Interview with Carla Ortiz Fashion Blogger

Interview with Carla Ortiz Fashion BloggerToday’s Interview is with Carla Ortiz (Haute Cocktail Blog Owner). And here are our questions!

Q: How did you first become interested in fashion and why is it important for you?

Carla: I feel like I was into fashion all of my life. I loved dressing my Barbie for all sorts of occasions and I loved playing dress up as a child. Comforters make for amazing princess dresses! Also very early on I fell in love with the movie ‘Gone with the Wind’ and all the beautiful dresses in it. I mean, who can’t forget that magical green dress made out of drapes?

Q: What inspires you? Who are your favorite designers?

Carla: Everything and everyone I encounter throughout my life and on a daily basis serve as inspiration. Paying attention to your surroundings and what happens is a great way to find inspiration in life as well as in fashion. I love designers like Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen.

Q: What was the most expensive thing you have ever bought?

Carla: The most expensive things I buy are experiences. Airplane tickets to visit a new locale, surprise my boyfriend with tickets to his favorite sports event, etc. Inside my closet, however, it must be between my dress collection or a very expensive Guerlain pressed powder I bought while in France.

Q: What are your cost saving tips? Can you share them with our readers?

Carla: Know what you want. Don’t buy just for the thrill of having a new item in your closet or life. When you know what you want you are able to wait for the right moment to buy it either when you have the money, spotted it on sale or researched online to compare prices and get the best price and quality for that must-have-in-your-life piece.

Q: What things do you choose to save money on?

Carla: I save money on make-up by buying it at the pharmacy instead of Department Stores. I also save money on jeans only buying them when they are on sale. I know jeans are a staple but I RARELY wear them, so I ususally buy a pair or two around the winter time because that’s when I wear them the most. I tend to splurge in dresses, skirts and jewelry.

Interview with Carla Ortiz Fashion Blogger

Q: Do you have money saving tips for our readers when it comes to fashion?

Carla: Wait for sales and promotions. Also, if you really like a brand or store follow them on Facebook, Twitter and sign to their newsletter that way you’ll be one of the first to know when they have this sort of events going on plus some of them have points programs and customer programs that will aid in getting more discounts and perks! Become an insider.

Q: What do you think about taking out a loan for buying something you love? Have you ever taken a loan?

Carla: I don’t think getting a loan to buy something is the smartest thing to do. Save money and have a goal! After all when you worked so hard for that Chanel bag or Manolos they will be even more valuable to you. The only loan I’ve taken is a student loan to finish my MFA in Fashion Journalism.

Q: What are your TOP 5 favorite fashion blogs and why? Do you mind if we interview them too?

Carla: As a fashion blogger you get to meet so many wonderful bloggers with great style, content and personality! If I had to pick five I would have to mention, in no particular order:

  1. The Fashion and Beauty Junkie
  2. Clothes and Fashion
  3. Coming Unstitched
  4. Bonnielee Cuevas
  5. Glitter Buzz Style

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Thanks to fashion blogger Carla Ortiz http://www.haute-cocktail.com/ owner! It was nice to speak to you! Thank you!

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