A Sense Of Me

I am currently studying fashion merchandising at the University of Akron. I plan on expanding my education into the design field, In hopes to one day change lives in the fashion industry and leave my mark.

Slight rising of the eyebrows, widening of the eyes. The heart adds a beat, like a silent exclamation point on the experience. Within a tenth of a second the reaction has passed, but not without leaving its mark. I am a fashion connoisseur. Every piece of clothing I wear I want to leave a mark. I want to leave an experience, an influence. I am currently studying fashion merchandising at the University of Akron. I plan on expanding my education into the design field, In hopes to one day change lives in the fashion industry and leave my mark.

Growing up I was never the “Go-to” girl for fashion advice, tom-boy at heart. It didnt hit me till my later years in high school when boys started to become important and judgments were thrown around like balls during a football game. Needless to say, I payed attention to the fashion guru’s of the time and found my own sense of style along the way. Just like many other fashion connoisseur’s we all look for a certain style that represents us such as fabric, color schemes, and the designers. I would discibe my style as something between edgy street wear with that 60-70s sophistication. My influences include CoCo Chanel because of the difficult times she went through and had to overcome in order to be a success in the fashion indusrty.A clothing line named by the designer, Michael Agwunobi and a brand called Reasons designed by Jon Price Totaro and Phil Bassis are also a great influence on my attire. Their street wear is not so much high end but at the same time they co exist with luxury brands. Their clothing represents aspects of those top brands in the fashion world. most of my unique garments come from the salvation army or thrift store. I never really got into the labels and how they define us as people. The old fashion trench with destoyed loose boy-friend jeans and a white turtle neck crop top would be a perfect casual outfit for me. Add a black hat and some chunky black heel boots and your gonna be a show stopper that entire day. Some of the biggest mistakes i try to avoid when making clothing decisions all have to do with revealing to much. I believe a women should always keep a man guessing. Its not a bad thing to accentuate your curves and show off what momma gave you, however, showing to much skin can turn classy into trashy really quickly. I always go for a more tailored fit in the waist and hips to show off my curves, but no skin needs to be showing ladies. heels will always create that sexy vibe so i always wear heels because it makes my legs looks thinner and me taller. accents of any kind are always a plus. going from gold rings and floppy hats during the day to silver show stopper statement neclace and chunky bangles at night can accent a peice of clothing or just bring it all together. If you havent found your sense of style yet thats okay. Look into some designers and try to choose something that does the following:
1. represents you
2.will make you confident
3.inspires you
The style you wear is gonna discribe who you are when people initially see you and meet you for the first time. You want it to be something that they can remember. One thing i always remember was said by Bill Cunningham, “Fashion is the Armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” So make it something that has you written all over it.

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