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Meet the Girl: Tessa Barton, Photographer, Musician & Artist

Posted on 24 July 2017

This week on Meet the Girl we're featuring the beautiful and talented artist, Tessa Barton! Born in the gorgeous mountains in South Lake City, Utah and later moved to NYC, Tessa believes in following the magic of life and loving and living every moment. She started her popular blog, By Tezza, to document her favorite things from fashion to food and travel. She and her husband, Cole (who she's known literally since birth), are both musicians and basically live to create. We are obsessed with Tessa's Instagram feed and absolutely in love with her style. She revels in flares, pattern clashing, and the sassiest cat eye sunglasses.

We caught up with Tessa on her style inspiration, current obsession, and what it means to be a 'modern girl'. Be sure to follow her on Instagram. We promise you'll fall in love!

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What are the three essential items you’re currently carrying in your Small Kiosk Tote? What is your current obsession and something that is a staple you can't live without?

I think when all else fails (AKA when you don't have time to get fully ready or do your make up) lipstick goes a long way. Lately I have been wearing Bite Beauty's color Whisky( (blended with a nude color from the drug store), I have a favorite pair of flee market sunnies and a little baggie of almonds. Running around all day I never know if I will have time to stop for food so try to keep something in there just in case.

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Fashion fades, but style is eternal. Where do you find inspiration for your own style?

I go back to the people I am most inspired by and usually find myself digging for inspiration in 70's & rock and roll bands. People like Jane Birkin and Stevie Nicks and Joan Jett.

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ESEMBLĒ represents more than just a brand, it carries certain values, attitudes, and ways of living that makes the name unique and enchanting, just like our modern girl. What does it mean to you to be a ‘modern girl’?

A modern girl to me is someone who is independent, confident and willing to work for what she wants, someone who dreams and beats to their own drum and wants to experience the world.

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You've describe a very studious girl. We think you're a great example of modern girl yourself and you also have a great work life balance. What little joys in life do you celebrate?

I celebrate discovering new little restaurants in the city, spending time with family, writing music, and listening to podcasts.

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The quote “The world is your oyster” encourages girls to be fearless in their endeavors - What do you aspire to for your future?

I think I love that quote so much because it presents the idea that possibilities are endless. I have been on a life journey of figuring out what I love, what I am good at and who I want to be. I don't like to define because I like it to be open ended. I love feeling that at any instance it could change I could grow and my passions are new again. I aspire to be different, be myself and constantly create work out of doing what I love.

Click on the video below to learn a bit more about Tessa. Make sure you check out her YouTube channel as well to keep up with her magical adventures!

 

All images © By Tezza

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