Style Guru Bio: Jessica Cecere

My name is Jessica and I am a senior at GWU majoring in Business Administration (with a Marketing concentration) and minoring in Psychology.

I grew up in a suburb approximately 15 minutes outside of New York City, and my personal style is incredibly urban because of this. I very much enjoy mixing extremely tailored, crisp and undeniably geometric pieces with loose and flowing fabrics, and I have yet to find something studded and/or generally embellished that I didn't love. When I'm not thumbing through fashion magazines or surfing the Internet for the latest and greatest fashion blog, I'm an avid equestrian and thus have a major sweet spot for the uber-chic and sophisticated equestrian style. I am constantly inspired by (and enamored with) the genius that is Christian Louboutin and attribute my months spent interning in his corporate office to my love for the color red.

Further, my favorite designers and/or labels include Marni, Theyskens' Theory, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Band of Outsiders, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Opening Ceremony, Yves Saint Laurent, Thakoon, The Row, Isabel Marant, Rodarte, Lanvin, Céline, Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Carven, A.L.C, Yigal Azrouël and Burberry Prorsum. My fashion muses are Brooklyn Decker, Chloë Sevigny, Victoria Beckham, Leandra Medine, the Olsen twins, Monica Rose, Nicole Richie and Alexander Wang's niece.

I truly believe that fashion and beauty go hand-in-hand and my infatuation with both began at a young age. In fact, I vividly remember admiring my mother's extreme shoulder pads of the 1980s, and how she expertly complemented them with her use of delicate makeup and graceful hairstyles. This admiration eventually developed into an understanding and appreciation for both fashion and beauty – that implementing certain beauty techniques can really transform a good look into a great look. Now, years later, I’m a self-labeled addict to red lipstick, a dewy complexion, the cat eye trend and a slicked-back ponytail. Also, I am often spotted strolling to class with a ballerina bun atop my head, lengthening mascara on my lashes and basic balm on my lips.

I am so excited to again be a Style Guru here at CollegeFashionista, and can't wait to highlight many of the incredible beauty and fashion trends I see walking the streets of GWU’s campus for all of you Fashionistas and Fashionistos out there. Get ready for a great semester!

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