Meet Alec, an American Eagle Outfitters store associate from Tampa, Florida and winner of Project Live Your Life. Learn more about Alec’s experience in Miami and his new passion, photography. Be sure to follow him on Twitter and Instagram, too!
You’re an AEO Store Associate- how did your store react when they heard you won Project Live Your Life?
My store was very happy and very supportive of the campaign. It was the best feeling having everyone rooting for me!
How did you react when you found out that you were going to be part of Project Live Your Life: Miami?
I was in shock. I’m still in shock.
You’re an in-store stylist. Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I really enjoy styles from Europe. I like sleek and modern styles. I like clothes that can be worn throughout transitions (day-night) (school-dinner) and clothes that can reflect personality- like AEO.
What style icons do you look up to?
I look up to Karl Lagerfeld and his vision through photography and style. I love his black and white images. I am also into things that are whimsical yet somewhat dark.
Why is style a form of art?
ABSOLUTELY. It is envisioned, created, and enjoyed.
What makes you unique? What characteristics tell your story?
I am a very unique person. I love things different. I enjoy politics, adult conversation and problem solving, which is different for a teen to say.
You mentioned that you’re big into cinematography. Tell us about this passion.
I cannot explain how excited I get to see beautiful scenery, haunting music, and a meaningful storyline in a movie. I would love to branch into the study. It is a fantastic way of expression.
What are your favorite movies of all time?
Alice in Wonderland 2010
Harry Potter Series
The Devil Wears Prada