Salutations fellow Fashionistas and Fashionistos! Without further adieu I assume the next best thing is to introduce myself. My name is Andrew Jackson (yes, like the president but I am not as evil) and I am a rising junior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Journalism at the wonderful Delaware State University. What’s really fun about my university is that it is located in the first state and it’s a historically black college/university so it’s rich with culture and diversity!
With my mother being from New York City and my father being raised there, there was never a time when my parents did not have my siblings and me dressed up to the nines, and that carried out with me through my whole life. I did get lost on individuality along the way until I met the most outspoken girl who wore tutus and had big purple hair. From then on, I was determined to just be who I am and stand out from the crowd.
It did have its challenges, as Delaware is very small and is not well known except for the awesome Firefly Music Festival and NASCAR; well maybe you can throw Ryan Phillippe in there, too. Being to New York City a few times and following tons of Tumblr fashion blogs really sparked the creative bones inside of me and that’s what lead me to start my own blog named L’Homme Journal. It has been my pride and joy, and I have especially grown with it. It has led me to many possibilities and awards that I could have never had imagined. My biggest turning point has had to be discovering a cult Japanese menswear magazine named POPEYE that is loved by almost everyone in the men’s fashion world. The Editor-in-chief, Takahiro Kinoshita’s innovation and presence is what made me want to step up my style one notch and maybe try quality over quantity. With this thirst for change, I saw a tremendous change in my content, my surroundings and myself. I wanted to give people the notion and the idea that no matter what you wear, be who you are and rock it like no one is watching. Menswear and Popeye taught me that being you is the most valuable thing in life.
With this amazing opportunity with CollegeFashionista, I want to grow my writing skills and excel in the world of fashion with this fun and fantastic internship under my belt. I want to show my fellow DSU hornets that we can be who we want to be, and that there are people around campus who take advantage of that and dress freely in whatever they are wearing. Let’s all go on this journey together and make the most out of it because we may never know what will come our way if we try. Thank you for following me on this Style Guru experience, and let’s rock like it’s 2006! Okay, maybe like it’s now because the music is much better.