My name is Claudia Geissler. I am so thrilled to begin this amazing opportunity as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista this fall. I attend Moore College of Art and Design, which is a small college in Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently, I am a sophomore fashion design major with minors in graphic design and business. I just finished my foundation year at Moore and I am super excited to begin fashion classes this semester. I’ve fallen in love with Philadelphia and consider the city as my campus. Philadelphia is so diverse when it comes to style and I can’t wait to show this range through CollegeFashionista.
I am originally from London, Ontario, Canada but moved to the United States when I was just two years old. Moving to the U.S. was a big change. An even bigger change was moving to the deep south. Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Roll Tide!) was my home and where I was raised for 12 years. Before my freshman year of high school I made the transition to the Eastern Shore of Delmarva, Delaware to be specific. Not only am I from Delaware, which is one of the smallest states in the country, but I am also from one of the smallest towns that is said to be “too big for one state.” My town is in both the state of Delaware and the state of Maryland at the same time. I consider myself a city girl now because, in my opinion, Philadelphia beats the miles of corn fields and outnumbering amount of chicken to people any day.
My drastic location changes have had an impact on my wardrobe. My style is just as ever-changing as my location and is as diverse as the styles of these different regions. My wardrobe ranges from the look of a sweet, southern girl in chevron print and a bubble necklace one day to an urban city girl wearing leather and black the next. While I fit into neither of these styles, black is always my go-to color. This fall I’m looking forward to wearing royal blue, leather leggings, combat boots, a motorcycle jacket and of course all of my many go-to black tops. Aside from style, I have fashion experience ranging from designing/creating all of my high school prom dresses, winning first place in the Delaware State Technology Student Association (TSA) Fashion Design competition, placing top ten in the nation for the national TSA fashion design competition and helping with Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in 2011. My mom taught me how to sew at the age of eight and I began to sew my own clothes and become more interested in fashion design during my sophomore year of high school. This experience has landed me at art school and with an awesome internship with CollegeFashionista.
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