We can’t imagine that being NYLON’s Senior Fashion Market Editor is easy, but Marissa Smith sure knows how to make it look FUN. We’re constantly checking in with Marissa to stay in the loop for upcoming collections and collabs, and thought it was about time we introduce you to our go-to girl. With a closet filled with color and checkerboard, we just had to take Marissa to the Brooklyn USA Diner for a bright and bold photoshoot. Checkerboard on checkerboard? Yes, PLEASE! Read on to hear about Marissa’s journey at NYLON, and why Vans have been her style staple from the start.
Brooklyn brought the energy, and we captured the auras to prove it! We got the good vibes started with a “Strength In Style” panel discussion hosted by Rachael Wang followed by an epic performance by Little Simz. Here’s some of our favorite moments from the Vans + Urban Outfitters capsule collection launch.