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Tess Giberson is launching a series of “Guest Stylists” where we have asked people we like and admire to style their favorite TG pieces.  

The first in this series is blogger, Soesja Leugs of Atelier 520.  An Amsterdam native, she has recently come to NYC, where she works for a high end jewelry company while she pursues her photography dream.  Here are a few questions we asked Soesja to get some insight into her personality (followed by images of her looks!):

-What do you love most about your job?

"Photography is something that gives me a lot of energy.  The artistic direction that comes with it challenges me to think about my vision, aesthetics, and my message to the world."

-What are your hobbies outside of work?

"I love losing myself on the Internet and working on my blog.  Atelier 520 is something that I just started to do on the side because I felt that my thoughts, writing, photography, and lifestyle were all things that needed to be shared.  It’s a creative outlet that gives me peace and hopefully inspires others."

-What are your favorite spots in NYC?

"There are so many…Gramercy Park gave me chills the first time I walked through it.  Aria wine bar and Italian restaurant is one of my favorite romantic dinner places.  I love my neighborhood in the East Village.  I love the energy, the great spots to eat, and I really feel at home here."

-What are you listening to right now?

"I love listening to Nick Drake, who in my opinion, is one of the greatest poets with his lyrics, and one of the greatest guitarists/musicians with his melodies—very complex, deep and honest.  Sort of a new obsession of mine is Alunageorge with her album Body Music and this artist Rhye that makes the most mellow "sunday afternoon" music."

-What inspires you?

"I get inspired mostly by small things—how the light falls in the streets, when a friendly face in the crowd smiles at you, or just by other people in general.  Old movies and random drawings that you see all around are also good sources of inspiration."

-What would you say your motto is?

"My motto…I don’t really live by one motto…However, there is always one saying that sticks in my head…Not sure why, but I feel like it is a great reminder for my generation:  ’Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people’"