They've Got Game
Five high school athletes in the Wilton fall fashion shoot
Meet five Wilton High School athletes who exemplify dedication, heart, and athleticism. They’re accustomed to wearing team uniforms—all the time. We decided to remind them that they have a life outside sports by dressing them in some of the season’s latest and most stylish fashions. Oh, they’ve got game alright. And in these pages, they’ve got style too.
Marissa Pucci (16), Basketball
On Basketball: When I play, I feel like I have second family.
Style: Sporty to rocker chic.
Style Icon: Vanessa Hudgens.
Surprising fact: I often turn down others to hang out with my parents.
Hobbies: Music, Netflix, reading.
Guilty Secret: Ed Sheeran. I have his posters everywhere and seen ten concerts.
Future Dream: To find the right college and to live in New York City.
On Wilton: I walk down the halls at high school and know everyone’s name. There’s a sense of community.
Motto: Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Marissa is wearing Tina Seamless cami, M Rena cardigan, Twiggy Dancer jeans, stone necklace, all available at B Chic; rustic brown Frye boots from Entes Shoe Salon.
Emma Snyder (16), Runner
On Running: Whenever I’m stressed about school or life, it makes me feel strong and independent.
Style: Casual but trendy.
Style Icon: Definitely Taylor Swift. Her style is really her own.
Hobbies: I like to sail. I also volunteer at a nursing home.
Guilty Secret: I can watch “The Office” over and over again. I’ve finished all nine seasons on Netflix.
Dream: I want to work with kids and make a positive difference in a child’s life.
On Wilton: I like how everyone knows everyone and it’s a real community. Motto: Be your best self.
Emma is wearing black-and-gold velvet Peter Pan Collar dress by Hazel, black ankle boots by DV Doce Vita, all available at Blue Star Bazaar. Previous page: Emma is wearing Imani Grid dress by Nu Construction, black ankle boots by DV Dolce Vita, and Pearl Multistrand tassel necklace by Nakamol, all available at Blue Star Bazaar.
T.J. Kedzierski (16), Football
On Football: I took it up in seventh grade and was immediately hooked. I get a rush of adrenaline when I play.
Style Icon: Chaz Michael Michaels.
Hobbies: Track, curling, jet skiing.
Workout Fuel: Lots of food and blue Gatorade.
Guilty Secret: Twinkies.
Surprising Fact: I’m a talented dancer.
Dream: To be successful and have a family.
On Wilton: I like the people here.
Motto: Treat everyone with total respect.
T.J. is wearing Samuelsohn green plaid sportcoat, Eton light blue striped dress shirt, AG Protege Keats dark denim, available at Mitchells of Westport.
Audrey Keliehor (16), Swimmer
On Swimming: It provides a safe, challenging, and rewarding environment
to think and to excel as an athlete.
Style: Colors that fit my mood and make me feel as comfortable out of the water as I do in the pool.
Style Icon: Kate Hudson.
Hobbies: Photography, Netflix, running.
Guilty Secret: I will not eat tomatoes.
Dream: To keep the passion and discipline that swimming has taught me.
Surprising Fact: I’m an open book.
On Wilton: It’s given me the opportunity to build meaningful friendships.
Motto: Forrest Gump was right: Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
Audrey is wearing Rose Alpaca vest, cotton and silk blouse, vanilla crepe pants, beaded necklace, all by Bruno Cucinelli, available at Mitchells of Westport.
Harley Jeanty (16), Lacrosse
On Lacrosse: The flow and thought of the game inspires me to do my best on and off the field.
Style Icon: A$AP Rocky.
Surprising Fact: I lived in Haiti.
Hobbies: Hiking and lax stick tricks.
Workout Fuel: A big bowl of Haitian rice and beans.
Guilty Secret: When I spell bananas I think about the Hollaback girl song by Gwen Stefani.
Dream: To play NCAA lacrosse and continue my life in the Air Force.
On Wilton: I love how quiet and scenic it is.
Motto: Once you’ve put your mind to achieving something, never give up.
Harley is wearing Mountain Khakis, salmon Polo shirt, Kuhl carbon kullusion jacket and dark green khakis, and Bandon Taupe Sneakers by Iowa, available at Outdoor Sports Center.
Written and Styled by Megan Smith-Harris // Photographs by Alix Martinez
Hair & Makeup by Janet Montalbano