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California Rogue Soul

Holly Glasser, editor-in-chief of MITH Magazine is the definition of a dynamic go-getter.  As always, there’s more than meets the eye and, in addition to pursuing her own list of goals, she inspires others to do the same. We sat down with Holly to learn more about her mission and vision. Here’s what she had to say.

What is MITH: 

MITH is a quarterly magazine showcasing tasteful, classy and elegant fashion to the world. MITH also tells the stories of the young, up-and-coming dreamers in fashion, film, TV, and more, from LA to NY to Europe, and beyond. MITH believes in never giving up on your dreams and challenging yourself to go for your highest dreams every day!

What do you consider your purpose?

I love telling the stories of other people and watching them shine. I’ve always been curious and a people person. I love getting to know people and hearing their stories and learning about their journey. As an actor, model and singer, I love expressing myself as an artist in ways that bring life to others. I’m careful to put my artistic abilities towards projects that uplift and inspire. I think it’s important to know one’s worth and to remind others of their worth as well!

 

What are you listening to right now?

I’m mostly an indie rock dream pop girl who enjoys elements of electronic music and synth pop, and a lot of epic and orchestral elements with heavy drum beats. Here are the top 3 on my current playlist:

Florence and The Machine: “Breath of Life” and “Cosmic Love”

M83: “Ludivine,” “Oblivion,” “I Need You,” ‘Moonchild,” and “Wait”

Woodkid: “The Deer,” “Run Boy Run,” and “Conquest of Spaces” and “Where I Live”

What are your top beauty products?

I have used Mary Kay Timewise Cleanser for over a decade, and it’s truly my go-to product for flawless skin. For lips, I use Ruby Woo Lipstick by Mac. Before applying it, I put on some lip balm from Coco Kind Skincare so the lipstick glides smoothly. I like a lightly feathered and blended look for lips to achieve a more natural day-to-day look.  For eyes, I love to use Sephora’s purple eyeliner pencil Eccentric Diva, and also bronze shimmer eye shadow from Colourpop Cosmetics called Sequin. The purple and gold help bring out the green in my hazel eyes. For perfume, my absolute favorite scent right now is Riddle Oil.

What are four things you don’t leave the house without?

When I want to make a statement, I will add these pieces to my outfit ensemble: A bold hat, my crisp white cape from Eshe Boutique, a dainty neck scarf from Tobi, and a pair of patent leather boots. I also put on a statement necklace or set of rings from Sunlit Fire or Louven Design to really make my outfit pop.

What are two home essentials that make your space a sacred sanctuary?

I absolutely love my fig and sage candle by Square Trade Goods Co. You can find it at my friend Heather’s shop The Westside Collective. The aroma of this candle is absolutely the most uplifting, calming, and pleasing smell for my home I have ever found. There are a variety of other scents sold by this line that are heavenly, as well. I also love to ignite my candle from Bridge Water Candles. Each purchase helps nourish hungry orphan children around the world! In my home, I also love the sound of rushing water and have a fountain outside that I can hear through the open windows, creating an oasis-like place of rest. Water is so symbolic of life for me, so I love it.

What are you reading right now?

Right now on my nightstand is Rise Up Princess by my friend Kristen Dalton who won Miss USA. She reminds us how to embrace your truth worth and identity, helping us overcome the lies we so often believe about ourselves. Also on my nightstand is Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast on his life as a young writer in Paris.

Favorite place you’ve traveled to and why:

Besides the magic of the Eiffel Tower, the serenity of the Argentine Iguazu Falls, or the bustling Milano square of Il Duomo di Firenze, I’d say my absolute favorite place I’ve been to so far is Montserrat right outside of Barcelona. It is a pilgrimage center at the top of a mountain for travelers on a spiritual journey. There is a cathedral there with beautiful choir music cascading from the stained glassed windows, and villagers gather for a market to sell fresh honey, fig cakes, cheeses, and other treats. A most precious moment was sitting on the steps of that cathedral plaza, as a crowd of young school children strummed on the guitar and harmonized a hymn in Spanish. I loved the restful and idyllic sense of community they had.

As a magazine owner, I aim to bring this same idyllic value of “community” to the fashion marketplace, as well. A great way to do this is by giving back to local charities. It is important to maintain perspective for our true purpose and calling on this earth, which is to lead a life of love, care and service and to remind others of their true worth and value.

Organizations I support regularly: World VisionShow Mercy InternationalThe Bowery Mission, and The Nylon Project, all helping to care for the hungry and homeless.

Can we spot you in any upcoming projects? 

I will be featured in a book this summer by The Nylon Project supporting the homeless, and my first pop single is soon to be released! My song talks about overcoming strongholds and things that hold us down, and rising above like a bird escaped from a cage! Stay tuned for more on Instagram: @hollyglasser and @mithmagazine.

 

Editorial Credits: 

Photographer: @Jennymegenney

Stylist/HMU: @Hollyglasser

Yellow Top: @Forever21

Shoes: @Shop_miashoes

Denim Shorts: @Melrosetradingpost

Scarf/Bandana: @Sunlitfire

Turquoise Necklace & Rings: @Sunlitfire

Mandala Kimono: @Eternalsprings

Bracelets: @Buckpalmer

White Cape: @Esheboutique

White T-shirt: Vintage

Black Hat: @AmericanapparelUSA

Purple Nail Polish: @Urbanoutfitters

Denim Jacket: @Livewyld_designs

Tan: @Onthegoglow

Hair Extensions: @Thehairshopinc