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Utibe Mbagwu

Photo courtesy of Utibe Mbagwu

Photo courtesy of Utibe Mbagwu

Photo courtesy of Utibe Mbagwu

Photo courtesy of Utibe Mbagwu

Photo courtesy of Utibe Mbagwu

Photo courtesy of Utibe Mbagwu

Photo courtesy of Utibe Mbagwu

Bio

Meet Utibe Mbagwu: The social media strategist, writer and content producer who managed Into The Gloss & Glossier’s social channels for almost four years. We love her style, and also love that Utibe currently uses her voice and social media prowess to spotlight content editors of colour, as well as share social media tips and case studies on the IG account @GoBehindTheScreens.

Q&A

How do you start your day off?

During weekday mornings, I get up around 7, check to see if my kitty has enough food and water, then head to the bathroom to wash my face, brush my teeth, and then do my skincare routine as my girlfriend wakes up. She’ll usually make us coffee as I get dressed and do my makeup, and then I’ll sit at my desk in the living room to answer e-mails before work starts! Some days, I’ll fit in a yoga video or ab video to get a little limber before a day of working from home.

What’s going on in the background when you are getting ready?

My Abyssinian cat running around with morning zoomies, some Isley Brothers, and grinding coffee.

You never leave home without…

A perfume oil, hand sanitizer, a point-and-shoot camera, UZ lip balm, and earrings.

Noah Davis Book
UZ 38c/99f Lip Treatment
Levi's 501 Stretch Skinny Jeans
Dr.Martens Adrian Tassel Loafers

What are your closet essentials?

A bandana/scarf, Levi’s jeans, white tees, tank tops, vintage blouses, hoodies, chunky boots, Converse, Nike Air Rifts, Doc Marten loafers.

What is your biggest fashion regret?

Probably wearing wire-rimmed glasses from Costco all throughout my elementary and middle school.

You always splurge on, and you always save on…

I always save on jeans – I love to thrift and check out eBay for them! I splurge on unique shirts, dresses and jewelry.

What is one piece of clothing you wish you could steal from your 16 year old self?

All of my baby tees!

Diptyque Mousses Candle
James Perse 'Daily' Tank TOp
Madewell Washed Bandana
The Isley's Brothers Record

What inspires your style most?

My friends! They’re way more stylish than me, and keep me fresh 🙂

You’re Number 1 style tip is…

Always, always, try new things and lean into your intuition.

*ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF UTIBE MBAGWU

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