For all of you who have heard, I have been working on a secret project that I've consulted with Kelly about. We wanted to start something each season or holiday, present a general theme/concept and then have different people with unique personalities display how they would portray their distinct characteristics through their outfits. To test it out, I purposely asked my friends who are into fashion and who have very strong different personalities that contrast each other remarkably. I had the pleasure of hanging out with all of my wonderful friends during my last week of summer (out of 2 due to summer school) and was able to step behind the lens, which was very refreshing and exciting for me! Throughout this week, I will reveal each person each day and show how they rocked the theme 'back-to-school'.
Monday, August 29, 2011
I actually shot this outfit with Kelly a while ago before we even started the idea and I intended to post this outfit for the week of back to school anyways so it was perfect timing! Here is a geekier side of me. Unfortunately, this is how I actually am in real life, very different from the elegant Ai Nhu that I try to portray in my other posts.
This outfit describes the true nerd in me. Like the funky patterns, I am playful and geeky once you get to know me, and on a regular day, I am pretty laid back and dorky. I try to be elegant, but somehow the inner loser creeps out.
The key to my school style is comfort. I will have to wear this through a long day of classes, activities, and clubs. Sometimes, I sacrifice my comfort due to meetings or just the desire to look cute, but I'll always throw a pair of gym shoes and shorts in my bag to wear for the commute home :P
A must-have fashion item for school is a light cardigan. I learnt this the hard way in summer school when it would be 90 degrees outside and then 35 degrees in the classroom due to the air conditioning. After a 3 hour lab and a 2 hour lecture, I turn into an iceberg.
A tip for the new school year is to not try to be anyone but yourself. Spend your time impressing your professors and teachers academically, don't waste your time trying to impress others socially. You'll know who your real friends are.
My personal goal for this school year is to be spiritually, mentally, and physically healthy.
Last update (sorry this post is super lengthy, I just haven't had time to post since I've been getting ready for school and the project): Stylespirations got a twitter! Tweet me @stylespirations for quick updates on cheap bargains online, sneak peaks of upcoming shoots, and other random stuff! Also, since I had so much fun with this newest project, I went a little overboard taking pictures of everything. I will post behind the scenes or shots that were not chosen for the main blog on my photoblog so make sure to check it out.
Come back tomorrow for second period!