Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Alessandra DeMarino?
WEAR IS... ALESSANDRA DEMARINO?
If you're looking for an endless stream of eclectic style inspiration, look no further than the wonderful world of Alessandra DeMarino. Her eye for fashion is wonderfully imaginative and the unique looks she creates remind us that getting dressed should be fun!
Greater still, is the woman beyond the clothes. Alessandra is funny, intelligent and a major sweetheart (yup, some people really do just have it all). So keep reading for her thoughts on Disney channel actors, tennis skirts and being a better person.
Hi, Alessandra! Please introduce your wonderful self!
Hi! I’m Alessandra DeMarino, or Alessa as some people call me 🙂 I am a Media student (about to graduate!) in NYC, pursuing a career in fashion PR. I moved to NYC from Atlanta four years ago, and it’s probably the best decision I’ve ever made. Living here has opened me up to sustainable living practices, the world of film, and truly the best pizza!
1. What was your personal style journey like? And did you make any mistakes along the way?
It’s been a long journey! I first really got into high fashion when I was 12. I didn’t have the resources to buy any of it, but I would shop at my local mall and pick pieces that spoke to me- or were similar to something I would see in an editorial. I definitely looked like a walking Disney channel actor, but hey it was the 2000’s! As I got older I would delve into research on historical fashion, textiles, and sewing silhouettes to learn more! My style currently is inspired by modern Copenhagen women’s fashion, 1980’s silhouettes, 1990’s take on 1960’s mod, and of course the iconic 80s/90s power suits!
2. Who or what inspires your style most currently?
Right now I’m very inspired by vintage fashion magazines and vintage sewing pattern sketches! (I’ll link a pic! It’s hard to describe lol) I’m also inspired by both minimal color palettes and vibrant colorful palettes. It’s honestly hard to choose which I like more!
3. Is there anything on your thrift list right now?
Oh yes! I want a 60’s mini dress, some vintage silk patterned scarves, and a tennis skirt! Thrifting is my go to, besides buying second hand designer items. 🙂
4. What’s one tip you could share for finding your personal style?
Dive into old magazines! Find looks that resonate with you, and try to find some vintage pieces that are similar! Then try to mix it with some of your favorite contemporary pieces. This always seems to do the trick for me! 🙂
5. What’s your current favorite item in your wardrobe and why?
I just purchased the greatest pair of vintage 90’s Tommy Hilfiger platform boots! They have the greatest chunky square toe, I really love them!
6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: What’s something you’re really proud of right now?
Honestly, I’m proud of my mind and my heart. I strive to be the best possible me in my work and social life. I try to be a compassionate and understanding person in everything I do! That’s all we can do as people, right? Strive to be loving and better people.