When speaking of fashion, people often find themselves categorizing their own personal style into the cultural congregations that is the fashion world. We grow up with clothing chosen for us, adapt our look as we mature and strengthen it as we each discover our true being. For some, this process is very minimal. For others, such as myself, fashion instead becomes an intriguing realm of opportunities to really invent yourself and explore other creative facets of your personality.
My name is Alinnette Hernandez and I love the philosophy of fashion. As a child, I spent my days like any true Fashionista — at my plastic Fisher-Price vanity set trying to imitate the way my grandmother glided on her lipstick and walked out the door so coquettishly in her little heels. She was the definition of glamour to me. Soon enough, I wanted to do everything she did, including sewing! And that's where my fashion journey really began.
Learning how to sew completely awakened my passion and perception of everyday beauty. There's something so beautiful about taking something apart, dissecting its pieces and recreating it, that you simply cannot experience through any other art form. It means so much more when you come across a well-structured piece or a person with an amazing clothing silhouette.
Sewing eventually led me to seek more inspiration and knowledge through other resources; more specifically, fashion muses! I am a happy person when I can discuss the fashions and work of Françoise Hardy, Björk, Karl Lagerfeld and Lady Gaga. No debate — they are all such inspirational people!
I crave more and more inspiration which is why I am thrilled to be a UCF Style Guru. Over the next few months, I'll be searching for the fabulously dressed and sharing my favorite beauty trends throughout campus. Any other red-lipstick divas out there? I'm talking to you! It's time to break out your best fall fashion and celebrate the glorious world of beauty.