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J'adore this picture. Very sweet.
What do you think stylishness achieves?
Being stylish for me, helps me define who I am. Fashion has been such an important part of my life for as long as I can remember, and expressing myself through clothing helps me achieve confidence, and it gives me a passion.
If you could go shopping with one cool celeb, who would it be and why?
I would love to go shopping with Rihanna, since I feel my style could benefit from her always-edgy look and it would encourage me to step outside the lines and push myself a bit.
What influences your fashion decisions?
I like to think that my style aesthetic and trends influence it equally. I try to pay attention to street style and what's on the runway in equal parts, while putting a personal touch on everything.
Why did you create a blog?
I started blogging because I feel like I had something to say. I also aspire to be a fashion journalist someday, and having my voice heard was important to me.
Which material object could you not live without?
Probably my iPhone. I love is so much during show season because the Style.com app gives you all the latest shows right at your fingertips.
Does what you wear reflect your day to day mood?
For the most part, yes. If I wake up one morning feeling daring and confident, I might be a little more daring in my fashion choices for that day, but some days when you're not up for taking risks, I have my favourite go-to pieces that never let me down.
What are your views on the size 0 debate?
Since I've had some struggles with body image myself, I think that models should be healthy. Some girls are naturally thin, and that's fine, but you can tell when a girl looks unhealthily thin - those are the girls who shouldn't be allowed on the runway. We shouldn't 'ban' anybody who naturally fits a size 0, but instead, discourage anybody that starves themselves to get there.
It you could give one piece of fashion advice to somebody, what would it be?
Let your clothes tell your story. Fashion should be about who you are, so choose what you wear with both style, fashion and who you are in mind.
What does fashion mean to you?
To me fashion means freedom. It is my personal outlet in life, and my way to escape what is going on. Fashion has the ability to free me of whatever I'm going through. When I dress myself, it's my way of literally wearing my heart on my sleeve.
Summer or winter in terms of fashion, which do you prefer?
I love layering, so I would have to go with winter. I always want to pile more and more on, until I get it just right. In the summer, though, I love focusing on having a clean, pure style and simplifying things a little bit.
Which two items from your make-up bag do you swear by?
DiorShow mascara is THE best mascara out there (although Givenchy's spiked-ball wand comes close!) and I can't live without my black eyeliner - I feel like it makes my clothes look a little more edgy.
What is your favourite fashion era?
The 1940's-50's by far. Besides being the 'golden age' of haute couture - post WWI fashion is when the industry, as we know it now, began to form. Chanel was at her best, and icons like Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga and Pierre Balmain all reigned during the time.
What is the next fashion item you plan to buy?
I am currently planning a vintage shopping trip - it's kind of like my new year’s resolution. I absolutely do not own enough vintage.
Girls today feel under a lot of pressure to look a certain way, do you ever feel under pressure, and if so, where does that pressure stem from?
I have felt this pressure, and mostly from models in the industry. It’s the designers who are pressuring the girls to be that thin, though, and it can definitely rub off on to people who follow the industry. We can easily assume the same mindset as the industry (mostly the designers) when it comes to beauty and it's not always healthy.
Finally, if you could give one piece of advice to fashion blogger beginners, what would it be?
Probably to let your blog be an extension of you. I believe that the more real and authentic it is, the more people will respond to what you have to say.
Kate has been wonderful to interview and I just want to say thank you for doing this with me. It's been fun :)
Don't be a stranger, come by the blog sometime. I will deffinately go by your blog, it's gorgeous!
xx A xx