For those who aren’t familiar with me, here’s a quick round-up: I started interning for Cliché Magazine while working on my degree in English at Montclair State University three years ago and it’s surreal to now hold the position of Fashion Director. I am very grateful to start this new chapter of my career with the magazine. I adore fashion and everything about it: from learning about the inspiration behind a designer’s collection, to feeling the quality of the finest fabrics at their atelier, to examining how a chiffon garment dances on a walking model, to attending New York Fashion Week (and sadly the final Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center), and of course, shopping.
I feel like part of my interest in fashion came from my extraordinary mother; she worked as a seamstress sewing women’s suits in the 1980s. She can adjust, alter, and fix any piece of clothing during any of my—thankfully, rare—fashion emergencies. My mother and I have similar tastes in clothing, are obsessed with leopard print anything (myself a little more so; you can’t take the Jersey out of the girl), have the same arched eyebrows, and have an equally wild sense of humor. I can’t put my style in a certain genre, but basically, if I like it, Iwear it, and that’s it. I love black and dark wash skinny jeans, long sleeve evening gowns, band t-shirts, MAC lipsticks, fur coats, blazers, leather jackets, nail polish, handbags, heels (the higher the better), and anything studded. I hope you are all ready for the ride full of fashion and erratic adventure that I’m bringing you on!
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Tatiana’s Column: Shaking Things Up originally appeared in Cliché’s Feb/March 2015 issue. Photo of Tatiana courtesy of Tez Trends