Meet the beautiful Bella Fernandez, our Monthly Muse!
By Rebecca Mardikes
April 9, 2016
How did you first get connected to muse?
I knew Nickie, the owner of muse clothing, from past experiences but really got to know her by being a regular customer to the store. After developing a friendship with Nickie we began to collaborate and do photo shoots for the clothing store
How did you get into modeling?
I first got into modeling through Stephens College modeling group. I first began modeling in Columbia and then branched out to Chicago.
How long have you been modeling?
I have been modeling for four years but have been seriously modeling for one year and a half.
Where are you going to school?
I am a Senior at Stephens College and seeking a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management.
What do you plan on doing with your degree?
I want to work in the fashion industry and be responsible for the model management and lineup for fashion shows. I am currently doing model management for Stephens College 72nd Annual Fashion Show.
How would you describe your style?
I look for comfort in style. I love to wear pants that feel like pajamas. I also enjoy California street style and my closet has some hippy styles added to it, thanks to Muse Clothing.
What would your dream wardrobe be?
My wardrobe with an unlimited budget would represent 70’s fashion more than it does now.
Where do you do most of your wardrobe shopping?
I have been trying to get off of stores like H&M and Forever 21. I prefer to shop at local boutiques in Columbia, MO. My goal is to leave fast fashion ultimately for moral reasons. I prefer the management and business of local boutiques.
What are some strides that could make Columbia, MO a more fashion-oriented city?
The University of Missouri – Columbia has the manpower for Columbia to become a more fashionably recognized city. If fashion became more of a presence on Mizzou’s campus it would have a great effect on the city.