Meet the “Gaudy” Girls: Nayla

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Nayla

Get to know Nayla, the Avant Gaudy summer Business Analyst.

Where are you from? Where do you live now?
I am from Cairo, Egypt. I’m currently living in Chicago.

What is your profession/major? 
I just graduated from the University of Chicago, where I studied Economics and Visual Arts.

Favorite movies?
I can’t think of an all time favorite, but some movies I never get bored of watching are: Closer, Amelie, Once, Napoleon Dynamite, The Big Lebowski and Chocolat. I also really liked: The Sea Inside, Lost in Translation, American Beauty, Trainspotting, Revolutionary Road, Pulp Fiction, Mulholland Drive and The Usual Suspects.

What T.V. shows are you currently watching/still addicted to?
I am currently watching 30 Rock and I love it! I also like Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Southpark and Sex and the City.

What kind of music do you like? What bands are you listening to?
I was listening to Nirvana and Elliott Smith earlier today and I’m listening to Wilco now. But I like many different bands, and I love listening to stuff I’ve never heard before. I can’t say I have a favorite song, band or music genre. 

“Things you love?” (People, places, things)
I love meeting new people, I really enjoy going out to dinner with friends, trying new restaurants, and traveling and visiting new places. I also love sitting on the lake across from my apartment in Hyde Park and watching the Chicago skyline.

Favorite fashion/beauty magazine?
I would have to say Vogue.

Favorite clothing item/accessory that you own?
My high-waisted short black skirt because it can be worn in summer and winter, with tights and without, and matches with almost everything in my closet.

How would you describe your personal style? 
I would say somewhat casual and simple. I tend to stick to neutral colors and make my outfits more interesting by wearing lots of jewelry and colorful scarves, shoes and bags.

One thing you’ll never wear?
I would never wear a Northface fleece!
 
Style icon?
Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chloe Sevigny.

Nayla's style icons

What is your most recent purchase?
I just bought a transparent cream-colored shirt with a frilly collar yesterday.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Probably Rome, but I don’t speak Italian so I would have to learn it first. Or maybe Paris or Barcelona.

Obsessed with/can’t live without?
Coffee.

Your perfect day?
Being on the beach all day.

Guilty pleasure?
Sitting in bed all day and watching movies on my laptop.

Favorite food or drink?
Coffee, diet coke or red wine

What web site do you have to check everyday?
I have to check my gmail email every time I see a computer! Some other websites I check often are:
The Sartorialist – its my favorite street style blog
BBC

Some other websites I love:
FFFFound!
Exactitudes
Learning To Love You More
Aparment Therapy

Art Letter
WebUrbanist
Multicolr Search Lab

What is your favorite item from Avant Gaudy?
This beige wooly cardigan because it is so soft and comfy, and it can be worn with anything.

AG beige wooly cardigan, $38

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One Response to “Meet the “Gaudy” Girls: Nayla”

  1. georgia Says:

    Couldnt be More true.

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