I'm going to be a Cornellian! I had no expectations when I applied to Cornell but dreams do come true. I always had people believing in me but it wasn't until I received that letter that I, too, began believing in myself. I will be following my dream of going into the fashion industry by majoring in Fiber Science & Apparel Design (the management track) at the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. If there is one piece of advice I would give to incoming high school seniors it would be to not sell yourself short. SHOOT FOR THE STARS! I know that that is an incredibly cliche saying but it is 100% true. JUST DO IT! I guess I'm full of cliches tonight... Bonne nuit, mes amis!
Me with the beautiful, iconic Cornell clock tower behind
Like I stated in my previous post, this week is Senior Week where we seniors dress up. Today was ABC (Anything But Clothes) Day. Because I spent so much time and effort working on my Holly Golightly outfit for Character Day, I did not participate. I did, although, see some pretty incredible creations throughout the day. In the picture below, you will see my peer, Esther, in a newspaper dress. I was in awe. I could tell the dress was well made. And the bow was such a perfect touch!
This week at my school is Senior Week! That just means that every day we are assigned different categories to dress up. Yesterday was Character Day and I went dressed as Holly Golightly from "Breakfast at Tiffany's." She is the epitome of elegance and I was absolutely thrilled to be her for a day. Everybody who knew who I was loved it.
(Earrings- Forever 21, sunglasses- Coach, necklace- Burlington Coat Factory, hair piece- Burlington Coat Factory, gloves- Party City, dress- Ross/sewed black fabric.)
My friend, Meg, and I decided to start dressing in spring clothes a little early this year. Since the weather permits and since we are so close to springtime, I decided it was acceptable. Meg decided to put the focus on her beautiful blue statement necklace and pair it with a neutral top and sandals. It's simple and classic. I, on the other hand, decided to wear a brightly colored outfit. The chevron skirt paired with a solid fuchsia top is perfectly quirky and fun. As you begin to fall into the winter blues, try to come up with new ideas for outfits for the upcoming warm weather. Spring is always my favorite and I cannot contain my excitement! Bonne chance, mes amis!
(Me: Top- Old Navy, skirt- Francesca's, sandals- Aldo. Meg: Necklace- JoAnn's, top- Old Navy, capris jeans- Target, sandals- Target.)
I seem to get inspired at night... Especially on week nights. I wonder what my teachers would say about that when I would tell them: "No, Mr. Fill-In-The-Blank, I'm not tired because I stayed up watching reruns of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians;' I'm tired because my brain decided to create something magical: an idea." What if, somehow, when we are born, God would give us a list of what is going to happen to us in the future. Who we would meet, who we would be, where we would go. Wouldn't that make life just so much easier? Our decisions would be made for us because God would know what would be good for us. I guess that would just take the creativity out of life... But it's interesting to think about.
I'm struggling at the moment, thinking about my future. I am a high school senior, about to enter the real world. What is the right path? I wish that wasn't a rhetorical question. Should I be a writer, a designer, or an artist? How can I make an impact on the world? I know I want to leave my mark; I know I was born for a reason. But what reason? I just wish I knew.
And as I begin to close, may I leave you with this very relevant quote: