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STYLE GURU BIO: Jasmine Drummond

Hello Fashionistas! I am returning to you for another semester of style advice to keep you looking fresh all spring. I am a proud sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park. I am a Communication and Public Relations major with a Spanish and Business Analytics minor. I am a Baltimore native with six younger siblings. I have always had the passion for fashion since my days of dress up in my grandmothers church clothes. Today, instead of dress up, I am a bit more focused. At school, I am on the executive board for UMD’s only modeling society, Echelon Fashion Society. I am the Historian and co-Public Relations Director. I am also involved in undergraduate study on campus. I follow fashion trends among those deemed at “in-group” and “out-group” through social media. I also am involved in some local fashion business. I was an intern at this past year’s 2014 Baltimore Fashion Week. This upcoming year, I will be interning again and I am on the committee to help plan for 2015’s event. Recently, I have applied to be an intern at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. As all you dedicated Fashionistas should know, New York Fashion Week is like the mecca of the fashion world, so keep your fingers crossed for me.

If I had to describe my style I would say attention-grabbing. Even if I am only going to one class for the day or have one meeting, you will rarely catch me in a dull outfit. I love to dress up and look good. I would also say my style is inexpensive. I really enjoy shopping at thrift stores and consignment shops because I love getting a deal. I hate spending a bunch of money on an outfit. I love to do my makeup and hair every morning. I love statement pieces, popping colors and vintage accessories. On the days I am most stressed or not feeling well, I get dressed up. I believe in the theory that you are what you wear. If you don’t look good, you won’t feel good. So on those days you are undeniably stressed, try a cute pair of wedges to brighten your day. Or on a bad hair day, try a popping red lipstick to get the attention away from your hair. And on rainy days, wear your stylish rain boots and go stomp in puddles. I believe fashion is what makes us happy about the way we look and will in turn make us happy about ourselves. It creates good self esteem in times we need it most. You don’t need designer name brands to be a Fashionista—it’s all about style and how you present yourself. So this spring, present yourself like the Fashionista I know you are and report here every Wednesday for some cool tips. See you soon!