Learn to Speak Fashion is hot off the press and if you want to learn more about the fashion industry, you should definitely check it out.
OWL had a chance to ask author Laura deCarufel a few questions about her love of fashion and her new book release.
OWL: How old were you when you became interested in fashion?
Laura: The summer before grade 9, I was on a trip with my family to the Finger Lakes. We stopped to pick up snacks at a supermarket and I became entranced with the cover of Vogue. It was the September 1993 issue, and model Linda Evangelista was sitting in the grass wearing a crushed velvet pantsuit. It seemed so glamorous and beautiful, and I remember feeling that I needed to be a part of it. I used the last of my allowance to buy the magazine and excitedly paged through it in the car. I still have that issue, and I still find it inspiring.
OWL: Who should read Learn to Speak Fashion?
Laura: Everyone! But I think it will probably be most relevant to kids who have an interest in fashion and who are looking for ways to explore it. Hopefully this book will help show kids that fashion is like a sponge that is always soaking up new ideas, interests, and people.
OWL: What does it take to get a career in the fashion industry?
Laura: I think the most important thing is to be curious, to keep an open mind, and to allow yourself to follow what fascinates you. Fashion is about so much more than clothes, and it can only benefit you to learn about all different kinds of things. If you like movies, watch movies. If you love to read, read! All of those passions will add depth to your interest in fashion. It’s also so important to have a sense of openness and collaboration.
Click here for more info about the book.
So, do we have any fashion lovers out there?