Shoes, Qs, Rings, and Things

Ms. Veshoevius of The Taxonomy of My Wardrobe tagged* me to answer some questions a few weeks ago, and I’m just now getting around to answering them. Thanks, doll!

Any of you lovelies who’d like to answer on your blog, please do. Then give me a shout so I can check you out!


How would you describe your style?
Sophisticated but edgy.

Who or what inspires your style?
Ads, mags, celebrities, stylists, movies, and bloggers, mostly.

Who’s your fashion role model?
I don’t have just one. I adore the style of these boldfacers: Christine Centenera, Anna Dello Russo, Carine Roitfeld, Giovanna Battaglia, Leigh Lezark, Victoria Beckham, Charlize Theron, Diane Kruger.

Harper's Bazaar Australia Fashion Editor Christine Centenera. Images via

What inspired you to blog about fashion?
My love of it. And the fact that (curiously) I ended up making a career for myself in the financial services industry instead of the fashion industry. It’s gotta come out somewhere.

What do you always carry with you?
Lipstick, sunnies, keys, and my iPhone. I used to always carry a Spyderco knife, too, but my hubby stole it from me.

What’s your favourite?  Jeans, sunglasses, or heels?
Heels all the way. Even naked is better in heels. I’m positive that’s what got Adam (and Eve) in so much trouble. No doubt she was in a fig leaf and stilettos.

My name is V and I'm a shoeaholic.

What is your favorite fashion store?
The Internet. That covers it all, doesn’t it? I love it because there is nothing I can’t get online.

What is your favorite fabric in clothing?
Cotton, followed by fur. Or maybe fur followed by everything else. I so don’t want to like it but I can’t help it.

What’s your favorite fashion accessory?
Big honkin’ rings, honey. And big honkin’ belts too. I don’t think I can pick just one.

A shot of my ring collection.

Who are your favourite designers?
Kors, McQueen, Elbaz for Lanvin, Mendel, Wang, Karan, Gucci, YSL, Etro, Missoni, Chloe, Dsquared², Bailey for Burberry, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Sass & Bide, Roland Mouret, Dennis Basso, Jean Paul Gautier (for JPG and Hermés), Dior, Cavalli, Max Azria, Vionnet…I could probably go on.

Would you choose to buy something high quality or make it yourself if you could?
I’m not a DIYer. I’m a buyer.

*The G&G Award Policy: Most awards or tagged posts stipulate that I pass the award on to others, but that doesn’t gel with my philosophy. Regardless, I remain grateful and immensely flattered by each award bestowed upon me…I just read too many great blogs to choose only a few for an award. I feel the best way to spread blog love is to mention stellar posts in my Sunday Coffee series, and to re-tweet posts that resonate with me.

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  1. November 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm — Reply

    Cute interview! I love Anna Dello Russo’s and Victoria Beckham’s style as well! My favorite response: “Would you choose to buy something high quality or make it yourself if you could? I’m not a DIYer. I’m a buyer.” I’m not really a DIYer either, but I do want to try some projects soon.
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    • November 10, 2010 at 11:27 pm — Reply

      Thank you honey! As for the DIY answer…it’s just the truth! I’ve got no skillz!

  2. November 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm — Reply

    Great answers V!
    You have the most amazing shoe & ring collections!!! I can’t take my eyes off them

    • November 10, 2010 at 11:28 pm — Reply

      Thank you Julia! It’s taken a while, but I finally have some rings I truly love. Been years in the making, though.

  3. November 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm — Reply

    love this shot presenting a peek into your lovely stuff, V.

    naked in heels is best! absolutely concur with that. and with a fig leaf? wicked! 😉
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    • November 10, 2010 at 11:29 pm — Reply

      Thanks, doll. We’re in agreement on the heels, for sure!

  4. November 10, 2010 at 12:53 am — Reply

    Something I love about fashion blogging is how it draws people who think totally differently together. I like austere accessories and generally understated shoes, but I LOVE your style. I think that the most inspiring stuff is what I never would have chosen on my own.

    • November 10, 2010 at 11:33 pm — Reply

      Sophi, that is a lovely comment, and so true. I find myself thinking the same of some of my fellow bloggers. So cool.

  5. November 10, 2010 at 1:59 am — Reply

    hahaha.. what a cute interview.. I could picture you saying all that.. how funny.. I never met u b4..
    And yes, your signature is big chunky accessories.. (belts and rings) and of course the dramatic/sexy body language you do for the camera.. Would die to photograph you one day
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    • November 10, 2010 at 11:34 pm — Reply

      Sexy body language?! You’re funny. I feel like a total dork most of the time! One day, Lee. You and me and your camera have a date.

      Thanks for your comment!

  6. November 10, 2010 at 4:13 am — Reply

    I have a ring obsession too. Great collection!
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    • November 10, 2010 at 11:34 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Katie!

  7. November 10, 2010 at 8:37 am — Reply

    Haha loved your answers, doll! Although I am sad that the one thing I want to be online isn’t (H&M). I’ve been lusting for that sheer leopard maxi for so long – should’ve bought it when I was in California when I had the chance!! LOL
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    • November 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm — Reply

      Hey doll, thank you! I’m with you on the H&M online ordering, you are right about that….and I am lusting the same maxi dress! At least it’s coming soon, right?!

      Thanks for popping over!

  8. November 10, 2010 at 9:55 am — Reply

    I like what JPG has been doing at Hermes lately too.

    • November 10, 2010 at 11:36 pm — Reply

      Hey PPP, thanks for your comment! JPG is brilliant. So talented.

  9. November 10, 2010 at 10:46 am — Reply

    You are funny: even naked better in heels, Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I think I knew the answers, but it is always good to know more of our friends.
    Miss you.
    MIl besos guapaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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    • November 10, 2010 at 11:36 pm — Reply

      Hi my lovely, thank you! time for a visit…NOW!

  10. November 10, 2010 at 11:32 am — Reply

    I LOVE Big Honkin Rings too, YAY!!!!!
    and I too a shoeaholic :)
    DOUBLE YAY!!!!

    xoxo 😀

    • November 10, 2010 at 11:39 pm — Reply

      Ha! This I know to be true, Jemina! Thank you!

  11. November 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm — Reply

    Crikey, that is one seriously gorgeous jewellery collection! Love the interview and also shoe no. 6!!! How have I not seen those beautiful yumtastic heels/pumps before???
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    • November 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm — Reply

      Aw, thank you my lovely. Shoe #6…the OTK boot? I’m curious. Which pair? Thank you regardless, of course!

  12. November 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm — Reply

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  13. November 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm — Reply

    Great answers and you have an amazing shoe and ring collection xoxo

    • November 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm — Reply

      Thank you , Giselle!

  14. November 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm — Reply

    Ha ha, I love your theory about Adam and Eve! I couldn’t agree more. Great answers V. It was a pleasure browsing through your ring collection. xx
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    • November 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm — Reply

      Thank you Brooke!

  15. November 10, 2010 at 7:23 pm — Reply

    I’m having serious big honkin’ ring envy! I loved reading your answers!
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    • November 10, 2010 at 11:43 pm — Reply

      Ha! Thanks, doll!

  16. November 10, 2010 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    I’ve read your award policy before, but I’ve never told you how much I love it. So I’m telling you know – I love it.
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    • November 10, 2010 at 11:44 pm — Reply

      Oh my, thank you Marissa! That means a lot to me. I just don’t want to alienate anyone, you know?!

      PS: That AHAVA stuff…gah. Still loving it. Thank you.

  17. November 11, 2010 at 8:37 am — Reply

    Love the shoe collage! And I don’t really integrate alot of jewelry in my outfits – this gets me thinking!
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    • November 12, 2010 at 10:42 am — Reply

      Thanks Christine, and welcome! I really like your blog. Very clean!

  18. November 11, 2010 at 10:38 am — Reply

    This was so much fun to read. I am right there with you on the big ring and heel love, although i think I love jeans as much as I love heels!

    As for Adam and Eve – you are probably right. My guess is she was wearing some Loubs. Those would get anyone in trouble!
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    • November 12, 2010 at 10:43 am — Reply

      Hey, B, thanks! Um, yeah, it would definitely have been Loubies on Eve. You got dat right!

  19. November 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    So stoked to see your responses! That is one droolworthy shoe mosiac showcasing your collection and your ring collection is amazing. Great answers – especially the one about naked being better in heels LOL!
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    • November 12, 2010 at 10:38 am — Reply

      Thanks, babe! I’d trade my rings for your furs any day! I think!

  20. November 11, 2010 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    totally agree! sophisticated and edgy!
    I love the role models you picked!
    Your shoes are soooo pretty! I am very jealous in many ways.
    If you ever decide to toss them, your more than welcome to send them my way! lol
    Have a great day!
    xoxo Annie
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    • November 12, 2010 at 10:46 am — Reply

      Hi Annie, thank you! I’ll remember that next time I’m “editing” my closet! Seriously, what size are you?

  21. November 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    I’m a buyer too lol. I love the rings in the picture. I need to get one of those finger rings.

  22. November 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm — Reply

    i love big honkin’ rings too!! =)
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  23. November 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm — Reply

    I sure would love to get my hands on your shoe closet lady. HA!
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  24. November 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm — Reply


    Thank you ladies! I appreciate your comments!

  25. November 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    Love your ring collection. Gigantic rings are my biggest weakness!
    XO Piper
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    • November 16, 2010 at 9:59 am — Reply

      Thanks Piper!

  26. November 12, 2010 at 9:20 pm — Reply

    High heels and big honkin’ rings all the way!!! I can’t get enough when i wan cast metal I’m going to make many a big honking ring and adorn all my fingers. And in my fantasies I own many a designer heeled shoe, sadly in reality it isn’t so.
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    • November 16, 2010 at 10:00 am — Reply

      Thank you, Laura. In my fantasies, I also have a closet full of Lous, YSL, Zanotti…I could go on!

  27. November 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm — Reply

    I love reading everything you post! Really I do. I wish I had a larger closet so I could get really “into” something, but I’m endlessly paired down because of space, and of course lack of money.

    • November 16, 2010 at 10:02 am — Reply

      Aw, thank you Heather!

      The thing about a larger closet is that you just lose track of what you have, really! I have one full closet and room, plus another half a closet, and I still need more space. But I only wear about 30% of what I own on a regular basis.

  28. November 14, 2010 at 10:03 am — Reply

    This is so good V I have soooo not gone down the give away route. I did do one a while ago as I was approached by a company and they offered a £30 voucher of my choice of High Street store the only reason I agreed as I felt my readers would love the chance to win a £30 voucher I gained nothing from it.

    I agree with so much you say here, My blog is really a record of what I wear and if others like that is just a bonus xoxo

    • November 16, 2010 at 10:02 am — Reply

      Thanks, Giselle!

  29. November 20, 2010 at 6:01 pm — Reply

    I have to say that you have a beautiful ring collection and your shoe collection is pretty groovy to.

    • November 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm — Reply

      Aw, thank you my dear!

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