This week, we teamed up with the amazing, Dani Thorne, for a UNIONBAY photo shoot where she rocked our Lorette Tropicana Shortall! Dani is a model, designer, actress and blogger that was born in Miami, FL (but currently resides in Los Angeles). She has a deep love of fashion, styling, photography, creative directing & designing.
“My love for the fashion industry is deep rooted in my DNA. It’s my earliest memories and the current happiness flowing through my days. Even through all the hustle and hard work, I’m still smiling. So, I must be doing something right.”
How would you describe your style?
“It’s different every day. It depends on what I’m feeling at that moment, but most of the time, it’s pretty wild and fashion forward. I like to think outside the box with patterns, layers, and accessories. Just because it was made for one thing, doesn’t mean you can’t wear it as another.”
What made you decide that you wanted to be a Blogger?
“Every day new kids, teens, and young adults are following and looking up to me. I want to be one of those few who sets a healthy and positive example. Whether that would be eating, work outs, how to apply make-up, or learning about new trends. I want to teach my generation to love themselves and to always go the extra mile, no matter what subject in life it is. Since they’re listening, I’m guiding. ”
What designers inspire you?
“To name a few, Oliver Rousteing – Balmain, Anna Molinari – Blumarine, Dan & Dean Caten – Dsquared, Ryan Lo – Fashion East, Henry Holland – House Of Holland, Johan Lindeberg – Blk Dnm & Riccardo Tisci – Givenchy”
What was the first job that you worked on?
“Oh God…. Pampers commercial (hahah).”
What’s an item that you feel works with anything (clothing)?
When did you decide you wanted to purse being a designer?
“I think I was 16. I always knew that my heart was in Fashion and that I’d work in this field somehow, but when I started making my own clothes, I just knew it. That I could do this. I love getting creative, and even more so, when it involves getting my hands stained and dirty.”
[Interview found here]