Interview with the creator of FreeFashionInternships.com.

Meet Carla

RSP: What is your current position in the fashion industry? (Feel free to include previous experience as well).
Right now I'm managing my website, http://freefashioninternships.com/ , as well as doing freelance PR and events. My previous experience includes working with ID and iStyle Media, as well as interning with Seventh House PR, RVCA, Gucci, Volcom, Escada, JANE Magazine and Hollie Ten.

RSP: Which fashion designers or runway trends influence your overall look?
Right now, I'm feeling the glam rock girly look that is reminiscent of what Balmain and Emanuel Ungaro showed at their fall 2009 RTW shows. Give me leather and studs, add a girly edge and I'm happy. Now the challenge is to make it work during the hot New York summer!
RSP: What is the biggest TREND or MUST- HAVE ITEM for summer?
In my opinion, the must have item this summer is a really great summery dress that can go from day-to-night. Some of my favorite memories are when I left the house at noon and didn't come back until 3am! Summer's all about spontaneity and going with the flow- just make sure to bring some makeup to do touch ups!

RSP: What is your most prized fashion possession?
My most prized fashion possession is my black leather motorcycle jacket. It was my mother's 14th birthday present, and has the most amazing zip-out lining. I wear it constantly!

RSP: What can we find in your closet? Please include specific items, accessories and brands.
I tend to invest most of my money in handbags, shoes and jewelry. As of late, I've found myself only using my Balenciaga black and gold studded Giant City bag, as well as the black and silver bucket bag version. My other favorite handbag brands are Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton. For shoes, I love Christian Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent and Miu Miu. I'm only 5'4, so I can definitely count on those brands to have height to their shoes, but still be comfortable. I've been using my Christian Louboutin red suede Orlan's and YSL bronze Tribute pumps to death, as well as a black and gray pair of Miu Miu's I got on sale last year! For jewelry, I have been a die-hard David Yurman fan since college. I use his black onyx Albion ring almost daily, as well as his cable bracelets. I'm also a sunglasses fan, and have the firm belief that the cheap ones are always to most fun! I always use my $20 dollar pairs more than my designer ones. My secret is to always look in random places like gas stations and street fairs. My favorite pair of sunglasses were purchased from a Mexican supermarket! As far as clothing, my go-to brands are Catherine Malandrino, LaRok, D&G, Alice + Olivia, and Diane Von Furstenberg if I'm looking for something on the nicer side. Otherwise, i'll hit up Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Zara, Karmaloop.com, my nearest outlet mall (I'm a HUGE bargain hunter!) or the occasional Gilt Groupe sale.

RSP: In your opinion what is the biggest fashion faux pas???
Wearing an outfit without confidence is definitely the biggest fashion faux pas in my book.

1 comment:

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