Abigail Snow is one of those people you notice in a crowd. As soon as I expressed to a friend my idea of interviewing some of the grrls to get a deeper look at her personal style and how she presents herself, my friend told me that I had to do an article on Abigail. And I could not agree more. Her personality shines through in her clothing like no other. I hope you enjoy getting to know this grrl a little better as much ad I did!
Grace: I know art is a big part of your life. Do you think that your artistic style affects your style of dress or makeup or vice versa?
Abigail: Definitely, when I started painting with more color I noticed I started wearing more color. My art really reflects how I am feeling at the time I’m doing it, so if I’m painting with a lot of colors, then by default I’m probably feeling colorful. As an artist, I’ve always been drawn to the more “artsy” things in life; I like to dress eclectically and aesthetically, which is how I like to paint.
G: If you had to describe your style to someone who’d never met you before, how would you describe it?
A: I would describe it as edgy pastel with whimsical, eclectic femininity. My friends describe me as a “preppy hipster with a splash of badass”. I dress put together; you would never catch me in gym shorts and a tshirt because I simply do not leave the house like that.
G: Why do you dress/do makeup this way?
A: It makes me happy, and it’s what feels right. I guess I like to dress like my personality: kinda out there but still put together, girly but with a “no nonsense” side. I’m an extremely quiet and shy person. I used to wear literally only black to try to blend in, but as I grew more confident in myself, I started dressing more uniquely because I wasn’t afraid to stand out. Now I’m wearing what I want and don’t care what people think.
G: Who is your fashion icon?
A: I’ve been through a ton of fashion icons through my years and phases, but more recently I have to say that I don’t really have one. I just kinda wear what I like. If I had to say one I would say “That Poppy”? I love her pastel, unique fashion, and I have looked up more than once where to get her clothes.
G: What is your favorite piece of clothing?
A: Ooh, that’s a tough one. I’m going to say my pastel pink lace romper. It’s feminine, but I can accessorize it with loads of black jewelry and heels or just sneakers and a leather jacket. It’s really versatile, and I feel pretty in it. Rompers are not known for doing much for the figure, but the lace is so pretty, and it’s my favorite color.
G: What always makes you feel good when you wear it?
A: There is nothing more empowering than the clicking sound of heels on a floor. That sound says, “I’m coming for you. Get ready”. I may be 5’8”, but 5 inch heels are my all time favorite shoes. My personal favorites are pastel pink suede pumps with a puff ball on the toe or my unicorn heels with a literal horn on the toe. Gotta love a shoe that doubles as a weapon.
G: What is one makeup item you could not live without?
A: Definitely pink eyeshadow, specifically Anastasia’s Modern Renaissance “Love Letter” shade. I use the matte color on my lids and then on my cheekbones as blush. It’s sweet and romantic.
G: What is your dream job?
A: My dream job is psychiatry with an emphasis in adolescent art therapy. Art is so therapeutic, and I’m really interested in psychology and psychiatry. I can work with art while helping people.
G: How important do you think appearances are in how women are perceived in the world? Do you think this is a good or bad thing?
A: I think appearances do influence how people look at you, for better or for worse. I can honestly say that, as a blonde teenage girl, it’s hard to be taken seriously and the pastel attire doesn’t help. I don’t believe women should have to change their appearances for anyone but themselves, but we live in a world that, if you want to rise up professionally, you have to dress the part. I’ve learned this truth even as an artist. If I dress “mature” then I’m able to charge more for my paintings than if I show up to a sale in pastel pink overalls.