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Sabrina Yaqian Lan | Digital Creator

Five days a week you’ll find Sabrina Lan wearing a comfortable black ensemble, while roaming the streets of Berlin. The other two days she’ll flirt with different colours while she creates digital content, sharing fragments of her occupied days and projects. She has that je ne sais quois air to her that inspires so many, an effortless and organic fusion between her yin and yang, her femme and masculine sense of style and worldly character. Born in Southern China, Sabrina moved to Spain at 10 and is currently based in Berlin; a charming combination that rejoices in front of the camera. She’s gracefully discreet about her personal life on social media. Her captions are minimal and uncomplicated, her content doesn’t need presenting. 

Sabrina shares a little more about her story and influences, dressed in the Leisure Tee in Bone.


Location: Berlin, Germany

Date: 25/08/2022

Time: 11:30 AM





Where are you from and where are you now?

I am originally from Southern China. I was born there, but I pretty much spent most of my life in different parts of Spain after my family moved to Spain when I turned 10. For the last two years, I have been living in Berlin after finding my partner here from a work trip.


Can you tell us a little about your heritage?

I am 100% Chinese, even though many people confuse me as being Korean or Japanese.


Do you prefer mornings or evenings?

I am definitely a morning person. I love the feeling of waking up and feeling like there is an endless possibility that can happen that day, which makes me super excited.

Can you tell us about your home, what is the view like?

I recently found a long-term home in Berlin after continuously searching for two years. The location is right by Mauerpark in Prenzlauerberg. It has a view towards the main street of Kastanienallee, where it’s always full of diverse group of people.






What is your first memory of fashion?

I would say I have a lot of memories of my childhood, where my mom would make dresses at home for me, as I always wanted to be the special one in class. My mom would ask for my opinions throughout the process, and these memories are something I hold dearly.


Do you have any treasured items in your closet, and do they have a story?

I have a pair of Guidi 788z that my partner bought for me on Verstaire Collective that I wear so often. It means a lot since it was a gift, and because I find it super easy to wear. I can imagine myself holding on to this pair for a really long time.


As a creator in a digital world, do you have any methods you turn to for switching off?

Honestly, no. However, I don’t think it’s necessarily bad. I try to think that the paradigm of how people live in this digital world has shifted drastically, and I think coping with the change is something that I try to do.


Who, what and where do you turn to for inspiration?

  • Who - friends
  • What - nature
  • where - around the corners of the cities that are overlooked


Has there been a significant moment of your past that has informed where you are today?

I am a “now” person, who focuses on the current moment. I try to take actions that make me happy now rather than sacrificing for the future and not think too much of what would happen later. So, I cannot recall a moment…


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t overthink


Three words that describe you.

Chaotic, genuine, multi-cultured.


When you have downtime, where do you spend it and what do you do there?

I am a homebody. You will find me at home unless I have to go outside for groceries or work.


Are there any recipes that you find yourself returning to? If so, can you please share one with us?

As a chaotic person, I never can follow a recipe one to one. I just glimpse over for a moment and freestyle. My friends always tell me that my food taste different day by day. My favorite dish to cook is however fried rice.



What are you currently reading?

How to win friends & influence people - it was recommended by a friend who loves to read.


How do you find comfort?

Comfort comes from familiar surroundings, whether it be people, place, or smell.


How do you stay grounded?

Reminding myself of my loved ones.


What do you dream of while you sleep?

As a perfectionist, I dream a lot about work. I always think about how to improve myself and do better on the projects that I’m working on.





Interviewed by Montana Purchase and written by Sabine Russek for Deiji Studio’s Field Notes.


See more of Sabrina's work here.


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