I’ve gotten a lot more time on my hands because of quarantine of course and besides taking a few simple online courses, I have grown my love for the fashion industry by reading a few promising titles. I recently started a book club, and while we are not reading these titles, I thought it would be interesting to read these in my free time out of pure interest. I never really liked self-help books, but I love both fiction and non-fiction.
What is your go-to genre?
This is not a Fashion Story by Danielle Bernstein : If you know about WeWoreWhat (who doesn’t) then you’re family with Danielle Bernstein. I love her platform and I just had to read. I am almost done with this one and let me tell you it has re-inspired me to hustle with my blog and my own digital platforms. It is all about her journey to becoming a macro-influencer and some juicy life details along the way.
The Chiffon Trenches by Andre Leon Talley : I was prompted to read this one by one of the many articles that mention the many fashion secrets spilled in this read. I just had to be in on the gossip when it came to these huge name drops!
Clothes.. and other things that matter by Alexandra Shulman: I love reading memoirs, especially one that touches on Vouge. I love to hear advice and different paths to success so this one is on my must-read list.
The Woman I wanted to be by Diane Von Furstenberg : I read an excerpt from her book that was published a few years ago and I thought it was very interesting. All I had really known about her before was from her show on E!
Older, but better, but Older by Caroline de Maigret : This title was actually recommended by my former employer. After her recommendation I listened to a podcast with Caroline de Maigret on the book and I also wanted to add How to be a Parisian Wherever You Are which is her first book.
I have been going live on Instagram about twice a week with a few of my favorite LA-based influencers talking about how they got started as an influencer and touching on a topic of their choice. The talks were about 20-minutes at most and I have rounded up some of the best quotes from each one. See below some helpful tips, tricks, hacks and more below from your favorite influencers on IG:
Esther from @itsestherlane:
“I think influencing is a great cross-promotion for my acting career. You never know who’s going to stumble across your Instagram, Youtube, video, or Tik Tok!”
“My favorite brand collab is always the collaboration I have at the moment. I’m beyond grateful for brands that WANT to work with me.” -Esther
Esther’s Instagram Live was on her acting career
Gina from @TeenieGenieStyle:
“I took blogging seriously from day 1. Once I made the decision to do it, I ran with it. I haven’t looked back ever since.” -Gina
Gina’s IG Live was on Marketing tactics and how her career comes in handy when it comes to influencing.
Lena from @pullingraviity
“Don’t wash your face three or four times a day. Twice is enough so you do not strip your skin of its natural oils.” -Lena
Lena’s IG Live was on influencing and skincare
Follow me on Instagram to keep up with the upcoming Live Segments @briana.nicole03
This is one of those closet staple button-ups that you have to have. Mine is from Princess Polly and was under $30!
I did a quick 5-minute styling video, so be sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel
Song: Cool Girl by Tove Lo (not my own)
Steve Madden Heels: https://www.stevemadden.com/collectio…
Princess Polly Black Belt: https://us.princesspolly.com/collecti…
H&M Cow Print Jacket (similar): https://www.prettylittlething.us/cow-…
Combat Boots (similar): https://www.stevemadden.com/products/…
PLT Double Buckle Belt: https://www.prettylittlething.us/kich…
Tory Burch Bag (similar): https://www.target.com/p/ring-work-to…