STYLE GURU BIO: Erika Blasko

May 25th, 2015 at 2:10am

Hello, Fashionistas! My name is Erika Blasko, I am a senior at Kent State University pursuing a Bachelors degree in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Photojournalism. After college I plan to further my photography hobby and fashion career in Honolulu, Hawaii.

I started my passion for fashion and photography when I was 15 years old. I was a state finalist in Miss Teen Ohio and fell in love with the idea of modeling, photography and fashion. Even though the pageant life was not for me, it started a beautiful journey that helped me create the perfect, creative mindset for photography and fashion. Right out of high school, I decided to go straight to college for fashion and later added a Photojournalism minor to my degree.

I would definitely call myself a free spirit. I always want to be somewhere I am not and I certainly do not let other people influence me. I’m the type of person that would drive to the airport with my camera bag and a small carry on and pick a location to fly away to. The possibilities and endless opportunities in life always excite me.

Today I am a high fashion photographer and a Hawaii landscape and underwater photographer. I also work for Victoria’s Secret. Many people would say I have a chameleon personality; it’s always changing and so are my styles and ideas. I am always daydreaming of ideas for photo-shoots I can create; as well as making something with my hands or gathering supplies for a photo-shoot. One of my biggest goals in life is to have one of my fashion editorials in a print magazine.

I decided to be a Style Guru this summer because I love documenting street fashion and it will help me advance my talents as a photographer. I absolutely love to travel and I am excited to provide some interesting posts with all the people I meet this summer.