Student Fashion Association casting calls
This past week, the Student Fashion Association (SFA) held a casting call to find models for its fashion show, which is happening next quarter on April 30. Many people showed up to audition and each brought a fresh and unique sense of style. I first spoke with Maria Miramontes, a third-year managerial economics and international relations double major. She is part of SFA and decided to try out on a whim.
ASW: What made you want to model?
Miramontes: I originally came to help out with the event and they asked if I wanted to audition to be a model. I always wanted to be a model in the back of my mind but I [thought I was] not tall enough.
ASW: Where did your interest in fashion begin?
Miramontes: Since I was young, I was always interested in clothing. I just like the confidence and creativity it gives you. It really started when I was in high school. I follow fashion weeks, mostly the New York one, but I look at other ones too.
ASW: What is your favorite style?
Maria: I really like classic stuff, very basic.
ASW: Do you have any role models?
Miramontes: Kendall Jenner is the person [whose fashion] I follow the most.
ASW: Any advice?
Miramontes: Be confident in what you want to wear, if you like it and it makes you feel good, then just own it. Fashion is a part of who you are.
My next interviewee was Wen Fong Goh, a third-year graduate student in physics.
ASW: What made you want to come out to this casting call?
Goh: Because I haven’t done it before and it seems cool. I would like to give it a try.
ASW: Do you like fashion?
Goh: Yes I do, many people like fashion because we are able to put on beautiful clothes.
ASW: When did you start getting into fashion?
Goh: When I started to be interested in girls. I wanted to attract the females.
ASW: Do you have any fashion tips?
Goh: Be confident and be comfortable!
Lastly, I spoke with Grace Young, a third-year design major who is also in SFA.
ASW: What made you want to audition?
Young: I’m part of SFA and I’m actually really interested in modeling. I did the Picnic Day show last year and it was really fun so I thought I’d give it another go.
ASW: Would you describe yourself as being really passionate about fashion?
Young: In my own way. I like fashion a lot but I like to put my own twist on fashion trends.
ASW: How would you describe your style?
Young: I have multiple styles depending on my mood of the day. It can be sluggy cute or dress up, like be preppy and curl my hair.
ASW: Who are your fashion role models?
Young: I really love Victoria Secret models, like Candice Swanepoel. I love their clothes. TV shows and magazines [are also inspiring].
ASW: Do you have any advice for people who are just starting to develop their sense of style?
Young: For fashion shows, it may be intimidating at first but if you put yourself out there, and aren’t afraid to talk to people, it will really work out in your favor. Be bold and get out of your comfort zone.
WRITTEN BY: CaraJoy Kleinrock – firstname.lastname@example.org