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Oct 9, 2015


Fashion Blogger Crystal Phuong interviewed fashion designer, Zac Posen

Many of you, who follow me on Instagram and Facebook, have probably known about my interview with one of the world's famous fashion designers, Zac Posen, when I was in New York for fashion week last month. You can watch the video here if you haven't done so. 

The most common questions that people asked me when I came back to Singapore were: How was Zac Posen? How was your interview with him? Was he friendly? etc.... I have already answered these questions in this article. But then I thought, maybe I should talk more about what's behind the scene to take you through this amazing experience with me. Because I love you very much, and I know you love Zac Posen as much as I do. 

1. Was Zac Posen friendly?
Absolutely. Zac Posen is every A-list celebrity's favorite designer in Hollywood. From Rihana, Naomi Campbell to Coco Rocha, Kim Kardashian, everyone loves wearing his designs. Many people think superstars are not friendly and approachable, but that doesn't apply to Zac. He shook everyone's hands, said hello to everyone in his booth that day, and answered every single question that we had for him. A smile was always on his face. He even gave me a tote bag that was customized for the event. I have been a huge fan of Zac Posen and his designs, and I love him even more after this. Who wouldn't?

Crystal Phuong and fashion designer, Zac Posen- New York Fashion Week 2015

Zac Posen tote bag

2. I was so nervous that I almost gave up.
Two days before the interview, I was asked by the PR Agency whether I could do an interview with Zac Posen. Although I told them that I could, I was actually freaked out. "It's Zac Posen that you will be interviewing, you know?"- I asked myself. I was nervous and I was excited at the same time. I have always been dreaming of becoming a TV presenter and interviewing celebrities, but when the opportunity came knocking the door, I started feeling doubtful of myself. Only after receiving the second email confirmation, I realized that this was real. I had to go for it and do it really well. I hope I did.  

Interviewing fashion designer Zac Posen- Coterie Trade Show 2015

3. I spent US$500 on this interview. 
We had a superb camera with us, but it was meant for photo taking only. I didn't bring my videography equipment with me because, as I mentioned earlier, I didn't know that I would be interviewing celebrities during fashion week; I left all of my video equipment at home. I could make use of natural lighting and voice recording function from my iPhone, but I wanted to do a good interview and be professional. I went to B & H electronic store in Manhattan and bought an external video lighting, microphone, external hard drive, all of which cost me US$500. 

4. I stayed up until 5 am to get myself prepared.
Although I follow Zac Posen on his social media, it is very hard to keep up with many amazing things that he does. This includes being a judge of "Project Runway", a Creative Director of Brooks Brothers, a designer of his own labels Zac Posen, ZAC Zac Posen, Truly Zac Posen, I don't know how a person can do many different things in a day, but Zac seems to have no problem with it. I read every article about him on the internet, watched many of his interviews to make sure I wouldn't ask him the same questions that everyone else did. By the time, I was done researching, the clock ticked 5 am. I quickly grabbed 3 precious hours left to rest so that I could get ready by 9 am for the interview. I was exhausted, but I felt so satisfied. If I had to do it all over again, I definitely would. 

There you have it. The four things that you didn't know about my interview with Zac Posen. Now you know. Was Zac Posen happy with my interview? I don't know. I hope he was. Even if he didn't like, I would totally understand as I thought I could have done better. 

Perhaps, next time. 

Don't forget to check out Zac Posen's latest collection ZAC Zac Posen Spring Summer 2016. It's beautiful. I guarantee you'll love it.  This is my favorite piece from his collection. 

Zac Zac Posen Spring Summer 2016

Thank you so much for reading! 

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