Hey, everybody! My name is Xiaoyu Zhang, or Monica as my friends call me. I am studying Multimedia Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin. As a senior, it will be my last semester at UT and I am sure that I will miss college so much when I graduate. Some more about myself: I came to Austin for college two years ago and I am originally from Shenzhen, China, where I had been living for 20 years.
Long story short, I am a Journalism student who is obsessed with the entertainment industry and social media. My love of fashion and celebrity culture is what keeps me going and I just can’t get enough of it. My interest in fashion began during my early teenage years while thumbing through the pages of Teen Vogue and has manifested itself into a hobby and true passion of mine. I have a terrible addiction of buying and reading fashion magazines and a huge collection of fashion magazines back in my parents’ house.
To me, fashion is not just simply following the big trend and buying expensive clothes; it is creating an outlet for everyone to uniquely express themselves. When it comes to my closet, I like all neutrals, basics and anything classic and clean. I love blazers and flats because they give me a classic look and always seems like they were made for me specifically. For me, it’s hard to find clothing that has a great fit, but blazers and flats have never been an issue. Being a shopaholic and a student with budget at the same time, I found that H&M is my fashion heaven.
This is my first time with CollegeFashionista, so I am beyond excited to contribute as a Style Guru and write the LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS section this upcoming fall!