Movers: Kristina Modares

The Movers series is designed to highlight people who are living and moving in exciting ways.

My name is Kristina Modares I'm 24 years old. I live in Austin, Texas and I love the energy and people of my city. It's a great place to live if you like to be active, love music, and food. Ohhh the food! After I graduated college I really wanted to experience a city I had never been to before. Austin had been calling to me for a while and I had a gut feeling that I would fit in well. I packed up my little car and as soon as I arrived, I felt like I belonged. I recently started an online Etsy store called 

I started Nine89 because I really want to be an entrepreneur and I figured this would be the best way to begin! I have never been a "9-5--office job" person and I don't think I have ever felt comfortable in a formal school setting either. I used to think that there was something wrong with me, or that I wasn't smart, but I realized this was not true. I have learned so much more on my own. I think living in a city like Austin, has really helped me learn that I can be comfortable being myself, and has allowed me to come into my own. 

I have been vintage and thrift shopping ever since I can remember. When I was a young child my mom would take my sister, brother and I to thrift stores as she shopped for treasures. During that time period the vintage trend had not caught on yet, you didn't see teenagers and young adults digging through somebody else's belongings…that was not "cool". I think that's why I am unique in what I do, because I have grown up doing this. I know where to start looking, I know what people want and I love the hunt!

Another passion I have is traveling. I have been to numerous foreign destinations throughout my lifetime. As much as I have traveled abroad, I realized I need to travel more within my own home country. 2014 will be the year I am properly introduced to my homeland! I will be going on tour with my extremely talented friend Drew Davis for two months. Drew moved to Austin around the same time I did and is such an amazing singer and songwriter. Drew and I will be blogging, meeting amazing new people, taking pictures, and saving money as much as we can! I will be collecting vintage items in each city that we go through and am bringing most of my inventory on the road with me! It will be like my own little mobile store. I want people to follow Drew's blog---and if we are in their city, it would be great to meet my customers, and her fans! I love building relationships and being able to sell my vintage items in the process, is a dream come true.

When you put yourself out of your comfort zone, you truly reach full potential, and all the insight and confidence follows suit. So get unstuck, get uncomfortable; women can do so much and we are so strong! Don't make up silly excuses or utter the words, "I can't". Stand up straight, walk in confidence and prove to yourself that you are capable of great things! I wish you all the best in life and if you ever want to talk about anything or need advice on how to push yourself, I am always willing to help! 

Be sure to follow their journey! Their links are below.

Kristina's Links:
Instagram: kmodares
Twitter: kmodares

Drew's Links: 
Instagram: drewdavismusic
Twitter: drewdavis_music

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  1. This is wonderful! Good luck :) Always got to support a few Texan!

  2. Thank you so much!! :) I appreciate your kind words!

  3. Kristina, that was inspiring. I have been stuck in a rut lately but reading this was refreshing! Thanks


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