STYLE GURU BIO: Stephania Lara-Cuellar

Style Guru Bio

My name is Stephania Lara-Cuellar and I am a senior at Texas State University double majoring in Public Relations and History with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. I am incredibly excited to be returning for a second semester at CollegeFashionista! In this amazing internship, I have learned to value individuality over labels and that style is so much more than meets the eye.

Growing up in a border town in Mexico, I always dreamed through fashion. It was my escape and the driving force behind me wanting a life in New York. My style has been directly influenced by the two cultures I grew up with. My style is currently in an evolving process and I am still figuring it out. I prefer to mix fast fashion trends with very classic wardrobe staples. I take style inspiration from whatever new obsession I have absorbed at the time. This has varied anywhere from Napoleon to Malcolm McLaren. Growing up with five older brothers has definitely influenced my wardrobe. I would say I gravitate more to comfort and structure. Alexa Chung’s sartorial choices are the ones I try to imitate the most.

To me, fashion is such an important part of the story-telling process in society. There is so much more to it than just trends, as I believe it lets us see into a part of our history. I aspire to be the next Diana Vreeland with a hint of Nora Ephron. After graduating I plan to move to New York to master in Fashion History.

I am so happy to be back and hope you enjoy my weekly Fashionista/o Spotlight!


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