McCanners of New York | 56th Edition
How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?
9 sweet, sweet months reppin’ New Business
What do you do when you’re not working?
I tend to keep a low profile so you won’t see me at the hottest restaurants or bars that much.. though, I like a good warehouse rave. More often than not, you can generally spot me bumming around SoHo, getting coffee and shopping. In nice weather, I hit the park and take in the little bit of nature I can without having to leave the city.
Last thing you Googled?
Wooster + Lardini tweed slip-on sneakers.
Who are your creative heroes?
Unsung heros in the house-flipping community, @shitagency on IG, Kelly Rutherford (windy, waspy, casual chic), myself and Grace Coddington
“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true” - Leon J. Suenes
What do you enjoy most when you’re not working?
If you could be any age for a week, what age would you be?
11, because it was simply a good age.
What is the fanciest thing you've ever done?
This is a really hard question for me, because I’m so posh. I tried on an $80K crocodile bag at Fendi, once. But, I also stayed at the same suite of a Turks & Caicos resort as the cast of Basketball Wives on VH1… hard to say which is more luxe.
What’s on your desk?
Stacks of pitch briefs, budgets, notes and timelines. Two travel mugs and a mug I purchased while traveling. A mini Eiffel Tower, gifted to me from the wonderful Jacklyn Baillergeon (SHOUT OUT.) A tiny little Christmas tree. My bag, cell and keys. Dust. An old bottle of Cuervo, a bunch of bitters and some boxes.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Living in Paris, hopefully, lasting longer than Carrie Bradshaw. I’m really passionate about luxury brands, especially those with a strong heritage, and would like to see myself working with one of the original Paris fashion houses. A nice little home with a special little family would complete the dream.
Which living person do you most admire?
Which talent would you most like to have?
To sing at Lincoln Center or somewhere bougie and make a crowd of people tear up from the sound of my angelic voice.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Moving to New York without a job, without seeing my first apartment in-person before signing the lease and without knowing how much success I’d find within my first year here.
Where are you most likely to splurge?
At my favorite store, What Goes Around Comes Around on West Broadway.
If you could live at any point in history what point would that be - and why?
The late 1920s through the 30s - I feel my previous life was in the old Hollywood days. I’ve always been drawn to the glamour and excitement of these times, from the books, movies and music that have entertained me for many, many years. I’ve always had a crush on the architecture from that time, too.
What is a piece of information people would be surprised to hear about you?
When I talk with people about my interests, people are often surprised to learn that I’m obsessed with cars and the automotive industry. I collected model cars throughout my childhood and would beg my parents to take me to various dealerships so I could talk to sales associates about their lineups and go on test-drives (mind you, I was in 6th grade when I made them take me to a BMW dealership to check out a Z4.) I could talk for hours about specs, across all makes: trim levels, engines/0-60s/exhaust, pricing, innovations etc. My dream job has always been to become an auto journalist and review cars.
Best piece of advice someone has given you?
“You are the captain of your own ship. Chart the course you want to take in life and then set sail.”
What’s your spirit animal?
A horse, because they are strong, hard-working animals that are loyal and loveable.. but, if you don’t treat them fairly and you push them too far, they may buck you off.
If you could have drinks with 3 people dead or alive, who would it be?
My grandfather who passed before I was born.
King Tut, because why the hell not.
Favorite Restaurant in NYC?
I don’t really go to sit-down spots so here’s my reco: Prince Street Pizza for the SoHo Square. Thank me later.
Name one song that would be on the soundtrack to your life?
Free Bird, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
First celebrity crush?
Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic, duh
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