My name is Aisha, I am newly 21-years-old and I have a love of writing and fashion. I live in Tampa, Florida and will be a senior at the University of South Florida this fall. As a Mass Communications major focusing on Advertising, writing for social media is something that I enjoy. In my spare time you can find me reading personal blogs such as Love Taza, The Man Repeller and Natalie Off Duty and writing for my own blog, Stellar Piece. I’ve always been passionate about advertising in fashion and as a teenager my walls were always cluttered with magazine clippings from Vogue and Vanity Fair. Advertising genius David Ogilvy said it best himself: “If you can’t advertise yourself, what hope do you have of being able to advertise anything else?” At the end of the day, I think that the core of advertising yourself is having a keen sense of fashion and personal style.
My entire family still teases me for learning how to match my outfits way too late in the game, but I have always loved using fashion as a means of expression. I was born in Bangkok, Thailand and lived in Asia until I moved to Florida when I was six. Going to Asia and Europe to visit family mostly every year gives me global fashion inspiration. I love seeing how girls and guys from different cultures style themselves. Living abroad also gives me the confidence to come back home and try out some of the things that I’ve learned while traveling.
My personal style is classically influenced with an edgy side and a strong use of statement pieces. I’m very much into a structured dress and a good pair of leather ankle boots. I think that the best style tip for any Fashionista/o is to be aware of what your best assets are and to find fabrics and styles that play them up. That is the key to finding your own little niche in the fashion world.
I am excited to write for CollegeFashionista this semester because it will give me a chance to get in touch with stylish students around campus at USF. I’m especially looking forward to writing for LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS because while I can always appreciate a girl who can put an outfit together, it is much more commendable when a guy isn’t afraid to develop his own personal style.
In fewer words, I’m grateful to be a part of the social revolution of CollegeFashionista because I think it is so important to let girls and guys all over the world know that it is perfectly okay to not always fit in with everyone else and to advertise yourself as a fashion-savvy individual.