STYLE GURU BIO: Angell Foster

Hello Fashionistas/os! My name is Angell Foster, and I am currently a sophomore at the prestigious Fisk University, majoring in Business and Art while minoring in Film Studies.

I am a photographer and videographer, so fashion plays a strong role in all of my projects. It is important that not only my models have killer style, but that I do as well. People are always snapping behind the scenes shots, so looking like a mess on social media is not the right move.

I have never really been one to follow rules when it pertains to my art. I learn them all and then figure out the best ways to break them. The same applies to fashion and me. I follow no rules. If I like it, I wear it.

Ever since my mom gave me the freedom to dress myself, I’ve always experimented with my outfits out of fear of looking like everyone else. My looks led me to be labeled as weird or sometimes nicely put as “different.” No matter how many stares or giggles behind my back I received for my style, I never stopped being me. I refused to be another basic name brand wearing drone that wore the same thing as everybody else.

I strongly encourage others to express themselves through their clothing. Your style is an outward expression of your inner you. Don’t be afraid to let your sparkle show.

This summertime heat leaves me wanting to be as comfortable as possible! The free flowing chiffon fabric of this dress leaves me feeling not only comfortable but cute as well. I pair my favorite lightweight rhinestone earrings with this look to take it from casual to classy. Lastly, I get to show off my latest pedicure with my ankle strap sandals.

Contrary to popular belief, you encounter a lot of diversity while attending an HBCU. During my first year, I saw styles ranging from Nigerian to Californian. It’s such a joy to be around such intelligent, well-dressed people. One of my favorite quotes is, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” Fisk University definitely holds up to that. I am so honored to be able to capture all of my university’s beauty through the style of its students.