Let me introduce myself. My name is Mackenzie Kateri Mickavicz. Trend setter. Coffee addict. And shopaholic. I was born and raised a small, suburban Pennsylvania town. I am eighteen years old and a senior in high school. I attend a small school district; my graduating class is approximately ninety students. Both my peers and my best friends inspire many of my blog posts. I learn from their styles, makeup looks, and personalities; I value their different perspectives.
Although I am eager to begin my life in a city and travel the world, I am grateful I was raised in a close-knit community. Everyone in my town has shaped my life, immensely and irreversibly. I believe that my small town upbringing has made me the person I am: ambitious, eager, and unstoppable.
My sassy, colorful, and feminine 80’s style is inspired by a long list of bold, glorified fashion icons. I am a fashionista who is not afraid to take risks, this includes mix and matching printed textiles. Although the dictionary defines fashion “a popular trend, especially in styles of dress and ornament or manners of behavior,” I define this noun much differently. I believe that fashion is an outlet of self-expression. I believe that fashion heals all insecurities. A life preserver. A superpower. Confidence. Strength. My life preserver, my superpower, my confidence, and my strength. I love that fashion is so unpredictable. Growing up in a town that plays on a continuous loop, fashion is an escape.
Mackenzie Kateri in 2018
I started Mackenzie Kateri in the summer of 2017. And ever since then, I have been working nonstop to make my blog the best it can be. I have expanded the topics I write about, not only fashion, but I discuss the Law of Attraction, finding yourself, beauty, and other various topics. I have started new series such as Seven Days One Sec, which is a weekly wrap-up of my life. I don’t know what the future holds in store, but I plan to expand my blog. My dream is a digital media company. A clothing line. An accessory line. The possibilities are endless.
But as J.W. Van Goethe once quoted, “Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.”