Dearest Eleven Magazine viewers,
We’re excited to introduce a new series of weekly guest writers to our blog and we hope you are too! The goal is quite simple; include a unique perspective from our guest writers that we could not provide you.
For our very first week we’ve decided to break the monotony of our boy’s club and include a woman’s perspective. Enter Yena Kim, a 22-year-old fashion designer in womenswear enrolled at NYC’s Fashion Institute. With such a pretty face, us gentlemen at Eleven Magazine couldn’t help ourselves from drooling out a few questions pertaining to the finer, more curious things in life…
11: Ms. Kim, just what in fact are you listening to right now?
Yena: I’m listening to myself type, but more often than not, I listen to Laura Marling.
11: Who has influenced your sense of style?
Yena: Balenciaga (Nicholas Ghesquiere) is up there. Felipe Oliveira Baptista is another one. Silvano Gerani and Guiliana Marchini from Iceberg are also quite awesome.
11: Is a mustache ever inappropriate?
Yena: I think a mustache is very appropriate on the right man with the right do.
11: What is your favorite pair of shoes?
Yena: I actually lost my favorite pair of shoes, they were white glazed pointed wingtips. I doubt I’ll ever find one in my size ever again.
11: Do you believe fashion is important?
Yena: Fashion is very important. As long as humans have eyes, I doubt it will ever stop being important.
11: What rules of fashion do you never break and which do you break?
Yena: For some reason I always wear at least one article/accessory that’s black. I don’t necessarily consider that a rule, more of a personal habit. I also avoid UGGs and Sketchers like a vampire avoids sunlight. No thanks! I do break the rule of never mixing gold and silver. That’s a dumb rule.
11: This topic has been on the radar numerous times as of late so we have to ask, what are your thoughts on man-bags?
Yena: I think manbags are fantastic. In fact, I think it’s a shame when a man is snazzily clad in a tailored suit and they’re rockin’ a one-shoulder backpack. I’ve seen countless manbags that aren’t threatening to the heterosexual image.
11: We may have to go on record to suggest we didn’t pay you to speak highly for manbags. In the case of a sans manbag wearer, what’s the first thing you notice in another person’s outfit?
Yena: I look at whatever the dresser intended me to look at when they dressed themselves. If they’re wearing fluorescent yellow tights, my eyes would probably follow through to the tights. If a person isn’t wearing anything interesting, I’d probably concentrate on facial hair or the size of their pores.
11: Oh god, I hope you’re not starring at the size of my pores. Alright, think fast… If you were running for President, what would your slogan be?
Yena: “Vote for me and I will make all your wildest dreams come true,” (Pedro style).
11: Gotta love Napoleon Dynamite! Speaking of curls, would you rather have a Jerry Curl or a Mullet?
Yena: As much as i want to say Jerry Curl, I’ve been attracted to men with well-fashioned mullets in the past. It’s not something I’m proud of but dang, there’s just something about ’em.
11: One vote for the Mullet! Not bad. Well Yena, we all thank you very much. We have no doubt that you’ll provide very insightful information for our male readers and agreeable arguments for our female supporters.
As you enjoy more words from Yena Kim this week, let it be known that we are looking for more guest writers! So, if you have an outspoken friend or believe that you have compelling topics to share, don’t be shy. Drop us a bit of love (or hate if you’re in the mood) at firstname.lastname@example.org
The boys at Eleven Magazine