Q: I began following you on instagram when I saw your feature on The Style Line and to be honest, it was a wonderful decision. Seeing that you're only a few months older than me with a full-time job and finishing up school is quite an inspiration. And not to mention your style is awesome. I'm studying Fashion Merchandising & Retail Marketing at a school in Rhode Island, and I was supposed to attend LIM but changed my decision last minute, but I am making the best of it. Good luck with everything xx

thanks so much for such a sweet message and for following my journey! keep up the hard work — college seriously flies by. continue making the best of it and learn as much as you can. best of luck to you, too! xx


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Q: Hi Alyssa! So I currently go to school in upstate new york but I'd really like to transfer to FIT because I want to be in the city so I can start interning and working in fashion before I graduate. I was just wondering if you had a good experience at a fashion school as opposed to a "normal" school? Thank you in advance!! I'd really love to be able to do what you do one day.

I could probably write a whole novel on this topic but I’ll try to ¬†keep it short. There are obviously pros and cons of going to a “fashion” school as opposed to a “normal” school. Sometimes I’m so glad I got to focus on what I actually wanted to do in school (not just random biology, history, gen. ed. classes that I don’t actually “need” for my desired career path). Then, there are other times when I wish I had more options and a more well-rounded college education (for example, I was interested in psychology but my “fashion” school didn’t offer any classes about it). I do think being in NYC, especially at a school/in a city with great internship opportunities can definitely give you a head start (especially in fashion), but I also think that even if you go to a “normal” school, that doesn’t mean you can’t break into the industry post-grad (or do summer internships!). It’s all about personal preference when it comes down to it, really. For me, I knew what I wanted to do and ran with it. It has paid off (I landed a full-time job before graduation), but I also don’t see anything wrong with attending a normal college/university. Just keep your passion alive and follow it, and you’ll make it! College is really just the beginning. You have so much more of your life ahead of you, so don’t let it bog you down too much. It’s never too late to change your mind altogether or switch up your path. Do whatcha gotta do.¬†


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Q: How did you adjust to the cold of the city

I hate it! But, you just gotta dress appropriately and find ways to adjust. For me, that’s using my favorite cozy scarves and making the most of winter fashion, grabbing my favorite warm beverage (hot tea or a dirty chai), and just making the best of it, I guess.


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Q: Do you watch GIRLS? If so, who's your favorite?

i don’t watch much tv at all but i used to watch girls every now and then when it first came out. probably jessa or hannah


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Q: What were your ACT/SAT scores

can i just say: LOLLLLLL at this question

i don’t remember but they were pretty good. i think i got a 2100 out of 2400? are they still on that scale? who knows

*HAIR FLIP*


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Q: Where did you get the creepers from your instagram?

on sale at mango a lil while back. *score*


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