For this week’s Worn Out Wednesday, we hear from Nicholas Pakradooni on how he went from sheep farm to fashion influencer.
My name is Nicholas! I’m twenty-three and I currently live in Los Angeles, but I was raised in Pennsylvania, on a sheep farm twenty minutes away from Amish-country. I’m not kidding! I have an artist for a mother, and a family that loves to travel, so I spent a lot of time exploring museums in New York City or just taking photos in my backyard with my mom’s camera. Art and photography were always just hobbies for the most part. I didn’t even really do any arts in high school besides theater, and I didn’t study it in college. I did always have an interest in personal style, and when I moved to Paris in 2013, I started to understand fashion a lot more—or at least it sparked a stronger interest!
Loving fashion and photography led me to Instagram, where I started posting my personal style and other miscellaneous photos, but I had no idea that it could lead to an actual career. After attracting an audience of my own, I caught the attention of fashion blogger, Aimee Song, who asked me to join the Song of Style team about two years ago. I am still happily with Song of Style, where I shoot the photos and create content for the blog, as well as film and edit our weekly YouTube videos, and manage our interns and editorial calendar. Every day at work is different from the last and I’m super excited for the future.
As for my personal style:
Jeans: I have a thing for Korean and Japanese denim. I’m also super jealous of women’s denim because it can be so much cooler than men’s. I have a pair ofthat I got on a recent trip to Korea on repeat. Right now I’m into buying my jeans extra long and doing a five or six inch cuff.
Shirts: I don’t really have a favorite shirt, but I am into a right now and I think that r can do no wrong. I do wear a lot of sweaters and sweatshirts and I’ve been loving this sweater with zipper detail on the side. I’m actually wearing it right now.
Pants:, or the . I used to only wear skinny fit, but I think there’s something really flattering and polished about a wider leg pant.
Suits: I haven’t found my perfect suit yet. I just had one custom made by Indochino that I like a lot though.
Shoes: My every day shoe is the, or the
Accessories: I love rings. I wear apretty much every day, mix-matched with some others that I got from different flea markets. I also just got a that I haven’t taken off yet. I’m also a sunglasses guy. My current favorites are the . I love them because I can go back to Garrett Leight and they’ll change out the lenses. I think my next move is blue.
Outerwear:with pins on it
App: VSCO cam
Tech: iPhone 7 Plus
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