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Rian

Social Media Director/Label Coordinator at Matador Records. Williamsburg. 

 

Rian grew up in San Antonio. Since moving to New York for college 9 years ago she has had stints waitressing at The Beatrice Inn, assisting stylists and playing keyboard in the band MINKS which lead her to working in the music industry. She was a project manager at Captured Tracks from 2011-2013 and is currently the label coordinator and social media director at Matador Records. 

 

Top, J.W. Anderson ; Jeans, Uniqlo ; Shoes, Gucci ; Bag, Yves Saint Laurent ; Sunglasses Wayfarer by Ray-Ban

Top, Prada.

Top, Prada.

I like to shop on ebay, the realreal, yoox and wherever shopstyle directs me to the cheapest price. The designers I usually stalk are Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, Miu Miu and Acne. I’m drawn to interesting prints that I will wear black around.
I love mornings. I get up between 6:30 and 7ish and immediately chug some water and make coffee. The next few hours are a mix of any of the following: reading my current book, magazine, or NYMag.com, listening to podcasts, headstands, checking ebay, making oatmeal or a smoothie, showering and calling my mom.

Top, J.W. Anderson ; Jeans, Uniqlo ; Shoes, Gucci

I guess I usually dress like a preppy tomboy with a dash of sexy depending on my mood. I love short skirts and sneakers or loafers with a white t-shirt.

Top, J.W. Anderson

I’m also fully aware that I have very good luck when it comes to finding great furniture. it’s a gift and a curse. My one piece of advice is get a good man with a van contact. I have movers that are so cheap and friendly. I feel like most people get deterred with getting the piece from a to b. not me.
I’ve grown to have mid-century furniture obsession. when i found out I got my last job, I immediately decided I needed a piece of adult furniture and got my dresser that I moved to divide up the living/sleeping areas of the apartment. I got it at Re-Pop on metropolitan, the place I’m sure you’ve seen that on first glance screams overpriced but I swear they have some good deals in there, sometimes.

Top, Prada ; Shorts, Chanel


I saw the Soma water filter on some gift buying list for the holidays last year and was shocked that a water filter could actually be beautiful. I had to convince my boyfriend that it was worth the extra money. he loves it now.

Rian's favorite beauty products

I wash my face at night and put on kiehl’s avocado eye cream. In the morning I splash cold water on my face and moisturize/sunscreen up and put on mascara. I’m HORRIBLE at putting on makeup. I really need to book an apt at Sephora for make-up 101 with the 13-year old girls and start trying, but that has yet to happen.

Top, J.W. Anderson ; Jeans, Uniqlo

My mom turned me onto jay robb’s vanilla whey protein. How she decided to buy it in the first place is unclear... but it really makes every smoothie better. A good recipe:
Combine a handful of frozen blueberries and pineapple
a handful of fresh spinach
1 serving of jay robb’s vanilla whey protein
a spoonful of bee pollen
a spoonful of powdered wheatgrass
almond milk & ice.
Top, J.W. Anderson ; Jeans, Uniqlo ; Shoes, Gucci ; Bag, Proenzo Schouler

Top, J.W. Anderson ; Jeans, Uniqlo ; Shoes, Gucci ; Bag, Proenzo Schouler


 

Rian's favorite records clockwise from left: The Strokes 'Is This It", Broadcast 'Work and Non Work", The Arms of Someone New ‎'Burying The Carnival', Chavez 'Ride The Fader' & Lou Reed 'Street Hassle'.

The Strokes ‘This Is It’ holds a special place in my heart. In high school I used to drive around listening to it in on repeat thinking I was such badass. Everyone at my school listened to country and Mike Jones exclusively to give you an idea of what people were into. I read about The Strokes in magazines and thought they were such cool babes and it felt so satisfying that I knew about this “secret” of what was going on in New York. I can’t be in a bad mood when I listen to that record.

Top, J.W. Anderson ; Jeans, Uniqlo ; Shoes, Gucci


Rian's favorite books

Dan Eldon ‘The Journey Is The Destination’ is a book I have loved since I found it in my mom’s bookshelf when I was 14. We lived in Nairobi for several years when I was little, so I’ve always had a fascination with writers and artists that documented their time there. That goes to Karen Blixen & Peter Beard as well. Dan Eldon was this incredible photographer and budding filmmaker who was stoned to death in Somalia when he was 22. The book consists of pages from his journals up to right before his death. He was friends with Christopher Nolan and I’m positive he would be a big filmmaker if not for his terribly sad death.
Rian's Samsung 19" LCD TV for Sale

Rian's Samsung 19" LCD TV for Sale

Rian's Samsung 19" LCD TV for Sale

Rian's Samsung 19" LCD TV for Sale

Going to the movies by myself I one of my favorite things to do. In college I went a few times a week. If I had a long break between classes I would pop into a theatre. My favorite directors are Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, Roman Polanski and Jacques Audiard. I also have a soft spot for action movies. John Wick was my favorite movie last year. It’s SO GOOD. The Guest was a close second. Great soundtrack too.
 
I studied merchandising at FIT then I interned for Nicola Formichetti my junior year of college thinking that I wanted to be a stylist. I quickly got spit out from that world. I’m too laid-back to work in fashion. I was getting pretty scared about my prospects and getting so bored and restless so I reached out to Katie Garcia at Captured Tracks who I heard was in need of help at the label so I asked to intern. Within a few months they offered me a job. My title was in-house publicist. I ended up being the first publicist for DIIV and Mac DeMarco and all the reissues on the label. I stayed there for 2 and a half years. I heard Matador was hiring and it was a big deal because they had not hired anyone in almost 6 years. I went through several interviews with everyone that worked at the label in the US and I ended up being chosen!

Rian's Stuff For Sale

 

Rian's Wishlist


Rian Recommends

Buddah Bodai (Dim Sum) for Brunch & En Japanese Brasserie for lunch 

Abraco for their coffee & olive oil cake & Decibel for drinks

 

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