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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

    1. 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!

  4. 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

    1. 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!

  5. 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

    1. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

    1. 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.

  11. 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

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