STYLE GURU BIO: Gisele Smith

January 6th, 2016 at 2:00am

For those who don’t know me I am a quote girl—“Be in fearless pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” I love the positive vibes and that tingly feeling that a powerful quote can give you. I am also a firm believer in doing what you love, and this quotes sums that up.

My name is Gisele Smith and I am passionate about fashion. I know what most people think when they hear this, and yes I will take full responsibility for my cliche use of words. I use these words because when I sit down and try to think of a long and drawn out way of explaining just how I feel about fashion, passionate always seems to come out on top.

I still remember the exact moment when I fell in love with all that is fashion. I was 13 years old and I had graduated from the likes of J-14 and Teen Bop and decided it was time to move on to more “grown up magazines” in my 13-year-old brain. Luckily when I went to the magazine shelf at our local Target, Teen Vogue was the magazine that caught my eye. It was the September 2008 issue and Vanessa Hudgens was on the cover. To this day, I still can imagine flipping through the pages and being mesmerized by the captivating photos and the intoxicating articles. And, even now as a 20-year-old, the industry still never ceases to amaze me.

Currently, the University of Arizona is my home and a degree in journalism and double minors in business and French are my reasons for attending. In my free time, I am an avid shopper with a blogging career on the side. I love putting my honest thoughts and opinions on style and fashion in my blog, Fashion Fabrications, and that is also why I am so excited to share who I am with all of you who read CollegeFashionista.

In terms of style mine is constantly changing and evolving. Right now if I had to put it into words I would have to say that I fall somewhere smack dab in the middle of being very feminine and very edgy. It’s an interesting mix, I know, but that is what is so fun about style and fashion: no rules apply.

In the outfit for this post, I am wearing a shirt and skirt from Urban Outfitters. I loved the way that the bottom of the shirt blended together with the lacy texture of the skirt. It was the perfect example of two pieces that are not sold together but are meant to be together. To add some edge and more of my unique style, I paired it with a faux fur vest from Windsor, my statement necklace from NASTY GAL and my favorite Dr. Martens.

This is my first semester writing for CollegeFashionista, and I am so happy that I can share all that the University of Arizona has to offer.