Meet Lexi Cunningham

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After moving to New York in 2009 from Atlanta to pursue fashion, her career started when she interned for Anna Sui and Vogue. She then worked for a jewelry designer at Bergdorf and later became brand/wholesale manager at Verameat Jewelry for a few years. Lexi is currently the Social Media and Digital Marketing manager for Magnolia Bakery internationally where she is surrounded by food and dessert.
 
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  Jacket, Zara ; Top, Misfits ; Jeans, Madewell

Jacket, Zara ; Top, Misfits ; Jeans, Madewell

ON HER MORNING ROUTINE

I press snooze on my alarm like three times, put on eyeliner, run around trying to figure out what the temperature is outside, decide whether or not I need a jacket, decide if socks are too much, boil two eggs, and drink three glasses of water. Then perfume, and usually head to one of the trains.

on her shopping habits and style

I shop all over, but whenever I’m really going shopping I always end up at Alexander Wang. I love Sandro a lot and OAK. Recently Madewell has made a nice appearance in my life. They have really good basics. I wear lots of solids, black mostly and I love mixing in band tees too. If I won the lottery I would probably only shop at Acne.

I like to invest in pieces that are going to last and also spice up my basics for at least a few seasons. I think the biggest splurge I ever made was on a Rag and Bone leather jacket three or four years ago. I wear that thing more than anything else and I get the most compliments on it.

on cocktails

I got those ice spheres from Bed Bath & Beyond. My favorite cocktail is usually a Manhattan, but right now, a dirty vodka martini with Tito's.

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That Jeff The Brotherhood record really reminds me of when I first moved to New York. I lived in this apartment with four girls, and that record takes me back to a lot of crowded nights at DBA or Glasslands seeing them play. I like bands heavy on the guitar. I’ve been listening to the Perfume Genius record a lot lately. It’s the perfect mix of a lot of emotions. I like artists who don’t have to have all of their songs packed with a ton of lyrics and can get the point across with cool sounds.
— on her favorite music
   Multi-Love   by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

ON the development of HER CAREER

PR just kind of happened. I worked for a lot of smaller companies and I just learned the ins and outs. I like taking photos and developing brands and people, so I guess it all kind of works together.

on the personal impact of music

Music has just always been there for me. Certain music can immediately put me in a happy mood. My parents introduced me to some amazing music. My mom would always play songs in the den of our house and we would have dance parties. I remember this one family trip we took to Florida. I was in the 7th or 8th grade, and the entire time, I listened to Dude Ranch and Cheshire Cat on my discman. I felt like I had figured life out!

Growing up, I went to tons of shows with my best friend Kiki. At first, my aunt or dad would chaperone us as we were 12-years-old when this started. We were always getting in trouble there or pretending to be 25, but we had braces and spike belts on. I don’t think anyone thought we were cool. Those were good times. I still try to see as much music in New York as possible. My fiancé is a music producer and plays in a band, which is really nice and inspiring to be surrounded by the new music he is working on or going to see him play a show.

 

  Top, Machus ; Jeans, Madewell

Top, Machus ; Jeans, Madewell

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  Top, Alexander Wang ; Pants, Rag & Bone ; Shoes, Miista

Top, Alexander Wang ; Pants, Rag & Bone ; Shoes, Miista

ON Her beauty ROUTINE

I have basically been doing the same thing since I was little. My mom always used Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and I still use that today. But you have to use the one for sensitive skin. The other one is too intense and stings your eyes. I have added on some serums and oils too to try to keep my skin looking fresh, like with Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Recovery Complex II and Phytomer Hydracontinue 12H Moisturizing Flash Gel. I moisturize my face both AM and PM. I love Algenist products, like Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil and Algenist Algae Brightening Mask.

Also, the tooth routine is important: I brush my teeth at least three times a day and recently started oil pulling with coconut oil, which I swear has already made my teeth whiter.

I also recommend Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand BalmMrs. Meyer's Lemon Verbena Liquid Hand SoapEstee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting LipstickBumble and bumble Bb. Pret-a-PowderBumble & Bumble Hairdresser's invisible oil, Aesop Geranium Leaf Body BalmBobbi Brown Sheer Finish pressed powder, and Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream.

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I try to drink a ton of water and do a mask at least once a week or so.
— lexi's beauty tip
  Top, Alexander Wang

Top, Alexander Wang

lexi's FAVORITE BOOK

Talking Fashion by Sarajane Hoare & Fabien Baron

lexi's favorite records

Heavy Days by Jeff the Brotherhood, Abbey Road by The Beatles, The Chronic by Dr. Dre, Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys, The Slider by Marc Bolan & T Rex, Too Bright by Perfume Genius, Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

lexi's favorite places IN NYC

I love River Styx for cheeseburgers and nachos, sushi in HibinoPaulie Gee's for pizza, Glasserie for brunch (My favorite thing to get is their mezze feast where they bring you 15 small plates of the best food with grilled bread). 

OAK and Alter are my favorite stores in Greenpoint. I like going to movies at Nitehawk CinemaBaby's All Right for shows. Primp and Polish in Greenpoint for Nails.