Campus Couture: Mary, Ecole Centrale d’Electronique

[While everyone is fabulous in their own right, we thought we should celebrate the campus fashionistas of the world for their continued excellence in not looking like a hot mess for class. So, we started stalking those girls on campus (like Kelsey and her flowered shorts) to get a few pics and get some tips on their personal style…. And maybe a restraining order or two.

But it’s worth it to highlight fresh, unique wardrobe choices that show personality and the courage to wear what you believe in. You think you’ve got some major style? Know someone else who’s always looking ferosh? Think the world needs to see what she can do? Send us an email with some photos and she could be the next fashionista celebrated right here.]

As part of this Campus Couture series, each week we invite you, our dear readers, to submit photos of yourselves or your super fashionista friends so that we can celebrate and ogle your style, and get some inspiration for our own wardrobes. And this week, Mary did just that. All the way from Paris!

Upon opening Mary’s email and seeing her request to be featured in Campus Couture, I already knew she’d be perfect. I mean, Parisian girls know their style, so I didn’t even have to look at her pictures to know she’d look flawless. And when I did, my suspicions were confirmed. Mary looked put-together, chic, and gorgeous. You can tell she puts thought into her outfits, accessorizing perfectly, but doesn’t look like she tried too hard. And that, my friends, is the sign of someone with true style.

Being a math and computer science major, Mary might be somewhat of a geek (her words, not mine!), but you’d never know it by looking at her. If she’s half as good at her studies as she is at getting dressed, Mary is going to do very big things in her life.

Name: Mary Yasmine Arrouche
Year: Junior
Major: Computer Science and Mathematics

1. Describe Your Personal Style: Preppy, Classy, Chic. Fabulous (that’s what people tell me :))… I only wear skirts and dresses; I’ve not worn pants for 2 years now. I’m tall (5 ft 7) and slim (size 0/2 depending on the designers) so I guess I can wear pretty much anything I want, but I just don’t find pants comfortable. I’m also in love with high heels. I recently bought a pair of 4 inch Louboutins and I have set my eyes on Alexander McQueen armadillo shoes (graduation gift much?). Oh, and I do not repeat outfits.

2. I can’t leave my house without: My purse. My life is in my purse, that’s why it’s so big.

3. What is your favorite store to shop at? I have a lot of favorite designers (Maison Martin Margiela, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Viktor&Rolf, Balmain….) which I can fortunately afford. (Thanks Mom & Dad for supporting your daughter’s sick obsession.) So my favorite stores are the designer boutiques and department stores (Le Printemps, Le Bon Marché which are the equivalent of Saks or Bergdorf) but also like Zara, H&M…. I mean when I like a piece, the price is not really relevant.

4. What/who is your biggest style influence? Well, I guess many of my friends call me the real life Blair Waldorf for a reason. I also like Rachel Zoe and Tinsley Mortimer (by the way, don’t you think these two look alike?) as well as The Olsen twins and Victoria Beckham’s style. But as I said before, I try to stick to my preppy creed.

5. What’s your favorite trend, past or present? I like floral prints or anything floral. I also like high waisted skirts and colorful, well-cut coats, which are for me the definition of chic.

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