My name is Chanelle Alexis Bertelsen and I am from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Fashion is not very big in Victoria and having that isolation from the island has allowed me to build my own ideas and values of this industry. I am currently attending Savannah College of Art & Design as a junior, studying fashion marketing and management and specializing in economics. SCAD is an amazing facility where I can follow both my passions at once.
I’m so excited to be a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista and further my involvement in fashion from my school’s campus to reporting my findings on street fashion!
For the last seven years I have worked in retail, learning the basics about how local businesses run and their marketing techniques. In the past, I have styled for Re: Magazine in Savannah. I was the assistant commercial stylist, working with local boutiques. Along with taking part in many clubs, I enjoy doing photo shoots and blogging.
I have to say my interest in fashion stemmed from dancing. I have always loved how the human body can move and the way fabric can enhance motion and embody thoughts. One garment can change a mood, a feeling and an idea. Fashion moves deeper than just clothes, it is more of a lifestyle and a form for expression where you can wear your soul on your sleeve.
My style is definitely classic and timeless, but to make my look more interesting, I love throwing in some edgy pieces such as bright colored purses, platform booties or a shoulder padded blazer. I believe mixing two opposites enables one’s style to become modern and chic.