THE OUT EAST VIBES PODCAST
EP. 2 - SASHA BENZ
BY: DUNE ROAD LIFESTYLE EDITORIAL STAFF
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With the Fourth of July holiday nearly upon us, we’re pumped to have Sasha Benz on The Out East Vibes Podcast.
On this episode, we sat down with Sasha to get into the details of how this style icon of Montauk (via Australia) got to where she is today, and where she’s headed next. If you’re in college or just graduated, what this self-made, entrepreneurial powerhouse of a woman has to say about her early days is must-hear perspective you can’t afford to miss.
And did you have your wedding plans affected by COVID? Wound up having to postpone til next year? Stop what you’re doing, right now, and listen to this episode. On our podcast, Sasha Benz shares her key tips to pulling off an amazing wedding next year, even when there’s double the usual number of weddings happening all around you. More great perspective that’s a must hear.
Finally, we peel back the layers and give you an inside look at the life of this enigmatic tastemaker who’s raising a family and building herself an empire out in Montauk. From her early days in the NYC fashion industry to making the move out east–and with plentiful partying throughout–Sasha spills the tea on the podcast and puts us all in the know on what it means to be Sasha Benz.
00:07 – Intro
01:25 – Essential at-home fitness tips from Hamptons-based trainer Danielle Waleko
04:21 – Welcome, Sasha Benz
05:26 – Making it to Montauk
11:34 – Wedding planning advice for Summer 2021
14:23 – The role of travel in the lives of the Benz family
16:00 – Montauk and the Gold Coast of Australia, same same but different?
18:00 – Exploring Montauk
20:50 – Sasha’s east end empire (Wyld Blue, Wyld Black, Baybi Pop)
23:00 – Summer 2020: Is shopping still a thing?
24:45 – How does Sasha find these finds? The inside tea on her curation and sourcing workflows
31:07 – Career perspective and advice from a woman at the top of her game
36:10 – Life management
39:00 – Sasha’s secret weapon (and it’s not what you think it is!)
40:22 – Sasha’s favorite spots out east
42:00 – How to crush work and rock at raising kids, while pregnant!
43:20 – Maybe the only thing in the world Sasha Benz just can’t figure out
44:10 – Partying stories (and why we’ll need another hour with her later)
45:04 – A 2-minute memoir of living that party life in NYC
45:43 – Is this really how Oli Benz first became a DJ? (We’re basically in shock.)
47:40 – Outro
Sasha Benz is an entrepreneur who began her career as a fashion stylist in Australia in 2005. She was scouted by an international editor in 2007 to become the Fashion Director of KAREN Magazine, and later progressed as a successful freelance stylist working for the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Australia, Sony Music and Vanity Fair. During her career, she worked alongside photographers such as Annie Liebovitz and Ellen Von Unworth, and her clients included Kylie Minogue, Kate Blanchett, Michael Bublé and Sara Sampaio.
In 2008 Sasha relocated to New York where she began working for Vs. Magazine as the Fashion Coordinator-at-Large. In 2014, she married long-time boyfriend Oliver Benz in New York City and, in the same month, founded online magazine All My Friends Are Models.
In 2015, Sasha relocated to Montauk to act as the Creative Director for The Surf Lodge, a boutique hot-spot hotel for the music and fashion elite. In 2017, she ventured into the tech industry, launching the mobile app “Cinq.”
Sasha also recently founded the impeccably curated boutiques Wyld Blue, Wyld Black, and Baybi Pop, all located in Montauk, New York.
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