Friday, June 26, 2009
occupation: Grants Administration (former Social Worker, my education is in Art so I'd like to eventually end up doing something design/art related.) Who knows...the possibilities are endless.
wearing: dress by Tulle; T Strap heels by Old Navy (ummm, Old Navy? Yes, super comfy and have lasted quite some time.); Sunglasses from local small boutique; Bag- vintage
Yellow Bangle- I can't remember.
favorite designers: I may not be the best person to answer this question. I don't wear designer clothing and I have a really difficult time picking "favorites" of any kind, but here goes: 3.1 Phillip Lim for easy, live in comfortable design. Vera Wang for the effortless flow of the the pieces, the details and the layers. Marc Jacob's for the cheeky edge. If the clothes could were animate, I feel like they'd wink at me. Oh and I'd love to hug Betsy Johnson because she has panache.
I wear a lot of vintage clothing, handmade pieces from Etsy, and shop at places like Ruche, Forever 21, American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic, JCrew, and Anthropologie (if there's a sale). For me, the key is mixing quality basics with more affordable, trendy pieces. I draw my inspiration from the visual arts and street fashion mostly.
what style means to Christina: For me, style is expression. Clothing does not make a person, it's the other way around. Truly stylish people know themselves and aren't trying too hard to make a good impression. There must be some intent behind style as I don't think style goes hand in hand with carelessness, but confidence and love for one's self allows for a deeper and less shallow expression. Just because someone can put an outfit together doesn't mean they're a stylish individual just like being able to render a form doesn't make you an artist. Style is a blend of aesthetics and attitude and I'd even go so far as to compare it to wisdom. Just like the wisest individuals understand their innate stupidity, the most stylish people understand they can't take themselves too seriously because the second you think you're THERE, you've lost it.