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Meet the Loyola College Fashionistas

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What’s better than wearing a great outfit? Being recognized for it, of course. To aid in this recognition, a few Loyola students are playing fashion paparazzi this semester as style guru interns for CollegeFashionista.com.

The site, co-founded by Loyola alum Melissa Levin and her sister Amy, has students on campuses across the country and world find the best street style at their schools. This semester, Loyola has five style gurus who write one post a week and are always on the hunt to find the most fashionable students on campus to feature.

So who are these connoisseurs of style? Allow me to introduce them (and some of their quick tips for fashion):

 

Ari Black

Sophomore, journalism major, 19

Fashionista_Ari

Writes: Fashionisto/a Spotlight (an article based on an interview with a student about his or her fashion inspirations)

What are you looking for when spotting someone on campus?

I typically look for individuals that can pull off basics with a statement accessory in an edgy way.  Chicago is a diverse city, to say the least, and the fashion senses of the students here parallel that theme.

Personal must-have for fall?

For now, I’d have to say my personal must-haves in general for winter and fall are throw-over sweaters.  I have a black oversized knit throw-over that goes with pretty much anything else in my closet.  It’s a staple, able to be dressed up with big earrings and heels for a night out or able to be dressed down with leggings, boots and a scarf for class.

What is your favorite part about being an intern with College Fashionista?

My favorite part about being a part of College Fashionista is the flexibility offered with the internship and the different ways that each intern shares his or her personal style.

 

Laura Duncan

Freshman, theatre and communication studies double major, 18

Fashionista_LauraWrites: Writes What To Wear (a section dedicated to what readers should wear for certain occasions or circumstances)

What are you looking for when spotting someone on campus?

I look for a head to toe well thought out look, and one that is worn with confidence. Aesthetically I am very much drawn to clean lines and minimalistic outfits, but I try to look for bold pieces within the ensemble that make the Fashionista/o stand out.

Personal must-have for fall?

This fall I would love to invest in a black cape. I have an unhealthy amount of black items in my wardrobe, but a black cape has the potential to add the perfect touch of elegance to any outfit.

What is your favorite part about being an intern with College Fashionista?

My favorite part of writing for CF is giving a voice to those who express themselves through their clothing and personal style choices. What people wear speaks volumes about who they are, and I really enjoy how an outfit is able to portray such an effortless sense of individualism.

 

Hannah Ellen

Junior, ad/PR major, 21

Fashionista_HannahWrites: Style Advice of the Week (an article about style tricks to incorporate for the week)

What are you looking for when spotting someone on campus?

Someone with a unique look and a specific piece that inspires me. I look for someone who not only looks good but arrives with confidence.

Personal must-have for fall?

A pair of good boots! Riding boots are a must because they go with everything.

What is your favorite part about being an intern with College Fashionista?

I like being able to share my thoughts on fashion with my peers.

 

 

Evelyn Miller

Sophomore, ad/PR major, 19

Fashionista_EvelynWrites: Fashionista/o Spotlight

What are you looking for when spotting someone on campus?

In my eyes, the ultimate Fashionista is a someone who’s very unconventional. I love big, bold, statement pieces that allow a girl to express her true individuality.

Personal must-have for fall?

Right now I’m obsessed with army jackets. I think they’re a great addition to any girl’s wardrobe, especially living in such an urban atmosphere.

What is your favorite part about writing for College Fashionista?

What I love most about writing for College Fashionista is the excuse it gives me to talk with a person whose style I find inspiring, rather than just admiring his or her outfit from afar.

 

Alex Whittler

Sophomore, political science and journalism double major, 19

Fashionista_AlexWrites: Let’s Hear It For The Boys (a segment about a fashionable guy and a hint section for readers to incorporate aspects into their own looks)

What are you looking for when spotting someone on campus?

I never actually get a chance to look for someone to feature on College Fashionista because more often than not, I genuinely find someone wearing a great outfit going about their day.

Personal must-have for fall?

I love silk, knit and chunky scarves, leather gloves and sleek boots. Lately, I’ve also taken advantage of Chicago weather and have stocked up on sunglasses to shield my eyes from the harsh winter winds.

What is your favorite part about writing for College Fashionista?

It has exposed me to so many fashionable opportunities. From meeting people who also write for the website, to making someone’s day by saying, “Hi, I really like your outfit” and expanding my writing portfolio — I’m in love with it all.

 

Fashionista_TWThe sixth style guru is me! I am a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in Drawing and Painting and I write the Style Advice of the Week segment. When I look for someone to feature, I always look for someone whose polished but has a unique twist to their look, like mixing patterns or incorporating a new trend. For a personal fall must have, all guys should have the right details in their outfits. Whether at patterned dress sock, big scarf or watch, you can’t go wrong. My favorite thing about writing for College Fashionista is the growth in my writing and getting to meet new people when I interview them weekly.

 

If you’re interested in writing for College Fashionista next semester, email tbaker5@luc.edu and apply on CollegeFashionista.com. We are always looking for a fresh perspective with a great fashion sense.

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Ashley Iannantone is a senior biochemistry major with minors in neuroscience, Spanish, and biostatistics. A self-proclaimed foodie with a passion for journalism, this is her fourth year working for The PHOENIX and third year in the A&E section. When she's not hunkering down with a bowl of pasta, you can find her volunteering at St. Joseph Hospital or running along the lake shore path (so that she can eat more pasta).

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