Monday, 11 January 2010

Let's see what Swati has to say...

In this post I will show you the FABULOUS interview I did with 'Not fashionista. Call me Stylista'. We decided to do something a bit different. We both answered our own questions aswell as each other's so that we could compare answers. I think this was a fantastic idea on Swati's part. Genius! She has been lovely to work with, and this interview has been a lot of fun.




Swati's perfect answers to my questions:



What do accessories mean to you?
Everything. Every girl in this world owns a LBD, but what will make her stand out from others is the way she accessorises it. I love love love wearing stuff on my wrists or hands. I have an alarmingly growing ginormous collection of bangles and bracelets. Apart from that I love buying earrings and recently, I have really gotten into statement rings. So if you ask me, accessories can make or break any out fit. But in order to keep my urges under control I follow the mantra of removing atleast one accessory before I leave home. That way, it never gets OTT.

Whose style do you admire?
Being an old-school girl at heart, I am really into the classy and timeless style of Princess Diana and JackieO. I also loved Audrey Hepburn's style in all her movies. On a similar plane, Blair Waldorf with her ruffles and bows, pearls and headbands, would rank among my favorites. But I also admire the boho-chic yet classy style of Sienna Miller, the bold daring choices of Rihanna, the cutesy Selena Gomez and the OTT Lady Gaga. In short, I admire all those who have a defined sense of style and stick to it, despite the changing fashion trends may be.

What are your style tips? 
I am hardly an authority to be giving style tips. So rather than tips I will give suggestions.

-You are a lady. Remember that always and don't ever go for something that would compromise your self-respect or dignity. I am talking about thong-flashes and wardrobe malfunctions here. A true Stylista can be beautiful and mysterious, without being outrageous.

-Comfort isn't something you should compromise on. After all, if the neckline is too low, the heels too high or if you are having to constantly adjust the dress, it will look tacky. If you are not comfortable, you won't be able to carry it off and believe you me, that's not style.

-Do not blindly follow trends. Not everything looks good on everyone. These trends are developed for the size-zero models and you will need some creativity to successfully incorporate them in your wardrobe. Don't do something, just because someone else is doing it. Remember that you are a beautiful, intelligent woman who knows how to look effortlessly gorgeous.

-We all love accessories, but sometimes we are tempted to go over-board. Accessories should not be such that they take away all the attention from your outfit. Less is always more.

-Take a final look at yourself before leaving home and tell yourself that you are beautiful. Thats the secret behind every true Stylista. You are stylish only if YOU believe that you are. You don't need others to invalidate your style.

Does the media effect your style and your confidence when deciding what to wear?
Sadly, I would say "Yes, to a very large extent." It is through the media I get to know of designers and their collections, I get to know what bloggers around the world are going gaga over and I get to know all the styles available in the market for me. But, I am always trying to minimise the effect of the media on my saortorial aesthetics. Hopefully, I will achieve it one day!

Quick Fire ...

If you could spend a day with one celebrity who would it be and why?
It would have to be Jane Austen. I would let her narrate stories from her times the whole day and then maybe even get her to reveal why she never got married.

Does music influence your style ? Which bands/artists are you in to at the moment.?
I sure do admire girls like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Christina Aquilera and Taylor Swift for their sense of style. At the moment, I am really into songs by Death Cab for the Cutie. They are just so soulful.

If you could describe yourself in 3 words, which words would they be?
Irreverant, Leo, passionate

Which 3 items in your wardrobe could you not live without?
My black 5 inch heels, my trusted acid-washed skinnies and silver loop bangle.

Have you ever been travelling? If so, where did you go, what was the best thing you did, what was the best thing you saw. If not, would you? 
I love travelling and I wish to see half the world before I die. I have already travelled vastly all over India and also been to Singapore and Malaysia.

Do you have a dream?
I am a grounded dreamer. I have a lot of dreams but the most important of them is to make my parents very proud of me one day!

Why did you create a blog? Do you think your blog's important?
I have an unhealthy obsession with fashion and I had been a regular reader of fashion blogs way before starting my own. Being a law student, my real life has minimal or rather no connection to fashion. I wanted to be a part of the fashion community in one way or another and blogging seemed my best bet. Hence emerged, Call Me Stylista.

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My answers to my questions:



What do accessories mean to you?
To me accessories are the icing on the cake. They top off an outfit. I personally love accessories and especally jewellery. I only tend to wear jewllery that has a meaning, something special that means something to me.


Whose style do you admire?
That of Agyness Deyn, Blake Lively, Rihanna, Taylor Momsen, Fearne Cotton.


What are your style tips?
Layer. If you layer your outfit up with scarves, cardigans, waistcoats you can't go wrong. It adds an 'effortlessly cool' look to any outfit, and in the winter months, can be very practical too. Take the Olsen twins for example, they layer with a rock edge, and they look great. Also wear with confidence. Strut around like you are wearing no clothes at all. You could be dressed as a giant sunflower, but if you walk around town with a 'so what' attitude about you. Nobody can mock your style. If you think what your wearing is cool, so will they.


Does the media effect your style and your confidence when deciding what to wear?
Yes but not in a bad way. Without television and magazines, my style wouldn't be as 'stylish' as it is. Everybody needs an influence. Yes, it is important to have your own persoanl style, but where would fashion be without trends?


Quick fire ...


If you could spend a day with one celebrity who would it be and why?
Fearne Cotton. She's british, she's cool, lovely and bubbly and her style is amazing, plus she has met some very cool celebs in her time.


Does music influence your style ? Which bands/artists are you in to at the moment.
Yeah, musicians influence youth culture and fashion is a big part of that. Take the festivals for example. Glastonbury. Trademark wellington boots, festivals are cool, and suddenly so are wellies. Music and the 'rock' edge is brings to fashion is incredible. My fave band atm are The Rapture. I have my favorite song of theirs on my blog at the mo, so check it out.


If you could describe yourself in 3 words, which words would they be?
Trendy. Young. Laugh.


Which 3 items in your wardrobe could you not live without?
My brown leather boots from River Island, my knitted waistcoat from River Island and my black skinnies from Miss Selfridge.


Have you ever been travelling? If so, where did you go, what was the best thing you did, what was the best thing you saw. If not, would you?
I'm too young to of travelled, but I will. Deffinately. I want to go everywhere. Ireland, Caribbean, Italy, Hong Kong, New York. Everywhere. Australia too.


Do you have a dream?
Yes, to be a successful journalist.


Why did you create a blog? Do you think your blog's important?
For journalistic experience, yes I do think it's important. It makes my family proud and it enables me to get a taster of the publics thoughts and feelings on my writing style. I like feedback and there's no greater way than putting your work out there for many eyes to see.


Check out Swati's blog, and the other interview I did with her : http://callmestylista.blogspot.com/

2 comments:

Francy said...

I just browsed through your posts, and love your blog! It's great fun.

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Ay said...

great idea... Verry nice to read this post.
great answers.
Go on like this, you both!