Tell us a general picture about yourself.
I’m half Japanese half Brazilian; born and raised in Brazil. Moved here to Canada seven or eight years ago. I currently study fashion marketing at LaSalle College and what got me into fashion was a mixture of factors. I was studying something I didn’t like (politics) and my friend Luis was studying fashion and I was very interested when he would talk to me about what he was learning at school and ended up convincing me to study fashion at school but he dropped out when I started.
Also, I would always- well I still do it- I would always watch people in the streets. I like to walk a lot and when I see outfits that catch my eyes I try to ask myself, “why did this person choose to wear this outfit today? Why did they pick these colours?” I try to put myself in their position and figure out what was their thinking process when choosing what to wear.
If you were to describe your own personality, what would you say?
I’m a very shy person. I suck at talking about myself. Talking about my personality- I know I’m an introvert. I did this personality test for a class I took and my personality type was called mediator, it’s more of a person who thinks a lot and needs their space. I can relate a lot with that. These people are also usually into art or poetry. I was told William Shakespeare and Johnny Depp had the same personality as me- although, I don’t know if it’s true, haha.