10 Questions with Ceilidh Joy

Vintage buyer, model, Instagram influencer.

All Images c/o @lilmixedhunny 

In the age of the Internet, it's always cool to see young people excelling in their fields - whether they are a photographer, a digital artist, a model, a poet, or a designer.  But what's even more amazing to us is the plethora of multihyphenate creatives making a name for themselves out there, and New York-based Ceilidh Joy is one of them.  Ceilidh documents her life as a vintage fashion buyer on Instagram, also doubling as a model (she recently starred alongside Model of the Year nominee Bella Hadid in a music video for The Weeknd).  Between sharing her enthusiasm for sushi, days on set with Milk Studios and VFiles, and helping start-up brands get off the ground, Ceilidh found the time to answer some of our questions so that we could get to know her better.

How are you? What are you currently working on?
Right now, I am working with a number of designers -- whether it be helping them launch, or being with bigger, more brands and designers. 

How do you stay motivated?
I find it hard to stay motivated sometimes. But when I wake up and see everyone rooting for me in such a genuine manner, I feel nothing but pride and happiness. That keeps me motivated to not stay home and watch Rick and Morty all day.

What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
See if I actually put my phone in the charger. I probably never do.


c/o Ceilidh Joy

What store do you never leave without buying at least one thing?
Does e-Bay count? 

Go-to outfit?
Something clean. I tend to spend stupid amounts of money on sweatshirts. So, there I'll be, 200 dollars more broke, and yet here I am in some Cav Empt or something along those lines.

Trend that never dies?  
I mean, I think Timbs will never go out of style. Maybe it's a New York thing. Sorry California.

Where do you see the fashion industry headed in 10 years?
It gets crazier and crazier. From $2000 Kanye sweatshirts to futuristic Hood by Air, to the delicacy of Dries [Van Noten], to the elegance of Proenza [Schouler]. I just don't know. Let's hope for something wild though, right? I wanna see people in space suits.
Proudest moment?
Getting a page in Nylon. That was rad. I've had a few proud moments. Seeing my sixth sibling for the first tine might be boring to hear, but I liked it.

What advice would you give to your 17 year old self?
Relax, don't be so ignorant, and stop being such a damn teenager.  Haha. 

Keep up with Ceilidh on Instagram, then check out what L.A. model and photographer Ella Weisskamp has to say about why female photographers are rocking the world. 

WHO: Tia, Editor in Chief at Couturesque magazine
WHERE: Toronto
OBSESSED WITH: Stella McCartney AW16 (review here)
Listening to: Good to Love - FKA twigs
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I founded Couturesque Magazine when I was 15 years old because like many of my peers, I felt ignored and talked down to by all of the other teen fashion publications out there. I figured that at the end of the day, the people who knew the most about my generation, were the people who belonged to it. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the creativity of younger voices who challenge the status quo and make us rethink what we wear and why we wear it. And that is exactly what Couturesque set out to celebrate - authenticity, intelligence, originality, and diversity... in other words, what makes Gen-Z tick. Fast-forward to 2016 and we now have a staff of more than a dozen fashion distruptors contributing to our daily content from all around the globe, 100K+ readers following us from Toronto to New York, to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv, and a plethora of big-wig industry fans and collaborators. But what matters to us the most is the responsibility that our publication has to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come across it - we stand against retouching our photoshoots and we stand for sharing the beautiful, individual, complex voices of everyone, especially those who feel marginalized by mainstream fashion media. We hope that you love our site as much as we do and that you take the time to follow us (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr / Snapchat / YouTube) throughout our journey to make fashion accessible to the powerful young adults of today.

Tia Elisabeth Glista
Editor in Chief