Who is Christina Lau?
I am a full-time fashion merchandising student and part-time style blogger with a bad case of the travel bug. I will be finishing up my degree in New York City this December and heading off into the real world of fashion and retail. My blog, Looks by Lau, is centered on personal style, but with a sense of everyday practicality mixed with snippets of my travels and lifestyle tips.
What is a typical day like for you?
Busy! I like to say I have three jobs – student, intern, and blogger. Most of my weekdays involve interning all day, attending night classes to finish up my degree, and preparing blog posts at night. The weekend is my time to shoot photos so I have them set for the following week.
Is it challenging to maintain your blog and keep it updated for your readers?
As a part-time blogger, it definitely gets challenging to make time for blogging on top of full-time school and work. Regardless, I don’t think I would ever give it up! Blogging has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and gives me a creative outlet that is unique to me.
What’s the best thing that has happened for you so far?
In general, having the opportunity to do what I love. I am so grateful to have family and friends who continuously support my journey, from attending school for fashion to starting and maintaining a blog. All the best things that have happened to me have grown out of this support system, so it is really having the chance to go after my dreams that is continuously the greatest gift.
Three things you can’t live without in your wardrobe?
Leather jacket, black booties, felt panama hat.
How much of a foodie are you?
Lately, a huge foodie! I’ve slowly become that girl who will photograph every meal, and it has even led to some unexpected food-related blog collaborations. I almost wish I picked up on food blogging earlier. I mean, who doesn’t love free food?
Is there any cuisine you love more than any other?
Some of my favorites include Thai, French, and Japanese. It’s honestly difficult to choose a favorite because my family raised me to be open to anything when it comes to food.
Do you have any hobbies?
I like to say blogging is my hobby, because it really is what I do in most of my free time. Otherwise, I love hiking or any type of outdoor exploration in that regard, as well as trying new restaurants around the city!
If you had the chance to time travel, where will you go?
I know the typical answer for this would be a historical era, but my friends and I always talk about wishing we could time travel back to our semester abroad in Shanghai. It truly was one of the most amazing experiences of my life from being able to explore new cultures and travel freely, and my only regret is that I didn’t take advantage of it even more. I encourage anyone who has the means to travel, whether it is through a formal program or recreationally. It gives you an entirely new perspective on the world, and as cliché as it sounds, it allows you to discover yourself at the same time.
What’s your definition of sexy?
Confidence. The people I admire most are those who flaunt their unique personalities and encourage others to do the same. Sexiness comes from within.
Images courtesy of Christina Lau
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