Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Interview with Fashezine

Today's interview is with Fashezine, live all the way from Bucharest, Romania! She's always trying out different layouts and her clothing pieces are the true stars of her sets. With an amazing sense of style, it's no wonder she also keeps a blog, Fashezine. So be sure to check it out!

Here are some of her sets:

Tell us about yourself.

I'm a girl in her early 20s who's crazy about magazines, fashion and books. Last year I finished a masters in Management of Luxury Goods in Monaco, and now I'm still in my year off after deciding not to work in a corporation. Right now I'm back home in Bucharest, having great fun taking photos and writing articles for my blog, and I'm still thinking about putting together a zine. As for the future, I have some very exciting plans in mind which I'll share in do time :)

How would you describe your sense of style/fashion?

My style has been in a constant evolution over the past years. Yet I've always had an inclination towards dark colors (black will always be a favourite) and earthy colors (caramel, dark red, beige, gold), and also quality fabrics such as silk, cashmere, lace and velvet. Even when I wasn't so involved in fashion I was aware of the ongoing trends, but still maintained my own style. I'm a firm believer in the fact that you look best in things that fit you, both body-wise and personality-wise. At the moment, I have a strong inclination towards items with prints and shapes that are inspired by nature and natural magic.

What's hot in your 'hood right now?

The streets of Bucharest are becoming more and more stylish, and in a very personal way. There's an increasing need of being unique and of expressing ones individual style. Therefore vintage, DIYs and personalized items are in high demand.

What's one thing you wish people would wear more of?

I would have to go with hats and other hair accessories on this one. These are very diverse, quite versatile and stylish, and not to mention they offer excellent protection from the external environment.

How did you discover Polyvore?

I'm not quite sure if it was a friend of mine who stumbled upon Polyvore and decided to share it with me, or if it was through Google (everybody's friend). Regardless, ever since then the world has not been the same and I'm loving it!

Tell us a little about what you use Polyvore for and why. What do you like about Polyvore?

First of all, I think Polyvore is so amazingly inspirational. It's an open community that managed to build like-minded groups who shape, create and promote trends and ideas. Second I find it very true to the DIY philosophy, and therefore quite empowering. I for one, use it as an endless virtual closet in which I constantly discover new pieces, new stores, and also new trends and styling suggestions.

If you could share one tip or trick with a new Polyvore member, what would it be?

I think I've read this before, but it's really one of the best pieces of advice anyone could give: be yourself! As broad as this sounds, it's actually very simple and straightforward, just use items that you like and do sets that represent who you are and what you stand for. Don't think of what could/should work, and most importantly don't imitate. As Chanel said: “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

Do you have a favorite fashion designer or style icon who has influenced you?

I do have two major style icons in mind: Vivienne Westwood and Isabella Blow, most importantly for their approach to fashion, but not only that. It is their bold manner in which they promoted their strong ideas that's also highly notable. I do love Alexander McQueen, and also Hussein Chalayan, Helmut Lang, Ann Demeulemeester... I really could go on and on.

What online stores do you like to clip from? is a favourite, of course, but I do also love Farfetch, Colette, La Garconne and Liberty. I've also recently discovered which is just perfect for anyone interested in fantasy and/or opulence.

What are your 3 favorite sets of the ones you've made?

What's your favorite set created by another Polyvore member?

Just one favourite set...that's a difficult one. Recently, I did really appreciate this one as it put together fashion, interior design and art, just to show that inspiration really is all around.

Are you inspired by a particular era when it comes to your personal style?

I do love the femininity of Art Nouveau, yet for some time now I've noticed a definite 60s influence in my choice of clothes and styling.

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

Maybe a bigger header, perhaps and artsy-fashion illustration with pencil on watercolor? ...Ah and more badges, including some with transparency, please :)

1 comment:

Ioana Liliana Gheorghe said...

Thank you so much for the interview! ♥
( just another way of saying thank you :)