Our weekly blog series highlighting the women that inspire us
San Diego, CA
RIGHT NOW: WHERE ARE YOU, WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON, AND WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ITEM YOU’RE WEARING?
In all honesty, I’m wearing a tee, vintage army shorts, my Felix Gray computer glasses, and no shoes. This is what tends to happen when I’m grinding on the computer all day. 🙂
SUM UP YOUR STYLE IN ONE SENTENCE.
A friend once referred to me as “hybrid ferrari” when it comes to my style, and I think it suits me quite well.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU ABOUT THE WORK YOU DO?
Connecting with people and truly realizing again and again that there are humans out there that care about protecting human rights and our environment. I am beyond inspired to consistently find more individuals trying to push for positive change in the fashion industry.
HOW DO YOU LIVE ‘MINDFULLY?’
I guess I do what I can. I’m 100% not perfect, and learning more everyday. For me, acknowledging that I can’t always do the best thing and that I don’t always have the best answer has been powerful. It’s a journey and I’m grateful to have the privilege to think about, explore and work on these aspects of my life.
WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
Lately, I’ve been trying to turn over a new leaf, and instead of instantly, checking my phone and email, I’ve been trying to light some palo santo to relax a bit more in the morning before I go to town on work.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO GET READY IN THE MORNING?
Depends what I’m doing, and/or if I wash my hair. 🙂 Generally about 45 minutes.
WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO WORKOUT?
It’s always hot yoga, rock climbing or an intense hike.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOUR LIFE (AND CLOSET!) A LEAN, MEAN, CLUTTER-FREE MACHINE?
Well, #1: I moved into a small 1 bedroom house with my boyfriend and our pup Loretta. Having the tiny space has been a great way to maintain our “less is more” mindset, especially since I’m one of those OCD freaks that loves everything in order.
#2: Keeping things “in order” in a tiny space means that we had to get really creative with storage and understand that we don’t really need more stuff. It’s about embracing the fact that more stuff doesn’t bring more happiness; I’ve found it’s actually the opposite for me.
YOU’RE A BUSY BABE. HOW DO YOU BALANCE WORK, HEALTH, AND YOUR RELATIONSHIPS?
It’s a constant challenge, and I’m always learning. Full disclosure: I totally don’t have it figured out yet.
WHAT PODCASTS OR BLOGS DO YOU KEEP UP WITH?
JooJoo Azad, The Fashion Law, Business of Fashion, Fashion Revolution + How I Built This podcast
WHO DO YOU ADMIRE?
Cleo Wade, Hoda Katebi & Emma Watson
FAVORITE SPOTS FOR A HEALTHY MEAL?
Mi casa; honestly, 9 times out of 10 I would rather cook at home. It’s way more fun and generally the food tastes a lot better too.
WHITE HOT LIGHTENING ROUND– GO!
HEELS OR FLATS? Flats
BUSINESS OR CASUAL? Business+casual
EARLY MORNINGS OR LATE NIGHTS? Early mornings
NEW YORK OR LA? New York
COFFEE, TEA, OR MATCHA? Coffee+matcha w/ almond milk
COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: LIVING INTENTIONALLY MEANS… taking moments to question things along the journey, and never automatically accepting an answer as the only way to move forward.