Miss at la Playa founder Monica took a break from blogging about designers around the world (and writing short stories about a certain fashion-forward pup) to give us the scoop on her travel plans, favorite designers, the best places to shop on a budget and more. Behold, our exclusive interview.
What has been your most memorable fashion moment?
The first fashion show I ever attended. It felt like in the movies, it was quite overwhelming. I was fascinated by the collection at that moment, but now I look back at it and the clothes were quite simple and boring. It was the happiness of the moment.
You cover fashion and celebrities around the world. Is there anywhere you're dying to visit?
I’d love to go to Paris again, or New York, but if I could choose, I’d go to an exotic island of the Caribbean! haha
How does the vibe/energy of Madrid Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week compare?
Unfortunately, I haven’t been to Paris or New York, so I can’t really say which the differences are. I’m planning to go next season, in February/March, to Paris. I think it will be a great experience. Nothing compares to Paris Fashion Week, I’m sure.
Who is your favorite designer, and why?
My favorite designer ever is (was) Yves Saint Laurent. He was a master in every style and created most of today’s basics. Right now I really like Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane…
Which celebs are your fashion inspirations, and why?
I really admire the Olsen twins. They always take risks and set trends. It’s amazing; they always manage to surprise me. Kate Bosworth is one of my favorites too.
We once heard that people in Spain can tell you're a foreigner just by looking at your feet.
I had never heard that expression, but maybe it’s because most of the tourists that come to Spain wear flip-flops all the time (with socks!).
Who are your favorite footwear designers at the moment?
Christian Louboutin is the most elegant designer, in my opinion. I also love Manolo Blahnik. He’s more “personal” and always makes crazy and amazing shoes; some of them are pieces of art. Nevertheless, I usually wear flats or Converse.
Where are some of your favorite places to shop?
I buy most of my clothes at Zara (resolution for 2010: don’t go to Zara too much!), Bershka, H&M, clothes from the Internet … I love Hazel too. They have vintage-inspired clothes, and every time I enter the shop I want to buy everything.
What runway beauty or fashion looks have you been inspired to try?
This winter I’ve been inspired by Isabel Marant’s last collection, Marni, Dries van Noten (the color combinations are so beautiful), Alexander Wang’s casual look …
How does Frowie feel about animal prints? Or real fur vs. faux fur?
Faux fur! If you can wear something that looks good, why pay for a dead animal? Fur coats can be a great basic, but it is a difficult thing to wear, you must know what style is the one that suits you the most.
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