STYLE GURU BIO: Alli Lorraine

Hey, fellow Fashionistas/os! I’m Alli Lorraine, a sophomore at New York University pursuing a concentration in Fashion Business, Statistics and Market Analysis in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. I’m so excited to return for my second semester as a Style Guru.

I’ve grown a lot since last spring, or maybe that’s just the heeled cutout booties I’m wearing. Anyway, after living in New York City for a year, my style and fashion sense have definitely matured. My concepts of fashion have changed. Every day, I face a hectic schedule that requires versatile looks that take me from class to coffee meetings, from Washington Square Park to work and back again. My style is reflective of what the day calls for, but I still retain the individualistic flair that makes my look truly my own.

Fashion changes, and that’s its nature. As I continue on in my academic career, I’ve become fascinated by the history behind today’s trends. I delve into the nitty-gritty: the origins and various uses of a piece, pattern or material. Current fashion is so much more than its physical look. Hundreds and hundreds of years of development, repurposing and culture come together to create today’s couture. I’m looking forward to another semester of scouring NYU’s campus for fascinating looks. With our chic and stylish student population, my main challenge will be selecting one Fashionista/o out of hundreds.

When I’m not researching fashion history, working or studying, you’ll probably find me jamming out at a concert at Terminal five or complimenting my friends’ looks via the Brighten app on my phone. A light billowy sleeved blouse and this suede skort combine to create an ensemble perfect for taking on the day.

Look out for my RAD reports each month, but in the meantime, you can follow my fashion adventures on Instagram @trendscendence_ and my blog.