Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Floresca Isme, I am a 24 year old model and aspiring handbag designer. I absolutely love everything that has to do with fashion from the drawing to the finished masterpiece. I have been modeling for a little over four years and recently moved to New York from Boston to pursue this career. After a month I was so scared I made a huge mistake but, I can honestly say, this was the best decision I ever made in my life. I am so excited for what this city has in store for me!

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What does fashion mean to you?

To me fashion means wearing anything that either tells a story whether it be about you or something else.

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How would you describe your style?

I would say my style ranges – sometimes I want to be gym-chic – sporty and sophisticated – and other days – depending on weather – I am in a dress or jeans with high heels. Most days when I’m going to castings I wear black skinny jeans and a tank top, but just to add my personal spunk I’ll throw on a leather jacket and boots.

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Your biggest fashion faux pas?

My biggest fashion faux pas was when I thought patent leather was HOT. Boy, oh boy, was I wrong!

What trend do you hope never goes out of style?

Fringe! I pray fringe never goes out of style. Whether it’s on vests, boots, or my bags!

Describe your evenings.

These days I spend most of my evenings going through different colors and textures of leather swatches to pick for my handbag line.

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What excites you most about Nineteenth Amendment?

The biggest thing that excites me about Nineteenth Amendment is the platform they have created for amazing emerging designers!!

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What spoke to you about the garment you chose to wear?

The detail! I love the color and quilt panel detail in this Achalla est Couture Burnt Orange Cobra Jumpsuit. The material is so soft and made the details in the quilted pattern on the front stand out.


Paradigm is a collection energized by Ancient Egypt. It reflects the beauty, sexuality, and sovereign aspects of the modern woman of today.

Nineteenth + Seventh is a monthly feature bringing cutting-edge fashions from our global designers to your favorite tastemakers. Our goal? To help tell their stories through our designers’ clothing. We believe that fashion is at its best when many voices–from independent designers to bloggers, stylists, and connoisseurs–make themselves heard. Interested in sharing your fashion story? Email us letting us know you’d like to participate.