STYLE GURU BIO: Caroline Dilone

Hello there reader! I’m back at it again! Yes, that’s right! I’ve returned as a Style Guru for this fall semester and I can not be more excited. For those of you who don’t know me, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Caroline Dilone. I am currently a junior at The New School studying the arts with concentrations in literature and visual studies. I am constantly fixated by how cultures are defined and developed and the large role fashion plays in it’s production. It’s what made me fall in love with it in the first place. It’s not just about creativity.

Fashion is an unspoken language each generation comes to learn to read and speak. From a very young age, I have watched my mother sew my oversized clothes as well as my sister’s, she would adjust our clothing with such love that she inspired me to learn. From then on, I practiced using the sewing machine and can now design a decent skirt. Thanks mom! A valuable skill I learned from my very own mother makes me fall in love with the art of fashion every time.

Now, for those of you who do know me, let me catch you up on what I’ve been up to. Let’s see. I finally declared my major, got a new camera (that I’m so excited to use), my favorite artist at the time is Twin Forks and my hunger for travel has only increased. I have recently just traveled with a few of my best friends to Mexico for the first time—it is a beautiful country that one must visit. For my look I decided to bring a little bit of Latin colors/vibes onto the New York City streets. I paired my favorite Madewell jeans with a light blue three-quarter sleeve shirt, my peacock earrings and fun light jewelry. After all, when one travels they bring a piece of where they went back home with them. 

You know how people say, “new year, new me”? Well, this is a new school year and I have come to realize how I have lost some of my edge with my fashion sense and personal style. This realization has really opened my eyes and has allowed me to understand the importance of participation. At the end of one of my favorite novels, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the protagonist, Charlie, confesses that he will begin participating more in life and I will begin to do the same by meeting all of you! If you haven’t read it, please go do so, it’s life-changing. Follow me along this journey as I get to meet inspiring Fashionistas, artists, writers, future doctors and musicians all over New York City. Stay tuned every month as I reveal some of the raddest fashion looks.