Cynthia Collins, owner and lead designer of Collins- Interiors is our Throwback Thursday lady this week! Cynthia has traveled all around the United States to design spaces that fit the lifestyle and personality of her clients. Cynthia and her talented team turn rooms into masterpieces that you can't help but wish you could sit down in and enjoy. We are honored to introduce her (if you don't already know her) and hope you enjoy reading about when she was a young tot. Pictured above is a design created by Cynthia we adore, and you might even spot a bit of T.B.B.C.in the picture (wink, wink)!
1. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? "I always wanted to be a chef. As a small girl, I was always involved in the kitchen and ALL of its contents. Still to this day the kitchen is most comfortable to me. I think it's a real challenge to create something out of random items from the pantry and refrigerator. I don't follow recipes, I create along the way."
2. To be successful you must love what you do; what do you do and why do you love it? "As an interior designer, I love so many parts of my job. I work with a collaborative team of designers everyday. We create every.single.day. I get to see life and design differently everyday through the lens of the each of my designers. It brings me great joy to start a new project and watch my girls let loose with their ideas! We have such a brilliant shared process of brainstorming, curating and editing that fuels me beyond measure. I love seeing ideas in our minds come to fruition on our scheming tables and then executed into a client's home."
3. How would Vogue describe your baby style back in the day? "As a young girl, I remember always being interested in what I was wearing. In middle school, I took such an sincere interest, my parents made me find a job to support my fashion must-haves. I simply could not survive without my peach suede cole haan loafers and knee-high argyle socks --- really, who couldn't?"
4. Was there an item or accessory you recall disliking, but were forced to wear? "My mom would never force me to wear anything. I had full liberty with my fashion choices!"
5. Since it’s #TBT, tell us your favorite “vintage” fashion icon. "All day long, I choose Coco. Coco Chanel's story is absolutely fascinating. I encourage everyone to read up on her! She broke the mold completely in many departments. She wasn't only a fashion designer. She was an innovator. She changed the way we thought about a woman's figure and shape. She invented hairstyles and jewelry designs. She made women comfortable and eliminated the corset after years of cinching! Absolutely love her."
Cynthia Collins... the peach suade loafers...! We absolutely love YOU! Mwah, TBBC