Check outz my Freshracks yo. Dawg. Yup.

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So @freshracksclothing posted a model search on ig and I was like, why not? since I never do any reaching out. So I left a comment on the post. The owner, Mark, sent me a dm and I remember him dropping this one mad flattering line which I later found out that he uses on everyone. Hahaha bust a homie out. Lawwwlzzz I thought I was speshuul. Well, I’m kinda special because we ended up deciding that instead of me simply modeling his clothes we could do a collection together! It started when we were just texting and I said blah blah “suhweeeeet” to something he said. And he’s like, “I like that, I wanna put it on a shirt.” So we gave birth to the “Hieucow x Freshracks Suhweet Collection”.

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Woooo first time designing shirts. I had about 50 ideas because my mind just likes to explode sometimes but we had to narrow it down to four.

We decided to discuss over the phone since he’s based in SF. His voice is really smooth, like chill, wavy. I distinctly remember him saying something along the lines of do you mind if I heat up some spaghetti before we talk which kinda threw me off and made me realize how chill he was. Somehow conversation about clothes lead to conversations about life, love, and everything in between. We just clicked. i wasn’t in SF for too long but somehow we managed to shoot and hang out a few times.Β I made a wonderful new friend.

Freshracks is a one man operated clothing line and Mark shared a lot with me about how he built his business and the other factors in his life that led him to where he is today. I admire him a lot, starting from scratch and creating something that’s sustainable and lucrative enough so that it can be his only job. I want to get there someday and he’s always more than happy to share his knowledge and help motivate me. Suhweet friend. I know we’re gonna be friends for a really long time.

I got a lot more than expected out of this. All this wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t post that comment. I encourage anybody who happens to be reading this to do more things out of the ordinary because it widens your scope for experiences a whole lot more. If you trace back all of the big things (for a lack of a better all compassing word) in your life, it happens usually because of influence from important people you meet. You can realize that there’s a small moment that brought about a connection.

– I met one of my best friend while I was at work. He was a customer. I was on break. If I wasn’t on break he probably wouldn’t have gotten the chance to really talk to me. If he hadn’t decided to grab food at this place that he barely ever goes to that day we wouldn’t have met. If we were both not in that place, at that time, at that moment, life would have been a lot different.

– I met another very important person in my life when I randomly decided to visit a friend at a photography studio he was staying at. If I wasn’t there that day we probably would see each other around eventually but would we actually speak to each other as total strangers with near no connection? If we didn’t find out that we were both into the same bands and there was a free concert in a few weeks would we ever have reconnected? Maybe? But we for sure wouldn’t have had an excuse to spend a whole day getting to know each other.

– I also met a wonderful girlfriend at a bar. I complimented her lipstick. She said let’s hang out sometime. I’m so glad I complimented her lipstick.

What are the chances? Things just falls into place. So be open and do more things. Like buy some shirts from the Suhweet collection. You might meet the love of your life because he complimented that cute shirt you’re wearing. Oh no I did not. Hahaha yes I did. Woot woot.

Okies picture timeee!

SUHWEET photo IMG_5153_zps0052ba06.jpg photo IMG_5164_zps4b3fa244.jpg photo IMG_5109_zps2b13ec82.jpg photo IMG_4838_zpsc1204532.jpg photo IMG_4802_zpscec3ad7b.jpgLighting in UO was shittin amazing

TOO CUT3 4 U photo IMG_4926_zpsab1bbcdf.jpg I’m in between really liking this picture and thinking it’s real awkward. photo IMG_4969_zps424a5def.jpg photo IMG_5003_zps4f36ccda.jpgHigh up in dys playground cus I’m too cut3 4 all yalls photo IMG_4876_zpsc819c90e.jpgWatermelon ice cream photo IMG_5056_zpsa4ec7379.jpgHieu is a kyoote lito flower photo IMG_5016_zpsd6b48436.jpgI belieerrvveee I kan flyyyy

FEED ME photo IMG_4608_zpsb707e4e6.jpg photo IMG_4642_zpsab1b6626.jpg photo IMG_4639_zps29a67917.jpg photo IMG_4715_zpsfc85839d.jpgMmm dat pizza doeee photo IMG_4717_zpsf47c1ef5.jpgWhen tryna be cute, you occasionally get those derpass pictures photo IMG_4734_zpsf90873e7.jpg Tryna be cute eating pizzaaa on da streets. Wooooot SFFFFFF is tiiittteeee.

IHY. photo IMG_4573_zps69f58a7b.jpgI hate you. Lemme just sit on these stairs and play with my hair and think boutz how much I hate you. Nawhhzz I luv errone. photo IMG_4567_zps82a05f21.jpg photo IMG_4485_zpsa1afa409.jpg Lemme just fall backwards off this ledge so I don’t have to think about how much ihy. photo IMG_4364_zpsef8df20f.jpg photo IMG_4412_zps31b78e09.jpg Good face picture. yeeeeezzzz

All shirts from @freshracksclothing. Cross choker from @jbcg_official. Rainbow skirt and leggings from @supershop24hrs. All photos taken by @photosbydirtbag. That is all ^.^

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Check outz my Freshracks yo. Dawg. Yup.

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