STYLE GURU BIO: Via Rutkowski

Hello lovely Fashionistas!

My name is Via Rutkowski!  I am a heavily caffeinated fashion merchandising and retail marketing student at Johnson & Wales University, located in the beautiful city of Providence, Rhode Island. I am thankful to live in a city considered to be the “creative capital” of New England. It is filled with art, one of a kind restaurants and trendy coffee shops, with unique culture and fashion of all sorts. Living in a college town, I get a lot of inspiration from the wide variety of students around me.

You can find me looking like a tourist even on the streets where I live, always stopping and snapping pictures and constantly pushing my phone storage to its limits. I feel it is important to try and see the beauty and artistic potential in the strangest of things.

I have an obsession with all things vintage and am convinced I was born in the wrong decade, and interning at a vintage store last summer just added to the fascination. Fashion truly is everything to me. It is not just my major but a way of life.

I really can’t see myself taking another path in life. I feel very lucky to have a passion for what I do and cannot wait to see what my future holds. Hopefully someday you will see me in New York City contributing to your favorite magazine. My love for magazines spreads far and wide. From quirky fashion articles to sophisticated editorials, anything that can help bring people together and spread some knowledge about trends in the industry, is what I enjoy most.

When it comes to my own personal style, I am almost always wearing something black. However, I don’t like to stop there. I like to try and incorporate at least one “fashion risk” in every outfit I wear. Whether it be a bizarre fuzzy coat, a bold new lip color, a wacky pair of shoes, a crazy pattern or a big statement necklace—I strive to have something on me at all times that is out of the ordinary and will catch peoples’ eye.

If I could someday be a cross between Carrie Bradshaw and Holly Golightly, I would feel greatly accomplished in life.