If you could go back in time, what’s one piece of advice you’d give to your younger self?
I was pretty shy when still in school. It wasn’t until my senior year (also my first studying Fashion) did I open up. If I had any advice for my younger self it would be : “Live your life and these experiences while you can. Forget what anyone thinks, be unapologetically you.”
What are some of your favourite things about Seattle?
Seattle is beautiful. It is right on the coastline surrounded by water and mountains. I love that Seattle feels like the land of opportunity because there are so many industries and major companies here. I think of Seattle as a very intellectual city. I’m proud to be from here and to raise my family here.
What are 5 things everyone should do when visiting Seattle?
1. Pike Place Market – I love getting a fresh boutique and visiting the Original Starbucks. Hubby likes to shop gemstones.
2. Have a Seafood Dinner – I recommend Athony’s on Pier 66.
3. Shop Flagship Nordstrom/ Tour Corporate offices.
4. Take a day cruise on Lake Washington.
5. Visit MOPOP or the Selfie Museum.
What are some things our readers would be surprised to find out about Seattle?
Seattle is known for the rain but Seattle Summers are like California! Warm, beautiful and very active.
Hair Done or Hair Messy?
Messy for sure. Even when I do my hair, I usually go for a messier look because I embrace the texture and fullness messy hair gives.
How would you describe your personal style?
This is always such a hard question for me. I’m so complicated. If I had to sum it up, I would say my personal style is chic, pretty neutral but feminine .
Has living in Seattle influenced your personal style if so how?
Yes, but only because I was born and raised here. Pacific NorthWest culture can be casual and outdoorsy. These elements reflect in my style. For example, I am obsessed with earth tones.
What are some of your favourite Seattle based fashion brands?
Some of my favorite Seattle Fashion Designers are Gustavo Apiti of Gustavo Apiti Couture, Victoria Cocieru of Koepes, Devon Yan of Devonation, Akrofi Adjuman Couture and Chelsea Klukas of Lumen Couture
Best beauty product of all time?
The best beauty product of all time is definitely sleep. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is a close second. You can use it when you feel a pimple coming on and it will stop or significantly reduce the size and redness of the blemish. I also would say anything made by Fenty Beauty. #obsessed
What are three skincare tips you can offer to our readers?
1. I like to try to keep my skincare products as “clean” as possible.
2. Always remove your makeup before bed no matter how tired you are.
3. A good Toner is the key to even, glowing skin.