The People I Know: Rebecca

Rebecca Diaz

The third installment of this series is Rebecca Diaz, a friend of mine I met in California but didn’t really get to know until we became coworkers in New Orleans.


I met Rebecca through Monika, a mutual friend, back when I lived in Phoenix and she lived in L.A. (2007-2008ish). We both worked as managers at Buffalo Exchange, albeit in different states. We met when I visited Monika out in L.A.,  and we reconnected when Rebecca moved to New Orleans a few years later and started working at the Magazine Street location. We’ve kept in touch ever since. Apparently she also knew who I was because we frequented the same fashion communities on Live Journal back in the day. And before you try to find it, I deleted my account a long time ago.


Rebecca is a co-organizer for Less Than 100, a pop up shop on Oretha Castle Haley that charges women 66% and men 100% of the retail price. Why the difference in price? Women make just 66% of what men make in Louisiana, and the shop operates on a pay-what-you-earn model. The shop will be in its Central City location until the end of this month.

Rebecca also runs Six Impossible Things, a pop up shop that stocks everything vintage, sequined, and fantastic. Having worked in retail for several years, she has a knack for finding both literal and figurative gems. Catch her at Little Flea NOLA on the regular.


Rebecca is one of those people that you can’t help but like the second you meet her. She’s quirky, hilarious, witty, and looks stylish 24/7. She also has a vintage clothing collection that will make you swoon with delight. But even more important than all of that she’s just a decent person trying to do decent things to better not only herself but the community as well. She’s a rising star and definitely one to watch out for.


Style Profile

The men of the south are true peacocks and my goal for this site is to feature individuals with a real sense of personal style. 
I don’t get a chance to snap pictures often, much less of total strangers but I’m  attempting a semi regular men’s post and naturally my first subject matter is my husband.  
I really lucked out and found a guy who needs little to no help dressing himself. He’s a Yankee but I usually don’t hold that against him. So without further ado I officially introduce you to my partner and best friend.
Name: Thomas 
Occupation: Mental health clinical director and licensed counselor
Origin: Upstate New York, Ohio
Years in New Orleans: 6 total – 5 years Pre-K and currently 1 year back 
Favorite labels: Hugo Boss, Ben Sherman, Banana Republic, Citizens of Humanity, John Fluevog, Cole Haan, Bacco Bucci
Style: Sophisticated with a dash of fun
Favorite item(s): A well edited shoe collection
A better picture of the shoes from the website he purchased them from.
Michael (Black)
Outfit details:
Shirt: Ben Sherman tee, purchased at Funky Monkey
Jeans: Overdyed black Huf jeans, purchased at Shoefty
As usual pardon the grainy photo. I need to stop taking photos at night and actually learn how to use my camera!
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