Passerbuys is this hybrid of a shoppable style blog, recommendation site, and consignment store with portraits and interviews of women who fascinate me. The “Passerbys” as I like to call them will recommend everything from beauty products to books and music. The idea developed from this feeling of having grown tired of tastemakers / influencer style blogs which I admittedly turn to all the time for inspiration… They’re useful, but at the heart of it I just find that they lack realness. I’m big on people watching, and am always so curious about the women that pass me by, I watch them with so much admiration, and so I wanted to take that to another level - giving a glimpse into their everyday lives. Rather than instruct on how to be, I wanted these features to inspire. Everyone is killing it in their own way, I feel like we focus too much on what we don’t have or don’t know. Passerbuys aims to focus on what we do have and do know.
I try to get up at 7:30am, but I’m big on snoozing, and end up getting up around 8:15am and rushing to work. I am not a morning person...
I got the iphone classic - Xylophone.
I should really stop doing this, but the first thing I do is look at my phone, going through emails & social media - trying to ‘wake up’. For Passerbuys, I’ve been asking everyone about their morning routine, and it really puts mine to shame. I wish I could just get up, stretch, drink a glass of water, and maybe listen to a podcast - perhaps my New Year’s resolution.
Yes, and I don’t like to rush having it. I typically will make an avocado toast, sometimes add a fried egg then brew some coffee. I have this weird habit of wanting to watch something while having breakfast… I get cranky otherwise. Currently, I'm watching Better Things, Atlanta, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Transparent & Empire.
Anytime before lunch.
I think it’s the other way around. Work really influences my sleep. If I have a lot going on, there’s no way I’ll be able to go to sleep, despite otherwise going to bed everyday at 10pm with no problems.
Oh yeah, plenty.
I typically begin working on Passerbuys after work, so it doesn't leave me much time to unwind. Maybe I'll catch-up on a show or on some reading right before bed, but usually I'll be on my computer working ‘till late. If I really need a break though, I'll just head over to Film Society of Lincoln Center.
I’m big on having a night-time beauty routine, I wash my face, tone, and then moisturize religiously. I will also have a full glass of water right before going to bed. Also, I have had a lot of ideas right before falling completely asleep, which I usually jot down on my phone.
It kind of doesn’t matter where, but with who. I sleep the best when my husband is next to me, despite him taking over half of the bed. When he’s away on tour, I sleep terribly! Clemence’s Husband Makes Eexperimental Electronic Music under the name of Oneohtrix Point Never.
Sometimes I do remember my dreams. They are quite action-packed, and extremely stressful. Usually, there’s a kidnapping or I have to escape some kind of disaster. They are super high-budget dreams, with crazy special effects, like in a Bourne Identity or Mission Impossible way. But slowed down… Not so enjoyable.
Not really; I usually wear a T-shirt. If it’s winter, I’ll add some pajama pants. I only wear comedy t-shirts to bed for some reason; I have this Tim & Eric T-shirt that I’ve designated as sleep wear.
I don’t have a nightstand but my husband does. He keeps all his electronics there, so no room for me!
Big. Fluffy. Deep.
I love the cinema and take movies very seriously, but I must admit I sometimes enjoy dozing off at the movies. There’s just something so so peaceful about sleeping in a theatre.
Our brain processes our day and organizes itself.
Something less stressful than an action film sequence. Like dreaming about eating pasta would be ideal.
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