getting to know me, part 3: fashion & beauty

For this final Getting to Know Me post, I'm sharing things related to fashion and beauty. I'm one of those people who has truly been interested in fashion since childhood. No joke, one of my favorite things to do even in elementary school was spend hours on the old Style.com, which became Vogue Runway in 2015. I remember referencing Bill Blass to my friends in middle school and they thought he was someone I had made up. 

The beauty obsession kind of came later, first with makeup. In high school, I got really into MAC and insane hairstyles. I was obsessed with the iconic models of the late aughts like Gemma Ward, Anna Selezneva, Lara Stone, Lily Donaldson, Karlie Kloss, Sasha Pivovarova, Snejana Onopka, Frida Gustavsson, and Ginta Lapina, who inspired me to actually bleach my eyebrows at one point. 

After the makeup obsession, I got really into skincare which eventually led me into my current career path. My point is that fashion and beauty have been a huge, huge part of my life for the majority of it, so here are a few details.

What is your style philosophy?
Equilibrium. Balancing masculine/feminine, high/low, textures, shapes, and colors.

What designers/brands are the most "you"?
Rouje, Sézane, Anine Bing, Chloé, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, Joseph, Zimmermann, APC, and I always love Zara.

What designers would you wear on the red carpet or to a formal event?
Rosie Assoulin, Chloé, Delpozo, Gucci, and Dior.

How would you style a white t-shirt for the weekend?
High-waisted vintage jeans like these, statement ankle boots like these, tortoise shell sunglasses, and a classic bag.

How would you style a white t-shirt for work?
Structured, statement midi skirt like this one with a pair of suede mules and gold jewelry. 

What piece of clothing, what pair of shoes, and what accessory should every girl have in her closet?
High-quality jeans that fit perfectly, nude pumps, and a cool pair of sunglasses.

What are your personal top five clothing/accessory must haves?
Long-sleeve striped t-shirt, high-waisted skinny jeans, camel coat, tortoiseshell sunglasses, and ballet flats.

What are your top five skincare must haves?
Glossier Balm Dot Com; Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate; Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rose Water; Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate; and any good retinoid.

What are your top five make-up must haves?
Anastasia Brow Wiz; Anastasia Glow Kit in Gleam; Tarte In Bloom Palette; Glossier Priming Moisturizer; Too Faced Plumping Lip Gloss.

What are your top five self-care must haves?
Moon Juice Brain Dust; Moon Juice Adaptogen Protein Powder; Chia Seeds; Magnesium Powder; Aveda Comforting Tea.

Who are your current style inspirations? 
Jeanne Damas, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and Linda Rodin.