Mandi Prince / The Bull
There she stands a Southern belle in her bedroom assessing her reflection in a framed picture of her idol Andy Warhol with his famous quote at the bottom, “In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes,” and she’s ready for hers. She starts off looking like an ordinary working class young woman wearing an All American Rejects tee, sweat pants and pink fuzzy booties, let the transformation begin, it’s time to unleash the diva and play the role of a Hollywood superstar in the making, with Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love” blaring in the background. The check list starts: first comes the hair then comes the make-up and now she is ready to get dressed, Lady Gaga heels, check. Audrey Hepburn style, check. Kim Kardashians motivation, check. Grace Kelly’s lifestyle, check.
Introducing self proclaimed diva Sarah Schubert, a 21-year-old Oklahoma native who lives by the motto “Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself,” unknown. She moved to Los Angeles to create herself and it just so happens she landed an internship with Lionsgate entertainment and began to find herself. Her journey started when she was 20. She began reading movie scripts and approving the ones that were up to her standards and tossing the ones that didn’t stand a chance, she loved it.
Sadly Lionsgate had no openings when her internship was through so she had to set her dreams aside and get a coffee shop gig for the time being. This is just a small bump in the road for divalicious Sarah.
Jump on and let’s take a magic carpet ride to the future, can you picture it? Twenty years from now in that high rise building off of Sunset Boulevard, peek inside and see that tall blonde? Ladies and gentlemen the genie has granted her three wishes, and now Ms. Sarah Schubert is a 40-year-old successful author, producer and a household name.
“If there are three things that I would want to do before I die they would be to produce a film, get at least one book published and to just make it,” Sarah says.
She has already started writing two books. One will be about compilations “I think people should write down what they experience or people won’t be able to learn things.”
Her second book is about life lessons “it’s about the idea of growing up and not knowing what to do after college.”
Although the genie hasn’t granted her wishes just yet, she is passionate about making it and living the Hollywood lifestyle, “People aren’t going to look at you, unless you’re here [Los Angeles],” she says, meanwhile the bumps in the road are far from being smoothed. Just like other college graduates have learned you can’t always jump in head first but something needs to be done in the mean time.
So, for now she is a barista at a Redondo Beach coffee shop called “Neighborhood Grinds” but don’t cry she is still inspired by Mr. Warhol’s words “Art is what you can get away with.” That’s what she is doing, not by being a diva but through latte art.
Latte art is created not by a paint brush but simply by the form in which milk is poured into the drink.
“It’s really fun and interesting what you can do with liquid,” she said with a Cheshire cat grin.
It is fascinating, if you have never heard or seen this before go to Neighborhood Grinds and ask for Sarah, with excitement on her face she will jump up to make one to show you, you will be amazed and stunned to say the least.
This girl has talent and it has been recognized.
Sarah competed in Millrock Latte Art Competition in Washington last month, where barista’s from all over the United States came to show off their art work. The participants are judged in 5 categories: aesthetic beauty, definition, color infusion, degree of difficulty, creativity and speed. It’s like an episode of “Ultimate Cake Off” but with lattes. The First place winner received $2,500 dollars, second place $1,000 and third $500.
Here comes her Kardashian motivation, on top of all her future goals she wants to open her own coffee shop, she is on the path to building an empire.
It’s going to be a wild ride so buckle up.