WHO AM I & WHERE AM I FROM?
Hey there! My name is Emilija, I'm a 19 year old girl currently living in Canada and I have a major passion for fashion. I was born in Canada but the majority of my family is from Serbia. I try to go back every summer with my parents so I can visit my grandparents, cousins, and other relatives. As well I can speak, write, and read Serbian and I am very thankful to my parents for forcing me to learn Serbian as I was growing up. Although I am very fortunate to live in Canada because it has so much to offer, I will most likely move somewhere else after I graduate from University. I'm not sure where I'd like to move to specifically, but I know for sure it will somewhere in Europe, what can I say, I'm a European girl at heart!
WHAT SCHOOL AM I ATTENDING & WHAT AM I STUDYING?
I am currently attending Simon Fraser University where I hope to major in Psychology. I think my interest in Psychology began in high school when I took my first Psychology class. The class ended up being a lot different then what I expected it to be and it really peaked my interest. I have finished my first year of University and I am so happy I decided to go with Psychology because it's such a fascinating course and you learn so much; who knew human beings were such complex species!
WHAT ARE MY INTERESTS?
Apart from Psychology, my career interests also lie in Acting. I was really shy as a kid so my parents initially decided to put me into acting classes to get me out of my comfort zone. Eventually I actually took a liking in acting and decided I wanted to continue taking classes. I ended up getting my first agent at the age of 9 and have been going out for auditions for various TV and movie roles ever since. I have only done a few commercials, some student films, and a pilot for a TV show (that we still haven't heard from so I'm not even sure if it's still going to be aired!) I really do love acting and I hope to pursue a career in Acting. But, Acting is clearly not a very stable job so that's why I chose to study Psychology in University as a 'plan B'. I guess we'll just have to see where life takes me.
DO I HAVE A JOB?
I have worked at Topshop and Aritzia, but right now I have decided to focus on my studies at University. Since I have an agent for acting I am always going out for auditions for various roles, so hopefully I will land a role sometime soon! In that regard, I consider acting to be my job at the moment since I am focusing on improving my work by taking classes so I can be my best for auditions. I also do a little bit of modelling here and there, but nothing professional yet! It's all volunteer work.
WHERE DID MY LOVE FOR FASHION COME FROM?
I think a big part of my love for fashion came from my mom. She's such an inspiration to me and I often look to her for fashion advice and I occasionally wear some her clothes as well (hehe!) My mom was very unique in her style and she was always a trend setter. I look back at her photos from when she was a teenager and she would be wearing something that I would never even think to wear or would even look good on anyone but she pulled it off so great. My mom taught me to be myself and not worry about what other people are wearing or what others think of me. This has definitely translated into my wardrobe; I like to think of myself as an individualistic trend-setter. I wear clothes that speak to me and I don't worry myself with what every girl is wearing. Even if I happen to buy the same piece of clothing as someone else it doesn't matter; what matters most is that I feel good about myself when I wear my clothes and I stay true to myself.
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