I has the incredible opportunity to interview, Geneveive Cruz, designer of Sea Of Pearls. I am in love with the casual and laid back feel of her designs. They are the perfect essentials that you will want to wear everyday. You can dress them up or down without compromising your comfort. ;-) Here’s the interview!
Q: Why did you decide to become a fashion designer? Fashion runs in my family.
A: My whole family from my mother to my father to my aunts and uncles are in the fashion industry. My parents owned a clothing factory and I always tell people as a joke that I was born in a Factory. So long story short, it’s kind of in my blood… LOL
Q: What does fashion mean to you?
A: It’s all I breathe… I wake up thinking fashion and go to sleep thinking fashion. I believe that fashion is what you make of it. I don’t feel there should be rules. I believe fashion trends fade and true fashion is what you make of it and should make you feel GREAT!
Q: What is your favorite part about being a fashion designer?
A: The creation process. I love starting all my collections with a theme and everything just flows from color, styles, all the way to the way we style it.
Q: Where does your inspiration come from for the designs you create?
A: Inspiration is everywhere. Music, movies, family, people in the streets, but the true inspiration is my daughter. She has always been my toughest customer, LOL!
Q: What sets your designs apart from the rest of the industry?
A: PASSION, but again everyone should have that. I believe that every brand is unique.
Q: How do you select the materials you use?
A: Made in the USA with the biggest knitters around fabric must be soft and super comfortable.
Q: What do you do to ensure the durability of your products?
A: We garment dye every piece to assure softness and wear.
Q: What advice would you give somebody who wants to work as a fashion designer in the future?
A: Experience. Always try to intern and work with someone who can really teach you and guide you before you try to branch out on your own. And if you are sensitive and soft spoken, this is FOR sure the wrong industry for you.
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
A: Super Casual with a edge. I’m the most happiest with a Tee, jeans and great pair of shoes.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: Everyday is a another goal. I set short term goals all the day, so when I accomplish them I feel like I’m doing something right. Plans are for Every Woman to feel like a PEARL! :)
You can find and follow Sea Of Pearls below.
Have a wonderful weekend! ;-)