Cartier Dior is a 18 year old fashion designer, blogger, model, and artist. Cartier was a contestant on the second season of Lifetime’s Project Runway: Junior. She currently resides with her family in Pocatello, Idaho in the United States, but she will be relocating to Paris, France this fall to study fashion design at Atelier Chardon Savard. Aside from fashion, she loves studying languages, like French and Russian.
Hey! If you were looking for the typical professional about page, there you go. Now let’s get a bit more real and talk about what I really want to talk about.
I am currently writing this at 22:42 on the school night, in a notebook that I have dedicated solely to getting my shit together. I turned 18 three days ago. I used to think I’d have my shit together by now. However, the biggest thing I’ve learned in my eighteen short years is this:
Nobody has their shit together. No one.
I feel like the way we present ourselves can get a bit misleading to others, especially in the age of perfectly filtered Instagrams and perfectly crafted lifestyle blogs. We present the highlights of our lives, and hide the stuff that isn’t so appealing. We then compare ourselves to others highlights and wonder why our lows can’t be that high. And don’t get me wrong, I know I am not immune to this. I have spent eighteen years chasing perfection. That’s why I have decided to change my approach to my brand and to the way I see myself. My internet presence will now exist to be a honest space. I am not here to show you the perfect life, because life is far from perfect. I am here to expose my own faults and work on them, and to talk about things that interest and enrage and intrigue me.
As far as my work goes, I want to make badass clothing for badass women. Fashion has always been a creative outlet for me, but I often get too caught up in ideas about what I “should” be doing. However, my best work has always come from trying new things and expressing the way I feel through this medium. I want to give you something honest and real to wear that makes your feel good.
My goal for this website is for it to be a open creative space. As I learn more about fashion and the world around me, I want the things I publish and sell on this website to reflect that.
Here’s to a new approach.
Photo by Jamie Findlay