Angelina: What was your very first job?
Claire: Dressing models at Paris fashion shows when I was 18, and waitressing.
A: How did you end up doing fashion? And what is your favorite part of your work?
C: I fell in love with fashion when I was 6 years-old, and I became obsessed with it. I knew very early on that I wanted to dedicate myself to it, and it just stuck with me over the years. I don't really see myself doing anything else.
My favorite part of it is just how diverse and complete it is. It's the perfect balance of art, business, psychology, craft... Everyday I get to do something different, I never get bored. -Yes! I feel the same!
A: When you get dressed what leads, your heart or mind?
C: I don't overthink it, for better or worse. At the moment I try to keep it toddler-friendly, comfortable shoes, no white pants or dress, no silk, no rare vintage items, no dangling jewelry. For the rest I've decided that I would only wear things that I love, so I got rid of half of my closet.
A: Do you think you use style to connect to the people you want to connect to?
C: Yes! Not in a deliberate way though, but subconsciously, don't we all?
A: When do you feel like the best version of yourself?
A: Something you have yet to figure out?
A: Something you have figured out?
C: To work for myself as if I was doing it for somebody else.
A: Wouldn’t if be weird if…
C: The internet had never been invented; the things I could so with all that time.
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