Hello fellow Fashionistas/os! My name is Talia Goldach and I am extremely excited to join the CollegeFashionista team as a Style Guru for Kent State University. At Kent I am majoring in Fashion Merchandising with double minors in Marketing and Fashion Media. However, I am currently studying abroad in the amazing Florence, Italy, hoping to expand my fashion knowledge, as well as experience a whole new side of the fashion industry. This is an incredible experience and I’m so excited that I am able to share it with other Fashionistas/os.
Since I was a little girl, I have had a huge interest in fashion. It was at just six years old when I grabbed my moms sewing kit and pretended I knew how to fix my favorite, ripped Barbie dress. From there, it only made sense that my passion for fashion grew with time. Before deciding to go to Kent State University, I questioned what I wanted to pursue as a career. Fashion was always in the back of my mind, but I didn’t know if it was a realistic profession. However, after considering everything Kent State had to offer through their fashion program, I knew this was the right path for me. With my double minors, there are so many great opportunities in the fashion industry that I can’t wait to try and pursue.
Since I had lived in Columbus, Ohio for my entire life, I was always exposed to different kinds of styles and trends. Columbus locals are all about expressing themselves, especially through different kinds of art, one of these being the art of fashion. The fashion scene in Columbus has continued to grow throughout the years and now they are even in the works of creating a Fashion Meets Music Festival in the city. Two of my passions coming together in my hometown—it doesn’t get much better.
My style is strongly influenced by my favorite fashion blogger Luanna Perez-Garreaud, otherwise known for her blog, Le-Happy. She is my ultimate style inspiration and guide, always looking chic, boho and all around edgy. Her color story often uses black, white and maroon, the three colors I wear most often. She accessorizes with multiple rings and necklaces, always wearing the perfect amount of pieces, which is something I try to imitate as well. Her blog is also one of the reasons I decided to take on a social media minor. Social media plays a huge roll in expressing who you are and showing off your own personal style, all while inspiring others, which is something that I hope to do within my own platforms.
I am particularly excited to be working with CollegeFashionista to experience the immense variety of fashion that is truly out in this world. Every Fashionista has her own signature style and it is intriguing to see how other Gurus take on popular trends and make them their own. This program uses social media to give young Fashionistas/os a chance to express themselves through not just their clothes, but also their words. Every style has a story, and with CollegeFashionista these stories can be heard.