Photographed by Noa Griffel in New York City

The fashion insider mixes dots and stripes, high and low.

My story is… California turned West Village-dwelling secret nerd who probably talks more than anyone you know.

In this photo I’m wearing… Tory’s Samona top with a GapKids’ oxford, A.P.C. jeans, Rochas coat and ancient Fendi bag.

This look is… almost exactly how I dress every single day if I can help it. Here’s the equation: something really cheap + something really expensive + a mixed print + a lot of blue.

I would describe my style as… preppy, French and vintage. And I hate clothes that look like they don’t have a sense of humor.

I love NY Fashion Week because… of the moments where I think: this is exactly what I always wanted to do, and that it’s still just as great as I imagined. I always wanted to be a ‘fashion person,’ and it’s during Fashion Week that I really feel like I am.

New York style is… Best in Show.

My motto when picking my looks during FW is… no costume changes; must have pockets.

Best piece of fashion advice I ever received was… Carlos Souza once said at a show (in a gentle way and not to me, thankfully), ‘Your pants are too tight.’ It was a good reminder that dressing elegantly — during Fashion Week or otherwise — is a better bet than dressing to attract attention. There’s such a thing as too much street style.

My charity is… Kageno.

My sign is… Gemini.

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