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Interview with Model Gabby White about Fashion Trends & Modeling

McKenzie- Q: In your opinion what is fashion?

Gabby- A: To me fashion is a way of life. It’s the first thing that sets you apart from or blends you in with everyone else before you even say anything.

McKenzie- Q: What is a fashion trend that you think is timeless?

Gabby- A:  Military is a timeless trend. It’s aways around between army green jackets, combat boots, and camouflage all being really popular the past few years.

McKenzie- Q: When did you start modeling and what got you interested in modeling?

Gabby- A: I started modeling at the beginning of the year. I’ve always liked the idea of physically being part of the art that’s being created. I think using your own body as your medium is one of the most difficult and interesting things you can do.

McKenzie- Q: What is the must-have item a model should bring on interviews and casting calls?

Gabby- A: For me the answer is lip gloss or lipstick, whichever fits the situation.

McKenzie- Q: What has been your favorite photo shoot?

Gabby- A: I did a photo shoot recently where I wore these vintage roller skates in a park. The skates added an extra challenge to coming up with poses and the photographer was very nice and made sure I didn’t fall on my face.

McKenzie- Q: Who is your favorite designer and why?

Gabby- A: I have a few favorite designers as I’m sure we all do. Mary Quant for inventing the mini skirt, Betsey Johnson for always being bold, and Oscar De La Renta because I wish I knew how to construct garments like him!

McKenzie- Q: Who is your favorite model and why?

Gabby- A: Without a doubt Edie Sedgwick. The 60s are definitely my favorite decade of fashion and she created so many trends during that time. I must have worn big dangly earrings and dark eye makeup for a year after I first watched Factory Girl.

McKenzie- Q: How would you describe your personal style?

Gabby- A: I would describe my style as eclectic vintage on a day to day basis. I also love trying to make outfits look specific to a decade, like 60s mod or 90s goth.

McKenzie- Q: If you were to give any advice to a future fashionista, what would it be?

Gabby- A: I’d say to just go for it. Wear what makes you feel good. Have fun with it. Try as many different styles as possible, and wear them in public until you find what you like. Be the dressiest person of your friends on a Tuesday afternoon for no good reason if that’s what you want to do. You’ll be remembered for it. And above all, don’t let what everyone else is wearing dictate what you are wearing.

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About McKenzie Kennedy

New Jersey college student majoring in Fashion Studies | Born and raised in Tampa, Florida | I love God, taking photos, and laughing.