Hi! My name is Ashtyn and I’m an NYC based writer, blogger, and self-proclaimed beauty aficionado. I'm also the personal assistant to the iconic costume designer Patricia Field and work in her ARTFASHION studio.
My relationship with the beauty industry actually started with my love for fashion, which was the entire reason I uprooted myself from my home in Charlotte, North Carolina. I had been eagerly blogging and writing about fashion since I was 14 and I scored my first internship and NYFW gig at the tender age of 15. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked. Fashion was my drug and New York City was the antidote. Armed with big city dreams and far too many Sex and the City quotes (how fitting that I work for the stylist of the show?), and years later, here I am.
I’ve had some incredible experiences in the fashion industry, such as working/attending New York Fashion Week shows, guest writing and contributing to online media platforms and most notably, styling the host of E!’s reality show ‘Famously Single’, Dr.Darcy Sterling.
However, throughout all of these amazing opportunities, I found myself harboring a dirty little secret: I was cheating on my first true love, fashion, with the world of beauty.
That being said, it wasn’t always coming up roses for me and the beauty industry. There have been SO many times where I found myself overwhelmed and incredibly frustrated, convinced I would never find the right products or techniques to give me the results that I wanted. I started the Inquisitive Diva to help other women (and men) narrow down their search for the right products to help them feel beautiful and confident. I want to educate and help others feel comfortable in their own skin, something the beauty industry has allowed me to do. I’m always on the hunt for the best products, trying out the latest trends, and most importantly, questioning everything.
In a world where everyone is trying to sell you something, I’ve made it my personal mission to see what’s worth buying. While my primary focus is beauty and fashion, nothing is off limits. I'm passionate about many subjects and I never hesitate to share my thoughts.
Along with my personal experiences over the years, I owe Lara Eurdolian and her blog, Pretty Connected, an infinite amount of gratitude. Lara took me under her wing as her assistant, which has arguably been one of the greatest experiences in my personal and professional life thus far.
I currently work for the iconic stylist, Patricia Field, (aka the mastermind behind Sex and the City and the Devil Wears Prada) as her assistant as well as helping out at her Art Fashion Gallery. Come by and say hi if you're in NYC!
Welcome to my world and perpetual journey through beauty and beyond.
Ashtyn, The Inquisitive Diva