Pulling Off Elegance, a how-to guide: 1). One marine-blue American Apparel maxi skirt, blown about with Marilyn Monroe effortlessness. 2). A beige button-up, also American Apparel, strategically unbuttoned for minimum reveal, maximum chic. 3). One Ms. Aminah Mussa, NYC’s resident beauty-with-style-brains, a designer working at (you guessed it!) American Apparel. We recently caught up with Ms. Mussa (designer name, Aminah Muse) strolling along the Lower East Side in an ensemble that BEGS to be copied. A woman this talented, it’s no surprise this isn’t the first time she’s caught our attention – check out her fierce African-print top on our fall Peach Pleasure, Sequoia Mitchell!