STYLE GURU BIO: Shannon Steffan

Hello fellow CollegeFashionistas! I hope you are all as excited, as I am to be apart of this summer’s Style Guru Team. My name is Shannon Steffan and I am currently studying photography at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada. I have been apart of CollegeFashionista for two semesters now and I am thrilled to be back again for a third.

While studying photography I have learned the ins and outs of the business, the different styles and techniques, but I have also learnt what my favorite style is. I have loved fashion photography for as long as I have been able to pick up a Vogue magazine. Everything about it draws me in, from the advertisements to the fashion spreads to the interviews; I’m obsessed with all of it. I hope to one day I land my dream job working for a magazine in downtown Toronto sharing my creative views.

I was raised by my mom and grandmother; my younger sister and I were always taught to shoot for our dreams and to work hard for it. A common quote used in my family is, “Dream big; if you can’t see it create it.” My family is filled with artists from my grandfather as a writer to my mother as a chef and my sister as a model. It’s in my blood to think with a creative mind and I hope one day it will lead me to success.

I also work part time at ALDO shoes where my dream shoe closet exists. I am always on the hunt for something to give me extra height. Whether it be a chunky heel or bootie, I guarantee you I have both in my closet.

Be sure to keep up with my shoe obsession and photography work all summer. To see more of my work check out my blog!

Until then Stay #RAD