Hello, everyone! In case, it wasn’t super obvious, the girl featured in the above picture is me: the founder and writer of Moda Savant. For the first post, I thought I’d take some time to briefly introduce myself with a quick Q&A session explaining my origins, intentions, and goals for the blog. If you want a little more detail, check out what I share on social media as well as my About Me page! To start this up:
Who am I?
Well, that’s the question of the month, isn’t it? My name is Anna Burbano and I’m a 19-year-old college student from the fabulous University of Florida, located here in sunny Gainesville! I’m studying English and Classical Studies at the undergraduate level and am interested in pursuing fashion journalism as a career path after I graduate. Also, I hail from Guayaquil, Ecuador, though I haven’t lived there since I was about five years old.
So, why the blog?
This all started a couple of weeks ago.
At the time, I was just beginning to do some serious research on what my future career should be (I mean, after I had decided that a lifetime of being a children’s author probably wouldn’t cut it for me). I had gone back home for a mini-break and, instead of rest and relaxation, quickly found myself being bombarded with questions regarding my life choices. Questions like “So, what DO you do with a B.A. in English?” (Worse still, I discovered that bursting into that certain Avenue Q song wasn’t even an acceptable response anymore!) So, looking for inspiration from my younger self, I dug into my old closet and found 100+ copies of Vogue, Teen Vogue, W Magazine, Seventeen, Glamour, and Vanity Fair from my high school days, all hoarded up in meticulously stacked piles.
Suddenly, a metaphorical light bulb flickered over my head: I was going to follow my teenage dream of working in fashion journalism. I was going to be Andy Sachs from The Devil Wears Prada, only without those horrid newsboy caps and obnoxiously loud ringtone!
Anyways, along with that revelation came the one that beckoned me to start a blog! After all, what better way could there be for me to express my personal opinions regarding anything and everything at the drop of a hat (or, more accurately, the click of a button?).
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