Lara Bonomo @ Teen Vogue Interview
Q:How did you get into this business?
A:I’ve always loved magazines and would flip through my mom’s old Vogues and Glamours when I was little- I loved the glamour and mystique of the models and how they took on different personas depending on the fashion point of view. When I graduated from college I sent my resume to model agencies and magazines, hoping to land a job where I could really learn about thhe industry. My first job was at an agency working on the new faces board and my next job was as the Asst Bookings Editor at Mademoiselle magazine. I could not have been happier-
Q:Where is your favorite city to travel and why?
A:Paris- Everything about that city is amazing- The architecture, history, people, culture. It really does have a joie de vivre all its own
Q:What do you like to do in your free time?
A:Read, see movies, hang out with friends
Q:If you weren’t in fashion, what could you see yourself doing as a career?
A:I wouldn’t work :)
Q:What do your friends think about you working in fashion?
A:They think it is cool- a lot of them are in industries that are very buttoned up so they like to hear the stories that could only happen in the fashion industry
Q:What are your must-have makeup essentials?
A:Neutrogena SPF 45 moisturizer
Rosebud salve for the lips-
Q:Who is your favorite designer and why?
A:I can’t really say a favorite – it changes every season-
Q:What advice would you give to a girl trying to break into this industry?
A:Be realistic- Modeling has criteria that has to be met just like most other industries. It is not the right career for everyone.
Q:What is the best part about working in fashion?
A:It is constantly changing so you do not get bored-
Q:What do you miss most about home when you’re working?
A:My kitty cat- Big
Q:Who are your style icons?
A:Jane Birkin – effortless
Q:How do you prepare for a photo shoot?
A:We are always shooting so I have to keep up on the newest models and hair/make-up talent. I like to keep the photographers and stylists updated n who we should think about shooting for the upcoming shoots-
Q:The best fashion advice you’ve ever received:
A:Less is more
My top 3:
Items I can’t live without:
Places I’ve been:
2. all over US
3. Tulum, Mexico
4. And I travel vicariously through the models who come visit me and tell me of their favorite places they have worked or the exotic locations they are from-
1. Marc Jacobs
2. Philip Lim
Items in your handbag:
2. NY Post
3. cell phone