DEAR ANDI is the diary of a fashion stylist, Liz Teich, living in Brooklyn, New York.
Why did you name your blog “DEAR ANDI” if your name is LIZ?
I get this a lot and I’m totally okay with you calling me “Andi” by mistake.
The meaning of “Dear Andi” is because while in my 20′s and unsure of the direction in my career, I found the diaries that were my mother’s as a child, with each page’s entry had Dear Andi written on it. I took it as a sign from my late mother, who’s nickname was “Andi,” to pursue my passions and create this brand.
My mother—who even dressed up to garden and would make matching clothes for both me and my dolls—was the biggest influence on my style and passion.
As a native to New York (Long Island to be exact), I always dreamed of living in the greatest city in the world, NYC, and pursuing my dreams of working in fashion.
From internships and freelancing at clothing companies like Chaiken, studying fashion at RISD and a receiving a BFA from Syracuse University, I began my career in NYC working as an art director at Saatchi & Saatchi, and then creating ads while working with stylists for Maybelline photoshoots at the advertising agency Gotham. Eventually this lead to freelancing on my own as a fashion stylist.
Now, I get to dress everyone from models, musicians, celebrities and even the every day aspiring fashionista. You can check out my work as a fashion stylist, when I’m not blogging, here.
I take pride in finding the latest fashions and designers for my clients—while staying within budget—with mixing high and low, modern and vintage and even started a jewelry line called etc… modern vintage jewelry with this sensibility in mind.
My favorite part of styling is finding a solution to the challenges that come my way, so please send your fashion conundrums (or just say “hi”) to email@example.com and the answer may be featured on the blog.
[photos are all credited to my husband, Joshua Boccheciamp, unless otherwise noted]