Do you know what Carla thinks about success and failure? Thanks to Designsponge which interviewed Carla for their Life & Business rubric, you can now find out, as well as why Carla’s son was the DJ at one of our catwalks when he was only 7 years old.
Can you remember when you first learned about your field of work? How did you discover what it was and how you knew it was what you wanted to do?
I don’t remember exactly, but since I was a young girl, my passion for fashion was always accompanied by the pyramids of Mexican archaeological sites. My father was the director of the anthropological museums in Mexico’s pyramids, so when I went with him to these sites at 9 years old, I was delighted by the dresses of the indigenous women who still live in the regions where the pyramids are. I admire the woman in the communities. They work very hard every day and still have that smile every morning, and this is how it all started for me.
What was the best piece of business advice you were given when you were starting off?
When I was 14 years old, my parents encouraged me to start working during the summer months. I learned at very young age the importance of having a job, and understanding the value of money.
At [a] very early age, I could pay for my things and travels. For me, learning while working was the best. I had responsibilities, I learned to listen, look to the eyes of who I was talking to, work as a team, and, in the end, create successful projects.
Read the whole on DesignSponge’s website, here.