The wonderful Vintage Vixen has passed a tag on to me. Thank you, Vix! One thing I love about tags (apart from that they are great networking tools) is that they bring up questions I rarely ask myself, such as: 'Are you a jeans or a sunglasses girl?' ('Mmmh-ah-mmh-ahhh... neither?') or 'DIY or shopping?' ('Hmmmm… Both!'). So here goes…
What's your favourite fashion accessory?
I do like bags, but really can't be bothered with un and repacking them all the time, meaning I normally stick to one for ages. I also like jewellery, but am just starting to figure out how to wear it, scarves are pretty but hazardous – so it must be SHOES.
Who's your fashion role model?
I don’t really have a 'role model', but I do find Daphne Guinness fascinating. Also whenever I see pictures of Coco Chanel I marvel at how she still looks so modern. Her style is both revolutionary and timeless. (Plus, she rid women of unpractical underskirts and corsets!)
What do you always carry with you?
My iphone. It’s sad, but I’m quite addicted.
How would you describe your style?
Sexy secretary meets slouch. I’m quite a simple dresser, mostly.
What's your favourite? Jeans, sunglasses or heels?
I’m not a big jeans person, sunglasses I've stuck to the same 2 pairs for years, so definitely heels.
What inspired you to blog about fashion?
My sister-in-law once said to me: 'Sabine, you should really do something with fashion!' I didn't really fancy starting a new career (I quite like my job), but I kept thinking about it. Then I read an interview with Scott Schuman and a whole new world opened…
What is your favourite fashion store?
Liberty London. If they let me I'd move in tomorrow. I've developed the embarrassing habit to treat everyone working there like a family member. They must think I’m totally bonkers.
What is your favourite fabric in clothing?
Cashmere in winter, silk in summer, cotton all year round.
Who are your favourite designers?
There are seasonal favourites, but of the big shots Rick Owens, Dries van Noten, Alexander McQueen and Riccardo Tisci come top, and Gareth Pugh. Phoebe Philo is such a phenomenon – a bit like Coco Chanel, she's like a channel for the 'zeitgeist', but my body sadly doesn’t correlate with the boyish 'Phoebe Girl'.
Who or what inspires your style?
Everything I see and how I feel in the morning.
Would you choose to buy something high quality or make it yourself if you could?
I make things myself to be able to afford some expensive high quality desires.
Adele of Molto Curiosa
Vicki of Magpie Girl
MJ of Dreaming Spires & Old Car Tyres
Sarah of We Shop Therefore We Are
Jamie-Lee of Page Sixxx
Tanvi of The Fabulous Life…
Go girls! Can't wait to hear your answers.