Style Guru Bio: Maya Jiménez

My name is Maya Jiménez and I am delighted to begin my first semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista!

I'm a junior in Boston University's College of Communication, majoring in Photojournalism with a minor in Hispanic Language & Literature. I'm an aspiring fashion photographer and have been for quite some time, as I have plastered my bedroom walls with magazine cut-outs (mostly Vogue and Harper's Bazaar) since I was young. I realized I wanted to pursue a career in this field after finding interest in Scott Schuman, photographer and writer for The Sartorialist and a pioneer in street fashion photography. The two photographers that most inspire my art are Mario Testino and Peter Lindbergh because they're able to effortlessly create beauty that manages to remain timeless even though fashion is ever-changing.

I also have an avid love for the music industry, live music and concert photography. Because of an upbringing full of music and a summer internship at Sony, I am now completely obsessed with this fascinating world.

I would describe my style as creative because I tend to take bits and pieces of the fashion senses I see in my fellow Fashionistas to build an entirely new look every day. Of course however, I never journey far from the classics and staples of any good outfit: classic tees and skinny jeans, accessorizing with a huge pair of earrings or funky rings and a fashionable pair of shoes. I would venture to say I'm a trend-setter who is always attempting to inspire something fresh among my friends.

My favorite winter-friendly piece of clothing is my Tommy Hilfiger red winter coat because not only is it stylish, but it keeps me cozy during dreadful weather. My favorite pair of shoes are my Enzo Angiolini leather boots because they are comfy to walk in and keep my legs warm when Boston gets cold and windy. My favorite accessory is my bright blue Rebecca Minkoff cross-body purse with gold finishing because it is absolutely fabulous. It's the best Christmas gift I've ever gotten (Thanks to my sister; she has a matching one in bright pink).

I definitely have an eagerness for fashion and I'm always looking for new trends. Boston University has an array of fashion-savvy students who are always looking their best just to go to class and I'm excited to begin photographing and interviewing them!

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