ashsmashcat asked:

I've read some of your work as well as some of your commentary on the process of working and I really appreciate the insight! Forgive me if this exact question was asked somewhere else, but how did you get your momentum started as a writer (especially with fashion, makeup, etc), how long was that process? Or what do you think was one of the most important steps you took?

arabellesicardi:

No I don’t think these specific questions have been asked so no worries. I am just unsure how to answer your question! What do you mean by momentum? My drive or my bylines? What do you mean by process, also? 

I think for me, interning was incredibly important for me. Incredibly important. I killed myself doing it, for sure, and arranged my schedule so intern as much as possible and took on part time jobs to break even so I could even afford to intern since I went to college out of state, but it was worth it, and I got my first international major print bylines out of it. But I have been writing for various publications since I was 15, it was only in the last year or so that I kicked it up a notch because I didn’t care about school anymore / recognized it wasn’t going to get my a job and had to figure out my own way, so I did. I’ve always had my sights set on something in the fashion industry, so I dabbled as a stylist assistant to see if I wanted to style (I don’t), makeup artist (I do), creative consultant (love that too), etc. 

I guess I am fortunate more than most because I never had to approach magazines to take a chance on me — my first bylines were always paid, they approached me, and i’ve never said yes to unpaid posts, i’ve very rarely ever been rejected (i mean, my publish rate is pretty good), editors always answer me, I usually get referred to places via several recommendations. But this didn’t come overnight. I’ve been working for several years. It’s only now that I’m out of school that is has become my main focus (and main source of income). 

sliceofbri:

guys this super cute black girl came in my store with big, beautiful, natural hair and she was showing off her new red dress and i told her “you look so beautiful, just like annie!” and she and her mom didn’t know about the new movie coming out so i showed her the trailer and she said “mommy she looks just like me!” and her smile was so fucking huge

don’t tell me representation isn’t important

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Sorry, but I don’t need any part-time people in my life. You’re either with me, or you’re not. You can’t just come and go as you please.

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pyksii:

saddeer:

I have this weird theory that some people are drawn to each other because their atoms were near each other when the universe was created and over time the same atoms keep coming back together

DID YOU JUST SCIENTIFICALLY EXPLAIN SOUL MATES?!

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boyirl:

he told me that when he met me for the first time, he thought, “in another life, this is the type of woman i should marry.”"Brooklyn Heights." Part of the Brooklyn Love Exchange. Embroidery on antique fabric. 2011Iviva Olenick

boyirl:

he told me that when he met me for the first time, he thought, “in another life, this is the type of woman i should marry.”

"Brooklyn Heights." Part of the Brooklyn Love Exchange. Embroidery on antique fabric. 2011
Iviva Olenick

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