Monday, November 26, 2012

In the meantime, I do encourage you to visit the blog I share with my dear friend Jenn, La Saloperie - we also do a bi-monthly Creature Feature that may be of interest to those of you interested in discovering new bloggers!

Ta ta for now!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hello everyone and TGIF! I hope everyone stateside had a lovely Thanksgiving and is enjoying their Friday lounging around or working off those turkey calories (whichever you prefer)!

For today's feature, say hello to Nora, a 15-year-old blogger from Budapest. She's only been blogging since July, but she can boast about over 1,500 fans on lookbook and her blog, Mes Memos, has all the makings of a hit blog. Keep an eye on this one!

1 - You are so young! How did you get into blogging, and do you think your age in any way makes it easier or harder for you to be successful at it?
I've a lookbook where I shared/share my outfits and I saw that there are a lot of lookbookers who have their own blog so I thought maybe I should do one too.

2 - What do you want to be doing in 10 years? Do you think you will continue blogging?
I want to work in the fashion industry so bad in Paris so I really hope that in 10 years I'll have a job that I'll love with all my heart - and yes, I hope I'll continue blogging.

3 - How many languages do you speak?
I speak Hungarian, English and a little French.

4 - Your favorite style trend of the moment is:

5 - If time travel was possible, where would you go first?
To the future! I'd like to see myself in 5 years.

6 - How do you juggle school and blogging?
It's pretty hard since I've started high school but I always try to write the posts on the weekend that I'll publish during the week.

7 - Describe your morning routine.
It's pretty hectic. I wake up at 4:45 or 5:00 am in the morning, then I have a breakfast, pick my outfit and learn the things I couldn't learn the other day for school. When I'm done with everything I go to school at 6:45 am.

8 - Do you have any secret talents?
No, unfortunately.

You can find and follow Nora on Bloglovin, lookbook, twitter, formspring, and tumblr. And of course do check out her beautiful blog.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Meet Albina, the blogger behind Aristocat's Notes! She is originally from and lives in Russia with twice-yearly trips to the Netherlands. She's been blogging for a little over a year and has tasteful, sophisticated style - I can also appreciate anyone who appreciates Japanese food! Scroll for the interview.

1 - Where do you get most of your style inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from street fashion and looks from the catwalk during fashion weeks.

2 - If you could only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, which would it be?
I love sushi! I can eat it a lot! And I like that this food doesn't have a lot of calories. Also I'm a fan of noodles with sea food. So my choice is Japanese cuisine.

3 - What's your favorite book?
I love Harry Potter books! There are adventures, magic, love stories, friendship and drama. These books can be interesting to different people.

4 - What's one thing you would like to change about yourself?
I'm a lazy person! I'm trying to fight with this trait. Sometimes there is an awful disorder in the apartment or in my wardrobe.

5 - Do you work out? What do you do to stay in shape?
As I said above I'm a lazy woman. I used to go to the gym, but now I just try to drink a lot of water in order not to eat too much. For example before the meal I drink tomato juice in order not to eat a lot.

6 - What is your favorite collection from the fall/winter 2012 season?
I'm in love with Oscar de la Renta looks. I even made a post about this collection. It inspires me to look more feminine and sophisticated.

7 - Tea or coffee?
I drink black tea. Sometimes prefer to make a herbal tea.

8 - If you could ask the editor of Vogue any question, what would it be?
My question to Anna Wintour: What do you think has more impact on what people wear, personal style fashion blogs (for example The Blonde Salade) or glossy magazines?

Do please find and follow Albina on lookbook, instagram, Bloglovin, and Chicisimo!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Today's feature is on the brains behind Fashion Ramble, Anastasia Jasmin! Originally and still blogging from Copenhagen, Anastasia is a veteran blogger who only recently launched Fashion Ramble in September.

The gorgeous Dane sports a classy pixie cut and digs Edie Sedgwick and looking smart in blazers... find out more below!
1 - Your site and all of your content is always impeccably designed. Do you have a background in design, or did you teach yourself?
Actually no, I don't. But I'm thinking about starting studying for graphic artist in August next year.
But right now I'm doing it all myself.

2 - What is your favorite item of clothing?
Hmm .. that's a really hard question. But I think I would go with jackets. You can also dress up an outfit with a nice blazer and it so smart - that it would be my favorite item of clothing.

3 - How often, if ever, do you work out? How do you keep yourself motivated?
This was the worst question I could get. Because now I'll, unfortunately, have to say that I never work out. That's right - absolutely never. I have no motivation … oops.

4 - How many languages do you speak?
I only speak Danish and English. And some basic school French but not anything anyone should be proud of.

5 - What do you skimp on?
Taking off my make-up in the evening, which I almost never do…

6 - Your favorite street style blog is:
Frassy definitely ! She's so inspiring.

7 - What is the worst kind of weather?
Rain ! It makes my hair muggy.

8 - If you could be reborn as anyone that ever lived, who would you be?
mmm… there's so many fantastic and outrageous people but I would definitely say Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick. She's an incredibly big inspiration source for me and in some way she means a lot to me. So I would definitely say Edie.

You can also follow Anastasia on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and instagram! Check her out!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Say hello to Susie from In Susie's Shoes! This lovely Southerner is from a suburb of Dallas, and has been blogging for about 2 years. In her own words, her style is "probably best described as thrift store junkie with a slightly modern twist," and I would have to say that pretty much sums it up! This girl brings you the very best of Texas and makes a great argument for buying designer shoes, so in my book she's a top-tier fashion blogger! She dreams big - and she admits to liking One Direction! It doesn't get more real than that.

Scroll for the interview!
1 - How would you say being from/living in Texas has influenced your style?
Living in Texas has influenced my style in that I always have to be prepared for any weather, especially this time of the year! One day it will be 95 degrees*, the next it will be 40**. The weather is so unpredictable! I keep winter clothes and summer clothes out year-round. It can be nice sometimes, though, because in the middle of December we might get an 80 degree day, and everyone appreciates the break from the cold!
*around 32 and 4 degrees Celsius, respectively

2 - What sort of music do you listen to?
Everyone calls my music taste "hipster," which is probably true. I love William Fitzsimmons, Mumford and Sons, City and Colour, Regina Spektor, Iron and Wine, The Civil Wars, Bon Iver, The Avett Brothers, and then, shocker- One Direction. I know, I know... but they're so cute!

3 - What do you want to be when you grow up?
My biggest dream has always been to be an editor of a magazine. I'd die if I had the chance to work for Teen Vogue for a while, but ultimately, I want to start up my own magazine. If for some reason that doesn't work out, I'd love to work as a stylist!

4 - Who is your secret celebrity crush?
My secret celebrity crush has definitely got to be Harry Styles. Just look at that could anyone not love him?! Oh! Also Yuri Pleskun, the model. He's certainly a sight for sore eyes.

5 - Are sweatpants in public acceptable?
Personally, I hate wearing sweatpants in public. I feel gross the whole day. But that's not to say you shouldn't wear them in public. If that's your thing, by all means, go for it.
All I'm saying is if you happened to run into Ryan Gosling in sweatpants.....yeah, that would definitely NOT be ideal.

6 - If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
If I could go anywhere in the world, it would have to be London. There are SO many places I'm dying to visit, but I've wanted to visit London for the longest time. I feel like my soul is in London! Plus, British boys. Need I say more?

7 - What is the first thing you notice about a person?
The first thing I always notice about a person (physically) is their hands. I'm a hand person. Is that weird? Probably. Oh well. I love clean hands and nice nails! Personality-wise, I always notice a person's laugh. I love it when people laugh. Whether I'm in on the joke or not, if I hear someone laugh, I can't help but laugh along with them!

8 - If you could choose one superpower:
If I could choose one superpower... hmm... is being able to produce coffee with my mind a superpower? Yeah, I'd definitely say so. I choose that. I want to be able to think about coffee and look down and have it in my hand. That would be so great.

You can follow Susie on Bloglovin, tumblr, lookbook, and instagram at @susiegibson.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Meet Lea, the 16-year-old mastermind behind the blog LeonaM from Pardubice, Czech Republic. Her blog is characterized by beautiful photography and a natural talent for looking super-sharp. At this crazy young age, she already has a solid fan base - she may just be a potential superstar in the making! See her 8 answers below.
1 - Do you find that, in the world of fashion blogging, it makes a difference that you are so young? Do you think it's easier or harder for you? Are there any particular challenges or benefits?
I think there are a lot of young bloggers. Sometimes people do not understand why I have so many clothes at such a young age. But otherwise it's okay.

2 - Are your schoolmates aware of your blog? If so, does it make them view you any differently?
My friends know that I have a blog. My classmates, probably not - they are not interested in fashion.

3 - Who is your biggest fan?
My mom!

4 - What was the worst present you ever got?
 I do not know - pretty much all the presents I get are nice, but the worst would have to be a calculator.

5 - Coke or Pepsi?
Neither - water!

6 - If you were an animal, what would you be?
I would be a leopard.

7 - Do you play an instrument/any sports?
I danced disco dance and hip hop.

8 - How many people/animals live in your house?
Me, my mom, and Lilly, my dog.

You can follow Lea on bloglovin, instagram, lookbook, formspring, and tumblr.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Time for Monday Madness round #2! This Monday we're featuring the lovely Brenda of Give Live Love Life, a blog mostly dedicated to Brenda's personal style and life.

Brenda is a Dutch law student who has been blogging from Amsterdam for about a year and a half now. In that short time, she's built up an impressive following, no doubt due to her beautiful outfits, impeccable photography, and witty commentary. To learn more, just scroll!
1 - What kind of law do you study? How do you manage your blog and law school?
I'm doing my Master in Information Law since September of this year. Since this is an important year, studying always comes first. I try to take outfit pictures in between classes but if I'm too busy for that I just don't blog for a couple of days.

2 - What's your comfort food?
My comfort food is anything unhealthy really, but I like licorice and chocolate cookies the most.

3 - Favorite fabric?
My favorite fabric is wool, but that's probably because my favorite garments are my big sweaters.

4 - Would you rather retire in the country or the city and why?
I moved from a small village to Amsterdam 4 years ago and I can't picture myself living anywhere else ever since. I'd also love to live and work in another big city such as London or New York (!!) but I don't think I will ever move back to a small village again.

5 - What's your favorite cut of jeans?
I can't really choose which cut of jeans I like the most. It's been skinny jeans the past few years but I've been looking for a good pair of flared jeans for a long time. I can't seem to find a good pair though, and the same goes for a pair of boyfriend jeans.

6 - How would you describe Amsterdam's style as opposed to other major cities?
I've never really paid attention to fashion/street style in other major cities. It is said that you can wear anything in Amsterdam and people will not be shocked by it but personally I think Amsterdam is pretty down-to-earth/simple when it comes to fashion. In daily life you won't see people expressing themselves outrageously fashion-wise - there probably is a small group of people who do, but I only see them when it's Amsterdam Fashion week.

7 - How many countries have you been to?
Let's see, I've been to: London, Antwerp, Berlin, Barcelona, Torino, Aruba and Prague. I'm probably forgetting a few but this is about it.

8 - How much is too much for a sweater?
I hate spending a big amount of money on just one item. Sweaters are my favorite garments but I've never spend more than 50 euros on them.

You can find Brenda's blog at Give Live Love Life and you can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, lookbook, and bloglovin! See you all on Wednesday!
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