I am about to embark upon my last year at Boston University, but my first semester as a Style Guru with CollegeFashionista and I couldn't be more thrilled! As an International Relations major and English Literature minor, I have experienced a rich and rigorous academic experience at BU. However, I am also a trained classical Indian dancer and will be President of my dance team, Dheem, for this academic year. Apart from studying and dance, I will also be interning on BU's award-winning on-campus radio, WTBU, specifically as the Current Affairs Editor with the news station. What may seem like an unsolved Rubik's Cube of interests to others is merely my desire to express myself to the fullest of my capabilities. I thrive best in a little bit of chaos!
Having been born and brought up in London. and later traversing the Atlantic Ocean to pursue my higher education, I have had the privilege to meet some truly inspiring individuals — both in their personalities and wardrobes. This is the best thing about Boston University: It is the ultimate melting pot of diversity. Sound cliché? Just look at the CollegeFashionista style profiles documented and commented on by past Style Gurus and you will find little opposing material. If you are looking for your Chanel lady, your Thom Browne gentleman or your off-beat, Vivienne Westwood rocker, you will find them all in this wonderful campus and city. I love seeing how students translate catwalk trends to street style with their individual accents. I'm even more excited when I see someone who passes up seasonal trends and confidently maintains their own sense of style.
My personal style is very eclectic and stylized. I never stick with one staple look; one day I might feel like donning a biker vest, army boots and a slick of dark eyeliner, and the next day you will see me with curly tresses and a pink dress. Yes, fashion is meant to be aesthetically pleasing — but for me, when I wear something, I'm telling you how I feel. Fashion is historical, psychological, political, economic, sociological and, most importantly, true fashion is intelligent. Enough with the fashion journalism that cites words like “chic” and “preppy” with no rhyme or reason. Don't look to this Style Guru to know just whether you should invest in a blazer with elbow patches, or if a boy really can wear a pink shirt (yes to both, in case you were wondering). I want to give you fashion advice that is informed: You are the young, educated luminaries of the future and CollegeFashionista is a platform to feed the well-oiled cogs of your mind.
If you see someone running around in a bright, plaid, vintage Escada blazer, or canary yellow, '70s inspired wide-leg trousers, it's probably me. This fall I will be documenting the stylings of Boston University's Fashionistos. So, lads, pull out those chinos and dust off some blazers, because I'll be coming after you!