The Clunkster

Who are you?

I'm Kristen! I'm twenty-one years old, and I just graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA. I'm originally from Long Island, NY. I majored in Publishing and minored in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 

Why did you start this blog?

I’ve always been interested in fashion and beauty. Media, particularly fashion magazines, has always inspired me, and I wanted to add my voice to the conversation. When I started this blog in May 2016, I wanted to document the growth of my personal style. Over time, it’s evolved into a log of events in my life, beauty products I love, a virtual representation of my closet, and a collection of things I’m passionate about. I’m not really sure where I want this blog to go, and I’ve changed directions a couple times, but I know that no matter what I do I want to continue learning, exploring my passions, and sharing them with others.

what do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to work in the fashion industry in some capacity, particularly in fashion media. I majored in Publishing in college with the intentions of writing for fashion magazines, but after learning about all of the facets of the magazine/media industry, I’m interested in diving right in and finding out what I like and what I’m good at. Essentially, I want to spend all my time around clothes and people who are always striving to do better. Right now, I’m particularly interested in styling and working on photo shoots. If you’d like to hire me or check out my resume, please email me at theclunksterblog@gmail.com!

how did this blog get its name?

Back in the day, when I was a wee freshman in college, my friends and I left my teeny dorm room with two twin XL beds after chasing shots of $10 vodka with convenience store orange juice. We walked in on a film shoot in the hallway (which wasn’t abnormal at our school), and the director motioned for us to come quickly and quietly. However, I only saw the “come quickly” motion, and ran full speed down the hall. My friends tell me that the sound of my Ugg moccasins echoing down the tile hallway was the funniest sound in the world, and they started calling me The Clunkster. When I was looking for a name for my blog, I decided that this silly nickname actually encompasses my style: a little out there and hard to ignore. Very clunky, if you will.

any other questions, or want to collaborate?

email me at theclunksterblog@gmail.com, or click on the Contact tab on the top of this page!