Few girls have had the coveted career trajectory Frederica Tompkins has had. From Ralph Lauren to Jimmy Choo to now Chanel, she pretty much has New York’s Madison Avenue covered. Whether in the office or out, she’s quick on her feet and solution-oriented – key attributes to someone who needs to prioritize her time (she had 20 minutes to meet with us before hopping on the ferry for a family gathering on Mother’s Day!) to make it work. But her laid back ease as she does it all, even while balancing on a Vespa in a leather crop top, puts her a step ahead of the rest. We know she never sweats the small stuff and that’s a lesson we can all take down as we pave our own ways.
I sound like an absolute basic bitch but people and fashion.
New York because I was born and raised here. There is no city like NYC and I feel so lucky to be a part of its beautiful chaos everyday.
Learn & love
Haribo gummy bears
Travel, I think I have an addiction to travel. I’m always dreaming about my next trip because I find travel is the best teacher. I always return feeling as though I’ve learned something new about both the culture and place I’m visiting but often I’ve also learned something about myself.
I don’t think I have one ultimate muse. My friends and family inspire me in so many different ways. I’m grateful to have so many incredible influences, especially powerful women, in my life.
I think style is expressing who you are. I love that fashion allows us to express different aspects of ourselves….edgy, whimsical, professional, romantic whatever it is it’s so much fun to manifest that through our personal styling. The only advice I have is wear what makes you feel most confident, fun, and ready to take on anything.
Dior lipglow…shhh don’t tell anyone at Chanel I’m cheating
I’ve found the most powerful way to effect change in your life is if you can decide what it is you really want/want to do (this is the hard part) once you put all of your energy, enthusiasm and hard work in that direction you can achieve almost anything. Be brave, be bold, be you.