I’m in a transitional stage of life right now, and I’m working to change myself in a variety of ways, hence “chrysalis.” Fashion and beauty for me are a fun distraction, but also part of that constant process of self-improvement.

There’s a quote I like (which I first heard in Chinese, but I’ve┬ásince seen it attributed to Helena Rubenstein or Coco Chanel) – “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.” The anti-#iwokeuplikethis, so to speak. Everything is more satisfying if you’ve had to work for it.