Three Questions With Delilah Rabina, founder of HotBox Los Angeles

So you may have seen my first “Three Questions With…” feature where I had the honor of interviewing Tory Burch!  In this addition, I sat down with an amazing woman, Delilah Rabina.  Delilah is the designer and founder of HotBox Los Angeles, student, PR Assistant and did I mention store owner?  I’m still in shock that she manages to juggle (and be successful) at all of these things and here are her answers to my burning questions:

What was the final decision maker that really pushed you to start your own fashion line at age 19?

My passion for finding my own style led me to start Hotbox Vintage in 2005, from there my real inspiration to begin a fashion line came from loyalty to my customers who have supported me along the way.

How do you find the time to own a store, run a clothing line and work in the celebrity division of a PR company?

When you really enjoy doing something it doesn’t feel like work; However, when it does come down to getting work done, nothing would be possible without the help I receive from my friends.

What are your three fashion must-have and three beauty must-haves?

My fashion must-haves return to the basics.  A great pair of jeans is always a must (I love my DL1961 jeans), a cozy cardigan and accessories area definite must to finish any look.  For me, a beauty must-have is sunscreen-based foundation and I never leave the house without my Bloom lip gloss.

For more information on HotBox Los Angeles, check out two of her designs (Hooded Cardigan and Tee Dress) on ShopBop or visit www.HotBoxLosAngeles.com