Saturday, 27 March 2021

Interview with Fashion Designer Mercedes Gonzalez

Hi There..... Don’t you think it’s a long time overdue I published another Fashion Designer interview? How about I give you some inside knowledge of the Fashion industry today?

Yes? I couldn’t agree with you more. No? Too bad, because there's a Fashion Designer Interview on the menu today. 😜

I know I am a mean girl. Self-knowledge is the key to wisdom, and since I have known this for a while, you can imagine how wise I have become. 😁

Sometimes, though, I feel as if I am the most stupid person on this planet. Maybe I am, and I only assume to be wise. Who will tell? You perhaps? 😨

I can be a real absent-minded professor sometimes. Thinking I am going to do something and then I get up, my brain goes blank, and I don’t remember what it was I was planning to do. Or asking my husband if he needs something from the supermarket. Then I get there and take home all kinds of things I don’t need, but forget the one thing I required. πŸ˜„

I used to have the same problem with cleaning. Before we moved here 4 years ago, we had a house with our living room, kitchen downstairs. On the first floor, 2 bedrooms, and one more bedroom on the second floor. 😊

I remember starting in the kitchen, for instance, then thinking this belongs in the bedroom. As I went to the bedroom, there would always be something that needed my attention. I would end up cleaning things all around the house but never got an entire room done. 😳

There must be more people like me. I can’t believe, or better, refuse to believe I am the only absent-minded professor. 😏

I wonder if Mercedes Gonzalez is like me? Probably not because she is the 52-year-old Director and Fashion Designer for Proof of Concept. 😊

What kind of work do you do, or what are you studying to be? 

I work as a fashion industry strategist and I own a boutique and brand. 

Is fashion important to you? Why? 

LOL, it’s how I make a living. 

What are your successes and how did you achieve them?

I have been in the business for about 30 years. My retail store and brand have both been profitable since they started. I have been successful because I don’t listen to business advice. 

Is the name of the Brand important to you when you buy clothing?

I love everything Prada even named 2 of my dogs after the brand. 

Describe your personal style of clothing? 

It all depends on my mood. It doesn’t fit one style. 

How did you find your personal style? Do you have a signature look? 

On the bargain rack. 

Do you have an influence on other people’s clothing style?

I influence over 100 million dollars in OTB (the budgets retailers have).

What are in your eyes the best trends at the moment?

You can look at my social media @mercedesgpc I just posted something today. 

What are in your eyes the worst trends at the moment?

Dressing down for work. 

What kind of fashion advice would you give us?

I only give advice on how to make money on fashion, not on what to wear. Ugly sells. 😊 #notjoking 

Who is your style icon and why?

Diana Vreeland, she wasn’t a pretty girl but had personal style. 

Is there something else you would like to share with us?

I also am an author of a fashion book called Chronicles of a fashion buyer.  

You should really check out her Instagram shop. She has a lot of cool Tees and very cute shirts. Thank you, Mercedes for taking the time to answer my questions. 😍

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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  1. Cool interviews u do I enjoy. I'm also absent minded. And loved her point when she said she is successful because she never took business advice. Haha. Thanks Renata <3
    Isa A. Blogger  

  2. Cool interviews u do I enjoy. I'm also absent minded. And loved her point when she said she is successful because she never took business advice. Haha. Thanks Renata <3
    Isa A. Blogger  

  3. She's so free-spirited. She's truly an inspiration to people who aspire to pursue fashion and business.

  4. ik vind je niet goed aankleden omdat je thuis werkt ook drie keer niks

  5. It was such a great interview! Loved it ❤️ Haha, I am like you too, an absent-minded person ����

    Everything Enchanting

  6. I really like reading interviews with active public figures like the fashion designer Mercedes Gonzalez. So much more opens up during such Q&R interviews. Fascinating.

  7. Ondanks dat we door corona veel thuis zitten probeer ik me wel dagelijks leuk aan te kleden en op te maken. Ik doe het voor mezelf.

  8. Wat een leuk interview! De nummer een tip die je tijdens de lockdown hoort is je toch iedere dag aan te kleden en mooi te maken. Niet voor iemand anders, maar gewoon voor jezelf.

  9. Ik vind het grappig dat haar eigen look aan het koopjesrek hangt : )

  10. Wat een goed idee om een interview af te nemen, toch wel leerzaam en verhelderend

  11. I think what will stick with me most from this interview is that the fashion trend she likes the least right now: is dressing down for work. Considering so many people work from home during the pandemic, this comment gets an extra layer of meaning.

  12. Interviews are always fun! She sounds like a knowledgeable fashion designer, I'll have to check out her work!

  13. Enjoyed reading this interview. I can totally relate when she said that her personal style depends on her mood. I am also that way. :)

  14. Ik klikte op deze blogpost vanwege de mooie foto waarin ze in die prachtige stoel zit. Wat een mooi plaatje is dat.

  15. Heel bijzonder dat je op deze wijze je baan kan inrichten. Leuke foto's inderdaad!

  16. Ik vind het leuk om nieuwe mensen te ontdekken dmv een interview. Als fashionblogger ga ik direct haar Instagram bekijken. ben benieuwd wat ze verkoopt.

  17. Zelfkennis is inderdaad heel handig en verstandig. Zo fijn om jezelf goed te kennen. Dan kun je gemakkelijker keuzes maken.

  18. leuk interview weer. ik moet heel eerlijk bekennen dat ik soms mij niet leuk aankleed, omdat ik daar gewoon geen zin in heb nu met corona

  19. Hi Renata. Small world - I love Mercedes Gonazales!


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