On Online: Meet Eugene Simms

ginoWhere do you live? Silver Spring, MD

Area of study: Fashion Design

Day job/occupation: Currently I’m a cobbler’s assistant, learning the craft of shoe repair. (Thank goodness it’s a paid position.) I plan to pursue a career in men’s footwear and accessory design, so I’m learning from the opposite end of the process. It worked for Ferragamo.

List three of your heroes in history: Salvador Dali, Rosalind Russell, and Desmond Tutu.

Name three of your favorite designers and/or artists: Donald J. Pilner, Etro for their wonderful use of prints and Nick Knight.

List a guilty pleasure: Nip/Tuck — the salacious storylines give me a momentary escape from reality.

What is your dream job? A ballroom dancer or a zoologist.

What is the most embarrassing item in your closet? A tank-top that I cut into a midriff, which says “If you get down..” on the front, and has a image of a condom with “strap Up” enclosed on the back.

List a person (dead or alive) whom you would like to have coffee with: My dad.

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