STYLE GURU BIO: Katherine Shkreli

Growing up in New York, I was surrounded by different styles all the time. Going to Manhattan and seeing women always dressed to impress inspired me to look my best. In my head, everywhere I walked there was a runway. When I was in high school, I was always listening to rock ‘n’ roll. Rock ‘n’ roll ended up being my inspiration for fashion. Leather jackets, ripped up jeans and black, black, black was all I was seen wearing. Every morning someone in my family would hear me ask, “Does this black match?”

When living in upstate New York, wearing leather jackets is not always acceptable, but I did not care. I knew who I was, and though in high school everyone is still figuring out who they are, I knew what I wore was awesome and I did not care. (I guess that’s just a rocker motto: “I don’t care.”) Although I wear black in all my outfits, I can’t help but throw in some girly touches like a dress. You will never see me walking around without my high-heeled black boots or one of my many leather jackets, nor will you ever see me without my Ray-Ban eyeglasses or sunglasses.

Fashion is fun for me. It can sometimes be a challenge because I have no idea what I’m wearing for the day, but I never leave the house disappointed or feeling uncomfortable in what I am wearing.

This is my third semester interning for CollegeFashionista. This excites me because not only do I get to be a part of the fashion world but I also get to write and have it be read around the world. Being a creative writing major, I get excited to have my work out there for the public eye. I hope that one day I will get to write for a high end fashion magazine.

I can’t wait to see what trends are floating around Manhattanville during this spring semester. I couldn’t be happier.