Welcome October! We just got our favorite printed magazine and guess who’s on the cover this month?
Singer and cool-girl fashion influencer Caroline Vreeland appear on the October cover of Ocean Drive magazine and discusses her debut album, “Like a Woman, Like a Drunkard, Like an Animal,” pursuing body positivity in the modeling industry and embracing her legacy as Diana Vreeland’s great granddaughter. Caroline also gets personal about her childhood as ‘“the weird one,” life in Miami with restaurateur boyfriend Jason Odio and writing her sex column for CR Fashion Book.
We are sharing some of the best quotes from her interview…check it out!
Caroline Vreeland talks to Ocean Drive Magazine
On changing her last name to Vreeland and her family’s fame: “I was so adamant and stubborn about paving my own way, making music the reason people cared about me and not using the Vreeland name to get my foot in the door. But then I realized this name has so much power, and I’ve started to honor it.”
On her sexuality and growing up connected to the gay community: “It felt really important early on to be an ally to the gay world. I found myself as the one standing up on the bus telling people in the back not to use the F-word. For some reason, it became part of what I wanted to champion. I always felt safer and more understood, appreciated, and welcomed by the gay community.”
On embracing her curves at a young age: “I felt this power within me. I cherished it; I worshipped it. I didn’t find it to be shameful.”
On experiencing rejection in the fashion industry: “I wasn’t readily welcomed into the fashion world physically. I was because of my name, but my body….”
“All of a sudden we’re shooting, and this photographer is like, ‘Honey, I can’t shoot you; I can’t work with this body. I can’t work with these boobs.’ So I literally had to shuffle down the driveway and leave the shoot.”
On finding her voice: “I’ve always loved writing and reading, but I haven’t shown that side of me. People see me as a fashion girl. They see me sitting at fashion shows and working with brands. People don’t want you to be many different things.”
On moving to Miami for a man: “When I started thinking about moving to Miami for a man, for love, it felt scary, but then I realized it shouldn’t be. If I want to come here to be with him, it’s my choice. I go where I should go, and this is where I am now.”
On building a future and settling down: “I’ve been so transient. I’m so grateful for that, trust me; I love it. But I’m starting to feel the itch. I want to put down roots. I want to get a house. I want to hang art. I want to have a plant that doesn’t die. I have that yearning in me. Miami…it’s perfect for that new chapter, that new place, to start that kind of life.”
You can follow her interview at Oceandrive.com
Images by Camilo Rios
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