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STYLE GURU BIO: Kahina Bessai

Hey there, Fashionistas! My name is Kahina Bessai, I am a junior at St. John’s University and I am 20 years old. I was born and raised in Queens, New York. Although, I am very much a city girl, attending an all girls school on the Upper East Side definitely changed my life. I began hanging out and exploring all of Manhattan. Manhattan’s full of different fashion; depending on what area you are in, the fashion is different all around and I love being from the heart of the fashion industry.

My style definitely has changed throughout the years, I used to dress extremely preppy with polo’s, striped button-downs and riding boots; I did not wear a lot of color, but just enough. I worked for Abercrombie & Fitch for a little over three years and that definitely impacted my style. Now that I am not working retail, I find new styles on the streets of New York City—mostly SoHo—which you can tell from my wardrobe because I’m more into wearing black, black and white stripes, beige and lots of denim. I love reading Cosmopolitan and Refinery29 on my Snapchat App every morning; it’s literally a habit. The first thing I do when I wake up is turn off my alarm and begin reading Cosmopolitan. I learn so much from them from beauty tips to boys—they’ve got everything covered.

My internship at BLK DNM has come to an end and I am beginning a new chapter in Europe beginning January 12th! I will be studying abroad in Paris, Rome and Seville for 15 weeks, five weeks in each city. So join me on my journey every month! If you want a daily update, you can follow me on Instagram: @KahinaBessai See you soon, Fashionistas!