Fashion Fridays

web1Name: Arturo Arce Major: Dietitian

Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.

Wearing: Sweater by Ralph Lauren, jeans from PacSun, shoes by Converse, scarf by Burberry and sunglasses are Ray-Ban.

How would you describe your style?

My style is very casual and professional. I like to get dressed up with a nice coat or a scarf. I always make sure I am prepared for cold weather.

Where do you get your inspiration?

My inspiration comes mostly from celebrities. I look at what they are wearing, pick out different pieces that I like and then try to find something similar.

Why did you choose your major?

I like to help people with food and health. Healthy food can be as tasty as non-healthy food, and that is one thing I want to educate others about.

Do you think it is important to dress trendy?

Oh, it is very important. I like to stay in style but also, of course, be myself and feel comfortable in what I wear.

web2Name: Paris Sumpter

Major: Computer science

Hometown: Torrance, Calif.

Wearing: Shirt from Forever 21, skirt from Cottonon and shoes from Journeys.

How would you describe your style?

It is a bit edgy with a mix of girly and vintage.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I get inspired by many different people, both models and people around me on the streets. Nylon magazine is also a good source which I read to get inspiration.

Why did you choose to study computer science?

My dream is to produce video games. That business really interests and fascinates me.

Do you think it is important to dress trendy?

To me it is very important. My clothes are a way for me to express myself. I use my clothes to make a statement and to show other people who I am.

web4Name: Mahalia Chew

Major: Dance

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Wearing: Shorts and jacket were gifts, top from Marshalls, shoes by Dr. Martens,  hat from H&M.

How would you describe your style?

Very relaxed and casual. I am a big fan of bright colors, high waists and overall comfortable clothes.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Mostly magazines, especially Nylon which is my favorite. My inspiration usually comes from all kinds of things when I am out and about.

Why did you choose to major in dance?

I have been dancing since I was very young. Dancing is what I am good at. I love kids and to teach, so my dream is to go on a dance tour and then become a dance teacher.

Do you think it is important to dress trendy?

I would not say it is important. I care more about who is behind the clothes. I always make sure I am 100 percent myself in what I wear, trendy or not.

web3Name: Vicky Zhu

Major: Fashion

Hometown: China

Wearing: Sweater from Forever 21, shorts from Zara, shoes from Toes and bag by Prada.

How would you describe your style?

I can describe my style in only one word – black.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I gather a lot of inspiration from a Chinese site that works similar to Twitter, and I also look at what other people around me are wearing.

Why did you choose to study fashion?

I love to draw and I love clothes, so to become a fashion designer is a way for me to combine my two interests. Hopefully I can become a fashion designer and get a job here in U.S.

Do you think it is important to dress trendy?

It is not important at all. I have my own style and that is what is most important to me.

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