LADIES WE LOVE: EDITOR AND ARTIST BIANCA VALLE

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If you’re not following Bianca Valle on Instagram yet—prepare for lots of double-tapping. We’re big fans of her uniquely personal style that’s equal parts tomboy, vintage inspired and unexpected. Originally from the West Coast, Bianca now lives in New York working as an editor and pursuing creative projects on the side. She shared her inspirations, most-frequented Chinatown spots and more, below.

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LADIES WE LOVE: ARTIST CAMILLA ENGSTROM

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It’s hard not to appreciate Camilla Engstrom’s playful art, which includes sculptures, drawings and paintings. It’s almost always funny, often bizarre, and above all, relatable. We visited Camilla in her Brooklyn studio and talked about how she overcomes creative hiccups, the key to success as a woman in the art world and her current Cardi B obsession. Continue reading

LADIES WE LOVE: PASTRY CHEF AYAKO KUROKAWA

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One of our favorite NYC secrets is Burrow, a tiny, charming patisserie tucked away in a nondescript building off the cobblestone streets of Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood. And one of our favorite NYC ladies is Ayako Kurokawa, the pastry chef (or pastry artist really, but she prefers a more modest title) behind every mouth-watering, eye-catching treat made there. We visited her on a weekday afternoon just after closing up shop to talk about, among other things, David Bowie, favorite desserts and a very special grandmother.
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LADIES WE LOVE: CERAMIST-SLASH-FLORIST LINDA BUI

We’re all about passionate women who are making it happen. Like Linda Bui—cosmetic-supply-chain guru slash ceramist slash master of plants—who is doing just that. We spent a day with her (and her pup, Quincy) in Williamsburg as she tried on some of our favorite summer dresses and talked creative inspiration, true-crime podcasts and otherworldly flowers, among other things.

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