HC WVU '18-'19: Meet Alexa Marks, lifestyle editor and campus trendsetter

HC: introduce yourself

AM: Hi! I’m Alexa Marks, a sophomore majoring in journalism with a minor in Spanish and I’m from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

HC: How are you able to keep up with the latest fashion trends?

AM: I would say that I love watching YouTubers that share their favorite places to shop and their favorite pieces. I get a lot of inspo from them! Also a lot of brands like FashionNova, Pretty Little Thing, and HoneyBum all sell the latest trends for a cheaper price.

HC: Why and how did you get into YouTube?

AM: I decided to start YouTube because I was really into editing and making videos for fun, and it became a hobby.

HC: What is your favorite part about having a YouTube channel?  

AM: I enjoy the process of filming and editing videos, but mainly because a lot of people began reaching out to be on Instagram or commenting saying that my videos have helped them a lot and some even ask questions about my experience at WVU. It means a lot to have someone take the time to reach out to me to tell me I helped them out!

HC: Do you have any other hobbies you enjoy?

AM: I just started doing Club Gymnastics, a sport that has been in my heart since I was little, so it’s great to be getting back into that. I also love writing if you couldn’t tell already by my major. I’m a writer for Her Campus and Ed on Campus.

HC: What are your plans for after graduating from WVU?  

AM: I’m not completely sure what I will be doing after graduation quite yet, but I do have dreams to work for a big magazine one day. A company like Seventeen, Cosmopolitan or Vogue would be a dream come true.

HC: What is your favorite part about being a social media/fashion influencer in 2018?

AM: I think it’s great that in 2018 social media gives everyone and anyone a platform to be an influencer. Personally, I love sharing my life and my thoughts with people just for fun. Getting great feedback is my favorite part, and it all looks good on the resume!

HC: Any advice would you give to someone who wants to start a channel of their own?

AM: I would say to make it your own, be yourself and be consistent. I’m no expert YouTuber but I am personally more interested in YouTubers that are original and constantly upload interesting content.

HC: Who are some of your fashion role models ?

AM: Most of my role models that have anything to do with fashion or beauty are all YouTubers. My top favs are Daisy Marquez and Nazanin Kavari because they make try-on haul videos showing viewers different outfits and how they would wear and style them.