The concept behind ‘It Girls’ has been in my head for some time. ‘It Girls’ are free-thinking, charismatic and stylish girls who unabashedly live life. Third Looks aims to  bring these dynamic individuals to the forefront and document a point in their lives.

It Girls’ will be a regular feature on Third Looks profiling  girls who if you haven’t heard of yet, you soon will.

The first ‘It Girl’ I am featuring is my friend Alyssa. We met at a apartment party I threw about two years ago and we’ve become good friends since. In that period I’ve watched her go from New School undergraduate student to the assistant of Amy Astley (Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue) and the contributors editor at the magazine. Her ambition and fierce independence are balanced by her disarming cheerful personality and quirky sense of humor. I’ve titled my shoot Brooklyn Spring as the fresh air and warm sun perfectly reflected the changing season.

I have always respected Alyssa’s ability to wear clothes her own way without regards to the trends of the moment. Having often commented that she loves my wardrobe and many men’s pieces in general, I decided to style her in some pieces from my personal wardrobe. When asked about her personal philosophy on style , she told me

“I think clothes have little to do with fashion– and almost nothing to do with style. It’s not a radical statement: style is innate. If clothes weren’t a social necessity, I probably wouldn’t wear them at all.”

You can find Alyssa on Twitter.

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Undercoverism Rider Leather Jacket
Vintage Floral Dress (Alyssa’s own)

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Supreme Camo Field Shirt
‘Internet Fame’ White T-shirt

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Supreme ‘Metal-Plate’ Snapback
Supreme Paisley French Terry Hoody

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Undercover x Uniqlo UU Cardigan
Number (N)ine ‘9-Lives’ T-shirt

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Undercover x Uniqlo UU Hooded Blouson Jacket
Undercoverism Knit Sweater
J Brand Jeans (Alyssa’s own)
Supreme leopard backpack
Nike Free 2.0(Alyssa’s own)

Sole Bike

See more photos from this shoot on the Third Looks Tumblr page.

Photography & Styling by Rocky Li

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