I got the opportunity of having the Style line come visit the studio and ask a couple questions! Check out the interview below or on their sites!
Please introduce yourself!
Everyday I am whoever I feel like being that day! I value a good time, a good laugh, a good memory, my friends my family, my dog, and hard work no matter who I am.
Tell us about your studio. How did you find the space and how has it catered to your needs as a designer in LA?
I have been in this studio for about 4 years now. I love it because we were in a space downtown before with a lot of hustle and bustle and now we are in the Arts District where you can walk around, see trees, and see artists that have been here before the riots who are still trying to create. My space is broken up a lot with little creative pockets, along with places to be serious. We do everything from design to shipping out of here so sometimes it can't always be that pretty!
The Again woman seems like she is someone who is always on the go but still values her little rituals and routines. If she had to pick a favorite day of the week to repeat (again and again) what would it be and why? What would we find her doing on that particular day?
She would repeat Saturdays, time to herself, time to think about what she wants to wear. She would spend the day creating something at home and time to enjoy and laugh with her friends around the neighborhood, and become sexy at night to enjoy what it has to bring.
As a fashion designer do you ever find yourself being curious about other forms of design, and what about design in general resonates with you the most?
Of course, I don't think I just speak for myself when I say that I think everyday about having a collection of furniture, my own album etc. Design for me is creating an object in your mind and making it come to life, making it your own and in other words expressing emotion through a piece.
All emerging designers are faced with growing pains. Looking back on your start, what aspect of launching a brand scared you the most and how have you worked to overcome this fear? As Again grows what do you anticipate you’ll need to focus on that might not be relevant at this stage in your business?
I don't think I was scared of anything, I was young and made decisions without fear, it was realizing that it was actually something and making real decisions that became scary. I am always going to live in the moment with Again, and try to stay focused on what we do best and perfect it more and more everyday.
You mentioned that adventure is at the core of Again. What does that mean to you specifically? What kind of adventure do you think the fashion industry needs to embrace more of?
Totally, for me it means never saying no, always taking a leap. The fashion industry should embrace more vacation time for all of the people that work so hard within it. Having time to travel and to yourself is super important in what we do, we are forever evolving but consequently there is rarely a moment for that in our industry.
The fashion community in Los Angeles is uniquely it’s own. For all of us in NYC, how would you characterize it and based on your experiences there what does the city provide for designers that you believe can’t be found anywhere else?
LA has always had a super underrated fashion community. The part that everyone complains about is what makes it so unique, the traffic and inability to get around easily. The separation creates pockets of different styles, and different people, which is awesome because if you move around you can see something different brought to every area.
Do you have any unexpected sources of creative inspiration and how would you say your design process has evolved over the years as you’ve gotten more experience running your own brand?
I definitely get inspiration from cooking, not that I get direct clothing inspiration but it makes me feel creative. My process has definitely evolved, I am very confident and know more of what I am looking for before I start the process.
What is one question you wish you were asked more often?
“Do you mind if I rub your feet?”
Personal style is a lens we often use to tell our stories. With this in mind, can you share a recent memory, anecdote or milestone that involved your personal style?
I actually just went through all my vintage and remembered how crazy I used to dress. I used to get a rise out of people’s reactions it was so fun.
The Style Line was built on the premise of discovery, exploration and transit. With this in mind, what is your “the style line” in your wardrobe?
Comfort, versatility, statement, and the way something makes me feel is what I look for everyday in my style.
What role do you think creativity plays in some of the world’s bigger conversations and how do you think fashion is contributing to this shift in thinking?
I think to be yourself these days, and to show it outside of your mind takes creativity, being your true self is becoming more and more accepted and fashion is just a small part of that piece that people get to express themselves.