I met Ashley during my first month living in New York City almost 3 years ago and instantly became friends over our love for fashion. She was a full time fashion stylist and even brought me along on one of her Harper’s Bazaar shoots with Victor Demarchelier (GASP AMAZING!). Just as I started Lauren Cecchi New York, Ashley was opening up Hush Hush Closet in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Think if you were Alice in Wonderland and fell down a rabbit hole of lace, pearls, silk camis, faux furs, vintage bomber jackets and floral dresses that would be Hush Hush.
It has new finds like Lauren Cecchi New York handbags (of course) and Wildfox Couture but many one of a kind vintage goodies she and co-owner Danna Lee have found all over the US, France, and Canada! We traveled to Brooklyn to hang out with the super fashionable Ashley and let our readers get to know her a little better.
Occupation: Fashion Stylist and Co-Owner of Hush Hush Closet
How did you get into styling?
I always had a love for fashion but I got into styling by fluke when I was a dancer. I taught ballet and jazz. The kids that I taught were in a lot of competitions and I had to design and source the costumes, on a budget. From there it manifested.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of the job is seeing your hard work come into fruition. The final edit/ picture.
What is your favorite getaway or vacation spot?
Going back home to Canada, would probably be my favorite place…it’s good for my soul.
What 3 things are must have in your LCNY bag?
I must have my wallet, phone/headphones, and a business cards.
Where’s your favorite hangout spot?
My shop…Hush Hush Closet.
Where do you like to people watch?
I like to people watch in Brooklyn, anywhere off Bedford you’ll see some great fashion.
What’s your favorite restaurant?
Laconde Verde in TriBeCa.
What would you not be caught dead without?
What are you reading right now?
Playboy magazine…great articles.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I’m living there…NYC…Paris is a close second!
What’s your favorite song right now?
What’s your hobby?
Taking dance classes.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Guilty pleasure…. Candy!
Anything else we should know?
I’m a Scorpio, only child, and hopeless romantic.
Be sure to destination shop at Hush Hush Closet 240 Kent Avenue Williamsburg, BK 11249 and get a LCNY handbag or pick up a special vintage piece that no one else will have!
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