When I was younger, I remember imagining what college would be like: Colossal classrooms filled with over three hundred students, professors calling you out to answer the most difficult question while everyone stares at you and going to uncontrollable parties where red solo cups are a frequent guest.
Now that I have graduated— that was so strange to type — I can only remember a professor calling me out once, going to a handful of parties and three of my classes were colossal. Even though my college experience was a little different than I had imagined; I wouldn’t have changed it for the world. College is about figuring out who you are as an individual, while, simultaneously, achieving your goals for the future. It took me awhile to figure out exactly what I wanted to do. Photography had always been a huge influence in my life and I wanted to incorporate that type of art into my career. That is when I realized that fashion was another great outlet with an art influence; I fell in love with the industry and we became soul mates. Toward the end of my education, I started to apply for internships. As all of you know, applying for internships can be a very exhausting experience; everything has to be perfect. Period. After countless hours of submitting my resume to different fashion companies, I got lucky with two: Anthropologie and CollegeFashionista. While Anthropologie had to do with the visual display of the store, CollegeFashionista was about photography AND writing. A match made in heaven. My days consisted of waking up at 6 A.M. and going to bed at 12 at night, going to school full time and working during the weekends. I probably looked like a zombie from the Walking Dead, but I loved every minute of it. CollegeFashionista gave me the confidence and the encouragement to fully pursue fashion as a career. I loved meeting students from around my campus who shared a similar passion with me and writing weekly articles became second nature. Not only was it amazing to see my articles posted on the main page, but it was such a pleasure to watch the company grow over the past year. Amy and Melissa Levine are such a dynamic duo and I know this company is only going to get better from here. I was and will still continue to be proud to say that I was a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista.