It's no surprise that New York native Fiona Briseño comes from a family who adores vintage fashion as much as she does. With a neck adorned in the best gold chains, she talked about the vintage store her mom once owned - complete with a gold bed - and everything else that shaped her style today.
WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I'm half Mexican! Nobody ever believes me until I show pictures of my mom.
WHAT IS YOUR DAILY MORNING ROUTINE?
I always wash my face immediately, and I'll do face masks and under eye hydrogels as I pick out a cute outfit... while drinking coffee of course.
WHAT BEAUTY PRODUCTS CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
LIPSTICK! Super into it... I'm also obsessed with eyeshadows and eyeliner. I love a smokey eye, like LOVE.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL FEMININE?
I feel like as I get older I'm learning how to take care of myself better, like health and beauty. I feel more womanly. The way I dress makes me feel feminine and strong and confident!
WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
My mom inspires me in every way possible. I turned out to be very driven because of all the life experiences we went through... but we also grew up very stylish. She inspired my passion for clothes too.
FAVORITE IG ACCOUNT?
I follow a lot of fashion IG's from the 80s/90s. I live for it. The fashion, the runway, the looks. Everything I could dream of.
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE IN YOUR CLOSET?
Oh my god I could never exclude a piece. I live for the collection I've been able to gather over the years. It's almost all vintage. It revolves around a lot of statement jackets.
BEST PIECE OF FASHION ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?
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