name: jen nista aka @jenistax

age: 25

sign: gemini

location: bed-stuy

occupation: gallery manager/artist - serving up these rugs on my site!

What three words best describe your style?

different every day

What is your favorite go-to look?

atm, picking one color and wearing it head2toe


Who is your style icon(s)?

church going lady in her sunday best/angsty high school boy who cuts class 2 smoke cigarettes/stay-at-home-mom on vacation


What are your favorite brands/places to shop?

<3 salvation army warehouse on quincy ~ unique at fulton mall <3


Favorite song at the moment?

lick - cardi b


Where is your favorite spot to eat in NYC?

v tough, i'll go w the classic, always reliable vanessa's on eldridge. pork n chive dumplings for $1.50 and veggie sesame pancake for $1.25


All time favorite book?

the bell jar bc it is a wonderful reminder being a woman is complicated and painful and beautiful

If you had the chance to fly anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

berlin if i'm feelin sassy, london if i'm feelin classy


Name one thing someone would be surprised to know about you.   

my childhood crush was bruce willis


What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

u kno i like dem ciggys girl


If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?



What do you think about more than anything else?

social justice issues/the marginalization of non-cis-white males

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

dating 5 men 10 yrs younger than me


If you were a season, which would you be?

i'd like to think summer but my friends would prob say spring :/ some days i'm hot, some days i'm cold!


Why is having a personal style important to you?

personal style is of the utmost importance! it garners self-love, confidence and helps you 2 know thyself. exploring yer options is a great time - try on that velour jumpsuit! pair it with moon boots! don't let anyone tell u anything and when they say "you look good" say "i know ;-)"


Glazed NYC pick of the week: ooooo that betty turtleneck tho!