2018 Z Best Dressed List Maker: Lauren Recchia
“In 2014 while living in Upstate NY, I founded North of Manhattan as a creative outlet to chronicle my daily outfits. While it definitely made it more difficult to grow a fashion following, I began to integrate more of my other passions including working out and travel with an end goal of moving to NYC.” ~ Lauren Recchia
A little about the moment that Lauren’s first realized her passion for fashion:
I have always loved fashion. From the youngest age I would be on the computer copying and pasting images of items I loved on to Microsoft word and creating outfits. I would then proceed to bring the printed sheet to my parents and beg for them to buy it!!
Alice and Olivia
The place of fashion in Lauren’s life:
Now living in NYC, I make it a priority to stay fit & healthy, while taking my fashion from the studio to the street. I am all about a good “off-duty” look. My goal is to encourage & influence all women to have the confidence to try new things, dare to be different, & always own who they are.
I think a signature piece of mine would have to be my Louis Vuitton speedy bag. It was the first designer bag I have ever owned and it was gifted to me by my parents years ago for Christmas. It is still my go-to bag and a classic and always will be! I plan on having a long-lasting relationship with my speedy
We asked Lauren, “ if you could trade your entire closet with any woman in the world, who would it be?”
“And would you actually do it?”
And, speaking of grabbing someone’s style from their closet, many of the Trench members (aka Trenchies) state that one of the things they like most about being part of the Never Ending Closet community is being fashionable while being very environmentally conscious and sustainable.
Lauren told us about the meaning of fashion sustainability to her.
In regards to my fashion, sustainability means to me that I hold a responsibility to help reduce harm to the environment by choosing what to wear and and what I want to support. I no longer will buy fur, I have started to wear and incorporate more vintage pieces into my wardrobe, and I love supporting brands such as Reformation and Edun who are built on an entire sustainability model.
And to wrap up, a fun fact about Lauren:
A fun fact that many people don’t know about me is that for a long time I was a runner. At one point I was an All-American before getting injured.
Check out Lauren’s beautiful closet on Trench by downloading the app and see which pieces you can grab → get.trench.app
This list is conducted by Trench.
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