Interview: Samantha Swetra Of ‘The City’ Says Being A Blonde Was A Terrible Phase In Her Life

Samantha at the YSL launch party.
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Season two of The City may have come to a close this week, but we’re not finished with the cast yet! Whitney Port, Roxy Olin, Olivia Palermo, and Samantha Swetra’s style continue to keep us interested. A few weeks ago, we caught up with Samantha in New York, a Bergdorf Goodman buyer by day, at a launch event for Yves Saint Laurent’s new fragrance to chat about summer beauty, shopping, and summer concerts. Read on to find out.

What’s your biggest hair tip for summer?
I don’t dye my hair. It used to be blond and that was a terrible phase of my life. And then I went back to black. Then I let all the dye come out and now it’s natural and I’m fine with it. It’s so much healthier and better I’ll just keep it like this.

What are some of your places to shop?
Bergdorf Goodman, of course. I like Opening Ceremony a lot. I feel like every neighborhood in New York has really cute little vintage stores or whatever and there are so many. I literally walk in between Sixth and Seventh Avenues and there’s tons of places where I find cool stuff.

Do you shop at any chain stores?
I love Zara too. But I don’t think they have those in the middle of the country.

Are you going to any concerts this summer?
I haven’t booked anything. But what’s the one in Chicago? Lollapalooza. I’m really bummed that I missed Bonaroo … but next year.

How do you dress for concerts?
Like a hipster. I wear ripped shorts and leather. I would probably wear this dress with Levi’s or something.