Meet Larz, a 19 year-old entrepreneur, philanthropist, and jetsetter who was born and raised in Chicago. Larz paved her way into the world of fashion and art when she founded “Chicago Flea MKT”, an art market in Wicker Park. Currently she works at a fashion start-up for college girls, http://www.dressometry.com/. Aside from all of Larz’s fashion work, she is dedicated to helping others throughout the community. Now Larz is enjoying her fall semester abroad in the fashion capital of the world, Paris.
1. How was LARZapalooza?
AMAZING. Now that I’m 20, and I’ve traveled around the US rocking flowers on my head, I felt it was time to make the FLOWER POWER tour official, and make a difference while doing it.
My mission for LIVINLIKELARZ is : I want to do two things in my life: Be Inspired by Inspiring people. Inspire People to be inspired. At LARZAPALOOZA I was to inspire young girls through music, fashion, and flower crowns to raise money for MAKE A WISH ILLINOIS. I loved coming back to Chicago, after LA, NYC, and Nashville to collab’ with Frankies on the Park for a greater cause. I truly believe you’re never too young to make a difference or a wish.
2. What’s your favorite feature of Resultly?
I LOVE that you can follow influencers based on category: Athletes, Tech Trends, etc. This segmented approach allows individuals to identify who their TRUE influencers are. Often times websites, pop culture, and magazines assume that a major ROCKSTAR is an influencer, therefore, EVERYONE should follow them. In reality, its about finding people who inspire you, through the things you are inspired by.
If you love TECH> get inspired by TECH TRENDS. If you are an ATHLETE> KICK it like a PRO. That’s what I call RESULTS. I mean who wants to practice a game they don’t wanna play?
3. What’s your favorite upcoming fall collection, designer, brand, or suggestions for your following?
My favorite shoes are DEFINITELY BUCKETFEET. I’m all about the kicks… For several reasons. Bucketfeet is one of my faves because it is a CHICAGO GROWN company , similar to Result.ly. Bucketfeet supports artists around the world and turns their fab designs into shoes. I’m always obsessed with the NASTY GAL #SHOECULT.
Partly because Sophia Amoruso is such a #GIRLBOSS ( a must read if you haven’t). The Marc by Marc Jacobs backpack collection is ON POINT. No … but actually… I’m so stoked to carry them around Europe this fall :).
4. Who inspires you in fashion, in your writing and that you’d love to see as our next Influencer?
Isabella Rose Taylor is going to be HUGE. She is one of my biggest inspirations… AKA she is 13 years old and has her own fashion line. She just got picked up by Nordstrom this FALL and she will be shown’ at NYFW. Watch out for this COOL CAT!
5. Can we have a sneak peak into your next Collection, see any trends for Winter?
Patterned dresses and leather belts are KEY to winter fashion. Don’t be afraid to rock your favorite floral, aztec , or wild print. Prints are daring… don’t get me wrong… but if you pair it with a LEATHER BELT you’re gucci :). You never want to hide in your clothes .
Be sure to check out some of the footage from Larz’s Make A Wish Illinois Festival video! http://bit.ly/1q8S8KG
Don’t forget to follow Larz on Resultly now! https://www.result.ly/livinlikelarz