Fashion Friday


Name: Kyungjun Im

Hometown: South Korea

Major: Biology

Wearing: Sweater from Staple, jeans by Unbranded, shoes by Vans and hat from Crocks castle.

How would you describe your style?

I think I have a typical American look. I am usually dressed very casual with a pinch of street. I don't like when it is too much so I try to keep it very simple and basic.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

I get most of my inspiration from my feelings. Most of the time my outfits are based on how I feel at the time. I also look and get inspiration from snapshots and street style on the internet.

Which is your favorite store and why?

My favorite store is definitely American Rag which is located on La Brea Ave. They have very unique clothes and even though the price is a bit expensive it is worth every penny.



Name: Mandy Yugala

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

Major: Fashion and Merchandising

Wearing: Sweater from Brandy, shirt from American apparel, skirt and shoes from Topshop.

How would you describe your style?

I think my style is very casual. My closet contains a lot of black and white, and I am a fan of basic clothes. One thing I don't like is to mix too many patterns.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Audrey Hepburn! That woman is my biggest inspiration. I love the style she had, and I get so inspired when I look at her movies and pictures. Like these shoes. She wore a pair like this in a movie, and I really liked them, so I had to find a similar pair for myself.

Which is your favorite store and why?

I would say Topshop. They have eveything. If I am looking for a whole new outfit, I can just walk into Topshop and find everything I need from head to toe. I was so glad when they opened a store at The Grove.

Why did you choose to study fashion?

I love fashion and I have a enormous passion for it. I knew that I wanted to work within the fashion business, but since I am not good at drawing I chose to study merchandising instead. My plan is to transfer to FIDM and then move back home to Thailand and work as a fashion buyer.

7b707698-47f3-45f8-83fe-dd003730bb36Name: Sara Welander

Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

Major: Fashion

Wearing: Sweater from Forever21, pants from Cheap Monday, shoes from H&M, hat from Minimarket, and a laptop case from Marc Jacobs.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I get most of my inspiration from people around me, but I also follow some Instagram accounts that are focused on fashion and I read magazines like Vogue, Elle and Bazaar.

Which is your favorite store and why?

I actually don't think I have a favorite store. I usually just walk by random stores and find clothes that I like. If I have to name some it would be Acne, Whyred and Zara.

Why did you choose fashion as your major?

I always knew that I wanted to do something where I could be creative but I never knew exactly what. I'm still not completely sure of what I want to do, but my plan is to study fashion marketing and see if that could be something I want to continue doing and work with in the future.