Friday, November 18, 2011

Marie Claire Front Row College Challenge

I knew immediately when I almost missed the Marie Claire Fashion Show because it was actually on time, that I was not attending a normal Austin fashion show.  And it's not every day that Marie Claire's Senior Fashion Editor, Zanna Roberts Rassi, in attendance of a fashion show in Austin.  Last night's event at Mohawk was impressive, and it's all thanks to local style blogger and UT Chemical Engineering student, Diya Liu.  Diya is one of four finalists in the national contest by Marie Claire magazine to find the most stylish college student in America.  And seeing as Diya goes to class and chemical engineering lab wearing heels and skirts, I think she deserves to win.  

Diya produced and styled last night's show using pieces from the Loft, the sponsor of the Marie Claire challenge.  Even though the Loft isn't a store that I would normally think of when I think of Diya and her style, she did a great job of giving the clothes her own special look.  The Diya style definitely came through in the show with her use of layering jewelry and bold use of mixing patterns.  The show had an eclectic sophistication that Diya is a master at.  If Diya wins, she will get an internship at Marie Claire magazine! Let's keep our fingers crossed that our stylish Austinite wins!

Diya Liu

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Jesse Coulter said...

What a fun event!

Cathy Benavides said...

Such a great show!! Diya did an amazing job styling. Loft is very classic and chic, but Diya managed to add quite a bit of her feminine and slightly over-the-top touches in. I really hope she wins!!

Natalie Garza said...

I wish I'd been able to attend! It looks like it was a really fun show. Diya's style really comes through the outfits.

Ashley said...

Great shots Joanna! Diya did have a challenge making Loft apparel sartorially interesting, and I think she really nailed it.