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1. When do you feel at your most attractive?
When I wear clothes that look and feel right on me. When I wear colours that compliment each other.
2. Do you notice women on the street? If so, what sort of women do you tend to notice or admire?
I do notice women on the street. The one I notice more are the ones who look confident in what they wear and are not fussed about what other people's thoughts are. I admire their confidence and happy face.
3. What are some things you admire about how other women present themselves?
I admire the fact that everyone has a different style and no one is wearing the same thing.
5. What are some shopping rules you wouldn’t necessarily recommend to others but which you follow?
I do long term investments. It usually is expensive but it costs me in the long run as I don't have to buy clothes every month or even every year!
6. What are some rules about dressing you follow, but you wouldn't necessarily recommend to others?
Just wear it. Honestly if I fuss too much I can never find an outfit, I just have to just wear what I have and not cry about my small wardrobe.
7. What is the most transformative conversation you have ever had on the subject of fashion or style?
Don't go with the trend because then you have to buy so many clothes and I don't have enough money to do that. Just focus on some good jeans, a coat and some shirts.
8. Do you have a unified way of approaching your life, work, relationships, finances, chores, etc.? Please explain.
I tell myself to calm down and be happy. Honestly if I'm happy I'll be willing to do everything. Sometimes I would hate to do chores or I would have an argument with somebody but is I'm honestly happy it makes life easier. I also sometimes don't listen to my brain and conscience. Sometimes they'll say "you know you hate her," and "you know you want those shoes," but I've learnt it sometimes best to forget those thoughts.
9. Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? Why do you think you keep buying this thing?
I buy lots of jeans because my legs are still growing. The same goes for my shirts as well. Sometimes I buy more clothes in general because the fabric is going weird or it's been damaged.
10. Have you ever successfully given someone a present of jewelry or clothing that you continue to feel good about?
I actually gave my white baby G watch to my little sister. It's kind of a hand me down but I rarely used it. I pretty happy that I gave her that because she still wears it... But it's kind of broken :/
11. Is there any fashion trend you’ve refused to participate in and why?
I actually don't follow fashion trends at all because I don't want to be wearing the same stuff as my friends which can sometimes be annoying (you go to a birthday party and there's 5 other people wearing the same shirt as you). Also partly because some don't suit my body shape as well and also because I cannot be bothered buying another new piece of clothing that will probably get out of style pretty quickly.
12. Can you say a bit about how your mother’s body and style has been passed down to you, or not?
My mum is I guess is average body size, she has a pear-like figure which I've got as well. She wears a lot of monochromatic clothes because she says that she does not want to stand out from the crowd in neon prints or something similar. She also wears a lot of tunics/shift dress, trench/normal coats and dresses because she wants to hide her legs. She doesn't wear a lot of singlets and I can tell you that probably 90% of my mum's wardrobe is probably black. I have to say that she would be all set for a formal event but she is not prepared for parties... I've actually caught onto her style a little bit which is pretty daunting. I've started to wear coats and shift dresses which are pretty comfortable (my mum says that too). I still wear jeans and heaps of singlets though.
13. Have you stolen, borrowed or adapted any dressing ideas or actual items from friends or family?
Hahahaha yes numerous number of occasions. I've "borrowed" mum's Polo shirts and dresses for playing in concerts. I've never borrowed anything from my friends though apart from maybe the odd idea to buying Doc. Martins, or wearing a blouse under a t-shirt, etc.
14. Was there a point in your life when your style changed dramatically? What happened?
Yes there was a point in time when I changed style... It was very drastic. I went from prints of the most random things like raccoons, love hearts, neon shirts and bright converse shoes into minimalism which is blacks, greys, whites, etc. I think I was seeing these images on pinterest and I was like, "They look so put together and professional". I think I also wanted to grow up and mature in my looks and style.
19. What are you wearing on your body and face, and how is your hair done, right at this moment?
No makeup, glasses, bunny pajama pants, white top and a french braid down the middle of my hair.
21. With whom do you talk about clothes?
I talk about it with myself and no one else.
24. Do you remember the biggest waste of money you ever made on an item of clothing?
I remember when I was 13, I bought 2 sweatshirts that were really good surf brands (an really expensive). I din't know at that time that those brands did not actually suit me but I was very stubborn and I got my mum to pay for it... It still sits in my wardrobe.
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?
One time I was really upset with the way I looked (my body shape) and I tried to cover my legs up with dresses and tried to put tights on because I thought that it would make my legs skinnier.
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?
Mum and dad never really taught me anything. They just told me if I looked good or not and I would actually be really upset if they didn't agree with what I would wear because it didn't "look good"
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?
Confident means for me that they are just happy in their own skin. I don't know but confident people just seem to have this shine on their face and in their body language as well. Comfortable for me means that they're not tense and they enjoy their surroundings whether in what they wear or what they do.
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?
Fit your body shape. Don't try to be like others. I know it's hard but if you try to copy other and do this all the time you'll wear yourself out. Wear colours that compliment you.
33. What is really beautiful, for you, in general?
Being confident because through confidence you can really see the beauty in people.
34. What do you consider very ugly?
People who don't care for themselves. If you don't care for yourself you're just hurting your body more and more.
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 think of what I have and if I need another one of it I will buy it. I normally remember everything I have in my wardrobe so I'm good with judgement.
36. When you look at yourself before going out, and you are trying to see yourself from the outside, can you describe a bit about what this “other person” is like? What do they like, dislike, what sorts of judgments do they have? Is this “outer eye” based on someone you know or once knew?
This person is shy at times but also simple.
40. If you had to wear a “uniform” what would it look like?
Dress pants, a coat and a turtle neck.
41. What would you say is “you” and what would you say is “not you”?
Girly, pink, punk, hipster and grunge is not my me.
46. Do you have a dress code, a school uniform, or a uniform that you wear for an extracurricular activity?
Yes, I have a school uniform.
47. Are there ways in which you conform to or rebel against these uniforms?
No, I just wear school uniform because I have to.
48. Do you find it comforting or constraining to have a uniform?
I actually find it quite comfortable to wear uniform.
51. If there was one country or culture or era that you had to live in, fashion-wise, what would it be?
52. Do you consider yourself photogenic?
No, I am not photogenic.
53. When you see yourself in photographs, what do you think?
Very embarrassing because I've never seen myself in the opposite reflection...
54. Are there any figures from culture, past or present, whose style you admire or have drawn from?
I quite admire Elle Fanning and Tolly Dolly Posh (Blogger)
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?
60. What do you think of perfume? Do you wear it?
I like perfume, it hides my stink.
62. How does makeup fit into all this for you?
I actually don't wear makeup.
65. What is your favorite piece of clothing or jewelry that you own?
My pandora bracelet and my navy shift dress.
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?
74. What are your closet and drawers like? Do you keep things neat, etc?
I like to keep my drawers and wardrobe tidy and everything is folded and tucked away and hanging on coat hangers.
What’s your birth date? Where were you born and where do you live now?
15 March 2001. I was born in Hamilton New Zealand and I am still living there.
Say anything you like about your cultural/ethnic/economic background.
What kind of work do you do?
I go to school.
Are you single, married, do you have kids, etc.?
I'm still young.
How do you feel after filling out this survey?
I feel like I've let my brain out into the world.