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Why Don't You Make Me?

Revamp your wardrobe with Luisa from Why Don't You Make Me?

Luisa Cruz
Washington, D.C.
Cake Decorator/ Designer

When did you first start getting crafty and creative with fashion?

When I was in middle school I started sewing little things by hand. My parents noticed, and my dad took me to buy my first sewing machine. It was more toy than tool with a pink Barbie design, but it was the perfect machine to learn how to sew.

Who are your favorite fashionistas and designers?

Lily Collins because she is so effortlessly cool, and Elizabeth Olsen because she somehow manages to simultaneously look chic and down-to-earth. I've recently become enamored with everything Rebecca Minkoff. I was lucky enough to find one of her cross-body bags at T.J. Maxx at a crazy discounted price that there was no way I could turn it down. I've been obsessed ever since!

What are your ultimate style tips?

This might me the DIYer in me but...learn to sew! So many friends have come to me for help to salvage their favorite ripped blouse or pair of pants. A needle and thread is all it takes to make something feel like new again. Once I bought a sweater for really cheap at Target, but it had these pearl buttons that made me feel like a grandmother. I bought new buttons for the sweater and in a few minutes time I was able to bring it back to life!

If you could borrow one thing from a celebrities wardrobe, what & who would you choose?

Do fictional characters count? I'm obsessed with Mindy Kaling's wardrobe on The Mindy Project. Her wardrobe is full of bright colors, fun prints, and perfectly figure-flattering. I wish I had someone to style me!!

Which fashion blogs do you love to read?

Caroline's Mode, Jak and Jil, The Blonde Salad, Gary Pepper Girl, The Sartorialist, Atlantic-Pacific, The Coveteur

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

I recently took a calligraphy course and have absolutely fallen in love with the art form. When I'm not watching Netflix or reading, I love to bake. My job revolves around cake, and I still love to come home and bake cookies, or practice making gumpaste flowers.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I started my blog over a year and a half ago. It served as a creative outlet after I graduated from school, and was unsure of what to do next. Though I graduated with my Bachelor's in Landscape Architecture, I now work as a Cake Designer. I know it sounds super cliche, but it's important to find what you love to do and spend your life doing it. I have a lot of work ahead of me if I want to succeed in the cake world, and I hope to keep blogging every step of the way!

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What's your favorite...

Favorite TV Show:
(Currently!) Orange is the New Black and anything on HGTV
Favorite Band:
Is Beyonce a band?
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Favorite Movie:
The Sandlot
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Favorite Fashion Brand:
Rebecca Minkoff
Favorite Color:
Mint Green
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