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Let's go inside some of the industry's greatest closets off the runway and off camera.  Everything on this site is handpainted by the author. Follow me on Instagram @theclosetinterview and @annthaden.

Aram Gerits

Aram Gerits

Today I’m meeting Aram Gerits in Milan.  Aram is a model from Belgium I met backstage at Les Hommes.  Not only is he amazing runway material, he has the most magnetic and upbeat personality.  I wasn’t surprised to see so many people talking to him and that he was a big part of the MMFW party scene.  He enjoyed partying with Justin Bieber at the DSquared2 party and meeting lots of friends during castings and shows in milan.  Follow him @aramgerits because he’s exactly the person you want to pal around with!

Hello, It’s Ann.  It’s great to see you.  Can I interview your closet? Yes.

What’s your favorite coat or jacket? Where and why did you buy it?  My favourite coat is a long rain-coat from Zara! It’s a grey one!


zara wool coat

Are you a morning or night person? What do you wear early in the morning or late at night?  Night person, I’m really active at a late hour, while standing up isn’t my strongest point. In the morning I just wear my pajamas and at night I wear some comfy trackpants and a t-shirt or hoodie.

What did you wear the last time you went out to dinner? Black jeans with a white shirt, black shoes . . . 

rag and bone jeans

Where did you go and what did you order?  It was at a restaurant which my mom really likes, I ordered a steak with fries.  But pasta is usually my favorite!

What is your favorite beverage of choice?  Soda or Iced Tea or gin and tonics.  

What music do you like to dance to?  Mostly hip-hop, I really like to dance but I’m not really good at it!

Where was the last place you traveled to?  Milan, for the FW 17-18

fabbrica del vapore milano

What souvenirs did you buy?  I bought an Armani t-shirt.

Who in your family member has great style and how would you describe them?  Difficult one, I would say my dad. He wears a lot of shirts and combines it really well with shoes and pants.

What is something one of your friends has in their closet that you want to borrow and never return?  Balenciaga shoes, I love them!!!

Who would star as you in a movie about your life and most importantly, what would they wear?  Ashton Kutcher, spontaneous and he really enjoys life! A black skinny pants with a nice white shirt and cool sneakers or designer shoes.

camouflage Stan Smiths

Fill in the blanks regarding your closet!

I should throw away this old H&M t-shirt  but I could never part with my old nike hoodie.

I spent too much money on Shirts but saved a lot of money on pants.


Givenchy Polynesian T-Shirt

I would love to attend Paris (Paris, Milan, New York) Fashion Week and sit in the front row of this show Kenzo.
I wear this fragrance Diesel, Only The Brave  but I love smelling this fragrance on someone else Giorgio Armani, Si

Only The Brave frangrance by Diesel

Thanks for letting me interview your closet Aram.  I’m glad I got to know you better too.  Now would you mind if I borrowed your Armani T-Shirt? 

House of Olivia Anthony

House of Olivia Anthony

Bali Lawal

Bali Lawal