October 11th, 2016: She Is All So She Alone Can End All
I taught myself a lot of Premier Pro so I could edit the RCFU video. I skipped AFAM and Philosophy for that. The rest of the day was extremely uneventful but I felt good because I felt like I had done a good job with the video. Phoebe told me that she wants us to always be friends. I don’t know if that means we can never be anything more or if we could be together and be friends but I’m just going to try and get over her.
Cinema was so uneventful it hurt. I got a text from Phoebe about going to the village but as I was extremely broke I turned her down. Since I was also trying to avoid her all week anyway. I decided not to go to my classes and work on the video. It was fun and very relaxing. I finished and then went to Shafer and then went to cinematheque to pop up to sign in. I went back to my room after and hung out for a bit.
Phoebe asked if we were good. I hit her with some stupid shit. Then she says that we’re off. I feign ignorance heavily. She doesn’t want me to not want to hang out with her but I could never want that since I like her so much. She’s glad that I want to hang out with her but wishes I didn’t care. I tell her that I have the capacity to never talk to her again but she doesn’t want that and that’s why I don’t do it. She tells me she wants us to always be friends. I super clarify that that is her desire. She says yes and I thank her. I’m not really sure if her word holds more weight this time around but I have to trust that that’s what she wants unless she does otherwise. She then asks if we’re still okay even though that’s the case. I tell her that we’re fine and that I just have to fix our “offness.” She says “Ok that’s good” I don’t reply. I am indefinitely crushed. There is no upside to this at all. If I enjoyed being human and alive I would enjoy the simple fact that I can feel all these emotions but they and life are just hindrances to me so I don’t enjoy these emotions. I’m going to try to get over her. I hope both of us keep to our word this time.
Shoes you are wearing: Were her mom’s from the 80's
What you love about RVA fashion: The ratio of fashionable people to the total population of Richmond is incredible. It is obvious that lots of people pay attention to high fashion trends and everyone’s take on these trends is inspiring and always makes me smile.
A bit more about Bria: From pink tights to skinny jeans, tutus to pencil skirts and pointe shoes to stilettos, I am Bria – dancer by trade, fashionista for life.
I grew up either in or around big cities, so my style reflects the city life – always changing and evolving, eclectic, and a melting pot of different styles. Trends from the runway, menswear, European style and vintage styles all inspire my day-to-day looks.
I love to translate the high fashion trends seen in designer collections on the runway to an everyday outfit that anyone could wear. Designers such as Stella McCartney, Gucci, Jil Sander and Kenzo create collections that motivate me to take more chances with my style choices. Also, a few of my favorite brands include Topshop, Zara, and J. Crew.
I swoon over menswear. There is something so inspiring about small details like the pattern of a shirt cuff peeking out from the sleeve of a blazer or the trimming of a double-breasted shirt. I catch myself looking at menswear more than women’s sometimes; and I am always looking out for new Tommy Ton pictures. The limitation of what men can wear inspires me to play with details and experiment with androgyny.
European style is the definition of class for me. I love to copy the women’s need to play with color and accessories. Their constant need to look effortlessly elegant is such an inspiration to any outfit.
Thrifting is also a passion of mine. Searching for unique pieces to add to your wardrobe is always exciting, and I love finding the pieces that will still look fashion forward and fresh.
Richmond and VCU have one of the best fashion scenes that I’ve seen and experienced. The different styles that are in the city make me even more enthusiastic about fashion, and I love being a part of it all.