Exclusive: Getting Ready With Friend of a Friend's Olivia Perez

There are certain requirements for reaching “cool-girl” status in NYC. An enviable daytime gig, healthy Instagram presence, and effortless style are a few—a photogenic friend group doesn’t hurt, either. Olivia Perez checks all of the boxes, and then some.

A blogger by day (she’s the founder and EIC of lifestyle website Friend of a Friend) who also runs fashion partnerships for style startup Spring and moonlights as a writer for Forbes, Perez is the definition of a modern-day multi-hyphenate with an enviable wardrobe (and beauty stash) to boot.

The life of a cool girl involves going to cool events, and we got an exclusive look at Perez’s getting-ready process for Planned Parenthood’s benefit (slash party) in NYC. With Glamsquad’s director of artistry Kelli Bartlett on makeup duty, we knew we were in for a smudgy, smoky look just begging to be photographed.

Keep scrolling to see what it’s like to get ready with Olivia Perez!