What to Wear (and Eat) This Week with Samantha Wasser of by Chloe
What do you ask yourself when getting dressed in the morning?
What’s the first thing you think about when you’re getting dressed in the morning? Explain the process of picking out an outfit in the morning.
Probably my schedule for that day. If I’m running around to meetings all day I’ll try to wear something more comfortable, if I have an interview or a photoshoot I’ll make sure to pay more attention to my outfit and accessories. I’m not such a morning person, so I try to think of a loose idea of what I want to wear the night before. That way I can be out the door as quickly as possible.
What’s the one garment that never lets you down?
A plain white t-shirt. I love Everlane shirts. You can dress it up or dress it down, and always feel comfortable.
Same question, but for food — what’s the one type of nourishment that never lets you down?
Smoothies. I start every day with a green smoothie. It goes with me everywhere!
How about the food that always lets you down?
As a kid I was the pickiest eater, but now I’m discovering that I love a lot of the foods that used to make me squirm. So, to answer your question– not a lot these days!
What do you think about first: clothes or breakfast?
How do you see food and fashion intersecting?
Fail proof styling trick?
Lipstick can make any outfit look polished.
Best advice you’ve ever received in relation to running a business?
Never be afraid to fail, and most importantly trust your instincts.
How about for getting dressed?
Same advice! Trust your instincts. It’s all about personal style.
Hardest part about the restaurant business?
It’s a 24/7 job. I’m always thinking about the little details and what can be better. Your goal every day is to make the customer happy and have them come back – and that takes work every single day.
Seeing how happy our customers are when they get their order and take their first bite and seeing repeat customers who sometimes come in 2-3 times a week! There’s nothing better than seeing people enjoy what we’ve worked so hard to create!
How important do you believe the Instagrammability of a dining space to be?
These days its absolutely imperative! When we were designing the space we thought of the table tops, the lighting, the colors, and then when we started testing the menu, we thought of everything from packaging to how the food was presented, all in relation to how it would photograph. Now, we see customers going all out, standing on chairs to get the right pic.
And the instagrammability of an outfit?
It’s important, but I like to stay IRL when I’m thinking about what I want to wear.