POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #33
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1. What got you into making YouTube videos, specifically lifestyle fashion?
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2. What people intrigue you or inspire you to pursue YouTube and fashion?
I think I am most inspired to create content for my social media platforms when I see people doing what they are passionate about and love. My style is heavily influenced by my mood, the weather, and my muses I usually find on Instagram or YouTube.
I am most intrigued by people who have the ability to express themselves within what they wear, and wearing an outfit with confidence. Confidence has been a huge journey for me, so to see others doing just that is awesome to see.
3. How would you define your style of videos?
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4. What do you hope your audience will gain or feel when watching your videos or viewing any of your work?
I think this is strongly dependent on each piece of work. If a specific video I have created has a deeper, underlying message, I'll usually write a brief description about it. For example, one of my recent videos 'UNI/COLLEGE LOOKBOOK #4' was edited in testament to girls (as International Girls Day was earlier this month). I included clips from the Disney film; Mulan, to highlight a Chinese woman defying gender stereotypes associated with what a woman can and cannot do, as defined by men. Disney played a large part in most of our childhoods, so Mulan was one of few strong female figures (which is empowering on its own) - but she also represents (despite being an animation) a WOC in a very white-washed industry. To further my sentiment, I included solely female singers for each outfit. The fact that I struggled to find female artists that I listen to for my video, says something in itself.
I also recently released an online magazine, Easy Mag, which I dedicated to creatives. Creatives is such a vast word - which is why I chose it. It was aimed at anyone. I hoped for anyone and everyone to be able to draw inspiration from rising and established young creatives in the fashion, film, photography, music, etc. industries.
But as a general note, I hope my audience will gain inspiration from my videos - in their style, producing their own content, and further self-education.
5. What is your favorite video you have made so far?
Definitely my 'TARA TRAVELS || USA HIGHLIGHTS' video. It holds a lot of memories for me from my one month trip along the east coast of the States in December 2015/ January 2016 with my family. I also spent a very long time editing and perfecting the video. I feel a sense of nostalgia every time I watch it.
6. How far do you plan to take your work? Whether its in the YouTube community or not, any goals?
I don't have a definitive, set time plan. I think I'll keep working till I don't want to do it anymore. However, I definitely see myself continuing on multiple social media platforms over time, expanding the types of content I produce. I don't want to restrict myself to a specific type of content. I do love making YouTube videos and I probably won't stop for a while as I find a large sense of enjoyment and fulfillment from the filming and editing process of creating videos. As for goals, I guess just doing work that makes me happy and proud.