This week, we continue exploring the theme of the 1st House with #DOOZMUSE Brooklynn Gallagher. A total Libra babe, Brooklynn dishes on everything from her cool-girl style (we swoon over her sultry aesthetic) to keeping a positive attitude. Oh, and we can't get over how she styles her What's Your Sign?™ pieces – take notes!
Hey Brooklynn! Where do you live/where are you from?
I am originally from Vancouver, Canada but have been living in New York for the last six years. Recently I changed things up again and am living in LA with the goal of a bi-coastal life between LA and NYC.
What do you do for work?
I am a part-time content creator and full time Director of Partnerships at Bulletin, a retail-tech team that connects buyers with brands.
What are your Big 3 (sun, moon, rising)?
Libra Sun, Libra Moon, and Virgo Rising
Does your zodiac sign come into play when getting dressed?
Definitely! As a true Libra, we are very indecisive so picking an outfit for the day can be quite messy and chaotic. But ultimately, once I pick the outfit I am confident in it.
How do you describe your personal style?
Modern with a classic foundation :)
A fashion rule you never break? Or do you break all the rules?!
I typically love to break the rules but the one I always stick to is lighter layers first and darker layers on top. Essentially, never putting a white jacket over a black tee, but always a black jacket over a white tee.
If you could give a "How To" lesson, what would it be?
How to do a slicked back bun! It’s my go-to look and some would say my signature look ;)
How do you style your DOOZ pieces?
I am grateful to have two DOOZ items. I style my “whats your sign” socks with my favorite Prada Loafers.
The first house is about how you articulate who you are-
How do you express who you are?
I feel like I do this in a ton of different ways but most directly in my style and my everyday clothes. Fashion has always been such an important part of who I am and has always been such a positive channel for me to express myself. But who I am is forever changing and ultimately the way I express myself is as well.
What is your general aesthetic- when it comes to your living space, your personal image?
I love a vintage edge with a modern twist and this comes into play in both my personal style and my personal taste when it comes to home decor etc.
How do you keep a positive attitude?
I don't think there is one right answer for this but for me it’s always been about taking everything day by day and not holding onto the little things. I have so much to be grateful for and the reminder of that helps me focus on what’s happening right now and what matters most. It’s corny to say but life is short and it's always been easier for me to stay positive than to hold onto negativity, something I credit to my Libra nature.
When did you learn to trust your instincts?
After many many times of not trusting my instincts. It takes error to learn what’s right and I’ve been in many situations where I didn’t trust my instincts and the outcome was not ideal but I think that also comes with age.
Who is someone you admire for their sense of self?
Such a hard question! I am a huge Lady Gaga fan so maybe I’d say Lady Gaga. She is always consistent and even when she is ridiculous she is always authentic.
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