Cara Walker has been a long time friend of mine and I love her to pieces!! She is an intelligent, charismatic, fashionista who has plenty to say! As we continue to “Excel in 2011”, check out my interview with Cara as she takes a moment out of her busy schedule to talk a little bit about who she is, where she’s going and what looks we have to look forward to for the upcoming spring season!!
TELL THE PEOPLE WHO YOU ARE!!
My name is Cara Walker and I’m a young lady from Irvington, NJ. I attended Montclair State University and graduated with a BS in Marketing & Management. ( Yes, I was a Red Hawk lol!) I currently work in New York, which i hope to make my official home soon. I love music, the color pink and black nail polish!
HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN FASHION? WHY?
Yes, I have always been interested in fashion and having fun with clothes. When I was a young girl I would play “dress-up”. You could always find me rummaging through my mom’s clothes and make-up to create outfits to model around the house! There are hundreds of pictures of me in all types of looks that I put together, even at a young age.
Growing up, like most adolescents I had my awkward stages where nothing fit me right or I wasnt able to buy the clothes that I ideally wanted to wear, so as soon as I was able to make my own money I began buying my own clothes and developing my own personal style. This made way for me to transcend from that awkward little girl into the person I would be as an adult.
SO TELL US, WHAT IS THE C-LIST?
The C-List is a blog that I created geared toward everyday people like myself who are making moves in all areas to excel and progress in life. Everyone is familiar with “The A-List”, mainstream celebs who “personify” success in society; so I wanted to create The C-List, which would be a community of people who are on the climb to becoming that “A-List” person but for now is a star in their own lane.
The C-List shares information with people who want to indulge in ideas of fashion, events and a diverse range of other interesting topics. It is a place that I created to market a community of people who believe there’s more to life beyond your own impression of it. Some people live life, but I love life and I try to embody that in every post that I put on The C-List. Although it’s still a baby, I am looking forward to expanding The C-List in other avenues of my career; so be on the lookout for what it has to offer!
HOW DID THE C-LIST COME ABOUT? WHAT SPARKED IT?
The C-List came about one day while I was sitting at home and decided to start a blog just for kicks. Working in the area of marketing and advertising for Complex Magazine in NY, I see a lot of funky and fun stuff so I thought it would be cool to be able to share these experiences with others. There was a time when I had so much on my mind, so many ideas, I wondered if I was the only person who felt this way. So I began to think, if I share my experiences and thoughts with other people, maybe I could connect with them, inspire or motivate them in different areas of their lives.
NAME 5 THINGS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.
2. My Blackberry
4. This pair of Calvin Klein pajama pants that I have
WHAT ADVICE OR MOTTO DO YOU LIVE BY?
One piece of advice that I love comes from a quote that I read a long time ago.
“Love life, engage in it, give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.”
10 YEARS FROM NOW YOU SEE YOURSELF…
Living and loving life even more than now! I definitely see myself progressing where I work now in the magazine industry and establishing my own business ventures in fashion; maybe open a boutique or two…the possibilities are endless! I appreciate everything that I’ve been blessed with, so I won’t be picky lol! I know God has something great in store for me!
LET’S TALK FASHION! WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST TRENDS YOU SEE FOR SPRING 2011?
I am seeing a lot of biker inspired clothing. This look is fusing with the military look, that has been around for a while now, for this upcoming spring.
There is also a trend in 70s glamour with two main aesthetics: 70’s bohemian and 70’s sophisticated glamour.
SO TELL US WHAT ARE THE 5 MUST HAVES FOR MEN AND WOMEN FOR SPRING 2011…
THE 5 MUST HAVES FOR WOMEN:
1. CHUNKY BANGLES: Accessories create a wonderful story for your outfit. Animal print bangles are really coming around this season, these will add a little flair to any outfit!
2. LONG, BOLD, FLORAL PRINTED DRESSES: I don’t really like small flowers on clothing but it seems as though this coming season there are a lot of designers using big floral patterns on their designs.
3. BELTED PURSE: This is 2011’s elegant take on the fanny pack.
4. CAT-EYED SHAPED SUNGLASSES: These sunglasses, which are vintage inspired look, is a shape that screams glamour!!
5. TANGERINE LIPS AND SOFT ROSEY CHEEKS: These looks (not done together lol) are popping up on everyone’s runway!
5 MUST HAVES FOR MEN
1. BIKER BOOTS
2. A BLAZER
3. NEUTRAL KHAKI COLORED JACKET
4. A GREAT PAIR OF SHADES
5. TOGGLE SAILOR JACKET
WOW!! THIS IS AWESOME CARA!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THESE GREAT TRENDS FOR SPRING 2011!!! HOW CAN WE KEEP IN CONTACT WITH YOU?
Well, you can always visit me at www.the-clist.blogspot.com
email me at email@example.com
follow me: @TheC_List
or hit me up on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/The-C-List/109136365782292
I pray nothing but the best for Cara in all her endeavors!! Support her blog The C-List and subscribe today! Check out her link on my blogroll and see what she has to say!!!
TODAY AND EVERYDAY EXCEL IN ALL YOU DO! LOVE HARDER THAN YOU NORMALLY WOULD! EXPLORE NEW THINGS!