A Little Bit About Me
Hello! I’m Alessia Fionda and I am the creator of this fabulous blog that you are currently viewing. As you can tell I’m an obvious fashionista, but there is a lot more to me than just that. I am seventeen, and reside in Michigan. I have a smaller Italian family that consists of the biggest cheerleaders in my life, and I am forever thankful for that. My mother supports me in all of my endeavors and laughs at my jokes, even the not so great ones! My Dad always keeps me laughing and I have had some of the best times with him. I have one sister who has taught me more than most of my teachers, everything from to how to do my makeup to how to be a strong female who will not take crap from anyone. I love all of the people in my life very much and I wouldn’t change them in any way. But enough about them, this is a page about me *insert hair flip emoji*. Side note, I am extremely sarcastic, it is probably best that you learn this as quickly as possible, for your own well being. I have been fortunate enough to have a great life with little complaints, (even though some days I find any and all that are available to me). I am quite goofy, I’m at my best when making pure and utter silliness. I have always had a good sense of humor and I have successfully had my family laughing since I was practically in the womb. I am independent in character, a good student, and a pretty good friend. My hobbies consist of shopping, cracking jokes, watching television, and spending time with my favorite people. I have been involved in some sports, plays and some small grade circus work, (maybe that’s not all true, but I like to sound a little more interesting than I actually am). As for my future, I am going through the motions to graduate high school, which I am almost done with and thank the heavens for this. My future is not narrowed down necessarily, but I do know some directions that I want to take in my life. Ever since my illustrious dress up performances as a child, I have always wanted to be an actress. There has never been any question of what I wanted to do or be because that was it. My name in lights. Being a bright child I knew that it would not be an easy task, but it was never a question of if I’d become famous, it was when. I would love to pursue acting, although I would undoubtedly have to go to LA or New York, (not that I’m complaining), but there is also this general idea that is largely correct and logical in that a degree is required to live a great financially stable life, which puts a small delay/wrench in my dreams. On the other hand I would love to work in the fashion world. Being a designer would be amazing beyond words, as would working for a prestigious magazine. Both acting and fashion are my passions and I can only hope that one day I will be an actress, who runs their own magazine, who also designs for her own label and doesn’t die of overworking and fatigue. If there is a job opening out there for this job title and being straight out of high school is a requirement please let me know, it would save me a lot of hassle and time! The future is highly unpredictable, but I know that big things are coming for me, and I’m more than okay with that.
Fashion & Me
I have always envied and worshiped fashion since a young age. I can distinctly remember flipping through countless issues of Vogue sitting there in awe of the people and the clothes. Ever since I discovered a whole different world that was so exclusive and fabulous, I have wanted and dreamed to be a part of it, to be a part of the fashion world. Fashion has given me confidence, especially when I didn’t have a lot, and shaped me into the person that I am today. When I was younger, some kids used to tease me, and their words used to affect me. Until one day when I was about ten or eleven I decided to embrace fashion. I had found about the world of Vogue around this time and I felt like that I could be on one of pages one day. I began to dress well and develop my own sense of style. Looking back I do definitely regret wearing shorts over leggings paired with sparkly zebra print converse AND a coordinating headband, but hey, my classmates were pretty fond of it and so was I. I began to get compliments and feel better about myself. I built up my confidence and was happier at school. People picked on me less and if they did I just flipped my crimped hair and knew that they were the insecure ones not me. Fashion became a defense mechanism for me and it proved itself to be successful. This may all sound very vain, but I owe a lot of who I have become to fashion. Without it, I may still be the same insecure girl who was affected by being teased on by her peers. Whoever said, “the best accessory a girl can own is confidence” was entirely correct. I adore fashion so much because it is similar to playing dress up; you can truly transform into whoever and whatever you’d like to be. I’ve always loved and respected that. It allowed me to play the role of a confident young girl who would was going to be confident in herself no matter what anyone said. At this part in my life, I am currently playing the role of a seventeen year old girl with a minimum wage job who is just trying to ball on a budget. I am doing this with all of the confidence in the world and a pretty great wardrobe filled with things that make me feel unstoppable (that I’ve gotten for great deals, of course). My inspiration behind starting this blog was to not only share my style and to watch how it evolves and grows, but to encourage others to find their own confidence, much like I have found mine.