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STYLE GURU BIO: Caitlin Pagano

Hello again, Fashionista/os! I am so excited to be returning for my second semester interning for the lovely CollegeFashionista team. I am currently at The University of Kentucky studying merchandising, apparel and textiles with a business minor. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, the South has always intrigued me and I had to see what it was all about.

I’ve never been a fan of tests; I’ve always been that person who would rather write an essay, so I love that CollegeFashionista allows me to combine my tolerableness for writing and my love for fashion! Finally deciding what industry I would want to be in for the rest of my life was the easy part. Now that I’ve taken classes that I wish didn’t have to end and those that didn’t end quickly enough (sorry accounting, we will never be friends), it has made it more of a challenge to pick exactly where I want to end up in the fashion industry.

Being able to write for CollegeFashionista as a Style Guru has truly given me more direction in this quarter-life crisis of mine. Fashion editorial in my opinion is such a fun route. Seeing (or stalking) the lives of the CollegeFashionista team and my fellow Style Gurus is proof that style is the perfect way to express yourself and one’s own creativity. Being able to work with style and possibly share my own with others is the best part.

Looking forward to my second semester as a senior is both exciting and taunting. Although I am doing an extra semester in the fall, I’m still not sure I’m ready to leave college, let alone mature enough to act like a real person in the working world. The spring not only brings some hopeful good weather, but also some of the best activities at school, including the Kentucky Derby! I’m excited to see what new trends will emerge as the weather changes and people like myself are more determined to look presentable when there is sunshine. Make sure to catch up on all the RAD action every Tuesday with me!