Sofia’s quite an enigma. She’s really girly: ballet since young, a signature cat-eye winged eyeliner look, and a dog lover (“The love of my life is Hugo, my extremely handsome miniature long-haired dachshund who’s a notorious pizza thief!”). And then she has all these interests that don’t quite fit the feminine archetype: she’s studying Game Art and Design (“My parents don’t bat an eye when I stay up till 3am playing games!), she’s obsessed with anything and everything to do with the Lord of the Rings franchise (“I’m a fanatic; I dissect every minute detail of the extended movie versions, play the soundtrack non-stop and have a shrine of LoTR swag.”) and she’s into sailing (“Master and Commander is next on my reading list and the latest pirate-themed Assassins Creed game is balanced atop my PS3.”).
Her multi-faceted and effervescent personality is impressive, and it reflects in her personal style, which is a youthful and vibrant mix of feminine (a draped, wrap skirt, a pink lip) and fierce (a leather-sleeved jacket and yes, those are flip flops she’s wearing so nonchalantly). Sofia names the French Vogue team as her key influences, their signature, uniform style being a look she aspires to. Her fashion interests also go beyond the surface – the talented student is involved in the start-up of an eyewear line called Hoola. Phew, where does she find all that time! So if she could have a nice dinner, who’d she invite? “J. R. R. Tolkein, hands down! I’d get the inside scoop on Middle Earth. I’d also invite George Lucas and the heads of Bioware and beg them for an internship,” she enthused, unsurprisingly. “I’d make Hugo wear a cape and use his awesome Jedi mind tricks to get them to say yes,” she deadpanned. This girl is something.
This is a Shentonista project for Common Thread.