From a very early age Nina Garcia loved clothes. "When I was little, I wanted to pick out my own wardrobe and had everything match," says the Project Runway judge and Marie Claire creative director. "My mom would say, 'you should wear this.' And I'd say 'no I want to wear this.'"
An internship at the famed fashion house, Perry Ellis sealed the deal for Garcia. "I was minding the fashion closet and fetching coffee, but it really opened my eyes about what I wanted to do," recalls Garcia. Dealing with fashion journalists and editors she gained a deep understanding of what they did, how they looked at the clothes and reported on trends. "It gave me a closer look at what that world was about, sparked my interest to become a fashion journalist and an editor."
A key figure in fashion, Garcia shared seven things that you might not know about her, including why she's an ambassador for EpiPen On Location, her fashion muse and what she witnessed with Tim Gunn on Project Runway's 14th season.