derprisethevelociraptor asked: Hi! I've had an idea of what I wanted to do with my career for a really long time but now I'm starting to think that I want to do something with fashion instead. Any tips for someone just starting to find out about the industry?
Hi! My only tip of advice:
Good luck! x
ittakes2tomango asked: Do you deal with any insecurities or body image issues? You definitely don't have any reason to, but I was just wondering how you deal with them. I also work in fashion and I find myself constantly comparing myself to others in the industry. Love all your posts by the way! :)
Hiya! Like any girl, I have my fleeting moments of self-doubt about my personal appearance (especially when I’m in the middle of finals and haven’t been to the gym in two weeks, aka my life right now). But there’s no way I let it defeat me. There was a time where I had a really unhealthy relationship with food (only ate raw veggies and fruits and windled down to about 105 pounds). It was really rough to bounce back from that, but when I did I was ten times more aware of what I was eating and how it benefited my body.
Today I ‘deal’ with those fleeting moments by remembering I can’t change the way my body was built BUT I can work to be the healthiest version of me that I can be. I remember that I am a creation, and everyone is a creation. We’re all different, and that’s what’s so beautiful. I turned the idea of “comparing myself to other people” into “celebrating the differences between myself and everyone around me.”
I always remind myself that “beautiful” is a universal size with no number. And we are all definitely more important than a number on a scale or pair of pants.
milenashakujo asked: your note on bullying should have like a million notes! i don't know who you are, but i saw that on someone else' tumblr and it's wonderful. uh, keep doing you! ^_^ lol & ☯ ❤
AW! Thank you!! xx
marthapocket asked: Recently you been posted Instagram photos with amazing hair! What is your routine? And what products you use? Thanks. I think you are amazing and you all ready have a Mexican heart :)
Hiya! Thank you.
I use Dove Intensive Repair shampoo & conditioner, dry it with a 100% cotton tshirt, throw a bit of sea spray + Organix coconut oil in it, then go to bed. If it’s a little limp in the AM, I use a an average no-crunch hairspray.
To straighten it, I just use an Argan Oil & a Chi straightener.
conversationswithkate asked: How did you get to be in Teen vogue and the street journal
About a week after I met the former beauty editor, the editor-in-chief saw a photo of me wearing red lipstick and asked said former beauty editor if she could contact me. Within a week, I was shooting my first contributing piece for Teen Vogue!
In short: probably.
Getting messages from readers asking, “where have you been?” or “what are you wearing these days?” doesn’t really help matters too much, either. I know I’ve been missing and to be honest, I don’t really know if I want to be found.
With everything I’ve done in the past three years since first moving to New York City, it feels good to finally have a break. It wasn’t like I was some superstar but with all that was going on in my virtual world, plus school and interning, things were getting a little too hectic. When I first started opting for a night in with dinner and a movie instead of going to a press preview or like, the coolest party ever for x-brand, I felt pretty cruddy and was always asking myself, “is this harming my career?” (Whatever that means.)
Turning down events, turning down photo shoots, actually going to school instead of collaborating or going to coffee with x-brand(s)… It felt a bit like I was sabotaging myself.
At some point in the last year, I’ve done some soul searching (whatever THAT means), and I’ve realized that I don’t need all of this superficial shit (ie. parties, cool clothes, or collabs) to make me feel complete. I needed friends, something I didn’t have. I needed a stable and consistent learning environment, something I definitely did not have. And I really needed a hobby, that didn’t involve a computer. At some point in the last year, I’ve found all of that. And more. And I really, really couldn’t be happier.
To the internet, my life has probably become boring. But to me, I’m finally in touch with myself.
nicole // new york
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