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My Instagram: Nissa Lafond

She’s still in college, but 21-year-old Nissa Lafond (www.instagram
.com/nissa_ann)
dreams of the day when she’ll be dripping in Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel. (Take a number Nissa, we had that dream first.) The high-fashion fanatic, who grew up in Rockport and now lives in Back Bay, is this week’s Instagram star. A plucky public relations major at Suffolk University, Lafond is also keen on interior design, ballet, and blogging her positive outlook on life. Time to find out what else makes this fashion plate tick.

Q. As an eternal pessimist, I get a bit nervous around optimists such as yourself. Do you have any advice to help me be more positive?

A. In order to be more positive, you don’t have to expect the best, but you do have to realize that life is what you make it. If something does not work out then it is not meant to be. Happiness is what creates a positive attitude. If you can find something within each day that makes you happy, then I believe you will be a more positive person.

Q. It’s beach season, and you’re headed to the shore. What kind of bathing suit are you wearing, what SPF sunblock are you using, and what’s in your beach bag?

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A. I am wearing a floral bikini from J.Crew and Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Sunblock with a 70 SPF. In my straw beach tote you will find an oversized beach towel from Restoration Hardware , an old pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers , the latest issue of Vogue, a good book (I recommend Sophie Kinsella for a fun read), and either a Frisbee or a football.

Q. Given your love of fashion and your major, are you hoping you’ll end up working for someone like Karl Lagerfeld?

A. That would be amazing! I’m sure that no matter where I end up working, fashion will be a huge part of my life, but my current hopes are to work for a successful public relations agency here in Boston. Then hopefully someday have my own company.

Q. Let’s say in an alternative universe you’ve become an interior designer with a limitless budget. What kind of space would you design for yourself?

A. With a limitless budget I would create a space that is both fresh and timeless that my boyfriend Jim and I can use for both entertainment and relaxation. I love an open floor plan and lots of sky-high windows. My space would have clean, modern lines with lots of white fabrics and dark woods. I would add Victorian style inspired touches and splashes of jewel tone colors.

Q. Did you choose to do ballet because of the easy hair style (as opposed to Irish step dance), or was there something else that drew you to ballet?

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A. The bun is more difficult to perfect than you may think — similarly to ballet! I chose to dance ballet because it was the first thing I fell in love with. My mother is a dancer, so naturally she put me in ballet class when I was a little girl.

Q. Once you’ve landed your first big job, what piece of clothing will you spend your first check on?

A. That’s easy: a gorgeous pair of pointy-toe black suede Manolo Blahniks.

Want to be featured as our next Instagram style star? Hashtag your photos #BostonSnap. Christopher Muther can be reached at muther@globe.com. Follow him on Instagram at Chris_Muther and on Twitter @Chris_Muther
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