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Small Town Boy With Big City Dreams // NYFW CONTEST

by Elliott A., Gender Bender from Atlanta, United States

40 comments · 3 · August 21, 2013


Elliott Alexzander - H&M Baby Pink Angora Sweater, H&M White Lace Leggings, Jeffrey Campbell Black Velvet Heels - Small Town Boy With Big City Dreams // NYFW CONTEST
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  1. Baby Pink Angora Sweater


    , in H&M Sweaters
  2. White Lace Leggings


    , in H&M Leggings

Hello everyone! I am so excited to present to you all a House of Alexzander best!

A Bit About the Look:
This look is all FEMME, featuring the pink Angora Sweater famously worn by my darling Lana Del Rey in a recent H&M campaign. The moment I saw Lana in this sweater singing "Blue Velvet" on YouTube I had to have it. I searched the internet endlessly because the H&M web-store was SOLD OUT!!! Needless to say I had one other option. I searched every H&M within a 75 mile radius of my home and after 3 different malls... THERE IT WAS. Of course it was a large, but I did not care. I snatched that gem up and made a dash to check out. As usual there was a line so I thought to myself, "Well, I am already here so might as well look around." That's when love happened. I saw the most amazing, neatly folded lace leggings from across the store. I looked at my sweater, then back to the leggings. SHAZAM! Pure fashion romance. Now you don't think I would just thrown on any pair of heels with this outfit do you? Of course not! Thats why I didn't hesitate to slip on my favorite pair of heels. Jeffrey Campbell Black Velvet Litas. IT WAS PERFECT.

#angora #H&M #pink #fem #jeffreycampbell #lanadelrey #contest #nyfw

Why It's My Dream To Attend NYFW:

I will be turning 21 at the end of September. Since graduating high school I have really been at a loss as to what I want to do for the rest of my life. Cosmetology, music and photography are all things I love and have an interest in, but somehow I keep second guessing any of those options. Finally, one day at work an older lady came to my register to purchase her goods and asked me if I was in school or going through any kind of training. I responded, "Well, what for?" She replied, "Do you want to know a secret?" Fascinated I nodded my head yes. Then she leaned in and whispered, "To find your passion, think about what you are good at. Then find out which one of those things take the least amount of effort. Make that your career and you will never grow tired, never lose interest and always succeed!"

Since that day, her words spun around in my head like a tornado. Eventually it hit me. One morning while getting ready for work I was stumbling around half asleep in my closet. I had been out late the night before so I was a bit drained and sleep deprived. I threw on some clothes and headed out the door. When I get to work, immediately two of my co-workers complimented me on my outfit. I thanked them and just kept about my day. However, all day long I kept receiving compliment after compliment about my shoes, my sweater, my hat or my whole look! So much so that I actually started to LOOK at what I had snatched out of the closet and threw on this morning. Thats when I knew. Fashion and style are my passion. The moment I got home from work, I tear open my closet and start grabbing things. I begin matching this with that and trying things on, imagining certain things in different colors. I even alter a couple of things. All of a sudden my stomach growls like I have never heard it growl. I look at the clock and it's 3:27 A.M. I haven't eaten or showered and I have work again the next morning. I know, that fashion and style will be (and are) my life.

After lots of thinking I have discovered so much about my own personal style and how it relates to my character. As a gender fluid individual naturally I am inspired by men and women's wear. I decided to let my guards down and began expressing the idea of mixing male and female fashions. When I did this, it was heaven. I gained self confidence that I never had before. I began to love myself for what and who I was becoming. For the first time ever, I felt truly inspired. Joining Lookbook has been amazing. All of the users are so friendly and encourage my fresh and unusual style sense. Normally guys in high heels and make up get laughed at and bullied. Being a part of lookbook is helping me grow even more into an amazing individual. Getting the chance to witness NYFW would be an amazing experience. However, going to NYFW with the creators and friends from lookbook... for me that woudl be like going with family. I am just a small town boy from America's backwoods with NYFW dreams. I have never even seen the beach more or less a huge city full of culture and life! If I was chosen for such an experience, well, it would be the best experience of my life.

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Rabbit Heart
You look amazing, I think you are really talented <3 Pursue your dream and never give up =) !

P.S. those secret words of the lady you´ve met...perfect! now I have them stucked on my mind as well =)
Elliott Alexzander
Thank you so much! Its encouragement like this that keeps me going! Honestly, it means the world to me.

I wish the same lady would come back to shop where I work so I could thank her and tell her what I have discovered. :)
Sarah Bakht
I love your story of why you should attend NYFW. I love that lady's advice! Maybe someday I'll be able to convince myself to take that advice. Btw, the JC heels are adorable! :)
Elliott Alexzander
Thank you so much!!!!
Its the best advice I have ever gotten honestly so I'm glad to share it.
My JCs are my favorite!!!
Drin Lopez
what an amazing story :")
You're so amazing Elliot
I Love your style :)
Elliott Alexzander
Thank you so much! That means a lot to me :)
Maya S
Love the sweater! I've had my eye on it since the Blue Velvet video, Awesome look.
Elliott Alexzander
Its one if my favs!!! Thanks doll, xoxo
Paula MG
this is so cool pink look with lace leggins - wow! and I wish your dream come true
Violet Allen-Glass
OMG I have this sweater! you look so good in it!
Elliott Alexzander
Hahahaha! Its one of my favorites!!!
Abdrahim Msiah
Ooooommmmggg <3 Love this look Elliot : Totally i'm in love <3
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Justin T
I love everything about this post!
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