We’re so excited to announce Gina Checchia is joining A Girl in LA! We can’t wait to see the exciting content she brings, but first—here’s a little about her. Xo—Kristie
I would never leave home without… my cellphone and purse.
I stay fit by… taking long walks, doing yoga, and eating nutritious food.
In my spare time I… like to thrift shop, listen to music, cook, read, go to the beach, play with my cat, hang out with friends and family, and find new places to explore.
The first thing I do in the morning is… check my phone notifications and feed my cat.
My style inspirations are… Rihanna, Zendaya, Alexa Demie, Kylie Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, and Olivia Culpo.
My favorite labels, designers, and shops are… Moschino, Area, Jacquemus, Dolls Kill, Daizy Shely, Prada, Miu Miu, The Attico, For Love and Lemons, thrift and vintage shops, GCDS, Ragged Priest, Chanel, and Buffalo Exchange.
The one thing I’ll let myself splurge on is… shoes, shoes, and more shoes!
If I had to describe my style in one word… I don’t have one distinct style. I can go from wearing all black grunge inspired clothing one day to the next day being decked out from head to toe in pink and glitter.
My guilty pleasure is… watching true crime documentaries or listening to true crime podcasts.
My favorite food is… a tie between shrimp street tacos and gnocchi with creamy pink sauce.
My beauty essentials include… my skincare routine that includes a lot of Ole Henrikson and Biossance products, dry shampoo and hair oil, Colourpop eyeshadow, It Cosmetics Brow Pencil, mascara, under-eye concealer, and lots of rose oil.
My favorite musicians / bands are… Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, The Doors, A$AP Rocky, hip hop and rap, alternative music, indie, psychedelic rock, and pretty much every genre with the exception of country and pop.
My favorite magazines are… Vogue, Nylon, and Sicky Magazine.
My favorite vacation spots are… San Francisco, New York, Mexico, and Italy.
My favorite places in Los Angeles are… Long Beach, Melrose and Fairfax, Culver City, Silverlake, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.
One thing I’ve never done but would love to is… sew an entire outfit by myself.
My favorite TV shows are… That 70’s Show, The Office, Shameless, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Drake and Josh, and Forensic Files.
When it comes to blogging, most people don’t realize… that it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and creativity.
My staple item is… my platform Dollskill 90’s boots, a fur jacket, bell bottoms, and anything velvet.
My favorite quote is… ”Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.”—John Lennon.