I love dressing up! My sense of style when it comes to fashion is one of the aspects of my life that I am truly confident and proud of. I must say that my style evolved throughout the years. Right now, I dress up after comfort, and with many fashion trends nowadays, I tend to explore as well. I believe there is nothing wrong with dressing up beyond my comfort zone, as long as comfort and my personality is associated with what I am wearing.
When it comes to shopping, I am a firm believer that style should never cost a huge dime. I hate fast fashion and believe me when I say that 95% of my wardrobe came from the thrift store, and I am not ashamed of it. Not majority of people is fascinated with thrift store and used clothing or other stuff, yet, for me, they provide the sense of uniqueness that I truly wanted to portray with my fashion style. Well, as thrift store patriots say, “Other’s old or used items can be someone’s gem.”.
For me, at the end of the day, what truly inspires my fashion style is how I wanted to portray myself to others because I believe that dressing up is not only an extension of our personality and but also a form of art and expression as well.
Do you have a lifestyle or fashion hack that you can’t live without?
I have so many in mind, yet, the one that always stood out the most is simply being grateful. I always keep in mind that whatever I have in life, I should be grateful. Even on small things, I always say grace for it. Being grateful for whatever you have at the moment is simply being gracious with the blessings that you received.
On the other hand, one fashion hack I cannot live without, when in doubt, just wear black.
Which 3 things do you enjoy doing most in the city you live in?
I am always after chill moments, and what I enjoy doing most in the city I currently live in are the following: thrift stores, cafes, and its people. This city is little yet charming and quaint in its own way. People here are full of warmth and optimism.
On a scale of 1-10, how much of a foodie are you?
I am a foodie all the way! A solid 10 for me. One thing my father taught me was to willingly spend on food. Food does not only fulfill our hunger, it goes deep into our soul feeding us nourishment, satisfaction, and incredible experience.
If you can have a super power, what will it be?
It has been one of my greatest heartbreak when my father passed away, and if ever superpowers simply exist, how I wish to have the ability to time travel. How I wish to travel back in those times where I can cherish again the moments with him.
What kind of music are you into and do you have any favorite artists?
Music is like a free therapy session. My taste for music depends on my mood, though I am leaning towards alternative, rock, RNB, and hip-hop. And if you will ask me about the artists that I can listen to for days, hands down, it will be the following: Lorde, Paramore, Birdy, Taylor Swift, and Post Malone.
What turns you off on a date?
Unfortunately, I have never gone on so many dates, but the main red flag for me would be using phones during the date. Why not put the phones away and pretend it’s 1985? No distraction at all, just pure and genuine conversations.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Gillian. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Sexy is simply embracing your flaws, loving your insecurities, and being comfortable on your skin.
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