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.
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.
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.
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.