Fashionistas, I am back again for the summer as one of New York University’s Style Gurus and I cannot wait see what these fabulously fearless Fashionistas have in store for the upcoming season. Nothing beats New York fashion and I am thrilled to document my favorite looks each week in my new Monday column, “Style Advice of the Week.”
Not only am I looking forward to finding inspiration in the street styles of New York City’s Fashionistas, but I am also anticipating ramping up my fashion expertise through my internship with InStyle magazine this summer. Each summer I gravitate towards working in either the world of art or fashion, always feeling torn between these two passions of mine. It all began in high school: I worked at Ralph Lauren Rugby, attended classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and interned with Luca Luca, Conrad Photography, and Original Media. In college, I’ve continued to pursue my interests: studying fine arts and art history, working at Wink Boutique, interning with the Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art and InStyle magazine, and of course, writing as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista.
1. My featured Fashionistos have been my favorite posts to write for three reasons a) these Fashionistos haven’t exhibited any inhibitions in front of the camera b) they’ve surprised me with their exceptionally detailed knowledge about their clothing c) these posts have encouraged me to learn about men’s fashion.
2. My newest obsession is Comptoir des Cotonniers. This French boutique started in the UK and, lucky for me, has made its way over to the United States— I can’t get enough of their feminine designs, neutral colors, and impeccable cuts.
3. My most influential Fashionista is my 13-year-old sister Hannah. Out of the five women in my house—all of which are infatuated with fashion— I am always learning from the risks Hannah takes in her everyday outfits without ever losing her lady-like sense of style; I hope one day to be as adventurous yet grounded in my style as she is.