CLASS OF 2015: Carly Paige

My college career has been quiet a ride. Transferring from Temple University which is right in my backyard; down south, six hours away to Virginia Commonwealth University has been the best decision I have ever made. The city of Richmond has opened my eyes to what else is out there in the world and if you want something you can just go for it. I am so blessed to have completed my last two years of undergrad at VCU. My experiences and memories were amazing, the art culture was beautiful and the people I have met have become such a refreshing addition to my life. Needless to say VCU and its city, Richmond, will always have a special place in my heart.

Although I have only been blogging as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista for one semester, it has really given me the confirmation of the career direction I want to go in. Interning for CollegeFashionista has been extremely awesome. The fact that Amy Levin, as a senior in college developed this idea of a website for college students to blog about street style fashion and share it with one another throughout the country I think is quite inspirational. Now her creation has gone worldwide, showing that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. The passion and dedication that the CollegeFashionista team has given in helping college students with fashion tips and providing the opportunity to partake in their journey is truly inspiring.

Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to do something with fashion. It has always come so natural to me. I thought in high school I wanted to become a designer but the design schools I got accepted into were way too expensive… So I looked to public relations and the social media aspect of it. I am extremely happy with my redirection of choice. Social media and blogging is where I belong. I get such a thrill in sharing my ideas with those whom are following and listening. Helping others out by providing tips for their style amongst sharing my own is a win, win. By interning with CollegeFashionista, my involvement with RVA Fashion Week and from the guidance of my colleagues, I have assured my calling is in fashion.

Closing the chapter of my college career and starting the next chapter in life as an adult is nerve racking, overwhelming but exciting. I look forward to moving forward with the pursuit of accomplishing my dream as a young professional in the fashion world!