STYLE GURU BIO: Thelma Annan

Style Guru Bio

Hello! My name is Thelma. I’m a Pisces. I’m 21 years old and I like long walks to my fridge. But in all seriousness (not that I wasn’t serious about the fridge comment), I feel so blessed to be a contributing to CollegeFashionista as a Style Guru this season! I am currently a senior at the University of California, Riverside majoring in Media and Cultural Studies with a concentration in Film and Visual Media. Being from the second smallest California University, I am proud to give my school and its students the fashionable kudos they deserve.

Recently back from studying abroad in Rome and traveling around Europe, I still experience withdrawals from the city’s atmosphere, the fashion culture and undeniably, the food. (Can you blame me?) I currently have my own — and the very first fashion column — for my school’s newspaper writing fashion and styling articles to help my readers get the latest fashion tips and encourage them to feel comfortable enough to experiment with their own personal style. My ultimate career goal is to be a strong force within the fashion and entertainment industry as I strive to become a fashion correspondent/TV personality.

I have an unhealthy obsession with pop culture, nail polish and the God sent blessing that is online shopping. I’m satisfied with the simple things in life such as: the Pumpkin Spice latte coming back into season, seeing those last pair of heels in my size and of course the red carpet during award season on TV. It is also safe to say that I have officially entered the true meaning of womanhood, as I am slowly becoming a shoe hoarder. Shoe boxes continue to fill up space in my closet and with that, I am unashamed.

My fashion style depends on my mood as I usually opt for a more relaxed look with a feminine touch and one statement piece — whether it be a piece of jewelry or a bold color. I guess the real reason I love fashion so much is because there is always an opportunity to reinvent yourself and try something new. I believe that we are not the same person all the time. Our moods change, our ideas change, our opinions change; we are constantly transforming how we choose to express ourselves. Who’s to say our fashion style can’t be the same? The beauty and tragedy of fashion is that it repeats itself. And it is through this repetition that I feel we can freely experiment and evolve with our fashionable choices.

In the meantime, stay tuned for my articles in the ACCESSORIES REPORT this semester!

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