now, and I’ve been general manager for two. Hopefully it’s grown exponentially while I’ve been working on it.

I’ve heard that you’ve been really trying to revive the radio here on campus.

The most important component of what I’ve done is brought people who work well together in one place and get them really excited about the radio station. The next thing is working with other organizations on campus. We’ve worked with the Fashion Association of Design Students, Relay for Life, Project Feed Me. We really try to help with music.

Are you majoring in music industry?


So what’s drawn you so much to radio?

I’ve always wanted to be a radio DJ. Radio is the theater of the mind: I’ve always admired someone’s ability to tell a story or someone’s ability to take you to another place just with their voice or the music that they’re playing. I don’t think I would be half as confident as I am without the radio station.

Have you worked anywhere else?

I used to work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MoMA. I freelanced for a wedding photographer, and I worked for a People magazine photographer for a while.

So what exactly do you want to do? You’re all over the place.

I really hope to get into art direction and eventually creative direction. There’s still a lot that I have to learn. With new art and design programs coming, I’ve realized that that’s what I really need to focus on.

If you had unlimited funds, what would you blow all your money on?

I love Topshop. I’d probably spend all my money there. Or Oscar de la Renta.

I love Oscar de la Renta.

I went prom dress shopping and found the perfect dress—an Oscar de la Renta. I can still picture it today. My mom and sister were like, “Wow, this dress is going to last you a lifetime.” It was a very Audrey Hepburn-esque dress—very elegant. And then I looked at the price tag.

Did you cry?

A little bit—it was a $5,000 dress that they took off of a season of Sex and the City. Sarah Jessica Parker wore it in one of the episodes.

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