Style Guru Bio: Jacqueline Gutierrez

The year was 1964, a year since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the name Jacqueline was at its peak of popularity. This was, of course, due to America's most beloved first lady: Jacqueline Kennedy. My mother was born in late July of 1964 and unknowingly would my grandmother's admiration of politics and social class venture years later to the birth of a granddaughter in late 1989: Jacqueline Gutierrez.


While the love of a name was simply all that my mother had given me, and there is no connection to the Kennedys, years later I grew to appreciate a history that had nothing to do with my own. I admire the past for what they have left behind. In fashion it's all about looking forward, but with the constant need to have the latest design and accessory, it puts me at ease to turn to fashion icons who knew class more than trend. My love for literature, movies, culture and art all influence my day-to-day outfit. I have no defined style because my outfit truly depends on my mood first thing in the morning. A good default is a mod dress paired with flats, and if the weather calls for it, a cardigan can easily be put over and tights underneath. While I'm constantly looking to magazines such as Nylon, Vogue, Teen Vogue and Harper's Bizarre, I enjoy searching through old photos from the 1960's, (my favorite decade), and history books of all sorts. Being a college student has its ups and downs and one of those downs happens to be constantly stuck on a budget, demanding for me to be a smart shopper. For vintage finds, I can always turn to Goodwill or Saver's. Having an older sister who passes down awesome clothes is also convenient. When money permits, I enjoy investing in Marc by Marc Jacobs. I live by the words of Karl Lagerfeld, “Guilty feelings about clothes are totally unnecessary. A lot of people earn their living by making clothes, so you should never feel bad.”

On any given day you can spot me in big brown sunglasses around Arizona State University’s downtown campus, where I study Journalism and Mass Communication. As I begin my junior year at ASU, I look forward to finding Fashionistas/os all around campus and reporting them back to here.

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