We admit it – we’re addicted. We’re addicted to Geri Hirsch and her forthcoming posts featuring LA street style, magazine spreads, do-it-yourself projects, yummy recipes and soon to launch LEAF. We recently chatted with the Because I’m Addicted cutie to review her August Guest Editor picks (we especially love her mix of home and wears). Check out her shopping tips to live by and more.
b: Tell us about your new adventure, LEAF.tv?
BIA: LEAF is a concept I have been working on for over 5 years. It was born out of being raised by a single mom, who didn’t have a ton of spare time, and a curiosity to learn how to do things on my own – be it cooking, decorating, sewing, etc. As I tried to find outlets to help teach me, I discovered more and more that despite there being a million cooking shows and decorating websites, nothing was really speaking to me (or my generation). Realizing there was a total hole in the market, I began formulating LEAF – living, eating & fashion – a really cool, easy to consume, how-to concept that is specifically designed for curious girls and young women just like me!
b: How has LA influenced your cooking (tastes), your home life, and fashion sense?
BIA: My taste in fashion, food and decor are eclectic and constantly evolving, influenced heavily by my surroundings: the ever changing mosaic that is Los Angeles.
b: If any retailer/designer could be your personal walk-in closet, whose would it be?
BIA: BARNEYS all the way!
b: What’s your number one shopping tip?
BIA: If you have to think twice don’t buy it.
b: Is there an item for which a shopper should never mind paying full price?
BIA: In the closet: A beautiful dress that makes you feel special even if you don’t have an occasion for it, your signature scent, a killer piece of outerwear and classics that you’ll keep forever. In the kitchen: A great chef’s knife. Home decor: Art.
b: Lastly, what’s your be so?
BIA: be so you!