Interview Series: Hayley Bloomingdale

When I first moved to New York I bought one of those sleeping bag coats that goes to the ankles. I have since abandoned the mummy coat and found ways to keep warm while still looking chic.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A M'ODETTE?

Fashion is supposed to be fun and a M’Odette embodies that to the fullest degree! A M’Odette has fun all the time – even when stressed out or exhausted when traveling or working late, a M’Odette finds the fun in every situation!

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE THE PERFECT CARRYALL? A HANDBAG? CLUTCH?

I’ve recently been really into a cross-body situation so that my hands can be free for texting, snapping pictures or carrying the extra bags I accumulate throughout the day. 

WHAT DO YOU CARRY IN YOUR BAG TO WORK EVERYDAY?

Headphones, 2 iPhones, lip balm, and sunglasses.

VIANEL NEW YORK RECENTLY CREATED AN EXCLUSIVE POUCH FOR MODA OPERANDI – WHAT DO YOU ALWAYS KEEP IN A POUCH/CLUTCH?

Headphones and lip balm.

WHAT ARE YOUR WORKPLACE STAPLES?

Jeans (J Brand or Frame), button down (Equipment or Marni) and boots (Isabel Marant or Chloe)!

WEEKEND STAPLES?

See above and substitute a chunky sweater for a button down.

YOU’RE A CALIFORNIA GIRL – HOW HAS YOUR STYLE EVOLVED SINCE LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY?

When I first moved to New York I bought one of those sleeping bag coats that goes to the ankles.  I have since abandoned the mummy coat and found ways to keep warm while still looking chic.

YOU ARE A SOCIAL MEDIA GURU – HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHECK YOUR INSTAGRAM?

I check on the @modaoperandi Instagram more often than my personal, I like to monitor my posts, interact and engage with followers and their comments. 

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO WEARING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON?

Cashmere beanie from Inverni.

FAVORITE THING TO DO DURING THE HOLIDAYS IN NEW YORK CITY?

Ice skating in Central Park at Wollman Rink and enjoy a cup (or two) of apple cider!