WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT FASHION?
A: For me fashion is fun and about expressing your individuality,about being unique and creative and showing your personality.Fashion gives me confidence!
C: Fashion gives me a sense of freedom to express myself in my own way, in whatever situation I am and whatever mood I have. It’s my own simple gesture of who I am.
SINCE WHEN DID FASHION BECOME A PART OF YOUR LIFE?
A: For as long I can remember. My first real introduction into the fashion world was when I signed a modeling contract with IMM. I didn’t turn out to be the world’s next top model but it gave me the opportunity to travel and it opened a lot of doors for me. Since then, I realized that this world of fashion is my world. There is no way around it!
C: Fashion has always been in my life. I grew up in a shoe boutique and have been helping my mom since I was 5 years old. The store is for sure the place where my passion for fashion started. Growing up, my style evolved, and my love for fashion evolved even more the past 3 years while working for a shoe distribution company & travelling all over Europe.
WHO INSPIRES YOU? WHO ARE YOUR MUSES?
A: My friends and their successes. I also love Diane Von Furstenberg. Recently I’ve read her book “The Women I Wanted to Be” and it was very empowering to me. There are also a few girls whose style I adore such as, Olivia Palermo – Kate Moss – Alexa Chung Natalie Joos & Chiara Ferragni, but I don’t aspire to be someone else. I am who I am and I’m very happy with myself. Always be yourself! Self-confidence is the best outfit you can wear. Rock it and own it!
C: I get inspired by stylish girls around the world that I spot on the streets during my travels. Colors, patterns, whatever catches my eye. Best dressed: Olivia Palermo – she has a classic style with an edge Most empowering: Beyoncé – she works very hard for what she wants and most important, she does what she loves
WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST SUPPORT IN THE PURSUIT OF YOUR DREAMS?
A: My parents really inspired me to chase my dreams. They have always been very supportive with everything I wanted to do. They said “whatever makes you happy, do that and choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life”.
I’m passionate about fashion and I’m very lucky that I can build up my own life and career around that.
C: My whole family but especially my mother is my biggest support in chasing my dreams. She taught me not to wait to chase my dreams but just to do it whenever you think you are ready for it. The time is now, don’t waste it.
FAVORITE FASHION CITY?
A: I love London! I lived and worked in London for a while and I love its coolness, its edginess, how everything is a bit more undone and a little bit more eccentric.
C: London street style is the best in the world.
HOW MANY PAIRS OF SHOES DO YOU OWN?
A: A lot and still not enough. I’ve always had a real weakness for shoes and never had any problem walking in heels, it’s my second nature. I believe that the right pair of shoes can really make the difference. Like Marilyn Monroe says: “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”.
C: Honestly, I can’t put a number on it but as I grew up in a shoe store,you can imagine that I have enough shoes to run my own shoe business.