「 不修圖真的不可以喔！有誰不想在instagram 上展示出自己完美的一面？ 」
We are in a virtual world, what you see, what you hear, may not be real. There is 90% of instagram pictures have been photoshopped. Who doesn’t want to show the perfect side of ourselves?
今天要說的是一名19歲來自LA 的女生，她修圖技巧絕對是神級！一舉手一投觸都是模特兒氣質，搖身一變成為時尚新寵。連PRADA 都請她來拍攝新一季都宣傳片，您不能不認識的IT Girl – Lil Miquela！
This is a story of a 19 year-old girl from LA, every move, every pictures on her instagram are perfect. She also appears in the latest season advertising of PRADA. She is the IT girl, Lil Miquela.
It is because her signature “fake face”, she becomes the IT girl nowadays having millions instagram follows. She looks like a normal girl BUT she’s a fictional character created by Trevor McFedries and Sara Decou as a digital art project. She is UNREALLLLL!
究竟她是憑什麼引起了傳媒注意，攻佔時尚界，更獲知名媒體Business of Fashion邀訪？
不論是穿搭、舉止還是網絡用語，Lil Miquela跟一般少女沒大分別。19歲的Miqueia 有著巴西及西班牙血統，現居於洛杉磯，一身健康膚色、面上有著可愛雀斑、留著一頭春麗髮型，多穿著很多女孩寵愛的街牌：Carhartt, Supreme, Vetements, Vans, Stussy。同樣地她亦會穿上高端品牌例如Calvin Klein, Gucci, Prada, Proenza Schouler, MM6, Kenzo。別以為她是為品牌賣廣告，Lil Miquela 表示雖然品牌開始送她產品，但她只會穿自己喜歡的時尚，只會跟那些會「創作」的品牌合作，並且嘗試支持一些新晉品牌。這個假面少女雖然是虛構人物，但她有著跟真人一般都獨立思維及想法，甚至她都會跟一般女生一樣會追蹤韓星。
No matter the way she dresses, her manner, she has no different from normal girl. She has the perfect tanned skin, cute freckle, and Chun Li hairstyle, always wearing street style brands such as Carhartt, Supreme, Vetements, Vans, Stussy and so on. Meanwhile, she also love luxury brands: Calvin Klein, Gucci, Prada, Proenza Schouler, MM6, Kenzo etc. She is not paid for wearing their clothes, Lil Miquela once said in an interview. She started to received PR products from brands but she will only dress the stuff she loves. She loves to work with the brands that she admires, and supporting some new brands. Though she is just a fictional character, she also has the human and independent mindset. FYI, she also loves BTS.
It’s funny that she seems to live on the same planet of us, she posted pictures of her friends, interacting with fans, even she does FaceTime with her friends. This is so down to earth BUT unreal.
作為IT Girl 的她除了有品味外，亦不忙會關心社會。她公開支持LGBT 運動又支持美國黑人運動Black Lives Matter，不時發文表達她對於美國槍械管制的意見。
Being an IT girl with taste, she also cares about the society. She openly supports the LGBT group, and Black Lives Matter, as well as posting her own thoughts on US gun control issue.
與其說她是虛擬少女模特兒，她更似是一位時裝發燒愛好者的一個虛擬分身。Miquela 的出現把我們真實世界未必能得到的生活在虛擬世界實現了。對喔～我就是愛穿名牌，我就是愛美。可是現實生活裡我不是Gigi Hadid, 不是Kendall Jenner，沒有千百萬身家沒有一把受人關注的聲音。Lil Miquela滿足了我們對生活的幻想吧，一個虛擬的少女卻擁有最真實的靈魂！
I think she’s more like an ideal character of a fashion lover. Miquela does something what normal people can’t do! She has the perfect lifestyle, wearing anything she loves. We are not Gigi Hadid nor Kendall Jenner, we don’t have millions dollar in bank account. Miquela is a dream catcher, she makes our dream came true. Maybe she’s just a character but she has the REAL soul.