My name is Amber Kazalbash and I am the newest Style Guru for California State University, Fullerton. I am a second-year Public Relations major and Spanish minor. I chose this major because I know that whatever I end up doing in life will involve me wearing a cute outfit, meeting new people and communicating to get my message across. I hope to jump into the Fashion PR game, but I still have plenty to learn here at CSUF.
Aside from writing and speaking, my main interests include ripping out pages in magazines, creating masterpieces out of scraps of clothing and using the magical powers of social media to let my style be known. From a young age, I realized that my strengths included expressing my thoughts both visually and through writing. By the time high school rolled around, I began to understand how profound of an artistic outlet fashion can be for someone like myself, who is constantly inspired. For almost a year now, I have been consistently documenting my daily looks (in an editorial-esque way) through my blog, My Eyes Are Hungry. I have always found the online fashion community very supportive and inspirational, and I truly believe that websites like CollegeFashionista gives college students the drive and inspiration to stay chic no matter how drab a semester gets.
I would describe my style exactly how I would describe myself: organized chaos. I am always inspired by the world around me. I am able to integrate my visions into my own wardrobe and even create what I believe to be trends. I pride myself on having a look that is uniquely “me” and I think that is what makes me dynamic as a Fashionista, blogger, and person. With that said, I am a huge fan of designers whose names I can’t pronounce and labels I dream of being able to afford. But at this point in my life, my general look consists of thrift and vintage, DIY, and a lot of discounted pieces coming from my local mall. There’s a heavy mix between old and new, and I love this because knowing the pieces in my wardrobe well actually gives me flexibility when I integrate newer trends. I would say that I definitely represent the style of students on campus in Southern California because at CSUF, we are lucky enough to see vast personal styles that skew from the stereotypical Paris Hilton “Cali Girl” (or boy).
My staple element is definitely the color black. Whether the aim is for a formal, casual, cold or warm look, the ’90s vibe of black always gets the job done. Even in the sweltering summers here, I can’t stay away from it. I know how daunting constantly wearing black can look, so often I try to use black as an accent or culminator. I think I especially gravitate towards black because it gives off an Alexander McQueen avant-garde-look (with the runway being my everyday life). It makes me happy to see that this trend has been so relevant in modern fashion and is affordable for CollegeFashionistas on mod sites like ASOS and in wanderlust-inspired pieces from NastyGal.
I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am to share the newest trends coming straight from the personal style of students at CSUF. Each Fashionista/o is unique and I hope to be able to show that to the rest of the fashion community this semester!