Meet Zan Goodman
on her morning routine
I wake up as late as I possibly can, look at my phone for way too long, change my outfit 10 times, mess up my eyeliner, put my headphones and a playlist on, grab a strong coffee somewhere, and fight to get on the L train.
on her stint as a dj
I DJ semi-regularly with one of my best friends, we play a mix of disco, house, soul, funk, and new wave. It’s definitely more of a selfish pursuit, we just like to play music for each other and whoever happens to be in the bar at that point.
on her education and background
My background is graphic design. Since I was little, I was always designing my own business cards for my various businesses. I originally wanted to be a fashion designer and went to Parsons to study that. But once I got there I heard a talk where Tim Gunn told everyone to give up and not even bother to become a fashion designer, so I listened. In retrospect it was totally the right call, it combined all my natural interests (typography, illustration, photography, and layout). I still loved fashion though, and got a part-time job designing at Nylon Magazine while I was in school. When I graduated, I worked as a designer at Teen Vogue. Eventually I realized I wanted to do more than magazines, and left to go work on the agency-side.
on the best part of her job
Every day is really different. Sometimes we’re working on big presentations and it’s all hands on deck. Other days I’m stopping by a shoot, reviewing and retouching designs, or interviewing new talent.
on her projects
At Chandelier, we love to support our friends and champion causes we believe in, whether it's a charity, a brand doing good, or an up-and-coming business. Those projects are usually my favorite, and they range from small branding projects for restaurants or film companies to big events for the Democratic National Committee or the Jane Goodall Institute.
Every single project is a learning experience. Soak in as much as you can from everyone you collaborate with (always take notes and ask questions).
on her shopping style and habits
I like to mix fun, weird vintage stuff with basic staples like a black mini or high-waisted jeans. I copy my friends as much as possible because they are really stylish. My secret spots are the petite section of Asos and Wasteland in LA.
on her home decor
I love flea markets and antique stores for furniture and Etsy for fabrics and pillows, but I’ve secretly gotten good stuff at Ikea and West Elm. I love prints, mid-century modern, 3D type, neon, Memphis, weird found art, you name it. Most of the art on my walls is either found at a thrift store or flea market or made by one of my talented friends. My favorite piece of furniture is my kitchen table, which was my Dad’s as a kid and made at his family iron works business.
I just think your space should be the truest expression of yourself. I’ve always been a collector (marbles and Playbills as a kid, matchbooks and pineapples recently, though pineapples are definitely now passé). My apartment is a reflection of all that.
on her beauty routine
I keep my beauty routine pretty natural! Liner (Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner) and mascara (Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara) and a little concealer on my skin everyday. Glitter disco eyes (Chantecaille Waterproof Brow Definer, Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner) if I’m going out or DJing. Sephora is one of our clients so I ask the girls that work there for their favorite products.
Don’t fuck with your face too much. I avoid harsh products because my skin is really sensitive, that seems to work. I like Kiehl’s (Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer), Aesop (Aesop Control Anti Blemish Gel), and Nuxe (Cleansing Gel). We’ve recently started working with Elemis ('Pro-Radiance' Illuminating Flash Balm) and their stuff is great too!
My nightly routine is: gulp some seltzer, apply some serum (Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II) & moisturizer, set my alarm, and say goodnight to my group chats. I also use Caudalie Beauty Elixir and BYREDO Fleur Fantome Candle.
zan's favorite records
Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder, Diamond Life by Sade, Stop Making Sense by The Talking Heads, PRINCE / REVOLUTION PARADE / UNDER THE CHERRY MOON by Prince
zan's favorite books
zan's favorite movies
Paris, Texas, A Bout de Souffle, Waiting for Guffman, Clueless
zan's favorite places in nyc
Cotter Barber for coffee
Frankel's for bialys and lox
Five Leaves for a cocktail at the bar (ask for "the Zan")
Little Dokebi for a quiet perfect Korean Dinner
Mahps for vintage dresses