Posts Tagged "style interview"
RACHEL MARTINO, COMMUNITY MANAGER AT ORIGINS, FASHION BLOGGER + YOUTUBER, KY + NY//UNITED STATES

RACHEL’S STYLE: I would describe my style as a mix of ultra-feminine with a touch of pin-up and Williamsburg trendy. My style is always evolving and this season in experimenting more with shapes & cuts & fabrics I’m loving boxy trapeze dresses and cropped sweatshirts with neoprene skirts. 

INSPIRATION: I’m consistently inspired by New York City. Living among so much culture and fashion expression, I’m always finding new ideas for upcoming looks. I also love trading blogs, sole of my favorite bloggers right now are Pauline of Pauline Fashion Blog, Jess of Here & Now and Liz of Late Afternoon. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF SPRING STYLE?  Shedding my winter coat and getting my favorite summer dresses is out is such a thrill for me. Literally spring cleaning (wardrobe-wise) is one of my favorite times of the year!

WHAT ROLE DO YOU FEEL TRAVEL PLAYS IN PERSONAL STYLE?  Travel and exploration are key to developing personal style. I’ve moved around and traveled so much in 23 short years and each trip represents new understanding and new ideas which always end up translating into my everyday outfits. 

WHAT + WHERE DO YOU PLAN TO EXPLORE THIS SUMMER? I’m so excited to be traveling to Paris & Southern France this summer. I’m a total Francophile and I’m always inspired by French style dichotomy. Effortless style that is uncomplicated yet well thought-out. I’ll also be visiting friends in Chicago, traveling with family to L.A. and checking out Ithaca, NY for the first time. 

WHAT IS ONE QUESTION YOU WISH PEOPLE ASKED YOU MORE OFTEN? Would you like to go to Paris with me? Kidding! What do you love about living in New York? I have so many good answers. 

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like what you see? link up with rachel by checking out her site here:

http://www.rachmartino.com/

LINDSAY REED, FASHION DESIGN STUDENT + BLOGGER, NY//UNITED STATES

LINDSAY’S STYLE: My style is always evolving and has definitely changed for the better since moving to New York City, but I believe as I get older I continue to incorporate different styles I once associated with in the past and combine them to create my own personal style each day. I dress modern, and minimal, a little girly, a little edgy, and overall polished.

INSPIRATION: I would say I am most inspired by high fashion street style. I have made it my mission to hunt high fashion, recreating the fashions I see on the streets of New York, London, Milan, & Paris, and reinvent them in a more affordable and practical matter.

WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK OF “PLAYFUL FASHION?” Fashion should always be fun, it should be an expression of who you are and how you are feeling at that very second. I think what makes a wardrobe exciting is statement pieces in stand out colors and unique prints. Things that you wear and people can’t help but ask “Where’d you get that!”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF SPRING STYLE? My favorite part of spring fashion is wearing light fabrics, such as chiffon and silk, and mixing them with edgy elements to create a one of a kind, uptown meets downtown look.

WHAT + WHERE DO YOU PLAN TO EXPLORE THIS SUMMER? Anywhere and everywhere! I have made it my summer goal to be more spontaneous, and I plan to take every chance I get to explore new places.

WHAT IS ONE QUESTION YOU WISH PEOPLE ASKED YOU MORE OFTEN? I wish people asked me why I am the way I am. I think everyone has as a story behind the person they have grown to become, and believe it is important for it to be heard to truly understand each other and grow into well-rounded beings.

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like what you see? link up with lindsay by checking out her site here:

http://fashiondeerstalker.com/

ELSA LONG, 26, TELEVISION PRODUCER AND COLUMINIST FOR ELLE CHINA, CHINA//UNITED STATES
ELSA’ STYLE: I’d say my style is East meets West. I am based in Los Angeles and Shanghai (Shanghai is pretty much like New York in every aspect), both cities have a great impact on my wearing style. I also created a term “modest chic” to describe my style. I embrace every style, from bohemian to grunge, but I  always manage to tone down the special/trendy elements to create more minimalist and practical looks. My friends in LA think that I am very New York while my friends in Shanghai think my style is totally LA. They are both right.  
INSPIRATION: I travel a lot, architecture and culture inspire me the most, every city is interesting in its own way, there’s always something new. It’s also about the state of mind while traveling, about the freedom you have, the curious eyes you bring with you, and a big heart (bigger than when you are not traveling) that opens to anything unknown.
WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK OF “PLAYFUL FASHION?”: Susie Bubble. She is more often than not quite over the top though, but it’s really fun to look at what she wears and writes. To stay true to my “modest” style, I do “playful” in small doses, be it mix of feminine and boyish, mix of textures, something fuzzy or just a Phillip Lim trench coat that has a special silhouette, it’s in the details.
HOW DO YOU BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN WORK AND PLAY AND HOW DO YOU INFUSE PLAYFULNESS IN YOUR PASSIONS? Anything I do, I do it with passion or not at all. So for me work is play, there’s no gap in between. When I am not at work, I like to go out and explore the city. I am especially good at finding secret spots that are even off the radar of local residents. I mention this all the time in my blog, I am really proud of it.
WHAT IS ONE QUESTION YOU WISH PEOPLE ASKED YOU MORE OFTEN? “What is your favorite blog?” The answer will always be: Tales of Endearment. If you don’t read it, read it! You’ll find inspiring stories of unknown stylish people around the world, amazing photography, genuinely creative lifestyle that might just be your dream come true. I feel like no one reads any blog any more, thanks to Instagram. We spend too much time on our phone and think that we get enough information out of it, but we don’t.  

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http://wanderuptown.com/ 

MARA FERREIRA, 26, BLOGGER @ M Loves M, CALIFORNIA//UNITED STATES
MARA’S STYLE: I’d describe my style as feminine, classic with a playful twist. My friends would say it’s the same, and they’d add that I love finding a good deal! 
INSPIRATION: Living in California inspires me. It helps me think how I can make high fashion more casual and street-friendly. I live in an area where there are a lot of tourists so I find myself being inspired by their hometowns as well.
WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK OF “PLAYFUL FASHION?”:  I think of bright colors, bold and fun prints, and unique combinations!
HOW DO YOU BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN WORK AND PLAY AND HOW DO YOU INFUSE PLAYFULNESS IN YOUR PASSIONS? I try to have a lifestyle aspect to my blog which allows me to bring a little more fun into it. I love trying new restaurants, exploring different neighborhoods in our city, and spending as much time outside as possible!
WHAT IS ONE QUESTION YOU WISH PEOPLE ASKED YOU MORE OFTEN? What my favorite dessert is! I cook a lot of sweets and while I try to remain impartial I am extremely obsessed with chocolate chip cookies. I would eat them anytime anywhere. As long as they’re homemade. I crave them more than anything else for some reason!

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like what you see? link up with mara by checking out her site here:

http://www.mlovesmblog.com/

ROB MANGANO, 26, RETAIL MANAGER, UNITED STATES

ROB’S STYLE: I think the best word to describe my style is “collection”. That word takes on several different meanings. First, the word collection brings the idea of curating something. Whether it’s art, cars, anything really, I feel a well-sourced, eclectic collection creates the best grouping. Likewise, my wardrobe epitomizes this idea. For something to work in a collection, there are several elements that go into it, like working well in any era, taking time to be collected,  and something that will last for a long time. I have some pieces from big brands, some small. Some brand new and some twice my age.  But collectively these pieces work together to create my style overall.

INSPIRATION: Stylistically, I try to not be inspired by other people. Sure, you can easily see how someone dresses and look to improve in some way, but it’s important to be original and not derivative in your wardrobe. Nevertheless, I’ve recently been inspired by the style of a few instagrammers from South Korea, Japan and China. Ironically they dress in traditional American workwear better than most Americans!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITIES? #menswear has an impressive community of brands and writers that through one way or another have all worked together. Unlike women’s clothing, menswear is incredibly small by comparison. Menswear in this way is like a small family.

HOMETOWN GLORY:  No matter what, people are a product of their environment, it’s impossible not to be. I grew up in a middle class town surrounded by every mix of cultures and classes in neighboring cities. I think that’s why there is a mix of prep with street wear in my looks. I find that more and more style is less influenced by environment due to the advent of social media and the internet. Selfie is a tossed around term usually used in a jocular way but the reality is people taking pictures of how they dress opens up a whole new world for style. Whether you’re in the Midwest or SOHO, a simple hashtag can reveal a mode of dress that you’ve never seen before.

WHAT IS ONE QUESTION YOU WISH PEOPLE ASKED MORE OFTEN? “Am I projecting who I am?” Your personal style should project  an aspect of your personality. To me, someone polished is organized. And wearing bright colors projects confidence and energy. When I see someone dressed in all black, that elicits an image of a non-creative, drab personality. Likewise, I wear my heart on my sleeve, or with my sleeves, for that matter!

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like what you see? link up with rob by checking out his sites here:

http://dressedtoill.com/ http://dailydoseofmenswear.tumblr.com/