In the century of globalization and international exchange, it is no longer possible to avoid such definition as international fashion. We do not know much about international students here at Colorado State University, but I am sure we have always wanted to. So we decided to interview a few of the most stylish students and hear what they had to say about fashion!
Name: Chuying Qiu
How she describes her style: I like to look pretty every day, but at the same time I want to feel comfortable. That’s why I prefer wearing casual clothes, matching it in different ways.
Fashion passion: It is all about shoes and bags. Different forms and styles. I am constantly in a search of a new pair of shoes, or a stylish bag.
Favorite place for shopping in Colorado: Cherry Creek (I haven’t found a better place so far).
Favorite fashion brands: Topshop, Zara and Helmut Lang have become my latest addiction.
Fashion tips: In my opinion, striped shirts, leather pants, and denim or leather jacket can set a perfect outfit. In addition, I have concluded that it’s essential to use no more than three colors to stay stylish. Otherwise, it’s really hard to make it look good.
Fashion in Colorado in a few words: Personally, I’m not a big fan of Colorado fashion. I can hardly see people who care about what to wear. However, when I went to LA and San Francisco, I was surprised to see so many fashionable people. It’s different all around America.
Beauty tips: I think that curly hair is a perfect solution for those who want to look natural and elegant at the same time. For makeup, I use such brands as Benefit, Make Up For Ever, Mac, Lancôme mascara and Smashbox foundation. Salvatore Ferragamo and Chloe perfumes complete my looks.
Fashion inspiration: My closest friend in China is the main inspiration for me
Author’s remarks: Despite the stereotype that the black’n’white combination is boring, our heroine proves the opposite! She is a perfect example of how to look good wearing only two or three colors. So, do not be afraid to mix them and you will never make a mistake in picking an outfit for the day.
Name: YiHsuan Cheng
How he describes his style: In a few words, I may say that it depends on how I feel. I prefer formal style on weekdays, and casual during the weekends.
Fashion passion: I like natural light colors. Blue, grey, white, and khaki can help you feel comfortable and stylish.
Favorite place for shopping in Colorado: Cherry Creek is definitely the first one. I like it for a wide choice and different shops.
Favorite fashion brands: Banana Republic, Nike, Clot. The last one is a happy find for those who select street style
Fashion tips: Always choose colors carefully. Don’t mix the colors in an awkward way. Try to find the clothes that fit you. Your garments shouldn’t be too big or too small. Emphasize your shape and you’ll be fine.
Fashion in Colorado in a few words: Everyone in this state is enjoying the environment, preferring loose and comfortable clothes. People don’t focus on how they look.
Beauty tips: I may not say a lot, however, in my opinion, perfume is essential. The way you smell sometimes tells people a lot about you. People remember the fragrance.
Fashion inspiration: At the age of 15, I saw Zac Efron on the GQ cover, since then he is my inspiration. What I like about him is that with his short height, he wears the clothes that visually make him taller.
Author’s remarks: Ian has a good sense of how a stylish man should look like. Jeans, jackets and cotton shirts may seem too simple; however, it looks trendy and will never let people doubt your taste.
TEOH BOON CHIN (ABBIE): Malaysia
Describe her style: I don’t know how to describe my style. Some people say that it’s cute. If they say so, maybe, it’s really cute.
Fashion passion: I cannot pass by shorts. I think this is because I was born and raised in Malaysia where the weather is always hot.
Favorite place for shopping in Colorado: Cherry Creek has a good variety of shops where you can find everything you need.
Favorite fashion brands: Topshop is the number one shop for short girls like me, and then I like Kenzo and Celine.
Fashion tips: It may sound too simple but just be yourself. I am short and I accepted myself the way I am. I am not shy to buy clothes in a kids store and I just search for clothes that fit me.
Fashion in Colorado in a few words: I don’t think that Colorado has a certain style. People prefer to wear casual outfits, merge with the nature.
Beauty tips: The main beauty secret is to sleep well and eat healthy food. For skincare, I use Japanese crèmes and Smashbox products.
Fashion inspiration: I love Vera Wang. She is a true inspiration for me. Her gowns are fabulous.
Author’s remarks: If you are the same height as Teoh Boon Chin, it is particularly important to pay attention to the size of your bag. For a girl with a smaller frame it is crucial to carry only the bag which suits your body size. It does not matter what it is: backpack or satchel. You may have noticed that everything in Boon Chin’s outfit seems natural for a reason; she carefully selects her accessories.
Name: Yuliya Tkachuk
How she describes her style: It always depends on my mood. It’s different every day. I wear what I like.
Fashion passion: It’s never enough when it comes to shoes. I also love all kinds of outerwear pieces. Another passion are accessories, but not simple ones. For example, rings for two or five fingers is something you should pay attention to.
Favorite place for shopping in Colorado: There’s no other place like Cherry Creek where you can buy everything you need.
Favorite fashion Brands: Zara, Isabel Marant, Kenzo, Gucci and, of cause, Celine.
Fashion tips: Create your own style. Never copy, be unique. As it refers to me, I like experimenting with different styles. For instance, you may wear a classic black coat but adding sneakers to your outfit makes it more you.
Fashion in Colorado: People in this state don’t think a lot of what they wear. The most important for them is the comfort, other things are unnecessary.
Beauty tips: Don’t forget to remove makeup from the entire face before going to bed, then use facial masks (I have become addicted to avocado masks), also get vitamins for hair. My favorite is Hair Burst.
If you have inherently curly hair, never straighten it on a daily basis. Another thing I want to mention is that it’s always good to spend one day a week without makeup on and doing nothing with your hair. Let your skin and hair have a rest.
Fashion inspiration: Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Miranda Kerr. They have the best street style.
Author’s remarks: Yuliya is definitely good at applying the latest fashion trends into her wardrobe, such as fur coats and sneakers. It’s also worth paying attention to her braid. If you have only the foggiest notion of what to do with your hair, it would be a great idea for every day.
Special thanks to Zhou Lan for amazing photographs