I'm happy to introduce my first collar with another blogger, Ashli from Ashli with an Eye! I actually had the pleasure of working with this babe years ago when I lived in Milan! We both worked at Sergio Rossi, but since I was there and she was based here in NY we never actually met! It was such a pleasure to reconnect and work on a collaborative photo shoot, we decided to do a feature on each other on our respective blogs. Check out this fun Q&A with Ashli!
Gimme the scoop: where ya from, whaddya do, who are yas?
I’m Ashli, a fashion and business consultant, taco connoisseur and creator/curator/owner of the blog Ashli with an Eye. AWAE focuses fashion, lifestyle, travel and just the general hilariousness that comes with not knowing how to adult. at all.
What are 3 words you would use to describe your blog? Your style?
Trends. Shopping. Realness. Keep your eyes peeled for recipes too, I’m a huge cook and can’t wait to incorporate it more into my blog!! 3 words for my style would be FOREVER. CHANGING. DAILY. One day (*cough* today *cough*) I could be in LuLu leggings, a oversized tank and a leather jacket w Nikes, the next day I’m in a pretty floral dress and lashes and heels … still with a leather jacket tho cause #life.
What advice would you have for someone moving to New York?
Don’t forget to be a tourist! After being here 7 years, there’s still so many parts of “NEW YORK” I haven’t done or experienced. You always think “I’ll do it someday” – oh ya? Then do ittttt! What happens if your job randomly relocates you? Or you decide to move somewhere else? Or you fall in love in SPAIN AND MOVE THERE? …a girl can dream.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to work in fashion?
Do ANYTHING that is asked of you. When I first started working at Oscar de la Renta fresh out of college, I would have licked the floor if they asked me to. 6 months of this “first to arrive last to leave” mentality and I was surely noticed. The head of PR got me my first full time job at Gucci!
Whats the best advice you've ever gotten?
“You’re the only person who should give yourself advice” …yes I realize the irony in this. But so many times I’ve listened to other people instead of my own gut and fully regretted it later. You know what’s best for you. Take the risk, dump the a-hole.
If you could only have 5 apps which would you have?
Instagram, Lyft, OpenTable, Twitter, 1010 (I have played this on the subway for yeeeeears!)
Whats your total-day-off-time-for-yourself kind of day look like?
Wake up crazy early, go to the gym, come home and make breakfast, lay on the couch and binge watch 900,000 episodes of something (lately Boy Meets World!), make a huge dinner of my famous Cacio e Pepe and down a bottle of wine cause I like a challenge and Sauvignon Blanc equally.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
Morocco!! I’m so inspired by the incredible colors, patterns and of course the food!
Any music currently on repeat?
I like indie jams before theyre big, everyone should check out Rynn – I’m OBSESSED. (best song is Islands IMO)
Whats your favorite meal - the meal you'd love at the snap of a finger at all times?
Velveeta Shells & Cheese. I should by stock in Velveeta.
OK RAPID FIRE.
Wine or cocktails? Vino please thanks
Tacos or pizza? TACOS. Fav food.
Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry? Miles <3
Spotify or Pandora? Spotify
Club or dive bar? Dive Bar!! Preferably w darts.
Saturday night or Sunday brunch? Sunday brunch
Expensive shoes or expensive bag? Expensive bag, I pay $20 for all my shoes
Lipstick or eyeshadow? Lipstick (I only wear Lovecraft by Kat Von D)
Favorite podcast? I used to have a podcast RIP called How to Adult but no longer. So I’d say Guys We F***ed.
Flats or heels? Heels4Lyfe
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Chanel or Gucci? Chanel, ugh Karl <3
Learn more about Ashli and check out her blog AshliWithanEye.net!