Celebrity Travel: Go away with Catie Li
Catie Li kicks off 2022 with her fashion line for Amazon’s The Drop collection. “New collaborations drop with little notice and are only available to shop for 30 hours,” said the Los Angeles-based model. “Clothes are made on demand once orders are placed so fabric and material are never wasted! My collection consists of great statement staple pieces that can be for all seasons. (They’re) made to be forever in your closet and wardrobe rotation. Since I travel often, I like to travel light, so staples that can be styled multiple ways are a win for me.” Li stays in touch with fans on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/catieli/).
Q: As a Chinese American woman, did you feel extra pressure to look a certain way?
A: I think for me, I put a lot of pressure on myself as well. With being Asian, there has always been a thing about being skinny and lighter skin. But since I’m half, there is definitely a pressure of not being Asian enough. Because I am half, some people believe I know nothing about my culture, which is false. I grew up eating Chinese food every day and only spoke Chinese with my grandmother.
Q: Do you miss all the traveling you did pre-pandemic?
A: When I first started modeling, it was very exciting for me. I would be traveling two to three times a week. When COVID hit, everything stopped, but it was much needed for me. Traveling can be very exhausting and I needed the break. I am a homebody, so it hasn’t bothered me much until a few months ago. I have been dying to get out and just relax!
Q: How have you been spending your free time during this pandemic?
A: I recently got engaged and bought a home, so most of my time currently is spent at home in renovations with my fiancé. We’re focusing all our time on preparing for our wedding and renos. We also have two lab puppies, so we do take lots of walking adventures with them.
Q: If you had to cancel travel plans due to the pandemic, where were they to?
A: I was lucky enough I didn’t have to cancel travel plans, but I did have to change my wedding venue and put my wedding on hold a few times.
Q: What has been your favorite vacation destination?