My name is Zoë Loffreda. I’m a senior Telecommunications student at Penn State University with a minor in Sociology. One thing Penn State is not known for is its fashion scene, so I’m beyond excited to dig deep and show the world that we’re more than UGGs and sweatpants. Writing is a major passion for me; it allows one to express their self in a whole new way. You can learn so much from a person’s individual writing. And what better way to express yourself then writing about fashion.
My sense of style has simply not changed since I was young — although my ability to wear heels has. Coming from a home with not a lot of money, I have spent my life roaming thrift stores and finding incredibly unique, classic and one of a kind pieces. I get a lot of inspiration from early vintage 1950s trends; classic red lipstick, jet-black hair, dark cat eyes and pale as a ghost skin. Clothing-wise, my inspiration comes from the underground punk scene where I have spent the majority of my late teens and twenties. Bones, spikes, patches, camouflage and ripped up tights — I love it all. My closet consists of nothing but black, asides from a few floral pieces. Apparently, I really don’t like color.
As for obsessions, I can’t get enough Jeffrey Campbell. If I could live in my Litas or my Damsel Spikes I happily would, however going to the gym is not easy in heels. Dr. Martens are another favorite for me, as I’ve been wearing them since I was a wee little child. Shoes are easily my favorite aspect of fashion. A simple black dress can turn heads and get all the attention in the room with the right shoe. I also never have enough jewelry on. Skull bracelets, spiked bracelets, crosses and huge turquoise rings — can’t get enough. I must put on an extra 5lbs with all the jewelry I wear.
So, I guess that about covers it. My advice is to try something different. I get compliments constantly about my look and how that person can never pull it off. Says who? Trying something different is thrilling and it’s always worth a shot. Uniqueness is beautiful and I can’t wait to highlight that with my writing here at CollegeFashionista.