Hello Fashionistas! My name is Joanna Del Priore and I am ecstatic to join the CollegeFashionista team as a Style Guru this fall! Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, I’ve always had a strong interest for fashion and often participated in either fashion or art related activities. Whether it’d be sketching frilly pink dresses, creating fashions online or operating and designing my virtual e-boutique, fashion has always been an asset to my lifestyle. Today, I am blessed to call the Fashion Institute of Technology not only my dream school, but my second home. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Fashion Merchandising Management with a Mathematics minor. I absolutely love everything about FIT and having a world of fashion and opportunity so close to home. In my freshman year alone, I gained retail experience, scored my first internship doing visual merchandising for Gap, visited large fashion headquarters and worked New York Fashion Week. I am so happy to gain this exposure at 19 years old to ensure that a career in fashion is one I want to pursue.
If I can describe my style in three words, it would be artistic, glittery and unique. (Fun fact: I was called “sparkles” in high school!) Anything with sequins or beading, like this scalloped-hem top I purchased online, instantly catches my eye. I paired this piece with my Rebecca Minkoff cross-body bag, ripped light-wash jeans I fell in love with at Windsor and Valentino-like flats by Halogen, which can be bought at Nordstrom. I accessorized my outfit with a stack of Alex & Ani bracelets to complete my look. What I love about this outfit is that it is versatile and super comfortable. It can easily take you from morning classes, afternoon study sessions, to evening New York City adventures.
I look forward to an exciting semester writing for one of my favorite websites! I hope everyone enjoyed their summer vacation and is transitioning into the new school year smoothly. Although I am sure we’ve all dreamed of never-ending pool days and tropical getaways, there’s good news coming out of it: Pumpkin pies, lattes and candles are on their way!