Fall 2017

Meet the Trendsetters of the University of Montana

The University of Montana is known for being nestled amongst incredible landscape, providing students with a top notch education, allowing them to thrive while having access to outdoor recreational activities. But a lesser-known fact about U of M is that the students who strut the campus have some serious style. Missoula is a funky college town, with a diverse range of styles and people.

Here at Trendsetters at the U, we pride ourselves in cultivating a space for all styles, all majors and all people at the University of Montana to express themselves and connect with other fashionistas on campus. So without further ado, meet the faces behind our fashionable team!

Nicole

Name: Nicole Martin
Year: 1st Year Graduate Student
Major/Minor: Masters of Social Work
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

How would you describe your personal style?

Cheap, athletic and comfortable. Usually wearing spandex, athletic shorts compression tops and tank tops!

Who are your style inspirations?

Female Olympic Track runners such as Allyison Felix, and Carmelita Jeter.

What is your favorite season to dress for?

Summer. Hands down the best for my wardrobe, and the best weather to work put in!!

What are some of your wardrobe staples?

I’m definitely a headband and sports bra type of girl. Also a pair of athletic shoes for everyday of the week.

What made you want to join Trendsetters at the U?

Not only are all the members so welcoming, but it’s a chance to showcase my athleticism in attire!

Where can we typically find you?

At the gym, working out, boxing or raiding the fridge.

What is your dream job?

To be a professional athlete, mainly a sprinter!

What are a few of your favorite things?

Anything sport-wise, meeting new people, traveling, eating and working out.

 

Aline

Name: Aline Dufflocq Williams
Year: Sophomore
Major/Minor: Theatre Major with a minor in Media Arts
Hometown: Puerto Varas, Chile. Where I spent the first 11 years of my life and Missoula, MT where I’ve spent the other 9

How would you describe your personal style?

Chic 90’s Grandma

Who are your style inspirations?

Noora from the Norwegian Drama “Skam”: Noora’s simple, sleek style inspired me to adopt mom jeans forever, cut my hair and fall in love with collared shirts all over again.

Dakota Johnson: Her style is the perfect combination classic and trendy. I don’t know how she does it, but it’s a balance that I aspire to obtain.

Vanessa Hudgens: Her most recent street style is so badass. The boldness of her choices are so cool and I would love to be able to take as many risks with my style as she does.

What is your favorite season to dress for?

Fall. Is there another answer? Layers, jeans, sweaters, what else could a gal ask for?

What are some of your wardrobe staples?

My glasses (I have three pairs on rotation) and my mom jeans!

What made you want to join Trendsetters at the U?

My sister Michelle, queen of all queens, is el presidente.

Where can we typically find you?

You can either find me in the PARTV building on campus rehearsing for a show, taking a class or just hanging out in the green room with all of my actor buds, or at home, baking some chocolate chip cookies. There really is no in between.

What is your dream job?

My ultimate dream and dream job is to be on Broadway in New York City. I want to sing, dance and play pretend for a living, getting to work on projects that I’m passionate about with hardworking and talented people. It’s pretty scary stuff, when your dream is so very large but you know what they say. “If you’re dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough”.

What are a few of your favorite things?

I’m a chocolate cookie master who’s obsessed with musical theatre, health and fitness, cats and the Dreamworks 2001 animated film Shrek. I love nights-in, everything to do with YouTube and of course, Trendsetters at the U!

Jonathan

Name: Jonathan Dominguez
Year: First year graduate student
Major/Minor: Masters in Social Work
Hometown: Shelley, Idaho

How would you describe your personal style?

Sexy drag queen.

Who are your style inspirations?

English model Naomi Campbell and clothes designer Marco Morante.

What is your favorite season to dress for?

My favorite time of the year to dress from are both fall and winter.

What are some of your wardrobe staples?

Long length jackets, and shirts.

What made you want to join Trendsetters at the U?

I decided to join Trendsetters at the U because I want people to see the style of fashion I have to offer for the UM community.

Where can we typically find you?

If you ever want to find me, I am, most of time, in the UC chilling and grilling!

What is your dream job?

To be completely honest, my dream job would be either to be a heels model or a professional contemporary jazz/modern dancer.

What are a few of your favorite things?

A few of my favorite things are heels, clothes, makeup, dance, stretch, and don’t forget about food. If there is something else anyone would like to know about me, they could get to know me more and ask me.

 

Stay tuned for our next Meet the Trendsetters post to meet even more of our fabulous members!

 

Photography by McKenna Munden | @kennaphotography

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