’89 domande a Susana Garcia – Fashion Designer
Name? Susana Garcia (@susanabananaa)
What’s your job? Fashion designer, stylist and creator content on Instagram.
What did you study at university? Before entering the university, I studied a higher technician in Styling and protocol, upon finishing, I studied the career of Fashion Design, and currently I am still training in skating and dressmaking.
When did you start your job? Very recently, I finished college in 2019 and started creating my clothing brand in mid-2019, launching it in July 2020. As a stylist, I also have very little, I did work as an assistant and until very recently I started by myself. As a content creator, I started taking it a little more seriously two years ago. But I’ve always been moving around since I was 17, some helping, assisting, and other jobs that have nothing to do with fashion.
Your favorite style icon? Cher, she is the fuckin queen :).
Your favorite contemporary fashion designer? McQueen.
Your all time favorite fashion designer? McQueen forever and ever. always in my heart.
If you could live in one historical era, which one would you choose? Contemporary, to be exact 70’s.
What is the night you spent the most money to have fun? What do you do for fun? 100€ is the most I have spent partying, and because it was my birthday and we took a reservation among several, but normally I do not understand people who spend so much money partying, it seems absurd to me. My favorite plan is an afternoon of cocktails with my friends, pajama’s party, always with wine. I love to seize the day and a plan that is always a good option is a breakfast with pancakes or waffles and do anything around the city and see some cool exhibition. I recently found a place where there are trampolines and I think it has become one of my favorite places.
What people don’t know about your job? It is a job that you NEVER disconnect, at least I am always thinking that I can do, how to improve and that generates exhaustion and frustration, it is very hard. From the outside it is very difficult to see, because it is seen as something easy, having no boss or schedules, they see it as an absurd job. What happens is that people who work in a place, offices, schedules, etc … finish their working day and forget until Monday. We freelancers, never. But we each choose our path, and this is very cool even if it is hard and has difficult moments.
Where have you been on vacation when you were young? Where are you going on vacation now? I used to go to Marbella, to Puerto Banús, we really liked that thing, as the years have passed I have been traveling less in summer, my family has a house in Almería and I always go there, it is not my favorite place, but for a few days of Relaxation is good, then I go to some other destination, but the one I always do is Almería.
What’s the topic you are most expert in? Have you ever been in love? I am an expert in acting without thinking, a few days ago I got my first tattoo and it is a giant rainbow on the finger of the marriage, so imagine how much I think about things. Mmmm, I think so, but it was such a toxic relationship that I don’t really know if what I felt was infatuation.
Have you ever had a homosexual experience? Nothing is further from kissing a friend, so zero. hahaha very heterosexual.
Where do you live? I live in Madrid, Spain.
If a regular person made a stunning work of art would you consider him an artist or just someone who made a nice/beautiful thing? I would consider him an artist.
When, in your opinion, can you define a person as an artist? Any person who is capable of transmitting and moving you with something, I consider him an artist.
Do you think that a person that doesn’t stand out in the art market is just because he is not worthy? No, many times it’s because the market sucks.
Do you think that only the art market define what can be considered art and what cannot? No, obviously not. And more when people are so snobbish. Many times a person is given a lot of importance for being a son / friend X of someone important, and makes shitty art. And the person who really deserves recognition may never get the value they deserve.
Which languages do you speak? I speak Spanish and I am struggling with English.
Do you have any political orientation? Socialist
Favorite movies? Alice in Wonderland.
Favorite songs? Somewhere Only We Know by Keane
Favorite books? The Last Song by Nicholas Spark, lo empecé a leer en un momento duro y desde entonces se convirtió en mi libro favorito.
The craziest experience you’ve ever had? One summer night, I was partying with my friends, and we sneaked into a party, we met a very cool girl, the party was the best and she told us to go to her house for after-hours, when we arrived it was a boat and it was the most. Although a little dangerous to go with strangers. Don’t do it.
Can you define yourself with an adjective? Impulsive.And that led me to get a horrible rainbow tattoo on my ring finger.
What’s your favorite artist? Miley Cyrus.
Favorite TV series? Friends, Sex & the city, Modern family.
If you were an animal which one would you like to be? Cow.
Have you ever been offered money for sex? Neveeeer.
Have you ever had sex with more than one person? Nouppp.
Have you ever cheated on your fiancée? Noupp.
Have you ever cheated on a friend? Just white lies,like invent diseases so I don’t go out.
Do you have some regrets about things you wanted wanted to do but you didn’t do? If so which ones? The truth is that I have always done everything that has been in my power, I have always studied what I have wanted and I have made decisions with my heart, so I do not regret not having done something, perhaps having given up very quickly. For example, 4 years ago I was on a TV program that lasted several months, I reached the final, and I was SO tired of everything that I did not care and I did the LAST VERY BAD test, obviously I did not win.
Do you have some remorses for something you did but you should have done differently? If so which ones? The answer to the previous question would be one of them, and since I faced a career in fashion design, in the last moments I was very unmotivated and I did not get along. I would have liked to have the energy and the spirit that I have now to have carried it better and enjoyed it.
Do you have some dreams that you are trying to realize? If so which ones? Yes, my clothing brand (The coolslaw)is still a dream, it has a lot to do and grow, but I am working very hard on it and I am happy.
What time do you usually go to sleep? I am 27 years old, but it seems that I am 80 because I go to sleep around 9-9: 30 and if I can before, before.
What time do you usually wake up? I get up at 7.
What’s your favorite city in the world? I love Madrid, but I fell in love with London when I went.
Do you believe in some religions? I am not religious.
Your typical day? I get up at 7, take a shower, have breakfast, get ready and go to work. I am currently working with my mother, she has a clinic for medicine and cosmetic surgery. I work until 2, I go out, I go to the gym, I go home, I eat and I work in my brand, I sew, pattern or I create content for Instagram. I have dinner and sleep. I don’t usually meet my friends during the week.
Do you have many friends? No, obviously I do have friends, but those friends are best friends who know everything about me and I tell them everything. I have a lot of people I know, but I don’t count on them in my day to day life.
What would you do first if you won the lottery? I would invest in my clothing brand, run the coolest restaurant, travel, buy an attic, have lots of animals, and help others. (I think it has to be a lottery with a lot of money to do all this).
The richest person you know? I don’t know anybody rich, we’re all screwed.
Your favorite dish? The dish that always makes me happy is fried eggs with potatoes. I’m a basic, I know.
Do you have some phobias? Boys with long, unkempt nails.
Last book you read? The power of now.
Favorite fashion brand? Area, Y project, The attico.
The most precious material thing you own? What do you usually drink at the bar? Some earrings that my grandmother always wore. It’s very rare, when I meet guys, beer and when I’m with my friends white wine. Double personality? yes.
What do you usually have for breakfast? I started to be healthier, and I have turkey toast with Chamomile for breakfast. I have a very strange feeling with chamomile, it tastes like dirty clothes but I have an addiction.
Best party you’ve been to? I don’t remember what was my best party, I have not been very partying, but I always sneaked in with my best friend at parties / reserved. That’s why I said at the beginning that it seemed absurd to pay for a party, when you can sneak in.
What drugs have you done? Does lexatin count as a drug?
If so which one is your favorite? Lexatin?
Can you tell us something about you that nobody knows or very few people know? I have bunion.
What’s your best talent? Throw food and eat it in the air.
The way you dress more often? I love getting ready to go out to party or on a date, but normally in my day to day I go very oversize. I always run to places and I have to be comfortable.
What are the clothes you can’t stand to see on a man and on a woman? Leather pants in neither case.
Do you often go to the cinema? Before the covid I used to go a lot, but I have not gone for a year.
What’s your favorite show business character? Phil Dunphy, without a doubt, I would choose him a thousand times. It’s my crush.
If you can choose a famous man for a night, who would it be? This question has been difficult, I like them all. A night with Johnny Depp.
And for a relationship? Harrrrrrrry styles.
What’s the item of clothing you spent the most money on? € 120 a coat.
Your ideal holiday? I want to travel so much that any trip would be perfect for me. But I always dreamed of the typical paradise beach and NY!!! Handsome polo shirts.
Would you like to make an appeal? Stop emotional scammer.
What you cannot stand on people? When people run away instead of facing problems and being honest.
What’s the thing that make lose your patience the most? The ego.
And what does never gets you tired of? From movie-popcorn nights.
What does it mean for you to achieve something in life? Reach your goals, feel fulfilled, happy and proud of yourself.
Do you know someone being a real racist? Luckily not.
What’s the most boring thing for you? I do not know if it is boring, but it is something that causes me a lot of stress, I am distracted a lot without wanting to, when people talk to me I have to be VERY concentrated to pay attention, but not because I do not care, otherwise, because I am usually distracted and Thoughts come to me It’s kind of horrible, I never remember anything.
A trip you would do but still you didn’t? What’s the most memorable trip in your life? NY without a doubt, I’m looking forward to it. An important trip, when I went to see my best friend in Brighton, I missed her very much and it was a great time.
What’s your source of inspiration in fashion? There are many sources, movies, pinterest, old parades about everything and what is currently happening in the world. Really everything around you can be very inspirational for you.
Do you believe in everlasting love? Yes, totally, and I would love to have it. How cheesy!
Why is it so hard to have a lasting love today in your opinion? Do you think social networks are involved in it? Totally, when we have a problem or something does not work with our partner or with a person we are meeting, instead of talking about it, we stop seeing that person, because you know that with a single click you will have many more guys with whom you will surely you can function and you compare all the people and you think there will always be someone better than the last. We are not finished valuing people.
Your best and worst memories of your youth? How did you like to spend your time? In high school I had a pretty bad time, I was not comfortable with the people around me and I ran away a lot, I lived on the outskirts of Madrid, and I started going to the center of Madrid and I met my best friend and she along with another girl, they saved me enough. We did typical teenage things, we went to nightclubs, bars, bottles on the street, we drank a lot now that I think about it. We used to do “sinpas”, it’s called like that in Spanish when you go to restaurants and bars without paying. we were a little bad. But without a doubt, the worst moment of my adolescence was when my grandmother passed away, it was a very hard time.
What jobs have you done in your life? Nightclub PR (typical when you’re a teenager), Events hostess, waitress, I once modeled for a clothing store and I’m a terrible model, never again, receptionist, event planner, styling assistant, content creator, stylist , fashion designer.
What do you think about the existence of royal rulers for birthright? What do you think about marriage? They seem unnecessary. I think that union between two people is beautiful, but it is not necessary to marry. But I don’t see it bad.
And monogamy? It is a delicate subject, I am totally monogamous, I think that to have a relationship free of this, you have to have a brutal force, knowing what you want and that nobody is going to change what you have with your main partner. But it seems very complicated to me that it will not affect you at some point.
What were your favorite clubs/restaurant and places in Madrid? Gunilla, Panda, they are cool clubs in Madrid. Restaurants like La Musa, El perro y la galleta, Big mamma group, Fellina, Macao restaurant, Pez tortilla, Sakale.