Meet Ella Mendelsohn, the Effortlessly Cool NYC-Based Blogger With Edgy Downtown Style

Some girls just have it.

You know, that off-duty, effortless way of putting together looks that are undeniably cool and just work. Such is the case with Ella Mendelsohn, the uber-stylish New York City blogger who could also easily be mistaken for a high fashion model.

The daughter of parents who work in the fashion industry, Ella has styling chops well beyond her years, and lends her impeccable taste to Poster Child magazine, where she's a junior fashion correspondent. We predict big things from this budding fashionista, who already counts almost 10,000 fans on her Instagram page, where she showcases a mix of East Coast meets European edge.

Below, Ella tells Sweety High about the best advice she's ever received, misconceptions people have after seeing her Instagram page, and her favorite beauty products.

Real Girls Sweet Style Ella Mendelsohn
(via Instagram)
Name: Ella Mendelsohn 
Instagram Handle: @egmstyle
Hometown: New York
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Fun Facts:

1. What's the one moment that made you obsessed with style?
 "My parents both work in the fashion industry, so growing up and seeing the photoshoots and bloggers really inspired me to build my own brand."
-Ella Mendelsohn
2. Tell us about your style. Who/what inspires it?
"Being from New York, I love a good street style cool moment. I get inspiration for my looks from some fashion icons on Instagram—@songofstyle @devwindsor and @brittanyxavier."
-Ella Mendelsohn
3. Who takes your photos? How long is an average 'photoshoot'
"My amazing mom takes most of my photos but I've worked with some great photographers, like @lizlinett. An average shoot for me and my mom takes 2-3 hours and we usually get four looks done."
-Ella Mendelsohn 
4. What's your go-to outfit when you're in a rush?
"When I'm in a rush, I love a cool hoodie or sweater with some jeans or leather pants, and definitely a good pair of sneakers!"
-Ella Mendelsohn
5. What's the best piece of advice you've been given, and from whom?
"The best advice I've been given is to be the best you can be! My grandpa always tells my cousins and me this, and it's very important! Try your best to be your best and your hard work will pay off!"
-Ella Mendelsohn
6. What's your favorite piece of clothing in your closet and why?
"This question is so hard, but my favorite piece of clothing in my closet at the moment is my high-waisted @brandymelville jeans. Although, they are so basic they go with everything so I can dress them up and make them cool for shoots, but also wear them to school more casual."
-Ella Mendelsohn
7. What's one thing you want everyone to know about you? 
"My life is not as perfect as my Instagram! I get asked a lot if I'm popular in school because of my Instagram, but really, middle school is hard for me and I'm sure many other kids, too. Just because I have a certain amount of followers doesn't mean I'm cool in school! People can be mean and jealous but just keep doing you. Kill 'em with kindness."
-Ella Mendelsohn
8. What have you learned about blogging that you'd like to share with other bloggers or aspiring bloggers?
"Stay true to you and keep going. That sounds cheesy, but the moment you start worrying about what other people think and compare yourself to others is when it gets hard. Stay true to you and don't worry what others think. You're amazing!
-Ella Mendelsohn
9. What's your current skincare routine?
"My current skincare routine is face wash from Mario Badescu, face cream from The Ordinary, and serum from Glow Recipe."
-Ella Mendelsohn
10. What is your go-to makeup look?
"My go to makeup look is very simple. I use Glossier mascara, Milk makeup highlight stick in the shade "lit," Glossier cloud paint in the shade "beam," and Glossier Boy Brow. I also usually put on a chapstick or lip balm."
-Ella Mendelsohn