Go to Google and type in “’90s blogs,” and you will see why it felt fitting to spotlight a Fashionista in a jean jacket. Nostalgic ‘90s babies — and others that experienced it — are reminiscing on the goodness of the past and reliving the era. Although I don’t think I’ll being seeing my friends whipping out their Tamagotchis over their iPhones, or playing Skip-It between classes, I have been seeing a resurgence of the jean jacket. Ask me three years ago if I thought I’d be wearing a jean jacket again and I would have said — as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air would say — you’re buggin’. Yet, to my surprise, I’m an avid jean jacket wearer and find myself scoping the street fashion for different styles. This fashion forward gal looks all that, using her jacket to the utmost potential. Not only is her jacket perfection, but also her urban jungle skirt expresses the season’s modern twist on animal print, while her white tank top pulls the look together — any other color just wouldn’t work! I give this Fashionista a round of applause, two thumbs up and a gold star.
Name: Alison Sambrook
Major: Broadcast Journalism and Political Science
CollegeFashionista: What are your thoughts on the takeover of social media? Do you like it? Can you remember your life without Facebook and Twitter?
Alison Sambrook: As a communication major, I am an avid supporter of the social media takeover, especially because it could potentially be a career move. I think it’s a really unique way for companies to reach out to their target markets and clientele in order to be more accessible. It also gives brands a personality that was never an option before which I think can be a very good thing.
CF: I recently watched an “E! True Hollywood Story” on Giuliana Rancic, in which she explained how she got into broadcast journalism in the entertainment industry. What genre of broadcast journalism is your favorite? Is there any broadcast journalist you look up to specifically?
AS: Giuliana Rancic is probably one of the women I look up to most in the broadcasting industry. She knew what she wanted and went for it, and never even considered having a back-up plan. She took a chance in asking celebrities the kind of questions she wanted and got fired, but once the E! Network realized this was the kind of entertainment journalism viewers wanted to see they rehired her. She has revamped the entertainment news industry, publicly battled a life threatening disease and created a brand personality of her own — all while looking insanely fabulous.
CF: What are your secrets for maintaining beautiful blonde hair?
AS: My hair is probably the thing I care the most about and try to maintain regularly. I'm lucky I have such thick hair but a big secret is making sure to not over work or over process it. I try not to blow dry it during the week and limit heat products. I have also recently started doing balayage coloring rather than foiling. [This treatment is] French-inspired, free hand highlights that don't start at the root so it gives you that just-off-the-beach summer look.
How to: One way to get the ‘90s inspired denim jacket is to go rummaging through your attic for the one you — or someone in your family — used 13+ years ago (because someone definitely had one). If that doesn’t work, a fashion site like Polyvore, which is comparable to airline sites like Expedia, enables you to type in “denim jackets” and then explores the Internet, comparing prices and providing multiple resources. My favorite result is a bleach washed, vintage looking, cropped denim jacket. If that isn’t your style you are guaranteed to find one that is. Like the many choices of jean jackets, there is an endless number of urban animal print and style skirts. From snakeskin to zebra to cheetah to leopard, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Now you have the key to looking fly, dope, fresh and the bomb. Like Cher from Clueless, I’m outtie!