Meet Mandisa Wright

Mandisa Wright passerbuys
Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Mandisa has lived in New Jersey, California, Georgia & Louisiana due to her father’s job at UPS. She originally moved to NYC for a boyfriend, but eventually finished college and interned at YSL. Since then, she’s been in the marketing/events world. She currently helps produce events for thousands of people. Mandisa is 6 feet tall, middle of 5 sisters, and loves to dance.
Top, Pleats Please ; Pants, Vintage
Top: Cotton Candy, Jeans: Levi's

Top: Cotton Candy, Jeans: Levi's


I have a full brain so I typically wake up for the first time around 5 am, then a second time around 8am. I put on music before I do anything - my parents always had music on in the morning, it is very important to me. 

I stopped drinking coffee which is hard, so when I wake up I drink a full glass of water. Then I wash my face with Organic Root Stimulator Coconut Oil, brush my teeth and lay and look out the window. If it is nice, I will go up to the roof, it’s a solid view. 

on working in dumbo

I work in Dumbo so I just hop on the ferry for about 5 minutes then I am there. Going to work on a boat has changed my life, it’s so peaceful and the best way to start your day.

on her work

I used to do ‘internet stuff’, which no one really understood, so none of my friends could tell you what I did. I have moved back to what I am good at, which is large scale event production. I love logistics and challenges. When someone tells me there are 10 problems, a ton of money on the line and 20 minutes to fix it, I thrive. I guess I am into pressure.



Trench, Yang Li Men ; T-Shirt, Vintage ; Choker, Vintage YSL ; Pants, Sonia Rykiel
I like super simple stuff. I am really tall so pants are hard, I have found a few ebay gems. I think as long as you are wearing somewhat nice shoes or glasses you can get away with a lot.
— on her personal style

on what she's reading

Right now I am reading: “The New Yorker” - always, fiction first then front to back, “Dear Mr. You” by Mary-Louise Parker, it’s really good - it’s all these encounters with men in her life, I love that. “The Magnate” by Herman Hagedorn. It is the biography of William Boyce Thompson. He built this crazy mansion that I have done a few events at in Yonkers. He was this amazing copper dude and the mansion is kind of beyond words. It’s a little bit of a homework read but I have gotten into it. My mom is really into “The Book of Awakening”, so I try to read the daily entry every day. It’s kind of a new topic for us to talk about, so I enjoy it.

on where she shops

I hate shopping. I follow Fox and Fawn and have bought a bunch of stuff from them on Instagram. I needed a new winter coat so I looked at a few online and found one at Reformation. I went in and didn’t see it, but saw something I liked, tried it on and was out of there within 5 minutes. I would love for someone to just shop for me, I have kind of given up on clothes.

on her skincare routine

I wash my face with Organic Root Stimulator Coconut Oil. It keeps my skin super clear and smooth and hydrated. And it smells great. Since the new year, I have taken a bath everyday (I am lucky to have such a great bath). I kind of experiment with different stuff I throw in there, its pretty fun. I do the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Bentonite Clay mask with apple cider vinegar once month. I spend a ton of time in my bathrobe, in my mind that helps. I wash my hair probably once a week and deep condition with coconut oil once a month. I also use Desert Essence Organic Jojoba OilQueen Helene Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion, and Kiss My Face Peaceful Patchouli Liquid Rock RollOn Deodorant.


Top: Cotton Candy, Jeans: Levi's

Top: Cotton Candy, Jeans: Levi's

Mandisa Wright passerbuys

mandisa's favorite books

Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker, The Magnate by Herman Hagedorn

mandisa's favorite places IN new york city

I meet my best friend at Trophy Bar after work a good bit. They have a great burger, BLT & grilled cheese

I like Oslo and Othas for coffee

Moto is great for brunch and it is never packed

I recently went back to Shinobe Ramen and I haven't stopped thinking about it

I love Snacky for when I am super hungry and want a little bit of everything

La Superior for garlic shrimp tacos

Dress: Studio Ease,    Shoes: Salt Water   , Bag: Vintage

Dress: Studio Ease, Shoes: Salt Water, Bag: Vintage