1. What blogs, magazines, or websites do you often look to for inspiration?
My mind is constantly running…thinking about ideas and inspiration for writing, so I am pretty much inspired by a lot of what’s happening around me. That being said, there are some favourite blogs that really get the inspirational juices flowing. I love the content and layout of The Tig, StyleCaster and Song of Style. I also read a ton of magazines (a bit of an addiction) and I am a diehard fan of Harper’s Bazaar and GQ. GQ is a particular favourite – well written, hilarious and interesting content. I feel more women’s mags could take “a page” from GQ’s style.
2. What is your favorite social media platform? Who do you love following?
I’m pretty much obsessed with Instagram. I’m ashamed to say that I’m a slave to it. My favourite instagrammers are @melissasoldera, @sydneyfashionblogger, @fashiongallerist, and @kahlanabarfield.
3. Favorite shopping purchase from 2014?
A pair of authentic, caramel-coloured brogues from Barker England that I picked up on my last trip to London in September. They are hand-made, stylish, classic and I know they will last a lifetime. Worth every penny!
4. Rank em’: shoes, jewelry, bags?
If it were up to me? 1. Bags 2. Bags 3. Bags. I love myself a great bag! Doesn’t have to be designer, just has to look great, be great quality and pull a look together.
So, if a gun were put to my head (lol): 1. Bags 2. Jewelry 3. Shoes.
5. What/Who has had the most influence on your personal style?
Jeez – I’m not sure. I would say my family. My mother, grandmother, aunts, cousins and sisters are all glamazons. My middle sister is an Earth child who has got her vintage and boho chic dressing down to a science and my little sister is a sexpot/bombshell. My English cousins always look like they stepped off a runway, my grandmother is a classic lady in every sense of the word and my mom can make anything look great.
My husband is gorgeous and can wear a suit like nobody’s business. This guy is all about quality over quantity also and that has greatly influenced my own dressing. I absolutely love everything about menswear – sportscoats, tuxes, ties, the shoes – the quality!! Men’s clothing for the most part is just better I’ve definitely added more blazers and quality button-downs to my wardrobe thanks to him.
6. It’s 12:01am on Cyber Monday. You’re looking to buy yourself an early holiday present. What’s the first site you go to?
Bah!!! I avoid Cyber Monday like the plague.
7. If you could interview any fashion designer, who would it be and why?
Lagerfeld – he’s a genius. I want to know what’s going on in that pony-tailed head. I also kinda, totally want to meet Choupette.