Designer Chat 2015: Jessica Martinez

In Designers, Events, Fashion, Trends, Updates on August 12, 2015 at 11:56 pm

Jessica Martinez Designer HeadshotJessica Martinez is a recent graduate from Sanford Brown and is very excited to see what the future holds for her. This is the first time showing her designs at Tampa Bay Fashion Week!

Here are some interesting facts from Jessica!

Favorite piece of clothing or accessory right now clothing? High-waisted jeans!  They accentuate and flatter all body types.  What a great concept! Accessories – IN LOVE with the leather and chained harnesses I have been recently seeing. They are definitely statement pieces that add edge to any look.

Why did you pursue a career in fashion? If you weren’t a designer, what else would you be doing?

1.) I pursued a career in fashion because I realized it was the only thing I was interested in.  A hint for me was… I can’t memorize most things to save my life but I can tell you where any apparel brand is sold and its price points.

2.) I couldn’t image pursuing any other career.  I think I would be very unhappy if I had to but if I had to choose, another profession, I would be a writer.

Three words to describe your new collection? Trendy, Edgy and Unique

Guilty pleasure TV show? Project Runway OF COURSE!  I NEVER miss an episode.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received and from who?  “Do What You Love and Love What You Do” I have heard this quote so many times and I am not certain who said it first but I remember how it made me feel the first time I heard it.  I knew that was going to be me and my driving force. I see so many people who work at a job their whole lives and they are miserable and I just felt there has to be a better way.  I remember someone telling me that ‘fashion wasn’t a job most people pursue. It isn’t a safe or secure field to invest’ but I told myself I was going to make it work.

One item you will never leave home without? My Flatiron!

Favorite place to travel/vacation? I’ve never really been able to travel up to this point in my life but when I go on vacations, it’s usually to go visit family.

Do you have a secret talent?  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to write.  I write my own version of poetry.  At any time, my mind can begin to recite my feelings about anything, a certain event or time and I have to write it down right away so I don’t lose the thought. I started carrying around a notebook in my purse just in case this occurs.  However, the time I write the best is at like 2am when the rest of the world is sleeping.

Learn more about Jessica by clicking here.

~FWTB Stylista Rechael

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