Here we are again, making acquaintances, and I am no less nervous than I was when I began writing for CoedUgly. I’m sad to see Connie go, especially since I’ve gotten to know her outside of the interwebz but like most of you, I’m confident that she will be up to great things in NYC and I can’t wait to see her once she’s here. In truth, I feel no more equipped to fill her shoes than I did for Annabel but I will try because I’m a try-er!
Joke fail count: 1
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Kristine of classytrash and former co-editor to Linda at CoedUgly. Nice to meet you! I recently graduated with a degree in Merchandising from Florida State University and am finishing up two internships here in the Big Apple, New York City.
I’m not really sure how to begin my stay here on EIU as introductions have the capacity to be incredibly awkward. Maybe we’ll try a little introspective nostalgia? Yes.
When I started writing at Chictopia, I never imagined it would amount to much of anything, save for a collection of outfit photos and an occasional story thoroughly documenting one of my many anxiety attacks. But for me, writing has always played an integral part in helping me keep balance – organize my thoughts, emotions; help work my way through crises. Perhaps I was a bit naive in thinking that writing on Chictopia would be any different.
I’ve said many times over that fashion can sometimes be a process of finding and losing yourself, simultaneously. It’s a constant battle between what you like and what you think you should like. But in a setting like this, where there are so many aesthetics and voices to be seen and heard, you become free to do anything. At the end of the day, feeling like yourself is what’s most important.
I guess that’s what I love so much about Chictopia and why I’m so glad to be writing for all of you on EIU.
In short, I sincerely hope that I don’t let any of you down. I know I’ve got some pretty big shoes to fill but I hope you all will be as welcoming as you were when I first became a part of the Uglies and maybe a little forgiving towards the inevitable fiasco that will be my first attempt at a vlog.