This series was inspired by my friend A. who upon seeing a photo of a rather awkward teenage Melina said “This gives me hope that I can one day possess awesome style. How did you go from that to how you look now?”
|I can't believe there was a time before I had bangs!|
|I was voted most unique senior year. I still rock overalls like nobody's business.|
I was no Tavi Gevinson growing up, but I did experiment a lot with fashion and makeup in my teens (and beyond). Looking back, sometimes I looked outright ridiculous but at least I was taking chances; that’s courage. Because I come from a fashion-conscious family (even my dad is quite dapper, must say), I’ve sorta been nurtured from birth to care about clothes. I’ve also loved art/art history since childhood and studied or observed artists and material culture from around the world pretty much my whole life. I’ve always maintained a strong sense of curiosity, visually and otherwise; that’s exploration. But, as I’ve established, my style and sense of self were underdeveloped during my teen years. So, how did I go from that to this?
|learn more about this Leo inspired outfit here|
Tune in next time to find out!