though she favors vintage closet staples like cardis and button ups, rebecca is anything but basic. for inspiration, she looks to the complicated women of french cinema. learn about the muses of our muse for this week’s styled by feature.
i just realized when we were setting up the interview and you said you’d be in the library every night, you didn’t mean you are a night librarian (laughs). you’re in school now, right?
i’m majoring in environmental sustainability and social justice. i’m specifically interested in civic policy. but i started off at london college of fashion to study fashion management. i thought i was going to work in the industry and went there because they had a sustainable fashion masters program. but i left!
did you always have a good sense of personal style, even growing up?
i actually started going to beacon’s when i was 13 or 14 and i was first allowed to go to the city alone. i’d go with my friends, back when williamsburg was just empty, and it was only warehouses and beacon’s. i would always go vintage shopping on n. 6th or 7th at another place called malin landaeus vintage. then i interned there as a senior in highschool.
this is kind of a dumb phrase but i always thought of you as like a “vintage vixen” with your everyday vintage pieces combined with sexy, cherry red lipstick. you are classic, with a twist. do you have a fashion or film figure that you conjure when you’re getting dressed?
my main emulation is probably french women from 1960s-to-70s. i was watching anna starring anna karina the other day, and i just like that aesthetic of basic but not minimalist. i like little added details. i want clothes to be easy. i’m pretty functional in how i dress. i don’t want to be constricted or have too many things going on because i’m always running everywhere. i try to be creative but quite put together.
so what’s your go-to piece these days when you just don’t want to think about what to put on?
actually a plain white button-up from uniqlo that i wear under all my winter sweaters.
and your favorite, most special thing in your closet?
i got these beautiful tan margiela boots that are also super basic and simple and perfect and i basically never want to wear them because i’m too scared to!
photos by amit greenberg
interview by julia popescu