I’d be willing to bet that the last few months you’ve been seeing my “Street Style” posts over here on MODE and wondering, “Just who exactly is this Nikita?”
Well—here I am! My name is Nikita and I’m a current student working my way towards my dream career in politics. I first began blogging in February 2010, with one simple idea: to share my view of an absolutely crazy, overwhelming, and fascinating industry with the world.
I wrote and wrote and wrote—only to realize that I had outgrown my first blog. I felt disconnected and thought it best to move on. (My style changed, too!)
At that point, I decided that I would re-launch my blog, start anew, and continue to do what I love: talk about this insane little industry.
My personal style doesn’t precisely fit into a particular aesthetic—some days, I’ll be wearing something “edgier”—think a motorcycle jacket, over the knee boots…And the next I’ll be romantic and ultra feminine. I dress with one goal in mind: what looks good and what makes me feel good.
Outside of fashion my interests include journalism (I write for the school paper, and for MODE as you already know!) , photography, theatre, French language, culture, and cuisine, as well as government, foreign policy, and politics.
You can regularly find me talking at length about something that piques my interest, debating with my closest friends, blogging, or hiding behind a book.
The photos in this post are a part of a style shoot I did for my blog, The Fashion Files. The series is titled “Menswear Shmenswear.” My goal in creating this shoot was to wear these hard, traditionally masculine pieces and wear them in a very feminine way.
Two of the looks are pictured here, and the third can be found with the rest of my photos on the blog: http://www.nikitaetmode.tumblr.com
In one of the looks, I am wearing a Gap belted utility jacket, J. Crew bateau tee, American Apparel interlock mini skirt, Gap tights, a statement ring, and Vince Camuto booties.
The next look features a Gap motorcycle jacket, an American Apparel “lawn tee”, Gap skinny jeans, Steve Madden pumps, and a multi-strand pewter necklace.
These are all outfits that I’d wear daily, however I’d likely swap out the heels for boots or flats—can’t walk around campus in 5” heels!
I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to meet me—I’ve had a blast posting on MODE for the last few months and I can’t wait to see where we go next!
All hair, makeup, and styling is by me. Photography by Nina Prentiss.