Samantha Angelo on the Importance of Knowing When to Recharge Your Social Battery

by Ashley Baker

These days, it seems like everyone is working a gazillion jobs, pursuing infinite passions, and traveling all over the world. Over the coming days, we will be introducing you to a handful of the East End’s top talents whose success is generated by their magical ability to mix it all up. Meet Samantha Angelo!

Various Hustles: “Each facet of my job inspires and influences the other, whether editing, shooting, styling, modeling, music making, creatively directing, consulting, or designing. It all works toward a single creative responsibility, with the goal of expressing a perspective and capturing the imagination for a moment, in whatever way it takes life.”

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How I Mix It Up: “I began designing clothes and one-of-a-kind event pieces a few months ago. It’s something I’ve done in the past and I’m currently pursuing in a serious way. Fashion photography has certainly refined my eye for what looks good on camera, along with considering specific locations and lifestyles, which is a guiding force in my designs. I find the process from conception to fully-realized to be exhilarating. It taps into everything I want to exercise — imagination, decision making, a confident point of view, and executing with conviction.

Also, I’m learning to captain a 40-foot boat this summer, a natural extension of my love of driving, yet it couldn’t be more different navigating the open water. I like the respect that comes along with being responsible for your own wake. It’s powerful. I hope to encourage more female captains.”

Samantha Angelo

Travel Philosophy: “It’s not about where you’re going. It’s how you get there — and the freedom to move around at your own pace once you’ve arrived… always rent a car.”

Growth Strategy: “Keeping a close eye on my social battery. Creativity requires a specific frame of mind, which must be fostered. It takes discipline and confidence to know when you need to recharge — and when you need to push yourself harder. There will always be pressure to do more. However, following things that genuinely spark joy is essential for the creative juices.”

Hamptons Obsessions: “In the Hamptons, we can shed the armor that we can’t survive without in NYC, forming deeper, more meaningful bonds. Aside from the incredible benefits of being surrounded by nature, my time out East has been pivotal to my current design projects and creative relationships. Look no further than my mentor, Arthur Elgort.”

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