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AROUND TOWN: Helen Hines

Fashion is not just runways of expensive couture clothing in New York, London, Milan and Paris. It is not just Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar or Glamour. Fashion is everywhere. It is that assembly of ourselves, the way we “fashion” ourselves to encounter our everyday lives. People that realize this realize the true glamour and beauty of the fashion industry, and Helen Hines is one of them.

Name: Helen Hines

Role: Student Fashion Merchandiser

CollegeFashionista: Why did you choose fashion merchandising?

Helen Hines: I chose fashion merchandising because I am interested in mixing fashion and business. I like the creative side of fashion but also the practical side of business and merchandising is the best of both worlds.

CF: What would be your fashion dream job?

HH: My fashion dream job would be to work for BCBGMAXAZRIA.

CF: What about fashion interests you the most?

HH: Thing that is most interesting about fashion to me is that people have always been concerned about their appearance, even in ancient times people wanted to be fashionable.  I think that it is really cool how much affect that fashion has and that people make conscious choices daily on how they present themselves to others.

CF: How would you describe your style?

HH: I would describe my style as very classic, professional and chic.  

CF: Whats one thing you wished you could pull off in your style?

HH: I really wish I could pull of the loose flowy bohemian style.

CF: If you had a message to give to anyone interested in pursuing a career in fashion merchandising what would it be? 

HH:  Be confident in yourself and your style; everyone has a different style and way to express themselves so be assured in who you are, work hard, and love what you do!

Learn More: Helen is just starting here at Kent State University and is excited for what the future holds for her! The fashion world is at her fingertips!