I think watching ‘90s Nickelodeon and Disney Channel movies as a kid is what did it for me. I know it’s totally not punk rock (haha!) but Zenon, Raven Baxter, and Clarissa Darling were legit my first fashion inspirations/heroes and made me want to try different combinations and styles. And I guess I’ve just always been really interested in clothes – I remember one of the only highlights for me when I attended public school was getting to plan my outfits for the week (and they were pretty weird, even then! Haha.)
I started at age 8! I know most people wouldn’t think that a child could grasp the idea of where their food actually comes from, but I remember asking my mom to explain the whole process to me (she grew up on a farm!) and afterwards I decided that eating dead animals just wasn’t something I wanted to do. My family and I were never heavy meat eaters to begin with, and I had also just been diagnosed with an allergy to fish around this time, so that made the transition to being full-on vegetarian even easier!
3. Were you given a hard time for being vegetarian, or was your family supportive?
My family, as always, were totally supportive. My mom and siblings actually went 100% veggie when I did! My peers at school and even some teachers were super critical and nasty about it though. There was this one lunch lady who mocked me every time I ordered PB & J on hamburger day – it was ridiculous!
4. Fashion and vegetarianism go hand-in-hand. Do you avoid real fur and leather or are open-minded with fabrics?
I guess I’m a teensy bit opened-minded? I own a few pairs of second-hand Doc Martens, but overall I don’t really dig leather (or even leather-look) clothing, so it’s not that hard for me to avoid it. I also prefer faux fur over the real stuff for all the fluorescent & pastel colors that it comes in.
5. Do you have any pets? If so, what are their names & what type of animal are they? If not, which pet would you want to have?
Sadly, I don’t! L As soon as I move out of our apartment and get a steady job I really want to get a pug. I think they’re the cutest and sweetest little dogs ever!
I guess anything that I’d be able to put my crafting skills to use in would be a dream for
me. I’d also love to run my very own clothing store someday!
Sweet potato chips and donuts with lots of sprinkles are what I can’t resist. If I’m in the vicinity of either one I will most likely devour it ALL.
8. Outfits can be planned out so perfectly! Have you ever had a day where you go out & the outfit just wasn't working?
Yeah, totally! The last time was probably recently – I’m not able to remember it specifically though! I usually bring along an extra something if I’m feeling a bit uneasy about an outfit (like a cardigan, different pair of socks/tights, even shoes!) just in case I decide that I hate it and want to change it up a bit. That probably sounds way fussy to most people, but I can’t help being super particular about my outfits. ;___;
9. In your opinion, which season has the best clothing?
Fall, definitely! Because sweater weather is better weather. o.~
10. If you could go back and live in any time, which time would you go back to & why? And thinking of the vegetarian options from that time, what do you think that you'd eat?
Is it weird that I actually never really thought about this? I suppose I’m (mostly) content with the time that I’m living in now. But I guess if I had to choose one it would be sometime in the mid to late ‘70s, mainly because I would have liked to witness the punk thing first hand! and also because I don’t think my diet would have to change that much, either. I’m not into all the super-processed faux meat products that are the norm nowadays. I like good old fashioned tofu on its own! J
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