Meet Lindsey, she is the Editorial Director at Revolve. Lindsay takes a break to shoot some self portraits and give us some insight on her jet set life style.
Silver Lake, CA
Can you walk us through your typical day.
Every day is different. Sometimes cooped up in the office. Meetings all day. Sometimes shooting somewhere in Los Angeles, or home making selects in bed. Sometimes 24 hour travel days to the next location.
You get to travel to so many amazing places for work, where has been your favorite thus far?
Hong Kong without a doubt. I love Chinese culture. Im a big fan of Hong Kong cinema, especially wushu (kung fu) movies. The colors and textures of the streets are like nothing I have seen anywhere else.
If it was someones first time visiting Hong Kong what would you recommend for them to do?
Go to Kowloon. At the end of temple street there is a tea cafe called Mido Cafe. An old school Hong Kong style diner that sits upstairs in a corner building with green windows that wrap around on both sides. It sits untouched since the 1960s. The colors, sound, light, food, smells everything in that place is perfect.
It is one of my favorite places on this earth.
63 Temple St Hong Kong
What was your favorite cocktail from there?
Not my favorite, but a cute one. They mix beer into a lemonade and let the kids have a little bit, so they can "drink" with the adults. Its called a shandy.
What resource do you turn to for inspiration regarding your creativity?
I obsessively research everything. The internet! I know its broad, but its true.
Whats your go to karaoke song?
If you are lucky enough to see me perform this song... you're welcome. No one knows it. Not to toot my own horn, but I slay this song. I do it with my heart and soul every time.
"I'll be There for you" - Bon Jovi
What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
I trust in my instincts, so its hard to say what really felt risky. Does that even make sense?
If you had to live in one era what would it be 80's or 90's! And why?
80s! Because pastel.
Who would you say is your favorite style icon?
Right now it is Patricia Field's Carrie Bradshaw.
What 5 items never leave your bag?
Patchouli oil, chapstick, clinique bottom lash mascara, trident tropical twist gum, passport.
Do you have any mentors or an inspirational figure that has influenced or guided you?
My boss, mentor and friend Sara. I feel like I was a coal and she polished me into a diamond. Just being around her makes me abetter and happier person.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Just because something comes easy to you doesn't mean it comes easy to others. Don't sell yourself short.
Fill in the blank.... I have a fascination with ___________.
Adult contemporary r&b, saxophones, convertibles, anything smooth and sexy.
Do you have anything that you practice daily? Any daily rituals?
I try to make it home from work before the sun goes down. I love to lay on the floor in the sunlight that shines through my windows at magic hour. I like to watch the light transform everything gradually until its finally dark and I have to turn my house lights on. It's my cat Misty's ritual too.
What do you like most about the contemporary age that we live in? What do you dislike most?
Constant communication. Constant communication.
Instagram or Snapchat?
instagram for sure, but not instagram stories! Im still loyal to snapchat.
Known to some as Mandy from Showtimes, Shameless and her recent roll as Mary on Hulus new series The Path, the French, British (born in the U.S) actress Emma Greenwell takes a break from her busy schedule to shoot some portraits at our Los Angeles studio.
Current Location: New York
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Who would you consider you style icon?
Mowgli, from Jungle Book. I mean how amazing to be stylish without having to wear clothes and sporting the perfectly shagged haircut.
Haha, well that a first but now that you mention it he does have the perfect shag and bloomers!
Current girl crush?
Michelle Pfieffer, Chloe Sevingny and Isabelle Huppert
If you could raid one of their closets which one would you pick?
Too hard, can't I raid all of them?
What are the three most coveted pieces in your wardrobe?
-A silver vintage slip that is very very very short but appropriate although since owning my TROIS Claudia slip I change between the two constantly.
-These little black sandals from a détacher, have had to have them resoled twice this summer.
-Acne leather jacket, new York is cold!
Can you tell us one thing that you love about your job?
I love storytelling, so I suppose what I love most about my job is that I get to tell stories for a living. And of course meeting new people, traveling to amazing locations around the world, and no two days are the same.
Coincidently while shooting with us, you received a phone call from your agent with news that you booked a role on Hulu's new series The Path. We still can't believe we got to share that moment with you! Can you tell us a little about your character Mary Cox?
Totally felt like Julia Roberts in Notting Hill when you asked me what upcoming projects I had and I then took the phone call and then asked you to re-ask the question! Mary Cox is a young woman who's a been dealt a rough hand in life. She sees the Myerists, and Cal Roberts, as a way out. The movement allows her to find her feet and explore herself.
What is something that most wouldn’t know about you?
I am english and half french.
Such a beautiful mix, you definitely embody that mystery that most french girls have.
When you are not working how do you like to spend your day?
Going to the dog park, watching movies, window shopping and discoving new places
Apple Pie from Jones in West Hollywood
New years is right around the corner, what are some goals for 2017?
Goals for 2017, buy a house to have a permanent home for all my possessions!
Talented and well-versed in fashion culture, she’s hard not to notice. From Georgia to New York City, Trois got to spend some time discussing Alyssa’s personal insights on style, culture and fashion journalism.
Hi Alyssa. Tell us about yourself! Where are you from? What does your day-to-day look like?
Hi! I'm Alyssa and I'm a fashion market writer at Refinery29, and a so-called "Instagrammer" on the side. I live in Williamsburg with my best friend and my pet bunny, Bean. I work like crazy during the week and then use my weekends to unwind and enjoy the city. On a typical weekday, I'm answering emails, writing, running from meeting to meeting and sometimes visiting brand and PR showrooms throughout NYC, maybe having breakfast with a friend or colleague in the morning and chilling out with my boyfriend in the evenings. On the weekends, you can find me trying the latest hip brunch spot, Snapchatting (Insta-storying?) with my bunny, trying a new workout class or just hanging out in the neighborhood. I moved around a bunch growing up, but I'm from Florida/Georgia, and I moved up to NYC as soon as I got the chance.
What did you want to be as a kid when thinking about growing up? Did you always want to be a fashion and lifestyle writer growing up?
I loved fashion from a very young age. As soon as I was tall enough to reach my dresser drawers, I would change outfits a million times and put on little fashion shows for my family. I took sewing classes and always loved shopping with my mom and sitting outside the dressing room as she tried things on. And, while writing was always my strongpoint in school growing up, I never connected the dots until after college. But, yes, I always knew I wanted to do something within the fashion world.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Don't get ahead of yourself — every step of your life or career is just a small part of a much larger journey. Instead of rushing or projecting the finish line, just enjoy the ride. Oh, and when things get stressful, I always remember when someone told me that you can only eat an elephant a bite at a time...
Candid question—what outfit are you wearing right now? Head to toe!
Silver hoop earrings by Lisa Says Gah x Common Muse Co., a tee from Shop Super Street, vintage black denim cut-off shorts, and my favorite Zara black booties that I got like 3 years ago and are somehow still holding up.
How long have you been in New York City and what do you love about it most?
I've been in NYC for 5 years, and no lie, I think I love the food most. And the convenience of everything, which I tend to take for granted, probably.
NYC is such an amazing place, I'm sure you draw inspiration from many different things but tell us what inspires you most in the city?
Sitting down at a good coffee shop or park bench and just people-watching.
What are your go-to resources for keeping up on fashion and lifestyle?
Mostly Instagram and the Internet. I only buy print mags occasionally, but I love to go and flip through them. And, living in New York City helps — just stepping out on the street you're exposed to what's current in fashion and lifestyle.
What are three essentials you carry with you at all times?
Phone (& hopefully a charger or backup battery), wallet, makeup bag, headphones, water bottle, minty gum.
Besides writing. What is your creative outlet?
Definitely photography! That's part of why I like Instagram so much, and aside from my phone I also have a "real" camera and a Polaroid I use on the side.
What does your ideal day look like?
Sleeping in without an alarm, taking my time getting ready, meeting friends for a yummy brunch and a leisurely walk around the city on a not-too-hot, not-too-cold day, taking photos and stumbling upon new shops and spots along the way.
What is a quote or value that has resonated with you over the past few years?
The background on my phone is a quote that says, "In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed." I love this because it gives credit to taking time off, relaxing, and just living life in between all the hustle and bustle of being a writer in New York City. In fact, I think living life and chasing new experiences will only ever improve my writing, so you I'll never discount taking time to enjoy life as opposed to just working 24/7.
Who is your favorite writer?
This is SO tough to answer. These days in the digital space there are so many amazing writers on different sites that I love to read that it's difficult to keep track of them all, but I've got to shout out to Connie Wang here at Refinery29 who was a big part of why I fell in love with R29 years and years ago. She really opened my eyes to the idea of fashion being a personal, relatable, and smart topic to write about.
Musician, artist, influencer—who would you like to have a thirty minute opportunity to meet with?