The phrase "dress to impress" is discarded when you meet this quieted, freckled fashionista.Underneath her Emma Stone looks is a morally straight introvert --she's a passionate believer in Christ, filled up with a anxiousness to leave this town for a destination near the pacific, a place that probably is spoken in just two letters. She's felt a longing for an ocean-side living ever since she was a child. She also told me about her serious passion for writing. Even on a weekend you might find her buried in a Barnes & Noble, penning her next poem about life experience. She's also a defensive menace on the volleyball court. As a defensive specialist she drove hitters mad all season, digging up impossible balls. Her smaller frame allowed her to get to the floor at blazing speeds. This girl is talented in all sorts of arenas. California would be ever so fortunate to house this thoughtful Believer, and if Hollywood ever tempted her in hopes of using her for her Anastasia features, I'm sure she'd be wiser. This is Cassandra Castellaneta, and she's been liberated.
Being voted "best dressed" is a difficult achievement. I imagine it requires a certain capacity for creativity, a spark of fashion daring, and a collective understanding of the fashion world. And in this particular scenario, Cassandra's winning formula probably had something to do with her willingness to dress up. Literally. She told me she could provide over a dozen dresses for my dress collage idea. You're more likely to see Cassie in a dress than you would see Dwight from The Office in a "boy scout brown" buttoned down.
For whatever reasons the combination of freckles and red hair is enough to make us all think in extreme stereotypes. At least I do. I envision a hybrid of carrot top and this kid tommy from the 3rd grade, a homely looking toddler resembling Chucky from Rugrats, who devoured cheese-its every day at snack time. Cassandra is more like a modernized Wilma Flinstone. Her rosy hair is such a perfect shade of red I'm sure it'd make any hair stylist swoon. I was fascinated by those brown dotted sprinkles painted so delicately on her baby-soft cheeks.