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About Zephyr

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My name is Zephyr, and I’m a 27-year-old college grad living in Boston, MA. I am a fan of fearless style, pretty things, unnatural hair colors, vegetarians, self deprecation, constant optimism, liquid liner, Sour Patch Kids, my two sisters, my wonderful adopted cat, and Lloyd Dobler.

I created College Fashion in March of 2007 because I loved reading fashion blogs but couldn’t find any that were aimed specifically at college students. All my favorite fashion sites and magazines catered either to middle-aged women or 16-year-olds in high school. I started this website to fill that need. It began as a fun hobby but it’s grown into a full time job and then some!

Now that I’ve graduated, I work on College Fashion full time. For the first time in my life I can honestly say I love my job: Though running CF is a lot of work, I get to be creative every day and connect with amazing readers around the world. To me, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Of course I don’t claim to be the authority on all things fashion – I’m just a huge fan of style who is constantly observing and taking it all in. I’m not interested in promoting fashion elitism, consumerism, or any other ism. I believe that you can wear anything (I do mean anything) and pull it off when you have confidence. I also believe that style should be accessible to everyone – status and brand names should have nothing to do with it.

If you want to contact me, my email is zephyr AT, or you can use this contact form.

5 Fun Facts About Me

  • I'm an obsessive perfectionist Virgo who only believes in astrology when it applies to me.
  • I love pretentious, arty movies, but I like to think admitting they’re pretentious makes them less so.
  • I grew up in a small town on Cape Cod, MA.
  • I graduated from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing.
  • Editing College Fashion is my only job and I couldn’t be happier about that.


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Hautelinks: Week of 12/18/14

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Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

Perfect: Shay Mitchell acts out all the reactions you have while watching PLL. If you need inspiration to get through finals, look no further. Shonda Rhimes is one amazing woman. Did you guys hear? There’s a new CEO now in place at American Apparel, replacing ousted Dov Charney. What do you think of this decision? […]




Sponsored: Keep Your Cash Safe in Style While Abroad with Baliloca


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Now that fall semester is winding down, many students are making plans for study abroad spring semester and travel over the winter holidays. If you’re traveling outside the country, especially to major cities and impoverished areas, it’s ultra important to take steps to keep your passport and cash safe. Our new favorite travel handbag, the […]



Hautelinks: Week of 12/11/14

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Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

We begin with breaking news from our childhoods: French Toast Crunch cereal is returning due to popular demand! We hope it’s still as good as we remember. xoVain has some non-beauty nail polish hacks. #3 is our fave. Also from xoVain, a perfect 5-minute makeup tutorial. Love it! Pretty amazing: Buzzfeed did a census of […]