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1. When do you feel at your most attractive?
in the evening, after work
2. Do you notice women on the street? If so, what sort of women do you tend to notice or admire?
yes. Smiling women.
3. What are some things you admire about how other women present themselves?
color combinations, coordination, creative, non traditional pairings of style. Edgy/chic
4. Was there a moment in your life when something “clicked” for you about fashion or dressing or make-up or hair? What? Why did it happen then, do you think?
In my mid twenties, I realized I felt happier when I put effort into my appearance. Happy side-effect, my interactions with men and women became more positive and friendly.
5. What are some shopping rules you wouldn’t necessarily recommend to others but which you follow?
If you like it, try it on. Tell yourself you're not going to get it. If you feel bummed out or like you'll be missing out, go ahead and get it. Try to vision yourself wearing it, how and with what, so you know it will get use.
6. What are some rules about dressing you follow, but you wouldn't necessarily recommend to others?
If you like it, rock it. Don't worry about what anyone else thinks.
7. What is the most transformative conversation you have ever had on the subject of fashion or style?
Wearing white after Labor Day is totally acceptable.
8. Do you have a unified way of approaching your life, work, relationships, finances, chores, etc.? Please explain.
I'm more free form on that one. Life is unpredictable and ever changing. I aim to be as productive as possible, but take things one step at a time.
9. Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? Why do you think you keep buying this thing?
A particular dress I have in two colors. I like dresses b/c it's only one article to put on. The dress has pockets, and capped sleeves, is solid colored, simple but with a v-neck adding style.
10. Have you ever successfully given someone a present of jewelry or clothing that you continue to feel good about?
Constantly. Because it frees me up for something new, and gives the other person something new to enjoy.
11. Is there any fashion trend you’ve refused to participate in and why?
I'm not a fan of the long in the back tops and dresses, although I always accept free clothing.
12. Can you say a bit about how your mother’s body and style has been passed down to you, or not?
I love my mother, though we have different body types. She is beautiful, and I feel beautiful too.
13. Have you stolen, borrowed or adapted any dressing ideas or actual items from friends or family?
My good girlfriend has lent me great jeans and pants, which I love wearing, but try to be careful since I will have to return them at some point. My style, however, is my own.
14. Was there a point in your life when your style changed dramatically? What happened?
When I moved to town from living on the hill, I placed more importance on my appearance. Dirty jeans and baggy shirts are practical for gardening, but can send the wrong message at first meeting, even in a subconscious way.
15. Is there anything political about the way you dress?
Sometimes. I like to support peace, and many associate that with tie-dye, a do-it-yourself, homegrown style.
16. Please describe your body.
Average. Some muscle toning, flat stomach, proportionate bust, long legs, multi colored wavy hair. Healthy, though some bad habits to let go.
17. Please describe your mind.
Healthy approach to becoming more balanced.
18. Please describe your emotions.
More stable as I age.
19. What are you wearing on your body and face, and how is your hair done, right at this moment?
no make up because I slept as long as possible, professional clothes at work, khakis, teal solid color top, dansko black shoes. My hair is down, parted to the side, clean.
20. In what way is this stuff important, if at all?
It's important because it makes me feel good. When I feel good, I'm more positive and productive, making each moment and interaction more enjoyable.
21. With whom do you talk about clothes?
friends, family, co-workers