Interview with Varunee of Sincerely, Varunee
I first met Varunee of Sincerely, Varunee last year while I was securing fashion designers for the Give Back Gala. Her pieces have a great mixture of design elements from deconstructed looks to more traditionally elegant looks. In addition to designing clothing, Varunee also dabbles in jewelry design. Each time I have seen her in person she has been decked out with some of her personal creations!
Varunee took some time out of her busy schedule to do an interview for Style Bust!
Style Bust: How did you get into fashion design?
Varunee: My mother was a fashion designer. I’ve always been interested in fashion ever since I was a little girl.
Style Bust: Are you designing your own collection full-time or do have another job as well?
Varunee: I have a part-time gig.
Style Bust: What did you study in college?
Varunee: I have a B.A. in English and Linguistics from Bangkok Thailand and an A.A. in Fashion Design from Brooks College in Long Beach California.
Style Bust: How has you fashion degree helped you be a successful fashion designer?
Varunee: Classes in Pattern Making and Sewing have helped me tremendously. Although I don’t make most of my patterns or sew myself, I know enough to communicate with my staff.
Style Bust: What do you enjoy most about a fashion career?
Varunee: It is very rewarding to see my clients looking beautiful in my designs. It’s so nice to see my designs enhance their beauty.
Style Bust: What is the most challenging about a fashion career?
Varunee: Trying to stay ahead of my peers.
Style Bust: If you could work for more hours per day, where would you devote the extra time and energy?
Varunee: Design, Design, Design.
Style Bust: Describe the collection you’ll be showing at the Give Back Gala.
Varunee: Deconstructed, raw-edge, funky and elegant, these are adjectives that describe my collection. My clothes are for women that are creative and not afraid to be noticed.
Style Bust: What inspired this collection?
Varunee: The uniqueness of creative women.
Style Bust: Why should people come out and see your work at this show?
Varunee: To see what Sincerely, Varunee is all about.
Style Bust: How can people get in touch with you?