Jane By Design Style Profile - Christos Garkinos

Posted on Oct 10, 2012

Hey there, fabulous fashionistas! Did you guys catch the cameos by Decades co-owners Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos during the latest episode of Jane By Design?! Keep reading for an exclusive Q&A with Cristos about his job, trends, advice for those wanting to work in fashion – and more!

Tell us about your job. What is a typical day like?
There is no typical day. I work with the biggest fashionistas in the world, trying to access their wares, either consigning or purchasing to resell. I WISH there was a typical day!

What advice would you give to someone who wants to work in fashion?
Do whatever it takes. If you’ve got to intern first to break into the industry, make it happen – just don’t take no for an answer!

What’s your current favorite fashion trend?
The use of Tangerine for spring 2012.

Which fashion trend(s) should just go away?
Bags that are too big for small girls, anything with an extreme shoulder (Gaga, take note).

Who was the first fashion icon you were drawn to?
Maria Callas – she was a Greek full of drama and style. 

How would you describe your own personal style?
I would describe it as age-appropriate with a dash of sexy.

What is your favorite fashion piece in your own closet?
The Tom Ford suit I wore to my wedding.

What moment in your career are you most proud of?
Actually just last month I styled Rachel Zoe and Anne Hathaway for an event I hosted, and it was truly one of my proudest moments.

What do you think are the three items every person should have in their wardrobe?
An LBD, a go-to clutch and great undergarments, but number four would definitely be a smile.

Many thanks to Christos Garkinos for the insight into the fashion world! Be sure to watch an ALL NEW episode of Jane By Design on Tuesday at 8et/5pt. You never know who will pop up next!