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Fearless Friday No. 35 – Kacie, Paris and classic vogue blogger

Title: Kacie

Pronoun(s): she/her

Nationality: USA

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Present location: Paris, France

Occupation: Full time Family CEO and Blogger

Meet Kacie

Kacie wears a lavender beret and plum vintage coat and sits with a newspaper in a Parisian cafe. The wall behind her is bright blue and she's smiling looking at the camera.
Having fun with a Classic Style Journal in Montmartre, Paris (Photographer Flora Andriany, instagram @floraandrianyphotography)

Hello I’m Kacie, aka Kacie Sunshine!

I’m from Los Angeles, CA and presently dwelling in Paris, France.

I’m a TCK (Third Tradition Child, I grew up in Micronesia) and am now elevating my very own TCKs: my husband’s job has taken us all around the world (we’ve lived in Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris).

I weblog about classic vogue and journey and am at all times looking for cool classic retailers and occasions around the globe. In my spare time I’m a pinup mannequin, swing dancer, and newbie photographer.

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On Schooling

Kacie stands in a matching red beret and dress, holding a vintage purse and looking off in the distance with cherryblossoms around her.
Cherry Blossom Season, Tokyo, Japan (Photographer Stasia Matsumoto, instagram @inkimono)

Did you take part in research overseas whereas at college? For the way lengthy, and with what program? 

In faculty I studied overseas in Jerusalem for one semester. It was an American based mostly research overseas program, so I didn’t get the total worldwide college expertise, however it was a very influential time in my life. I extremely suggest learning overseas if you happen to get the prospect. I needed to make many “grownup” selections for the primary time in my life, much more so than going away to school, and it considerably broadened my worldview. 

Once I arrived in Jerusalem the town had been experiencing an extended interval of peace, however a time of civil unrest started throughout my semester. I selected to remain and end my research (I used to be secure and it was one of the best determination for me) and it helped me perceive the political scenario in that nation and what folks in nations going through civil unrest undergo each day.

It helped me perceive the privilege of my citizenship as properly and gave me perspective on many issues I took with no consideration.  

In case you studied overseas, would you suggest the expertise? (The nation, this system, the period of time, and so forth)

If in case you have the chance to check overseas anyplace, do it! College is a singular time in your life and it’s a good time to journey. It’s not solely a time whenever you be taught lots academically, you be taught lots about your self and also you make lifelong buddies. It’s a secure approach to journey and see the world as many research overseas applications have excursions and native journey as a part of their curriculum, so that you get to see numerous your host nation.  

In your opinion, what makes journey uniquely “instructional”?

Journey is instructional as a result of it exhibits you that the best way your nation does issues will not be essentially the suitable approach to do issues. Once I studied overseas I gained numerous perception into the political and social problems with my host nation and it gave me a private reference to folks in impoverished circumstances and other people coping with conflict.

After that, it wasn’t as straightforward to disregard world occasions, which I feel helped me grow to be a extra compassionate and engaged international citizen. 

Skilled Background

Kacie smiles outside a cafe in Montmarte
Having fun with Montmarte, Paris (Photographer Flora Andriany, instagram @floraandrianyphotography)

Would you say journey or dwelling overseas have impacted your profession path? How?

I’ve a Masters diploma in Social Work, and shifting overseas solely interrupted my profession path. I wasn’t in a position to full the licensure course of which meant that I’m not in a position to work overseas in that discipline.

So, I made a decision to pursue my inventive pursuits whereas we transfer round! Running a blog is one thing I can do from anyplace and permits me to place all my coaching and creativity collectively.

A whole lot of expats discover themselves doing one thing completely different from what they studied. Have you ever discovered this to be true in your expertise and if that’s the case, what are your ideas about that disparity?

One problem of being a “trailing partner” is that I gave up a profession to maneuver due to my husband’s job. After shifting and dwelling overseas for therefore a few years I not really feel that being a social employee is a part of my id.

There’s positively a way of loss that comes with letting go of a profession path I studied for and labored in the direction of, however there’s additionally a way of pleasure concerning the alternative to create one thing new.  

On Way of life

Close-up of Kacie in a dark purple kimono with a traditional accessory in her hair and in her hand. Her eyes are downcast.
Studying the sacred artwork of kimono dressing with photographer Stasia Matsumoto (instagram @inkimono)

Why do you get pleasure from touring?

I do (largely) get pleasure from touring!! Typically its difficult, however I even just like the problem and the discomfort it brings once I’m in a brand new place in some methods! I like seeing how folks reside somewhere else, studying about historical past and tradition, and understanding how cultural customs got here to be. I dislike crowds and journey delays and issues like that that almost all of us attempt to keep away from.

A lot of folks suppose touring is cool, however not one thing they will see themselves doing. What are the traits of a traveler or one who would get pleasure from dwelling overseas, in your opinion?

Flexibility is vital whereas travelling! Even if you happen to’re a planner, it’s good to have a mindset that lets go of management as a result of many issues are out of your management whereas touring. You want to have the ability to roll with the punches and never let delays or final minute modifications bum you out. 

It additionally helps to have a curious mindset.

As a substitute of claiming “Why do they do issues that means? That’s bizarre. We do issues this fashion,” say “That’s attention-grabbing. I’m wondering how that customized got here to be.” The way in which they do issues isn’t fallacious, and the best way we do issues isn’t proper. They’re simply completely different.

I imagine everybody ought to attempt touring as a result of it helps you see that points aren’t reduce and dry, it provides you compassion for different folks, and it provides you extra perspective and gratitude for what you’ve. 

Have you ever ever began a journey weblog? Why?

I not too long ago began a journey and vogue weblog as a result of I needed a inventive outlet and to have the ability to write about my experiences overseas. I additionally need to have the ability to do one thing significant that I can do from anyplace on the earth. I hope it turns into a useful resource for individuals who wish to journey in classic fashion! 

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Why does the world want journey running a blog?

Each single individual has a singular expertise and distinctive perspective and the way you expertise a spot isn’t the identical means I expertise a spot.

Journey running a blog doesn’t simply need to be sharing particulars of constructing resort reservations (and so forth), however about sharing your expertise. Your story and my story could resonate with completely different folks, and that offers us every a singular viewers! Combining journey and classic vogue is certainly a small area of interest, however I discover it to be a enjoyable approach to inform my journey tales.  

One final query

Kacie smiles as she holds onto a carousel with one hand and looks at the camera
Having fun with Montmarte, Paris (Photographer Flora Andriany, instagram @floraandrianyphotography)

What recommendation would you give to somebody who is aware of they wish to journey however aren’t certain the place that matches in with the remainder of their lives?

If you wish to journey however aren’t certain the place to begin, make a listing of your dream locations. Then slim it all the way down to your high three and make a plan. It could possibly be subsequent month or subsequent yr, however if you happen to don’t make a plan, put it in your calendar, and begin saving for it, it received’t occur. Make a plan to journey at common intervals and have a journey financial savings class in your price range in order that it’s a precedence. 

If you wish to reside and work overseas, however aren’t certain the place to begin, begin worldwide corporations in your discipline and see if you’ll find folks on LinkedIn or through private connections that you could speak to about it. It’s also possible to begin researching your vacation spot of selection and discover out what sort of visas are required and if there are companies that assist sponsor your or just assist you to with the relocation course of. Make a long run plan to go abroad and perceive that it doesn’t occur in a single day. 

There’s nobody approach to journey or transfer overseas, however it does take analysis and planning to make it occur.

Don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t occur in a fast timeframe, simply maintaining taking small steps in the direction of your journey plans. 


Editor’s be aware: This interview has been frivolously edited.

In case you related with Kacie’s characteristic and are intrigued to see how she marries her ardour for journey and classic vogue along with her various pursuits dwelling within the Metropolis of Mild, she invitations you to attach along with her on the next platforms.

IG: misskaciesunshine

FB: That Classic Journey Lady

Web site: thatvintagetravelgirl.com

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