Describe yourself in 3 words
Sugar, spice, and everything coo-coo.
What does "sister" mean to you?
While I grew up with two younger sisters, there’s a select few of people I've known for only 2-3 years that I think of as my sister. It’s the relationship and the bond that we build. My roommates are all like my sisters, there’s no question. If they ask for something I know it’s going to get done. If they're going through something then I feel it too! It's rare and it's love. Some people you have as friends and with others it's, "No, we're sisters!"
What brought you to New York from D.C and what's motivated you to stay?
I sabotaged all of my college applications except for my New York ones. Living in Maryland is cool but it's just not for me. I knew I needed and wanted something different, inspiring, and to satisfy my curiosity to know what life outside of Maryland was like. New York is only four hours away from home, but I was scared until my parents dropped me off at my dorm then I was like, "Ok, Yall can go! I'm fine." I knew I wasn't going to be just surrounded by New Yorkers but I could meet people from all over the place. It was a perfect chance to learn while teaching little parts of D.C’s culture like slang and Go-Go music. Everyday I've been here has been exciting which has motivated me to stay. Yeah you struggle, but I've always said I'd rather struggle here than move back to Maryland and live comfortably. I want to experience everything and New York does that for me. Everyday you'll feel 10 different feelings in one day.
What did you study in school?
I studied Business Management with a concentration in Entrenuership. It wasn't until my last semester that they introduced Arts and Entertainment Management which I was bummed about because that’s what really wanted to do but at the same time I'm glad because if I went to school for that, I wouldn't be where I am now.
How have you developed professionally while working in NY?
In New York you deal with a lot of people and personalities. It's interesting because as soon as you move here you are dealing with the cut-throat, the real people who do real things. You may think things are so easy and you don't have to work hard for them but here you're dealing with 500, maybe even 2000 people doing what you want to do. New York teaches you that you're not the only one. You have to work and work hard. You can't get by just being cute! New York has helped me prove myself while working ten times harder than the day before. It's also great to remember everyone has something someone else doesn't. You have to figure what that is and standout!
Favorite thing about your role at Glossier/ Into The Gloss?
The fact that I have a hands-on role! Though I'm working at a company, I have a voice. It's exciting because there are so many brilliant people working there and no one is ever too far away. Everyone is working together and everyone knows what’s going on at every moment. We celebrate everything together and transparency is a big thing.
Your top go-to wardrobe pieces?
The only jewelry I do own is Sorelle! Which is great because everything I buy is a statement piece. But on the flip side, If I'm wearing something lowkey then I put on my Sorelle pieces. Right now I've been wearing a suede shoelace and ribbons tied around my neck and . If I'm not wearing my Sorelle earrings, I’ll tie something around my neck. As far as shoes, I like to have fun so everything at the bottom is crazy. I own the weird Margiela Tabi boots so I get a lot of "What are thoooooose?!" Weird hats are a go-to on days that I don't want to tame my hair.
Your favorite investment piece?
My mesh Margeila Tabi boots for sure!
Any party I'm hosting! Also, If you ever want to shake your bom-bom, then Bimbe for sure! Any party that DJs LoLo Chung and Kitty Cash are playing are also really good.