• About a Girl: Andie Fitzgerald

    Meet Andie Fitzgerald (@andiefitzgerald), whose casual, laid-back Nor Cal style is our latest inspiration + the definition of California dreaming. Join us on a day in the life with her
    Photos by Karly Valencia

    Above: Kimchi Blue Straight Neck Poplin Dress

    Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do!
    Born and raised California gal! I am both a full time student and creative.What began as a simple hobby of photography shared amongst close friends ended up placing me more frequently in a position of the subject of the photo - rather than the photographer. Currently, I balance both modeling and photography within my client work & couldn't love it more. I grew up in Northern California amongst a little more of the pines rather than palms. School and work will be leading me to Orange County at the end of the summer for a few years to finish out my education and seek greater opportunities with work. This girl can't wait see what Southern California has up its sleeve.

    Above: BDG Striped Twill Button-Down Shirt

    What are you working on right now: what projects are holding the most focus? 
    Continuing to shape and grow my personal brand has become my greatest priority when it comes to my To-Do's.. I am currently in the works of launching my blog and creating content cohesive to my personal style and story. What is so important and rewarding about this realm of project is the self development involved in putting out an entire work composed of you and your creative process. 

    Describe more about your personal style — what colors, silhouettes, styles, fabrics do you love? 
    Finding the fit that flatters is key for me! I'm a sucker for anything cherry red right now - in summer styles. You can't go wrong with a pop of color. I typically seek a touch of vintage inspiration in all of my pieces. My personal style surely takes a feminine flare with an excess of staple but simple summer dresses and dainty tanks paired with a flattering high waisted bottom. Can never go wrong with a good pair of high waisted denims. 

    Who/what/where/when do you look to for fashion inspiration? 
    Pinterest is surely my go-to in regards to quick and easy fashion inspo! The app begins to get an idea of what pieces you prefer to see and correlates your feed to match. Truly, I love life a little more with lists and mood boards. I create color coded fashion boards on Pinterest for such quick inspiration before a shoot or travel. There are surely some fantastic bloggers and models that I look to for fashion advice and inspiration as well or I dive into a good ole magazine.

    What are you most passionate about? 
    Finding a way to do what I love. Telling a story through photographs and words. Living a life worthy of story telling. 

    What are some of your favorite local spots? 
    Some of my favorite local sports are typically not local to home! I'm almost always on the go but seek familiar places in some of my favorite destinations. A cozy coffee shop is a must on my travels and I fall in love with the little things such as the incredible cinnamon toast only to be found at The Mill in San Francisco, California or the fruit bowls found road side on the backroads in Malibu. This week alone my heart was taken by none other than Central Park, NY. The right places, even far away, can feel right at home. Are you with me?

    What's a personal mantra or favorite quotation? 
    I don't think I could pick a favorite. I love attempting to embody several. I'm convinced that a restless spirit along side a dream or passion is a reflection that you're not yet finished and there's much ahead for you! 

    What are you looking forward to this summer?
    This summer holds a great deal for me with a variety of destinations on the list. I have always sought after the opportunity to travel and am truly looking forward to taking full advantage this summer. I am equally excited for all that beauty that comes with new places and stepping out of your comfort zone. Count me in!

    What’s on your summer to-do list?
    Travel & Change. I love the way you really never know what love has for you till it shows up on your doorstep. New York, Mexico, UK & Europe, with a move at the end of it all. I will be collecting all of these experiences in both writings and photographs. 

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