Hey Fashionista/os, I am a sophomore at Brown University planning on concentrating in English and Africana Studies and I am thrilled to be a part of the College Fashionista organization this year.
Growing up watching my mother take simple pieces of apparel or jewelry and incorporate them with her gorgeous Via Spiga pumps, I knew from the start that I too would be drawn in by the allure of fashion. As young as five, one could find me in my mother’s side of the closet beaming at her large collection of shoes and touching the different fabrics and textures of her work-suits. Undoubtedly my love for fashion was inherited from her. Being her daughter I learned that a girl could never have to many shoes; this was specifically in regards to black pumps, and another lesson she taught me was that my style was a way of communicating how I felt.
Using the methods my mother ingrained in me, I am constantly on the lookout for pieces that pop. Whether a bright belt, a funky pair of sandals, or a colorful scarf, I always try to add at least one fresh and exciting piece to my outfits. Being born and raised in Southern California, I have a bohemian edge to me. I love maxi skirts, dresses, bangles, and feather earrings. Although, recently I have converted to dressing like a prep as the bohemian style proved to be a challenge to maintain during the cold winters that Providence typically offers. Whether I am headed to the mall or stepping out to retrieve a package from the mail center, one can find me in a mini dress, boots and a pair of tights if the weather necessitates them.
Finally, I am excited to feature Fashionistas for the upcoming semester, primarily because it will give me the opportunity to see how others put together outfits. I find the process of putting outfits together really interesting and can not wait to see and show you how fashionable Brown really is.