Mary Kate Donahue
Welcome to Talk Trendy To Me! I am the twenty-one year old fashionista, herself- Mary Kate! Originally from the greater Washington, DC area, I graduated from high school in June 2015 and traveled south for college. Blogging from Athens, I am currently a fourth-year Fashion Merchandising and Entrepreneurship student at the University of Georgia with the hope of becoming a fashion guru of some sort and embarking into the remarkable world of fashion. Perhaps as a buyer for a luxury brand, a personal stylist or maybe even a trend forecaster— who knows! Throughout summer 2017, I tested the waters of the retail industry, as the National Retail Federation’s Communications Intern. In the past few semesters, I dove head first into my major classes, including a Trend Forecasting & Analysis course, Retail Planning & Buying course, a Textile Testing lab, as well as performing research alongside a professor on subculture’s affect on the fashion cycle. This past summer, I studied fashion and interned at a boutique in Florence, Italy, which was the experience of a lifetime. Nowadays, I am back in Athens, soaking up every learning experience, both inside and outside of the classroom, before the real world surfaces this May.
As a certified talkaholic and shopaholic, my life revolves around fashion. My personal style is undoubtedly trendy, with a twist of classic from time-to-time. While I adore the traditional silhouettes and classic staple pieces, I often find myself following trends and giving in to the world of ever-changing, bold styles. What will trend be this season?