1. Do you believe that fashion expresses who we truly are? If so why?
To me fashion isn't personal, it is about other people. It's about designers, industry standards, artwork & trends. Personal style is where fashion gets intimate. Your own personal style is the way you are able to take trends & labels to make them your own. I do think that fashion helps people express themselves. Expression is defined as making known one's thoughts or feelings & when I put together outfits, I love how I look in them & how they make me feel. That right there is expression.
2. What impact have you seen fashion have in people’s lives?
Fashion plays such a big role in confidence. When people look good, they feel good, & their productivity levels sky rocket. However, I am a firm believer that confidence is based on your level of self love. A good outfit doesn't replace genuine love for body, mind & soul.
3. How has fashion impacted your life?
Fashion & personal style has always been a creative outfit for me. I love taking every day basics & making them my own. I also love rocking trendy, off the wall styles. Fashion has helped me express my creativity & has helped me not care what others think of me. My love for fashion has also helped introduce me to other creative fields like photography, graphic design, interior design, social media strategy, content creation & art history. I love experimenting in each of these fields & developing new networks of friends & professional colleges.
4. For those that really take it as expression, for those who feel uncomfortable about it, what words of advice would you have to help others not be afraid or judgmental of fashion and how one expresses themself?
You do you!! You can't live your life trying to make others happy! You are the only one who knows your comfort level, what makes you happy & what makes you feel confident.