My name is Charlotte Prud’Homme and I’m super excited to be starting this spring at CollegeFashionista for American University’s WHAT TO WEAR. I became interested in writing for the site after talking to fellow Fashionista Alex Korba about it where we work together at a hip little juice bar right off campus. This past fall has been busy with classes (of course), my jobs (I also work at the Davenport Coffee Lounge on campus), an internship at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria and daily discovering of my new home —Washington, D.C. I love the city and look forward to discovering its nooks and crannies as each semester takes me to different areas of the district.
I really enjoy photography, animals, crafting, cooking, language, fuzzy things and travel. Especially travel. I started off the new year by traveling back to Kenya for two weeks with Seeds to Sew International, a nonprofit I work with back home in Hopewell, New Jersey that gives women and girls economic opportunities to shape their own futures and further explore their own education.
This spring, I’ll be going back home, to Montreal, Canada, where my brother is graduating from McGill. It’s the city of French speaking, fashion and love I grew up with and always go back to, and what I’d say is mostly responsible for my love of being well (and warmly!) dressed.
At American University, I’m pursuing a degree in the School of International Service with a major in Sustainable Development and Global Public Health with a concentration in women and children. I’m so excited to be at this wonderful school, full of passionate writers, photographers and international dwellers just like me. It feels great to be surrounded by people from all over the world and to live in the kind of melting pot I’ve always imagined to be the perfect environment to learn from every day. I’m truly excited and looking forward to exploring the many Fashionistas on and around campus this spring for CollegeFashionista.