L*Space Swimwear Monica Wise Interview - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 by Your It Girl

Your It Girl talked with the amazing L*Space Swimwear Designer Monica Wise backstage after her sensational Fashion Show for her 2013 collection filled with Fringe, Bold Colors, and lots of movement at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami.  Monica shared with us her Brazilian desires, her use of patriotic fabric, and an essential key to success for women!

L*Space by Monica Wise at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 | Photo Credit: Getty Images



Your It Girl: “So I thoroughly enjoyed your collection, I loved the show.”

Monica Wise: “What did you like about it?”

Your It Girl:” I loved your use of fringe.”

Monica Wise: “The movement, yes!  I’m all about movement!  Did you see a lot of movement out there? The ruffles, they move, that’s what it’s all about! “

Fun Tribal Prints - Model getting her hair done backstage for L*Space by Monica Wise at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 | Photo Credit: Nicole Forbis



Your It Girl: “They’re so fun!  So what was your inspiration for this collection?”

Monica Wise: “The inspiration happened last year at Mercedes-Benz (Fashion Week Swim) I loved the fringe and how it moved.  I said, not too often do you see bikinis that have movement.  So I invented tops that have a lot of swing and movement.  My human senses were my inspiration; Sight & Texture.  (They’re also) reversible, it’s all about the movement.”

Your It Girl: “How do you choose your fabric?”

Makeup by Stilla for L*Space by Monica Wise 2013 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 | Photo Credit: Nicole Forbis



Monica Wise: “First of all it’s really important that the hand (feeling) be soft, so I’m really careful about picking (fabrics).  Because the first thing that girls do is touch a bikini, so it has to be super soft.  Number two, I love US made, so I make sure I keep it in the USA.”

Your It Girl: “So I know you love the beaches of Florida and California, what about any Latin Destinations?”

Monica Wise: “I don’t have any yet, but I need to go.”

Your It Girl: “So is there any particular country that’s calling out to you that you want to visit?”

Monica Wise: “(Brazil’s) Rio de Janeiro for sure is a beach I would love to spend a weekend on, so that’s on my list of places to go very soon.”

Team Effort: Model getting her makeup done backstage for L*Space by Monica Wise at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 | Photo Credit: Nicole Forbis



Your It Girl: “What’s it like being a female in a high powered position in the fashion industry?”

Monica Wise: “It’s cool. I think the key (for) any female is to learn not to be a “networker”, never use that term, just be genuine and learn how to connect with people emotionally but not think of everything as ‘Oooh, I’m going to network’.  That’s the key I think for women.”

Your It Girl Nicole Forbis with L*Space Designer Monica Wise backstage post show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 | Photo Credit: Nicole Forbis



Your It Girl: “What message would you give you young readers?”

Monica Wise: “Stick with your dreams, do what you’re very passionate about.  If you do what you love it never feels like work.  Woman power! More power to the women!”

 

To see the 2013 L*Space Swimwear collection, go to www.lspace.com

What was your favorite look from the collection? Let us know in the comments section below.



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