Lucy McFadin, I Think You’re Cool

Oct 19, 2020 | I Think You're Cool, Interviews

Pineapple on pizza yes or no?

I would never order it but I’m not crazy against it, I see how people would enjoy it.

What’s a weird food combo you enjoy?

I would say my almond butter and banana nut bread, I’m obsessed with it, like so much that my friends make fun of me for it. Or just almond butter with anything.

What’s a song you would use to describe this moment in your life right now?

Let It Happen by Tame Impala

What is a movie you can always watch?

Beautiful Boy with Timothee Chalamet, and not only because Timothee Chalamet’s in it, he definitely makes the film even better but it’s just a really good story and it’s also based on a true story. I love movies that are based on true stories. I learned about it in a class last year and then watched the movie so I felt it was even closer to me because I had read the books before and stuff before. It’s a really good film with really good acting. It’s heartbreaking but super educational at the same time

What was your dream job when you were younger?

When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher, my parents made me a little classroom in my garage and they would be my students. I would literally assign them homework everyday. I had a full chalkboard and everything. But now I don’t think I could ever see myself as a teacher considering my dislike for school.

How did you get started on social media?

I would say my sister, she kind of did the whole thing before me and I guess I kind of just went with it. Definitely my sister because she was ahead of it when Instagram was becoming well known and cool.

What’s one of your highlights since getting into social media?

The people I’ve met and the connections I’ve made. I wouldn’t pinpoint a specific moment but just like how I’ve literally met people that I would watch and go to meet and greets for and now I see them in a friend setting. I’m like how is this even possible? It’s so full circle and it’s just so cool.

What’s a myth people often think about being on social media?

That you’re on your phone all the time when really it’s not like that. Well at least for me, I don’t really post in real time. I’ll set aside time when I’m free to edit my pictures or I’ll make drafts. I try and stay off my phone. I’m definitely on it more than the average person but I wouldn’t say all the time.

Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction or embarrassing outfit moment?

I’d just say there are definitely some outfits that I’ve worn and regret that I thought were so cute but were probably not. Like my old Coachella outfits when I was a sophomore in high school, those were pretty scarring but whatever, we’re all supposed to have our awkward stages.

How do you come up with an outfit? And do you have a current favourite outfit?

I normally just come up with it on the spot, I find one item and then kind of base the whole outfit around that. Obviously the outfit is dependent on the weather or where I’m going. I’ll usually try to revolve it around a certain colour or pattern. It’s kind of representative of my mood that day.

What do you love about fashion?

I love how it’s so diverse and widespread and that to have good style doesn’t mean one certain style. Especially in a place like New York, there are so many different people dressing so many different ways and so walking around in New York feels like you’re in a fashion show to me. Everyone has their own unique way of dressing and each different style is representative of that person. It’s like an art form and a way to express your personality and yourself. You can totally see how someone may be or portray themselves just through what they’re wearing and with no words ever spoken.

I know you love skincare, so what’re your top 3 skincare brands?

I do love skincare! I always want to do a skincare routine on my channel, which I do, but I feel like I’m always switching it up because I’m always wanting to try new products and brands on the market. A few companies I have always loved and I will always love are Youth To The People, which is all vegan and cruelty free, and Drunk Elephant is a really great skincare company . Whenever I use these brands my skin stays so clear and so healthy so I will just always trust them. As well as Glossier! I love their masks, I wish they had more skincare products on the market because anything I’ve ever bought from them I’ve loved. I can’t recommend them enough but Glossier, Drunk Elephant and Youth To The People are some skincare brands that will never fail you.

A while back you mentioned that if you were to start something, it would be a skincare line… What would your first product be?

My dream career is to start my own skincare company but I don’t have one specific product in mind yet. I think if I were to launch or when I do launch it, I’d probably do more than just one product. I’d probably create a whole routine because I feel like that’s how skincare works, you have to use products that work with the other products you’re using. I definitely think the essentials are a great moisturiser, an under eye cream and a toner.

Do you have any skincare rules that you always follow?

So a fun fact about me is that since I went to the dermatologist for my skin in 8th grade, I have not missed a single night or routine since. So, I don’t know, 6 or 7 years strong. Just being consistent with a good routine and washing your face, moisturising, drinking a lot of water and eating healthy. Rules that I always follow are an under eye cream because even though you may not be ageing now, you want to prevent premature wrinkles and making sure to dab in the products instead of rubbing which is definitely something I catch myself messing up sometimes.

A tip I like to use is use the extra eye cream when you’re done and put it around your mouth and that will help reduce smile lines.

What’s next for you and what can we expect?

Right now I’m just focusing on myself, I’m living alone in New York, doing school and trying to make social media a career as much as possible while still having it be enjoyable. Obviously I don’t want to film my entire life 24/7 but keeping a healthy balance between school work, blogging and social life is what I’m doing. I have been a lot more consistent with the content on YouTube and Instagram so I’m just going to keep try and do that. I’m hoping to partner with more companies in 2021 and kinda want to collaborate with a company but nothing planned yet. But as of right now, focusing on self growth, putting out more content and creating more relationships with my followers. I wouldn’t be anywhere without the people that follow me and watch my stuff!

What’s next for you and what can we expect?

Right now I’m just focusing on myself, I’m living alone in New York, doing school and trying to make social media a career as much as possible while still having it be enjoyable. Obviously I don’t want to film my entire life 24/7 but keeping a healthy balance between school work, blogging and social life is what I’m doing. I have been a lot more consistent with the content on YouTube and Instagram so I’m just going to keep try and do that. I’m hoping to partner with more companies in 2021 and kinda want to collaborate with a company but nothing planned yet. But as of right now, focusing on self growth, putting out more content and creating more relationships with my followers. I wouldn’t be anywhere without the people that follow me and watch my stuff!

Follow Lucy on Instagram [or @lucymcfadin] and watch her on YouTube <3

Interviewed by Anna Lowe