#125: Willa Bennett (GQ)
Willa Bennett on Ralph Lauren Button-Downs, Sapphire Moleskin, Acupuncture, and more.
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked cool person Willa Bennett to come on Perfectly Imperfect & redistribute her good taste.
Willa Bennett is a New York-based writer, editor, content strategist, and public speaker who often covers youth culture, music, and identity. Currently she’s the Head of Social at GQ Magazine, and before that she held similar roles at Seventeen Magazine, Nylon, Bustle, and more. I’ve been a big fan of Willa’s menswear style (such as this great Met Gala fit) and writing for a long time now. Back In March 2021, she published “I think there are goose eggs in my belly”, a book of poetry to benefit The Audre Lorde Project. Willa has great taste and lucky for us she’s here to tell us what she’s been into.
Without further ado
I have a rotating collection of vintage RL button-downs that make their way into most of my outfits one way or another. I love searching the depths of the internet for old colors and discontinued fits. Right now, I have a solid 5 that I rotate: Light pink, navy blue, classic off-white, yellow, and light blue. They’re mostly ill-fitting, but they feel perfect.
My sapphire moleskin has been the home to some of my favorite essays, poems, and late-night thoughts. It’s small enough to fit in my blazer pocket and an absolute necessity at Sunday morning coffee. A perfect journal is priceless for all over-thinking creatives, like myself, who need a place to house their misc thoughts and feelings. I actually wrote ‘Goose Eggs’ in a series of blue moleskins.
I recently moved to the West Village and have found weekly acupuncture to be a grounding force. It’s astonishing how much energy we hold in our bodies and acupuncture feels like the ultimate full body exhale.
💌 Love Letters
Send all your crushes handwritten notes in the mail. Yes, that’s a challenge!
Scroll, edit, comment, duet... TikTok is my favorite platform right now. There’s something for everyone on there, and always more content to consume. Generation Z is such a cool, hyper-mobile generation and I admire so many young, stylish creatives on the platform.
👛 Vintage Ties
I’ve worn almost exclusively menswears since I was a teenager: Oversized blazers, vintage ties, and vests. Over the years, my tie collection has become a staple in my wardrobe and takes up half of my closet. Some recent finds include a light pink Ralph Lauren silk masterpiece, a gifted Gucci patterned tie, and a vintage Dior number. My ties are forever.
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