My name is Taylor Mak; I’m 20 years old and am from Jacksonville, Florida, one of the least fashionable cities in the US. No really, according to Bundle.com. I am a senior at Florida State University majoring in Retail Merchandising and Product Development with a minor in Communications. I am the Public Relations Officer for one of FSU’s student organizations, Fashion Incorporated and am also the Vice President of an honor society in the College of Human Sciences. But basic descriptions like those are boring, so here is a little bit that is not commonly known about me:
It wasn’t until my freshman year of college until I realized that fashion was truly the direction I was headed towards in life. I graduated high school thinking I wanted to be a veterinarian, but let’s be honest; scrubs don’t exactly go with my Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s, even though almost everything else does.
My personal style is heavily influenced by the decade I grew up in, the '90s. I may or may not have an entire VHS collection of Mary- Kate and Ashley movies under my bed and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who is still jealous of Cher’s closet from Clueless. I mean come on! For some reason I just can’t let my love affair for the 1990’s go, so I try to incorporate its fashions into my everyday looks as often as possible. The grunge look is definitely the style I’ve taken away from the '90s the most; I basically sleep in combat boots and high waisted cut-offs and will buy almost anything with a stud or a spike on it. I’ve even topped it off with a tattoo and nose ring, not exactly a fan favorite of my parents. Sorry mom and dad!
2012 has definitely been a blessing from the fashion gods for me. I was lucky enough to work for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in February as well as a private production company, producing fashions shows offsite of the Lincoln Center. At the end of June I’ll be moving to London to study abroad, where I will be writing for the Fashion From Abroad category but until then I will be capturing street styles for the Accessories Report. I couldn’t be more thrilled about this opportunity and am beyond honored to be a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista!