Coast Monthly chats with cover model Sasha Jaworski, 16, who grew up in Galveston and is the daughter of Joe and Rebecca Jaworski. Jaworski, a good sport, agreed to wear a Victorian-style bathing suit for the photo shoot.
Q: What do you most admire about the Victorian era?
A: I find the fashion and beauty standards are the things that interest me the most. The dresses are so extravagant and elegant; the bathing suits seem a little much to me!
Q: What do you think was the most interesting Victorian habit?
A: How much time and focus went into women’s hairstyles back in Victorian days. Victorian women typically had their hair pinned up in a hat. There is something so elegant in the simplicity of that style.
Q: What’s your favorite Victorian-era book?
A: It’s a tie: “Jane Eyre” and “Wuthering Heights.”
Q: What is your favorite Victorian relic in Galveston?
A: The Bishop’s Palace: Its architecture is truly astounding. I feel it perfectly encapsulates the Victorian era.
Q: What do you think was the worst thing about Victorian times?
A: The suppression of women’s and minorities’ rights.