IRENE NICOLAE grew up in Topeka, Kansas, and was that weird kid in school who wore matching shirt/pants sets and was obsessed with early hominid evolution and Moby Dick. Thankfully, she discovered Miu Miu’s Spring 2010 collection while she was surfin’ the ’net, and became spiritually enlightened by the possibility of an aesthetic existence. She currently studies Human Developmental & Regenerative Biology, but her hobbies include trying to define sublimity in Postmodern literature, contemplating the Fluxus movement, and other stuff like that.