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STYLE GURU BIO: Sam Yohannes

STYLE GURU BIO: Sam Yohannes

Hi Fashionistas/os! My name is Sam Yohannes. I am a fourth-year student at Ryerson University in Toronto. I am majoring in journalism and minoring in poli-sci.

Time sure does fly; this bio marks my eighth and penultimate semester as a CollegeFashionista intern. I’m beyond thrilled to be back for another round as both a Style Guru and Editorial intern.

Over the two years that I have been contributing to CF, I have been able to hone my skills in the two crafts that interest and engross me the most: writing and photography. I began as a doe-eyed 18-year-old, freshly out of her first year of university and agog for new challenges and experiences. This internship is the gift that keeps on giving. In every bio, I feel it’s worth repeating how my time with CollegeFashionista has been an invaluable period of personal growth.

Fashion is how some share a glimpse of their personality, identity or display their association with a culture and movement. I find that my own style choices are influenced by my heritage. I, sometimes unknowingly, seek out pieces that remind me of the garments my parents donned decades ago when they lived in Ethiopia.

I don’t think I could ever succinctly describe my personal style. However, by shuffling through my past posts, it’s apparent that my style is, in essence, a cross between my affinity for eccentric colours and prints, as well as a fondness I have for monochrome palettes. My eternal style crush is Raf Simons. His white collar tucked aptly into a black sweater, paired with a black trouser and complemented by white sneakers has become my uniform. Although he focuses on menswear, I will incessantly covet his creations, which drive my ‘borrow from the boys’ mantra.

I look forward to another great semester meandering on campus and giving stylish Ryerson students the spotlight.