Blowfish Malibu Spotlight: Chantal Romaguera
We sat down with Chantal Romaguera, administrative assistant in the operations department.
Get to know Chantal in the interview below:
Tell us about your role at Blowfish Malibu.
I’m an administrative assistant for the operations department. I primarily work with production and making sure the product is ordered correctly, registered with vegan, labeled, and transported safely from China to the U.S.
When did you first become interested in Production?
I first became interest in production when I started attending L.A. fashion week. All the different and unique styles from the clothing down to the shoes caught my attention and made me interested in the production side of the industry.
What did you do previously before joining the Blowfish Malibu team?
Human Resource for Senior Living Housing
What do you like most about working in the fashion industry?
I like how fashion can change how a person feels about themselves. It provides room for self-expression, creativity, and growth.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is being able to catch a glimpse of the new trends in designs before they hit the stores and then seeing people wear our shoes. It is a very proud moment for me. I feel grateful to be part of awesome team like Blowfish Malibu.
The Blowfish Malibu offices are in LA. What’s your favorite thing about the city?
I like the diversity that L.A. offers and its functionality – you can do almost anything in this city!
Which is your favorite pair of Blowfish Malibu shoes?
I have two favorite shoes which are Raco booties and Mazaki sneaker.
What advice would you have for someone who’s trying to pursue the same career as you?
Keep going forwarding even in doubt. Don’t stop striving for more. Just try again. Be patience and kind with yourself.
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What was the last thing you were obsessed with?
Tiny houses and how it can aid with the homing crisis. They can providing temporary housing and mental health solutions, which could help many.
Where are you from and how has that shaped you?
Los Angeles! Being from L.A. has shaped me by teaching me how to be independent and resourceful.
What’s your dream travel destination?
I would like to backpack around Europe.
If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
My power house trio women: Cher, Bette Midler, and Billie Holiday
When do you feel best about yourself?
After a nice hike or swim, then I’ll usually go straight to have breakfast and coffee 🙂
What’s your personal motto?
I have two:
- Short term sacrifice long term gain.
- WWCD -What would Cher do?
What’s a fun fact about you most people don’t know?
I am learning to play the ukulele and banjolele.
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I learn the most from: Trial and Error
I can’t live without: Music, Coffee, and Dessert
You can find me shopping at: Local business
My astrological sign is: Leo
The last book I read was: : The four agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Most people would say I’m: A self-advocate, resilient, hardworking, and caring
I’m currently listening to: You’re on (feat. Kyan) Madeon
My style mantra is: Street, tomboy, sporty, and bohemian
I feel most comfortable: Wearing huge sweater/ pull overs and listening to music
When I woke up today I felt: I felt peaceful, focus, and ready
Most people don’t know: I am very dorky and shy
I feel the best when: In nature and meditating or writing