Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#WeAllCan - I Can Be, Do, & Create

Holly Phan Photography
AEO Style Ambassador – Holiday 2016

American Eagle Outfitters #WeAllCan campaign celebrates each person’s unique voice and individuality. As a Style Ambassador for this Holiday Season, I wanted to share what I can do, be, and create.
1. I can be a writer:

Through blogging I publish my personal thoughts and fashion advice. I believe I can do more with writing. I can use my words to relate to those around me, empower those who identify with me, and bring perspective to those who are different than me. I can write poetry, essays, stories, and blog posts. And in the future I hope to share my writing in other platforms – magazines, newspapers, other blog sites, and maybe even books. I believe I can be a writer.

2. I can be a model: 
This is a hard dream for me to admit. I think it’s difficult for me to admit this dream because I grew up with a lack of Asian American/Pacific Islander role models in mainstream media and films.
But today I say I can be a model because I’m seeing the media landscape changing. There’s now a Disney princess who looks like me (Moana!) and brands like American Eagle are paying attention and celebrating diversity.
I say I can be a model because my friends and family say they see me as one. Now I’m learning to also see myself as one and allowing myself this dream. My appearance may not seem like the traditional model, but I believe I can be a model.  I feel so confident behind the camera and I love working with photographers and trying different shots. I’ve worked with incredible brands who have partnered with me to showcase their products - so in a way I've been a model and now I'm learning to embrace this dream and reality.

I say I can be a model because I dream of modeling for an official AEO Campaign one day – where I see myself in stores and on billboards. I dream seeing me in an ad projected into Time Square. I dream of shooting for AEO spring or summer’s online catalog’s or website.
I dream this dream for me and for any other girls out there who are just as excited that there’s finally a Disney princess who looks like them.
I dream this for girls who wonder if they are allowed to also dream to be a model, especially if they are petite or curvy or athletic or tan or dark or unique like me.
I dream for this girls who challenge standards of beauty and live to create themselves.


3. I can give love, happiness, and positive energy into the world!

I truly believe the glass is half full. I have always seen the world in a positive perspective and have continued to choose to see it that day. This holiday season I’m celebrating love, happiness, and positive vibes because it’s the season to be thankful and giving.


Outfit details:

The Coziest Winter Knits Ever - American Eagle Outfitters
Booties - Dolce Vita
Socks - Target
Purse - Kate Spade 

Thank you for reading!

Sincerely,

Emma

7 comments :

  1. Loveeee the oversized sweater! everything looks so cozy. love it!

    Sabrina | Gypsy Tan

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  2. that purse is giving my life...love it! you have great style! i can resonate with this post..i am short and plus size, but i love modeling clothes and makeup!

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    1. Aww thank you Carly! I'm so glad you can relate :)

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  3. Such a great optimistic and inspiring post! And you are super cute ��

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  4. Such an awesome campaign, and such an inspirational post. Thanks for sharing!

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