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1. When do you feel at your most attractive?
In a pretty skirt that is comfortable and easy to wear.
2. Do you notice women on the street? If so, what sort of women do you tend to notice or admire?
I do. I notice short hair the most.
3. What are some things you admire about how other women present themselves?
I admire people who look completely put together, because I never am. I also admire really long gray hair and women who can pull off a mustache.
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?
I've started taking a minimalistic approach to life. I am doing a minimalistic clothing project (project 333). I've been viewing a lot of things differently and things seem to be falling into place.
5. What are some shopping rules you wouldn’t necessarily recommend to others but which you follow?
Right now I am attempting to buy everything secondhand. I think the world would be turned upside down if everyone started to follow this trend. I'm not sure I would recommend it.
6. What are some rules about dressing you follow, but you wouldn't necessarily recommend to others?
I don't dress overly feminine. If something I'm wearing is really frilly or pretty I pair it with something more casual and boyish.
7. What is the most transformative conversation you have ever had on the subject of fashion or style?
The recent conversation with myself on minimalist fashion and observing people who aren't afraid to push "normal" social boundaries as far a clothes and hair go.
8. Do you have a unified way of approaching your life, work, relationships, finances, chores, etc.? Please explain.
I wish. Whenever I have a new thought or revelation I try to implement it in all aspects of my life, but they usually don't stick for long. The most recent one was "My life for yours". It's a hard one to follow.
9. Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? Why do you think you keep buying this thing?
skirts, they are fun.
10. Have you ever successfully given someone a present of jewelry or clothing that you continue to feel good about?
The hats I crotchet for people.
11. Is there any fashion trend you’ve refused to participate in and why?
Leggings with short shirts and yoga pants (too revealing)
12. Can you say a bit about how your mother’s body and style has been passed down to you, or not?
I don't have her hips (yet). I have a lot of hand-me-down clothes from her.
13. Have you stolen, borrowed or adapted any dressing ideas or actual items from friends or family?
I really like a lot of the things my sister wears, so yes. I have started wearing black boots (something I adopted from a friend).
14. Was there a point in your life when your style changed dramatically? What happened?
Right now my style is changing, probably because I am almost 30.
15. Is there anything political about the way you dress?
16. Please describe your body.
Boyish figure, average height. I like to stay slim, but only because I gain weight in the strangest places. I love women who can fill out all the right curves. If I could I would like to be a little heavier. I am happy with my body!
17. Please describe your mind.
My mind is always thinking, debating, contemplating, sometimes creative.
18. Please describe your emotions.
My emotions are always all over the place.
19. What are you wearing on your body and face, and how is your hair done, right at this moment?
I am wearing a dress with leggings (no bra) :)
My hair is a pixie cut and a little messy. Nothing on my face (I hardly wear makeup).
20. In what way is this stuff important, if at all?
I think it's important to feel comfortable in your own skin. Sometimes (a lot of times) clothes can help with that. It's good to try out new things, because some things can compliment your body better than you thought. Clothes are also a way to project who you are without voicing it: whether you are projecting a culture, a belief system, or an identity. I do think though that it is not as important as some cultures or people make it out to be.
29. Did your parents teach you things about clothing, care for your clothing, dressing or style? What lessons do you remember? Or did you just pick things up?
My mom always tells me it's important to iron wrinkles out of your clothes.
33. What is really beautiful, for you, in general?
People's eyes are always beautiful.
34. What do you consider very ugly?
When someone is deliberately mean.
39. What, for you, is the difference between dressing and dressing up?
Dressing up is something you do for special occasions. You wear heels and makeup and uncomfortable fabrics.
40. If you had to wear a “uniform” what would it look like?
I think I would dislike anything called a uniform. It has too many restrictions around it.
44. What sorts of things do you do, clothing, make-up or hair-wise, to feel professional?
Tone it down a little and keep it simple.
45. How do you conform to or rebel against the dress expectations at your workplace?
I conform overall and rebel in small ways.
46. Do you have a dress code, a school uniform, or a uniform that you wear for an extracurricular activity?
47. Are there ways in which you conform to or rebel against these uniforms?
I do little things. How extreme I rebel depends on whether or not I care about getting caught.
48. Do you find it comforting or constraining to have a uniform?
I find it very constraining to have a uniform.
50. Do you ever wish you were a man or could dress like a man or had a man’s body? Was there ever a time in the past?
Sometimes I do dress like a man. I've even started buying men's pants because they fit me better.
51. If there was one country or culture or era that you had to live in, fashion-wise, what would it be?
The 70's and 80's. No bra, long flowing skirts, acid wash jeans.
52. Do you consider yourself photogenic?
58. Is there anyone that you are trying to attract or repel when you dress?
I dress somewhat artsy. I may be trying to attract creative people with the way I dress.
61. What are some things you need to do to your body or clothes in order to feel presentable?
I have to lint roll my clothes if there is dog hair on them. Also, wearing clothes that aren't too revealing.
62. How does makeup fit into all this for you?
Mascara can make a bid difference and lipstick can be fun. Otherwise, I want to look like me.
74. What are your closet and drawers like? Do you keep things neat, etc?
Right now all my clothes are hanging in my closet.
What’s your birth date? Where were you born and where do you live now?
1985 I was born in Michigan and I live in Michigan
What kind of work do you do?
Retail and Social work
Are you single, married, do you have kids, etc.?
Single with no kids