Wavy Women highlights various industry professionals currently leading the game with their brazen creativity and forward-thinking style.
The latest star of our ongoing power girl fashion series, Wavy Women, is none other than Sami Miro. Born in San Francisco, Sami would later bring her background in tech and entrepreneurship to Los Angeles, where she currently works as a stylist, vintage collector and creative consultant.
We asked Sami a few questions to find out more about her personal style, what first piqued her interest in fashion, her greatest career achievements and more.
Read what she had to say below, then peep our last installment with photographer, Amy Hood.
What was the thing that first got you interested in fashion?
As an adolescent who was raised in a middle class family but who grew up in an upper class environment, I found vintage as a means to express my style in a unique and affordable way. From there, I discover the one-of-a-kind value in natural wear and tear and began collecting.
What was your first big gig?
I would say designing Selena Gomez’s Revival Tour Asia exclusively in my clothing line would be the most epic. Other milestones are designing performance pieces and merch for other big artists, having my own mini series with ELLE.com, getting written up in Vogue Italia, creative directing campaigns for amazing brands, and launching my own clothing line, Sami Miro Vintage. That being said, focusing my career on fashion is still very new. Until about 2 years ago, fashion was a hobby and my career was in tech and marketing.
Tell us about your day to day.
Everyday is totally different. The common denominator is my line where I run up the marketing, PR, design, sales and social. Outside of that, I could be working with brands on social media activations, shooting a campaign for Sami Miro Vintage, designing new pieces, working with my manufacturers in LA, doing creative consulting work for musicians, tours and now, movies.
If you weren’t doing what you are now, where would you work?
I used to work for a tech startup in San Francisco and after everything I have learn in fashion and entertainment, I would probably want to put my creative direction skills to the test at a tech company or another in fashion.
Describe your current style.
Vintage, casual, and masculine yet sexy.
Who or what are you currently inspired by?
The old swagged out man waiting for a bus at the bus stop
What is the greatest accomplishment of your life so far?
That’s hard! Probably getting a Master’s degree in Global Entrepreneurship, being a CA State Champion in gymnastics, or launching my own company and officially becoming an entrepreneur.
What is your most treasured item of clothing and why?
Probably my vintage jacket collection
Where do you want to be in the next five years?
At the rate fashion and technology are ever-changing, new jobs and opportunities are always presenting themselves so it’s hard to say exactly without putting myself in a box. I love the entrepreneurial path that I’m on now because it allows me to combine my business acumen with my love of fashion and creativity. That being said, I’d like to take Sami Miro Vintage to new levels and be a leader in both the vintage world and fashion world.
Dream collaboration? (with whom and what would you create?)
My dream collaboration would be with Tesla. Green living is incredibly important to me and I hugely applaud them for their life changing innovations. I practice greening at home and also at work by using recycled, vintage fabrics to create something new.
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