My name is Melissa Chow and I am beyond pumped to be starting out my fall semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista. I am going into my junior year at East Carolina University as a Fashion Merchandising major and I’m currently President of my sorority, Delta Zeta. I can’t even begin to imagine how amazing this semester is going to be and how much I’m going to love this entire experience. As cliché as it may sound, fashion really has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember.
I grew up in Northern Virginia in a town called Herndon, which is located only 35 minutes outside of DC. The person who first sparked my interest in fashion was my mother who currently has her own interior design company and has been a seamstress for over 40 years. When I was around seven-years-old she began to teach me how to sew with or without a sewing machine and I began to make my own clothes. From middle school and on, I started to design and create my own dresses and outfits with the help of my sweet mother. Unfortunately, I have no drawing skills whatsoever however, that doesn’t stop me from bringing the designs in my head to life. In between being at home with my mom, taking classes at school for fashion, modeling in my spare time and living in a house full of my wonderful sisters, my life really does revolve around fashion in every and any aspect.
I honestly don’t even know how to explain my own personal style. It really all depends on my mood for the day. My style ranges from bohemian chic to edgy. Of course I love rocking my leather jackets, which I’m not ashamed to admit I own more than one of and then there are days where I’d love to wear a maxi skirt with a cute crop top or a loose off the shoulder shirt. With every outfit I have to have one accessory it revolves around- earrings, shoes or the purse. At night, you’ll always catch me wearing some type of six inch heels rolling downtown with my sisters. Coming to the south has definitely been somewhat of a style culture shock but, I don’t mind it at all its only prompted more ideas for outfits in my mind. No matter what the occasion is I always say, “You look good, you feel good.”
In all, I’m so blessed to have this opportunity to write the FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT column and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me within the fashion industry. Be sure to check in every Wednesday for a new post from me!