Eu sei que isto é suposto ser um blog de moda, onde fashionistas como vocês podem beber inspiração para o próximo outfit ou simplesmente saberem das novidades, mas com esta excitação toda de nova cidade/nova escola/nova rotina/novas compras, tenho andado com a minha atenção completamente focada no que se passa nas ruas e no que vou fazer no dia seguinte.
Terminou o curso de introdução ao jornalismo de moda, e a semana foi menos puxada. Entre outras coisas, tivemos a oportunidade de aprender como fazer entrevistas (pergunta/resposta; face to face; bla bla bla), a escrever noticias a partir dessas entrevistas e (o melhor de tudo) a produzir uma sessão fotográfica. Amanhã começa o curso de Cool Hunting (ansiedade, ansiedade). Deixo-vos com a minha feature sobre o estilo pessoal da Melissa (uma Porto-riquenha do meu curso), resultado de umas perguntinhas que lhe fiz.
PS: Amanha posto o board com a ideia para a minha sessão fotográfica…hoje a minha máquina resolveu não dar…God, estas máquinas fotográficas conseguem ser tão temperamentais!
MELISSA’S FASHIONABLE EGO
Melissa, a 26 year old fashion student, talks about her style, her sunny Puerto Rico and her Manolo Blahnik shoes.
It’s a sunny but cold day. Melissa, a 26 year old Puerto rican fashion student from Central Saint Martins, is certainly missing her native Puerto Rican weather.
It is always interesting to know how the fashion students look at themselves and what they think about their personal style. And being a foreigner in a city like London, one of the world’s capitals of fashion, we can get a whole other perspective.
“Oh it’s so cold here, I miss my sunny Puerto Rico!”, says Melissa as she enters the coffee shop, wearing a simple white dress, a jeans and a black coat.
Even though she’s taking a degree in architecture in Sao Francisco, Melissa decided to choose Saint Martins in London, to take a short course in Fashion journalism: “I like the idea of creation that involves the two (architecture and fashion). I definitely want to work in both at some point.”
Being a fan of Stella McCartney as well as Stella Nolasco, a fashion designer from Puerto Rico, she defines her style as being girly, fresh and pretty. However, she doesn’t see herself as a trend follower: “I don’t really follow the trends. If I don’t like that sort of trend I just don’t wear it.”.
And let’s not forget, Melissa is a Puerto Rico girl studying in San Francisco, so her style may often change, while traveling between California and home. She do what she can to maintain her look trendy, while using flip flop, short skirts and tank tops in the beach combining the shoes with the bags. But all becomes easier during school period, where she feels comfortable enough to play with clothes, using boots and coats, never forgetting the green, her favorite colour. But one thing’s for sure, confusing as her wardrobe may seem, if the house is on fire, Melissa will run for her vintage belts and her Manolo Blahnik shoes.
“I like to go shopping while I’m walking down the street. If I see something that I like, I just buy it”, says the Puerto Rican student. A face that has no traces of make up whatsoever, hides a strange contradiction in what concerns the time spend in front of the mirror. By the morning, Melissa will simply walk out with the first pieces that she can find in her closet, but at night she concentrates all her efforts to look at her best.
Even thought she’s already a journalist for a fashion magazine called “Ego moda” in Puerto Rico, she wants to combine both architecture and fashion in the future, by working as a catwalk or a fashion designer. Only then she will be able to see closely all the interesting people that sit on the first row of the catwalk shows.
With her soft and simple style, Melissa is hopping to return home with new and fresh ideas, especially for her architecture and fashion work, so we might just ear about her in years to come.