Friends NYC is all about friendship! We love to feature our friends and talented, cool, independent babes. We recently shot friend of Friends Whitney Mallett for our vintage feed. Whitney is rad! She's a journalist and also makes music videos. Check out our Q and A with her.
What was your favorite writing assignment?
I have two kinds of kinds of favorites. Sometimes I'll get to go to like casinos in China or chateaus in Bordeaux. And then there's assignments where I'm a traditional journalist reporting on an urgent social issue. Last spring I went to San Francisco to cover the conflicts breaking out between Antifa and Trump supporters. Assignments like that are less glam but I love gumshoe reporting because it means talking to so many people you wouldn't otherwise.
What is your best vintage score?
This peacock blue Calvin Klein pants suit (pictured). I got it for $30 at a Goodwill in the West Village. My guess is that it's from the early 90s. The fit from that era is always better for me. I only happened across this gem because I was walking by when it started raining and ducked into the store to stay dry. Fate!
Photo by Antwan Duncan for PIN–UP
Who is your fashion icon?
My mom, Colleen. The clothes she wore when I was a young child in the 90s will always be to me the classic fashion ideal. But then also when I was teenager we shopped a lot together and shared clothes and so her like hip hugger True Religions phase is also iconic to me.
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