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STYLE GURU BIO: Hope Adams

Hi Fashionistas/os! I’m Hope, a Public Relations student at West Virginia University. I have been a Style Guru for three semesters now, which means this will be my third STYLE GURU BIO. Even to me, it’s interesting to look back and see how my bio (in a fashion sense), has evolved naturally with time. It has been a positive experience relating my constant fascination with high-fashion to everyday style on WVU’s campus.

I’ve interned in NYC for the past two summers. I have gained experience with agency and in-house fashion PR work. Most recently, with label Veronica Beard. A fair share of my tasks were delegated around the Veronica’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection that was so fabulous; of course, I wanted to assist the VB team during the NYFW presentation. Booking the truck that the collection was to be transported to and from the presentation was a satisfying responsibility. On my way to the presentation alongside the truck driver, came the moment of realization that the entire collection was in mine and another intern’s hands­. Yes…that was truly exhilarating! The memory of running around the city in the midst of chaos still makes me reminisce. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more alive! The energy that you feel at a certain time in a particular piece of clothing is something that simply can’t always be replaced. For instance, that dress I wore during NYFW, will always be, the dress I wore during NYFW.

Overall, I’m all about the ‘look good, feel good’ outlook on my everyday life. Whether that outlook is portrayed through a heel or sweater coat: live it up! Let’s face it, sometimes days can be too grueling to not have any pumped up kicks or a fun design to keep you warm. In the January issue of Vogue, Sofia Sizzi of label Giuletta stance of this season’s trends was enlightening: “I have nostalgia for eras I’ve never been inthe late ’60s, early ’70s.” With that being said, let’s take this season’s printed baby-doll tunic and thigh-high boots for all their worth. This might be an intangible concept for some, but have fun with fashion. Remember: your smile is always your best accessory.

I feel so fortunate to be able to be a part of CollegeFashionista during the recent revamp of the site. To say the least, it’s a great time to be a part of CollegeFashionista! Be sure to stay tuned for upcoming articles from WVU and all the other Style Gurus like myself.