Hello Fashionistas and Fashionistos! My name is Courtney Culligan and I am a sophomore Marketing major at DePaul University. I am so incredibly ecstatic to be a part of the CollegeFashionista team and even more excited that you can all share this experience with me!
I was about eight years old when I began to realize how much I adored fashion. When I began watching America’s Next Top Model with my mom in third grade, my eyes were opened to the world of couture and high fashion. I would wait anxiously for each week’s photo shoot, eagerly watching as each contestant would appear on set in jaw dropping avant-garde ensembles. In 2009, I watched Rachel Zoe transform her clients to be “red carpet ready” while enviously wishing I could one day do that. Coming to Chicago, I have realized that this dream was not just a dream and that it could absolutely happen!
I am a firm believer that confidence can make any outfit rock. Chicagoans, whether natives or extended tourists (like myself), have an undeniable ability to pull off any look that they please. A large reason that I chose DePaul was seeing how students completely embraced their inner Fashionista/o and could care less what you or I thought about it.
This summer, I want you all to come to my blog and be inspired. You will quickly realize that while I will always stick to my guns about what I love, I am extremely versatile. What will you see me rocking to beat the summer heat? I currently love lace trim shorts, retro sunglasses and breezy tank tops.
This summer is going to be an unforgettably fashionable season and I cannot wait for you all to follow along with me on CollegeFashionista! Check in every Wednesday for summer tips and trends seen throughout the Windy City!