BRINGING STORYTELLING WITH STYLE BACK TO THE WEB





PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF + STYLE: Hi guys, I’m Marcel Floruss, born and raised in Germany for 20 years and then made the big move to NYC, the greatest city on earth (I’d say, and I’ve seen a few), to study fashion. My blog is all about passion and sharing it, which for me ranges from fashion, photography and modeling to traveling, food and dancing, which I actually did professionally for a while!

If anything, I’d say my style is very diverse. I’ll wear anything from a classy suit with a shirt, tie and oxfords, to a tank, jeans and sneakers. And most often, it’s actually a mix of the two. Hence the blog name “One Dapper Street” - “dapper” and “street”.

INSPIRATION: Everything and anything. I walk down the street and get ideas from people and store fronts; I’ll look at a painting and be inspired by the colors; even just the obvious things like weather and occasion inspire my outfits and make me come up with new ideas of how to dress appropriately.

WHAT DECADE OF FASHION DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH THE MOST?

Ha, I’ll have to say the one we’re in right now, as it reflects many of the decades in the past, from dapper three-piece suit options in style of the 20s to the “Canadian Suit” in the 90s, which very much reflects my style.

WHAT ROLE DO YOU THINK FASHION PLAYS IN HISTORY?

I mean, I go to school for fashion and they obviously educate us about the importance of history in fashion… Every season, designers come out with new adaptions of what has already been; everybody’s inspired by the past, but adds their personal touch to it. This is not to say that designers don’t create anything new at all, but the majority definitely always has recurring elements of style.

DOES HISTORY HAVE ANY DIRECT IMPACT ON YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

Absolutely. Often I find myself inspired by the origins of suiting and interpret them my way, or taking a rockabilly look and modernizing it, just to name a couple…

WHAT IS ONE QUESTION YOU WISH PEOPLE AKSED YOU MORE OFTEN?

"What’s your worldview?" I love talking to people on a deeper level, about the meaning of life, and how it impacts their everyday lives. I think I need it because fashion sometimes gets too superficial, so it’s a nice conversation to have to create balance.

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like what you see? link up with marcel by checking out his site:

http://onedapperstreet.com/

WHO ARE YOU AND HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? Hi I’m Jessica. Age is just a number and I have stopped counting after my 3rd 21 birthday! My hometown is Tianjin, China, but NYC is where you’ll find me. Prior to becoming a Fashion Blogger, I was working for Investment banks. I consider my style as a representation of who I am. I am not a one-dimensional person, so my style follows suit. Sometimes I show my darker side in rock n’ roll inspired outfits, and sometimes I embrace my feminine side in skirts and soft dresses. 

INSPIRATION: I am inspired by the different textures, colors, silhouettes, and prints in fashion. I love mixing and matching all these elements to create unique looks. 

WHAT DECADE OF FASHION DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH THE MOST, WHEN IT COMES TO STYLE AND TRENDS? When it comes to trends, I identify the most with 90s. I like to dress boho with a bit of a street, and 90s fashion embodies that. It is a mishmash of genres. Minimalist, grunge, a bit of boho, some athletic-inspired wear, and a lot of nostalgia. 

WHAT ROLE DO YOU THINK FASHION PLAYS IN FASHION? History plays a huge role in fashion. Fashion trends are most often reinventions of trends from the past. Overalls, baggy slogan Tees and crop tops from the 90s are the biggest trend right now. Wide-leg pants from the 70s are now re-imagined with more tailoring and more fluid fabrics. The examples are endless!

DOES HISTORY HAVE ANY DIRECT IMPACT ON YOUR STYLE? Yes. My own personal history and all the events happening around me define my style. All my garments have some meaning to me. Maybe I wore it during a trip that I loved, or maybe it’s an outfit inspired by the fearless and unapologetic style of Spice Girls. Whether it is personal or derived from fashion references from the past, each piece has a history.

WHAT IS ONE QUESTION YOU WISH PEOPLE ASKED YOU MORE OFTEN? Aside from my passion for styling, I am a self-confessed foodie. I love trying out new restaurants, and uncovering hidden gems. If you ever visit NYC and need restaurant recommendations, just ask!

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

http://notjessfashion.com/

 

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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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/ 








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