What I love about Desiree is that she lives completely within her creative head, but with a big mirror to herself. The ironies and hypocrisies of life, and in particular her fashion obsessions, are not lost on her at all. I am riveted by her intense observations and infallible taste. They all come out in a stream of consciousness that is both witty and dead serious at the same time. Desiree says with a completely straight face, about ten times, that something else is her “favorite thing of life.” She means it and at the same time she doesn’t. She says that she loves clogs, but then again little boys clothes too, it used to be “all about the eyeliner” and now “it’s all about the lip.” Instead of using color for her design school graduating project she decided to paint everything white for it’s antique, childish and endless qualities. She further explains that she used white to make everything “look stuck in time.” Along the lines of the complexities of time, one of Desiree’s most honest introspections was, “I am twenty-two, but I feel like I am fifty-two. I am running out of time… I can try and hide my feelings but you can mostly tell by my gaze what I am thinking.” Her perseverating on what to wear to a party reveals the inner intellectual banter. One would never find Desiree in the usual anything, especially “suffocating and stuffy” party attire. Instead, her love for no fuss and simplicity led her to give birth to a fluid, champagne silk dress that is “easy to dance in” and has a hole for an arm so that you can easily hold a glass. Desiree’s passion for perfection created an inability to decide on which shoe she would wear with this dress. So, she decided to wear two different ones. The nude pump for her “intense going to a party, but not” mood and the black ankle boot for her “I am chill, I am in New York, I don’t care… not a big deal” mood. Desiree elaborates on her ruminations for the future when saying, “I want to literally do everything. I would like to have a lifestyle company one day. Just have things… a music selection, couches, a world. The world is about relationships, community, love, peace, clarity… just about existence and being. I don’t know if we think about that enough.” Yet, we can be sure that Desiree does.