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Alissa July

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Location
Brooklyn, NY
Member Since
Jan 2009
Alissa July, the spawn of a dancer-artist duo, was raised free-spirited and connected to nature. As a child she developed her own distinct sense of fashion punctuated by various kinds of large, old, or outrageous hats.

Alissa graduated cum laude with a BA in Politics and the Arts, and Dance. She enjoys dancing, reading novels, traveling, sewing, cooking and motorcycles. Chameleonic in character and a fast learner, she has been successful in all jobs held. She is a firm believer that if you want something badly enough, you can make it happen.

Alissa lived in India for four months, where she learned, performed, and researched the Classical Indian dance form Bharata Natyam. She plans to return to India to continue such studies in the future.

Alissa frequently has dreams of grandeur. These dreams include, but are not limited to: driving across the country, launching an antiques store, becoming a college professor, living in a tropical climate, and playing the role Velma Kelly in the musical Chicago (Alissa is virtually tone deaf. Some dreams sound better unsung.).
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I can do the worm!
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Performing in a Hindu temple in India.
How do you define cool?
I think something is "cool" if I like it.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
So far, just following my instincts.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
The crazy stuff people write about!
What is your favorite trend?
Cowboy boots!
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Think of your own reaction reading it if you weren't the one who wrote it.
How do you reset to be creative?
Drink mate tea and get some sun! Sometimes just jamming to my favorite music does the trick.
What inspires or excites you?
Traveling. You learn things about yourself and the world you never knew there was to know.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
ALIENS