Hey there Fashionistas and Fashionistos! My name is Olivia Bleeker, and I am a student at the University of Missouri – Columbia. I am a Textile and Apparel Management major, and this is my third semester interning as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista! The three things that you’re almost guaranteed to find me doing each day are drinking an iced caramel macchiato from Starbucks, stalking airline websites to see where I want to travel to next and laughing until tears are steaming down my face.
My passion for all things fashion began at a young age and has only grown since then! Currently, I am on an International Marketing track for my major which will hopefully allow me to one day work for a fair trade fashion company somewhere around the globe. Through opportunities like interning for CollegeFashionista, writing as a blogger for St. Louis Fashion Week and running my own personal fashion blog, I am diving headfirst into all the incredible experiences in the fashion industry that await me.
I have a special place in my heart for representing local fashion designers, so my clutch from Made Supply Co. and necklace from Grace Kubilius showcase two of my favorite St. Louis designers. I believe that my city has so much creativity and talent in it when it comes to fashion, so I love doing my part to support that.
I can’t wait to share some of my favorite looks with you this semester from my campus. Since it’s still currently quite frigid out, I can’t wait to find some practical, fashion-forward ways that Fashionistas and Fashionistos on campus are styling outerwear like coats and hats. Stay tuned every Friday for posts that bring you the latest trends from the University of Missouri. My camera is ready!