Hey everyone! My name is Emily Tran and I am a fashion and beauty enthusiast. I’m currently a student at Washington State University studying marketing and public relations. My career aspirations are in the realm of branding, digital marketing, creative design, and project management… for the fashion and cosmetic industry, of course.
Tori and I met over the summer while catching some late night Pokémon. We have a lot of mutual friends and our boyfriends have been cool for years, yet Pokémon ultimately brought us together haha! Since then, Tori and I reconnected over social media and I got to know her through her YouTube videos and blog posts. I was super impressed by her creative designs, work ethic, and sense of style. It’s amazing to meet someone with similar interests because it’s all love and empowerment for one another. To say the least, she’s a gem and I can’t wait to collab the next time she visits Seattle! Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog, Tori! Keep up your great work!
My interests in fashion and makeup originated when I was a ballet dancer in elementary school. I loved wearing extravagant costumes and red lipstick but my parents restricted it to dance recitals only. I always ended up finding loopholes though, by convincing my aunts and uncles to buy me cheap kids makeup. Maybe this also sparked my rebellious ways… or entrepreneurial spirits? Who knows.
Fast-forward to middle school, I started posting lip-sync music videos on YouTube with my friends. Our horrible impressions of Lady Gaga made me realize how much I enjoyed creating videos. From there, I discovered look books and beauty tutorials, which encouraged me to start a channel inclusive of all my passions. Fashion, education, lifestyle, and beauty.
At first, I was nervous about re-launching my channel because I worried immensely about the opinions of others. What really encouraged me to move forward was my experience in school. As a college student, I’ve witnessed many people resort to professions they are unhappy with due to the fear of failure. Although, life is all about learning and growing. My channel is still in its very early stages but I have a few upcoming projects in the works. Even though I’m still learning the ropes of filming and editing, it’s such a great feeling doing what makes me happy.
- My first style secret is distressed t-shirts. Lately, I’ve noticed oversized tee’s paired with thigh high boots trending all over social media. Before you spend $50+ on Yeezy merch, try this out! All you need is an oversized graphic tee, bleach, a spray bottle, and a pair of scissors. I’d recommend checking out Goodwill for vintage concert t-shirts at great prices. Once you have your graphic tee ready, the concept is simple. Fill the spray bottle with bleach and go all out. Use your scissors to create rugged holes for the distressed look. Then to top it off, wash the shirt in cold water and let it dry. TAAAA DAAAA! Yeezy vibes for a fraction of the price.
- My next tip pertains to makeup setting spray. If you want your highlight to be fleeky, spritz your brush before dabbing it into the product. One of my friends taught me this technique when applying highlight to my cheek bones. It’s a game changer. The setting spray packs more product onto the brush and keeps your highlight glowing without being too cakey. My personal favorite is the fix plus spray by MAC. It’s also great with keeping your makeup lasting all day and night.
- My last piece of style advice is important. Always ensure you have a section in your closet dedicated to professional clothing. In the occasion of an interview or a business casual event, don’t stress over not having anything to wear. Instead, equipped your wardrobe with the three main staple pieces. A well-fit blazer, black slacks, and a pair of comfortable heels or flats. With these staple pieces you can dress it up or down, depending on your blouse and how you accessorize. I personally enjoy shopping for business attire at H&M because it’s affordable yet trendy.