Above all, one thing I admire is man’s ability to express himself. Granted our infinite ability to adorn, decorate, convey, present and create, it is fitting that fashion and style play such a large role in determining something as seemingly simple as what we put on in the morning. Fashion explores beauty and redefines art through its ability to celebrate and challenge culture, age, gender and mood. Just as we grow and reinvent ourselves, fashion is a living, breathing organism that shapes and is shaped by those around it. It provides the opportunity to create on a daily basis and it nurtures our daily need to express.
My name is Monika Haebich and I’m pleased to announce that for a fifth semester, I will be covering University of Pennsylvania fashion with you as my inspiration. While in the past I’ve enjoyed translating your looks into style advice with the Monday column, this summer I thought I’d give you all a chance to speak more directly. Covering the FASHIONISTA/O SPOTLIGHT, I will be interviewing Philadelphia and New York’s finest for style tips, what inspires them and whatever else you may want to know!
As fashion, photography, music, art and traveling have always been my passions as well as my inspirations, it may come as no surprise that in my spare time I enjoy being the Assistant Blog Editor for The Walk and Blog Editor for UPenn’s section of Her Campus. Aside from that and managing my Etsy shop, I have also found a home at CollegeFashionista. In the past two years CollegeFashionista has provided me with so much more than opportunities or contacts; it has provided me with the ability to do something I truly love and I could not be more grateful to be part of an organization that encourages college students to push fashion boundaries and explore the meaning of fashion for themselves.
Fashion has given me the pen to define myself and through this blog and our twitter (@CfUPenn), I cannot wait to record how you reinvent, redefine and style on!