Above all, one thing I admire is a 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 large roles 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. And 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 fourth wonderful semester, I will be covering University of Pennsylvania fashion with you as my inspiration. 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 a layout contributor and a blog editor for The Walk, Blog Editor for UPenn’s section of Her Campus and a campus representative and blogger for Digitalebas, an emerging fashion company. Aside from that and managing my Etsy shop, I have also found a home at CollegeFashionista. As Head Style Guru at Penn, a marketing intern for CollegeFashionista and a social media intern, 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.
I look forward to seeing how Penn’s newest semester conveys Penn’s eclectic style. Fashion has given me the pen to define myself and through this blog and our new twitter (@CfUPenn), I cannot wait to record how you reinvent, redefine and style on!