Where did you grow up, and what was your first job?
I grew up in Thousand Oaks, a town about 45 minutes north of Los Angeles. My first job was working at the kid's Abercrombie store in the mall lol.
Where do you go to draw inspiration?
I find inspiration mainly from so many amazing art, architecture, design and fashion Instagram accounts, as well as friends and people I see in real life. Especially when I lived in New York City and when I visit, the creative style expression you see on the streets is endless!
What are your favorite things right now?
I have been vegan for three years, and Matthew Kenney's plant based restaurants are some of my favorites! Double Zero is probably the pizza I've had. I always go to the NYC location whenever I am visiting, and they just opened one in Venice in LA, I am very exited about that. Try the truffle pizza!
I don't do tons of shopping, to be honest, because I am gifted by brands quite often for my job it feels a bit excessive and wasteful to buy things on top of that. When I do shop, I love to hunt for vintage/pre-owned designer pieces. The RealReal is my go-to, I've found so many amazing shoes/bags/jewelry on their site!
Interior design and decor is one of my biggest obsessions, and Pop-Up home is an amazing source of vintage furniture/art and inspiration! Tricia sources the coolest pieces and curates a truly unique shop. I definitely recommend stopping by her warehouse in LA if you are on the hunt for special pieces for your home.
I have tons of favorite brands, but one that constantly gets it right is Nanushka. Their pieces are both cool and wearable, and my favorite thing is their vegan leather pieces, which are not too common in high end brands! I love that they don't use real leather, and their faux leather feels even softer and more luxe than the real thing. Going animal-free is one of my big wishes for the fashion industry. I love that such an impactful, up-and-coming brand is doing this.