Sami Miró Is Doing Things Her Way

hanging out with a cool-girl vintage expert

Photographed by Atisha Paulson

On paper, Sami Miró is the ultimate Millennial—one that seems to fulfill nearly every generalization: She worked in marketing, then moved to L.A., realized her creative energy was being stifled, and left a comfy, corporate track to pursue a life in fashion. But, as is the case with most people, there's far more to Miró than her résumé, Instagram, and highly publicized relationship with Zac Efron suggest. 

With a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's degree in global entrepreneurship, as well as a knowledge of vintage clothing that could rival Iris Apfel's, the 28-year-old is working to create her own brand, Sami Miró Vintage, and a reconstructed, modern vintage clothing line. "I want to show people how vintage can be incorporated into their everyday lives without it being some crazy, insane, costume-y vintage piece," she says. Oh, and she has a few video series in the works. 

Click through to read our interview with Miró, filled with advice on everything from social media to taking control of your life.

photographed by Atisha Paulson, makeup by Sage Seiji, self-styled by Sami.