Did I skip November? Yes. Did I have good reasons as to why? Yes. Will I tell you? No. Enh, why not. Very simple really, by the time I acquired a working camera and got all the pictures it was pretty much December. Besides who really likes November anyways? What’s it really good for? Back at TFS we had a week off, but don’t get that luxury now. We do Thanksgiving (properly) in October, so no holiday. And really the entire month is spent waiting for Christmas…for most people, at least the December break. Enough of the December rant, on to our Natur-Elle!
Meet Christianne. I think the picture pretty much says it all. Just wait until you read her interview, she’s a wild child. Christianne is in Rocky as a phantom and dance captain. She joined a bit late, but came right into the rehearsal room and one of the first things I remember her saying was “Okay guys, how about we run that again?” Music to my ears, and serious dance captain material. She’s been the love of my life since and we’re expecting our first singing, dancing, acting, fashion-ing, eating, drinking, slacking (off) child anytime now. I’m so glad she has started to do shows here because she always has the right attitude and knows what has to go down in rehearsal, I’m seriously impressed. And did I mention she rather spend all her money on clothes then suffer…but suffer in nice clothing? You can see why I like her.
The interview with our “Natur-Elle”, Christianne:
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How important is fashion to you?
On an average day, I would say I spend at least 50% of the day in clothes, right? So, I would have to say, yeah, fashion is fucking important.
I know, it sounds superficial to say, but that hardly makes me a bad person.
Fashion is definitely more important than most people would like to admit.
Personally, my style changes everyday. How I look lets everyone know how I’m feeling that day, whether it be diva-esque, ghetto-fab or just plain old crazy. I am influenced by what I see on TV, old movies and on the racks of value village. However, I’m also inspired by the styles of my friends, bold colours and art.
What in your closet can you not live without?
My grandmother’s black sequined cut-off tube top from the 80’s, she passed this down to me along with a gold halter-top made entirely of tiny metal pieces, extremely heavy, but so sick.
What incited you to become interested in fashion?
A mixture of things, but when I was an itty bitty, I spent a lot of time playing dress up. I would put on my grandmother’s black Ferragamo heels, her vintage Valentino sunglasses and one of my many princess dresses. I would then dress up my Barbie to match. We were an unstoppable pair, except when Ken would choose to marry Raggedy Anne instead of us. Seriously, what an asshole.
What is your favorite trend right now? Of all time?
Right now, I really like Lady Gaga, who in my mind sets a trend of her own called CRAZY!!!
My favourite trend of all time would have to be super high heels; beautiful to look at, but torturous to wear.
What was your worst fashion choice? Elaborate…
… Baby Phat shoes. White leather with accents of taupe alligator skin to make ‘em really POP. Yikes.
Are there any high fashion pieces that you covet?
A kelly green chiffon dress (crystal belt around the natural waist) by Alexander McQueen in his 2005/06 winter collection.
Favorite designer/store? How do you feel about designer labels as opposed to everyday brands?
Currently, Alexander McQueen. Not only does he present some of the most gorgeous clothes, but he does it with such creativity and grace. However, I will always appreciate Yves Saint Laurent and his impeccable gowns.
To be honest, I don’t own a lot of actual name brands, instead I am a definite thrift shopper. This includes taking trips to value village, raiding my dad’s closet and making use of my grandmother’s beautiful vintage gear.
What’s your take on the fashion industry generally only using extremely thin girls?
Everyone is built differently. If a girl pops out and grows up to be nearly 6 feet, 100 pounds and gorgeous, well good for them! Born to be a model, right? Beauty is obviously important when it comes to modelling, but who is to say that a bigger body isn’t a beautiful one? As a society we get to dictate what is considered the ‘norm’. In a perfect world every type of body could be showcased without question. Short, ultra-tall, curvy… what I’m really trying to say is that I wished that a girl weighing 130 pounds on the runway wasn’t considered plus size.
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