THE PERFECT T-SHIRT

Where are you from?
I am Brooklyn, New York  native

What do you do for a living?
Stylist  

Have you met any of your heroes? Who?
Yes - Naomi Campbell, Anna Wintour, and Oprah. There are definitely  a few more names I hope to check off my list.

Who are your style icons?
Diana Ross, Bianca Jagger, Linda Rodin, and Nina Simone.

How would you describe your style?
I think my style varies. Since I’m on set most days, I’m usually in jeans, a tee, sneakers, sandals, or a loafer. On my off-duty days, I love to dress according to my mood- minimal, bohemian, sexy, masculine, whatever I want to wear- it just has to be chic.

You've worked with some of the world's most prominent stylists, what style tips have you learned on the job?
Not sure this is a tip but "Always be confident." It’s easier said than done but all of the stylists I’ve assisted have vastly different personalities and tastes but they were all confident which translates into their work and personal style. As a stylist, it's important to keep the client happy but you have to remember you were hired for your vision and it’s very easy to be influenced on a job because you may feel the pressure to please the client but if you have a clear vision that you believe in, stick with it. I think that can be applied to everyday life as well, especially to personal style - usually, the women whose style I admire, no matter what they are wearing, are confident and make their outfit work for them.

What are three pieces in your wardrobe you've worn 30+ times?
Only 3?! If I had to choose I’d say vintage Levi's, Acne white tee, and my leather jacket. I mostly buy investment pieces and vintage now and my wardrobe has been edited down significantly so all of my pieces receive an equal amount of love.

What are your top 5 shopping tips?

  1. Have patience. I used to shop and just buy what I thought I needed and would tell myself I can just get rid of it if I didn't like it later but that ended up being a waste of time & money.
  2. Take a friend (preferably one who doesn't have a shopping addiction). You need someone who can give you an honest opinion so you make smart purchases.
  3. Buy investment pieces. Investment pieces don’t have to be expensive but buy pieces you will wear more than once. There's no need to keep buying the same white tee just buy 2 or 3 really good ones.
  4. Don’t be afraid to shop vintage or thrift. Some of my favorite pieces were purchased from thrift stores and they are pieces I receive the most compliments about.
  5. Support small businesses. I’ve found some really special pieces at smaller, independently owned clothing stores.

What's your fashion guilty pleasure?
Head to toe leopard print! I own a leopard print coat and a few leopard accessories but one day I really want to go for it- coat, shirt, pants, bag, shoes and long opera gloves.