As a swimwear designer for Calvin Klein, Lymaris Diaz de Villegas helps to streamline the design process by keeping up-to-date on current fashion and accessory trends, creating one of the most simple yet fashion-forward swimwear lines available. We caught with Lymaris to find out what her favorite thing about being a designer is, what is on her spring wish list, and exactly what else a Balenciaga bag can be used for. Let’s just say she’s going to be one stylish new mom.
1) My personal style could best be described as:
A high /low mix of feminine, minimal and comfy, with a touch of 70’s flair
2) My favorite designers are:
Chloe, Marni, Philip Lim, Karen Walker
3) The last thing I bought was:
The last non-fashion related thing: a baby car seat
The last fashion thing: studded ballet flats from bonadrag.com
4) My favorite places to shop are:
American Rag, Barney’s Co op, Pixie Market, the Rose Bowl flea market, Scout in LA, APC, Urban Outfitters, H&M
5) Right now I’m listening to:
The new Animal Collective album, Nico, and The Organ
6) My most recent luxe buy was:
My dear, sweet husband gave me an awesome Balenicaga bag for Christmas that I will be using as a diaper bag for my baby on-the-way!
7) My most recent budget buy was:
Oversized t-shirts and a super cozy sweater seriously on sale at Urban Outfitters
On my spring wish list:
Lots of new shoes! I am expecting my first baby any day and my feet have grown a full size! I have been scoping out a couple pairs of dolce vita sandals and am looking forward to getting into heels and wedges again.
9) Right now I’m reading:
The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
10) Trends I’m loving now:
Still loving ditsy florals; plaid; light wash, worn in jeans; any kind of caged or lattice shoes; and nautical stripes and blazers
11) My favorite thing about being a designer is:
Meeting with artwork and textile studios to select prints for the line. It’s like having hundreds of gorgeous works of art at your fingertips. Half the time I just want to frame them and hang them up on my walls!
12) My dream closet looks like: