In the summer of 2011, I started this blog with my cousin, Kurtis, and together we maintained it as photographic evidence of our rather insignificant existence in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We grew up with Jackie Chan Adventures and The Magic School Bus in the 90s, accompanied by countless hours of Pokémon and shenanigans alike. And now we're here; Alyssa somewhere in the middle between graduation and a quarter life crisisand Kurtis still busy with University and unfortunately, no longer blogging.
So here's a little bit about me. I'm a 23-year-old Chinese-Canadian girl from Edmonton, Alberta who greatly dislikes (note: bordering on hatred, but that's a strong word so let's just tip-toe around it) snow and other such cold things but so happens to live in a city where 3/4ths of the year is winter. Some of my favourite things (in no particular order) include my dog (that's an obvious one), anything related to Zelda, various anime shows, quinoa salad, Beast Wars, Suikoden II, Hershey's Cookies and Cream, mechanical keyboards, and sour cream and onion potato chips. In 2013, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry and minor in Anthropology and spent a year and a half working in a Biochemistry lab, only to drop everything to start my own e-commerce store and venture into creative direction and consulting. Through all of this, my blog has been the vessel from which I could always express my sartorial choices, personal opinions and other such intimate details in a not-so-serious manner. Note that I one hundred percent understand that "fashion blogging" is a really, really, really... unusual vestiary activity. In fact, I essentially take glamorized mirror pics (or #selfies, take your pick). But I'm okay with that. I hope you are too.
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Every post on this blog was either written by me or Kurtis under no influence from brands or commercial/monetary interests. In order to stay true and honest to our aesthetic values, we have only accepted (and continue to accept) collaborations that suit our personal taste and philosophies. Please note that all gifted items and clothes are shown with "c/o", which otherwise means "courtesy of." Also, affiliate links are occasionally used and can be distinguished by a "rstyle" URL. Using these links is entirely up to you!
NEW CLASSICS STUDIOS
Since 2013, I have been making a conscious effort to shop more selectively, ethically, and sustainably. And in October 2014, I launched an online store, called New Classics Studios, dedicated to sustainability and the ethical production of clothing. You can read more about it here.