Welcome fashion enthusiasts to my life and mind,
My name is Olivia Timea Jakli and I am a 21-year-old Fashion Merchandising student currently studying at The Fashion School at Kent State University in Ohio. Ohio is not exactly the epicenter of fashion and tends to turn into an arctic tundra during the winter months thus I travel a lot. Born in Halle, Germany but originating from Budapest, Hungary, I moved to the United States at the age of six. I speak fluent Hungarian and have a working knowledge of the French language. Some of my past travels have been to such places as Italy, Spain, France and Greece. Recently I’ve been exploring more places in the U.S. such as New Orleans, San Francisco, North Carolina, Chicago and New York City. How does all of this traveling tie into my career in fashion? Combining my highly developed observational skills with my strong desire to meet new and interesting people, I am constantly filled with inspiration.
Travel makes you see the world; it makes you see what people are wearing and why.
Studying at the Paris American Academy in Paris for one month this past summer made me realize that trend forecasting is the career path in fashion that I must pursue. A four-month-long internship in Public Relations at Stella McCartney in New York brought forth the realization that communication and organization is key to reaching my goals in this industry. This has all brought me here to the Modelboard team. Classes in journalism, photography, social media and blogging sparked my desire to report on and share with people the stories I have heard and the people I have met. Fashion is all encompassing. It is influenced by pop culture, the economy, nature, architecture, and most of all, people. We are each other’s sources of inspiration. The hobbies that we have are what make up who we are, and ultimately, how we dress. Ten years in dance, eight years in soccer and four years playing the piano –– all of the fluidity and beauty involved in these activities inspires me in my fashion choices every day. My time here at Modelboard will be filled with my journey through the fashion world as I share my inspirations with all of you! Feel free to comment on your travels and what inspires you!