Gabby De Lorenzo
Unassuming but equally stunning, graphic design student Gabby De Lorenzo exudes an enviably effortless appeal. Whether she’s reminiscing about her first pair of designer shoes or meditating to channel inner peace, her artistry is as intriguing as she is.
First of all, how are you doing?
I am doing good – elections/covid aside. I’ve learned how to ground myself through meditation so even during uncertain times I can maintain my inner peace.
If you could send a DM to your younger self, what would it be?
The Universe has your back. You will be ok and things will unfold the way they’re supposed to. Things happen how and when they are supposed to. Live in the moment, there’s nothing you can do about the past or future, let go.
Describe your first memorable shoe-buying experience? Where were you, what did you buy, and how did you feel?
I remember when I was about 16 and came to NY for vacation with my dad. Alexander McQueen was my favorite brand and I remember asking him for a moccasin from the designer for Christmas. I dragged him to Bergdorf Goodman and spotted what would be my partner for the year to come. A navy blue chamois moccasin with a sequin – McQueen’s iconic – skull centered on the top of each pair. I felt grateful my dad was willing to purchase the expensive shoe to me because he loves me so much he wanted to please me – even it against his will at first.
How do you feel about being in the first group of women featuring Larroudé?
I feel honored and so thankful for the opportunity. I know Marina is big in the industry, and appreciate her trust by having me to be a part of the brand’s history, which without a doubt will be long and successful.
What brings you joy lately?
Spending the afternoon with my best friend at our favorite restaurant in the East Village, Mud Spot. Yoga and meditation as well. Both practices have been keeping me sane throughout this chaotic year. Spending time around nature and animals or house-plant shopping also thrills me.
What is your secret dream (post-pandemic, of course)?
Be a children’s book author and illustrator or art therapist.