N: What is your favorite style of sunglasses and why?
ACWP: My favorite style of sunglasses this Spring are the cat eye sunglasses. I also really like wayfarers! Also, any glasses with flowers on them are really cool!
N: Where does your inspiration come from, in terms of your designs?
ACWP: My inspiration definitely comes from the seasons trends. I watch all the runway shows for each season, and anything that catches my eye, or inspires me, definitely comes into play with my designs. That’s why I started making things. I really liked certain things that my favorite designers would present on the runway, and I could never afford them, so I started making replica’s for myself, and my friends. For this Spring, I took a lot of inspiration from Versace and Gucci’s ocean-themed designs, and Dolce & Gabbana’s floral glasses.
N: If you could meet any designer, who would it be?
ACWP: If I could meet any designer, I would definitely want to meet Alexander McQueen. Even though he passed away, he is the designer that made me really interested in the fashion world, and I think he’s one of those designers that only comes along once in a generation. I also really like Vivienne Westwood!
N: How would you describe your style?
ACWP: I never know what to answer when i’m asked this question. I really don’t know how to describe myself haha. My Mom always tells me i’m creepy, and that I dress like Esmeralda from Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, mixed with a mermaid haha. I don’t know how accurate that is! :)
N: What do you have in store for the future?Collections, designs, future plans, etc.
ACWP: Right now, i’m working on a really elaborate skirt, new boots, and pearl headpieces, similiar to the ones Karl Lagerfeld used in the Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 show. I also want to start doing something with dreamcatchers, because I have hundreds of them. I don’t know what, yet…..
N: Do you think that you would branch into clothing as a designer?
ACWP: I’d say, that is my dream, and what I would eventually LOVE to do. It’s obviously not an easy task to do. Clothes, and acessories are very different, but i’ve made jackets for myself before, and my Mom and I made a jacket, and boots for Tyler Glenn, the singer of Neon Trees, which he’s worn on stage. So, that was very cool!
N: What are your sunglasses trends for the summer?
ACWP: This Summer, i’m going to be focusing on different versions of the floral sunglasses, because there are so many things, and different variations, you can do. I also want to make cat eye sunglasses, with multi-colored gems on them. I really like to make things that I can actually use. I have a faux leather jacket that I never wear, so I sewed flowers, pearls, and crystals on the shoulders on the jacket, and now it’s become new again. I really love it!