Fashionista/os present a classic and elegant look by wearing a dark color palette. I was impressed and attracted to this Fashionista, who was outside of the print-making building, and her elegant, chic look. Lets see what she has to say about her style!
Name: Carmen Margarita Rivera-Fullana
Major: Apparel Design
CollegeFashionista: I am so attracted to your unique outfit and the individual pieces of clothing that you have styled together. Can you tell us about your personal style?
Carmen Margarita Rivera-Fullana: I mostly wear neutrals for the winter–pieces I can mix and match without putting much thought to it. I hate the idea of planning what to wear every morning.
CF: What inspires you when it comes to designing apparel? Do you have a website?
CMRF: I source my inspiration from art, primarily, but I also love looking at architecture and translating it into my designs. My website is: http://cargocollective.com/carmenmrivera.
CF: Do you have any fashion industry idols? If so, who and why?
CMRF: I’ve always loved Marc Jacobs. He is, to me, the epitome of American fashion and my first impression of it, but I respect Cristobal Balenciaga and his legacy the most. Balenciaga was the original innovator.
CF: Do you follow any fashion blogs? If so, would you recommend any?
CMRF: My favorite blog is This is Paper. It is mostly an architecture and photography blog, but it also showcases some new up-and-coming fashion designers. I also like the blog Fashematics, which cleverly makes fun of fashion and its icons.
How To: Interested in finding a similar look to Carmen’s? Take the opportunity to explore the stores around your college campus. Carmen wears a great UNIQLO classic black jacket with a chic Alexander Wang T-shirt. You can find similar pieces at stores like H&M, Anthropologie or J.Crew! The particular element of Carmen’s ensemble that works so successfully is her neutral and minimal aesthetic. It works because her outfit is simple, chic and classic. Go explore and find some great garments.