Hello friends! My name is Elise Vallosio, and I am so excited and honored to be a Style Guru this spring. I currently am a junior at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, majoring in Advertising.
Hailing from a small town, I would not say that fashion is a central part of life, but I can remember in middle school the first time I was conscious of clothing and the freedom of you, yourself deciding for what you wear. What I love most about fashion is the potential creativity in an outfit. Without words you can describe yourself to others, even those you do not know, and that is a powerful statement. I love looking at colors, patterns, shapes and pairing them together in different ways. I think that is why I love advertising so much. You have the same freedom of creativity in visually transforming a blank slate into a masterpiece.
My style is influenced mainly by blogs like Rockstar Diaries and also travelling. I had the opportunity to go to Europe a few years ago and it was extremely influential for me fashion-wise. I was incredibly intrigued to be in a different country and see a notable difference in the way people dressed.
I am extremely excited for this coming semester and weekly contributing to CollegeFashionista!