Model Memo: Fiona Briseno

Model Memo: Fiona Briseno

Featured in upcoming projects with VS Pink and L'Oréal, NYC native Fiona Briseno is one busy girl. Here, she makes time for a quick trip around the West Village with V, and answers a few of our essential questions.

Featured in upcoming projects with VS Pink and L'Oréal, NYC native Fiona Briseno is one busy girl. Here, she makes time for a quick trip around the West Village with V, and answers a few of our essential questions.

Photography: Emma Blanchard

Photography: Adair Smith

Describe yourself in three words. 

I feel like I’m very outgoing. I’m driven as well, I know what I want in life and am determined to accomplish my goals. The last word would probably have to be intriguing; I’m really good at keeping people around and engaging in interesting conversation.

What are your top three favorite songs at the moment?

I'm always listening to different variations of music depending on my mood, but I love "Can't Stop" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones, and literally every song by The Doors, don't make me pick please, every song by The Doors turns me on. 

If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?

It would have to be Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City. Sarah Jessica Parker is amazing and Sex in the City is my favorite show for life. 

Who inspires you? Why? 

My mom definitely inspires me. I grew up with her and I felt like my mom was my older sister in a way. She was always so creative. She had a vintage store, and now because of her I literally only wear vintage clothing. As I grew up, my style was completely influenced by my mother although we have two different types of vintage styles. I basically grew up in a big vintage store. I feel like if I didn’t dress the way I did I wouldn’t be as far as I am today. Clothing inspires me, picking a daily outfit is always so exciting for me. People follow me partly because of my unique style.

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?

I haven’t done a lot of traveling because I am in school, but nothing compares to New York City. New York is the coolest place ever, dude. I grew up in the city and being a Manhattan girl has made me so independent. I was born in the East Village near St. Marks, same place I got these rings and piercings. I move every 3 months to a different part of Manhattan so it feels like I'm experiencing it all. New York never gets old.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?

I would like to see Jennifer Aniston as me. She is great, she would make me the moody person I am but at the same time be very funny. She would do a great job as me.

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

One hundred percent I would choose a cheeseburger with bacon…minus the vegetables on it. Also maybe Prince Street Pizza.

If you were a singer, what would the name of your debut album be?

I’m not sure what the name would be exactly, but it would edgy but at the same time high maintenance. That’s my vibe. I would want it to be a cool girl, badass vibe.

What are your three biggest fears?

War, I couldn’t imagine a life in the midst of a war it would be very scary. A less intense fear of mine would be basements. I’m afraid to go down into basements especially my grandma's. Also, bees and roaches. 

If I gave you $100,000 to start a business, what would you start?

I would open a vintage boutique. My boyfriend, mom, and I, love clothes so much and always talk about opening another store. I don’t know if I necessarily want to start designing yet, I want to eventually be a lingerie designer so lingerie would be cool. I think a vintage pop up would be cool for now. It could be nice to have a store with a little coffee shop in it.

If you were a car, what type would you be?

A matte black Mercedes G Wagon. It’s such a sexy car.

Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?

I would definitely rather fight one horse sized duck. The thing is though I probably couldn’t take it seriously. It would probably be extremely cute. 100 duck-sized horses sound like a Toy Story invasion to me.

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