Meet Nora, an MTJF Wear It Girl and 23 year old style savant hailing from Staten Island. You may have seen her iconic street style shots from NYFW on our social media, and now you have the chance to get to know the young woman behind the cutting edge images. Find out where she get's her fashion inspiration, what advice she has to offer, and more in this insider interview.
1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Nora Shvartsberg, I'm 23 and am from Staten Island, New York. I went to Pace University for my undergrad and received my Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders/Psychology. Currently, I'm enrolled at Hofstra University's Master of Education program in Higher Education in hopes to obtain a leadership position in a college or university. I have always had an interest and strong desire to be a model or do something in expressing myself creatively ever since I embraced my curly hair and realized it isn't a burden, but a personal statement. My other interests include tap dancing, photography, cooking and playing with my cats.
2. How would you describe your sense of style?
My sense of style is a cross between preppy, classic and vintage. The best way I would describe my style would be put together. I'm not a fan of sloppyness, ripped elements or too much color. I like to stick to a basic color scheme, color block and include either silver or gold. I love Marshalls. It's near my house and its pretty much my sanctuary for clothes. On a college student budget, its the best place to dress designer and find some really amazing pieces. Some days I feel like I walked out of a Jcrew catalogue while other days I might look transported back in time. It depends on occassion and mood.
3. Where do you get your fashion inspiration?
My fashion inspiration stems from the decades of the 30's-40's. I love the form fitting clothes worn by women accompanied by hats, I love hats. I follow very few fashion bloggers on Instagram and try to stem some styling but other times it would be from catalogues or simply seeing outfits in store windows.
4. What advice would you give to women of this generation?
The best advice I can give to women of this generation is respect yourself and your body and everyone else will respect you. Through style, find pieces that make you feel and look your best, take risks with new patterns, styles and colors but don't demote your standards to keep up with the newest fads.