STYLE GURU BIO: Katherine Shkreli

September 2nd, 2015 at 2:10am

As a little girl my mother put me in pink dresses and dressed me like her little doll. But, when you grow up with three older brothers and are the only girl, your style begins to go in a certain direction. My oldest brother dressed like a rock star every day. Leather jackets, black or dark blue jeans, black shoes and a cool T-shirt were his desired choices. I thought it looked awesome. Then I had my second older brother who dressed like a businessman. Button-ups, tie, nice dress pants and a shined up pair of black dress shoes. The third oldest brother dressed like both, but he cut up his shirts, folded his sleeves and popped his collar a certain way. But, the one thing they all had in common when it came to fashion was that black was always a necessary element in their attire.

Not only do I have them to thank for my sense of style, but I also have my older cousin who is basically my sister. Going shopping with my sister was always the best adventure. We would walk into a Betsey Johnson store and I would watch her try on all types of dresses. They were the most beautiful colorful dresses I saw as a younger girl. Now, when you walk into my closet you will see a majority of black T-shirts and jeans, some button-ups here and there, leather jackets and then all the way to your left a colorful selection of flower printed dresses.

As you see in the picture above I am wearing my new favorite pair of super high-waisted skinny jeans. They have two little slits on the knees and I like how simple these ripped jeans are. I have paired it with my everyday pair of high-heel boots. For my top I layered a pink collared shirt under a black-cropped sweater. As for accessories, I am wearing a black wool fedora. I’m also wearing my grandmother’s watch and a hematite bracelet. I am wearing a ring that came in a pack from Forever 21. My last accessory is a necklace that I got from the Renaissance Faire: ‘tis a sword.

Now that you know a bit about my fashion background, the name is Katherine Shkreli. I am starting my first semester as a senior at Manhattanville College. I am also starting my third year of interning for CollegeFashionista. The major I have stuck to is Creative Writing and I am minoring in Communications and Media. Writing for CollegeFashionista has made me feel more a part of the fashion world outside my Vogue magazines. It has been an extremely fun experience the last three years and I can’t wait to start this semester with a bang!