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So you want to work in fashion? Quick-fire Q&A with Beverly Nguyen

8 June 2018

WORDS BY Fashion Quarterly New Zealand

Interning at Vogue, freelancing at Opening Ceremony, assisting stylist to the stars Kate Young… It sounds like a dream, but Beverly Nguyen’s living it.

For Beverly Nguyen, a career in fashion was always on the cards. Wearing a white strappy dress, black woven shoes and a red crocodile bag, Beverly chats to Nathalie Owen on her career.

Read on for the quick-fire Q&A:


What’s your advice to anyone trying to break into the fashion industry?

Put the energy out into the universe! Research the people and companies you admire, and reach out to anyone with a career you aspire to have and ask them how they got started. Volunteer, intern and say yes to every opportunity. Participate!

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Do you have a style muse?

Girls in NYC, girls in Paris, girls in Italy. Bianca Jagger, Slim Keith, Jane Birkin, Charlotte Rampling.

What ELSE are you inspired by?

Interior design, architecture, books, film, art and romance.

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What’s your aesthetic?

It’s constantly changing — I like to keep it a bit sexy, but always practical. My mantra is: ‘How do I want to look if I happen to run into my worst nightmare?’

What are some of your favourite magazines?

Unconditional, The Gentlewoman, Teen Vogue, T, Apartamento, 032c and Architectural Digest.

What are your go-to brands at the moment?

In my dream closet: Prada, Céline, Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Jacquemus, Khaite, Sonia Rykiel and The Row. Plus thrift and  vintage — always.

What’s your style signature?

My fragrance — Loewe 001 Man — a pair of earrings and a cat eye.

Photos: Getty Images and Instagram

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