The Proust [Fashion] Questionnaire

Name: Stephanie A. Smith

Where do you live? San Francisco, CA

What is your area of study? BFA Fashion Photography

What is your current occupation?
Photographer at a local production company.

If you were to die and come back as [a fashion icon], who would it be?
Alexander McQueen. His style is truly inspirational and one of a kind.

What is your most treasured possession?
My teddy bear. I’ve had this guy since I was 2 and no matter how old I get, I always have to have him by my side.

Which [items in your closet] do you most use?
I’d have to say my jeans, heels, and day dresses. Every girl needs the magic jeans that make her butt look good, the heels to make her legs look long, and the cute dresses to make her feel like a princess.

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Who are your favorite [fashion] writers?
Amanda Foschia, Alison Messinger, and Charlene ‘Apple’ Alcantara.

Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I was musically talented.

What is the quality you most like in [yourself]?
I love that I’m able to have a good time even when all the odds are against me. I’m a determined person who will jump through hoops to achieve my goals.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Personally, I never knew how strong I could be until I overcame some traumatic life experiences. They taught me that I could get through anything.

Professionally, my biggest achievement is being able to do what I love for a living. We work in an industry that’s very cut-throat. The only way to succeed is to stand strong, put yourself out there, and never give up.