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Zana on designing leatherware, blogging, and the color red

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Zana of and

Hi, what's your name?
My name is Zana. I’m from Seattle, but I moved here from San Francisco via Berlin. 

Can you tell us what you’re wearing
The shirt is Acne, the bag is Margiella, sunglasses are Prada, shorts are H&M, and the shoes are Alice and Olivia for Payless by way of Goodwill. My friend actually found them and put up a picture on Twitter, and I was like “I need those.”

And this [green leather chest strap]?
This is mine. It’s my design. My website is I have a blog too. It’s called

Are there any trends this fall that you’re really excited by?
Red. That’s all I want to wear from head to toe. I’ll replace all my black with red.

What about on guys? Is there anything that totally turns you on?
It depends if he's gay or straight.  Gay guys, I don’t care what they’re wearing.  If it’s a guy that I’m attracted to, then it's a different story. I’m a fan of "less is more" for men.

So simplicity?
Yes, and boots, boots are a must.

What about a dealbreaker?  If you saw a guy at a bar, is there any style that would make you unlikely to talk to him?
I’m pretty picky when it comes to aesthetics, but it's pretty case-by-case. I think that everyone has the right to dress the way they want to. I’m not going to condemn anyone for wearing something that I wouldn’t personally want to wear.