By Jessica WiederholzWhen Jessica Wieserholze was working for Urban Outfitters, she always had a secret spot in her mind: the place she’d spend her days when she was traveling the country.
Now, as a freelance fashion writer, Wiese’s been to over 20 cities, from New York to L.A., and her top-secret spots keep coming up as she travels the world.
Wieserholm is one of a growing number of writers and editors who use fashion as a way to explore their passions, as they see fit.
Her recent book, My Fashion Diary: A Fashion Diary of a Fashion Revolution, is filled with photos, essays, and interviews that explore her style and fashion, and her own style.
Wiesherholze’s travel writing has appeared in “The New York Times” and “The New Yorker.”
Her latest book, My Fashion Diary, will be published by Penguin Random House in June, with a paperback version due out in August.
We spoke with Wiesherholm to find out what her secret spot is in NYC.
How do you define your “top secret spot”?
My secret spot was always in New Orleans, where I spent my summers growing up.
I loved the weather and I had this dream to come here and spend the summer.
It was in the midst of the hurricane season.
What was it like living in New Londo?
I remember living in Londo and seeing the white, white clouds that would come and disappear.
I remember being on a rooftop.
When you think about New Orleans as a fashion city, what do you think is the best thing about the city?
There’s so much that makes it special, but it’s also so many things that make it a city that I feel is really rich.
I’ve seen a lot of places in the country where you can walk down the street and see something that feels completely different, like the streetwear stores that are starting to open up.
Is there something that you look for in a place that you’ve never been before?
Not just any place, but really unique, and the best places are usually the ones that are really unique and the ones where you feel like you’ve got the most freedom.
What do you love about New York?
The most fun, and most fun things about New Londons culture are the people and the way that you can have a good time.
How would you describe the city to someone who hasn’t been there?
You have to have a certain amount of patience and know that there are people who are trying to tell you what’s going on.
It’s not about the weather.
It is about the people.
What are the best parts of New York you want to visit?
Everything is a little bit different, and New York has this sense of place that is really different.
Do you like to be outside or do you like being indoors?
Being outdoors is great because there are so many different things to do.
New York is just like a different city.
I don’t really like being outside because I think it is a very urban, busy place.
I do like being in a space that is quiet and secluded.
What is the coolest thing about New york?
When I’m in New Jersey, it is amazing because I get to see people.
When I’m at a place like L.G.B. Hunt, I feel like I’m on a little island.
It feels like you are in the city and it is very, very different.
What are your favorite places to visit in NYC?
It’s amazing to walk around.
It can be a little more crowded.
I feel the best spots are the ones with a lot more foot traffic.
I would love to go out into the streets, to the museums and the squares.
It would be so cool to walk through a new neighborhood and meet a new person.
What do you miss the most about New Jersey?
That it’s a great place to live and work.
It really makes it easy.
The people are great.
You don’t feel that pressure.
Are you ever frustrated that you live in a city where there are no restaurants?
No, because New York can be so dense.
It has so much to offer.
What places are you the most excited about?
In terms of the food, New York definitely has the best food in the world, but I think the food is going to continue to improve.
Can you describe your favorite place to go when you’re in New England?
We’re in a state of flux, but we are still looking for a spot that is perfect for us.
You are also traveling in a world of fast fashion and people are going to be surprised at how comfortable it is. Are