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STYLE GURU BIO: Uju Madu

STYLE GURU BIO: Uju Madu

Why hello my fellow Fashionista/os! It’s Uju here. So summer is coming to a close and as sad as that is, I can’t help but be super excited to start my first semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista this fall! Before I delve more into into my love for fashion and everything I hope to gain from my time as a Style Guru, let me first tell you a little bit about myself.

I am currently a senior at the University of Toronto, and as crazy as it sounds to me to make that statement, what some might find a little crazier (or odd, depending on who you ask) is that I am actually completing a double major in global health and health studies (pre-med). I think it’s safe to say that out of all my lovely fellow Style Guru’s, I’m one of the few not doing a fashion or communications-related degree. What can I say? I have love for both science and fashion and don’t think it has to be either or. When I’m not in class, volunteering at the hospital, med school hunting, working on campus or studying for the MCAT, I’m most likely looking for inspiration or working on my blog, wasting away a few hours on Netflix (probably watching something created by the genius that is Shonda Rhimes) or, as of late, hunting for unique pieces at a thrift store.

I’d say my personal style is somewhere between classic minamilist and undefined. My go-to is a clean, comfortable, classy fit—peep that alliteration. Lately, I’m loving these wide-legged, three-quarter pants, which paired with a cute crop top can double as a daytime and evening look, depending on the shoewear of choice. Fun fact: this crop I’m wearing in the photographs was actually an old two-tiered summer dress that I cut up. When my schedule is a little bit more crazy, I might go for a more urban look; let’s just say that my adidas superstar’s definitely get a lot of wear on them. Sometimes my style is super girly, and other times I’m a total tomboy. It all depends on my mood/schedule that day.

Like many of you fellow Fashionista/o’s, my love for fashion stems from a love for expressing myself through my clothing; beyond that, I just love how fashion is able to transcend race, gender, ethnicity, place of origin—you name it. No matter who you are, where you are or where you come from, your style speaks a universal language. Anyone with an eye for fashion can appreciate a #RAD outfit. It’s something that unites all Fashionista/s everywhere.

This is probably what I look forward to the most this semester. I hope to simply share my love for fashion with all of you and just share my appreciation in general for fellow Fashionista/os at the University of Toronto St. George campus.On that note, I say goodbye summer… hello fall 2016! It’s going to be a #RAD one.