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1. When do you feel at your most attractive?
After a shower, with my hair naturally dry and my skin is prepped for makeup (clean and moisturised), and I'm still in my sleep clothes (shorts and a loose t-shirt).
2. Do you notice women on the street? If so, what sort of women do you tend to notice or admire?
I notice women that seem to have an identity and fearlessly express it. Women who seem comfortable and own who they are, what they're wearing, how they're walking, where they're going. They are all diverse and all wonderful.
3. What are some things you admire about how other women present themselves?
Confidence, quirkyness. I love when other women wear bright lipstick or colourful makeup. I love women who seat themselves with poise and grace. I love women who wear their hair out of their face.
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?
Not necessarily a click but I eventually decided that the way you present yourself should be the way YOU want to see yourself and what you think represents you. Also just understanding your body and your face and your complexion is important to me when considering clothes and makeup.
5. What are some shopping rules you wouldn’t necessarily recommend to others but which you follow?
I have recently embraced my background and so I tend to select clothes, jewellery, colours etc. that will make me resemble the Greek Island Hippie I have been hidding forever.
I also love buying things that resemble art.
You don't need to buy every 'fashion item' to be stylish or fashionable.
Buy that thing that you love and don't want to leave the store without.
Splurge on things you'll live in and don't splurge on the dress you'll wear once to someone else's party/wedding etc. Buy the clothes for you.
Go to the mens section.
6. What are some rules about dressing you follow, but you wouldn't necessarily recommend to others?
Wear things with a shape. Shapeless makes me shapeless.
Don't wear things that will make me uncomfortable during the day, it's a bad start to the day.
Wear at least one piece of jewellery.
Be a little sexy, every day.
Show off my waist, its tiny.
If my hair is pulled back, wear big earrings.
7. What is the most transformative conversation you have ever had on the subject of fashion or style?
With my mother, who spoke to me about dressing for myself and not for others or for what others expect from me.
8. Do you have a unified way of approaching your life, work, relationships, finances, chores, etc.? Please explain.
Plan but don't plan too much.
9. Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? Why do you think you keep buying this thing?
Loafers and brogues. Soooo many loafers and brogues.
And jeans, and black sweaters.
10. Have you ever successfully given someone a present of jewelry or clothing that you continue to feel good about?
I bought my best friend his first watch. No-one had ever bought him one and he was so excited and still talks about it to me. I love that he loves it.
11. Is there any fashion trend you’ve refused to participate in and why?
Wearing sneakers, wearing heeled sneakers and anything to do with sneakers in general unless I'm at the gym.
It doesn't make sense to me and I don't like that trend on me.
12. Can you say a bit about how your mother’s body and style has been passed down to you, or not?
My mother has a pear shaped body, smaller waist, much larger hips, small bust.
My mum has always been very polished and put together, very sophisticated.
13. Have you stolen, borrowed or adapted any dressing ideas or actual items from friends or family?
I love wearing large watches, something I have borrowed from my dad who has a really great collection of watches.
14. Was there a point in your life when your style changed dramatically? What happened?
My last year of high school, I chopped all my hair off into a 'lob' and started dressing more androgynous yet sexy.
I decided I no longer cared what my peers thought of me and I knew I was passionate about fashion and just wanted to be myself and take a stand through my style.
15. Is there anything political about the way you dress?
I feel as though more women need to dress for themselves, I am a feminist. I dress according to my mood, at times I will wear something sexy and feminine because I want to see myself that way at that particular moment, and other times I will wear androgynous, concealed clothes because that's what I'm feeling that day.
That I feel in itself is my personal political message, that women should be able to choose how to dress and still feel and seem attractive, so I do my best to practice what I preach.
16. Please describe your body.
Slim, yet curvy. Pear shaped, my waist is very small, my hips protrude and my butt is quite 'juicy', my shoulders are quite wide. I have been working out so I have rather strong legs.
17. Please describe your mind.
An organised mess, noticing detail, reading people quite well.
Appreciates beautiful music, art and photography.
18. Please describe your emotions.
Sensitive, headstrong, sometimes confusing.
19. What are you wearing on your body and face, and how is your hair done, right at this moment?
I am wearing a pair of comfy Aztec Print shorts and a grey t-shirt. I have nothing on my face and my hair is completely naturally air dried and worn down.
20. In what way is this stuff important, if at all?
Fashion is an important part of my life, I study it, I work in it and I try my best to live in it. It is not the most important part of my life but it is an outlet for me to express myself, I feel as though in my life if I can be free to express myself through this stuff, then the other stuff won't seem so hard to express or deal with. It is fun, and its creative and I love it. And as corny as I'm about to sound my thought is that; we are born a blank canvas, how sad would it be if we chose to live and die that way too?