Growing up I went all out for school. Inside my oversized Jansport backpack were notebooks, pencil cases and folders of everything pink, sparkly and loaded with graphic designs. As I grew up and went onto fashion school for college, my notebook had Hello Kitty and my calculator was pink with random swirly designs. What can I say! I wanted to work with and see fun things that expressed my personality in the middle of all the in-school activities and late night projects. It put more fun in school! It then came to my attention that some of us Fashionistas/os are really nerdy deep down inside. Even as we grow older and are constantly loaded with high fashion, designers and trends, we still tend to want the quirky little things that give us a grin.
As I led this week’s Fashionista outside to take a photo, I wondered why she brought along her iPad. However, to my surprise, it worked. Her fierce look and fashionably chic outfit contrasted perfectly with her iPad case of an anime cartoon and her three-dimensional glasses. Truly a Fashionista nerd at heart! The rest of her look consisted of a dark purple and grey tank top, white, sheer cotton pants and purple platforms. She accessorized with a heap of gold accessories; her arm candy included stacks of gold bangles and a chunky bracelet while her huge gold plated necklace with textured designs easily became another statement piece.
The “geek chic” concept is very much a trend in the industry today. Why do you think you see the mustache accessories and non-graded, thick-rimmed eyeglasses all the time? The thing that was once a mocker in school is now seen on the runways, just look at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Peter Jensen, and Ashish’s fall/winter 2012 collections. To bridge the gap even more, brands have created tech products along the lines of this Fashionista’s iPad case. From Marc Jacobs’ fun USB sticks to Rebecca Minkoff’s animal print keyboard and mouse set are all a part of the nerd girl trend. So don’t be shy to show off your tech gadgets with geek accessories. Fulfill your inner nerd!