Meet Allie Berman

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Allie is from a slow seaside town in New England. She's learning, and expanding her world everyday, on a quest for something she can't live without.  Allie likes the feeling of being part of something greater than herself-- and music and NYC do that for her. Mostly, Allie needs a mic stand to do karaoke so she can drop it like Freddie Mercury.


Top, Reformation ; Jeans, Levi's 501

Top, Reformation ; Jeans, Levi's 501

Outfit, Vintage

Outfit, Vintage

on her daily routine

my favorite part of the day is drinking an americano and being alone with my brain

on her move to New York

I'm from a beach town in New Hampshire. I moved to NYC when I was 18 and studied art history, but that was short lived. Then I modeled full time. I was pretty anti-modeling, but being 5'11" it's inescapable here. I'm always looking for the next thing to sink my teeth into.

on her style

I hate shopping. If I'm feeling up for it, I much prefer sifting through vintage shops. My aesthetic is minimal. Levi's, tee shirts, and babydoll dresses.

on her apartment

I just want a place to go at the end of the day that's comfortable. The best furniture is from Craigstlist and antique spots outside of the city, but majority is from the Swedes at Ikea.

on her beauty routine

I wash my face twice a day and always moisturize, I don't care how many shots. Exfoliate and face mask once a week. I wash my hair twice a week or so, and use coconut oil for everything. I use as much natural product as possible. Smith’s rosebud salve. For makeup, Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Redwood Forest and Katy Kat Eye mascara.

Top, Reformation  ; Skirt and Boots, Vintage

Top, Reformation ; Skirt and Boots, Vintage

“Patti and Robert’s Brooklyn apartment mentioned in this book is walking distance from my apartment. I actually walked by it today. It’s just one of those books where you’re reading it on the train and you’re stopped at West 4th, and Patti is talking about West 4th on that page.”
— on Just Kids by Patti Smith
Allie's favorite books

Allie's favorite books

Top, Vintage ; Jeans, Vintage ;    Jacket, veda    ;    Sneakers, Converse

Top, Vintage ; Jeans, Vintage ; Jacket, veda ; Sneakers, Converse

allie’s favorite records

Elvis by Elvis Presley

Abbey Road by The Beatles

Best of the Beach Boys

Nevermind The Bullocks Here’s Nirvana by Nirvana

allie’s favorite films

Trainspotting by Danny Boyle

Say Anything by Cameron Crowe

Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino

Love in the Afternoon by Billy Wilder

allie’s favorite books

The Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman

Just Kids by Patti Smith

allie’s favorite cafe in New York

The Civil Service. It's great if you want to hide out in a booth and write, or if you want to get a little sunshine on a bench.