Hello! My name is Alexandra Tebay, but you can just call me Alex. I am a Marketing major at the University of Pittsburgh with a minor in Studio Art. Like other Style Gurus, I have a love for all things fashion and, coming from a large Italian family, a tendency to voice my opinion (very loudly I might add). That is why I could not be more excited to bring you the latest trends while writing the ACCESSORIES REPORT for CollegeFashionista this summer!
I am a city girl with big dreams, which is why if you were to have asked me 10 years ago where I saw myself in the future, my answer would have gone a little something like, “I am going to own a gorgeous townhouse in New York City, spend my free time running around the Upper East Side with the cast of Gossip Girl and become the head designer of my own clothing label.” As I have gotten to know myself better and grown a little bit older, my dreams have undergone some minor changes. I still find nothing more impressive than a girl who can put together a stylish outfit. However, my goals are more focused on the business end of fashion. It is my hope that after completing college I am able to work as a buyer or write for a well-known magazine.
Due to my background in art, I have a very different perspective on what it is to be stylish. Instead of seeing clothes as a way to enhance my appearance, I appreciate looks that have a more artistic quality. This is most likely why my favorite designer is Alexander McQueen. Friends often tell me that they would never be able to pull off half of my closet. That is the greatest compliment! Being unique is something I try to accomplish every time I choose an outfit.
My biggest weakness is studded leather and 60% of my wardrobe consists of black. Despite my natural inclination towards edgier clothing, I absolutely adore the bright colors that have been reoccurring in runway shows. I am looking forward to reporting on how you Fashionistas/os out there translate recent trends into each and every one of your wardrobes during my run as summer 2013 Style Guru.