Spectrum Style Guide: Vol. 1
On-campus fashion watch as Buffalo Fashion Week gets underway
Meet the columnists:
Hometown: Youngstown, N.Y.
Major: English, minor in education, AAS in fashion merchandising
What she's wearing: Steve Madden boots, LOFT jeans, Charlotte Russe crop tunic
Go-to pieces: Pearls, ponte leggings, a-line silhouette dresses
Inspiration: Carly Heitlinger from thecollegeprepster.com, Jackie O, Blair Waldorf, Kate Spade
Favorite trends: Riding boots, cat eyeglasses, maxis
Worst trends: Bodycon dresses, velvet, Hollister/Abercrombie graphic tees
Keeping it classy: "I firmly believe in the words, 'Dress for success.' Figure out what your style is and never apologize for it."
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Major: English, minor in Spanish
What she's wearing: Steve Madden sandals, Mossimo skirt, ISSI graphic shirt, Mango sweater
Go-to pieces: Hats, statement jewelry, thigh-high socks, ankle boots
Inspiration: "I pull my style from everything and everyone. I have a very bohemian and laidback sense of style. My fashion icons are the Olsen twins, Vanessa Hudgens and Nicole Richie."
Favorite trends: Thigh-high boots, racer back dresses, minimalism and scarfs
Worst trends:"Anything neon, yikes."
Naturally cool:"One quote I've always admired was, 'Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.' This quote simply speaks for itself."
Originally, finding our first fashionisto on campus was a bit of a challenge, but we had no hesitation once we spotted Mustafa.
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.; born in London
What he's wearing: Zara buckle strapped shoes, Uniqlo (Japanese brand) shirt and jeans
Go-to pieces: Chino pants, hiking boots, but most importantly, his brown leather strap bag, which he bought from Staples in the sixth grade.
Inspiration: "None. I'm usually the person behind the lens. I dress for myself, but my style portrays my personality."
Words of advice: "Dress as if you are going to meet the woman of your life."
Check out his work: Facebook.com/mustafahussainphotography
Buffalo Fashion Week Events:
Mercedes Benz Buffalo Fashion Week started Thursday with a Niagara Square photo shoot and press conference, and it runs until next Thursday. Here's a rundown of the week's remaining events:
Saturday, Sept. 21: Walden Galleria Mall Show from noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22: Beauty Expo at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 24: The Boutique Show (Mansion of Delaware) at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 26: The Main Runway Show doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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