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1. When do you feel at your most attractive?
I feel most attractive when im comfortable.
2. Do you notice women on the street? If so, what sort of women do you tend to notice or admire?
the women I tend to notice are those with a glow, or a funky outfit.
3. What are some things you admire about how other women present themselves?
I admire when women present themselves confidently, with a spirit and presence.
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 think in junior high it clicked for me that I only needed to impress myself. This made me more confident in what I wear.
5. What are some shopping rules you wouldn’t necessarily recommend to others but which you follow?
Buying at second hand is always my secret.
6. What are some rules about dressing you follow, but you wouldn't necessarily recommend to others?
I like to take risks, speak my way through patterns and show my feelings through simplicity.
7. What is the most transformative conversation you have ever had on the subject of fashion or style?
The most transformative conversation that I have had about fashion was at a fashion camp where the women told me that style is anything you want it to be.
8. Do you have a unified way of approaching your life, work, relationships, finances, chores, etc.? Please explain.
I choose to approace everything with an open mind, confidence and positivity.
9. Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? Why do you think you keep buying this thing?
I have multiple of items but nothing or the exact same, I like to switch things up.
10. Have you ever successfully given someone a present of jewelry or clothing that you continue to feel good about?
I gave my brother a shirt that he wears quite often.
11. Is there any fashion trend you’ve refused to participate in and why?
I refuse to participate in any trend that enforces bad labor habits, environmental injustice and/or animal abuse.
12. Can you say a bit about how your mother’s body and style has been passed down to you, or not?
My style is influenced by my mothers lack of creative style, it allows me to think more outside of the box, and tell myself that its okay to be different.
13. Have you stolen, borrowed or adapted any dressing ideas or actual items from friends or family?
I usually only borrow style ideas from people on the streets or social media.
14. Was there a point in your life when your style changed dramatically? What happened?
My style changed dramatically from typical colorful schoolgirl to a more natural and fun selection of clothing through junior high. I think I became more of myself.
15. Is there anything political about the way you dress?
I try and address child labor, environmental injustice and the harm of animals through my clothing by not participating in those trends.
16. Please describe your body.
My body? Well, I chose to think that I have a healthy outer and inner appearance. I am tall, and petit, very gentle and moderately graceful. My stomach is small, I move with normality. My hair is dirty blonde, I have green eyes and large eyebrows. I look young, and I always have a smile.
17. Please describe your mind.
My mind is a mess of trying to always be kind, involving myself, busyness, thoughts and actions.
18. Please describe your emotions.
My emotions are mostly calm, they are usually in control, I like to dream, and sometimes I get frustrated. I am mostly happy.
19. What are you wearing on your body and face, and how is your hair done, right at this moment?
Half of my hair is in cornrows, I have a pair of ripped jeans on, rolled at the ankle, a pinched, white, homemade bubble shirt and a eyelet over shirt with cream buttons. I have a 1$ gold watch on, earrings and a silver chain.
20. In what way is this stuff important, if at all?
I believe that this is important because style is a form of art and expression, it is also about confidence and I think that women should be able to find themselves in clothing.
31. Many people say they want to feel “comfortable,” or that they admire people who seem “confident.” What do these words really mean to you?
These words mean to me that in whatever clothing you have on, you should feel at comfort with yourself, like the style suits you and that what you are wearing right now, perfectly represents who you are on the inside. That is comfortability to me. I think that confidence is being able to walk into a room and not have to compare yourself with anybody in there and feel secure in social situations.
33. What is really beautiful, for you, in general?
There is so much beauty in the world that I could never say. People, art, animals, nature, the world is beautiful in all ways.
34. What do you consider very ugly?
I consider a bad mindset ugly, troubles within the world ugly, I think that ungratefulness is ugly and I think that cockiness is ugly.
37. What is your process getting dressed in the morning? What are you considering?
I usually consider the weather, what I will be doing and who I will be seeing, and appropriateness for the occasion.
38. What are you trying to achieve when you dress?
I am trying to achieve a look that portrays who I am from the inside.
39. What, for you, is the difference between dressing and dressing up?
I feel as through dressing up is a nicer way of saying that you are trying to impress someone, or that getting more classy will me more approprate for the occasion.
46. Do you have a dress code, a school uniform, or a uniform that you wear for an extracurricular activity?
52. Do you consider yourself photogenic?
I do consider myself photogenic.
56. What would be a difficult or uncomfortable look for you to try and achieve?
A difficult look for me would be glam, because it doesn't suit me at all.
60. What do you think of perfume? Do you wear it?
I think it is nice when you get close to someone bt T should not be overwhelming.
62. How does makeup fit into all this for you?
I dont tend to wear a lot of makeup, only when I am at a classier event.
66. Tell us about something in your closet that you keep but never wear. What is it, why don’t you wear it, and why do you keep it?
There are old pieces of clothing that I used to love that I keep just for memories sake.
67. Looking back at all your purchases over the past five to fifteen years, can you generalize about what sorts of things were the most valuable to buy?
The most valuable pieces of clothing are those I love the most, no matter the cost or quality.
73. What item of clothing are you still (or have you forever been) on the hunt for?
I would love a pair of full overalls, and a striped shirt.
77. How and when do you shop for clothes?
Usually when I need them and always at thrift stores.
What’s your birth date? Where were you born and where do you live now?
May, 1999. I currently live in Canada.
How do you feel after filling out this survey?
I feel like someone listens to what I have to say.