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Who Am I ?

KELSIE HAYES

An Introduction to KELSIE HAYES

March 2011


1: Who am I?

I am Kelsie Hayes. I’m 21 years old and I live in New York City.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I am a fashion, jewelry, and accessories designer. I graduated from FIDM in LA with a degree in fashion design. I am senior designer of beckleybymelissa. Aside from the design world, I am helping plan a charity event for the Alyssa Seaman Foundation, a fund set up in honor of a very close friend that passed away earlier this year. It will support all of the things in life Alyssa loved and cared about.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I am from Cumberland, Maryland and I plan on going wherever I can, although I am content with living in NYC right now.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

My sister Lauren is my biggest hero. She takes her passion and talent for art and uses it to help others. She is finishing school to be an art therapist, but also devotes all of her spare time to do things in her community. She reminds me everyday that art is an outlet to express yourself–and to not take it too seriously.

5: What book is your bible?

The Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris by Alicia Drake.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love sequins, weekends, summer, my dog Quimby, visiting home (MD & LA), and being around good people. I hate laziness.

7: What is your raison d’être?

Definitely designing. It’s not just limited to clothing or jewelry; I look at anything and think of how I can make it different or better.

8: What is your favorite color?

Green. The jewelry world has opened my eyes to how many beautiful shades of green there are.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Little Miss Vixon–Atomic County.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

It’s really hard to say because I feel like “hot spots” here change often. I usually go where my friends are djing because to be honest the quality of music defines your night. Anywhere my friends and I can dance is really a “hot spot” for me–but lately the night usually ends at the Blind Barber.

11: What turns you on?

A great attitude, I can’t deal with egos.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Q: Favorite Spice Girls Song?

A: “Too Much.”

Kelsie Hayes is a 21-years-old fashion, jewelry, and accessories designer living in New York working in both LA and New York.

LINKS:

Twitter: @kelsiehayes

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Jillian Mercado & Tyler Malone

Photography by Catherine Cardelucci

Design by Jillian Mercado

Captions:

Kelsie Hayes, Los Angeles, California, 2011, Photography by Catherine Cardelucci

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