ONE GIRL'S ADVENTURES IN FASHION, FOOD, BEAUTY and BEYOND
Carrie: Hi, Ashley! Wow, what an honor it is to be able to talk with you. Your artwork for Bergdorf’s is absolutely divine. I’m so curious to know when you got your start as an artist in New Orleans and what it was about art that appealed to you.
Ashley: I started painting 22 years ago in college, but I got started as an artist in New Orleans 14 years ago. I loved the idea of being able to express myself in whatever way I wanted--making art makes me feel brave.
Carrie: How would you describe your design aesthetic?
Ashley: Bold and unapologetic!
Carrie: That totally shines through in your work. Now, what do you think makes your art unique?
Ashley: They are my thoughts. My interpretation of the world!
Carrie: I love that! Do you have a favorite piece of artwork that you’ve ever created?
Ashley: Darn. This is hard. I love all of them but I really love the ones with text.
Carrie: Me too! Do you have a dream collaboration?
Ashley: Yes. With a major luxury fashion brand. LV, Gucci, Chanel...
Carrie: All good choices. Let’s go back to the present for a second. How do you feel about your art being displayed in Bergdorf's windows and as an exhibit on the 7th floor? Was it always a goal of yours?
Ashley: That was incredible! A dream come true. Overwhelming and amazing in every way...and humbling.
Carrie: Any future plans?
Ashley: Yeah, tons and tons! I’m just getting started!
Carrie: Where can readers find you on social media?
Ashley: My Instagram is @ashleylongshoreart and my website is www.ashleylongshore.com.
Carrie: Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview, Ashley! Keep being your bold, energetic, and unstoppable you!