The first issue of role A|F|M just came out this March, how long has this been in the works?
What brought on the first spark to create a publication like role A|F|M?
What were the most rewarding and challenging moments in the preparation for the first issue?
What can we look forward to seeing in the future from role A|F|M?
Where can our viewers find the magazine?
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We absolutely love our Facebook and Twitter fans! Each one of you is important to us and we enjoy chatting on
Facebook or tweeting with all of you. So, we wanted to feature some of our lovely fans and get to know them a bit better. If you’d like to be a featured fan, just get on our “radar” by being active on our blog and
Facebook page. The more you interact/post/tweet/comment, the more likely you could be a LuLu*s Featured Fan!
Today, we are featuring an interview and photos of Cassie in some LuLu*s dresses! She is a
Facebook fan who enters our contests and chats with us about the latest blog posts.
Where are you from?
I’m from a small town in Georgia called Ellijay. I currently live in Tampa, Florida.
How did you hear about Lulus.com?
I stumbled on Lulu’s about four years ago. I can’t remember how I found it, but I’ve placed around seventy orders since then! I really love to shop, but don’t always enjoy shopping at a mall. I like having the freedom to shop in my pajamas.
What are your favorite activities?
I love to travel. I enjoy seeing other cultures and learning what I can from them. My husband and I are backpacking across Peru this summer. We are also saving for a trip next year to Thailand. I love the water. On most weekends, you can find me at the beach or by my pool. In the past year, I married my best friend. I enjoy every minute I spend with him. We recently bought our first home and I’m having fun decorating. I’m also a big foodie. I love trying new foods. I like to paint; I find it very therapeutic. I have several of these pictures hanging in my home. Reading a good book is also a favorite activity mine. Reality TV is a guilty pleasure of mine. Like most girls, I also love to shop, get sun, and spend time with friends and family.
What does your closet look like?
I’m pretty proud of my closet. I lucked out and got one that runs the entire length of my bedroom and has a ceiling fan. I need every square inch of it. I had to eventually move my husband’s things into the guest bedroom closet. Some girls love shoes and some love purses. My favorite part of my wardrobe are my dresses. I have around 200. I almost look at them like art pieces. Yes, I know it’s a bit excessive but as Carrie Bradshaw says, “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.”
What would you want to see more of in our blog?
On Lulu’s blog, I would like to see more tips and tricks about makeup. I can put an outfit together, but I’m clueless in the makeup department. I usually have the same routine and I want to learn how to mix it up.
What are your favorite Lulu*s products?
Like I mentioned before, dresses are my thing. I also love the shoes, especially the flats and wedges. I’m a little clumsy so I try to avoid anything too tall.
What would you like to see more of on Lulus.com?
I love all of the products that Lulu’s offers. The prices are unbelievably affordable. I would like to see a review section. I have bought several things that I love so much, and I want to tell other girls, “You definitely have to get this!”
What is the most inspiring quote or motto you’ve heard?
I like this quote by Lance Armstrong. “Time is limited, so I better wake up every morning fresh and know that I have just one chance to live this particular day right, and to string my days together into a life of action, and purpose.”
After we left the beachside towns of Cinque Terre we headed up North to visit the fashion capitol of Italy, Milan.
Two years ago I did an exchange program with Pratt (in NYC) and one of the design schools in Milan, La Nuova Accademia de Belle Arti. I studied fashion design there with some of the most innovative designers I have ever met.
Although Milan is not known for being a “pretty” European city, it is a city that offers the best innovative and awe inspiring fashion as well as interior and product design out there.
So, after spending so much time there I wanted to lead Chelsea through the city. We walked all day and covered everything from 10 Corso Como (famous for designer clothes) to the Navigli district. While there we made sure to keep it Italian eat gelato to stay cool, pizza for dinner, and espresso for breakfast!
Above is the main cathedral of Milan and my personal all-time favorite cathedral, the Duomo. Located in the center of the city and surrounded by the best shopping and opera, Teatro alla Scala, in the country the Duomo couldn’t be situated in a better place for visiting. Below is Chelsea standing in the door of the Duomo!
Chelsea and I bared the heat one night and went out dancing. One of the best things about Milan night life is that it has aperitivo (happy hour) where you get one drink and dinner for about 8-10 Euro. This is perfect for students and travelers with a budget who still want to eat great food!
Here I am on the canal in the Navigli district of Milan where I used to live. The canals in Milan were designed by Leonardo da Vinci and where once used to transport goods into, out of, and around the city. However, only two are still open and they are lined with great bars and restaurants.