Broussard Native Pursues Passion
“Fashion reflects what’s going on in the world,” said Laura Citron, fashion stylist and owner of boutique OPIUMvintage. A stylist first and boutique owner second, Citron said she strives for a good healthy balance of the two.
A fashion merchandising graduate from The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, Citron had transferred from LSU in 2009 to FIT to pursue her passion for fashion. “For me it was a now or never moment,” Citron revealed.
While in New York she worked at Time Warp, a fashion boutique, and What Goes Around, Comes Around, a vintage clothing boutique in Soho. Citron said, “It was an amazing opportunity. It gave me a very good foundation.”
Citron and her partner of seven years, Andrew Clancey, then decided to relocate to Nashville because Andrew dresses musicians from his boutique, Any Old Iron. His boutique had additional space thus OPIUMvintage was born.
Citron’s design work has been catching eyes, and recently she held a runway showing of her own line of kimonos and kaftans. She also worked nonstop at this year’s Country Music Association (CMA) Awards dressing artists and entertainers.
No matter how successful she is, Citron will always make time to go home and touch roots with her family and friends. Citron told 337 magazine, “I’m so proud to be from Louisiana. My path in life has brought me all over the world, but I’m still a Cajun girl!”