Greetings from New York City, well actually Queens, My name is KIKA. I study Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, I find a lot of inspiration for my work not just in Fashion because that's not what life is about...I also look into art, interior design, video games and whatever a prentious, bitter, wannabe from France would choose to look to make herself seem more interesting as an individual.
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Friday, August 16, 2013
Carmen Carrera for W Magazine: What she teaches us about today's generation.
I live for Carmen Carrera. She's an inspiration and she's a fighter. She deserves all the love and attention from her fans because she is open about her transition and transformation. I respect her a lot. She really raises the platform and dignity for transgendered people out there. She isn't perceived as some freak or confused person. Maybe it's because she is naturally beautiful, but she doesn't deserve to be bashed as some one who was cheating as a drag queen when she was featured on Ru Paul's Drag Race Season 3. She had every chance to be a contestant on that show.
I think we need more exposure of people like Carmen because there are still a lot of people who are uninformed or uneducated about transgendered people. Being a straight white female, I wasn't educated about transitioning male and females. I was exposed to some gay culture in my childhood and when I entered high school, I had a reality check. I went to a fashion high school and the population of students were mostly straight females or gay men. I was definitely cool to meet new people and learn about their backgrounds, but I didn't look at them for their sexual preferences. If you ever meet someone who flaunts their sexuality, its' still not right to assume their preferences as a target. I've made the mistake of doing so and I realized I was part of the ignorance. And I felt embarrassed about it at first, but I learned to understand the differences between gay, transgendered, and androgynous. In my opinion it's fine to ask questions and be curious. In a way, being curious about something your unfamiliar is a good thing. You don't want to be passive and assume that whatever you perceive the person to be is the right thing to do. Carmen is open about her journey on transitioning and she still gets negative attention from people posting images of her and tagging her as "Can you believe this is a guy?" Although on one hand it's shocking for some people who are uninformed about transgendered individuals, it can be offensive and just downright rude. The sad truth behind society is that there will always be ignorance and people who don't care to look beyond their perception. And it's completely normal, but it's important to give more people a chance to understand not to judge people.
Hello, Kittens! My name is KIKA. I am 21 years old. A recent graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology. And I have officially become a Free Lance Fashion Designer. Like many designers, I see the world through various perspectives and I am greatly inspired by many things. Other than the trends and the history of fashion, I fancy video games, art and cutesy stuff that brings me back to a nostalgic era where looking through rose colored glasses was my motto of life. I am working on developing my brand to make it as close to how I want it to be in my dreams.
I design for women who aren’t afraid of their style or personality. A woman should be proud of where she came from, but who she is now. I am obsessed with color and subtlety and minimalism is just not me. Maybe for others, but I believe you can walk into a room and bring attention to others with out saying a thing. The social butterfly, the dinner party enthusiast and museum aficionado are the kind of women I am inspired by.