by Monique

Model On A Mission – Meet Erinn Westbrook

Ok, so it’s understandable to envy some girls. Like c’mon, Erinn Westbrook (@EriVeronica) has VJ’ed for MTV U, landed herself spots in Nike and Vineyard Vines ads, and is beginning to prep herself for a film role later this Fall. Oh, and the native New Yorker is only one year out of college (ah, envy!). But Westbrook’s just too cute to hate, and she’s known on both coasts for rockin’ “high-fashion urban” like it’s her full-time j-o-b. So, we decided to take time out to hang with the rising star and chat style, NYC (her REAL home) vs. LA (her current home), as well as “the industry.” Check the video, photos and interview below, and buy the pieces you love.

Loves?

Family, friends, traveling, writing, sour patch kids, stream-of-consciousness poetry, universal enigmas, music and fashion.

Ugh, you have it all…and you’re like 20-nothing. How’d you get there and, more importantly, where are you going?

It’s all a blur, to be honest. Some talent, a few connections, a bit of luck and a LOT of determination. I have been called a perfectionist. That’s fine. I’m driven. In terms of where I’m trying to go…I can’t tell you. It’s a secret.

You describe your style as “High-fashion urban”…break that down:

Most days I’ll be mixing and matching. My favorite looks are almost always a merging of off the runway with street style. Hence, “high-fashion urban.” An example: yesterday I wore a Chanel silk slip with converses. That’s just what I do.

That gold teddy bear purse…swoooon. Is it a fave piece?

Teddy is definitely a fave! As for other striking go-tos: Huge sunglasses, wildly patterned leggings, my bright headbands, and I’ve been wearing feathers in my hair for the past few months. [The feather earring piece from the shoot is from Edge of Urge]. I forget they’re there but people are constantly asking me about them.

And now for the real question! Coolest celeb you’ve interviewed?

Snoop Dogg.