FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Hailey Donaldson

Fashionista Spotlight

This April is one of the busiest months for us Columbia students. It's the the last month of school for the year, the last month to turn in all your final projects and for some, the last month of school forever. Although students are rushing to get all their work in, they have managed to show off their fashionable selves instead of the classic sweats look during finals week. This Fashionista in particular always gives it her all and looks amazing everytime I see her in between classes.

When it comes to fashion, leather jackets are a must-have item for everyones closet, so being able to spot this adorable black leather jacker with zipper accents was very exciting. With the printed shirt, black leggings and booties, I give this Fashionista an A+ for pairing things together, as well as keeping it stylish and sophisticated for the end of classes.

Being a Sophomore at Columbia, she already has some big plans in the future when it comes to fashion. Lets find out what those are!

Name: Hailey Donaldson

Major: Fashion Business

Year: Sophomore

College Fashionista: Who/what are you wearing?

Hailey Donaldson: I am wearing a leather motorcycle jacket from Topshop, Printed T-shirt from Urban Outfitters, Hue leggings, heels from the Gap and a bag from Zara.

CF: What is your favorite piece of the outfit and why?

HD: My favorite piece of my ensemble has to be between my jacket and my bag. I just picked up this jacket before my trip to NYC and lived in it the entire time I was there. I love to throw it over pretty dresses to add some edge. My bag is great because the color goes with everything and it's big enough to hold my life as I run around the city all day.

CF: What are your plans for this summer?

HD: This summer I will be living in NYC and interning full-time for designer Alexander Wang as a product development intern. I can't wait to get into the industry and run around NYC!

CF: What is one staple item you cannot live with out?

HD: Staple item: Topshop neon pink lipstick forever.

CF: If you could work for anyone you wanted to in the future, who would it be and why?

HD: Designer wise, Proenza Schouler or Azzedine Alaia. They create the most interesting and beautifully composed collections I have ever seen. But my dream started wanting to be a journalist at Elle, and I can't say I've completely let go of it either.

CF: What advice do you have for aspiring Fashionistas like yourself?

HD: Fashion is everything you don't expect it to be. Don't get too wrapped up in the materialistic aspect, learn from your mistakes, and most importantly ALWAYS be confident but never cocky.

How To: Want to sport a stylish leather jacket all year 'round? Check out Polyvore to find the one your are absolutely in love with, as well as see it in sets so you can learn how to style it!

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