Hello Everyone! Welcome to Live Laugh Linda!
I’m Linda Quinones, a 24 year old based in New York City. Currently working as the Digital Sample Coordinator at the Victoria’s Secret Corporate office while also managing this little blog. I’ve been working in the fashion industry for three years now and my professional background consists of positions at a PR firm, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen. All of which has had an influence on me personally and as a blogger.
I’m not a huge party girl or the life of a party and although social media is a huge part of my life, I’m in no way a social butterfly. I’m a true introvert who tends to enjoy the small things in life. I was raised by a single mother who is my best friend & biggest inspiration. A perfect night to me is a quiet night in, watching Big Brother with my mom. And if I have to go out, I enjoy a quiet dinner with my best friend Kyle. I have an obsessive love for all things pineapples and tropical inspired. You can almost always find me drinking a bubble tea and cuddling with my overweight chihuahua, Kenny. I can quote Easy A, Pitch Perfect and Frozen if my life depended on it. And I constantly have to fight the urge to binge watch Gossip Girl.
As much as I love New York, I have a special place in my heart for Miami, even though I’ve only been twice and California, even though I’ve never been. I’m half Vietnamese on my mother’s side and after visiting this past January 2017, I can confidently say Vietnam is my favorite place. It’s where most of my family is located and although I was not born there or speak the language, it truly feels like home.
Live Laugh Linda originally started out as “L.A Style, N.Y Smile” on July 2, 2014. As a recent college grad who had just moved back home and was interning in the big bad fashion industry, I desperately wanted a creative outlet that was solely mine and that I could control. I started sharing my personal style and talking about the ups and downs of living in New York and trying to make it in the fashion industry. As my style and life evolved, I wanted my blog to grow with me so on December 31, 2015, Live Laugh Linda was born.
Today, LiveLaughLinda.com remains a source for style inspiration, but more than that it breaks down the blogger stereotype of having a “perfect, Instagram worthy life.” I don’t mean to be negative, but as someone who has had so many ups and downs professionally, personally and as a blogger, this site has been an outlet for me to write about it and what I learned from it, in the hopes that it’ll help someone going through a hard time or at the very least, be interesting! So whether I’m sharing how to find your personal style, how to be the best fashion intern or why I stopped trying to prove myself and live my life for myself, you can always expect a personal story and a styled outfit to go hand in hand.
Thank you so much for stopping by & getting to know me!
I also made a quick video on my YouTube channel about me if you would like to watch!