MARGARITA MIZARAITE, 24, JOURNALIST + PHOTO REPORTER, LITHUANIA + UNITED KINGDOM
MARGARITA’S STYLE: It’s one of the hardest questions ever but I love quite minimal and classic style with a spice of rock chic staples. My looks are a reflection of my life and I couldn’t get my feet out of heels if I didn’t have to run around with camera or meet ‘serious grumpy people’. I enjoy interesting prints and shapes yet I usually match it with something basic and black.
INSPIRATION: Most of the times my inspiration comes from real people, rushing down the street and minding their own business unrelated to fashion. But surely, I check some blogs and magazines also. Yet I’m not polished so my main inspiration source can’t be something unreal.
WHAT DO YOU THINK EVERY WOMAN SHOULD WEAR ON A FIRST DATE? I would go for something chic and basic. When I talked to ‘regular’ guys about clothing, seemingly, they like simplicity and femininity. Anyway, I would add some detail to reflect my personality- you have to be yourself.
DO YOU FEEL THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “ROMANCE” VS. “LOVE”?Romance for me is something sugar sweet and yet temporary. But love… it’s all other story, it’s deep and life-changing, inspiring and bringing you down at the same time. I do believe there’s million of romances we can experience, but love- a handful of times.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST ROMANTIC MEMORY TO DATE? I know how it feels when you get a bunch of flowers, kissing in the rain, walking on the beach and holding hands, but there is nothing more romantic that speeding time with my boyfriend as we debate about music for hours, complaining about modern music and commercialism. Understanding and inner connection is so hot!
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RIMA VAIDILA, 20, BLOGGER, MODEL WITH NEXT MODEL MANAGEMENT + BUSINESS STUDENT, BETWEEN FLORIDA + CALIFORNIA//UNITED STATES
RIMA’S STYLE: Ah the style question haha. I guess I would describe my style as being laid back, cool-girl with a dash of minimalist simplicity. I love keeping my outfits basic and am a firm believer that less really is more. I’m most comfortable in a pair of ripped skinnies, a baggy sweater and ankle booties.
INSPIRATION: I am a very visual person so imagery is my main source of inspiration. I love tumblr, instagram (@rima_rama) and my blog roll. I have a folder on my desktop with hundreds and hundreds of pictures I’ve collected. Traveling is also a huge source of inspiration for me. NYC never fails to inspire me. I love walking all day, taking my time exploring and just getting lost. Soaking up the architecture, food, people, fashion and culture with my own senses. Words cannot begin to describe.
WHAT DO YOU THINK EVERY WOMAN SHOULD WEAR ON A FIRST DATE? First dates are always the biggest pain because you want to look great but not like you’re trying too hard. I would say the best rule to follow is to just wear what you usually do. You want to show your date who you truly are. If you feel uncomfortable in your outfit, you’ll miss out on letting loose and having a potentially great time. My go-to date outfit is dark skinnies, a silky white v neck tee and a spritz of le labo “santal 26.” Classic, laid back and totally me.
DO YOU FEEL THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “ROMANCE” VS. “LOVE”? I think romance is all the little things someone does that makes you love them. To me being romantic doesn’t mean flowers, diamonds and dinner. Romance is getting your hair tucked behind your ear in the morning, forehead kisses in line at Starbucks, hand holding just because and laughing to the point of tears. People put so much pressure on love when it should be easy. Love should take very little effort. It’s not something you can force. When it’s there, you know.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST ROMANTIC MEMORY TO DATE? Ohh gosh. Going for a late night drive on Mulholland Drive in his vintage porsche. It was a convertible and I remember it being a cool September evening. My hair was flying around like crazy and I’m pretty sure my lips got crazy chapped but I didn’t care. I was laughing the entire time, the LA lights twinkling down below us. It felt like we were on top of the world. It was magic.
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ANDREA NAHLE, 21, MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS STUDENT + PHOTOGRAPHER/FASHION BLOGGER, ZACATECAS//MEXICO
ANDREA’S STYLE: My style is very low-high; I love mixing affordable clothes with high fashion items such as a designer purse, jewelry or shoes. I consider myself very edgy and classic, for me the perfect match will always be black and white, I adore leather and studs but having them in a very chic and modern “Coco Chanel” inspired look.
INSPIRATION: My inspiration is very much attached with my goals; I admire Karl Lagerfeld because of his amazingly creative mind but also because of his many other talents besides fashion. I get inspired by these kind of icons but also by my own life, my family and my boyfriend, I believe you are everyday the person you want to be so if you want to be a great fashion blogger or photographer you need to stay updated and inspire yourself with what’s going on in the world.
WHAT WORD WOULD YOU USE TO DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN 2013? Unpredictable yet amazing, my 2013 was a wonderful year full of travels and fashion. I achieved so many things in that year such as living in Europe, getting to meet some of my favorite bloggers, creating THE A LENS and being featured on ELLE Mexico.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WANT TO CHANGE/EXPERIMENT WITH WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? I would love to start being a little bit more fearless when it comes to my personal style, sometimes I get to see or think in some outfits but don’t really wear them because of my everyday activities however I hope in the future I can wear those wild or high fashion outfits I dream with for events or fashion weeks.
WHAT IS ONE QUESTION YOU WISH PEOPLE ASKED YOU MORE OFTEN? I love when people ask me about how did everything started? Because the answer is that I really didn’t said “I want to be a fashion blogger because of this or that”, I love fashion and photography so being behind and in front of the lens, therefore the name THE A LENS, is what I love and being a fashion blogger mixed them perfectly, besides I get to show people about new trends or brands and how to wear them.
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