A Beauty Named: Samantha Duenas

Disc Jockey. Brooklyn, New York.

A Beauty Named is a new concept thought up to shine light on women we believe are stylish, interesting, and talented in their own unique way. They represent a rare group who value the smallest treasures in life, whether it is a good meal, small fashion accessory, or photograph that inspires. Audrey Hepburn said it best: “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”

A&H: How would you describe your personal style?

Samantha Duenas: Classic with a twist.  I keep my look up to date by incorporating trends I like, but I wear a lot of the same timeless pieces.
A&H: What is your most cherished item? 

SD: A few things. This gold name necklace I bought for myself when I was going through a rough time.  It reminds me to always be present and be exactly who I am, no apologies.  I have a leather bound book of quotes that my grandmother gave to my other grandmother, and she then passed it down to me.  And a self portrait by Richard Haines that I received for my birthday one year.
A&H: Where is your favorite place to dine?

SD: At the moment, the Nomad Hotel in NYC. They do this foie gras and brioche stuffed chicken for two that is easily one of the best meals I’ve ever had.
A&H: What is the best advice you’ve received from your parents?

SD: My dad always said that this life was meant for living, so every day do whatever it is that makes you feel alive.
A&H: What are you extremely passionate about?

SD: Empowering women, learning about music, eating well.
A&H: What lady do you think embodies pure elegance and style?

SD: Audrey Hepburn. She was a vision, just stunning, delicate, and bright. And her style is still absolutely timeless.
A&H: What do you consider a staple in a lady’s wardrobe?

SD: Every lady needs a bad-ass leather jacket, a little black dress, and at least one set of unladylike lingerie.

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