Ciao, fellow fashion-lovers!
My name is Shelleah Pedersen, I'm a first-year (freshman) at Anglo-American University in Prague, Czech Republic. My family is European and I was born there but grew up in the United States. My decision to study in Europe honestly happened spontaneously one morning when I woke up; I decided I wanted to do something dramatically different than what everyone I was friends with/went to high-school with did and that I should go back to my native land to experience my culture.
So, I made the life-changing decision to pack up and move my life to Europe. Best decision ever. There, I started studying Journalism with the dreams of one day becoming a travel journalist then a fashion magazine editor or TV host. I plan to live in Prague then Australia then maybe I will come back to the United States. I would say that my three passions in life would be traveling, writing and fashion. I think it’s safe to say I live by this when it comes to my passions, I live by this: "Dream big and dream crazy; never let anyone or anything stop you from fulfilling your dreams."
As far as fashion goes, my "style" is ever-changing, meaning that it changes from day-to-day and I dress the way I feel on a certain day. Style is what you make it, never be afraid to experiment because you never know, it could be what everyone is wearing next season! Moving to a new country, with a climate I am NOT used to, made me realize how much I love fall/winter clothes. Of course, I love cute sun dresses/maxi dresses and fun shorts or skirts but I’m all about the jeans, wool coats, leather jackets, leather gloves, cute hats, faux fur, boots, booties, studded loafers and big, warm sweaters. I love just throwing on a pair of leggings with a big sweater and cute pair of boots; quick, easy, fashionable and comfy…but I also like to dress it up too. Think a thinner sweater under a faux fur vest or coat, colored or white jeans with a cute pair of booties or plain leather boots. Then to accessorize with a hat, my favorite black leather gloves, the season’s newest ‘it’ bag and a thick scarf. Who doesn’t love fall or winter when you can dress up with faux fur and booties?!
I'm so beyond ecstatic to have been given the opportunity to be a style guru intern and most importantly, to start the Anglo-American University CollegeFashionista page, which is also the first CollegeFashionista page for all of the Czech Republic. It'll be a great semester with winter and spring styles all being represented from the fashion-forward and fashion-loving students of Prague!