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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.

HOW WE MET:

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.

WHAT SHE DOES:

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.

WHO SHE IS TO ME:

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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