The Interview — Alyssa Coscarelli, Fashion Market Writer at Refinery29
Alyssa Coscarelli is a fashion market writer at Refinery29 and an "Instagrammer" on the side. She covers trends and shopping for R29 and in her spare time, enjoys trying new restaurants, taking photos, hanging out with her bunny Bean, exploring NYC, and traveling whenever possible. Keep up with Alyssa by following her on Twitter, Instagram and reading her latest articles on Refinery29.
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Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase/style phase:
I bought a lot of impractical, uncomfortable shoes in college. No more of that.
What do you love most about your work:
What I love most about my work is my entire team—the amazing people I get to work alongside every day.
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One piece of advice you would give your 18-year-old self:
I would tell myself that it's okay if you don't know exactly what you want to do yet. Just work hard and explore your passions and the right things will fall into place.
Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession:
I tried a sample of pumpkin-pecan bread at Williams Sonoma and ended up buying the mix and making it for myself at home the next day. Nothing says fall like the smell of pumpkin bread filling your apartment.
Midnight snack of choice:
I love eating Life cereal with almond milk late at night.
Skincare product you can’t live without:
I love Dermalogica Microfoliant. It's a super effective and gentle exfoliator. I'm addicted.
Your last great read and why you enjoyed it:
The last book I finished was When Breath Becomes Air. I ugly-cried on an airplane. It was beautifully done and such a heart-wrenching story.
At 9am each day, you are:
Running late to work.
A secret talent we should know about:
Ever since I was little, I could inflate my stomach to the point where it looks like I'm pregnant. It's pretty weird.
The skill or sport you’re dying to learn:
I really wish I could skateboard. I've tried teaching myself but didn't make much progress. Hmph.