Name: Christina Lau
City/Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ
Occupation: Student, Personal Style Blogger
If student, which school and major: Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Merchandising Management
How would you describe your personal style? My personal style is constantly evolving. The best thing about fashion is that it allows for complete creative freedom. I love experimenting with different styles of clothing to create outfits that are unique representations of myself. Most often, this involves combining feminine and edgy pieces together for an interesting juxtaposition.
What is the inspiration for your looks? As a student in New York City, street style is my main source of inspiration. I can always find creative styling ideas from other bloggers as well, whether they are well known or new to the industry.
Where do you like to shop, and why? Lately, I’ve had a preference for online sites including ASOS and Missguided rather than typical mall stores. Not only does shopping online cater more to my schedule, but it also allows me to browse larger selections and find unique pieces to match my personal style.
What are some of your favorite pieces in your closet? My leather jacket, because it is a versatile closet staple, and my Topshop Jamie/Leigh jeans that are literally the most comfortable pants I’ve ever owned. I highly recommend them!
What does fashion mean to you? Fashion is my favorite means of self-expression. It brings together people of all interests/industries and calls for the celebration of individuality. I love how the few minutes a person spends choosing an outfit in the morning can affect the entire dynamic of his/her day. Having the ability to introduce myself through my clothing just makes fashion even more exciting.
What do you think of UCOF’s mission and presence in the fashion industry? UCOF helps dreams come true! Money should never stand in the way of passion, and this organization does a fantastic job at ensuring that it doesn’t for New York City youth. Because of UCOF’s efforts, students will be able to pursue their dreams in ways they may not have thought possible. I am honored to work with an organization that is so dedicated to both the fashion industry and the futures of young talented individuals.