STYLE GURU BIO: Eric Chuang

Hello there, humans of the Internet! You are probably here because you have been bombarded with my incessant Facebook and Instagram posts kindly forcing you to check out this page. My name is Eric Chuang and I am currently a junior at Syracuse University studying Public Relations in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a minor in English & Textual Studies. Additionally, I am part of the Fashion & Beauty Communications Milestone Program.

I am a California native, dog enthusiast, fervent traveler, and sushi connoisseur. When not taking Buzzfeed quizzes or coming up with clever Instagram photo captions, I can be found jamming to Taylor Swift’s 1989 album #noshame. I am also a list maker, Post-it notes hoarder and will eat anything with avocados on it. When not eating Chipotle or typing passionately on my phone, I am typing passionately on my computer to order Chipotle.

Attending a school that embodies so much diversity and individuality, I see people with really unique styles and great tastes in fashion everyday on campus. Whether students are wearing designer shoes or thrifted handbags, the outfit came together as a result of some sort of creative vision they had in mind. I think that being able to execute that vision and present yourself through fashion the way you want others to perceive you is the most difficult thing when finding what your style is. In my opinion, fashion is different for everyone and it is something that cannot be grasped; it is constantly changing, evolving, repeating and recycling trends. I mean, who would’ve thought denim on denim would be a thing again?

Having had hands-on experience in the fashion industry writing style columns and interning at a fashion PR firm, I know that this is my passion. Integrating two of my favorite things- writing and fashion—I came to the realization that fashion blogging was the best fit for me and something I would excel at.

Some of my favorite designers include Alexander Wang, Karl Lagerfeld, Oliver Rousteing, Yves Saint Laurent and the list goes on. What I admire about fashion is its tangibility and reality; it represents the final product of an artist’s vision and tells a certain story he or she is trying to convey.

One word I like to use to describe my style is juxtaposition. I like it when I watch a movie or read a book the ending is unpredictable. I like to mix and match prints, patterns, or materials that are usually not associated with one another because it could create a surprisingly interesting mixture. I think fashion is about taking risks and testing the limits; I try to display that attitude by trying out new trends and experimenting with my personal style.

In high school, I started my own fashion blog to document my style throughout the years as a way for me to go back and see the evolution of my style. I cannot wait to continue on that legacy here on CollegeFashionista and share my own style with the world. I have a lot in store for you guys and I am stoked to show you guys what Syracuse University has to offer! Bleed Orange.

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