There are some Fashionistas who just embody cool with ever fiber of their being. Historically, one of the first that comes to mind is music legend Stevie Nicks and second is this college student. Grabbing a brew and a bite to eat at a local watering hole, this Fashionista chose to wear some seriously cool garb. The pants (which were gifted to her from Forever 21) are probably the show stopping element of her outfit and were the first thing to catch my eye. However, upon second glance, I found myself intrigued with every aspect of her ensemble. Find out what makes this Fashionista tick and who her style icons are.
Name: Vicky Camacho-Diaz
CollegeFashionista: How would you sum up your personal style in three words?
Vicky Camacho-Diaz: Blended, inspired and freestyle.
CF: Do you have a style icon?
VCD: Several: Ginger Rogers in the ’30s, Pattie Boyd in the ’60s and Francoise Hardy, also in the’60s.
CF: As an avid thrifter, what would you say has been your best find?
VCD: Rummaging through Timeless Fashions, I came across an authentic 1960s velvet mini dress with a Peter Pan collar in nearly mint condition. It was perfectly petite, so I didn’t even need to get it tailored!
CF: Was an interest in fashion natural or evolved?
VCD: I grew up watching films from the ’30s through the ’60s so as a child I admired the refined, polished looks of the gals in those eras and sought out to imitate them. My style continues to evolve but lately my staples are ’60s inspired.
How To: Finding your inner Stevie Nicks can be a breeze for you too if you know where to look. First, start your hunt at thrift stores and then continue onward at regular retail. For this look you’ll need a few staples: a flowy boho top, bell bottoms and some great platforms!