Mademoiselle Apparis: Introducing Layana Aguilar

February 26, 2017

Mademoiselle Apparis: Introducing Layana Aguilar

Layana Aguilar is the designer behind the eponymous contemporary womenswear label that celebrates womanhood. As a mother, a wife and a fashion designer, her intention is to dress the urban woman who juggles different roles in life while owning her individuality and looking extraordinary. Layana Aguilarthe brand, was established in New York City in 2013. The label focuses on clean and ethical production and supports domestic manufacturing in New York City.


Meet the talented designer, as she answers the first edition of Mademoiselle Apparis:  


1. Name

Layana Aguilar Hordijk 

2. Profession

Fashion Designer/owner of Layana Aguilar & Mommy

3. Astrological sign


4. What does Fashion mean to you?

Fashion is a conversation, where we get to tell our stories without having to speak. We get to tell the world who we are, or how we feel by how we dress. 

5. What was your first fashion design?

It was a skirt that I made out of an old pair of jeans when I was 14!!

6. What is your go to outfit for daytime? Night time?

A white t-shirt, skinny jeans and a killer leather jacket. 

7. How do you perceive Parisian style?

I see the Parisian style as a more effortless chic way to dress. I think Parisian women know perfectly how to rock a more laid back style without looking boring! 

8. Which 3 Instagram accounts should we be following?

@Layana_aguilar ;)



9. What is your favorite season?


10. Describe your perfect day off when you are not designing?

Spending quality time with my husband and kids. Preferably doing something that involves all of us cuddling with cute animals!! 

11. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would still pick NYC 

12. A guilty pleasure?

Going to the movie theater alone 

13. French or Italian wine? 

It depends on my mood ;) 

14. Name three things on your bucket list?

-Sky diving 

-Get a pet Raccoon 

-Hang out with Lady Gaga for a day  

15. What is your mantra?

If there is a will there is a way.



Behind the Scene: Layana Aguilar


Les girls from APPARiS

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