Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Our Editor-In-Chief Talks Online Dating, Taking Risks, And A Love Of Vintage

  1. Begin Slideshow
    iChat Image(1319344783)

    368

    SHARES

    0 comments
    See All Slides

    When it comes to fashion, no one likes a braggart, so we're glad that Tales Of Endearment has done the job of showing off our EIC for us. In her latest home tour, Natalie Joos heads to Boerum Hill to chat with R29's fearless leader, Christene Barberich. And, amidst a breakfast of gluten-free avocado toasts, a run to the local antique shop, and of course, a whole bunch of costume changes, the intimate interview and Christene's genuine and entrepreneurial spirit shines through. For us, the highlights come when readers get a chance to know the real CB, you know, the one that courted her husband online, is nostalgic for throwback threads, and doesn't "want to look like a crazy person," by taking an ensemble too overboard.

    So, skip to the juicy stuff. Just how did she land herself on top of one of the world's biggest fashion sites? "When it comes to my creative destiny, I always go with my gut… even if it seems unorthodox… actually, usually when it seems unorthodox!" Also unorthodox? Her approach to love. In an age when cyber dating is king, Christene, whose architect husband responded to her advance online advises, "The one tip I would say about on-line dating for women is this: You choose. Don’t just go out with the guys that ask you out, because, oftentimes, they have a weird perception of who they are and who you are... Go searching through all those profiles like you would the perfect vintage Céline clutch." Amen! And indeed, the perfect (and rather elusive) vintage Céline clutch is all too familiar to Christene, too since she considers thrifting and vintage yet another great love, "Vintage, in its best light, can be the ultimate tool of self expression for a person who loves fashion and style." Dare we say vintage's best light can also be found in Christene's closet, in the quaint studio in Boerum Hill, and now, too, in Tales Of Endearment's stellar portraits. Okay, so maybe this is a humble brag, after all.

    Click through for some of our favorite snaps and read the entire article on Tales Of Endearment.

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Skin care

What To Know About Caring For Skin In Your 40s

By age 40, you may feel you finally have an effective skin-care routine. However, the hormonal experiences that occur in the 40s may require some simple tweaks to your routine to ensure you make it through the decade with a youthful glow. Hormonal changes are common during this period and can create noticeable changes in read

Shopping

Follow This Fall-Lovin' Instagram, Now

Pipping hot apple cider, cozy knits, and boot-worthy temperatures are just a few of fall's best attributes. Being incredibly photogenic is another, and Rachel-Marie Iwanyszyn is capturing every last one of her pumpkin spice lattes for Instagram. The NYC-based blogger has her eye trained on all things autumnal. A quick read