It’s Wednesday, so I have a lovely interview for you all to read. This one is with one of my favorite bloggers that I’ve discovered lately, Wendy of Wendys Lookbook. She is stylish, has an incredible story, and has one of those captivating and happy personalities that you can’t help but love. Plus she’s current living in my homeland – the Bay Area – and went to my undergrad alma mater, UC Berkeley. Go Bears!
What’s your name, what do you do, and where do you live? Where are you from?
Hi! My name is Wendy Nguyen and I live in San Francisco. Currently, I’m a working actress, a fashion blogger, have a YouTube channel dedicated to fashion, and a volunteer teacher working with incarcerated youths.
You have such fun personal style. Who do you relate to the most that’s famous in terms of their style? What are some of your pieces that reminds you of them?
Everything I’ve learned about style and fashion is by observing nature, architecture, music, and people. Nature encourages me to play with colors, architecture helps me to understand shapes, music provides a gateway for me to hear and feel texture, and most importantly, I get inspired by street fashion. In terms of style, I relate most to Chiara Ferragni, Rumi Neely, Olivia Palermo, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
What are some of the favorite pieces in your closet, that you treasure the most?
This is such a hard question! If I had to narrow it down, I would say that my Louis Vuitton leopard stole is one of my favorite pieces in my closet. She’s my adult baby blanket! She’s incredibly soft and always with me in my purse.
What about the items that you wear the most?
My jammies! I have a tradition at the beginning of each YouTube video of wearing my jammies, so technically, I wear them the most. The other essential pieces that I wear most are my brown Theory leather jacket, Citizens of Humanity Avedon skinny jeans, Christian Louboutin graffiti flats, gray Vince suede jacket, Louis Vuitton leopard stole, Alexander McQueen silk chiffon skull scarves, Yves Saint Laurent Arty ring, Balenciaga raisin City bag, Chloe Paraty bag, and Forever 21 loose white t-shirts.
What was your first major clothing splurge, and handbag splurge?
I remembered this one very clearly! My hands were shaking and I wanted to confirm the shipping address a million times. My first major clothing splurge was when I bought my Mike & Chris leather jacket, and handbag splurge was when I bought my Chanel classic flap bag.
What does Mystery Man (her boyfriend) like to see on you the most?
Mystery Man is so supportive of my fashion ventures. He was the one who bought me my first pair of Christian Louboutin’s. He really encourages me to experiment with fashion. He loves it when I wear any outfit with Christian Louboutin pumps.
Finally, please share something surprising about yourself!
I grew up in foster care and was extremely scared of being homeless at 18. The only reason I applied to college was to have a place to live. I applied to all of the University of California colleges and got accepted into UC Berkeley. And to this day, I feel like it was a miracle, because UC Berkeley’s first day of school was exactly on my 18th birthday. I emancipated from the system and moved to college on the same day. I’ve carried a garbage bag with my personal belongings from home to home, eaten out of trash cans, and felt incredibly alone in my adolescent years. And now, I’m here – alive, enjoying the beautiful city of San Francisco, having this interview with you, loving my close friends and boyfriend who have been so supportive of me. I feel very blessed in life.
Thank you Wendy for sharing with us not just your lovely style but also your story. I hope reading this inspired you – it certainly was a reminder for myself, to be less jaded and to approach life with a optimistic and open heart. Have a great Wednesday, everybody!