by Léa Taïeb
May 14, 2019

Claire Rose Cliteur’s Interview @claartjerose, the rising star of the fashion industry

At only twenty six Claire Rose already has a fascinating career and millions of fans around the world.

Raised in Amsterdam, Claire Rose then decided to move in London for fashion studies. It is finally in its original city that she will end her educational path and launched her Instagram account on which she will decide to post pictures of her daily life. Over the months she realized that her universe was much appreciated and that her love for fashion will be shared by her community.

“To be honest I never really decided to do this job, it is kind of new and it came very naturally. I always knew I wanted to work for myself”.

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the interview

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

First, to know you better could you please tell us what’s been your educational past?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

After finishing high school at the age of 17 I moved to London to do a couple of courses at the London College of Fashion. After a year, I moved back to Amsterdam to study for a Bachelor in Fashion Textiles & Technology at the Amsterdam Fashion Intitute. After four years of studying and a seven month intern year in New York, I graduated. Ever since, I have been doing what I do !

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

From where came this love for fashion? Is your family in the game?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

From a young age, I have suffered with hearing impairments. I have always depended on visual stimulation and so i guess that’s where my love for fashion grew. When we were younger, my sister and I would always pretend our rooms were fashion stores and fantasize that we had customers coming in to buy our collections! No, none of my family are involved in fashion.

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

You already have a really interesting career, when did you first decide to start this career ?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

Never, since this job is kind of new. I always knew I wanted to work for myself and feel so lucky that I have a platform to do this based on my personal interests and experience in the fashion industry.

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

What were the first steps to become a powerful it girl and to create a meaningful community?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

Mostly I just never take a ‘no’ for an answer, but I definitely don’t consider myself as a powerful “it girl” !

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

You are now living between New York and Amsterdam, how do you manage this double life ?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

I am now living in New York but I am originally from Amsterdam so I go back and forth quite often. I feel very lucky to be able to live in such an amazing city but also to have the opportunity to travel the world.

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

Now tell us, how is a day with Claire Rose?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

To be honest, everyday is different and whatever I feel like doing, I do. Sometimes we work all day at a desk in my apartment and sometimes we are just running around the city for inspiration and/or meetings.

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

If we had to describe you, what would you like to hear ?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

I would love to hear that I am a very optimistic, bright and adventurous person ! Some people will say that I am sometimes stubborn and a chaotic person!

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

Which brand or creator would you recommend for this summer? Did you get a special crush?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

So many, I couldn’t possibly choose. I will be doing some posts on new cool designers soon... so stay tuned!

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

Is there any entreprenors that has inspired you? If yes, Who?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

My parents, Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn.

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

What does creativity makes you think about? Do you feel like this young generation is much more creative than the previous one ?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

Being creative is all about expressing yourself and being opend minded and think outside the box. I don’t necessarily think there’s more creative people nowadays – there’s just more possibilities and platforms for everyone to express their creativity such as Instagram.

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

What is your everyday motto?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

Never take a no for an answer! We always need to challenge ourselves !

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

Where do you hang out when you come to visit us in Paris? 

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

I always go in Le Marais, in love this area ! You can also find me at hotel Costes for the best French fries (laughs).

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

What does the future look like for you? Any interesting projects in work?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

The good thing is, I have the freedom to create whatever I want which is so special. For the rest, it is a secret!

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

A city that particularly inspires you ? If yes, why ?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

New York for sure, the diversity of opportunities, people, events means you are always inspired, wherever you go! Best city ever !

TOWNHOUSE (LÉA)

One final word/advice for your readers ?

CLAIRE ROSE CLITEUR

Do one thing that scares you everyday.