5 sep. 2009

simplicity does it

SO.. I've finally come to the point where I'm in fact answering your questions. I'm pretty depressed because my computer died and so my recently made files are dead and gone. Forever. Getting even more depressed with the thought of bloglovin', lookbook and everything waiting on me and I really don't feel like catching up! But now I'm gonna do this.

What inspires you the most?
I'm most inspired by fashion blogs, well-dressed people I see anywhere, and my own closet. The best way to compile an outfit is exploring what you yourself have :)

What are your favorite blogs?
I have a few: I love Tavi of Style Rookie, Merily of Sequin Magazine, Renée Sturme, Elin (elinkan.blogg.se), Alix from The Cherry Blossom Girl, Sam of Daily Fashion Boost.. These people all dress so well. I must say, though, that Rebecca of The Clothes Horse is my 'most practical inspiration' because she works with what she has, and I love that. I love how she remixes and everything and above all, she's so sweet!

What countries would you like to visit?
Can I say all of them? :) I'd love to go to Australia: after I've seen the movie (with the same title..) I have fallen in love with the looks of it. So beautiful.. Besides that, I'd love to visit Japan, China, India, Russia, England, Scandinavian countries, New York (though that isn't a country on its own), Italy.. Yes, all of them :) and I want to be able to speak all languages too.

Favorite color?
I love bright yellow as a color, although I must say blue would be my favorite for clothes. You might have noticed I have a lot of blue 'key items' because it's, along with striped clothes, the first thing I'm drawn to in a store.

How would you call your style?
You tell me ;) I wouldn't know. Someone once left a comment saying that in New York it would be called 'soho chic' or something, but all I know is that I don't dress like most Dutch people. Here, the basic outfit is now a blazer, a tight top, a minimal skirt, black tights and Ugg boots or lace-up Vans. If not, it's jeans. I just wanted to 'stand out', but not too much and so I'd say I'm 'different' :) Otherwise, name me :p

Who is your favorite style icon?
I don't really have one.. I love how Zooey Deschanel is dressed in movies (Yes Man, 500 Days of Summer), I like Agyness Deyn's style.. But mostly it's the bloggers I follow and the people I see :)

Why are you blogging?
I somehow decided last September or something, that I wanted to dress other than all the girls in school. I owned a blog before (which was for my daily experiences) and that way came across fashion blogs. I loved the idea and started one of my own..

Do you follow Tavi of Style Rookie? (Because not that your style is the same but both of you have a boldness about you and original style)
I do follow Tavi, and love her amazing style. I would never come near that, I'd never even compare us because she's just so amazing :o I admire her for being to wear anything with anything and still look great always. And she's a great example of how age doesn't say anything about your sense of style.. :)

What blogs do you follow?
Here I go.. I'm not placing links because it'd be too much work but you can look it up on bloglovin' or something :) ...etc, jeaniuss (as i am art i am human i am alive..), 4th and Bleeker, Alice Point, Atsuii, Childhood Flames, Daily Fashion Boost, Diamondcanopy, Face Hunter, Fashion Toast, Fashion Fillers (Renée Sturme), Hysteric Girl, Hand It Over, Igor + André, It's Nancy's new blog, Jag Lever, Juancocco, Karla's Closet, Liebemarlene Vintage, My Milk Toof, Nana in Los Angeles, Of Crownless Kings, Olsens Anonymous, Park & Cube, Radar Magazine, Sea of Shoes, Sequin Magazine, Shelley & Joachim, Somewhere Here, Style Bubble, Style Rookie, Taghrid, The Cherry Blossom Girl, The Clothes Horse, Vanessa Jackman and Wishwishwish.
I once 'cleaned it out' because I hated the amount of posts I had to read. They just kept coming back though ;)

What is the one food you'd eat over and over and never get tired of?
Hmm.. I'm a sushi freak. I love (Dutch) pancakes. My mom's home recipe for salmon wraps/tortillas. I love good food :) but I think there's nothing you can eat every minute of every day and not get nauseous of..

Favorite designer?
I love Marc Jacobs for his originailty and creativity, Moschino because it's plain crazy and fun, Chanel because it's sophisicated and chic but far from boring or anything. Those are my three basic favorites but honestly I'm not as much into brands as in vintage, flee markets etc. I love a piece way better when it's a form of second-hand, because it's most likely one of a kind and all..

How would you describe your style?
I'd say colorful, for one, different and out-standing but not too much (because I'm still a shy girl..).. But like I said, I don't know if it has a name or anything.

Favorite book?
The Catcher in the Rye, This Perfect Day, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Georgia Nicolson (series), Gone (series).. I read quite a lot :) but most books I read in Dutch so I wouldn't know what they're called in English..

Favorite movie?
The Pursuit of Happyness, The Color Purple (which was the first movie ever where I shed a real tear), A Prairie Home Companion, The Devil Wears Prada (cheesy, I know..), The Little Princess, Alice In Wonderland, Little Man Tate, Amadeus.. a lot too ;)

Who's your favorite female model?
I love Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman, Lily Cole.. I kind of don't like Kate Moss as a model, honestly, but I fell in love with her when I found out she'd done that chemistry test on her dog and everything and that she's so smart and all :)

What is your first childhood memory?
When I was about three, I 'wrote a song'. I wore these striped pajamas and had a toy guitar with four strings and I sang over and over again: 'When I'm four, I'm going to primary school!' And I'd just jam the guitar strings and everything. The lyrics were in Dutch though ;)

Do you have any pets?
No, I sadly don't :( about two years ago our (in my memory) first cat died. Then about a year or so later we got two new ones (which we'd named Puma and Nike :p) but then we found out they weren't potty trained.. actually my mom found out. In a very.. unpleasant way.

How do you decide what to wear?
Most of the time I stand in front of my closet and I pick an item I feel like wearing, and combine it. Sometimes I have these rare nights where I just know what I want to wear the next day, but most of the time those outfits come out worse than the inspirational 'at-the-time' outfits. If that makes any sense ;)

Hope you enjoyed this :) Sorry for the delay, a million trillion apologies! I promise to post more often again (I was doing so well..) and I hope I can get a Mac soon because my computer now is the worst of all things technical..

3 opmerkingen:

Laura @ effluvia zei

haha, cute childhood memory!

Jowy zei

YUPP sure dis, it was a lot of fun reading!

One Love,

emily zei

great post! very interesting to read... i decide what to wear exactly the same way. :)