Hi there, Fashionistas/os! My name is Kathleen Stanovick, but most people call me Katie. I go to Fordham University Lincoln Center in the heart of Manhattan, New York, and it just about fits my definition of perfect. I’m planning on studying English and Women’s Studies while minoring in Fashion. It might be a bear to tackle all three things but here’s to hoping I get through it. Living in the City isn’t what Sex and the City or Gossip Girl make it out to be, but trust me, there’s never a dull moment—let alone a dull fashion moment.
While walking down the streets of New York City, inspiration surrounds you. The inspiration is everywhere, whether it be in the way the buildings are designed, the billboards or especially the people. Everything is stamped with an imprint of personality. The streets thrive with preppy school girls, funky punked out rockers, high end fur coats, business suits and anything anyone could imagine. Sometimes I just walk down the street and look at things—it can never be boring. However, I didn’t always live this “glamorous” life. I come from a small town in the Poconos of Pennsylvania, so the move to the Big Apple with stars in my eyes and my feet racing ahead of me was a bit of a change. Yet, having the two opposites (my farm in the Poconos and my city in New York) is something I would never trade. I’ve learned so much from the two.
With my changing environments, my style has also evolved. I remember reading a quote from Rachel Zoe that said something along the lines of: I don’t care if I’m overdressed as long as I’m happy and I like it. I never read something that made me more comfortable to express myself. In high school, I dressed like everyone else but now I dress how I want to, which is an integral part of defining my style. I change all the time and my clothes are constantly changing with me. One day I’m dressed like a ’50s housewife and the next I’m bohemian-chic. I appreciate clothes though, and even more, I appreciate thrifting and cheap clothes (although in Manhattan that can be hard to find). I like clothes to be an expression of me, how I’m feeling and what I want to say to the world. Clothes say a lot about someone, so what are yours saying about you?