I've always been “that girl”, the one who acts a little bit crazier than everyone else, who's a little louder than everyone else, and who always had an opinion on this, that and the other. In 10th grade, I decided that I would still like to be “that girl”, but change the way I projected my personality to those around me. I used to play dress up with my mother's clothes and shoes, and I loved to color. In high school those two translated into one thing: loud, colorful fashion that said more about me before I'd had a chance to formally introduce myself. As time has passed, my style has evolved to best reflect my mood on any given day, but I will never ever be caught in a normal, tame outfit.
I'm a freshman at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and I'm both excited and nervous to begin my internship here at CollegeFashionista. I am double majoring in Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology, and minoring in Biomedical Engineering. I'm aiming to be the most stylish scientist there ever was! By joining CollegeFashionista's team of Style Gurus, I hope to contribute a point of view that's unique in that I view outfits through what I perceive to be someone's personality. There are details in everyone's outfits that reflect who they really are, whether their attire is necessarily considered fashionable. I never really thought I'd be in the world of fashion, but being exposed to and now being a part of CollegeFashionista is majorly exciting for me.
I am all about giving my outfits a hard edge. I like to think that I'm a real girly girl sometimes, but I'm also very outspoken, and love it when people do a double take on the street and ask “who's she?” I adore spikes with a burning passion, I love the colors gold and silver, I wear chains wherever chains are permissible and I am ADDICTED to shoes. In terms of clothing, I'd wear anything, though my favorite designers are Motel and UNIF. In terms of shoes, I love Jeffrey Campbell. End of story. For occasions that require less dramatic footwear, however, I can't live without a pair of black combat boots and colorful high-top sneakers. My staples are leather jackets, multicolored, patterned and textured jeans (I only own 3 pairs of blue jeans out of a double-digit amount of jeans), mini skirts and an extensive bracelet collection. I also greatly enjoy wearing colorful headphones (that match my outfits, of course) to express my love for music. I literally have my iPod on me at all times. Something I would never wear are baggy pants, you know, the '90s kind, and stilettos. They're just uncomfortable, and I greatly enjoy NOT being in pain, aesthetically and physically.
I've been told that not enough people in my school care about fashion, and maybe that's true. But I see this as more of an opportunity than a challenge. I don't believe in traditional aesthetics and trends. I like it when people are as eccentric as possible, as long as they stay true to themselves.