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Living The Dream: Damsel in Dior

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Living The Dream: Damsel in Dior’s Jacey Duprie

ON DAMSEL IN DIOR:

 

Where did you grow up?
Taft, Texas

 

What’s the first app you check in the morning?
Right now: Snapchat

 

What’s your spirit animal?
Owl

 

What’s the one thing you cannot travel without?
Headphones

 

How many pairs of shoes do you think you own?
20-ish

 

What did you dream about last night?
I’m a crazy lucid dreamer. Last night I had a dream that I was trying to run away from something but my legs wouldn’t move fast enough. I was literally fighting as hard as I could to run, but I felt stuck.

 

ON NYC:


Tell us about your favorite NYC memory.
It was during the black out way back in … 2001? It was my very first trip to NY and I was traveling with my two best friends. We ended up holing up in our hotel room the night of the blackout telling stories, bonding over wine. The next day we took the ferry out to Ellis Island and decided to extend our trip. It was spontaneous, fun and adventurous. Just like New York.

 

Tell us your favorite hotel story.
The most flattered I’ve ever felt at a hotel was when the Dream Downtown put my blog name on the pillow. I got a kick out of that! My other favorite was staying in the middle of nowhere in Kenya where the electricity shut down at 8pm each night. You had to either go to bed early or light candles. It made for a pretty fun adventure.

 

What is your favorite NYC meal of all time? When’s the last time you had it?
My absolute favorite is the grilled cheese from The Spotted Pig. I had it on this past trip when I was staying at the Dream Downtown.

 

You’re in NYC for 24 hours with no commitments, what does your day look like?
Wake up early for a morning run, room service coffee & breakfast. Visit Bergdorf’s and Barneys. Pop by Laudurée for some sweets to take into Central Park. Listen to random street performers and do some reading or journaling. Hop on the subway back downtown for a visit to Chelsea Market where I pop into my favorite bookstore & buy a Pamela Barsky pouch. Lunch at The Spotted Pig with a cold beer. Subway to Brooklyn where I meet friends for drinks on a cool rooftop bar to watch the sunset. Party ‘till the sun comes up.

 

For someone who’s never been to the Meatpacking District, how would you describe it to them?
Bustling. Vibrant. Happening. Raw.

 

 

ON BEING A FASHION BLOGGER:

 

Tell us how you came up with the name for your blog.
I never felt completely settled with who I was until I found this amazing creative outlet to call my “job.” I actually felt like a Damsel in Distress. The name Damsel in Dior just kind of stuck because it’s catchy and I want to inspire people to always feel like they are styling their life as though they are wearing a fabulous brand like Dior, even if they aren’t.

 

You’ve recently revamped your site – what inspired the re-launch?
I’m always striving to keep things fresh and with the introduction of new categories on the site {Lifestyle/Interior and an updated Travel section} it just felt like it was time. Damsel in Dior has grown significantly since its conception and I wanted the new design to feel like my home. The layout is simple, just as dressing should be. I, thankfully, get to travel quite a bit and I really wanted to find an easier way to feature amazing trips that I take and fabulous hotels {such as the Dream Downtown} that I get to stay in. I am also bringing in a couple of guest editors. I just introduced Emily Greenberg to my readers. She is the voice behind a new editorial series called “Damsel on a Dime” for budget-friendly options.

 

If you could be doing anything in the world, what would it be and why?
I’m doing what I want to be doing. I am a very strong believer in that you can do anything you set your mind to. I’m very happy with my job, my marriage, my friends and family – no complaints!

Although there’s a scavenger hunt trip I want to take with my family in New Mexico . . . I really want to do that soon.

 

What does “living the dream” mean to you?
If you are living your purpose, then you are living your dream. Living the dream is not a destination, it’s a direction.

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