Meet $andzz, the latest star of our Meet the Muse segment. Here she wears pieces from Supreme and Mars New York. We asked $andzz a handful of questions in order to get to know her a little more. See what she had to say below and check out our previous installment with Olena Kets.
Who or what are you currently inspired by?
I’m inspired by the creatives I surround myself with. They go out of their way to make their dreams and ideas come true and their hustle is what keeps me motivated. Rihanna’s style and attitude is also a big influence.
How has your style changed over the years?
I feel like I became edgier, more expressive and basically more of myself. I was never a girly girl. In the past, I didn’t dress myself to my full potential because I thought it was unnecessary and unacceptable to the people who are around me, especially my parents. Now it just feels good to look good the way I want to everyday without worrying about anyone else’s opinion.
Describe your current style.
My current style is whatever dope look I want to create that falls in the line of edgy and bold. My style varies from sporty to grungy to glam. I love meshing trendy ideas on Tumblr and Instagram with my own taste. Being comfortable and confident at the same time is key too.
What is the thing that gets you out of bed each morning?
I just don’t like doing nothing. I need to keep busy to guarantee myself the lifestyle I want. The type of future I want is the “thing” that gets me out of bed.
If you weren’t doing what you are now, where would you work?
At this point, I can’t imagine working for anybody but myself. I can’t not be doing what I’m doing right now.
Dream collaboration? (with whom and what would you create?)
My dream collaboration is happening right now with two of my really good friends, Lyjerria and Maria. Lyjerria started a brand called Mars in 2015. A year later, we’ve all realized that we can use each other’s abilities and talents to make the brand better by growing it into a lifestyle brand. It’s just really fun to work and create with your best friends. I specially play the co-designer and brand ambassador role. Everything’s only going up from here. I feel really blessed.
What’s your motto?
My motto is to speak things into existence. I like to have an attitude in which whatever I want is already mine. It keeps me focused and humbled at the same time.
What in life are you most grateful for?
I’m most grateful for the people who have supported me and saw potential in me since day one. Everyone who genuinely cared about my well being and helped me out when I was at my lowest – I’m forever thankful and I’ll never forget about them.
What is the greatest accomplishment of your life so far?
My greatest accomplishment of my life so far is realizing that anything is possible. I used to be doubtful or not think highly enough of myself but now I feel like not even the sky’s the limit.
What is something you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time, but haven’t yet?
I want to travel all over the globe. Even the places people consider are “not nice” to visit. I think it’ll be cool to have a bigger picture of the world. It’ll open up my perspectives more.
What album do you currently have on repeat?
Definitely Rihanna’s Anti and Travis Scott’s Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. Both hype me up so much, but I have more albums I listen to repetitively. I’m a huge music geek.
Where do you want to be in the next five years?
I always wanted to move to LA since I was a little girl. It’s definitely going to happen. In five years, I see myself having a house in LA, a jeep, my own puppy and a successful career/brand.