Rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina has a bad habit of splurging on clothes online after one too many drinks.
The star, who has appeared in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8 this year (18), has gained attention for her edgy fashion choices on the red carpet, and the 29 year old, born Nora Lum, was in attendance at online retailer Shopbop’s “Let’s…Play…Holiday!” party in New York, where she spoke to People magazine about her love of shopping on the Internet.
“I’m one of the night online shoppers, who might have drank a little too much Remy and went on Shopbop and spent $8,000 (£6,500) and then you wake up and you’re like, ‘What’s that? What are those shoes?’,” she shares, “No, but seriously, I’m definitely a shopper, and I love Shopbop.”
Among her favourite designers include her pal Sandy Liang, who perfectly compliments her carefree approach to style.
“I’m wearing Sandy Liang tonight, and I know Sandy very well,” she tells the publication. “I’ve been a huge fan of her for long time now. When I got the options (for Shopbop party) I saw Sandy in there, and there was no way I wasn’t going to wear her. She’s amazing. The way that she approaches fashion, she does in a way that’s so carefree and so spontaneous and it makes sense. I can relate to that for sure.”
When it comes to creating memorable looks, the rapper and actress also relies on celebrity stylist Avo Yermagyan.
“My stylist is amazing, and he’s transformed my life,” she says. “He disagrees with a lot of stuff that I wear in my normal day-to-day life, like slides (backless open-toed shoes) with socks with a dress. But that’s like what I do. You’ve got to stay true to you too.”
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