Wear is… Danielle Sarikissian?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Danielle Sarkissian?

WEAR IS... DANIELLE SARKISSIAN?

Back in the Summer of 2019, my favorite indie "it" brand hosted a pop up in New York and I had the absolute pleasure of meeting a lovely member of their team, Danielle Sarkissian. She's the kind of girl whose genuine soul can be felt instantly upon speaking with her. Not to mention, between her effortless style, bob haircut & chill disposition, she's just downright cool!

Her Instagram is a gorgeous mix of her semi thrifted, semi designer style and a behind the scenes take on what it's like to work for LSG. Today however, we get the chance, not only to speak with her about the brand, but to get to know her personally! So keep reading for Danielle's thoughts on flea market treasures, kittens, Rihanna and so much more.

Hi, Danielle! Please introduce your wonderful self! 

Hello, my name is Danielle Sarkissian. I'm from Orange County, California but I am currently located in San Francisco, CA working as Design and Production Coordinator at SF based womens apparel brand Lisa Says Gah.

At Lisa Says Gah I work alongside Lisa to dream up all of the pieces that attribute to our in house collection (The Lisa Says Gah Label). Together we draw inspiration from vintage pieces to merge new and old designs, we then work with local fabric vendors to source the appropriate fabrications for each season. I follow each and every silhouette through the production process where I work closely with a woman named Lili who owns and runs the factory we work with so that everything is produced efficiently and in a timely manner.

When I'm not working you can find me at a flea market looking for inspiration, or cuddling up on the couch watching Sex And The City with my two kittens Monty and Kiki. 

1. What is the best part about working for Lisa Says Gah?

The best part about working for Lisa Says Gah is being able to bring my creative vision to life alongside Lisa, an incredibly intelligent and humble human being who instills so much trust in her team. 

Lisa has built such an incredible brand that inspires ladies everywhere to be mindful of their apparel purchases and to really get to know the designers and creators  behind brands and I think that is so special.

We also have such a small team at LSG and I'm proud to work in unison with such passionate individuals. We all wear many hats and I think that is what makes us such a fluid team!

2. How did you get involved with LSG?

I moved to San Francisco back in 2016 and prior to my move from Southern California to the bay area, I began following bloggers in San Francisco to truly discover the hidden gems of the city. It was then that I stumbled upon Lisa Says Gah who was a baby at the time and I fell in love with the brand and its mission.

While finishing school in San Francisco I kept a close eye on the brand, watching it grow and towards the end of my studies I reached out with my resume and cover letter. Lisa took interest in me and brought me in. With the small nature of the team, there wasn't an available position at the time but with determination I kept reaching out over the period of about 6 months and boom here we are! I've been with Lisa Says Gah for nearly 9 months now and it has been such an incredible journey!

3. I’m sure you get asked about LSG all the time, but tell us more

about YOU! What are your interests or hobbies outside of work?

When I'm not working you can find me jogging in Golden Gate Park, having coffee near Ocean Beach, or rummaging through racks at a flea market in search of treasures. Working in the creative sphere ensures that work never stops because the greatest ideas usually come together when you're not sitting behind a desk! I'm always working on a better work life balance, but I love what I do so it usually doesn't feel like work!

4. Do you have any current favorites you could recommend to us? (podcasts, books, etc.)

I'm not much of a podcast person but I do love listening to music while working. I typically listen to one artist at a time because any playlists I've ever tried to make usually ends up being a weird mix of every genre so it doesn't really flow well. Currently I'm listening to Mac Millers Swimming album but when I need something upbeat I blast Rihanna. 

5. Your style is fabulous! Who or what inspires your style most?

This is a tough one! I mainly invest in designer shoes/ handbags I'm in love with and then thrift everything else! I take a lot of inspiration from the blogger Courtney Trop of @AlwaysJudging. She has such a fun and edgy look, her outfits keep you on your toes! 

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go:

What’s something you’re really proud of?

I’m really proud of completing my first season with Lisa Says Gah Spring 2020! The custom Lisa Says Gah print was so much fun to create! It’s going to be a very exciting one coming February!

___

Where else can we find you, Danielle?

You can find me @danielle.psd and my website is www.daniellesarkissian.com but it's a bit out of date.

Wear is… Milagros Bobier?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Milagros Bobier?

WEAR IS... MILAGROS BOBIER?

Brooklyn native, Milagros Bobier, isn't afraid to experiment with style. Not only has she overcome her struggles with confidence in the past, she positively radiates it now! Keep reading for her thoughts on Euphoria, baggy pants and pulling anything off.

Hi, Milagros! Please introduce your wonderful self!

Hello! My name is Milagros Bobier. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. You can find me dabbling in every creative outlet there is! I’m an Actor/model for now, and I love films and fashion. 

1. How would you describe your style in 3 words?

I have a hard time describing my style because I like mixing styles and adding my own spin on things, so I asked a couple of friends to help and three words I got were “unapologetic," "edgy" and "cool.”

2. Who or what inspires your style most currently? 

A lot of things inspire my style most currently. I get most of my inspiration from Instagram, it’s a great place to look for style inspiration. I often look on there when I’m stumped on what to wear. 

3. What is your current favorite outfit and why? 

My current favorite outfit is a button up shirt with [an interesting] design and baggy pants. I think it looks effortless and cool. 

4. What are your favorite places to shop and why?

I love shopping in thrift stores! Some of my favorite and most unique items are from thrift stores. Two of my favorites are L Train Vintage and Buffalo Exchange.

5. Do you have any current favorites to share with us? (podcasts, books, shows, etc.) 

One of my favorite shows right now is Euphoria. The storytelling is great from the writing, cinematography and makeup! I love how they use fashion and makeup to show changes in the characters. I also love how they don’t revolve Jules' entire storyline about her being trans, and she’s able to just be! 

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: What’s something you’re really proud of right now?

Something I’m really proud of right now is my growth of confidence and self love. I would always put myself down and think I couldn’t pull of certain clothes cause I wasn’t “cool enough" or "skinny enough.” I stopped caring about what other people think of me and asked what do I think of myself? I realized you can pull off anything if you have confidence because no one can tell you shit if you believe in yourself. I think this growth reflects the way I dress now. I’ve never felt so free and unapologetically comfortable in my body.

Where else can we find you, Milagros?

You can find me on Instagram @mila_bobier!

Wear is… Melanie B.?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Melanie B.?

WEAR IS... MELANIE B.?

From the beautiful land of Austria comes the dynamic art history major and writer, Melanie B. Between her fluid, experimental wardrobe and her severe wanderlust, Melanie is the pure embodiment of what Wear is She Now is all about. Read on for Melanie's thoughts on being a Sagittarius, her biggest style icon and her best flea market find.

Hi Melanie! Please introduce you're wonderful self! 

Hi there! I‘m Melanie "Mimi" B. I‘m twenty years old and live in Austria - that little country in the heart of Europe that the rest of the world mistakes for Australia. I currently study art history at the University of Vienna. 

1. How would you describe your style? 

That’s actually a really hard question.  I don't know if I have one particular style that I always stick [to]. As a Sagittarius I‘m restless by nature. I always try to reinvent myself. [Sometimes] I dress very dreamy and feminine, other times I dress like a rocker and sometimes I look like I’m on my way to Woodstock. But one recurring theme in terms of my fashion sense is that it always has vintage vibes to it.

2. Where are your favorite places to shop and why?

I sometimes shop at stores like Urban Outfitters, Weekday or Zara which I try to avoid at all costs, since fast fashion really takes a toll on the environment and is not ethically produced. 

But my favorite place to get my clothes from is my grandparents house. My grandpa is an antiquarian, so they [hoard] old things. My grandma always hooks me up with beautiful vintage pieces from the 60s-90s.

The rest I get from thrift stores. I think vintage clothing has so much history. Every piece has a story to it, which I love.

3. How did you discover your personal style or are you still discovering it? 

My mum, when she was my age in the 90s  influenced my style a lot. She is my personal style icon.

Other inspirations are Jane Birkin, Lana Del Rey, Florence Welch and the Great Muses of Rock & Roll like Uschi Obermaier, Bianca Jagger, Bebe Buell or Pamela des Barres. I also unironically like the style of 80s rockstars. 

These are the main inspirations that I base my style on.

4. Do you have any current favorites? (podcasts, books, songs, etc?) 

Probably an old copy of Leo Tolstoi's Anna Karenina from 1928 printed in Fraktur font that I found at a book flea market.

5. Aside from style, what other hobbies or interests do you have? 

I love traveling. I’m basically fueled by insatiable wanderlust. I have a lifelong bucket list of places that I want to visit one day.

As an art history student I am interested in the past and all forms of art, music, languages, philosophies, cultures and subcultures developed by different generations of people all over the world. An intercategorical and intersectional approach to history is essential.

Other than that I am a writer who is too anxious to publish any of their work. So I kind of live in my own bubble of imagination, far away from criticism.

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Publish it!!! -Veronica

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: What’s something you’re really proud of right now?

Something I‘m really proud of is that I‘m slowly but steadily recovering from my mental health problems. I no longer let my trauma define me. I am reclaiming my sense of self which is a very empowering and crucial part of recovery.

Where else can we find you, Melanie?

My instagram @cybermimmi is my main social media platform. Dm's are always open for a nice chat with new people.

Wear is… Morgan?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Morgan?

WEAR IS... MORGAN?

Between her fabulous golden curls and her radiant smile, Morgan is like the human embodiment of sunshine. I discovered her YouTube channel last year and was instantly hooked by her cool girl vibes and penchant for blending various styles to create one that's uniquely hers. Read on to fall just as hard for Morgan yourself, and to learn about her thoughts on existentialism, Stevie Nicks and Little Women.

Hi, Morgan! Please introduce your wonderful self!

Hi I’m Morgan! I currently live on Long Island in New York and I’m finishing up my last semester of my Bachelors degree in English. So yeah, just casually going through an existential crisis of what I’m doing with my life- no big deal!

1. How would you describe your style? 

This is such a hard question. I’d say it’s like a mix of casual-western-grandma-art teacher-classic-bohemian. I love feeling really classic with a pair of Levi's and a t-shirt or blouse. But, then the next day I’m wearing 80’s gold earrings and a colorful vintage dress. It changes all the time and I stay open to inspiration wherever it is, whether it’s from colors in nature or from a character in a book or movie. When I’m thrifting, I’m drawn towards a piece and I just work it into my wardrobe.

2. Where are your favorite places to shop and why?

I’ve been thrifting as long as I can remember and there is nothing like it. I’m addicted to that feeling when I’m about to walk inside and have no idea what I could find. I just love the hunt and the freedom of wearing whatever calls to me. You’re also not saturated with trends or what everyone else is wearing, so your able to listen to your inner voice and have fun!

3. How did you discover your personal style or are you still discovering it? 

I’m always inspired by things around me. Whether it be my moms style in the 80’s (so mad at her for not keeping her old clothes- she had the most amazing cowboy boots), or watching Sex and the City and being in awe of Carrie Bradshaw or the Bohemian Queen herself, Stevie Nicks. I’m also inspired by my younger self! I wore these amazing flowy blouses, flare jeans, beautiful skirts and this incredible poncho that I wish I still had. I love making something my own, and mixing vintage with more modern or casual pieces. I feel like I will always be discovering my style as I grow and evolve.

4. Do you have any current favorites? (podcasts, books, songs, etc?) 

I love Taylor Swifts new album! I also love Pia’s Pod and The Girl Boss Podcast. And I’m so excited to watch the film adaptations of Little Women and The Goldfinch, two of my favorite books!

5. Aside from style, what other hobbies or interests do you have? 

Does cuddling and watching Netflix with my boyfriend count? We also love cooking and eating good food! I love being in nature; Long Island has such beautiful beaches and state parks! I also love yoga and my cats!

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: What’s something you’re really proud of right now?

Might seem silly, but I’m really proud that I’ve been putting myself ‘out there’ recently. I’m quite shy and private but I’ve always wanted to create a Youtube channel and I finally did it. It has been such a fun creative outlet and I love being part of a community of such amazing and unique women.

Where else can we find you, Morgan?

My instagram and youtube are both @milolilyana! (My cat’s names!)

Wear is… Rhiannon Simko?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Rhiannon Simko?

WEAR IS... RHIANNON SIMKO?

If fairies are real, I'm fairly certain that Rhiannon Simko is one. She surrounds herself with pastel colors, dainty florals and breezy outfits, many of which she sews herself. Yet, even lovelier than her gorgeously curated instagram aesthetic, is her darling personality. Rhiannon is, simply put, one of those girls who's beautiful inside and out. Keep reading for her thoughts on puffy sleeves, Connan Mockasin and her mom.

1. How would you describe your style? 

I would describe my style as maybe like... modern prairie girl? or at least I'd like to be haha! It’s typically flowy, loose silhouettes. I love a good pair of loose fitting jeans, dresses with puffy sleeves and long skirts! I like to lean towards the more effortless and comfortable looks that I still feel confident and cute in!

2. Where are your favorite places to shop and why?

I buy a lot of Brandy Melville for their basics and dainty knit tees and tanks that I can’t seem to find anywhere else. I work at Urban Outfitters so I also do buy from there frequently as well. But I try to shop as infrequently as possible in general, especially since my favorite stores are considered fast fashion. I try to stick to basics that I’ll never grow tired of. I also aim to make more of my own clothes as well! my mentality when I’m shopping is if I know I could make it myself, then I usually can’t justify buying it!

3. How did you discover your personal style or are you still discovering it? 

I think my style comes from seeing artwork, color palettes, fabric, movies and outfits online or in real life and I absorb it all and then implement it into my personal aesthetic!

4. Do you have any current favorites? (podcasts, books, songs, etc?) 

In terms of music, I’ve been listening to an artist named Connan Mockasin a lot lately! I also have been recently been loving another artist called Pynkie! her album called “neoteny” is a hidden gem!

5. Aside from style, what other hobbies or interests do you have? 

my main hobby and passion is sewing! I’m in college right now and I’m a fashion design major, but in my free time I’m still always sewing and working on designs or sketching! in general I love making things and being creative, I think it’s just what I’m meant to do on life! I think I got it from my mom, we’re both such busy bodies with all our projects we’re constantly starting! 

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: What’s something you’re really proud of right now?

I’m proud of the growth I’ve seen in my forms of artwork over the years and always resisting comparing myself to others! I feel like on my journey in my creative pursuits, since I first started a studio art class in high school, to now majoring in fashion design in college — it’s so easy to compare myself to my peers! but I’m really proud of myself that I don’t succumb to that feeling and instead focus on my craft and my own growth because it brings me fulfillment and happiness, not for success, validation, or to be the best by any means.

Where else can we find you, Rhiannon?

I do have a small Youtube channel but I haven’t posted in a minute because of school starting up again recently, but I plan to return to it soon! It’s just “Rhiannon rose”. I also frequently use Pinterest for inspiration and creating mood boards, my name there is just “Rhiannon Simko”!