I fell in love with the quirks of this compact and bustling city from the get-go. Being a low-key creative, I had the vision of documenting myself in artsy places in Austin, TX. I do not feel the desire to express a statement but have sat on the urge of creating a sophisticated way to transform my lookbook.
I’ve resided in Texas for the last two and half years and the climate can be unbelievably warm. But that is what makes it perfect for my project compared to my cold and snowy birthplace, Minnesota. I’ve documented my fashion back in college in the same rooms/places with some chalk-screeching captions. I kept holding back on photographing myself in public spaces while my head was in the works of resolving how I would initiate something I have wanted to do for years. Why the hesitation? Partially because I’m embarrassed of carrying my tripod. Self-conscious with a timer and clicker, without a partner AND getting stares. It’s not like anyone would want to get up early in the morning with me before the harsh sunlight draws in. I can be awkward in photos and throw the oddest poses. I started thinking over the past few months about how it would be appropriate to get the perfect Instagram husband at this stage of my project.
And I’ve decided: IDGAF. I love scavenging for murals and walls wherever I travel. My eyes wander to colorful buildings and patterns as I snap a mental image for keepsake. But there I was last July, getting started on this project which ended after one weekend. And there I was last weekend getting out of bed at 7 in the morning to get back in the grind. This took some planning after I complained about not having hobbies. My friend looked at me and said, ‘You like walls!’ (not the Donald Trump kind of wall per say).
I will surely build some confidence as time progresses.
Follow me on my mural and (non-discriminating) wall adventures in Austin, TX at @shesaidyoyo.
Location: Art For The People Gallery in Austin, TX located on 1711 S. 1st by W Annie St.
Wearing: Vince Camuto maxi dress, H&M sunglasses, Mac lipstick – Heroine, Kittsonia earrings, Forever 21 necklace, Lauren by Ralph Lauren sandals