Hello, my name is Jasmine “Jass” Jackson. I’m currently a junior at George Mason University studying Communications with a concentration in Public relations and a minor in Electronic Journalism. I’m from Louisa, VA, a small town northwest of Richmond, VA. Growing up in such a small country town where everyone knows everyone, I’ve always strived to display my individuality. I always wanted to be different so I chose to express myself through the way I dressed. I first found my niche for fashion in high school when I began to work at Plato’s Closet, a second hand retail store that buys and sells trendy teen apparel. It wasn’t until I began working in retail that I learned I had an eye for putting together unique outfits and thoroughly enjoyed it. That’s when I became a self-proclaimed Fashionista.
Since my teen years, I’ve realized why I truly love fashion. To me, fashion is more than following runway trends. Fashion is about feeling alive in what you wear and allowing your style to enhance your overall being. Through the years, my fashion sense has been a huge confidence booster. I’m currently a co-founder and president of The GMU Fashion Society, Mason’s first fashion organization. Through this organization I’m seeking to leave a legacy at Mason emphasizing fashion as a form of art and self-expression. Other than being president of The GMU Fashion Society, I work in the university’s career center and I have worked with Mason’s Communication department to develop their bi-annual publication, The Communicator. I’ve interned at Macy’s and I’ve worked with various retail companies from Forever 21 to New York & Company.
I’m beyond excited to be a Style Guru. This role will allow me to combine my interest in fashion with my interest in people. I love learning about others and writing about it. My motto is, “Life writes, I listen.” I hope that I’m able to truly embody the style and passion of my article subjects through my articles. Furthermore, I hope that I am able to inspire.