Hello Fashionistas and Fashionistos! My name is Zoe Bernstein and I am going into my second year at the Fashion Institute of Technology where I am currently majoring in Advertising and Marketing Communications and double minoring in Psychology and Creative Technology. As of right now, my plan is to hopefully get into the magazine industry one day. So, I thought that this opportunity with CollegeFashionista would be a perfect way to get my foot in the door into the world of fashion journalism.
Growing up in Maine, fashion wasn’t necessarily a big deal to people; however, that wasn’t the case for me. As cliche as it sounds, I was always the girl who stood out at school because what I wore was different than the status quo— which usually consisted of flannels, The North Face jackets and L.L Bean boots. In high school, I would usually pull inspiration for my outfits from either Tumblr or YouTube. I saw girls online sharing their outfits and advice to an audience to help others and I yearned to do the same. It wasn’t until the beginning of 2013 when I finally mustered up the courage to start my own blog, Dress to Express. I later grew tired of just taking photos of my outfits, so I started a YouTube channel to correlate with my blog. Before, fashion was just a hobby and creative outlet for me, but it has now become a possible career path for my future.
Okay, so how do I describe my personal style? Well, to be perfectly honest, to this day I’m still not quite sure what it is. It changes every day with my mood, but the one thing that is always an essential when I pick out an outfit is comfort (hence, why you probably won’t ever catch me in heels). My hat is the UNIF Relics Hat. Both my top and skirt are from American Apparel, which just so happens to be my favorite store. I am obsessed with these tennis skirts. I have them in several colors and they are definitely one of my go-to essentials all year long, as they are so versatile! My shoes are the Drabble sandals by Steve Madden; which yes, they do have a small heel but it’s a chunky heel so it’s still easy and comfortable to walk in!
This is my first semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista, and I am so thankful and excited to be able to contribute to this site with fellow students who also share my love for fashion.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading my posts and have a RAD semester!