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1. When do you feel at your most attractive?
After sex-clothes off.
Wearing a new dress and lipstick-clothes on.
2. Do you notice women on the street? If so, what sort of women do you tend to notice or admire?
Yes! I notice all types of women. I admire women who are wearing something that's different than what I've seen before-but not trying very hard. I don't like extremely trendy clothes-most trends aren't flattering and make women look ridiculous-like they're trying too hard. And trends aren't personal. There's no individuality.
9. Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? Why do you think you keep buying this thing?
Black flip flops and black tank tops. Because, black.
I have so many solid clothes. I can only count of the top of my head...maybe 5 items I own that have prints. Solids are more classic and last longer through the years.
11. Is there any fashion trend you’ve refused to participate in and why?
Leggings-jeggings, leather leggings, printed leggings, any kind of legging. I have never seen someone wearing leggings and thought "oh, she looks great!" Instead I think "those don't make you look thin, they make you look basic."
North Face jackets. Duh.
Ugg Boots. See: North Face jackets.
Headbands that go over your forehead hippie-style. I don't understand why women are constantly dressing exactly like one another and why people don't bust their balls more often for doing so. I think it's so silly!!!!
16. Please describe your body.
I'm 5'8'' and weigh 115 lbs. I'd say I have an excellent body, probably because of my extensive ballet and dance background, but also because of my gene pool. Everyone in my family is tall and thin.
I think I have large breasts, and I definitely do not wear clothes that show cleavage or accentuate my chest. I'm only a 34C, but compared to my thin frame I think my chest is large. I don't like to draw attention to them. This might have to do with my ballet background..ballerinas don't look good with big breasts stuffed into the tiny leotards.
19. What are you wearing on your body and face, and how is your hair done, right at this moment?
I'm in my corporate outfit. Black Calvin Klein pencil skirt, white Loft blouse and black BCBG blazer. 3 1/2 inch Calvin Klein pumps. Anything over 3 1/2 inches makes me feel weird-like I'm trying to look a certain way or draw attention to myself.
Face-Bare Minerals matte foundation, Revlon compact powder, Stila waterproof eyeliner, some Covergirl mascara, Lancome blush/highlighter and YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in Peach Passion.
My hair is the same every day. It's straight, and I have a medium bob that's about an inch shorter in the back. Very "trendy" right now. Emma Stone just got her hair cut like mine and it was front page freakin' news. I do look exactly like her though, so I guess that means the haircut is a keeper.. for the both of us.
20. In what way is this stuff important, if at all?
I think clothes, makeup and hair are SO important to EVERY woman. Even the women who dont wear makeup or "care" what they wear, CARE. A lot. Everything is a choice. Women who don't wear makeup are fine without wearing makeup-that's how they are comfortable-just the same as women who wear a shit ton are. It's all a choice that women make every single day.
21. With whom do you talk about clothes?
Friends. I'm more interested in makeup. Now that I have a well-paying job I find myself shopping and talking about clothes more and more, however.
23. Do you think you have taste or style? Which one is more important? What do these words mean to you?
Taste. I really dont have a lot of style. I always choose pieces that are classic and simple. Things that would generally look good on anyone. 90% of my clothes could be worn 10 years ago or 10 years from now. I think style is individual-how my queer friend can wear combat boots with a printed romper and bright blue lipstick but I would look ridiculous in the same.
27. Can you recall some times when you have dressed a particular way to calm yourself or gain a sense of control over a situation that scared you?
When I go on a date that I'm nervous about, I never "dress-up." I will wear jeans and a slouchy tee with a cool leather jacket and my vans or flip flops. This is how I'm most comfortable. I feel sexiest with no clothes on, but I can't really show up to a date with nothing on.
30. What sorts of things do you do, clothing or make-up or hair- wise, to feel sexy or alluring?
Eyeliner! Cat eye or anything, really. I can't feel sexy without eyeliner.
32. If dressing were the only thing you did, and you were considered an expert and asked to explain your style philosophy, what would you say?
This question has a typo!
33. What is really beautiful, for you, in general?
Confidence and grace. Happiness, especially when people are happy for others.
35. Are you generally a good judge of whether what you buy will end up being worn? Have you figured out how to know in advance?
I only shop when I need something, so it's always worn. I've never had enough money to impulse buy something that won't function in my day-to-day life.
39. What, for you, is the difference between dressing and dressing up?
Dressing up means wearing a dress. Steaming my clothes. Planning the bag to the shoes to the clothes to the makeup.
Dressing is just, throw on my faves and my everyday makeup and go.
45. How do you conform to or rebel against the dress expectations at your workplace?
I wear flats 90% of the time. All my years in ballet have put my feet through enough. Plus I have bunions so most high heels hurt after more than an hour. All the women in my workplace wear heels ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. I just don't get it. I'm tall enough, and I look great without needing heels.
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?
52. Do you consider yourself photogenic?
57. If you were totally comfortable with your body, or your body was a bit closer to what you wish it was like, what would you wear?
Clothes that show cleavage. Push up bras.
60. What do you think of perfume? Do you wear it?
Every day. I love it. When a stranger tells me "you smell good" I just about fall over.
62. How does makeup fit into all this for you?
Make up is more important to me than clothing. Way more important.
78. Do you like to smell a certain way?
Yes-like lavender oil.
What’s your birth date? Where were you born and where do you live now?
August 30, 1989. I was born in Mansfield, Ohio (pop 50,000), and now I live in Brooklyn.
Say anything you like about your cultural/ethnic/economic background.
I'm white. Grew up lower-middle class. The first time I realized my family didn't have a lot of money was when my parents got divorced-I was 16-and instead of splitting assets, they split $100,000 in debt.
What kind of work do you do?
I'm an Executive Assistant at an investment bank in Midtown, Manhattan. Two months ago, I was a bartender and modern dancer.
Are you single, married, do you have kids, etc.?
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