Cassandra Neely is #CFDAready

Many submitted photos for our Instagram contest, #CFDAready, but in the end there could only be one. In the end it was Cassandra Neely who impressed us with her creative and whimsical integration of CFDA Members’ garb into her photos. Cassandra is a sophomore student at Kent State University, where she majors in fashion merchandising. She’s also a style guru for CollegeFashionista.com where she’s able to rhapsodize about fashion on a regular basis. As the winner, Cassandra will use her creative lens to Instagram live on the red carpet at the CFDA Fashion Awards this Monday, June 3rd. She will also be attending the Award ceremony as a special guest of our official automotive sponsor, Lexus.

About wining, Cassandra said “I decided to enter the #CFDAready contest because the CFDA is an organization that I’ve always been passionate about. The support and opportunities that they give to both prominent and up-and-coming designers is phenomenal, and I have always felt that the organization as a whole sheds an incredible light on the true talent within American fashion. I’ve kept up with the CFDA Fashion Awards year after year and to actually be involved in the Awards in some way and to know that I’ll be surrounded by all of the talented individuals that I’ve gained so much respect for feels a little bit like a dream to me. I am incredibly honored to be the winner of #CFDAready.”

Spoken like someone who is truly CFDA ready. Be sure to check back to the CFDA’s homepage regularly on June 3rd as we will be updating our Instagram homepage-feed, live from Lincoln Center.