MIAMI-native CUBAN-AMERICAN Model CAROLINA REYNA covers the the July 2017 STYLE INFLUENCER Issue of PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE!!!
Here are some interview interludes:
PMM: Your instagram account is inspirational. You exude a wonderful sense of style and confidence. Have you always been a ‘fashionista’ and how would you describe your fashion aesthetic?
Carolina: I have to thank my ‘Abuela’ for my sense of style. She has always been very glamorous and I think that rubbed off on me. As a little girl, I always wanted to look different and it just kept going from there. My mom really encouraged me to be unique when I was younger and I think that’s why I am the way I am now. She would have most of my clothes made for me because it was hard to find exactly what I wanted in stores. My aesthetic is sexy streetwear. I’m always in track pants and sneakers but then I’ll wear a bra as a shirt to soften it up.
PMM: What are your favorite summer trends you are looking forward to rock?
Carolina: I am still obsessing over coordinate pieces, so you’ll be catching me in crop tops with matching skirts VERY often. I also plan to spend every minute that I can in a bikini – Fashion to Figure just dropped one that I’ve been eyeing.
PMM: Speaking of Fashion to Figure, they are known for going beyond the fashion limits for curvy girls and giving us sexy trends with every new collection. What do you love most about the brand?
Carolina: Fashion to Figure was one of the first brands to really give me a chance and let me be myself and I am so grateful to them for that. The team really cares about the women who wear their products and they are constantly trying to better themselves as a brand. FTF has amazing denim; the fit is unreal. I’m also really loving their new swim collection.
PMM: All women, regardless of size, can struggle with body image issues. Can you share your journey with us and how you maintain healthy self-esteem?
Carolina: I have always been very self-aware and secure with myself. When I was younger, I was shy, but my mom snapped me out of it. I realized that I’m more than okay with who I am and what I look like. Once you start accepting yourself everything gets better. I don’t listen to the opinions of others, especially when I didn’t ask for it.