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The first thing we noticed about artist Gigi Biondo was her perfectly blunt, banged black bob, which makes it all the more interesting when she tells us she had a shaved head phase in her teens. But that kind of boldness has stayed with her through the present—whether that be in her signature hairdo, cool fashion choices, or the playful, political artwork she creates.
The fact that Biondo has worked in fashion sales (she's currently at Balenciaga) for the last 17 years is unsurprising—considering the on-point way she puts ensembles together—but that doesn't mean she's a slave trends. When we caught up with her recently, she explained to us the important of buying used, where she finds her best vintage pieces, and the sixties icons she envies.
Tell us about your outfit:
I got the top from [now shuttered] Fred Flare in 2002. I recently checked and there's still a Tumblr, so it looks like they're relaunching. The skirt is vintage Penguin from Raggedy Threads. My shoes are Jill Sander Navy from 2014, and bag is vintage Liz Claiborne from Tanner Ann. They used to be on Etsy, but they have a website now!
Describe your style in three words:
True to myself.
What LA boutique is your happy place?
I try to upcycle and buy vintage as much as I can to contribute to a lower carbon footprint in the planet. I usually go to Raggedy Threads or Avalon Vintage. My happy place used to be The Loved One, before they closed down.
What fashion item are you obsessed with buying right now?
Black crew neck sweaters because it's been cold and they go with everything!
What are you currently on the hunt for?
A new pair of oxfords.
Who's your style crush?
60's era Cher and Anna Karina.
Learn more about Gigi's work by visiting her website here.