Alina Friesen


In Her Shoes — Alina's most treasured accessory is her wedding ring. Adorable! 

Photography: Jerome Corpuz

What neighborhood do you live in?


What do you do for work?


What is your favorite / most treasured item of clothing or jewelry, and why?

My wedding rings- for obvious reasons!

What do you do to feel polished before going out everyday?

Iron my clothes, and put on some mascara.

Do you have any style principles that you try to stick to on a daily basis?

Less is more, and don't let your clothes wear you.

How would you define good style?

Weather you wear designer or vintage, if you love it and wear it well then to me that could be defined as good style.

Can you describe your all-time favorite pair of shoes and a good memory you have wearing them?

One of my all time fave pair of shoes are these Sandro black boots with a silver chain detail that I bought in Paris. I definitely couldn't afford them at the time and I spent my whole shopping budget on them, but it reminds me of all my friends and traveling around France with my now husband.

How do shoes fit into your wardrobe?

I believe they have to compliment your style. I was raised in a family where we were brought up to always take care of our clothes and see the value in style, especially our shoes.

"If the world is hard to walk on why not buy nice comfortable shoes to help? And if it’s too cold why not invest in a nice jacket." - my mother

Does your job dictate, in any way, what you wear everyday?

Yes it does, only because i'm on my feet all day so comfort is important to me.

How important is it for you to be comfortable in your clothes and shoes? Do you make style choices that sacrifice your comfort?

I think I used to make style choices that sacrifices my comfort when I was living in Canada, but now living in New York, i'm very much into being comfortable first. Only because I am always moving around, and when you walk everywhere, it takes a toll.

Where do you buy most of your clothing?

Vintage shops and boutique stores.

Do you have a particular item of clothing or an accessory that makes you feel powerful? confident? safe?

My grandmothers necklace (my good luck charm?). I dont wear it all the time, but when I do I might win the lottery or get promoted because its so boss like her.

Who are your personal style icons?

90's Winnoa Rider, Kate Moss, and Chloe Sevigny

Any personal link or work you want me to shout out? Website, gallery, blog, fave restaurant, etc?

Check out my website- ​

Alina is wearing her own clothes and the Kati Boot in Ivory Crocco