Welcome to round three of RT Stories, a candid conversation about life and style with a few of our favorite women. Christina Caradona is a French-American New Yorker and influencer behind the eight-year-old fashion blog, Trop Rouge. Below, she talks memories, mantras and shares a poignant story about her favorite pair of jeans.
chapter 3: Christina Caradona
On knowing when she made it… “When I did a tampon commercial for Tampax Radiant. I love how that was my ah-ha moment, but I thought it was really cool that someone wanted me to be like ‘my name is Christina Caradona and the only spots I want on me are leopard.’ And also, when my brother started thinking I was cool. If a 10-year-old thinks I’m cool, I’ve made it.”
On being a woman…
“We get to be moody and it’s ok.”
On the meaning of fashion… “Fashion is saying who I am without saying anything. I feel like someone said that already but it’s such a good quote. It’s a way for someone to see who I am without even talking to me.”
On her RT jeans…“These patchwork jeans hold a special place in my heart because I was wearing them when my boyfriend told me he got a job offer in Marfa, Texas. I remember I was wearing them with white shoes and my teddy jacket with a glass of wine in my hand thinking to myself, ‘I’m so happy for you, but at the same time, why did you do that?’ So, these jeans remind me of a really big shift in both of our lives. We’re still in love, we’re doing long distance, and it’s a really happy story because I feel like we love each other even more now. It’s worked out for the better. These jeans fit great and they remind me of when we were our strongest.”
On her approach to dressing… “Wear whatever makes you feel really good about yourself. I like to dress comfortably, like the woman that I want to be and the woman that I am. I like classic things that don’t go out of style. I want to look in my closet and see something I’ve had for 6 years that I can continue wearing because there’s no date on it.”
On her perfect day… “Not waking up hungover, having everything in my refrigerator that I need to make a recipe, so I don’t have to go to the grocery store again, having a line of TV shows that I’ve DVR’ed that I get to stay home and watch and organizing my vitamin cabinet. I’m kind of boring. The more I find myself growing up and living alone, the more I don’t really want to see anyone. Alone time is an amazing time.”
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