She’s got curls for days and has what she likes to call, the “biggest hair in the room,” but all Of a Kind’s Claire Mazur wanted for Christmas is a filter between her brain and her mouth. The entrepreneur’s website pays special attention to emerging designers, selling their wares in limited-edition runs. So here, we give her the royal treatment she deserves—one question at time.
ELLE: What is your favorite smell?
CM: Money. (Everybody says that, right?)
ELLE: What do you consider the epitome of happiness?
CM: A warm gun, mama.
ELLE: How do you define luxury?
CM: Unlimited extra blue cheese with my buffalo wings.
ELLE: What is the last dream you remember?
CM: The one where I had a filter between my brain and my mouth.
ELLE: What’s your favorite childhood memory?
CM: Gymnastics competitions. Instead of wearing leotards I’d wear bathing suits because you could get them in way cooler designs—with metallics and flower appliques and stuff. Obviously looking fly is a lot more important than being flexible at those things.
ELLE: What’s the last book you read and loved?
CM: To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? by Lucy Siegle. It’s not the easiest read (it’s honestly kind of depressing), but it was incredibly illuminating and really changed the way I think about consumption and pricing in fashion.
ELLE: Describe your home’s aesthetic.
CM: Hm, I’ve never thought to describe it myself. But ever since I hung string curtains in front of my bed and threw a cowhide rug down on the floor, other people have described it as some variation of “sex den”. That was never my intention and it’s probably worth noting those are not people I’ve had or intend to have sex with.
ELLE: What are your vices?
CM: Sigerson Morrison shoes, Bumble & Bumble Curl Conscious Creme, and bendy straws (because you don’t have to sit upright to drink).
ELLE: Describe yourself in 5 words or less.
CM: Biggest hair in the room.
ELLE: What possession will you never throw away?
CM: My right arm. Planning on keeping that thing for life.