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Who Am I ?


May 2011

1: Who am I?

Luis Polanco: A born New Yorker who loves fashion and social events.

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

I’m currently a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology studying Textile Development and Marketing (graduating May 2011). There are a couple of things that I’m working on; my portfolio, my end of the year project, and Fashion and Beauty week in New Jersey.

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

I’m from New York originally but also grew up in Ridgewood, NJ. And I’m going to the global.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

My biggest hero is Edie Sedgewick (if you didn’t watch The Factory you must).

5: What book is your bible?

It’s been a while since I had the time to sit and read a book but when I did I enjoyed reading The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson.

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

I love Thai food (it’s leaning towards a bit of an obsession), combat boots, Ray Ban sunglasses, and Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale album. There isn’t anything I hate, maybe dislike, but not hate.

7: What is your raison d’être?

I live to put a smile on peoples’ faces. I also live to accomplish my life goals (like becoming a style icon before I pass). That’s right I said it!

8: What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is a deep eggplant purple.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Rogue from X-Men.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

My favorite NYC hotspot is wherever I’m with a good crowd of friends.

11: What turns you on?

A long run, walking into Allsaints and trying on the leathers, and anything that is visually stimulating.

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

If you could be any animal which one would it be?


Luis Polanco is a 22-year-old fashion student who lives in New York and enjoys life to its fullest. He is a driven and hardworking individual with an eye for detail and a love for the extraordinary. He spends most of his time blogging for three different blogs and exploring the city. Eventually, Luis will like to move to Europe and broaden his horizons elsewhere, but for the time being he is killing it in NYC. This wont be the first and only time you will hear from Luis Polanco.


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Overseen by Jillian Mercado

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Derek Edward Photography / Courtesy of Luis Polanco

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Luis Polanco outside of Empire Diner, NYC, 2011, Photography by Derek Edward Photography / Courtesy of Luis Polanco

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