i am a 17 years old girl who loves music. fashion. my style. other peoples veiw of style... now I know you gonna have a crush for me.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

About Me

name: Amber 'ReallyEmbarrassingMiddleNameThatStartsWithAn'L' Young (A.L.Y.)

age: 16

where do you live?: {the suburbs of} Washington D.C.

what do you do?: I worry, I hide, I smile, I worry some more, I question existence, I indulge : )

favourite colour?: purple

favourite cake?: Don’t particularly care for cake…

favourite song at the moment?: Two by The Antlers
(I featured this song on this here blog once before, now I'm kinda going through a revival of sorts)

a woman that inspires(d) you?: Daul Kim

do you find that collections need to have some sort of aesthetic appeal even if they are highly conceptual?: Yes and no. The idea of a collection (imo) is to be a medium between the consumer and the designer, so if a collection translates well to the consumer then of course it will succeed, no doubt about it. Sometimes the consumer will not understand what the designer was trying to say, and that is a problem, a lot of designers have this trouble and it happens to be conceptual designers that fall victim to this miscommunication most often, which is sad to see but they should keep in mind that before there is fashion there is function. (though most conceptual designers have a loyal fan base)

Who is your favourite Tim Burton character?: Probs...Edward Scissorhands/ /Betelgeuse!
(I loved these two movies as a kid and every time I saw Edward Scissorhands I could somehow identify with Edward, idk I just sort of saw a bit of myself in him, so quiet and misunderstood, and I hated when that dude tried to mistake Edwards kindness for weakness)

most used phrase?: 'this is tragic'
(I say 'this is tragic' about anything and everything, like if It rains on a day I forgot to pack an umbrella then my response would be 'this is tragic' hahaha, I'm so lame)

favourite quote?: {this is a tad hard since I have recently found so many amazing Daul Kim quotes}
I shall be diplomatic and go with: "Change is nature, the part that you can influence, and it starts when you decide." -Ratatouille (yes, I do mean the Disney character. I love that movie!)

what is your favourite accesorie?: I wear a brown beaded bracelet (I call them my love beads) every day, so I guess that qualifies as my favourite.

what is your favourite television show?: Weeds.

how many siblings do you have?: 1 brother and 1 sister.
what are you thinking right now?: "It's cold in here. Oh my. Why do I have the fan on? I should probably turn the fan off."

how did you get interested in fashion?: Well to be honest... I'm not sure. For a long time I was just that girl whose fashion knowledge went as far as a monthly Teen Vogue subscription (My sister was actually the one who begged for the subscription, but eventually she lost interest and I gained interest) I mean I know TV isn't exactly AVANT AWESOME but it was where I started. Actually I was always more into interior design and would watch HGTV like it was my job, but eventually I lost interest (I tend to do that allot, lose interest with things, I become bored easy) but this fashion shit kind of just stuck... I am naturally a 'tomboy' so what I used to do was wear the same old things over and over again, but eventually I realized that I don't keep wearing these clothes because I lack a proper wardrobe, it's because these items are staples in my wardrobe. I needed them to feel complete. I believe it was the day I realized that I became interested in fashion. I have come a lonnnnnng way from those days of treating TV like it was a bible, now I'm more into Prim and METAL mag and RUSSH and shit like that. Just looking at me you wouldn't even guess that I know who Rei Kawakubo, let alone how to spell it. But I do, and I am glad that I do.

what is one thing you have hanging on your wall?: {interesting question, hahaha} I have a framed page tear-out from an old Urban Outfitters lookbook (only because I liked the photography by Tim Barber) and I scribbled a lyric from Sunlight In A Jar by The Lucksmiths/ /threw gold glitter on it.

grab a book nearby you and flip to page 102. what is the first sentence you notice?: {I love these interesting questions!} "She has everything, yet she faces, I fear, a life of heartbreak," Francis told her, according to her memory.
(if you were interested, the book is an Elizabeth Taylor, my favourite actress, biography by J. Randy Taraborrelli)

you use the 'ou' combination a lot, are you European?: Yes! I was born in east end {of London} and raised all around the world... I wouldn't call one specific place my home since I move so frequently.

do you have a boyfriend?: I have a Jonah.... I'm not sure what we are, but we do have something special.

how many languages do you speak?: um, English and broken Spanish/ /Korean/ /Latin ...so that makes four.

your Tumblr is lovely: (Um, this wasn't a question but I figured I should post this) Um, thanks!

what is one thing you would change about yourself?: I hate that I constantly second guess myself, so that would probably be a trait I wouldn't mind losing. Also I wish I could always feel complete and not empty like I feel at times.

what is your luxury?: My luxury is coming home and tumblring in the evenings/ /reading blogs and then watching my favourite movies in a seemingly endless cycle.

do you listen to rap or hip-hop music?: Yes! (mainly 90s hip-hop). I really do enjoy this genre, here are some songs that are on constant rotation on my iPod:

The Geto Boys- Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangster

Alive- Kid Cudi

(I am the BIGGEST Kid Cudi fan)

The Cool Kids-Schoolin'

The Knux - Roxxanne

what year were you born?: 1993! (90s baby fo' sho')

what's your ethnicity?: I have no idea.

favorite kind of food?: truthfully.... asparagus! (I'm vegan)

what is your favourite season?: autumn!

what is your favourite holiday?: Christmas

Whoa. I loved the questions (BIG thanks to alllll who participated)! Um, so I guess I'm no longer a mystery.... : )

I hope you enjoyed my answers as much as I enjoyed your questions... okay, I'm gonna go watch American Pie 2 now.


Fish Nat!on said...

kid cudi is so great. so so great.

taijung5316 said...

Merry Christmas !Happy。

Najma said...

since you enjoy 90s hiphop, ever litsened to The outabodies, really talented :) or funkmaster flex 60 minutes if hiphop/funk deep oldschoo, classics!

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