Isa Hernáez, the young stylist who always dreamed of working in the world of fashionWags F1
Interview by Maria Palmero for VozPoouli translated by WagsF1 (sorry if I made some mistakes, I do my best to translate it). Enjoy !
“At only 25 years old, she is already a styling manager of a fashion firm and knows perfectly how this world works, how has she achieved it? We talked to her to get to know her better
There are millions of girls who dream of working in Fashion. They grew up reading magazines, designing and dreaming of someday belonging to that world. To try to achieve this, they study careers, master’s degrees… but only some do. One of these lucky few is Isabel Hernáez, who at only 25 is already styling manager for a fashion firm, Scalpers.
Isa, as her friends call her, has become an inspiration for thousands of young people. “What have you done to get a job in fashion?” , “where and what have you studied?” or “what internship have you done?” are some of the questions most asked by Instagram followers. She’s living proof that whoever follows his dreams, gets it, but especially if you have talent and passion. We talked about all this and much more with her in a coffee shop in the center of Madrid. Her history, as well as inspiring, can serve as a guiding route for many.
It’s a little PR, isn’t it? – Yeah, it’s a lot of that.
I am very surprised that on Instagram, when you ask round of questions, your followers are interested, above all, to know how you got where you are now.
– Yeah, they ask me what I studied, where, if I did a master’s, how I got into Scalpers… And there are many people who also keep asking me ‘wish list’, because before, many years ago, I opened an Instagram account in which I uploaded accessories, clothes, inspiring fashion photos…
And what have you studied?
– I studied Journalism in English at the Carlos III University (Madrid), did a year of Humanities before and changed (I liked it a lot but I had the idea of doing Journalism), always with the aim of working in fashion). I started doing second-degree internships, when you couldn’t even validate with the uni, and by taking experience. The first ones were in a personal image company, and there I had the social networks. It was my first contact. Then I was in The Extreme Collection Carry Communication, in Drestip (an online shopping platform), and so I went, little by little.
You’re absolutely right, I did the same, in the end everything is looking for it, nothing falls from the sky. And going back to your beginnings and since you studied journalism, did you ever consider becoming a fashion journalist?
– Yes, at first I wanted it. My dream was to work at Vogue or some magazine, and be in the newsroom and write… Although I also shuffled the radio, because I did practice and I loved it. Well, I don’t rule out doing a Fashion podcast (There’s one that I love, although they don’t anymore, called Fashion Not Filter, it’s hilarious; two girls who are friends and journalists do it and start talking).
Do you think that the taste for fashion appears or that one is born with it?
– Wow… I don’t know what to tell you, I’ve always liked it. I’ve always loved dressing, choosing clothes… even today. My friends tell me that what I like most about when we meet is the ‘pre’, that is, choosing clothes, makeup… [laughs]. Although, I haven’t told you this, in my family everyone thought I was going to be a cook when I was older, because I loved (and I love) making recipes [laughs].
– I can’t tell you… but what’s happened to me this year, with the confinement, is that I’ve noticed all the clothes I have. I was going at a pace that couldn’t be, this is that you have dinner and you buy yourself something especially for that event. For me it has marked a before and an after. Now I only invest in clothes that will last me, of quality.
Any beauty secrets you want to share? – Well, I have a really good one. With the mask, I got a lot of pimples and I was recommended a tonic of Biologique, which is called p50. It’s the most. It looks like an ad but I promise I won’t get paid, I’ll buy it. [laughs]. You take a cotton ball, and you get, like, a little touch, in the areas that you have worse. It’s going great. And I wash my face in the morning and at night, and I put on this tonic (which used to be another one) and a moisturizer. And sun cream every day of the year.
And as for your family, do you have siblings?
– Yes, I have a sister, Carlota, who studies advertising and draws super well. She’s one year younger than me. We say goodbye to it with the feeling that it will continue to take off. She is only 25 years old and already has a position of responsibility in the world of fashion, she knows which keys to touch, when to touch them and how to do it. It’s very well-related, it has a lot of projection and it will go far, time to time.”
Original interview link in Spanish : http://: https://www.vozpopuli.com/gritos/isa-hernaez-estilista-moda_0_1425157754.html
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