Groove-ing With Social Influencer Ellery Lee
As everyone’s favorite NYC fashion icon Carrie Bradshaw once said it best: "Sometimes it's really hard to walk in a (single) woman's shoes. That's why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun." We’re not ones to need a good excuse to buy shoes, but in case you do we’ve got you covered:
NYU.Fashion is having it’s very first holiday hangout in New York this Thursday in collaboration with Groove Footwear, and we can’t wait to jingle and mingle with all of you. We can’t make any promises, but you might just walk out with a new pair of kicks on your feet (and goodies in hand)! What’s that, it gets even better?! We’ll be joined by awesome creative speakers including super-blogger Ellery Lee and were even lucky enough to catch up with her beforehand to talk (and walk) a day in her shoes.
Maisha: Define your style.
Elle: My style is quite feminine and sweeping. On some days it would be full of grand gestures with a bold statement piece whether it is a deep red moto jacket or glass heel latex shoes. Other days, I love to just brunch and go with with a pair of skinny jeans, a black leather jacket, some cool reflective shades, and call it a day. I dress the life I want, not the life I have. My sense of fashion isn't partially root in. I'd wear five-inch heels to walk a marathon if I could. I would never develop a signature style because I have too much fun mixing it up.
Maisha: Biggest fashion inspiration?
Elle: Staying true to your style is more important than paying attention to a dress code.
Maisha: Favorite designers?
Elle: Isabel Marant- absolutely adore the mix of texture in their pieces, mixing velvet with leather collar on their jackets for example. Zimmermann- each piece contains professionalism and sophisticated elements without ever feeling stuffy.
Maisha: Ma90s grunge or 60s glam?
Elle: 90s grunge
Maisha: Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn?
Elle: Audrey, my queen.
Maisha: What's the biggest 'stayer' of the season?
Elle: The biggest stayer of the season would be faux fur. New York is getting colder, and I'm seeing more and more people rocking the faux fur trend. I'm obsessed with incorporating faux fur in my wardrobe now!
Elle: Exotic high heels that are not realistically
Elle: The best piece will also be my my leather jackets. It definitely spices and vamps up a look and I love to effortlessness of throwing on a leaner jacket and just head out the door.
Elle: I got started 4 and a half years ago with positing just mirror outfit selfies. Once that got an attention, I continued to post more and more. The more response I got,
Maisha: What is it about Groove Footwear that made you want to collaborate with them?
Elle: When I first heard about Groove Footwear, I thought it was a fun and flirty brand. I loved the range of different styles where I can imagine myself wearing their shoes to a work meeting or to a music festival. Their collection is so versatile and I felt that my style definitely related to their aesthetic.
Maisha: What’s different about Groove Footwear?
Elle: Groove Footwear mixes modern with a chic touch of femininity. I love how a Groove Girl can sport Groove shoes from a meeting straight to a party or festival. Also, their prices are so affordable compared to other shoe brand out in the market now. Never doubt their comfortability. I have never wore a heel for more than 6 hours and my feet are still fine. I wore the Kat boots if you were wondering. You really get the bang for your buck with Groove Footwear. Super tailored for students and college gals!
Maisha: What’s your go-to shoe type?
Elle: Easy, my go to shoe type is a comfortable heel height (nothing higher than 3 inches), closed toes. Mules are currently my faves for the season! The Soila and Kat are practically my everyday shoes now from Groove- so comfy!
Elle: My top 3 favorites from the brand are
Maisha: Do you have any advice for people who want to create content on a platform such as Instagram?
Elle: One key thing is to stay consistent with your feed and find your own style that you want to demonstrate through your page. It is highly important to first figure out how you want to theme of your page to be or how you want to portray your photos to your viewers. I absolutely adore the whole black and white theme on other people's pages, however through the years, I got to figure out my own sense of style and I love color (which explains why my page can be quite colorful) I love adding pops of color in my photos, and just life in general. Be consistent to grow a demographic of viewers that can relate to you and your style.
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