5 Questions: Natalie Alcala

5 Questions: Natalie Alcala

Starting from a young age producing short stories in grade school, writing has always been an essential part of her life. In addition to currently being Racked LA‘s associate editor,  Natalie also is BlackBook’s fashion writer, Birchbox‘s contributor editor, and writes her own blog, Natalie’s Menagerie. Her work can also be found in a number of noteworthy outlets, including Vogue and Bullett. Based in Los Angeles, Natalie is a fashion writer that is passionate about emerging designers and bringing fresh talent to the forefront. We wanted to learn more about Natalie and find out what trends to look for on the red carpet this award season, so we asked her our five favorite questions…

New York or Los Angeles, and why?

LA — and not just because I was born and raised here. From the heavenly weather to the variety of food to the killer shopping to the picturesque beaches, we’re on permanent vacation here.

Give us a sense of your personal style?

Always evolving.

You’re best known for being a fashion and beauty expert, but what do you consider your greatest talent?

Good question! I’m really, really good at memorizing song lyrics. Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” is my speciality.

What’s your daily habit?

Eating kale.

What’s one thing in your closet you could never give up? And what’s your go-to piece in the closet right now?

I could never give up my Calvin Klein denim jacket that I go from a yard sale when I was 14. It fits like a glove. When it comes to current go-tos, I can’t stop wearing this A.L.C. sweater. It’s so soft, and I love the pattern. I wear it at least once a week!

BONUS: What trends do you think we’ll see on the Red Carpet this Award Season?

Lots of white, neutrals and pastels. Superstar stylists will use the opportunity to showcase spring 2013′s strongest looks. Cher Coulter stole my heart at the Globes when she dressed Sienna Miller in this stunner by Erdem.

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