Influencer wears $5 costume to Grammys pre-party

Influencer wears  costume to Grammys pre-party

She seemed like 1,000,000 {dollars} — in a $5 costume.

Influencer Sarah Perl, who grew up in Bensonhurst, hoped to in the future attend Vogue Week — and did for the primary time this yr.

To organize for her journey to the Huge Apple, the now-Los Angeles resident packed a bunch of her mom’s garments — and a shiny orange $5 costume she purchased on the clearance rack at a boutique in Santa Monica— which she wore to a Grammys pre-party final month.

“Everybody comes to those vogue exhibits, entrance row in like designer, decked out in Prada, Gucci,” Perl, 22, informed The Submit.

“And everybody’s strolling round with the microphone … ‘Who’re you sporting?’ And I’m like, ‘Zara … and I’m gonna return it tomorrow.’ That’s simply who I’m.”

Influencer wears  costume to Grammys pre-party
Perl posed in her $5 costume on the Grammys pre-party previous to Vogue Week.
Sarah Perl

Perl all the time wore hand-me-downs in her youth, and may’t shake the behavior of shopping for low-cost and second-hand outfits.

“Rising up, vogue was by no means my factor, as a result of I simply couldn’t afford garments,” she mentioned in a TikTok video she posted throughout Vogue Week.

Nonetheless, she now has the means to fill her closet with luxurious manufacturers. She earns $40,000 a month, primarily from promoting her pre-recorded courses, that are primarily based on the assumption that your ideas create your actuality.

Her on-line street to success began in November 2020, when she was a school sophomore double-majoring in training and historical past. She began a TikTok web page underneath the title HotHigh Priestess, doing tarot card readings.

In only one yr, she had 1 million followers. Now it’s greater than 2 million.

“The primary movies I posted immediately received tens of millions of views. It was … completely unreal,” she defined.

Sarah Perl
Rising up in Bensonhurst, she wore hand-me-down clothes.
Sarah Perl

A so-called non secular influencer, she offers others “the assumption that they will obtain extra, they will accomplish something regardless of their circumstances.”

“As a result of, , given the best way I grew up … this story that I used to be all the time fed was one in all wrestle … Individuals such as you don’t make it out,” she mentioned. “So it’s all the time been my aim to indicate people who they will make it out as a result of I did.”

She first left Brooklyn to attend a prestigious college within the Boston space, with the assistance of economic help, taking out loans, and dealing two jobs.

Sarah Perl
As a school sophomore, Perl began a TikTok account and now has greater than 2 million followers.
Sarah Perl

“I used to be going to school with so many wealthy folks … and I used to be in a program, it was actually for poor children. And I used to be simply taking a look at these children who had been getting faculty paid for after I was going 1000’s of {dollars} in debt,” she recalled. “My dad and mom didn’t even pay for my textbooks.”

Her legion of loyal social media followers embody folks from her Title I highschool.

“I truly only recently received a message from a woman from my highschool who was like, ‘You recognize, I don’t even assume you perceive how a lot we would have liked to listen to this story,’” she mentioned.

Even those who as soon as bullied her attain out in help.

“There’s folks from the previous who used to bully me and are like, ‘Oh, I really like you,’” she mentioned. “And I’m like, ‘Effectively, that’s humorous.’”