#191: Sophia Vanderbilt
Sophia Vanderbilt on RXK Nephew, Humility, Capri Menthols, and more.
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked Sophia Vanderbilt to share a taste of her taste on Perfectly Imperfect.
Sophia Vanderbilt wrote her own self-bio that’s too good to leave out— “Soph is a 19-year-old internet provocateur, Catholic scholar, devoted wife, door girl at The River, gallerina, and future real-life celebrity of some kind. You can find her at @alivegirl001101 on Twitter or New York City Civil Court sometime in the next 3-6 months.” To me (and to RXK Nephew), Soph is one of the best posters of our time, and I really love the way she views trends and culture. Whether or not you believe in “Vibe Shifts”, she and @wretched_worm came up with the term on Twitter before The Cut article or the 8Ball Substack piece popularized it. I really believe she’ll be a “future real-life celebrity of some kind” and lucky for us, she’s here to tell us what she’s been into.
Without further ado
Sophia Vanderbilt (instagram, twitter)
❄️ capri menthols
i started smoking skinny menthols in honor of my glamorous irish catholic grandmother, kitty, after she died and i immediately realized they're the perfect small treat for girls. the smoke dances smooth and cool on your tongue and in your throat, its small enough to give you the perfect buzz of nicotine, and two last exactly long enough for a chat full of secrets outside the bar with your girls. if you pull out a pack of these in the smoking section, all the shawties will gather around to ooh and ahh 100% of the time.
💒 my husband
“there is no greater force against evil in the world than the love of a man and woman in marriage.” – Cardinal Raymond Burke. i love love and i love being in love with my husband and it feels nice to tell you that i think we have the greatest love of all time. i won't detail our story here because i think that's a little gauche, but i do love to talk about it so if you ever have the chance to ask me in person i will, without hesitation, gush about him with effervescence while giggling uncontrollably. never once have i doubted his presence in my life, just like i've never doubted God’s, and every day my faith in both grows stronger than i could imagine. my husband is a brilliant artist and is currently doing beautiful work with jared madere and milo conroy on yeche lange, an nft gallery launched at the beginning of june, and i am very proud of him.
people really do be thinking they are over important— classico misstep. nobody is more important than God. it is really crucial to practice humility (and gratitude) with intention and i usually do this when i pray, which in turn grants me the clarity to recognize moments throughout the day when i should humble myself. practicing humility also makes it easier to see who around you is not in the habit – and you should also pray they find humility because living within the haze of your own narcissistic hubris is frankly soul-destroying. absolutely everyone can use more humility. it is also good to keep in mind that we all have to deal with the consequences of our actions.
🍸 different kinds of martinis
🐐 rxk nephew
if you aren’t already aware (??!) rxk nephew has been described as the most prolific rapper of our time, the post-trump era lil b, unhinged, chaotic etcetc basically he’s a genius. but also, he's a really lovely guy! a couple months ago, he reached out to me on twitter because a few of my tweets resonated with him, which i always appreciate but especially from an artist i respect. last weekend, i found out he was playing a show in brooklyn so i asked him for some list spots and he immediately got me in contact with his manager (who was also great). on the night of the show, his manager texted saying the whole crew was pulling up at lucien for dinner while my friends and i were enjoying drinks at a table outside. i truly believe everything happens for a reason, so that synchronicity only affirmed that the show was going to be incredible – and it was. honestly the most fun ive ever had at a show, the sound was crisp, the setlist was perfect, and neph and i took really cute pics together after. im really looking forward to his new releases and the next time he’s in new york.
⚖️ my lawyer
some things are very simply about getting a bag well deserved. i was recommended jeremy l. hirsh, esq., by my friend alex tsebelis of no agency. if you can’t tell by my lawyer-centric tweets over the last month, i am very grateful for this connection. i’m not currently at liberty to disclose the circumstances of what we’re working on but all you need to know is when i told jeremy he slayed, he responded “i had no alternative.”
🎎 alex + chloe
alex and chloe and i recently came into each other's lives in a whirlwhind of slay, a perfect meeting that couldn’t be chance because i believe in God and divine timing. We are addicted to hanging out and having fun on a headier and more psychedelic level – and we know whatever we end up doing together shifts the culture for the better because the source is love. literally watch this space but also dont worry about it
being a brunette
collaborative playlists, blasting taylor swift cd in the car, being on ya own lil freek mode, occasionally having blue eyes, white ethnic hair types, kissing each other, dinner outside, charlie puth, loitering at the table, loitering, times square, time square, time cafe, milktini, wearing your moms robe, deleting tweets, yes my eyelashes are real, is a guy a brunette or a brun? boobs, jacuzzi, richard kern, tory sport (as a brunette), buying little dresses, 11,111 bella hadid nfts, rainbow, they didn't think x brunette(s) could x, slumber party but make it slumberless, being a bad lil vibe, creative directing, sent from my iphone, twitter web app, yip yip yip, the office, laying on the floor, saying hail marys, wall street baths, girls just wanna have fun, not reading, gallerina mode, tom tuna, being worse, eating a sandwich, making a sandwich for matthew, lawyer fees, find my friends, panopticon, WTC 7, printing from the label maker, going to catholic mass as a protestant, site specific installations, talking at the opera, slayful, masculine men, vibes, veils, leaning in, denim cutoffs, yeche lange, actresses, slay vs fierce dichotomy, [redacted].
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did you guys consider maybe featuring someone this week who is not openly anti-abortion? or not really?
at least write about the martini! fat AND lazy?