‘Fashion is the most powerful form of art there is. Its movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we’d like to be’-Blair Waldorf
They say you’re born with some things that simmer inside you until they feel its right to surface at an odd moment that you never expected, or whether you just learn things from the people you surround yourself with. It’s the classic nature vs. nurture debate in a nutshell. I still can’t tell where my love for fashion came from. It could have been my mother’s love of polka dots and shoulder pads in the 80s that passed through my gene pool, although they do leave it a little to be desired, even though she could probably say the same about my wardrobe. It could have been a chance article I wrote that triggered something inside that I never knew existed.
I never wanted to be a fashion journalist when I was a child; I wanted to be a lawyer. Things, however, I find, have a way of working out well in the end if you throw a bit of passion and love into the equation and my place in a journalism course has turned into a fully fledged career path stopping right at the editor’s office in the British Vogue offices.
This year has changed a lot about the way I look at fashion and how I involve myself in it. I’ve become fashion editor of my university’s newspaper An Focal, I have my own blog which is apparently quite a good read and of course, now this fabulous opportunity at College Fashionista.
I don’t have a particular style. I wear what makes me happy, what makes me smile and what I think looks good on me. Style isn’t about being dressed in the latest trends, however hideous it may be. Style is about bringing your individualism to the table, making something work to your advantage and becoming the best version of yourself whilst doing it. I won’t be looking for the people who have their finger firmly on the current trend button (though there could be a few of them too!). I’ll be looking for the people who make their clothes work for them. And that’s all I ask! You can join me on this little journey as I write from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest and hopefully a few more European countries about the people that inspire me with their style.