Stylist from Vicenza, Italy
Q: Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?
A: I'm a military brat so I grew up everywhere but most of my childhood was spent in the small island of Puerto Rico, currently I live in Vicenza, Italy.
Q: What have you studied, and what are you doing now?
A: I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design & Merchandising, and currently I am working on a small apparel line.
Q: How would you describe your personal style in 3-5 words?
A: Comfort. Boho. Eclectic.
Q: Where do you shop? Luxury or high street? New or vintage? Boutiques? Online?
A: I don't shop in any one particular place I'll shop at H&M, Forever 21, Desigual, Urban Outfitters, over in Italy I love going to markets there are so many different styles and the prices are amazing.
Q: If you had $300 for a shopping spree, how many items would you buy?
A: I am a pretty frugal shopper, I make an initial investment on important items such as jeans, shoes, jackets and then just shop on the lower end so with $300 I could probably get 15+ items.
Q: Do you prefer street style fashion or runway fashion?
A: I would have to say mixture of both I think it's fascinating to pair a $3,000 coat off the runway with a $50 dress.
Q: What do you splurge on? Skimp on?
A: I splurge on items that I can use a lot like jeans, shoes, jackets, and my secret obsession are band shirts. I tend to skimp on accessories such as necklaces, hats,
Q: When and how did you become interested in fashion, and where do you find your inspiration?
A: Through my grandmother she used to sew quite a bit so I got curious at around age 6, I find most of my inspiration from traveling meeting new people and music plays a big part in my style.
Q: Who are your favorite style icon(s)?
A: Vanessa Hudgens, Lena Dunham, Kate Middleton, Demi Lovato, and Gwen Stefani these ladies take risks and I love that.
Q: What are your favorite fashion blogs? Magazines?
A: Nylon is definitely my favorite magazine, Free People/ Anthropologie/ and Urban Outfitters have great fashion blogs I also subscribe to their catalogs. Currently I'm obsessed with Mermaidens fashion blog http://mermaidens.blogspot.com/ her blog is so refreshing, its colorful, and reminds me quite a bit of pop art.
Q: What do you love about fashion? Not love?
A: I love that fashion is living art everyone has their specific style and we see it everyday, what I don't love is all the labels that come with fashion a lot of people judge you by what you wear instead of attempting to get to know you.
Q: Your favorite designers & brands?
A: Designers: Betsey Johnson, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen
Brands: Free People, Urban Outfitters, Desigual
Q: Do you follow fashion trends? Which ones?
A: Not really. I do when it comes to hairstyles/hair color. I loved the pastel hair trend, hair dip etc. As far as fashion goes I don't really subscribe to trends I wear what I like if something happens to be on trend then cool.
Q: Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
A: My number one and most important rule when putting an outfit together is COMFORT, if you aren't comfortable in what you're wearing you're not going to look good in it.
Q: Which would you be best at? Worst at? (Stylist, Designer, Photographer, Buyer)
A: From best to worse designer, stylist, buyer, photographer.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: It would be lovely to work as a stylist specializing in the music industry. Since it involves my two passions fashion and music.
Q: What are your other interests? How do you spend your spare time?
A: Traveling is a big obsession, music I love going to concerts/ festivals and just discovering new music I love it, I do a lot of baking/cooking, modern dance, and a lot of reading.
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