S04 Episode 186 | OLIVIA LOPEZ OF LUST FOR LIFE ON VINTAGE, INFLUENCE + EXPERIENCE OVER THINGS

In episode 186, Kestrel welcomes creative consultant, writer, author and photographer Olivia Lopez to the show. Known for her aesthetics-driven Instagram presence and design-travel-and-fashion blog Lust For Life, Olivia is also the founder of Bon Weekender, an art and objects shop featuring vintage sourced from around the world. She also recently published her book “Lust for Los Angeles: A Cultural Guide to LA”.

“I’m spending so much more time investing in dance classes and all these other things that just provide a richer experience … I feel like that feels more sustainable than shopping … before, shopping was the ultimate form of entertainment, but you know — after I attain a garment, that’s pretty much it.”
-Olivia Lopez, Founder of Lust For Life + Bon Weekender

On this week’s show, Olivia shares more on how she started her blog way back in high school, and how she grew up in a unique era, where digital hadn’t yet become the powerhouse that it is today.

Also, Olivia talks about what vintage has meant to her throughout her life, and how her nostalgic nature has always attracted her to secondhand garments.

Kestrel brings up a recent article from Elle.com that questions whether influencers can “help save the planet,” and asks Olivia if she finds it challenging to balance her values and brand partnerships as an influencer.

The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat: