Hey all! Happy Sunday.
In case you haven't noticed, that picture is not me. That is my dear friend Elena. I'm presenting to you a new little segment that I like to call "Friend Fashions!" I have so many stylish friends and I would like to show them off to all of you! I told Elena to put on something that just feels "pure Elena" when she wears it. Enjoy this little photo shoot and interview I did with Miss Ostock. She is one of the goofiest, silliest, and kindest people I know (as you can see by the last photos.)
A few things you need to know before reading this interview: 1.) Some of my friends at college call me Swordface; I got the nickname from fighting another gal named Laura for the "rights to our name," I lost after being tackled and therefore became Swordface. Elena is still one of the people who will call me that. :) 2.) Her sleeve of tattoos, while awesome, are unfortunately not real. They are Ed Hardy temporary tattoos.
Name: Elena Michelle Ostock
Major: History and Museum Studies (with a concentration in Art -History and Studio Art ---basically, I do what I want)
Hobbies: I enjoy painting and drawing and I like to dick around in the outdoors, such as hiking, kayaking, swimming, laying outside on a sunny day, etc.) I also like to go for aimless car rides.
Favorite Movies: I've come to realize that I have bad taste in movies, considering I like pretty much any of them. My movie collection is generally the first thing people comment on when they look around my side of my room. However, my favorite movies are/include: Forrest Gump, Fight Club, Dazed and Confused, When Harry Met Sally, Juno , Little Miss Sunshine, Tangled, Pocahontas, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, etc. (Swordface just yelled at me for my long list; Good thing I didn't try to include TV shows then.)
Favorite quotes: "I'd like to quit thinking of the present, like right now, as some minor insignificant preamble to something else." - Dazed and Confused
"No good at life, but very funny sometimes with the commentary." - Kurt Vonnegut
Describe your style: I don't really know hot to define my style. To some extent, I'd say that my goal is to be unique considering many of my compatriots think that sweatpants tucked into Uggs is fashionable, I don't feel too bad about wanting to break from the heard. At any rate, I have a penchant for floral skirts, bulky sweaters, and the T-shirts from touristy locations. I buy more shoes than I wear, and I have these jackets that some days seem more badass than I am.
Favorite Places to Shop: I like to go to thrift stores a lot. I tend to buy things I will never actually wear, but that's okay. You can get cool pre-broken in T-shirts and some interesting pieces that you have to put a little bit of work into, but then you have a piece that no one else has. Other than that, I gravitate towards Target, Forever 21, and places like that. Gotta remain within the budget, you know.
Favorite Thrift Store Finds: 1.) Tourist Sweatshirt Collection from the 80's/90's. (I've got Washington D.C., Niagara Falls, Colorado, and the Grand Canyon right now) 2.) Mountain Biking T-shirt - it is the most comfortable thing ever. 3.) Blue and purple floral/paisley skirt 4.) My $2 blazer.
Biggest Fashion Mistake: Red corduroy pants old-lady pants; haven't worn them in public yet. Probably never will.
Whose style do you admire?: To some extent I feel like the girls whose style I admire the most are the ones who can do flannel shirts and hiking boots everyday. That's the kind of person I want to be. However for the sake of audience recognition and pandering in general, I'm going to go with Emma Watson. She can pull off what ever she damn well pleases; she is such a classy lady.
Plans for the summer: I will be working as a public Education Development intern at the Masachusetts of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) this summer in North Adams, Massachusetts.
How did you first meet Laura?: I met Swordface freshman year, by a happy accident. I hadn't really made any friends yet, and so at meals I forced myself to be friendly and just sit down with strangers. In the long run, the only friend I made with this strategy was Swordface, but there's nothing wrong with that.
Belt: Gift ( from Laura!)
Jacket : DEB
Shoes : Toms
Leggings: 5 Below
Thanks to Elena for being a great sport and doing this photoshoot with me! We had a blast and I'm really got to hang out - especially since she is going to be abroad in France for a whole year, starting in the fall.
I hope that everyone enjoyed getting to know my awesome and amazing friend, Elena!