My name is Michelle Lu and I am a sophomore at Pepperdine University. I chose Pepperdine because I wanted to attend a private college close to home, but far enough to dorm and experience the college life. Also, the amazing views of the Pacific Ocean are breathtaking. I am currently business administrations major with a minor in marketing. I majored in business because I wanted to learn how the world works in this vast economy. This is my first semester as a Style Guru and I am excited to write about Malibu’s fashion and trends.

I first started to be interested in fashion when Gossip Girl first premiered on the CW. I must say that my obsession with headbands due to Blair Waldorf’s style lasted through much of my junior high and early high school years. As I have grown up, my taste in clothes has changed due to the current trends. Leggings, arm candy and Flash Tattoos are just a few of my current obsessions. 

My friends say that my style is casual with a hint of preppy or hipster accessories. This can be seen by my Marc by Marc Jacobs watch and American Apparel twist wrap. Some of my favorite stores and brands are Urban Outfitters, Brandy Melville, Revolve Clothing, NASTY GAL, Zara and UNIQLO. Growing up in Orange County, I have lived the California lifestyle with summers spent on the beach enjoying acai bowls with friends. 

With so many events to attend in Los Angeles, like concerts at Staples Center, football games at USC and more, there is always something to dress up for because you never know what celebrity will be there.