Leah Murphy, a senior at Helix Charter High school, has had quite the high school experience. Whether it is her style, her friends, her honor/AP classes, Murphy truly took advantage of her high school career.
Murphy is, without a doubt, a fashion icon here at Helix and leaves all students in awe over how flawless she is, “I take fashion very seriously. It is a strong part of who I am” states Murphy.
Murphy described her style, as “not boho chic, my style is simply Leah Murphy.” Murphy adds a touch of sass and glam to any look that she portrays. Murphy enjoys Urban Outfitters, Target, Nordstorms Rack, and of course thrifting with some of her best friends.
Murphy is heavily involved in several different projects both in her professional life as well as her personal life whether it be the 2014 Yearbook editor in chief with Lindsey Randlett, a love life on the rise, prepping to move over 400 miles away this summer, and also continuing to focus on her studies. Murphy also hopes to get back to her acting roots and not focus on too much music at the moment. Murphy used to be in Peter Pan Junior Theater Co. during her middle school and freshmen year.
Murphy describes her return to acting as, “very modern and really cool.” She hopes to “surprise people a bit and do something that I’ve never done before.”
Murphy enjoys going to live shows with her friends, eating at yummy restaurants, and also simply hanging out and watching movies with a glass of tea or two. I hear she has a very popular chicken potpie recipe she uses for when her friends come over to visit. Murphy loves indie rock music, but still has a soft spot in her heart for 90’s Britney Spears.
Some of Murphy’s guilty pleasures include, but are pnot limited to, new rapper Macklemore, quesadillas, cats, and wind chimes.
Kat Carrillo, a senior at Helix and good friend of Murphy’s, says that the best thing about her is her awesome, “sense of humor and ability to always keep me laughing.”
AJ Parks, senior, stated that, “Leah is great and a really cool friend. She’s a cool chick.”
Roan Bontempo, senior, described Murphy as a, “material girl, very materialistic. She is a gamer girl.”
Paris Karsh, a new friend of Murphy’s, says that Murphy is, “a sassy queen who slays.”
There are many people who inspire Murphy in her everyday life. One of them being international indie pop star, Sky Ferreira. Murphy is inspired by her sound and has recently seen her live last fall.
Murphy states that what she enjoys most about Ferreira is, “how raw and personal she is throughout her songs and her fashion.
Murphy is currently prepping to move to Santa Cruz this fall to further her education lifestyle and is currently an undeclared major.
Murphy stated about her upcoming big move up north, ‘I am so excited to be going to UCSC, it will be fun.”
Leah Murphy is a sassy individual who knows exactly what she wants and when she wants it.. She is a role model for the next generation and she will do big things in her future. The world is patiently to see what Murphy will do next.