My fondest memory of Jenny stretches back to 2010. I was a mere fifteen year old then, choosing my subjects for my senior years. Deliberating as to whether I continue Maths or not, an outspoken girl waltzed up to me and interrupted abruptly “I dropped maths, and I’m Asian. So you definitely can”.
After her bold and influential statement I did exactly that, and a new friendship blossomed.
Years later Jenny and I ended up sharing the difficulties of the retail life. Coincidentally working two doors down from each other she would interrupt me whilst I was serving a customer with the latest news about a Commes des Garçons wallet or how she managed to make her lunch that day. Her quirky personality was evolving, simultaneously with her style. I’ve always admired how she dressed as it was so different and experimental.I thought I would get behind the lens again and actually try and hone my photography skills (stick with me as I am used to photographing only architecture and urban landscapes!).
What/Who influences your style most?
Hm, I find inspiration from my parents – my dad is a hipster and my mum is obsessed with Italian ateliers. I also follow the models Hanne Gaby Odiele, Kiko Mizuhara and the fashion blog Streetfsn.
Top 5 essential items in your wardrobe?
My Prada handbag, Romance Was Born bomber jacket, Sneakers (all of them I can’t choose), Prada sunglasses and my Adidas t-shirts.
What type of music are you listening to at the moment?
At the moment I’m listening to a lot of Hip Hop and RnB playlists on Spotify, in particular old school stuff. I listen to a lot of Aaliyah and Wu Tang.
Where do you shop around Sydney?
In Sydney I just shop in the city. I have a lot of friends who work at stores there, so I’m always passing by to say Hi and I end up buying stuff. Last three shops I bought stuff from were Adidas, Topshop and Uniqlo.
What are you studying/plan do with your life?
I am currently studying journalism at UNSW, and I’m really enjoying it as far as enjoying Uni goes. I’m not going to be a journalist though. I think that the skill set that I’ve learnt is incredibly valuable, regardless of the industry and career path I take. I don’t have an overarching title that I’m chasing in my career, but smaller goals. I imagine that I’ll dabble in public relations and different aspects of the arts industry. I’ll also probably take over my mother’s interior decorating firm, as she prepares to retire in the long run.
That sounds like a well thought out plan. Can you elaborate on these smaller goals you would like to achieve?
Well, when I was little I wanted to be a teacher and I feel like I’ve lived that through tutoring HSC students the past two-three years. I feel like now I can let that to rest. Another goal would be to live overseas for a year or something. And I want to work for a publisher in some aspect as well.
I hope you guys enjoyed this small insight into one of the persons who inspire me in my life. If you do, then I will interrogate my friends more and work harder on my photography and photoshop skills!