H E L L O, I'm Shelly. I have grown up in AZ, been through my brief cowgirl stages, and traveled all around the state; it's what I know, it's part of who I am, thus the name. My dream is to one day work in the fashion industry, move to NY or LA and work as hard as I can until I make a name for myself. Day by day, I am one step closer to my goal (success and fabulousness.) On my downtime, I love going to movies (scary ones are my favorite), traveling, hanging out with friends, designing fashion, going to concerts, and of course shopping! I would describe my style as trendy and adventurous. I love trying new things. I'm still young, constantly evolving, and growing as a person, so it only make sense that my style is too. ✌
Where are you currently located? I am currently living in Flagstaff, AZ.
How long have you been blogging? I have been blogging since April 1, 2013. I did not mean for my blog-iversary to be April Fools, but it does make it easy to remember.
What inspired you to start your blog? My two first loves were fashion and The Beetles. My mom has been capturing images of me styling and modeling outfits since I was 5-years old. She was a huge encouragement. I grew up in a small, conservative town where people didn't often take fashion risks or draw attention to themselves, so I started my blog after graduating high school. I always dreamt of working in the fashion industry and wearing all different kinds of clothes. Blogging was my way to connect to the vast world of fashion from my remote hometown and express myself through clothing and inspire others to do the same. I craved a creative outlet and blogging was the answer.
Shelly Stuckman created and founded the fashion blog Arizona Girl in 2013 as a creative outlet to inspire young women to be bold and express themselves through fashion. She has collaborated with over 100 companies, including brands like Coach, Free People, adidas NEO Label, and Hollister. Shelly has been featured in Marie Claire, Cowgirl Magazine, People’s Choice Fashion FOMO, Lucky Magazine, and Seventeen.com. While managing her blog, she obtained an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design from Yavapai College, where she received Art Student of the Year for 2015; she continues her studies in graphic design and marketing at Northern Arizona University to obtain her bachelor's degree.
Shelly has won some awesome contests and awards. She has traveled to Montreal, Canada, with Garage clothing for the Osheaga Music Festival, to Beverly Hills, California, with Teen Vogue to attend the Young Hollywood event, to Las Vegas, Nevada, with 1 Oak Nightclub to meet Khloe Kardashian, and to Miami, Florida, with adidas NEO Label to model/style for their summer 2015 campaign.
Awards & Honors
Show Me Your Mumu Social Media Intern Summer 2016
WeHeartIt/Hollister Summer-Ready Countdown Winner 2015
Yavapai College Outstanding Student in Art 2015
Past and Present Collaborators