Interview #1 - CAROLINA FLORES

There’s something about Carolina Flores. Besides having the power to turn heads everywhere she goes, she has this unique personality that you can not miss out. Owner of the blog Last Minute Dreams, a little piece of heaven for fashion, music, photography, art and design lovers on the cyberspace, she  studies Product Design at Lisbon Fine Arts School. She describes herself as calm, proud, friendly and a dreamer. But there’s still a lot more to discover about this 21 year-old girl.

Who is Carolina Flores?
A normal girl with some ambitions…

Why the name “Last Minute Dreams” for your blog?
Last Minute Dreams was the first name that popped up in my head and it just seemed right. My main goal was, and still is, sharing "last minute" information that I think it's interesting.

What was the biggest “Dream” that your blog already provided you? 
Knowledge and information, and a lot of opportunities!

Design, fashion, art. Which one of them define you the best?
None of them describes me by itself, alone. It's the three of them working together! They are in my daily life at the same level.

Who are your favourite artists? Why?
So many names! Too many!! Everyday I learn new references and names from the world of fashion, art, design, photography, etc... In the world of the arts: Pedro Matos, Conor Harrington, Anthony Lister, Kaws, Shepard Farey, Andy Warhol, etc… Photography: Ryan McGinley, Hedi Slimane, Viktor Vauthier, Saga Sig, Tamara Lichtenstein, Mary Ellen Mark, Lina Scheynius, David Shama, Masha Mel etc... A lot of these photographers are also fashion photographers! Design wise, the names are endless.

What are your biggest sources of inspiration?
Travelling, websites and blogs, magazines, books, people, just walking on the streets, looking around...

What do you think is the power of the “blogosphere” nowadays? 
I think that blogs get more power every single day and it has good and bad consequences. It's hard to stand out and be original. There are more bad blogs rather than good blogs… but they are an amazing source of information, and they have the extraordinary power of setting trends!

Which blogs do you ready everyday?
I have an endless list of blogs! Street Style and Tumblrs are my favorites. I like blogs that transmit any type of visual culture and knowledge/information. Those are the ones that I prefer. 

What do you think are going to be the major Street Style items for the next season? Maxi skirts, jumpers and, thought I don't like them that much, Jeffrey Campbell Litta are going to be a major item for sure.

What are your favourite brands/stores? Why?
CHANEL for their power of innovating in every single season and, when we look at their pieces, we can distinguish the extraordinaire classic refinement that has been a Chanel signature since the brand's very beginning. ACNE (I always love their collections), BALMAIN, CHLOÉ, CÉLINE, JILL SANDER (for its simplicity), MARNI (fantastic foot-wear), Opening Ceremony, RAG & BONE, Zadig Et Voltaire. I also like less expensive brands, like TOPSHOP, URBAN OUTFITTERS, MONKI…

What do you always bring with you when you leave the house? 
Lipstick, cellphone, music, moleskine pen and rings.
In Lisbon, where are you most likely to be found?
I'm always in downtown Lisbon...everyday and I love it!

What’s your favourite book?
The Shadow of the Wind written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Which singers/bands can we find on your iPod?
A huge variety! I like Indie, Indie Rock, Electronic, Alternative music… I have more than 10.000 songs, it's hard to choose just a few bands.

What’s your dream trip?

In which city do you see yourself living in the future? Why? 
I picture myself living in London and I'll do whatever it takes for that to happen as soon as possible! I identify myself 100% with the city and the people! It's crazy, a lot of movement everywhere, art and fashion in every single corner. It's London for sure!

If you could have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who would they be?
Edie Sedwick, Coco Chanel and Andy Warhol.

If you could own the world for a day what would you do?
I would travel, eat the best food, I would see the best exhibitions and do the best shopping!

Any future projects?
The improvement of lastminutedreams.net and I have a few ideas... stay tuned!

3 comentários:

Mafalda Passos disse...

we cannot wait to see that! I miss the Carolina that posted amazing things...

Devil Wears Louboutin disse...

Muito bom! Adorei saber mais sobre a Carolina =)<3

Saltos de Cristal disse...

Adorei a entrevista! :)


Saltos de Cristal