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Blogger Q&A: Katrin


Katrin
Reizende Rundungen
Germany

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I don’t have one. I’ve never really been into this designer fashion thing, I don’t own anything from a expensive brand or a designer or anything Haute Couture. With one exception, some things from the Beth Ditto collection. So, if you want to call her a fashion designer, it would be her.

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

Till it’s not tooo hot outside I never go outside without a scarf, I just love them in every shape, size and color. Scarfs keep you warm and kind of cozy and they can bring a wonderful touch of color to a plain outfit….I know just ONE thing is ask, but I think I also would die without oversized bows and colorful headbands for my hair.

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

Hmmm that’s is a difficult question. The first thing I thought about was a deep black eyeliner, that doesn’t smudge, is water resistant and includes a slightly touch of silver glitter in it. But that’s is kind of boring, isn’t it? So I would create a matte intensively pink lipstick which tastes like cherry-vanilla-cupcakes, is fair traded and has a super cute packaging with illustrations from Simone Legno.

If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

It would be London (or maybe Berlin) and I would bring black leggings, cause this is my all-time-favorite-piece and works with everything, my new coral skirt from ASOS, cause it adds a sweet touch of color and has a great quality and looks kind of elegant, a simple black shirt and my Beth Ditto Biker Jacket for the extra coolness. I would also pack a huge hair bow for my hair and my flat iron, some make-up, mascara, pink lipstick and eyeliner AND my Canon, I can’t go without my camera :)

Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

I don’t understand all these women who say they feel betrayed by fashion. A piece of clothing can’t talk — it can’t tell you that you can’t have it — so really, you’re just telling yourself that. You make yourself the victim.”
Beth Ditto (The Times)

I think that most of it is true, we often feel as the victims of the situation we are in, cause there aren’t many options of nice clothing for us, but actually we ourselves decide what we want to wear or what we don’t.

Blogger Q&A: Jill

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Jill
Scranton, PA
Jilly beansTalk

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

My favorite fashion designer is Phillip Lim. I’ll be honest in that I don’t really follow designers all that much (mostly because I don’t have the budget to buy their clothes), but I do flip through various fashion magazines each month, and every time I like a piece and I look in the sidebar to see who it’s made by, it’s Phillip Lim. I think he just has a great mixture of amazing cuts, classic styles, sleekness and a little big of edge.

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

I can not live without shoes! I’m like the sister in “In My Sister’s Shoes” that buys shoes and doesn’t wear them a lot, but keeps them in her closet “just in case.” Well, I have that problem. :)

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

Good question.. I never thought about creating a beauty product, mostly because I can find whatever I want out there pretty much. I guess sometimes though, I can’t find the exact nail color I’m looking for, so it would be interesting to design colors for a nail polish company and develop a polish that tries SUPER fast!

If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

light weight, cotton knee length cami dress, with a pair of simple sandals or flats, a cardigan or light weight linen jacket (for if it gets cold), and a pair of sunglasses for Seneca Lake near Watkins, Glen NY.

Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

Don’t be afraid to try something new and different. It’s always great to have a distinct style, but I find the most fun in trying something new for a day. Fashion is a great way to express yourself because sometimes you feel like a little bit country, and sometimes you feel a little bit rock n’ roll. Fashion is the easiest way to try on a new you!

Blogger Q&A: Allison

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Allison
Curvy Girl Chic
L.A./Boston

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

It may be incredibly mainstream, but I absolutely love the house of Chanel. Everything from that design house is feminine but powerful, chic but timeless, and always impossibly stylish. Even though Karl Lagerfeld spoke unpleasantly about plus size women, it cannot be denied that his work is brilliant and that he possesses an amazing eye for designs that will remain stylish for centuries. It also doesn’t hurt that everything that comes out of his mouth is effing hilarious! Love his sharp little witticisms.

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

My bags!! I’m the type of person to carry my life around with me (wallet, keys, cell phone, chapstick, camera, sunnies, umbrella, etc…), so a great bag is a must! I just purchased a huge Vince Camuto bag (complete with buttery soft leather, chain and leather fringe accents, and an oh-so-convenient cross body strap! I was in love the minute I saw it! :)

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

Insta-Chub-Away! It would be the miracle cream that would make all those annoying little bumps that make clingy clothing look bad go away…it would be like shapewear but without the discomfort and unsexiness! :D

If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

Seriously?! Just packing for my weeklong trip home took me over 6 hours, lol! I’m definitely the kind of person to try and shove my entire closet into my luggage…I also absolutely need to weigh my luggage before I finish since I’m always over airline baggage allowances! But I guess if I were to pack for a fashion extravaganza without any time, I would shove my dark wash skinny jeans, a big bag (prob my Vince Camuto one), a chic black blazer, various fun tops (glittery, chain, and floral, most likely), and black ankle boots into my luggage! I’d also throw in a couple hot little dresses and a flashy little clutch for dressier outings—you never know when you might need to get a little jazzed up!

Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

My fashion philosophy is to always wear what you love!! People are always getting a kick out of telling other people what to wear or what is “flattering” on them. In my humble opinion, that person’s opinion isn’t worth a damn! After all, what makes them so worthy of telling you what to wear? As long as you LOVE how you look and what you’ve got on, people will be able to pick that confidence up and you’ll look awesome to them regardless of a lot of other things! Also, when in doubt, go with black. Black will always be the new black.

Blogger Q&A: Jennifer


Jennifer
JasiferLionsClub
Uppsala,Sweden

1.Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I’m only familiar with the famous ones, and never been that into designer clothes but more designers bags! So…I like Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Miu miu and Chloé for example, because their bags are mostly simple, clean yet trendy…AND BIG! Love big bags!

2.What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

Black leggings!!!

3. If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

Some sort of wax strip that’s cut out with the shape you want for your eyebrows, I suck at doing my eyebrows, I’m to lazy to shape them, would be wonderful to have them done with just one pull. :) (if it only were that simple)

4. If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

Comfortable cute flats, leggings, cute dress’ and tops and my biker jacket and Denim Jacket. And it would be New York, still have a lot more to explore there.

5. Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

As long as you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, you’ll show confidence, and you’ll shine! and you’ll feel good, and that is all that matters…

Blogger Q&A: Gabi

Gabi
Hungry for Fashion
Southern California, USA

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I’ve always been in awe of the fabulous Coco Chanel. She was the first to say FUCK what men what women to wear! She went for designs that were comfortable and classic. She was against the norm and stood up for real women out there. It’s incredible that her designs can be worn to this day. I believe plus, real, curvy (what ever you want to call us) women are at the point in time were we are standing up and saying screw what the industry thinks we should be wearing…we’ll wear what we want!

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

Aghhh…don’t throw stones but I cannot live without my black leggings! I love that I can pair them with anything in my closet and feel comfortable and chic.

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

I would create a lipstick. I can see it being a bright shade of red with a hint of pink. I would call it “Beware: Curves Ahead!”

If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

I would pack my fave leggings, over-sized tee, leather jacket, black pumps, mixed jewelry and head out to punk/rockabilly bar in L.A to dance the night away.

Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

It’s not really a fashion quote but it can be applied to being yourself. “The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”

Visit Gabi @ Hungry for Fashion

Blogger Q&A: Ulrika

Ulrika
Helsinki, Finland
The Red Rosette

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I like the usual, Chanel, Chloé, Stella McCartney. And some Scandinavian brands, Whyred, Acne, Minimarket. But I don´t really believe in paying that much money for designer stuff, so I have to say the designers behind Topshop.

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

My leather biker jacket.

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

The perfect pink blush, would probably call it something corny like morning rosebud, lol.

If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

Would pack some killer black heels, a girly pink dress and my biker jacket, do my hair in a topknot and put on some red lipstick. The location would be London.

Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

Don´t believe in dressing for your size, just believe in your own sense of style.

Visit Ulrika over at The Red Rosette!!