WBM/AUTR – Fashion – Volume 1 – February 2013 

The standard is set—she is iconic in her own right. Whether as inspiration or encouragement for others to follow their dreams, Alina Fayer is quite the role model. Dominating a space where statements made are in texture, pattern and color, her style says everything she needs it to. She creates opportunities that allow her to attend high-profile fashion events, inviting thousands around the world to view and read her journeys as The Style Socialite.

The Style Socialite, who is she?

She’s everything I’ve aspired to be. Choosing the ideal name was obviously very important when I started my blog. I wanted a name that described who I was as a person and what I strived to achieve in fashion. As The Style Socialite, I’m lucky to be invited to glamorous fashion shows, VIP soirees and live a sort of fantasy fashion life that I’ve always dreamed of growing up.

What’s your favorite moment in fashion history and why?

I’m probably biased when I say this, but my favorite moment in fashion history is when my alma mater, The Fashion Institute of Technology, was created in the 1940’s. As it’s done for countless others before me, F.I.T. quite literally opened the fashion doors for me. Its founder Mortimer C. Ritter, most notably said, “What we need is an MIT for the fashion industries.”

This article is part of a series of excerpts from our first edition digital magazine. Read the full interview HERE.