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Sassique Interview – Learn About Style Domination

I was just invited to join Sassique – an international community of fashion enthusiasts who collect and share style inspiration from around the web, think Pinterest meets Polyvore.  Sassique is a pretty interesting platforms as they also do trend forecasting, market research, street style photography, and design competitions.

With your profile set-up, you are encouraged to complete their interview which was great!  I thought I’d share my answers with all of you.  Read on!

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Q: Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?
A: I was born in London, England and raised in Ottawa. Still calling Ottawa my hometown.

Q: What have you studied, and what are you doing now?
A: I studied Psychology and I’m now a project manager.

Q: Links to your style networks?
A: I am friends with some talented photographers, bloggers and designers in the Ottawa and Toronto networks. They have all been so encouraging, supportive and friendly!

Q: How would you describe your personal style in 3-5 words?
A: Off-duty model

Off-Duty Model Style Domination Fashion Beauty Blogger

Q: Where do you shop? Luxury or high street? New or vintage? Boutiques? Online?
A: I shop everywhere. I don’t discriminate! I do most of my shopping online though as it is so convenient, and when I do actually feel like hitting up the stores, I prefer to give my money to the great independent boutiques in Ottawa.

Q: If you had $300 for a shopping spree, how many items would you buy?
A: Probably one or two. I try to go for quality over quantity.

Q: Do you prefer street style fashion or runway fashion?
A: I prefer street style, but I most certainly appreciate the art of runway fashion.

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Galliano for Dior Haute Couture

Q: What do you splurge on? Skimp on?
A: I splurge on designer handbags, skincare, makeup and jeans. I skimp on basic tees and tanks.

Q: When and how did you become interested in fashion, and where do you find your inspiration?
A: I think my interest in fashion is pretty inherent. All of the women in my family are extremely fashionable, so I have been surrounded by great fashion since I was little. I find a lot of inspiration from reading my favourite blogs, magazines, tv shows, movies, and my stylish friends!

Q: Who are your favorite style icon(s)?
A: Grace Kelly was so ladylike and beautiful, along with Elizabeth Taylor. I also love Aimee and Dani Song’s relaxed style. Diana Ross’ 70s/disco style was killer too.

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From l to r: Grace, Liz, Aimee and Dani, Diana

Q: What are your favorite fashion blogs? Magazines?
A: My fave fashion blogs are Peace Love Shea, Gary Pepper, Jetset Justine (super stylish AND funny), SoSasha (great fitness inspo) and Cocktails and Luxury (great YouTube videos incorporated with her blog).

I have a subscription to Harper’s Bazaar, which I absolutely love, along with GQ. My two absolutely favourite magazines.

Q: What do you love about fashion? Not love?
A: I love the versatility and uniqueness of fashion. As long as you are confident, you can wear anything. I also love fashion as art, for instance, couture dressmaking is truly a beautiful art. I really appreciate the work that goes into quality design.

I do not like the snobbery of the fashion world at all, or the inaccessibility of some brands…but what can you do? That’s why consignment is so great!

Emily, the quintessential Fashion Snob

Q: Your favorite designers & brands?
A: I love Alexander McQueen! I LOVE HIM. I travelled to London to see the McQueen exhibity at the V&A Museum and it was an absolute dream. I love Alexander Wang and great Canadian designers such as Pink Tartan and Judith & Charles.

Q: Do you follow fashion trends? Which ones?
A: I follow some trends. I jumped on the “culotte bandwagon”. I’m also totally embracing this great bright purple lip we are seeing everywhere!

Q: Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
A: My only fashion rule really is make sure your clothing fits properly. If it fits perfectly, even an outfit from Forever 21 can look amazing. Otherwise, just do you.

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Iris’ only fashion rule? More is more

Q: Which would you be best at? Worst at? (Stylist, Designer, Photographer, Buyer)
A: I think I would be not so great at styling, actually. I’m good at dressing myself, but I’m not so sure that I have the confidence to dress someone else.

I think I would be a great designer! With my razor-sharp focus on great fit? Yeah – I think I could pump out a kick-a$$ clothing line.

Q: What is your dream job?
A: My dream job would be to turn my little blog into a success. Bloggers and vloggers such as Tanya Burr, Aimee Song and Chiara Ferragni are super inspiring!

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Me one day? Vlogger extraordinaire, Tanya Burr

Q: What are your other interests? How do you spend your spare time?
A: I love to garden – I have some gorgeous rose bushes that are my babies! I also love photography. I travel a lot too. One of my favourite things is to travel to some faraway destination and just explore and try to become one of the locals!

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Greetings from Positano, Italy!

Hope you enjoyed the read!


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*Header image courtesy of Tracey Jazmin Photography.

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. August 22, 2015 / 8:34 am

    <3 <3 <3 YOU know i Love your style xo MEGA
    u know what – i am on sassique too – have not done anything there YET – lol xxxx
    Happy saturday – #yourock

  2. August 22, 2015 / 10:02 am

    Nice to meet you! 🙂

  3. August 22, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    I loved reading this and getting to read more about you! 🙂 Xo

    • August 23, 2015 / 10:42 am

      Thanks so much, Katie! I really enjoyed these questions. You should sign up and complete your own interview!

      • August 23, 2015 / 4:41 pm

        You’re welcome! Maybe I will! I will think about it! Whenever I get some time to do it lol. 🙂

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