What neighborhood do you live in?
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
What do you do for work?
Dealer relations at 1stDibs. I've also done Vintage buying in the past and intend on continuing that in a freelance capacity going forward.
What is your favorite / most treasured item of clothing or jewelry, and why?
A diamond edwardian band I bought for myself when I was working for an antique jewelry dealer because it represents my first taste of total and complete independence.
What do you do to feel polished before going out everyday?
Look in the mirror.
Do you have any style principles that you try to stick to on a daily basis?
Don't wear it if it makes me feel foreign in my own skin.
How would you define good style?
Grace and complete comfort in one's own skin. Eschewing trends for what works best on your body and what jives most with your spirit.
Can you describe your all-time favorite pair of shoes and a good memory you have wearing them?
My Margiela tabis hands down. I wore them to Spectrum one night with a vintage catsuit and danced with more energy than I had in a very long time.
How do shoes fit into your wardrobe?
They are the most necessary part of any outfit (especially when living in the city), and the object I just think most sensibly about when shopping.
How important is it for you to be comfortable in your clothes and shoes? Do you make style choices that sacrifice your comfort?
If I look great, I can usually trick myself into feeling comfortable. Mind over matter. Philosophy applied to fashion.
Where do you buy most of your clothing?
90% of my wardrobe is vintage. I buy from friends, etsy, eBay, auction and at shows. Seconds to those are
Do you have a particular item of clothing or an accessory that makes you feel powerful? confident? safe?
A cream cotton corset modeled after those worn in the 1830s.
Who are your personal style icons?
16th Century Moors, Michele Lamy, Zoe Bedeaux, Camille Bidault-Waddington, Elisa Goodkind