STYLE GURU BIO: Stephanie Batista

Hey Fashionistas/os! I’m Stephanie, a first time Style Guru. I’m currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is a long way from my home in New York. I am majoring in Communication Arts and am gearing up to graduate in May. Unfortunately, with graduation around the corner, my time at CollegeFashionista will be short lived. Nevertheless, I am thrilled to be a part of the Style Guru team for this semester!

Since I was a little girl, I have been enthralled by fashion. When I was six years old, I was sketching designs that I thought were destined to be worn around the world. Years later, I still sketch on occasion, and am still madly in love with fashion. Many fashion designers inspire my own innate style, while other designers stand as the root of my passion for the industry. Every season, fashion houses such as Christian Dior, remind me of what fashion truly is and the stories behind each garment. Up and coming ready-to-wear brands and other designers will keep me on my toes as I grab bits and pieces of the collection to incorporate into my own unique style.

Defining my style is not so simple, as it is ever-changing. One day I will choose to go for a sleek and sophisticated ensemble, and the next I may feel like wearing a grunge or boho look. Whatever my style may be, you can guarantee that I am always on the lookout for new inspiration and can always appreciate a Fashionista/o’s individuality. Oh, and I am never without lipstick!

I hope my posts can spread the same inspiration that I look for on a day-to-day basis!