What would you define your style?
I like clothes that are classic, but have a bit of creativity or edge. Or example, a suit with an interesting lapel pin, or wearing a leather jacket with a shirt and tie. Basically anything that gives a sense of that individual’s personality. Also, I’ve learned that fit is the most important thing.
Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
GQ, Esquire, Gilt, Upscale Hype, Hype Beast, The Sartorialist, are some of the media outlets that I check from time to time. But for the most part, I just pay attention to what people are wearing, and get my ideas from others.
Are you into music? What artists do you like?
I love music. Growing up playing piano and violin various orchestras, I have a great appreciate for classical. With my friends, we grew up in the 90’s with Tupac and Biggie, so I love Hip-Hop as well. EDM is something that has grown in the past couple of years, and something I’m interested in as well. I have lots of favorite artists, but my favorite would be Kanye West. He’s someone that’s constantly pushing the envelope in both music and fashion. There is no denying his creative powers.
They say “this economy is tough.” What advice can you share with those getting ready to graduate college to be able to stand out to their potential employers?
Know what your strengths are and focus on those. Go into an interview with 3 or 4 marketable skills that you know will benefit your potential employer, and bring evidence to highlight and sell those skills to them.
Anything you care to speak on?
Happiness is a state of mind.
How can people connect with you?
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