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STYLE GURU BIO: Melissa Nittolo

Hi there. My name is Melissa Nittolo and I am a junior at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. I’m majoring in communications with a concentration in public relations and advertising and a minor in art history.

I hope to someday work for a magazine company, like NYLON: one that showcases alternative fashion and music! I love traveling, playing with my two pugs, zombie movies and all things chocolate. I’ve been to eight European countries so far and  hope to continue to add to that list! I recently studied abroad in London this past spring and I was so inspired after being surrounded by the incredible street style and beautiful architecture. I am also a huge fan of the ’90s: the music, the clothing and the movies. My favorite bands are Nirvana, No Doubt and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I love incorporating high fashion and grunge.

I think mixing and matching is what style is all about. In fact, I haven’t repeated an outfit since August 2014! People often ask me how I do it but at this point it just seems easier for me not to wear the same outfit twice. I would say that my favorite color is black but people always fight me on that, saying that it’s a shade and not a color. Currently, my favorite pair of shoes are a pair of black boots, with exposed zippers and a five inch heel. I’m 5’10 and I don’t care what anyone has to say about tall ladies wearing high heels. It just means that I can reach everything on the high shelves!