Marina in the Alma Sheer Utility Buttondown and Skip Tweed Skirt
For Marina Shifrin, living in Taiwan and working long hours at a video company was going alright, but the create part was fundamentally lacking in her work environment. Shifrin decided to record and upload a video of her quitting to YouTube, and the rest is viral internet history. We saw the video the day after, loved it, and soon found out that she had written about our Live, Work, Create motto earlier. We also learned that because she had to rush on the plane for television interviews in New York, she didn’t have time to pack a lot of clothes. We turned to Twitter to offer her an outfit, and asked her some questions about her sudden internet fame.
What’s it like to be viral?
It’s completely bizarre, exciting and scary. I’ve wanted to be a creative writer (in any capacity) for a long time and now I am thrilled there are people following my blog and reading my writing but it also increases the pressure to put out good stuff. I am still a novice compared to other great writers and comedians out there but, HEY! you gotta start somewhere?
When this all dies down a bit, what’s next for you?
I want to go hard at stand up. I want to get a solid set ready and perform as much as possible. Also it’d be really cool to create a long-form piece of writing whether it be a movie, book or pilot.
Tell us how the “Live, Work, Create” sticker entered into the picture?
Actually, it’s quite funny. When I moved to New York I decided to start a blog so my parents and friends could keep up with my shenanigans if they wanted. The first post I ever wrote was a letter to my parents where I was whining about being a New York novice. I told them the story of how one day I was debating on whether or not I should stay in Brooklyn or move back to Chicago when I saw a “Live. Work. Create.” sticker. This is so silly, but I thought it was a sign for why I was in New York.