Sunday, April 3, 2011

Who's that Girl? - Araceli Oldskullforever

The Who's that Girl? feature is about beauty, passion, brains, style and attitude. The latest Who's that Girl doesn't run short on any of thee qualities especially attitude. Araceli is a sassy 28 year old Latino living in the United Kingdom. Heavily inked, stylish and strong willed Araceli is a bold personality with a brazen sense of style and cheeky sense of humour.

Growing up wasn't easy for Araceli. Her father left when she was very young, leaving her mother and my grandmother to raise her. Whilst it wasn't the ideal situation Araceli believes it helped shaped the  strong and independent person she is today. Araceli's grandmother was a huge inspiration in her early years, teaching  her to sew, knit, bake,  and cook.  Araceli's grandmother was one the first to inspire her to follow a path in fashion. Araceli later did follow this dream and become a fashion designer. Araceli has her own clothing brand Old Skull Forever "Dirty Apparel for Rockers and She devils".

As well as working 24/7 on her clothing brand she also manages Extreme Needle Tattoo Studio in Leicester Square, London.While Araceli does a lot of modelling for her clothing and tattoo related press she definately doesn't see herself as a model. Her clothing brand is 100% her baby and her passion. Araceli's greatest aspiration is to get to a point where her company runs itself and she can slow down and enjoy life a bit more. 

"I'm very proud of myself already, coming from a background like mine to make it this far is a pretty big feat."

 What do you admire in other women? 
"I love hard independent girls! Who believe in what they do a 100% ."

Who would you say is your style icon? 
"That is very difficult to answer.  Over the years I have been influenced by so many things (ghetto culture, tattoo culture,1940s/50s fashion, rock n roll, punk the list is endless) I think it really reflects in my image and style and you can also see the influence it's had my clothing designs too! "

When did you become involved in modelling and what do you love about it? 

"You always get modelling offers/jobs , if you are a person we a strong image , the best think about is when you get to travel and meet new people."

What's your take on life and what advice would give any of your fans?

"Life is like a cock when it gets hard …just f**k it!!!"

 "I'm a Latina bitch who came here to chew bubblegum and kick ass.... and I'm all out of bubblegum.." 

 Araceli is ballsy, tough and passionate. Her attitude is one of the things that I admired straight off the bat when I came across her.With her strength and confidence I'm sure we will see a lot more from her in the future. 

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