Sofía is a rara avis in today’s plastic world that puts Kardashians on pedestal and the cover of every fashion magazine (I’m looking at you September issue of Vogue & Harper’s Bazaar). No make up, unique thrift store pieces and yet she still manages to turn heads. As Coco Chanel once famously said: “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” Sofía is all that and more: simple, elegant, naturally beautiful, interesting & smart. The proof of that lies below.
Make-up or no Make-up?
S: No make-up
Socks or No Socks with sneakers?
Fur or Faux Fur?
S: Faux fur all the way
Pumps, flats or sneakers?
Magazine or Book?
Print or Digital?
Mountains or Beach?
OK, LET’S START! CAN YOU TELL US LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF?
-Well, I was raised in Monterrey, a city in the northeast of Mexico. I’m studying psychology at Langara right now. I love reading, eating, exercising and being with friends.
WHEN DID YOU KNOW PSYCH MAJOR WAS YOUR THING?
-To be honest I’m still not certain that it is my thing. I’m not 100% confident, but it is definitely something that I really like. I just find satisfaction in seeing how meticulously planned are scientific studies in general, and I like that they are focused on human behaviour because it is something that I can relate to.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN VANCOUVER?
-I don’t have one favourite place, but I like places in which there are a lot of trees (and preferably water) and you rarely hear people. So pretty much any forest.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU HAVE TO DO BEFORE YOU GET OUT OF BED?
-Stretch and roll a little bit.
WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR DRESSING IN THE MORNINGS?
-In my mood. If I feel like wearing girly clothes and doing my make-up nicely, I will. If I feel like wearing sweatpants and sneakers, I will as well.
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?
-I’m wearing a Calvin Klein denim jacket that my aunt used to wear when she was my age, a white top from Runaway, an American Eagle skirt and some sandals that I found in a thrift store.
DO YOU DO THRIFT SHOPPING? COULD YOU RECOMMEND US ANY GOOD THRIFT STORES IN VANCOUVER?
-Oh God, I love thrift shopping. One of my favourite thrift stores is the on on E 12th avenue, near Main street. That’s where I found the sandals I’m wearing and many garments that I love.
DO YOU FOLLOW ANY FASHION BLOGS OR FOLLOW ANY TRENDS?
-No, I believe in people wearing anything they like regardless of if it is fashionable or not.
BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN VANCOUVER?
-El Patron on Robson has some really good food. Best Mexican I’ve had so far in this city.
AND FINALLY, DO YOU HAVE ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS WHERE OUR READERS CAN FOLLOW YOU?
-I sometimes post things on my Instagram which is @sofiaregalado, but don’t expect too much because I’m not too good at it.
Note: I beg to differ! Sofia’s IG is amazing and you should follow her.