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Here at STUDIO LBW we're suckers for gorgeous girls with killer style and a badass attitude to match.  When we stumbled across the stunning @lena_mendelson we had to follow immediately! We got the chance to have a chat with Lena herself, we talked Kim K, fave songs and cupcakes...

Q:How did you get into doing what you do and creating your Instagram page?

A. I would say two years ago is when I really started to get into styling myself for Instagram photos. I got into it because I realised I didn't need anyone else to take the pictures or approve my outfits. It was something I could do all on my own and in my own time.

Q. What does a day in the life of you look like?

A. I wake up and I typically will be going up to San Francisco which means I will definitely be choosing an outfit to get a good photo in. San Francisco has awesome spots so I always try to wear something and not feel like I wasted a photo opp.

Q: Who are your style inspirations, i.e influencers or artists/designers that motivate you?

A. I’m very inspired by Blvckdope + Aleali May on Instagram and Kendall Jenner’s street style. Designers: Jerry Lorenzo, Olivier Rousteing for Balmain.

Q. What are your top beauty essentials for when you’re on the go?

A.  I always have Kylie lip kits in my bag. I wear it everyday!

Q: Tell us something you love about yourself…

A. I like my drive especially when it comes to fashion. I always take on new opportunities or help others who are interested in fashion whenever I can.

Q: Describe your personal style… 

A. I have a few styles I like to combine and switch around. I like to dress in men's pieces like baggy pants oversized band tees. Lately I like to wear retro 90s style pieces like sequins and platform shoes. I enjoy wearing lace bodysuits with sweats for a sexier relaxed vibe with Kim K being the obvious inspiration.

Q. What’s your go-to outfit?

A. Usually a pair of pants with some mesh detail underneath. A pair of Yeezys and a plain top.

Q. What are you wearing today?

A. Todays outfit is some loose boyfriend jeans that remind me of the men's fear of god pants. Some combat boots with a platform. I paired it with a band t shirt for a casual look.

Q: Name your fave song/s of the moment?

A. Unforgettable- French Montana and Matrix- A Chal.

Q. Snapchat or Instagram?

A. Instagram.

Q. Any festivals you’re off to this year, or have been to so far?

A. I went to Coachella Weekend 2 in Indio. I am thinking of attending Outsidelands In San Francisco.

Q: What are your guilty pleasures?

A. I love love cupcakes , cake pops and chocolate croissants.

Q: Lastly, any advice for anyone pursuing a career in the fashion industry?

A. I would say to get your resume and projects on every job website.  Always put yourself out there and go to fashion events that you hear about. Instagram is an amazing platform to really show people your style and skills. I can't count how many opportunities and people I have met through Instagram.

 If you're not already, make sure you're following Lena for the best sports luxe inspired looks with a Kim K twist...


Catch Lena here:

Instagram: @lena_mendelson

Twitter: @lena_mendelson 

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