A big thank you to friend of the brand Emari Traffie for spending time with us on Instagram earlier this winter. Its always nice to escape the North East in winter and get a little SoCal perspective. Emari is a freelance photographer by night and Social Media Manager by day. We caught up with her post-holiday for a rundown on what makes this talented millennial tick.
on life in L.A. What I love most about L.A. are Hikes in the canyons, the weather obviously, and good live shows (fun fact, I'm a little bit of a giant hip-hop/rap fan and there's a few people who do that here).
on UNIFORM I think it's known as the LA staple uniform but it works too well: black jeans, black leather boots (usually the WHIT bootie), and anything from a loose t-shirt of some sort to an oversized button down white blouse. I like to be comfortable yet have an outfit that can easily transition from day to night.
on her guilty PLEASURE Coffee, I'm a hopeless addict. I usually make my own coffee via pourover but I do have a few favorite shops in LA including Coffee Commissary and G&B Coffee.
one thing she doesn't leave home WITHOUT Well, it is LA, so I'd have to go with sunglasses. I have a guilty obsession with these round ones from The Row and have them in a few colors. The Row 8 tortoiseshell brown ones are my favorite.
on DISCOVERY Instagram is a huge source of inspiration for me. I wouldn't even have discovered Coclico if it weren't for Instagram. Oh, actually I would have eventually because two weeks ago my roommate went to NYC and she went to your store and told me about it! I follow a lot of bloggers and photographers on Instagram who are constantly introducing me to my new favorite brands or products. For example, you just interviewed Joradana Nicholson and through that I discovered the Pawpaw brand, I recently bought the ointment at Ali Golden's new store in LA and use it all the time now. [caption id="attachment_5185" align="aligncenter" width="691"]
Sustainable made in Mallorca, photo by Emari Traffie[/caption]
on winter WEEKENDS If I have the opportunity to get away I would love to spend it at my family's camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. We ice fish on the lake, snowmobile around it, play board games by the fire, and sauna of course (my family is of Finnish heritage). For something like that I'm all layered up, which I never get to do in LA. I love a large scarf like this one from Everlane, the LUNA booties, and I'm obsessed with long coats - I have at least four that I can't wait to wear.