The Graces of Grace Camacho

Grace Camacho, 26, writes fashion pieces for She sat down with me to discuss what it is about fashion that she loves so much. Her black hair is perfectly tossed, sleek black-quilted-jacket and fitted black pants, black shoes with a slight heal finish her well-appointed outfit.

“I’m laid back today.”

When asked about the shoes she said, “This is as flat as I’m going.”

“Clothes talk,” Camacho says; her passion is fashion. When I asked her to elaborate, she pointed out my shoes, a pair of Rainbows, and then my jacket.

“Your outfit says you’re laid back,” she said as she gestured. “You don’t have anything important today, but the jacket suggests you plan on staying out later.” Wow. That’s spot on. The way she sees clothes is how the rest of us might look at a painting.

Half way through the interview she stopped me and asked, “Do you ever ask yourself if you died today would you want to be wearing that?”

I told her that I don’t know many people that do but her comment made me think am I always presenting an image that I agree with Fashion is important.

“We are our own brands,” she said. She went on to explain that clothes are the first thing people see and how you dress represents you. It is not something that you can just discount other people judge you on your style even if they do not mean to so why shouldn’t you.

“I like every stage of the human struggle,” she said, and clothes are one way that Camacho interacts with that story. If a way a person dresses is a representative of there being then by looking at a person’s dress you can see some of that story.

Camacho’s major is communications; she hopes her love of fashion can be dovetailed into advertisement or journalism.

“Advertisements are centered towards men, ” she said. “I want to do ads where the power doesn’t come from sex.”

She says it is too easy to do ads based solely on sex appeal and she hopes to help empower people in other ways. Show that there is more to being human than just how you look.

She said her power comes from her experience and age.

“I am finally going to be the person I thought I was,” she said. “Dressing helps me do that.”

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