When I first started college, like a lot of other students, I had no idea what I really wanted to do as a career. I majored in costume design as a high school student; but sewing was never really my specialty. As a senior in high school, I was led to believe fashion design was the only way one could make an impact in the fashion industry. But I liked writing, reading fashion magazines and taking pictures on my digital camera. So I chose one of my many hobbies and decided to major in English. After one year as an English major, I was craving for more creativity. So, I transferred to a Fashion Merchandising program.
Even then, the business side of fashion never really peaked my interest. As a self proclaimed artistic hippie numbers, meetings and power points scared me to death! Luckily, I enjoyed a lot of my classes but time flew by so fast it was already my junior and I had no internships. A friend of mine asked me to photograph and report on fashion show given by the university. After that night, I knew exactly what I wanted to do: be a fashion journalist. It mixed all of the things I like to do best, photography, writing and fashion. That’s when I found CollegeFashionista. I enjoyed reading all the different posts and there was so much helpful information, I was shocked I hadn’t heard of it sooner. Two years later, here I am. Writing my final post.
CollegeFashionista helped me to answer the age old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We’re expected to always have an answer to that question but sometimes we just aren’t sure. I am so thankful I was able to write for such a fabulous site. Not only do I have an excellent addition to my resume, but I learned a lot. I learned how to professionally write an article, how to research and advise on fashion. Additionally, I became more confident in my photography.
During my time with CollegeFashionista I had the privilege of receiving writing directions from both Amy and Melissa Levin. Newbies always need encouragement and they give it the best, always giving constructive criticism and tips.
While every fashion graduate may dream of New York, I plan on playing my role in a state that is always snow free. I hope to work for a major blog, magazine or newspaper reporting on fashion and taking photographs. I also plan to start my own street style blog. I give all the thanks to CollegeFashionista for setting the stepping stones.