My name is Alexa Mellardo, and I am a sophomore majoring in journalism at Suffolk University in Boston. I love living and studying in such an amazing city, surrounded by awesome opportunities and exciting experiences to embrace. I always knew the city was the right place for me to study, as trendy shopping, unique food and a wealth of culture surround me. Fashion has always been a priority for me – I love dressing up whenever and wherever I am. An urban setting allows me to be creative with each and every outfit. I consistently try to change up my style, keeping it fun and trendy.
My absolute best and most exciting college experience so far has been my internship at Scene Magazine, right in the heart of the city. Having started this fall, I have learned so much about the magazine world and am so lucky to be pursuing the field that is right for me.
I feel each and every fellow Fashionista should be comfortable and confident with fashion, shining from the inside out. When you look good, you feel fabulous and should always look your best even when going on an early morning coffee run. Shop with an open mind; if it catches your eye, try it on! Dare to be different and don’t be afraid to dress it up with style, tasteful makeup and fun accessories. If it looks and feels good, definitely go for it…always keeping in mind it should be your own personal look. NEVER try to be someone else’s style. You are your own person, and your fashion statement should say, “This is me, and I look awesome – inside and out!” My idol, Audrey Hepburn, said it best: “I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day…”