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STYLE GURU BIO: McCall Milbrandt

January 6th, 2016 at 2:10am

Greetings! My name is McCall Milbrandt and I am currently a senior at the University of Minnesota. I am a student within the College of Design studying retail merchandising with a minor in management. I did not begin my college career at the U of MN, but I am so grateful that I made the switch! I enjoy being surrounded by the big city and being close to my home in Northeast, Minneapolis.

I was born and raised in a suburb just south of the Twin Cities. I am the youngest of five siblings and completely understand the struggle of sisters stealing clothes and hand-me-downs. You could say I got really good at keeping my stagnant wardrobe interesting by mixing and matching my clothes.

I began my first career as a cosmetologist when I was 18 years old. I was attracted to the industry because I always had an eye for what style was the best fit for a person. When I was 14 years old my birthday wish list consisted of all professional hair care products. After spending five years in the industry I made the decision to return back to school. I love learning, meeting new people and continuously pushing myself to be a better version of myself.

One time a good friend of mine told me if my style was a city it would be New York. I love wearing black, gold accessories, sassing an outfit up with a great pair of shoes and I would say my signature style is pop of a lip color. I am a sucker for any local boutique and obviously Target, who isn’t?

Fun facts about me: I used to be a teacher. I am married. My husband and I have spent a year apart while he served in Iraq. I have rescued a dachshund and dachshund/lab mix who have changed my life. I am a co-founder/owner of a local soap company. My favorite quote is by John Lennon: “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” I saw Cher on my golden birthday when I was 15 years old.

I am looking forward to my future as a Style Guru! I am excited to share with readers who I am, what gets me going and what fuels my fashion inspiration. Rachel Zoe nailed it when she said “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”