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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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Sponsored: Amp Up Lashes with Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara

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Say goodbye to quiet lashes with Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara by Rimmel London. The first ever broken heart-shaped brush creates a fringe of big, curvy, rockin’ lashes. This cleverly shaped applicator twists and curves to hug the lash line; the thin tip grabs hard-to-reach inner lashes, while the amplified base pulses lashes with incredible volume and curve. […]




Hautelinks: Week of 10/16/14

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Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

In case you didn’t hear, the wonderful and inspiring Malala was the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, and her acceptance speech will have you tearing up. Go, girl! Absolutely adore this Katniss-inspired Halloween makeup tutorial from XOVain. Haha, this is great: Tourist asks Jay Z “Who are you?” and his response is perfect. […]



Hautelinks: Week of 10/9/14

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Hautelinks - this week's fashion link roundup

Jennifer Lawrence broke her silence over the recent photo scandal with incredible insight, earning her the title of, “Girl on Fire” onscreen and off the screen. If you, like us, are marathoning Gilmore Girls on Netflix, you’ll love this “Where Are They Now?” with the cast. Also, if you’re like us, you’re probably obsessed with […]