STYLE GURU BIO: Andrea Rojas

Style Guru Bio

There are few other things in life that grant me the same amount of happiness that fashion does. The closest second would probably be writing, which is why I am pursuing an editorial career at a fashion magazine. I think writing and corresponding as a fashion journalist would be a career that could supply me with both creative and technical challenges.

As a spring 2013 Style Guru for CollegeFashionista, I look forward to practicing my hand at fashion reporting for my school New Mexico State University, where I am attending as a third year journalism student. In addition to interning for CollegeFashionista I am also an Executive News Producer for my school’s newspaper The Round Up as well as an editor for our online magazine The Merge.

For over three years I have worked at a thrift store chain called Savers and have been able to score some amazing new and vintage apparel there. Working in retail has enlightened me to a different side of the fashion industry, but is not an area that appeals to me long term.

Outside of work and school, I enjoy culinary ventures with my friends, watching old film, attending pin-up and burlesque events, taking trips to new places and going to see concerts. The people who know me best will attest to my ever-changing style. I tend to dress for the event whilst still showcasing my innate personal style.

For school I like to don sweet dresses or funky skirts with flats or riding boots, for going out I’m all about beautiful heels and an unexpected or unique vintage finds and for work or weekends I tend to keep my look casual with knits, jeans and an easy shoe like a Sperry Top-Sider’s boat shoe.

I think fashion is a beautiful concept because it allows individuals to express inner evolving desires.  No matter what I wear I have a flair for makes clothes my own. I believe in wearing clothes, not letting them wear you. My only rule for dressing is that you feel confident in what you put on.

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