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Cool Girl

COOL GIRL OF THE WEEK: GRACE NGUYEN

caitlin rance

 

So you clearly have a love for fashion..where/when/how did this first come about?

My mum was always fashionable and she always dressed my siblings and I nicely so I suppose it's from her! I had my fair share of bad outfits but it really just became what I like and didn't like I'm not against trends but I don't follow every one!

What’s the biggest struggle that you think girls are facing right now?

I think in this day and age girls and guys are both facing a large amount of pressure, don't get me wrong I love social media but it does take a toll on people and sometimes you don't notice how much effort you're putting in a photo just so you look good and reflect the perfect life on Instagram. I also believe everyday is a fight for feminism but I do believe we are slowly getting there. 

Looking at your Instagram, you go on a lot of photoshoots, how do you decide who you’re going to shoot with, and how would aspiring photographers get in contact with you?

I'm lucky enough to have some of my best friends as photographers. I think that all happened because my friends are people who have the same interests as me and I'd say we are a creative bunch and all do something kind of out there compared to a 9-5 office job, so some of us are photographers, models, bloggers, Youtubers whatever! Photographers usually just email me since my email is in my Instagram bio and I just check out their work and if I like it why not!

Who are you listening to right now?

I'm listening to Talk Is Cheap by Chet Faker.

You’re in a rush a to leave the house, what are the items you can’t leave without?

My purse which essentially has my lip balm, wallet, phone, and keys.

How do you feel about the term “cool girl?”

Being referred as a "cool girl" is such a goal for me! I don't really imagine the typical popular rich girl but more of a laid back does whatever she wants, where what she wants (probably some mom jeans that above the ankle, a vintage crop top and some black boots), and really just doesn't care what people think. My list of cool girls are definitely: Alexa Chung, Camille Rowe, Caroline de Maigret, and Paige Reifler.

What would say are the top 5 items every girl should have in her closet?

High waisted jeans, a good mom jean, vintage t shirt, black boots, and sneakers.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

 Hopefully happy and successful both in life and career wise, I'll be 27 almost 28 in 10 years so maybe just married? I'm not sure as long as I'm healthy and happy.

 

   THIS OR THAT SECTION

       Heels or Flats? Flats!

Leather or Denim? Both? I guess denim because I'm against animal cruelty.

States or Europe? Europe!

On Water or On Land? On water!

Movie or Book? Book is always better!

Adidas or Puma? Adidas!

Vintage or Runway? Vintage

Instagram or Youtube? Instagram, but I do love watching vlogs.

By Plane or By Car? Car seems more fun if you're with a good group of people.

Hot or Cold? I don't mind either, I don't get cold easily but I don't get hot easily.

New York or California? Both, I'm currently bi-coastal!! So I'm obviously indecisive

Vegan or Omnivore? Vegan!!

Eyes or Lips?   Both are such weaknesses for me, but I may have to go with eyes.

Whats Your fashion secret? My fashion secret is probably don't care what people think!! Wear what you want when you want!!

Where can people find you?

Instagram: @Therunwaygirl

Tumblr: therunwaygirl.tumblr.com

Snapchat: GraceNguyen

Top 10 beauty products that are vital to your life?

I don't even think I use 10 beauty products!! But lip balm/vaseline is a must for me since my lips are a big portion of my face, MyWilla rose water spray, Maybelline BB cream, Maybelline rocket volume mascara, Anastasia brow wiz, Cetaphil face wash, and Cetaphil face lotion! That was literally all the make up and skin care I use!

How do you feel about college, and what would you say to someone who is debating going to college or not?

This may sound strange but as a child I always wanted to skip elementary, middle, and high school and go straight to university! I've always dreamt about going away for university and I'm a senior in high school right now so I'm finally about to go off to college! School's not for everyone, but as long as you're realistic and have a plan I think that can work! It's also never too late to go back to school and I know this is cheesy but you're never too old to learn.

What keeps you inspired?

Cheesy but music, scenery, my surroundings really. 

Who would you say is an icon in your eyes?

Angelina Jolie, I could go on about her forever.

So you find yourself in a funky mood, what do you do?

Call a friend, drive down the PCH (seaside) and blast music

What would you say is the most important thing young people should be paying attention to more? (it can be anything really, politics, social issues, climate change,mental health, just something you feel is important that needs more attention)

All of the current events you listed are very important to me and if you look back at my Tumblr you'd see I really advocate young people to pay attention too. I really think we should all be involved I mean at the end the, these issues are really going to effect our generation and our kids generation and so on.

So fashion week just happened, is there anything that popped out to you that you could see being a huge trend? who would you say is your favorite designer?

I think it's just fashion repeating itself, back to the lace, silk, and fur giving it that cool girl vibe and I love it! I will always love Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, and Lacoste

What are some favorite brands/stores you like to shop at?

Besides those three probably Zara, Topshop, Reformation, Subdued and I love thrifting I get such a thrill oh my gosh.

Favorite social media app?

Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat.