Congrats to the winner of my Passion Planner giveaway! They’ve been notified and the prize has been shipped. I want to host another giveaway if I have extra time/money this semester, but I can’t make any promises. I have a packed schedule until July. Things are picking up around here and I’m trying to roll with it. If someone told me a year ago that I’d be preparing for a runway in 2016, I probably would have laughed until I cried. I’ll post additional details as I learn more, but I’m extending an early invitation to anyone who’d like to join me and a bundle of other designers/stylists/vendors/artists for Kearny Street Workshop’s annual Celebrate Your Body Event on March 5, 2016 - they’re casting models soon! I made a Facebook post about the casting I want.
Keep reading for details about the outfit above:
The winner chosen by random.org!
Here I am at UC Berkeley, again, taking pictures at a campus where I don’t belong. It was pleasantly desolate thanks to winter break. My New Year resolution was to drink more bubble tea, so I’m on track with that. Excuse my weird brassy blonde bowl cut - I cut it myself during a fit of excitement; I’ve been meaning to get it cut by a professional. I’m also in the process of bleaching and toning my hair, so expect to see a new color before January is over! 2016 is going to be a powerful year. My look is due for an upgrade.
The wool houndstooth maxi skirt is from Etsy. It’s perfect for winter and just the right length for someone the height of a fifth grader. My gray wool turtleneck is thrifted Zara, floral cotton blazer is thrifted vintage, and mink collar is vintage from Mars Vintage. Leather Prada boots are secondhand. I bought the long, round pendant from H&M in 2008. It looks almost exactly like the tannis root necklace from Rosemary’s Baby, doesn’t it? The sterling silver bracelet was a Christmas gift from mi madre.
Je parle un petit peu français! I’m currently on a 31-day streak of studying French and I’m “10% fluent” according to Duolingo. I should reach 50% by the time I travel to France in July. After French, I want to study Swiss and Italian in preparation for my dream trips to Gruyères (Switzerland) and Palermo (Sicily) (hopefully when I graduate in 2017). I occasionally study Spanish to quell my feelings of displacement, being a second-generation Mexican-American millennial who isn’t fluent in Spanish. Has anyone else tried to learn a language with Duolingo?
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