CFDA Intern: Kelsey Fairhurst
We have some pretty fabulous interns and Style Gurus here at CollegeFashionista, but we also enjoy spreading the love and getting to know other aspring fashion industry insiders. After all, we are the future of fashion! Enjoy our Q&A with fabulous CFDA intern, Kelsey Fairhurst.
CollegeFashionista: What inspires your personal style?
Kelsey Fairhurst: Combining the old with the new.
The best part of my internship is…the environment! Everyone at CFDA is the most welcoming and hard working group I have ever been around in the fashion industry. Also, seeing DvF around the office isn’t too bad either.
I never leave the house without…a positive attitude!
My guilty pleasure is…taking paint samples from the hardware store to use for my mood board.
CF: If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
KF: Literally anywhere in Western Europe. Everything about the culture and lifestyle is so intriguing.
CF: What are three items in your closet you couldn’t live without?
KF: A fitted black blazer, a chunky black heel and my draped trouser pant.
CF: If could go shopping with anyone living or dead who would it be?
KF: Diana Vreeland.
During my free time I love to…illustrate! Fashion illustration is a huge passion in my life and has been since I was little.
CF: Is there a purchase you’re dying to make at the moment?
KF: I’m a 22-year-old student living in NYC; what purchase isn’t there that I’m not dying to make?
CF: If you could listen to only one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
KF: D’Angelo, “Brown Sugar”….maybe I should put this under the guilty pleasure question.
CF: If you could only wear one color, what would it be?
KF: Just one? It’s a tossup between black and gold.
CF: So even though you’re a super-stylish intern, what has been your biggest fashion faux pas?
KF: There was a period of time in high school where I religiously wore pencil skirts. People constantly would ask me if I had a presentation or a speech.
My secret styling tip is…find your uniform and own it!
My favorite social media platform is…Instagram. #OBSESSED #KelseyFairhurst
I am constantly…thinking of my next illustration…
CF: Pet peeve?
KF: When people take fashion too seriously.
CF: Describe your personal style in one word.
CF: What is the coolest project you’ve worked on at CFDA?
KF: Literally there hasn’t been a project yet that wasn’t beyond amazing.
You’ll always find me wearing…my vintage Christian Dior black and gold bracelet. I love how dainty and minimal it is!
I will never wear…jeggings!!!!
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