There is a constant and unrelenting sense of frenzy as the reality of senior year begins to set in. These are my last few months before I am thrust into the real world as a mere ingénue, before I must fight my way to the summits of mountains (metaphorical and physical ones, of course). Nonetheless, I have every intention of savoring my last year at Florida State University, for this place has gifted me with an ephemeral, yet everlasting, experience.
In the spring, I will receive my Bachelor of Arts in Music, accompanied by minors in business and French. And just because that wasn’t enough for this life-long overachiever, I will also receive certificates in both violin performance and music entrepreneurship. Now, you might be asking yourself, what in the world is she going to do with all of these pieces of paper? Believe me, I ask myself the same question. Every day. Luckily, I have had the joy of befriending some of the most driven and talented people I have ever crossed paths with, and it is through them that my real passion for music business began.
Now, I have been a musician for almost all of my life. Like most musical careers, mine began with the piano lesson cliché and ended up leading me down the path to becoming a violinist. I can go on and on about how much music has influenced me and about how passionate I am about what I do; because of course I am. Music is the closest thing we have to expressing human emotions without having to say a word. It’s a language that many wish to learn, but few get the opportunity. Being a musician, I am proud of that opportunity, not because it makes me feel superior to my neighbor, but because it makes me connected to my neighbor. Connected in a way that nothing else can replicate. So yes, music has played a huge role in my life, but so has fashion.
I have been enamored with the fashion industry for as long as I can remember. The glitz and glamour of it all is something that reeled me in and never let me go. To me, the real difference between music and fashion is that music is sensational and fashion is physical. Fashion is the outward expression of who you are on the inside and, honestly, what is more marvelous than that. I tend to describe my fashion sense as trendy and comfy, because that’s how I feel I can best express myself. Some days, my definition of trendy and comfy is joggers and sneakers, some days it’s leather leggings and sky high stilettos—I change it up about as often as Kylie Jenner changes her hair.
I look forward to a delightful semester working with CollegeFashionista, and I thank you for engaging with me during this new journey. Until next time, ciao.