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Q: Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?
A: I grew up in paradise. I'm lucky to be from the islands, Azores Islands, Portugal. You should go visit next Summer. It's the peace paradise. Then I came to the continent (Portugal) to get my graduation in Fashion Design, I've passed by several cities from this beatiful country and now I'm in Porto city, north of Portugal. Different and beautifull as well.

Q: What have you studied, and what are you doing now?
A: I studied Fashion Design in Covilh� city, I went to Brasil, S�o Paulo, in order to complement my studies (well, actually I enjoyed more S�o Paulo than studied), and after finshing my studies, I started working immedtially on fashion, I worked in several places, mainly classic design, and now I'm working in Tiffosi brand, as an accessories designer, for a new brand that Tiffosi is creating.

Q: Links to your style networks?
A: So many... I don't have this one or that one that I prefer, I just go to my tumblr and make research that takes me to another research. I like to do it this way. My tumblr is my style network ;)

Q: How would you describe your personal style in 3-5 words?
A: Simple but trendy. Enough out of the box. Minimal. More turned for a classic sport.

Q: Where do you shop? Luxury or high street? New or vintage? Boutiques? Online?
A: Anywhere I find something cool and affordable to buy. Online, Boutiques, Street Markets, whatever...

Q: If you had $300 for a shopping spree, how many items would you buy?
A: As many as possible. I like quantity and quality, and lucky me that nowadays there're shops where this is possible, Zara is one of them :)

Q: Do you prefer street style fashion or runway fashion?
A: Street style fashion because it is a cooler interpretation of the runway fashion.

Q: When and how did you become interested in fashion, and where do you find your inspiration?
A: I got interested on Fashion in a very young age, when I played with Barbies and I started to want to make their own clothes, then my mother told me there was a profession for that called "estilista" (fashion designer), and since that, I got addicted to Fashion TV because I wanted to draw the clothes to pass on the runway as they did. Nowadys my thoughts changed, of course, the reality is other and I don't get inspired on Fashion TV Runways anymore, I like to see how people from the streets interpretate and conjugate the ideas that the hihg brands give them by their collections, that's street fashion, and from that the high and people like me get inspired to create. It's a small big cycle.

Q: Who are your favorite style icon(s)?
A: Now, Giorgia Tordini and Alexa Chung.

Q: What are your favorite fashion blogs? Magazines?
A: None, I can't say I'm fond for this or that blog because the good images are spreaded all over, I just search for them and collect them on my tumblr, so mine is my favorite because there's everything I like.

Q: What do you love about fashion? Not love?
A: I like the fact of fashion being able to be an interpretation of something that has nothing to see with it. We see a tree during a walk and it can become a great idea for a pattern for a dress, and so on. I love to see people with a great snse of style without making big efforts to get it, on the other hand dont't like to see people that get use of fashion to be the centre of the attentions and I hate to see people that only wear something because it came out on the runways.

Q: Your favorite designers & brands?
A: Isabel Marant, C�line, Chlo�, Marc Jacobs, and so on... Brands: Acne, Cos, Zara, Monki, and many more.

Q: Do you follow fashion trends? Which ones?
A: I follow the trends I like, I'm more for the minimalism.

Q: Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
A: Never exaggerated.

Q: What is your dream job?
A: I would like to work for WGSN, doing anything, drawing technical draws, research for street style, analysing trends, anything they would want me to do. Now I see to work with them would be my dream job.

Q: What are your other interests? How do you spend your spare time?
A:I love to tattoo, I recently became a tattooer. I love to draw, to paint (I used to paint sneakers for selling), and I like to paint Mandalas :). I love to sew on my sewing machine, make clothes and stuff. I like psychology. I like to go out at night, spend time with my friends. I love to travel, meet new countries, cultures, or just simply to go on a road trip with my boyfriend and meet new places, experiment foods, take pictures and see beautifull things. And I love to go visit Azores and be with my family.

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