1. What first interested you in men's fashion?
Sara- The shoes, I'm a real sucker for shoes. Something about the aesthetic and construction of the right pair of men's shoes just makes my heart melt. My favorites are monk strap shoes.
2. What is one great failure that you've had and what did you learn from it? Has it influenced the work you do today?
Sara- When I was 16, I ran a very successful business for a few months. I was making the amount of capital a 16 year old would only dream of. In the span of a month, I lost most of it all due to some poor choices. As a result, I gave up the business. From that I learned that giving up because of one setback only guarantees regret and failure. I also learned to humble myself and appreciate the opportunities life offers to me.
It certainly has influenced the work that I do today. Unlike back then, I don't have any expectations. I work really hard to do what I love and I'm grateful that I get to do it. I still want to give up when things get hard, but I try to pull myself out of it. And if I can't, I surround myself with people that won't let me. Thank God for them.
3. How much do you love coffee? You can demonstrate by holding your hands apart and saying 'this much.'
Sara- Ha, I actually don't love coffee at all, but I can make you some of the best espresso drinks in the city. I love making coffee (hand) this much (hand) because I get to brighten at least one person's day with some latte art. I'm more of a tea drinker :).
4. Does Ariam Geffrard have a morning routine? What does that look like?
Sara- Ha, I've only recently started a morning routine, and it looks like this:
1. Pray and do some stretching exercises
2. Read a French paragraph
4. Drink a fresh fruit smoothie
5. Get social (Emails, Instagram, etc.)
6. Learn a new word
7. Get ready and start my day
5. You were born in Haiti? When did you move to NYC?
Sara- Yes, I was born in Haiti. I moved to NYC for my senior year of high school; I was 15 at the time.