Meet Beverly Nguyen
On Her Morning Routine
Water. Lots and lots of water, music, and if I have time, a bit of reading. I’m pretty low maintenance so I'll shower, moisturize, get dressed, take some apple cider vinegar, and be on my way. Where I work changes daily, so I'll get dressed depending if I'll be in the office, on set, or at a fitting.
ON HOW SHE LAUNCHED HER CAREER
I used to read the credits page of Vogue and research everyone who worked there. I wanted to be a stylist so badly that I took a beauty internship at Vogue just to be a part of that world. I wasn't into beauty or being a writer. I learned to do both, and it led me to participate and explore different avenues within the fashion world. After Vogue, I spent time working with Caitlin Mociun and toying around with fashion production. After that came Opening Ceremony and styling at La Garconne. Then I met Kate Young and have been with her since then. My friend Amanda Eufer linked us up, and I believe she described me as a "blonde Asian who loves beauty!" We met, did a test shoot, and it's been a little over three years.
On the best part of her job
My favorite part will always be the clothes, jewelry, shoes, and purses. There is no daily routine. I think getting to work with Kate is such a privilege in a field that could easily make anyone nuts. I love my job because it still pays to be kind, well-read, and honest. Working directly with Kate and her team requires a lot of trust. The environment is so tight-knit and very intimate. It's rewarding to know my ideas matter.
ON HOW SHE GOT INTERESTED IN STYLING
I've been interested in fashion ever since my early childhood in California. My parents work in the garment industry, so I grew up exposed to the technical side of fashion. I was intrigued and would spend my weekends watching them at work. I probably watched way too much Project Runway. I helped put on fashion shows in high school. I would source thrift shops and the internet for school dances. Then I got a job at Banana Republic as a shop girl. It led to some visual merchandising and personal shopping roles that made me certain that I wanted to be in fashion.
ON SELF-CARE RITUALS AND CREATIVE PURSUITS
Does foam rolling count? Seriously. I love to collaborate with my friends on fashion projects and try to work together as much as possible. This usually means styling a lookbook or shoot. I'm also working to launch a silk robe line. Stay tuned!
ON SHOPPING AND PERSONAL STYLE
Instagram has the best shopping and accounts for florists. My style is a bit sexy and always practical. My tip for IRL shopping: go in with good underwear. My tip for online shopping: know your measurements. Don't max out your credit card to land the job.
ON HER BEAUTY ROUTINE
I wash my face before bed, no matter what circumstance! I swear by Ponds lotion in the winter and Avene sunblock as a lotion and SPF in the summer. Then, Vaseline as chapstick for the juiciest kisses. I also love Weleda's Skin Food, Jao Brand's Face Creme, Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body Polish, Joanna Vargas Rejuvenating Serum, Avene Cleansing Foam, H. Gillerman Organics H. Gillerman Organics Roll-On Jaw Clench Remedy and Fig + Yarrow Complexion Waters
ON HER APPROACH TO HOME DECOR
Charlotte Perriand. I like to reference the 60's and 70's for color and texture but keep things very minimal.
BEVERLY'S FAVORITE BOOKS
Devotional Cinema by Nathaniel Dorsky, In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig, My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur, Super Normal: Sensations of the Ordinary by Naoto Fukasawa and Jasper Morrison
BEVERLY'S favorite movies
Working Girl, Blue Velvet, I Am Love, Night On Earth
BEVERLY'S favorite places IN BROOKLYN
Selemat Pagi for comfort
Ramona for late drinks
Achilles Heel for blind dates
Cafe Gamin for coffee and a book
Bakeri for morning meetings
Goldie's for friends
Bi-Rite studio for chairs
Pas mal for inspiration
Casa Publica for larger groups
Alameda for burgers
Lilia for cocktails