What is your background in terms of formal education or fashion expertise?
I studied PR & Communication at Virginia Tech, but always loved photography and digital media, so I started my own blog GreaseandGlamour.com, which led me to work with brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Sunglass Hut, Alexander Wang and Guess. My blog and photography have been featured in Vogue, Elle, SELF, the New York Times, and New York Magazine.
How would you describe your personal style/sense of fashion?
Classic with an edge and a vintage flair.
How would you describe DVF as a brand?
DVF is a classic, feminine brand that exudes confidence and positivity.
What's your go-to item in your closet?
Anything black, white or printed.
What fashion item/accessory is on your wish list?
Currently since it's cold outside, an awesome printed coat. :)
Why do you specifically want to work for DVF?
The brand is about positivity and sisterhood—that's the reason I fell in love with fashion in the first place. It has the ability to make women feel beautiful about themselves and DVF has built her brand to do just that.
Why should you be selected as the Global Brand Ambassador for DVF?
Most importantly, I'm a self-starter. I have the passion, professionalism, style sense, industry knowledge and the right perspective to become the Global Brand Ambassador for DVF.
If you become the Global Brand Ambassador, how will you define the role and make it yours?
I gave up everything to show young women that regardless of where you're from, what family you were born into, the struggles that you've been through—hard work ALWAYS pays off. I know that I represent the brand in a positive way and work to inspire young women all over the world.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
I see myself continuing to travel the world with my family and friends, and using the media to inspire people all around the world to follow their dreams, live with purpose and never lose hope.
Do you have a party trick or hidden talent? If so, what is it?
I used to dream of becoming a singer since I was 5-years-old, and wrote music, played the piano and the guitar hoping to score a record deal. Now I moonlight as the awesome karaoke singer usually with a tambourine in my right hand belting out old school Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston songs. Don't judge me.